17th May 2012

“Stress: the confusion created when one’s mind overrides the body’s basic desire to choke the living daylights out of some jerk who desperately deserves it.”

Anon.

I came across this today whilst browsing the internet, and it got a laugh out of me. We have all been there…

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12th May 2012

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you do, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

This is one of my favourite quotes ever; it just rings true for so much stuff. If I think back to an argument I had with my sisters when I was younger, I couldn’t remember for the life of me what was said, but I remember how I felt at the time (obviously, arguments with siblings never last long.)  If I think back to a day where I felt a bit down and insecure, I remember who made me feel that way. If I think back to a day that made me feel happy, I remember the fact that I was happy because of who I was with. And naturally, people associate certain feelings and emotions with certain people – regardless of what they have said or done. For many, a mother signifies comfort; a sibling means ease; an ex can mean sadness or disdain; a grandparent signifies learning through wisdom; a partner can mean joy and a friend can be relief, or reassurance . When someone makes you feel the worst or the best you have ever felt, I don’t think that is something that is ever forgotten.


10th April 2012

“Through humour, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.”

Bill Cosby

Because, let’s face it, sometimes life can be utterly shit. But mostly, people get through whatever it is eventually, with the help of some smiles and laughter.

8th April 2012

“Before we can find the answer – before we probably even know the question – we must be immersed in disappointment, convinced that a solution is beyond our reach. It’s often only at this point, after we’ve stopped searching for the answer, that the answer arrives. All of a sudden, the answer to the problem that seemed so daunting becomes incredibly obvious.”

Jonah Lehrer, Imagine: How Creativity Works

This quote is taken from an article I read today in The Guardian which was very interesting in the way it spoke about how and from where our ideas, creativity and solutions to our problems stem – from the perspective of neuroscience. Often you find yourself so incredibly frustrated with a problem or situation that seems unsolvable, and I have found that it is only once you have forgotten about the issue that an answer becomes clear (a bit like trying to work out where you put something that you can’t find!)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/apr/06/neuroscience-bob-dylan-genius-creativity

30th March 2012

This morning I have come across a genuinely hilarious (not sure if hilarious in a good way, but still..) website called Heartless Bitches International, which seems to basically be some women who have created a group where they just take the mick out of all things annoying and doing what women do best – having a bitch and letting themselves get angry. One quote I found very interesting was this:

“A ‘No’ uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.”

Mahatma Gandhi

but don’t be fooled. Amongst the philosophy and motivation are some absolute gems of cutting wit:

“If brevity is the soul of wit, your penis must be a riot.”

Donna Gephart, The Wicked Little Book of Quotes

“I’m single; there are lots of single women in the world that have yet to spontaneously combust due to lack of the presence of a penis.” 

Danielle, HBI Member

and

“Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.”

Erica Jong.

(Mainly directed to women) If you’re in a similar sort of mood to what these quotes convey, visit the website.

Like I said, it is hilarious. http://www.heartless-bitches.com