Writer’s Quote: Meredith Gray

Writer’s Quote: Meredith Gray

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Humans have a tendency to want to give up when the doors are closing and it seems like the roof is caving in. This tendency culminates into some people actually giving up and the others deciding to try just once more. Not everyone who tries again is going to achieve their desired goal. The difference between those who tried yet again and those who didn’t is, for the latter, it’s always going to be at the back of their mind like a nightmare which refuses to back away, the question- what would life had been like if they had given it one more shot. And the answer is, they’d never know.

Rejection is bad, but regrets, they can eat at the soul. This doesn’t mean that I’ve never ran through the slit opening of a door when I realized it was closing; trust me, I have had my fair share of running, giving up and regretting. But, I’m working at making that attitude a thing of the past. Will it be easy? Absolutely not, but I have a feeling I’d go to bed feeling much better knowing I gave it one more shot.

Here’s to writing meaningless sentences till we finally get the inspiration to write the meaningful ones. Here to rhyming words like “the cat sat on a hat” until the rhymes take a world of their own. Here’s to giving our best shots in hopeless situations.

P.S, what are your favorite gray’s anatomy quotes?

This post in response to Writer’s quote Wednesday by hosted by Silver Threading.

Writer’s Quote: Neil Gaiman

Writer’s Quote: Neil Gaiman

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I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes; because if you make mistakes, then you’re making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art or love or work or family or life. Whatever it is you are scared of doing, do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever
                   -Neil Gaiman

I was saving the above quote to share during the upcoming New year, but then, I thought, new year is a relative term. For some of us, a new year is far more represented by our “birthdays” rather than the first of January, some follow the Chinese calendar and some, the Islamic one. Today is as good a day to make a resolution as another day and the great part is, whatever resolutions we make beats the odd of not falling into the cliché uncompleted resolutions.

In life, we are advised to always think before we act and as good an advice as it is, we tend to take it a little more and spend all of our time thinking, rather than doing acting. And these seconds, minutes pass, the clock keeps ticking, while we, keep thinking. At the same time, we make resolutions like, “I’d start at Christmas” and then Christmas turns to new year, which turns to Eid and before we know it, the cycles gone round and we arrive at another Christmas with the same untouched goals we had a year back.

Today is the 30th, one more day and a new month begins. Here’s to making beautiful, amazing and glorious mistakes; to writing our worries and ignoring our fears; to completing our projects and changing ourselves; here’s to living and loving and writing away…

This post is in response to the weekly event Writer’s Quote Wednesday

Writer’s Quote: Dr. Seuss (2)

Writer’s Quote: Dr. Seuss (2)

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We are all motivated and inspired via different means; introverts are moved by things involving “deep philosophical thoughts”, extroverts would rather “action”, writers’ range from nature to heartbreak; but yet, sometimes intensity isn’t what gets us going. The cords that can’t be stroked by intensity could be hit through humor and rhyme- hence the quote.

You have brains in your head
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself any-
Direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
And you’re the one who will
Decide where to go.

We’ve got the brains, we’ve got the feet, we’ve got the mind and the ability to choose; it would seem that the world is our oyster but still, something keeps holding us back. It’s not the same for everyone. The cuffs restraining me are different from the ropes holding you, but if there is one thing we have in common, it’s this- we have the power in us, the ability to unlock the chain, untie the ropes, choose our destination and achieve our goals.

If we are going to be honest with ourselves, we can identify those ropes. It’s all a matter of cutting them loose. It doesn’t have to come all off at once. Just as we write one alphabet, one word, one sentence at a time, so also, slowly but surely we can get those ropes out, one knot at a time.

May we have the courage to figure out those destinations, place our feet in our shoes, ignite our minds and steer towards the direction we’ve always wanted to go.


And This is my submission to Writer’s Quote Wednesday hosted by Silver Threading. Don’t forget to pop by at the link I included to say hello to her and maybe, just maybe, get motivated to submit your quote for this event. The more the merrier 🙂