Illusions and early mornings

1:33:00 PM

Bridge of Sighs | Venice 2014.


A lot of you loved Tigers and poems post, so here's the part II and more of my favorite quotes. Enjoy and don't forget to tell me yours in the comments!
"Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not." - Pablo Picasso


"I like messy people; people who don’t fit in a box or stay between the lines, but whose integrity is greater than any rule book and whose loyalty is stronger than blood." - Jim Wern

"Stars open among the lilies.
Are you not blinded by such expressionless sirens?
This is the silence of astounded souls.” - Sylvia Plath

"Art exists because life is not enough." - Ferreira Gullar

"Be so good they can't ignore you" - Steve Martin

"The sign of a beautiful person is that they always see beauty in others." - Omar Suleiman

"I wish people enjoy poetry as much as hypocrisy. I wish they create art rather than wars. I wish they discuss atoms, aliens, sex, science, music instead of rating each other by ethnicity, religion and nationality. I wish they had a twisted mind who speak with emotion and kindness, not with hate and blindness." - Rim Zeiny

"When i stand before God at the end of my love, i hope that i don't have a single bit of my talent left, and say I used everything you gave me" - Lana Del Rey

"Normality is a paved road; it's comfortable to walk on, but no flowers grow on it" - Vincent Van Gogh

"At fifteen you had the radiance of early morning, at twenty you will begin to have the melancholy brilliance of the moon." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

"But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin" - Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)

"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly." - Franz Kafka


"And those who were seen dancing are thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." - Friedrich Nietzche


"Captivity is cruel even when the cage is invisible" (actually, i said that. I do realize how egoistic is to put it here, but yeah)

"In spite of everything, I still believe people are good at heart" - Anne Frank

"Limits, like fear, are often just an illusion" - Michael Jordan

"Ichi-go ichi-e" (一期一会 "one time, one meeting") is a Japanese four-character idiom (yojijukugo) that describes a cultural concept of treasuring meetings with people. The term is often translated as "for this time only," "never again," or "one chance in a lifetime."

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68 comments

  1. I love your picks of poetry... and your pictures too.
    My fav quote is "Happy girls are the prettiest" by Audrey Hepburn xx

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    1. Thank you! Lovely quote, i love Audrey :)

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  2. I love poetry as much as I love love blogging. It really is a source of relaxation and recreation. This is indeed a great post with beautiful pieces of poetry from some of the greatest personalities, thanks for sharing this!

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    1. I agree, it's really relaxing (but it can make you question your existence and/or rip your soul apart, too). Thank you!

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  3. I love quotes, words are so powerful that they can inspire someone in the darkest of times... you have really search for some good ones! thanks for sharing : )

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  4. stuffs like this means a lot to one when in those ways one don't want to.... a shell opener this is... thanks for sharing..

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  5. Reading quotes like these is always a great way to spend some free time between meetings :)

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  6. I'm a huge fan of quotes. I love what you've shared here. "I'm a huge fan of this one ""Be so good they can't ignore you" - Steve Martin. Thank you very much for sharing this. Great way to start the day if you ask me.

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    1. Thank you! I agree, it's great to start your day with some inspiration

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  7. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing these great quotes. :)

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  8. "I like messy people; people who don’t fit in a box or stay between the lines, but whose integrity is greater than any rule book and whose loyalty is stronger than blood." - Jim Wern
    This describes down to a T I don't conform and there is always something a little undone about me but I guess that it is my appeal. I am goofy and not afraid to laugh at myself and do not follow the rules.

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  9. Love it! The photo makes me feel nostalgic for Italy <3

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    1. Thank you! I also miss it, i was tgere 2 years ago :/

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  10. Great writeup...Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. I've been up inside of that bridge before in Venice, it is such a unique experience. Great quotes!

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  12. Hi, this is a nice collection of quotes. In particular, I really like this one:

    "And those who were seen dancing are thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." - Friedrich Nietzche

    This quote has a profound impact on how we live our lives.

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  13. I love your collection of quotes. I can even identify with some.

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  14. Great and inspiring quotes~!

    One of my new favorites has been...

    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.

    -Ernest Hemmingway

    Esther G
    www.hadessah.com

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    1. Thank you x Great quote, love it!

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  15. They are all really beautiful and make you think. This one is a particular favorite of mine: "Normality is a paved road; it's comfortable to walk on, but no flowers grow on it" - Vincent Van Gogh We don't want normal, we want authentic. I love

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  16. Yes and I love this post too! I read so many quotes again that I never heard of and are really inspiring. I like the one of Lana deal rey. Didn't know she was so religious.

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    1. Thank you! I didn't know it also, but i think main point is not wasting your talent :)

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  17. "Captivity is cruel even when the cage is invisible" yes!! Agreed!

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  18. I love your own quote! Great observation <3

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  19. Thanks for sharing these awesome quotes ! It is so inspiring :)

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  20. I love how you share poetry and how I am sure you absorb all this into your life. So who are your favourite writers if I may ask

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    1. Thank you, i try :) I don't really have a favorite, but i love Ivo Andrić, Meša Selimović, Danilo Kiš, Dostoevsky, Charles Bukowski, J.D. Salinger, George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Dante Alighieri (i'm reading his Divine Comedy now and it's great) etc. I probably forgot someone, those are some writers who came to my mind first

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  21. My favourite of these has to be "Be so good they can't ignore you"! Definitely something to motivate me to do something useful with my time.

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    1. I love it too!It motivates me to always do better :)

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  22. What a great post indeed! I love poetry too.
    Thank you for sharing xx

    l http://dorothytorretijo.blogspot.com/

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  23. I love reading quotes and this post was no different . I liked every single one of these quotes, thanks for sharing

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  24. I love writing poetry! :) I also love reading poems.

    When I was younger, I kept a notebook where I wrote my favorite quotations.

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    1. That's great! I used to have notebook like that too! :)

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  25. Lovely quotes and I like the idea of having a notebook of poems and quotes. I may need to start that for spring. :)

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    1. Thank you! You should definitely start, that's a great way to keep yourself inspired :)

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  26. These quotes are all beautiful but the one that made a mark to me the most is the one from Vincent Van Gogh. Normalcy is safe and one that is accepted but going beyond is is fun and genius!

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    1. True! Nothing extraordinary and world-changing ever came from normality :

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  27. Awesome picks of inspiring quotes. My favorite is "The sign of a beautiful person is that they always see beauty in others." - Omar Suleiman

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    1. Thank you! That quote is really true :)

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  28. Love this list! I find quotes to be encouraging and inspiring...thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you. Thanks for reading it :)

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  29. Your writing is so inspirational :) I like it very much... good work!

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  30. What a lovely quote! Very relaxing! http://www.mommyversuslife.com

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  31. Adored this post. "Be so good they can't ignore you" - Steve Martin is one of my favorite quotes for a long time now

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  32. This collection of quotes is wonderful. I love reading inspiring quotes from people who have done things with their lives, whether their fame came in life or in death, like Van Gogh. He is, for the record, my favorite. That's my favorite quote of this collection and he is just in general a favorite of mine across the board.

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    Dannie
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  33. I like a lot this one: ""In spite of everything, I still believe people are good at heart" - Anne Frank". I can relate to it and that's why I get burned every single time... I should trust my guts really, but I always give a change to the wrong people... btw, I like how you illustrated this article with the Ponte dei Suspini picture. :)

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  34. I love all these quotes! I feel so inspired! I loved Art exists because life is not enough." - Ferreira Gullar and "Be so good they can't ignore you" - Steve Martin. They really connected with me! Great article!

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