Friday, May 18, 2012
Quotes of the Week
You never know from whence random inspiration will come...
"And remember that a no is free. Ask for what you like, and get used to being turned down. Rejection is hard, but to get acceptance you have to put up with a lot of rejection. If you really like something, don’t ever think, Can I do this? If you think Can I? you won’t. You have to say, 'I’m gonna do this, and nobody’s gonna stop me!' But you have to believe that, you can’t just say it. It might take really a long time, because people never say you’re good at first. Or if they do, you’re a flash in the pan and it’s over."
— John Waters, via Stephanie Perkins' blog
"When I was going through a bit of heartbreak a little while ago, I said to a friend, 'Wow, this really hurts!' And he said to me, 'That just shows you what your capacity for loving is.' After that, the heartbreak felt different to me, because then it became about abundance, not deficit. I would rather have my heart broken a thousand times than never to love at all. I have so much love to give - I'm not empty of love, I'm full of love."
- Cameron Diaz in InStyle, May 2012
"We just thought, if you’re Ted Mosby and you’re getting into your mid-30s, and you feel like you’re not meeting the right people, you would absolutely convince yourself that you already know who you’re supposed to marry. We’ve seen him do that with Robin and once it’s not Robin, hell, it must have been Victoria. Victoria is the one I screwed up, and I should go back there and that’s the one. I have to make it work. Ted the planner — Ted the overthinker — would definitely think that. It’s so true to his character. We’re going to see him convince himself that he must have already met her, and he’s got to go backwards to get her. But it turns out, that’s not right. Ted still has to move forward to meet the mother. He’s going to learn that and then we’re going to see him do it."
- Craig Thomas, co-creator of How I Met Your Mother, about the season finale, on EW.com.
"Finding strength in the Lord your God is no guarantee your hope will be fulfilled. But it is strength for one more step than you think is possible."
- Gary Morland, Scary Hope: Courage and a Kick To Hug Hope, Face Fear, and Get Going (trust me - you need to read this book!)