As a writer, you are always looking for the right words that make a sentence just a tiny bit more interesting then if you were to just say it bluntly. In a way, you could say we sugar coat all the sentences. Well, guess what? I want that sugar rush 24/7.
Quotes can be used to define a character, to state a fact or just to express yourself in a creative way.
I'll show you some examples below ▼▼▼▼
Quotes to define a character
“When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
A typical thing to say for Sherlock Holmes. Because his persona thrives when discovering mysteries and solving cases this quote really embodies his character.
“A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.”
~Leonardo da Vinci
Since Leonardo da Vince was a great artist/painter and really had a special bond with his paintings it makes sense that this quote was his. It also shows his view on human mortality. Aging leads to the end of a human life, where art lives on eternally.
''Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort''
~Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Achieving this man sure did. He is the only president who was chosen 4 times in a row. Which, after 1945 wasn't possible anymore due to the new law that a president could only be re-chosen once. This quote suits him really well because in everything Roosevelt did he went all the way.
Happiness is a state of being, but it is not that black and white. Because people seem to think you don't need to put in the work to stay in this state of mind. Situations change and you need to change with them (in your own way) otherwise pieces start missing in your jig-saw and you'll see, that your state of happiness will quickly fade away.
Quotes to state a fact
“Don't get too deep, it leads to overthinking, and over thinking leads to problems that don't even exist in the first place.”
It is no surprise children can solve some questions adults can't. Growing up we take in so many impressions, situations that have experienced all this, we see the world in a completely different light.
Children haven't been exposed to all the bullshit and nonsense that we learn/pick up during our younger years. They can pop through the bubble very easily and just see the question as it is an answer it simply.
“False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for everyone takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness; and when this is done, one path towards error is closed and the road to truth is often at the same time opened.”
“The problem is that we treat our own beliefs as facts.”
Religion, stories, political beliefs (what we ought is right). Everything goes back to the same roots. We have just manufactured a web of alternative realities (like only humans can) and let the roots go deeper into the ground instead of letting the flower blossom.
Quotes to express yourself in a creative way
''Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.''
This quote makes me think of my elementary school time. I was/still am a very slow learner. I needed to repeat something a million of times to get it stuck in my head. Once I did get it I'd never let it go, I truly understood.
Our society has created this box of ''standards'' a general line they say which you have to meet to go through to the next level. Over time we have discovered that every individual has his/her own very way of learning things. Definitely not as black and white as the box that was sketched for us in elementary school and later in high school and college.
That's why I felt really insecure in elementary school. I had issues to mold myself in the shape the society wanted to push me in. This is also why this later in my life pushed me to discover what I wanted to be for myself and not what society wanted me to be. To create my own raw experiences, failures, and discoveries. I know now that I am more a practical learner. If I see the visual way of how things are supposed to get done I adopt it much easier then learning it from a textbook.
So I dare you. Step outside of that box that society has sketched for us and have the courage to color outside of the lines. Cause once you do that, you'll get to see who you truly are and what you really want.
''We make up horrors to help us deal with the real ones.''
I get it. It's easier than facing the actual monster under your bed that's hiding in the dark. But, once you face your fears and take a look, you'll see that it isn't as scary as you once participated. You'll feel much more relieved and find it easier to face issues in the future because you have dealt with a similar thing in the past.
''Conflict is like a storm, we are trying to keep it at bay and return safely to the harbor''
~The left handed writer
Conflict is only a side effect of a situation that wasn't balanced in the first place. Yes there will be some arguments, but this is all necessary to move forward or to come to the realization that it wasn't the right thing after all
Today I tried to mix things around. I had no clue of what I wanted to write about, yet I still wanted to make a post today. I wrote the article of the book review which was good, but I didn't feel satisfied yet. I needed a challenge for myself. So, what I did. I set an alarm for an hour and just started to write. Goal: finish a complete post in one hour, regardless of the subject.
Surely it gave me a headache and stress, but boy oh boy does it feel good when you cross the finish line in time.
Would you guys like to see a vlog of this experiment?
--Write an article in one hour--
if you do, then respond to the poll on my Instagram @the_left_handed_writer
and next week I'll make a vlog about my attempt to create a new article in one hour!
Ok, last one
“Sometimes the only choice is the lesser of two evils.”
This kinda refers back to The art of not giving a *. You are just peeling off the layers of the problem. Eventually, the problem means so little to you that you just don't give a * anymore.
Check out my book review of The art of not giving a *. A must read!
Have a good weekend y'all
The left handed writer
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