Category Archives: Quotes

A Funny Story and a Quote

Today I became friends with my ex-boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend (the girl he dated after me). It felt good, not just because I knew it would annoy him and after everything he put me through at the end and after I felt he deserved to be annoyed, but also because she seems like a really great person. We have mutual friends who felt uncomfortable putting us in the same room together, and now we can all hang out. I have to say that I’m ecstatic about being able to enjoy their company in a more comfortable social setting considering they really are good people.

If for no other reason, today was a good day. There’s a quote from a movie I love called to Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, and John Leguizamo are DRAG QUEENS, and Robin Williams makes an appearance as well as RuPaul, and Christ Penn, and Stockard Channing… the list goes on. Basically it’s a great fucking movie y’all) and it goes like this

“Oh, get with the program mijas, no one is so rich as to throw away a friend!”

And I’m grateful to have a friend, especially one who I can bitch about my ex with. You know?

(just go to tumblr and search To Wong Foo. There are so many gifs, my heart is just so happy.)

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So, I decided to quote a song this week as this week’s Quote of the Week (lol).
The song I chose is called These are the Days of our Lives by Queen. Here;s the song for your enjoyment!

I went through a huge Queen phase when I was younger. I absolutely love this band, and I would love to do a cover of one of their songs, but I’ve found that you definitely need more than one instrument to really do it justice. Oh well, one day perhaps. For now, enjoy this song.

Sometimes it seems like lately – I just don’t know
Better sit back and go with the flow.

Quote of the Week (3)

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So sometimes my quotes will be Spoken Word poems because I DO WHAT I WANT.

This is a beautiful piece. Watch it. Enjoy it.

“You are the constellation, the light that guides me home.”

Quote of the Week (2)

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Quote of the Week (Dec. 16th)

It took me a while to decide on what quote to use this week, but I finally decided on this one. This is a comic version done by the wonderful Gavin of ZenPencils! Check it out, it’s one of the most amazing things on the internet. This quote itself it one of the greatest I’ve ever heard. Sometimes, when I’m feeling really down and uninspired, I watch Neil Gaiman‘s graduation address to the University of the Arts graduating class. It usually makes me cry. Enjoy this, and watch the video if you get a chance!

Make good art.

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There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
-Nelson Mandela

I wrote a post on Mr. Mandela last week in honor of his death, and to honor him further (in my own small way) this week’s quote is from him. This quote itself it beautiful, and reminds me of my own life. I find that going back to old places where I spent so much time sometimes shows me things for how they really were. For example, when I visit my elementary school and notice that it’s small, or my grandparents house and notice how it smells.

Life is a slalom, I think. And you never know exactly how the course alters or how you have to alter to complete the course.

Quote of the Week (Dec. 9th)

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A classic, in my books.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
-Eleanor Rosevelt

You know it, Ellie. This quote really does stand out to me, especially at this time in my life.

Quote of the Week (Dec. 2nd)

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“Blessed are those who find wisdom,
Who gain understanding.
For she is more profitable than silver,
And yields better returns than gold.”
Proverbs 3.13-14

Classic from Proverbs. If you know anyone who wants to be a teacher (me) or already is a teacher, then this quote is one for them. This is a great quote for any seeker of knowledge! I’m probably going to make this one of my tattoos.

Quote of the Week (Nov. 25th)

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“For each of us comes a time when we must be more than what we are.”
Lloyd AlexanderThe Castle of Llyr

This quote is from the book, The Castle of Llyr and said by Dallben, the kindly old wizard (as is implied by the books) who the main protagonist of the series (the Chronicles of Prydain) lives with. This is one of my favourite quotes ever, and I’m going to get it tattooed on me sometime soon.

Taran and the Princess Eilonwy in the 1984 Disney Feature, The Black Cauldron

This quote, to me, means that we have to overcome whatever we face. This quote is spoken to Taran, the main protagonist, who is an Assistant Pig-Keeper. When Dallben says this to Taran in the book, he is reminding Taran that even though he is but an Assistant Pig-Keeper, he has the ability to be more than that. Dallben is also saying that just because one is labelled as one thing, that should not limit the abilities one has. Taran has so much potential, and Dallben sees that, but Taran doesn’t.

If I’m not wrong, this quote is said near the middle of the book, or near the end. I could be completely wrong. But what I’m getting at is that in the next book, Taran Wanderer, Taran goes off in search for his father, or his family, but mostly himself. He encounters some difficult situations, and thinks he has found his father at one point, but his dreams are dashed. He learns a valuable lesson at that point- that just because he is fatherless, does not mean he is witless or anything less than anyone else.

Taran, I think, is my favourite literary character. I’ve read a lot of books, and he is still my favourite. I think there’s something intensely noble, loyal, childish and mature about him. Maybe I see a lot of myself in Taran- in the way he starts off the series being so sure, bordering on foolhardy, and how at the end, he becomes a great leader, willing to listen and learn from others. I just hope my story ends off as well as his does.

Here’s a picture from the internet of the poster I bought this summer; it was one of the official ones given to a Toronto movie theatre to post when the movie was in theatres!

The Black Cauldron

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I was in a Wendy’s with my dad today, and we were ordering food.

Dad: “You gonna get a classic combo?”
Me: “Yeah, sure. but I think instead of fries, I’ll get a baked potato.”
D: “Interesting.”

Then daddy said a wonderful thing to me. He said,

“I should probably get a salad, but I don’t want to live forever.”

My father, everyone. I’m quite proud of that. I promptly agreed with him, and slathered sour cream on my potato when I went to eat it. This doesn’t mean one should live a life of gluttony, in this case, or subscribe to the statement “You Only Live Once”, but it means that you should do what you enjoy, while still being happy. I suppose that if you are happy eating and eating and sleeping and sleeping and partying until you puke, you’re really ahead of the pack- at least you are happy.

I respect you, people who enjoy themselves and live on a whim. I wish that I could live my life that easily. I, unfortunately, make life way more complicated than it is and I probably always will. I do hope to be happy one day, but the near future for me spells disaster.
C’est la vie.

My feelings right now remind me of the story The Good Brahmin. The story, by Voltaire, looks at the pursuit of happiness.
Would you give up everything you know, if it meant you could be happy?

I wouldn’t. I can’t. It would go against everything I believe in. I love learning, I love knowing, I love being able to speak to people about interesting things. But on the other hand, to be able to just live and be free of all the confines that society puts on you and that knowledge puts on you… wouldn’t that be grand? Wouldn’t it be perfect?


This post used to be a page; but now it’s a post. 

Wendy’s Revelations

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