Books, Quotes

Favorite Quotes – Have A Little Faith by Mitch Albom ❤ (Book)

Following are some of my favorite parts and quotes from the book.

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1)      My thoughts are not your thoughts

Neither are your ways my ways

For as the heavens are higher than the earth

So are my ways higher than you ways

And my thoughts higher than you thoughts

(God – Book of Isaiah)

 

2)      Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe. –Reb

 

3)      My grandparents did these things. My parents, too. If I take the pattern and throw it out, what does that say about their lives? Or mine? From generation to generation, these rituals are how we remain… connected. –Reb

 

4)      There is no room for cynicism in this (God’s) line of work. –Reb

 

5)       God: Stop celebrating. For those were my children, too.

I think it is the first time I’ve heard that God might love the “enemy” as well as us.

 

6)      In any conversation, I was taught, there are at least three parties: you, the other person, and the Lord.

 

7)      When you come to the end, that’s where God begins. –Reb

 

8)      Most religions warn against war, yet more wars have been fought over religion than perhaps anything else. Christians have killed Jews, Jews have killed Muslims, Muslims have killed Hindus, Hindus have killed Buddhists, Catholics have killed Protestants, Orthodox have killed pagans, and you can run that list backward and sideways and it would still be true. War never stops; it only pauses.

 

9)      Reb (on wars): God does not want such killings to go on

Mitch: Then why hasn’t it stopped?

Reb: Because man does

 

10)   ‘He sleeps in a storm’: If we tend to the things that are important in life, if we are right with those we love and behave in line with our faith, our lives will not be cursed with the aching throb of unfulfilled business. Our words will always be sincere, our embraces will be tight. We will never wallow in the agony of ‘I could have, I should have.’ We can sleep in a storm.

 

11)   Much of what we called “depression” was really dissatisfaction, a result of setting a bar impossibly high or expecting treasures that we weren’t willing to work for.

 

12)   He knew why he was here: to give to others, to celebrate God, to enjoy and honor the world he was put in. his morning prayers began with “Than you, Lord, for returning my soul to me.”

When you start that way, the rest of the day is a bonus.

 

13)   Women: Poor child, you haven’t got a home.

Little Girl (with accompanied by her family): But we do have a home. We just don’t have a house to put it in.

 

14)   Mitch: You’re like that biblical quote. What profits a man if he gains the whole world, but loses his soul.

Reb: That’s Jesus.

 

15)   Getting old, we can deal with. Being old is the problem. –Reb

 

16)   Mitch: But what if someone from another faith won’t recognize yours? Or wants you dead for it?

Reb: That is not faith. That is hate.

 

17)   If the only thing wrong with Moses is that he’s not yours; if the only thing wrong with Jesus is that he’s not yours; if the only thing wrong with mosques, Lent, chanting, Makkah, Buddha, confession or reincarnation is that they’re not yours – well, maybe the problem is YOU.

 

18)   Mitch: When someone from another faith says, God bless you, what do you say?

Reb: I say, Thank You, God bless you, too.

Mitch: Really?

Reb: Why shouldn’t I?

I went to answer and realized I had no answer. No answer at all.

 

19)   I walked a mile with Pleasure;

She chatted all the way;

But left me none the wiser

For all she had to say

 

I walked a mile with Sorrow,

And ne’er a word said she;

But, oh! The things I learned from her.

When Sorrow walked with me

–          Robert Browning Hamilton

 

20)   You are not your past. –Pastor Henry

 

21)   When you give, you get. –Reb

 

22)   Reb: You know, we have a tradition. When you go to a funeral, you’re supposed to stand by the coffin and ask the deceased to forgive anything you’ve ever done. (He made a face.) Personally, I don’t want to wait that long.

 

23)   Reb: Mitch, it does no good to be angry or carry grudges. It churns you up inside. It does you more harm than the object of your anger.

Mitch: So let it go?

Reb: Or don’t let it get started in the first place.

 

24)   Reb: You know, in our tradition, we ask forgiveness from everyone – even casual acquaintances. But with those we are closest – wives, children, parents – we too often let things linger. Don’t wait, it’s such a waste.

 

25)   Nothing haunts like the things we don’t say.

 

26)   I am neither better nor smarter, only luckier. And I should be ashamed of thinking I knew everything, because you can know the whole world and still feel lost in it.

 

27)   Because when the world quiets to the sound of your own breathing, we all want the same things: comfort, love, and a peaceful heart.

 

28)   God was there before number one. :’)

 

29)   The only whole heart is a broken heart.

