Right now, with the world being such an uncertain place, I thought I’d share with you some quotes that I absolutely love. All these quotes mean a lot to me and have helped me out in ways I can’t express. Some of them have come from films and others are things people have said that have stuck with me. I will try my hardest to find the original person to say the quote where possible but if I can’t, I’ll write where I heard it or found it.
Harry Potter Quotes
I love Harry Potter so much, that there are quite a few quotes from either the books or films that I embrace as much as I can.
Wit beyond measure is mans greatest treasure. – Luna Lovegood; Okay, so this quote is part of the reason my daughter is called Luna… Maybe that’s a lie, she’s called Luna because I love the character and what she stands for. In a world that tries to make us all ‘normal’, she embraces her quirkiness and stands out in a crowd. And if Luna can have even a small part of that, then I know no one will be able to tell her who to be. The quote itself is said by Rowena Ravenclaw and are the words for her house, but you hear them from Luna. This quote is about knowing your mind, because your intelligence is greatly valued in the world. Our brains are the greatest thing we have in our lives, they control our thinking and our actions. Without them, we would be robots who do what we are told. I refuse to let my brain down. So much goes on up there that I always try to get things written down and follow inspiration wherever it takes me.
Happiness can be found in the darkest of places if one only remembers to turn on the light. – Albus Dumbledore; Now this is a quote that I wanted on my wall around my light switch for a few reasons. I’m scared of the dark, not only the physical darkness but also the darkness that seems to control my mind, and this quote was my reminder that I can happiness, if I remember where to look. For example, Luna is a light switch. Every time I see her, I can’t help but remember that she is the brightest star in my night and will always keep me alive even when I feel at my weakest. We are in control of our happiness, so when we feel like we can’t go on, we just need to remember the things that brightened up our days beforehand.
The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are. – Sirius Black; In a world that seems obsessed with documenting murders and rapists on every social outlet, its not all the world is. Not every person on this planet is bad, its just some of them made poor choices. We all can be either a good or bad person. We all have the power to be the nicest person we are capable of or be the meanest prick out there and that all comes from the choices we make. Sometimes we make bad choices, but that doesn’t make us bad people. If we continue to make bad choices and only bad choices, then we have chosen a path of darkness.
I tried to limit the number of quotes I used from Harry Potter because I could be here for days. Here are some other quotes that I absolutely love.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realise how little we understand about life, ourselves and the world around us. – Socrates; I love this quote because it keeps me grounded. Life is full of unanswered questions and things that we just don’t understand. We aren’t meant to know all the answers, we are just meant to learn about our journeys and the things that impact it. Every day we are learning more about the people we are and the people we want to be, that’s why we change so much over the years. That doesn’t mean we should stop learning.
She feels more than you. You have to understand that about her. She feels the edge and the details of things and when she gets close to someone, she feels their happiness and pain. – JM Storm; This is just one of the quotes about Borderline Personality Disorder that I absolutely love. It explains a fraction of what is like to live in my brain. Our emotions are on a grander range than the average person. We feel so much more and sometimes it’s without reason. Our brains can be a scary place, but a little understanding can go a long way.
I couldn’t trust my own emotions. Which emotional reactions were justified, if any, and which ones were tainted by the mental illness of BPD? I found myself guarding and limiting my reactions, chastising myself for possible distortions and motivations. – Rachel Reiland; So, this is another quote about BPD, and again explains a little bit more. When it comes to most situations, I have a hard job trying to work out if I’m just overreacting or if my reaction is justified. Sometimes I feel like my feelings are a complete rationalisation of how I’m feeling but then others I feel like I can’t control it even though sometimes I really wish I could.
All you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust. – Peter Pan; I absolutely love Peter Pan; it’s my favourite collection of stories and it was inevitable that I was going to use this one. I think in a world that has endless possibilities, why is it so hard to believe in fairies? Magic comes in many forms and this quote takes me back to my childhood where things were simpler, but imagination was on a bigger stage. It’s about having faith in something that seems impossible and trusting that it will happen and of course pixie dust and good thoughts if you want to fly.
Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. – Bruce Lee; It’s no secret that I have had many things happen in my life, that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemies but that has made me a stronger person. There were days that I thought I would never get through, and yet here I am surviving and pushing forward, even when times are difficult. I would never want an easy life because I wouldn’t have learnt the things that I have, but I have certainly found the inner strength to get through those tough moments.
Strength doesn’t come from what you can’t do. It comes from overcoming things you once thought you couldn’t. – Rikki Rogers; There are many things in this life that we thought were impossible. There are many times in my life, that I thought I couldn’t do something. I mean I never thought id be a mother, there were days where I thought I would just want to give up, yet every time that I haven’t given up, I’ve found the strength to continue even though deep down, I didn’t think I would make it through it. Everyone has more strength in them than they realise, it just takes difficult situations for you to realise that you have the power to be stronger than you ever thought.
If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done? – George Carlin; My last quote is a question because it really got me thinking. If you try to fail but manage to succeed then although you failed, you succeeded at doing what you thought you couldn’t. But you could also look at it as in, if you’re trying to fail and succeed at failing, then you haven’t failed because you succeeded at doing what you wanted. What do you think?
What are some of your favourite quotes? They don’t have to be from films or songs but could also be things that someone has said that has stuck with you. Let me know by getting in touch, either leaving a comment below, through Facebook, Twitter or even Instagram. Thank you for taking the time to read my latest post, I truly appreciate it. I hope wherever you are in the world, that you’re staying safe and healthy and don’t lose your reason for smiling.