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Post by Meltem » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:04 am





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“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum."



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Post by Erkan » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:28 am

"A force d'être trop bon on devient un idiot" -Gullie-

"Il vaut mieux rester seul que mal accompagné" -Gullie-

Gullie, we can't understand every language we see, unlike you.


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Post by Meltem » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:31 am



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Post by Mukadexxx » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:36 am

"Olur" by kerim ilgaz


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Post by Meltem » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:42 am

"Olur" by kerim ilgaz

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Post by Camden » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:11 am

Oh what a wonderful thread!

I love this one, as it gets me all patriotic, and my family are massive Kemal Ataturk fans.

"Ne Mutlu Türküm Diyene"- Kemal Ataturk.

I also love this from Lord Byron: Manfred

"We are the fools of Time and Terror: Days

Steal on us, and steal from us; yet we live,

Loathing our life, and dreading still to die."

There just the two that come to mind...they're written on my day planner..


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Post by Meltem » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:57 pm



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Post by Meltem » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:07 am

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

1. Give up your need to always be right. There are so many of us who can’t stand the idea of being wrong – wanting to always be right – even at the risk of ending great relationships or causing a great deal of stress and pain, for us and for others. It’s just not worth it. Whenever you feel the ‘urgent’ need to jump into a fight over who is right and who is wrong, ask yourself this question:

“Would I rather be right, or would I rather be kind?”Wayne Dyer. What difference will that make? Is your ego really that big?

2. Give up your need for control. Be willing to give up your need to always control everything that happens to you and around you – situations, events, people, etc. Whether they are loved ones, coworkers, or just strangers you meet on the street – just allow them to be. Allow everything and everyone to be just as they are and you will see how much better will that make you feel.

“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond winning.”Lao Tzu

3. Give up on blame. Give up on your need to blame others for what you have or don’t have, for what you feel or don’t feel. Stop giving your powers away and start taking responsibility for your life.

4. Give up your self-defeating self-talk. Oh my. How many people are hurting themselves because of their negative, polluted and repetitive self-defeating mindset? Don’t believe everything that your mind is telling you – especially if it’s negative and self-defeating. You are better than that.

“The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive.” Eckhart Tolle

5. Give up your limiting beliefs about what you can or cannot do, about what is possible or impossible. From now on, you are no longer going to allow your limiting beliefs to keep you stuck in the wrong place. Spread your wings and fly!

“A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind”Elly Roselle

6. Give up complaining. Give up your constant need to complain about those many, many, maaany things – people, situations, events that make you unhappy, sad and depressed. Nobody can make you unhappy, no situation can make you sad or miserable unless you allow it to. It’s not the situation that triggers those feelings in you, but how you choose to look at it. Never underestimate the power of positive thinking.

7. Give up the luxury of criticism. Give up your need to criticize things, events or people that are different than you. We are all different, yet we are all the same. We all want to be happy, we all want to love and be loved and we all want to be understood. We all want something, and something is wished by us all.

8. Give up your need to impress others. Stop trying so hard to be something that you’re not just to make others like you. It doesn’t work this way. The moment you stop trying so hard to be something that you’re not, the moment you take of all your masks, the moment you accept and embrace the real you, you will find people will be drawn to you, effortlessly.

9. Give up your resistance to change. Change is good. Change will help you move from A to B. Change will help you make improvements in your life and also the lives of those around you. Follow your bliss, embrace change – don’t resist it.

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls” Joseph Campbell

10. Give up labels. Stop labeling those things, people or events that you don’t understand as being weird or different and try opening your mind, little by little. Minds only work when open. “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.” Wayne Dyer

11. Give up on your fears. Fear is just an illusion, it doesn’t exist – you created it. It’s all in your mind. Correct the inside and the outside will fall into place.

“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

12. Give up your excuses. Send them packing and tell them they’re fired. You no longer need them. A lot of times we limit ourselves because of the many excuses we use. Instead of growing and working on improving ourselves and our lives, we get stuck, lying to ourselves, using all kind of excuses – excuses that 99.9% of the time are not even real.

13. Give up the past. I know, I know. It’s hard. Especially when the past looks so much better than the present and the future looks so frightening, but you have to take into consideration the fact that the present moment is all you have and all you will ever have. The past you are now longing for – the past that you are now dreaming about – was ignored by you when it was present. Stop deluding yourself. Be present in everything you do and enjoy life. After all life is a journey not a destination. Have a clear vision for the future, prepare yourself, but always be present in the now.