 

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Books, Quotes

Favorite Quotes – River’s End by Nora Roberts (Book)

Following are some of my favorite parts and quotes from the book.

Enjoy!! 🙂

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1)      The woods are lovely, dark and deep,

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep.

–          Robert Frost

2)      Deep into that darkness peering, long

I stood there wondering, fearing,

Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal

Ever dared to dream before.

–          Edgar Allan Poe

3)      Sam Tanner was mad… Mad with jealousy, with drugs, with desperation. Now he’d destroyed the object of his obsession.

4)      He wondered how it was possible that he’d never stopped loving her and what either of them, both of them, were going to do about it. –Noah Brady

5)      I’ve never been the same. -Noah Brady

6)     Noah:  ‘So how about a date when we get back?’

Olivia: ‘Excuse me?’

Noah: ‘A date, you know. Dinner, a movie, making out in my rental car.’

Olivia: ‘I thought you’d be heading back to L.A. soon.’

Noah: ‘I can work anywhere. You’re here.’

7)      I keep trying to take a step back from you. You keep moving forward. –Olivia MacBride

8)      Noah’s Mum: ‘And you can wipe that smirk off your face right now, young man.’

Noah: ‘Sorry. I thought I heard you say something about you being quiet.’

Mum: ‘I’ll ignore that, and tell you how much I appreciate you choosing a woman I can admire, respect and love.’

Noah: ‘I didn’t choose her. I think I ran out of choices the minute I saw her.’

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Books, Quotes

Favorite Quotes – Life: Selected Quotations by Paulo Coelho (Book)

Following are some of my favorite quotes from Life: Selected Quotations by Paulo Coelho. I have typed them out according to their categories. Hope you guys like it. 🙂

 

The Dream

1)      The fear of suffering is worse than suffering itself. And no heart ever suffered when it went in search of its dreams. – The Alchemist

 

2)      The first indication that we are killing our dreams is lack of time. The second indication that our dreams are dead is certainty. The third indication that our dreams are dead in peace. –The Pilgrimage

 

The Path

 

1)      In his or her life, each person can take one of two attitudes: to build or to plant. Builders may take years over their tasks, but one day they will finish what they are doing. Then they will stop, hemmed in by their own walls. Life becomes meaningless once the building is finished. Those who plant suffer the storms and the seasons and rarely rest. Unlike a building, a garden never stops growing. And by its constant demands on the gardener’s attentions, it makes of the gardener’s life a great adventure. –Brida

 

2)      At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss. –Eleven Minutes

 

3)      Choosing one path means abandoning others – if you try to follow every possible path you will end up following none. –Brida

 

4)      Your heart is where your treasure is, and you must find your treasure in order to make sense of everything. –The Alchemist

 

5)      We always have a tendency to see those things that do not exist and to be blind to the great lessons that are right there before our eyes. –The Pilgrimage

 

6)      Finding something important in life does not mean that you must give up everything else. –Brida

 

7)      The only way to make the right decision is to find out which is the wrong decision, to examine that other path without fear, and only then decide. –The Pilgrimage

 

8)      When we postpone the harvest, the fruit rots, but when we postpone our problems, they keep on growing. –The Fifth Mountain

 

9)      It hurt when I lost each of the various men I fell in love with. Now, though, I am convinced that no one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it. –Eleven Minutes

 

10)   If you go around promising what you do not yet have, you will lose the will to achieve it. –The Alchemist

 

11)   Remember: never behave arrogantly towards the humble and never behave humbly towards the arrogant. –Chronicle – Stories About Arrogance

 

12)   In order to live fully, it is necessary to be in constant movement, only then can each day be different from the last. –The Zahir

 

13)   Only by accepting our desires can we have an idea of who we are. –Brida

 

Love

1)      Accumulating love brings luck, accumulating hatred brings calamity. –Manual of The Warrior of Light

 

2)      The moment we set off in search of love, it sets off in search of us. And saves us. –By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

 

3)      Do not try to explain feelings. Live everything intensely and treasure what you feel as a gift from God. –Brida

 

4)      We all know people who try to cover up their kindly gestures with irony and indifference, as if love were synonymous with weakness. –Chronicle – Notes For A Non-Existent Diary

 

5)      The energy of hatred will get you nowhere; but the energy of forgiveness, which reveals itself through love, will transform your life in a positive way. –The Zahir

 

6)      During the worst of all my crises, friends appeared. Since then, the first thing I do is ask for help. –Chronicle – Crises and Their Traps

