24th January 2013

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.” 

William W Purkey

This always makes me smile. Quite to the point, really.

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3rd December 2012

“Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that by hating someone we hurt them. But hatred is a curved blade and the harm we do to others we also do to ourselves.” 

Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

This is a book I read a little while ago and I’ve meaning to quote this for sometime. I recently put this into context with my own life and just started to realise how much truth there is in this. Sometimes its easier to let things wash over you.

7th October 2012

“Once bitten, twice shy.”

English idiom

This phrase isn’t technically a quote but has always intrigued me. Although I’ve heard it said and generally knew what it meant I always felt a bit unsure of using the phrase. I was doing some research for a bit of French homework and I came across the equivalent: “chat échaudé craint l’eau froide.” It is with this that I gained some clarity into the phrase. It literally translates as ‘a scalded cat fears cold water’. Have you ever felt so hurt or afraid by something that you fear that the solution will just be more painful? Then I guess there are things you can’t bear to do again because of the amount of  upset it may bring you: once bitten, twice shy.