14. Give up attachment. This is a concept that, for most of us is so hard to grasp and I have to tell you that it was for me too, (it still is) but it’s not something impossible. You get better and better at with time and practice. The moment you detach yourself from all things, (and that doesn’t mean you give up your love for them – because love and attachment have nothing to do with one another, attachment comes from a place of fear, while love… well, real love is pure, kind, and self less, where there is love there can’t be fear, and because of that, attachment and love cannot coexist) you become so peaceful, so tolerant, so kind, and so serene. You will get to a place where you will be able to understand all things without even trying. A state beyond words.

15. Give up living your life to other people’s expectations. Way too many people are living a life that is not theirs to live. They live their lives according to what others think is best for them, they live their lives according to what their parents think is best for them, to what their friends, their enemies and their teachers, their government and the media think is best for them. They ignore their inner voice, that inner calling. They are so busy with pleasing everybody, with living up to other people’s expectations, that they lose control over their lives. They forget what makes them happy, what they want, what they need….and eventually they forget about themselves. You have one life – this one right now – you must live it, own it, and especially don’t let other people’s opinions distract you from your path



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Post by Nisan » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:18 am

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. - Washington Irving

‎"There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day." -Friedrich Nietzsche

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." -Rumi


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Post by Angel » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:31 am

“The truth is that I’ve spent all my life with my binoculars trained on the Maybe Islands, a pristine place of fantasy that is really no better than the razor-rocks of misery. Maybe if I had stayed on the farm… maybe if I hadn’t gone with Spike… maybe if I could have lived more peaceably… maybe if I’d met the right person years ago, maybe if I hadn’t done this, or that or, its cousin, the other. Maybe, baby, the promised land was there and I missed it. Look at it glittering in the light. But the truth is I am inventing the maybe. I can only make the choices I make, so why torture myself with what I might have done, when all I can handle is what I have done. The Maybe Islands are hostile to human life.” — The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson


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Post by Karadayı » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:54 am

I sometimes make a trip to Maybe Islands,but I don't know how to stop it.


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Post by Angel » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:55 pm

A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other...Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever


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Post by Angel » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:55 pm

“I do not trust people who don't love themselves and yet tell me, 'I love you.' There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.”

― Maya Angelou


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Post by Angel » Fri May 10, 2013 5:59 am

“What doesn't hurt - is not life; what doesn't pass - is not happiness.”

“Between the fear that something would happen and the hope that still it wouldn't, there is much more space than one thinks. On that narrow, hard, bare and dark space a lot of us spend their lives.”

“Of everything that man erects and builds in his urge for living nothing is in my eyes better and more valuable than bridges. They are more important than houses, more sacred than shrines. Belonging to everyone and being equal to everyone, useful, always built with a sense, on the spot where most human needs are crossing, they are more durable than other buildings and they do not serve for anything secret or bad.”

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Post by Angel » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:15 am

“In my despair I rememberthat there is life after death;there is life after deathand I have no problem.But I ask:Oh my God,is there life before death?” ― Mourid Barghouti

 

 

“The fish,Even in the fisherman's net,Still carries,The smell of the sea.” ― Mourid Barghouti


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Post by John Fante » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:53 am

"The past is always tense, the future perfect."  ---Zadie Smith


A cop won’t pick you up for vagrancy in Los Angeles if you wear a fancy polo shirt and a pair of sunglasses. But if there is dust on your shoes and that sweater you wear is thick like the sweaters they wear in the snow countries, he’ll grab you. So get yourself a polo shirt boys, and a pair of sunglasses, and white shoes, if you can.



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Post by John Fante » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:58 am

"I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul." — Pablo Neruda (100 Love Sonnets)


A cop won’t pick you up for vagrancy in Los Angeles if you wear a fancy polo shirt and a pair of sunglasses. But if there is dust on your shoes and that sweater you wear is thick like the sweaters they wear in the snow countries, he’ll grab you. So get yourself a polo shirt boys, and a pair of sunglasses, and white shoes, if you can.



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Post by Veronique » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:47 pm

On 2/2/2014 at 9:58 AM, John Fante said:

"I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul." — Pablo Neruda (100 Love Sonnets)

I love Neruda and the endless space between the shadows and his soul 




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Post by Veronique » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:21 pm

“Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.”—Charlie Chaplin




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Post by Veronique » Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:00 am

 

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Post by piacevole » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:15 am

What a lovely thread this is! I love reading new quotes and save them for later. These are some of my favorite ones (the authors are unknown):"No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart ." "God is the best listener, you don't need to shout, nor cry out loud. Because he hears even the very silent prayer of a sincere heart." "Good friends are like stars, you don't always see them, but you know they're always there." Hope to see this thread alive again

 


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