I like to read quotes, especially those about life that make me think. Being a writer, I also enjoy creating my own. Here are a few my originals I hope will entertain and give food for thought.
"Being born was not my choice, neither will my death. Fortunately, it is my choice how I live my life between the two."
"I found that once I overcame the fear of life, I overcame the fear of death."
Confidence is never dead, only wounded. Remember, wounds always heal."
"If life is a journey, then attitude is like a bicycle. A good one makes the ride easier, and more enjoyable."
"I was never as lonely as I was in one of my marriages. I have also lived alone and not been lonely. Loneliness is a state of mind."
"No matter how hard I try my past will never get any better. All I can do is accept it, deal with it, and move on."
"A child’s imagination is pure creativity. The problem is the creativity gets educated out of the child."
"The only approval we need is our own approval and this realization brings peace and freedom."
"By not seeking the approval of others we cannot be controlled by others."
"Life is not all peaches and cream. Sometimes it is peaches with Cool Whip, but I can live with that."
"I have found over the years, those who have made it to the top are usually the nicest people. On the way up are those who will make it, and those who will not. That is where you meet the assholes."
"Tip for any aspiring artist. Be nice to everyone, even those who can never be of help to you'"
"Show me a person with their shit together, and I will show you someone who has spent much of their life standing in it."
"The Universe is vast, but it is contained within your own mind with room to spare."
"If you have a problem just remember, before the problem, you were, after the problem, you remain. The problem is transient, you are not."
"When something seems logical it becomes a belief. It becomes the Truth when you experience it. Beliefs change, but the Truth cannot."
"There can only be one Truth, just as there can only be one God/Universe. If your truth changes it was not the Truth."
If some of these are similar to other quotes it was not my intention to copy. How many variations can the be on life? When all is said and done, the major religions are all based on the simple thought that "God is Love." And as the Beatles said, "All you need is love."
The last two quotes are important, because "The meaning of life is simply living a life with meaning." I am not some all knowing wise man, I have just lived a little longer than most who are reading this.
In doing so I have had a few more sucesses than failures, but like everyone made a lot of mistakes. I still make mistakes and I am still learning.
I believe that no one can help another person until they are beyond needing help themselves, so that definitely rules me out.
One thing I have learned is, don't spend too much time thinking or intellectualizing about these things, to do so is a hinderence more than a help. "Live in the moment because what is life but a succession of moments."