A Universe Trapped in a Labyrinth

This is my boring and interesting and teenager life spanning from age 15 to 18 (May 2015-August 2018)
Within you'll find many re-inventions of myself, boy trouble, school trouble and life trouble. (Plus interesting bits I thought I would include as well).
Do you dare to enter the maze?


19. Quotations


Date: Saturday 30th May 2015 18:46

Entry: 20/?

Subject: Quotations


I love quotations, they are a motivation for when I’m bored, procrastinating or down. So today, I will be sharing with you a handful of my favourites.

“We don’t need a list of right and wrongs; tables of do’s and don’ts; we need books, time and silence. ‘Thou shalt not’ is soon forgotten but ‘once upon a time’ lasts forever.” - Philip Pullman.

I think that this quotation shows that books are the true representation, definition and image of human culture. Civilisation, media, government, society, pride, knowledge and other human concepts stem from the fabric of the pages of a good book. Our morality, friendship and sense to tolerate and love one another comes from the wise teachings of timeless fables, parables, allegories and stories which teach us what it is to be human. Books are the fabric of society and the documentation of all the achievements, discoveries, wars, ups, downs and events that the human race has found, discovered, encountered or endured in all of its being. Books are both records and moral code, and they contain human culture as we know it today, as we knew it yesterday, and as we hope it will be tomorrow.


“Everything you can imagine is real.” - Pablo Picasso

I personally love this quotation because it instills confidence and power into ourselves. Pablo Picasso is basically saying that there are no limits to the imagination and all your, goals, wants and needs are doable if only you let them be. However, Picasso could also connotatively mean that all the negative thoughts that we imagine during times of panic and distress could be real, which puts into perception the human mind and how it can be a benefit and an impediment to itself.


“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” - Dumbledore, Harry Potter series, JK Rowling.

It is probably biased of me to include this quotation since the Harry Potter series is one of my favourite pieces of literature, but I also like the meaning; happiness can always be found. There are moments in life where you think that it is lost forever or for a long time yet this quotation means that it is ourselves and our might that can find it again. All we have to do is ‘turn on the light’ which could mean allowing ourselves to think that it is no longer lost in the darkness but just something that we can’t see but will when there is light.


“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear” - The Hunger Games, Susanne Collins


This is one of my favourite quotations because it means that fear is always beatable. Hope is an emotion that is so strong that it can win against the battle with fear, which can make us frozen and weak at times. It teaches us that we only have to have faith and hope to make us strong and confident. This is crucial in Susanne Collins’ series ‘The Hunger Games’ as children deal with the worst happens in the name of defiance against corruption and survival. It make me think that hope is the instrument that can beat absolutely any obstacle in our lives, which is a positive message and a lesson to live by.



“No great wisdom can be reached without sacrifice.” - C.S Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew

C.S Lewis is an author in which I read as a child and still remain to love his literature. This quotation teaches us that sacrifice is vital in our progress to reach wisdom; the quality of having experience, knowledge and good judgement. In turn the quotation means that knowledge and things of the like will not be met unless we take sacrifices. Basically sacrifices are a motif in a lives that has to happen. This puts in perception our lives as a whole; nothing is ever easy but it is right. Our sacrifices, although they may be bad, are for our personal greater good.


“It is with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery


“Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.” - Terry Pratchett, Small Gods.


“Worry is like a rocking chair, it will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.” - Vance Havner


“Aim for the moon. If you miss you might hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

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