Writer’s Quote: pleasure & sorrow

Writer’s Quote: pleasure & sorrow

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I was scrolling through images on google to get a quote to share for this weeks’s Writer’s quote/poem Wednesday, when I came across the above words by Victor Hugo. I literally said out loud- This is beautiful.

I had intended to share a quote by Robert Browning as his poem is my pick of the week, but I couldn’t pass up the Victor Hugo quote; so much truth in it.

The poem I’m sharing below in turn contains so much wisdom in its few lines. It reminds me of an elderly person giving advice to a young one. It is so true when they say- we learn from adversity. I hope you enjoy the poem below.

By Robert Browning Hamilton

I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way;
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow,
And ne’er a word said she;
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When sorrow walked with me.

From experience, I am a believer that sadness and tears and sorrow help us to grow and evolve into better human beings. Do you agree?

 

 

Writer’s Quote: Enid Blyton

Writer’s Quote: Enid Blyton

 

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One of my Guilty pleasures is reading Enid Blyton’s books. I have a feeling, it doesn’t matter how old I get, I would always find pleasure in immersing myself in her fictional school life.

Her books, Malory Towers and St Clare’s which are about life in an English Girls boarding school are full of wisdom, advice and a lot of inspirational quotes like the one above. You meet so many different and realistic characters on the way- it is a journey.

There’s the sensible Sally, the hot tempered Darrel, the joker Alicia who’s best friend Betty isn’t much better either. There’s the scatterbrain Irene, the conceited Mavis, the Horse-mad Bill, the shy Mary Lou, the french carefree Claudine and a whole array of other interesting characters.

Reading these books, you learn about responsibility and what it means to be a team. You learn that being smart and top in class are all good things, but being sensible, responsible and kind hearted people are equally important. You learn, it doesn’t matter how rich your parents are or how angelic you look on the outside, as long as the inside is rotten. You learn that being spiteful gets you nowhere in life. You learn lessons that’d stay with you for the rest of time.

And that’s it for this week’s Writer’s quote Wednesday writing challenge , hosted by SilverThreading and RonovanWrites. Till next time 😄

The Truth about Truth-

The Truth about Truth-

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The truth about truth is
It can be a bitter pill to give forth,
And you won’t know just how tough it is
Till you face it at a cross road,
And in short what life has thought me
Is that lies are easy flowing,
And with one comes forth another
Till a mountain’s made from one Mole.
Till you’re standing at the bottom,
And the lies have reached a tipping point,
They come crashing in one moment,
You’re stuck struggling at the bottom.

Some may ask me how I know this
Of the burden lies keep pilling,
I say, life has taught me the hard way-
Of the weight of fallen mountains,
Of the perks of easy flowing words
Of the falling after graces;
Of the praise a sweet lie brings,
Before a lifetime of grievances;
So in truth, though truth is bitter,
And lies are easy-flowing,
I hope you know the road gets rougher,
After the easy one’s been taken.
And though truth can be a bitter pill,
The best medicines often are.

The above image is courtesy of An Auslly Fanfic| Wattpad

Writer’s Quote: Kahlil Gibran

Writer’s Quote: Kahlil Gibran

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The theme for this week’s writers quote is “Wisdom“. It was a befitting choice personally for me, cause I’m currently reading a poetic prose book which I would say is full of wisdom. The book in question is, Kahlil Gibran’s “The prophet”.

At first, I tried to binge read it and get to the end but quickly realized, this wasn’t that kinda book. The prophet, is the type of book where you read a chapter, drown in the beauty of the words and pause at the end to let the all too clear message sink in and resonate with your soul.

Kahlil Gibran talks about majority of things pertaining to our daily lives in his book. Each chapter is dedicated to a struggle- pain, joy, family, love, passion, work and a whole lot more.

The quote above is a passage from the chapter where he writes about friendship. To think that this book was released in the year 1923 and here we are, almost a century later and his words are living on and inspiring. I guess, that’s the beauty of writing. It has no expiry date, it simply lives on…


The above post is in response to Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge hosted by SilverThreading and RonovanWrites. For more information On how to participate, just click on the highlighted link above. 🙂

12 Quotes, A day

12 Quotes, A day

Four amazing bloggers have nominated me for the 3 days quotes challenge. I have done it before (HERE) but as Ahmed Saiz asked so sweetly, I decided why not do it again. Thank you all very much for the nominations and I apologize for taking so long to do this.
I’m going to have to break the rules regarding this challenge by accepting all four nominations at once. Below is each of the nominee with three quotes as requested. Criminal minds is a series where every episode begins and ends with a quote/saying, so all of the quotes I’m sharing below are from criminal minds.

Ahmad Saiz: a writer Who is passionate about writing, his about page would confirm that.

1) When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks into you.