 

7)      Love is full of traps. When it wants to reveal itself, it shows only its light and does not let us see the shadows cast by that light. –By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

 

8)      Love is always new. It doesn’t matter if we love once, twice or ten times in a lifetime, we will always find ourselves faced by an unfamiliar situation. –By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

 

9)      Love means sharing the world with someone else. –The Valkyries

 

Chance

1)      Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant. –Eleven Minutes

 

2)      The cup of suffering is not the same size for everyone. –Manual of The Warrior of Light

 

3)      The secret lies in the present – if you pay attention to the present, you will be able to improve it. And if you improve the present, whatever happens afterwards will be better too. Each day brings us Eternity. –The Alchemist

 

4)      She said she was neither happy nor unhappy, and that was why she couldn’t go on. Each person knows the extent of their own suffering, or the total absence of meaning in their lives. –Veronika Decides to Die

 

5)      You should try all wines – of some, take only a sip, of others, drink the whole bottle. How can you distinguish one from the other? By taste. Only someone who has tasted sour wine can recognize good wine. –Brida

 

6)      You do not drown simply by plunging into water; you only drown if you stay beneath the surface. –Manual of The Warrior of Light

 

7)      I discovered that searching can be as interesting as finding – as long as you overcome your fear. –Brida

 

8)      Before certain storms invade our garden, they send faint messages which, out of laziness, we ignore. –Chronicle – Crises and Their Traps

 

The Journey

1)      There are moments in life when the only possible option is to lose control. –Brida

 

2)      When there is no turning back, then we should concern ourselves only with the best way of going forward. –The Alchemist

 

3)      We do not need to know “how” or “where”, but there is one question that we should all ask whenever we start anything: “What am I doing this for?” –The Valkyries

 

4)      Man needs to choose, not just accept, his destiny. –The Fifth Mountain

 

5)      Those who make promises they fail to keep end up powerless and frustrated, and exactly the same fate awaits those who believe those promises. –The Devil and Miss Prym

 

6)      Courage does not mean an absence of fear, but the ability not to let yourself be paralyzed by that fear. –Chronicle – Hagakure and The Path of The Samurai

 

Destiny

1)      By changing the way you do routine things you allow a new man to grow inside you. –The Pilgrimage

 

2)      A blessing rejected becomes a curse. –The Alchemist

 

3)      Life moves very fast. It rushes us from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds. –Eleven Minutes

 

4)      Anyone who interferes in the destiny of others will never discover his own. –The Alchemist

 

5)      Wagers and pacts are made with angels – or with devils. –The Valkyries

 

6)      The Lord smiles contentedly because this is what He wants, that everyone should take responsibility for their own lives. –The Fifth Mountain

 

7)      Every person on the face of the earth has a gift. In some this reveals itself spontaneously, others have to work to find it. –By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

 

8)      On some nights, the warrior of light has nowhere to sleep, on others, he suffer from insomnia. “That’s just how its is,” thinks the warrior. “I was the one who chose to walk this path.”

 

9)      I believe that every single day people are offered the chance to make the best possible decision about everything they do. –The Zahir

 

The Good Fight

1)      No man is an island. To fight the good fight we need help. –The Pilgrimage

 

2)      When we renounce our dreams, we find peace and enjoy a brief period of tranquility, but the dead dreams begin to rot inside us and to infect the whole atmosphere in which we live. What we hoped to avoid in the Fight – disappointment and defeat – become the sole legacy of our cowardice. –The Pilgrimage

 

3)      Don’t try to be brave when it is enough to be intelligent. –The Pilgrimage

 

4)      Start to do something. That way, time will be an ally, not an enemy. –The Fifth Mountain

 

5)      Teaching is merely showing that something is possible. Learning is making something possible for yourself. –The Diary of A Magus

 

6)      You must be committed to the place you choose. A divided kingdom cannot resist the attacks of its enemies. A divided human being cannot face life with dignity. –By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

 

The Mystery

1)      The warrior knows that the most important words in all languages are the small words. YES. LOVE. GOD. They are words that are easy enough to say and which fill vast empty spaces. –Manual of The Warrior of Light

 

2)      When God wants to make someone mad, he grants all their desires. –The Valkyries

 

3)      Suffering occurs when we want other people to love us in the way that we imagine we want to be loved, and not in the way that love should manifest itself – free and untrammeled, guiding us with its force and driving us on. –The Zahir

 

4)      When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself. –Eleven Minutes

 

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