Writer’s Quote: Hugh Laurie

Writer’s Quote: Hugh Laurie


Yesterday, I posted a poem about “truth being a bitter pill to swallow” which was inspired by an event that occurred with my sister. I rarely share the inspiration behind my posts, but this time, I want to make an exception.

My sister and I were conversing and she pointed out a certain flaw I struggle with; of course being me, I got defensive. It wasn’t until later on that I realized what she was trying to say. She wasn’t condemning me, merely stating a fact.
Now, this certain flaw is something once I became aware of, I try my best and go out of my way to overcome it.

I am not where I want to be in regards to it, but those who matter in my life know, I have come a long way from where I was. They know I try and If I was a zero few years back, I am a 6 now. Which even though is not a 10, it’s certainly better than being stuck at that zero.

We all have things we struggle with and traits we’d like to change, but the truth is- knowing our flaws and overcoming them are two different things. It’s not enough to say “okay I know that”, we’ve got to try to change it. Now I realize, there is no need to get hot headed over certain things. Change is a gradual process which doesn’t happen overnight. The fact that we are trying makes all the difference and those who matter in our lives know it.

This reminds me of a quote by Actor Hugh Laurie whom a lot you may know was the Genius sarcastic Doctor we can’t help but love- Dr Gregory House. He said,

-Time changes everything. That’s what people say, it’s not true. Doing things changes things. Not doing things leaves things exactly as they are.

Just thought I’d share an event which inspired me this week for Writer’s Quote Wednesday.

27 thoughts on “Writer’s Quote: Hugh Laurie

  1. What a beautiful quote to go along with your commentary. Good for you! We ALL have those things we know we need to change about ourselves. How brave you are to actually tackle it and do it! Well done! ❀

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  2. Thank you for some insight into the poem in your life. I am with you sometimes it’s hard not to be sensitive about criticism, even if someone is only stating a fact. We all struggle with flaws, I think we learn and get better with time as you have but some of our flaws are just us and make us who we are. They also make us human too.

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    1. True! There are somethings that try as I can to change, I can’t. I guess somethings are just part of us. And this reminds me, we can’t all be perfect. I doubt anyone is. thank you Mandi.

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  3. True that!
    I try similarly to change myself and small but consistent efforts go a long way in that. Here’s a quote I was inspired by recently “Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible”

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  4. Oh Ameena, so glad I found this! I told myself I have to get caught up on Ameena’s posts!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing a personal tale and I love how you state that being a 6 may not be a 10, but its better than a 0! Great perspective and I believe you will make it to that 10 in time! ❀ ❀

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  5. I had to laugh tho, for your story behind the story took my by surprise. Remember all the times I asked you if a poem had a story behind it, and with this one I didn’t even think about that and here it did have a story to it πŸ™‚ LOL!

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