2) It’s often said- there is no footprint too small to leave an imprint in this world.

3) The tragedy of this life is that no one is happy, whether stuck in a time of pain or Joy.

IshmaImroz: a proud muslimah who loves to express her thoughts with poetry

4) When love is in excess, it brings a man no honor nor worthiness.

5) We can easily forgive a child that is afraid of the dark, the real tragedy is when men are afraid of the light.

6) I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their character and my enemies for their intellect.

Nimmi: who blogs at feeling soulmate where she writes about relationship and it’s aftermath In the form of poetry.

7) When a woman tells a man about her feelings, she doesn’t want him to fix her, she wants him to shut up and listen.

8) A woman must not depend on the protection of a man, she must be taught to protect herself.

9) It doesn’t matter who my father was, it matters who I remember he was.

Visionarie kindness: a poet at heart whose poetry is filled with inspiring words.

10) A dark soul can kill you quicker, far quicker than a germ.

11) Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, the glory in the flower; we will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.

12) Things are not always what they seem, the first appearance deceives many, the intelligence of a few precedes what has been carefully hidden. 

The image below is one I had promised a dear blogger, Fun Simplicity I was going to create.

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Now off to go read for my environmental studies test tomorrow. P.S looking forward to knowing which of the above quotes is your favorite.

Secrets of Man

Secrets of Man

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The harmattan breeze,
Blew the oak trees wildly;
golden brown leaves,
Decorating the earth;
He stood me atop,
His fragile old man thighs;
And whispered to me-
The secrets of man.

Someday you’ll grow up,
And wander far and wide;
Meet people of towns,
With different backgrounds;
A specie you’ll find-
In almost every town:
Men who wag their tongues out-
Be wary my child.

And on you will go,
To farther distances;
Enthralled by men,
And their worldly manners;
You’ll learn of the men
Who know not enough;
Contentment of heart-
Foreign to their land

And boy you will see,
The irony of life;
The wealthy lonely,
The wretched happy;
Yearn not to be like
A certain category;
‘Stead head for the grey line-
A perfect balance.

And walk not with grim face;
And thin not your lips;
Drag not you over coat;
And stomp not your feet.
And tend to the needy,
Hold life with a pinch;
Take patience as a partner,
And you’ll be at peace.

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Writers quote- Emily Dickinson

Writers quote- Emily Dickinson

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It’s writers quote Wednesday again and this time I chose to share a quote from Emily Dickinson. I have a feeling that this isn’t the first time I’ld be submitting an Emily quote, but the wisdom behind her words really, is astonishing, I can’t resist the urge not to share it.

Emily Dickinson was a loner for the majority of her life, rarely seen  in public and hence only fewer than a dozen of her poems ever saw the light of publication during her lifetime. Upon her death, it is said that over 1800 poems were found, written by her. Emily’s poems are known for their brevity, slant rhymes and my favorite, dash-filled lines which still baffles critics as to its significance.

Back to the quote; I had so many quotes to choose from but I was more inclined to the above. I mean, this is Emily Dickinson, one of the greatest writers, saying- if your nerve denies you, defy it and go above it. You know the butterfly feeling in the pit of the stomach just before we write an exam, does it stop us from writing the exam? No. Worst case scenario, we go use the toilet and then get right back to acing the exam. That’s exactly what Emily is saying, kick those nerves to the curb, defy them and go above them.

I’m going to end this with another quote of Emily which simply says- forever is composed of Nows. If not now, then when? It’s time to defy those nerves.


And that’s my submission for Writer’s Quote Wednesday, (though I know today isn’t Wednesday). Couldn’t make it the last time, and didn’t want to miss submitting twice In a row so …. Thanks for sticking with me. :).          IMAGE CREDIT

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes

To Kill A Mockingbird Quotes

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 I began re-reading “To kill a mockingbird” by Harper Lee recently and for the few who haven’t read it yet, this book has little to do with mockingbirds. For a very long time, Louisa May Alcott’s “Little women, Good wives” was on top of my favorite books list but after reading Mockingbird, there is now a shift in the top 3 position. 

 So today, I am going to share with you some of my favorite quotes from To Kill A Mockingbird:

1) You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view- until you climb into his skin and walk around in it

2) As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men everyday of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it- whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.

3) “Cry about the simple hell people give other people- without even thinking. Cry about the hell white people give colored folks without even stopping to think that they’re people too.”

4) People generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for.

5) I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.

6) It’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn’t hurt you.

7) People in their right minds never take pride in their talent.

8) Until I feared I would lose it, I never learned to read. One does not love breathing.              

                        And my personal favorite:

“It’s not time to worry yet”–  This particular quote was repeated through out the book numerous times. And now, anytime I feel down in the dumps, I think to myself, it’s not yet time to worry. 

                     Thanks for reading and Have a Lovely day! 🙂