I love simplicity. I am complex, I am sophisticated and I have a bright mind. Maybe that’s why I love simplicity. One might say: “woah, you are arrogant”. The other might say: “woah, you really think you are something, don’t you?”
I don’t care. I am trying to be the best version of myself and that’s what counts. The quotes I will put down here are quotes who inspired me.
“The most beautiful people we have known of those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
I do not consider myself as a beautiful person. I do try to be one. I have lost many great things in this life, starting with my beautiful grandpa. I will never ever forget that. It formed me, it changed me. You have taught me to be a good person, dedem. You won’t be forgotten; I can’t.
At that point in my life, I changed. I was a kid, but I became an adult. I will never forget the pain, the sorrow and the moment my dad put his head on my shoulder and started crying like a kid, while I was the kid.
Even when you died, you taught me so much, dede. I love you, beautiful person. I really miss you. Say hi to heaven for me. I know you are there, watching over me.
“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.”
“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.”
Once, I feared making mistakes, but making mistakes are part of life. It’s about what you make of them. It’s about whether you learn from your mistakes and be a better person after this. One who doesn’t improve himself while he has the chance, is nothing more than a fool. That last sentence isn’t a quote from someone famous; I just made it up, because I think it’s the truth.
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
Thank you, Mark Twain. I love this quote, because it really sums it up. We are here for not so long. Everyone will die, eventually. I will too. Before I die, I want to raise wonderful kids so this world can enjoy them and hopefully benefit from their beautiful mind and heart. I am born to be a leader, I am born to be a dad. I know that now; I didn’t understand that for a while, but I know now and I will fight for that.
“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.”
We make our own choices. Don’t panic; just follow your passion, heart and dreams.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
Lao Tzu has summed it up. Thank you, Lao. You were a wise man.
“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”
Agreed. Vince Lombardi said the things I think. If you really want something, you can do it. You have to feel it, you have to fight for it. In Turkish, we’d say: “inanmak başarmanın yarısıdır”. Vince just used more words for it.
“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.”
One that does not know where he / she is going to, will never succeed. Live your dream, fight for your dream.
“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”
This was said by Vincent van Gogh. The Dutch master of paint. Really, Vincent: I can’t paint, but I know exactly what you mean. I can do it if I really want it. High five mate, you were classy.
“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”
Jamie Paolinetti. Thank you for this inspirational quote. I really love this.
“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
Aristotle. Enough said, right?
“Be realistic, demand the impossible!”
Last but not least, one of my favourites. It’s crazy when you think about who said this. It was Che Guevara.
Beautiful. I am a fighter. Never quit until you tried everything and beyond.