Quotes, on hardship

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So, another collection from my big weird diary

worrying doesn’t rid tomorrow of it’s problems, it rids today of it’s strengths

tough times never least, but tough people to

nobody can start a new beginning, but anybody can start today and make a new ending

a gem cannot be polished without friction

All fairly standard, but also true. It could be argued myself and my partner have had our share of tough times, but they pass- until something new comes along. I think the worrying ones a good one, especially for my partner to keep in mind

Quotes, ambition

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So, these quotes all have similar themes

if you don’t know where you are going then you’ll probably end up somewhere else

This is a good one, obviously suggesting without a plan you won’t get where you want to. However, I also look at it as a broader quote, in that if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll still end up somewhere. That may not be particularly good, because that somewhere could be awful, but you’ve still had an adventure and you’re alive (you hope)

aim for the sky and you’ll probably reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you’ll probably never get off the ground

Another good one, pushing to be your best and you’ll be ok, but if you don’t aim high then why bother.

Ironically I’m not aiming anywhere right now…

Quotes, on love

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So, searching through my big weird diary has uncovered some love related quotes

relationships are naught but a series of complex games

Good one, it’s true, it’s like politics the entire time- worth it though

love does not consist of gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction

A nice one, too many couples spend all their time being lovey dovey (I’m not a huge fan of lovey dovey soppiness) and you wonder, if they just loved each other and got on with things would they be happier? Maybe, maybe not, but I wouldn’t feel sick everytime they did it

we come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly

This I stumbled on somewhere and I think it’s awesome, a truly fantastic explanation for all those people that moan about finding ‘the one.’ Finding the beauty in a person is easy if you’re open to it.

the spaces between your fingers are there so another’s can fill them

Yeah, it’s a little soppy, but it’s nice anyway

Quotes, me and beauty

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So, this one I wrote myself, not a particular deep one and lacking in every area. I also can’t remember the situation that led to me jotting it down, but I vaguely recall a happy memory

sometimes I see beauty and it completely distracts me, it’s those moments that remind me life is worth living

It’s another reminder that not alls bad, just keep going

Quotes, a selection from my big weird diary

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So, a few quotes that can’t be split into a specific theme, but still ended up written down by me at some point

television is a one way conversation.

Yep, agree, whilst it’s talking at you you’re missing out on something important that’s happening elsewhere. Whether that’s something really important or just a better conversation that could be had, tvs should be turned off more often

people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Yeah, the standard ‘be a good person’ quote. But it’s true, memories are short, you have to make them stand out. Emotion is the best way.

nobody can start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending

Can’t agree more, too much focus on the past prevents you moving forward, so fresh starts are vital to progress.

life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards

Ooh a good one, again, live your life, look back later, don’t try to look too far forward at the expense of your life today.

if you always do what you did, you’ll always get what you always got.

Yep, you can’t make changes without making changes

And now one I wrote, the inspirations for it are probably clear, but I said it myself at 18:31 on the 9th August 2010 at 24 colum road in Cardiff.

in the pursuit of greatness it is inevitable you will look stupid, but don’t seek stupidity as a means to greatness

Yep, I think it speaks for itself, but I’m open to thoughts.

agus slohn go foill mo chada

This is a traditional Irish farewell with a bonus and. One of my Irish friends was moving to Spain to teach English, so his farewell party was an opportunity to show off my googling skills. We also wrote “bye bye douchebags” on his bum, but that was in English.

Quotes, perfection

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So, another quote I enjoyed. I saw this written on the back of some hippy at a weird music festival.

once you realise how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky

Now, I suspect being high would give even more meaning to this, as it happens I wasn’t, but something about it resonated.
I think too many people spend too much time not appreciating the perfect thing, and not enough time forgetting about the bad.

It’s become especially pertinent to me now that the bad probably outweighs the perfect- in quantity, not quality.

Maybe Iv missed some even deeper meaning, but it’s still nice.

Life, drunk bimbos in the pub

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So, tonight sat in the pub I was having a quiet drink and observing the world around me. There wasn’t much to see, aside from three incredibly large boys playing pool and an old fella boring the barmaid with his miserable life, when my judgemental side got a bit of a boost and two young blonde girls saunter in full of the idiocy that some people have.

The girls are chatting away to each other and come out with some absolutely fantastic lines;

tell me a fact, I bet I know it

Yeah, I think she’s trying to say she loves trivia and facts, not that she genuinely knows everything there is to know about everything

A killer whale is a dolphin
Yeah I saw that on a nature show, I love nature shows, if you were an animal what would you be?
I think I’d be a dolphin because Iv got a really good perception of self and I can do backflips

Hm, if you’ve got such a good perception of self then be aware of how moronic yourself is sounding this evening.
Congratulations on the nature shows, you need a little intelligent stimulation clearly.

I know it’s a good week because I’m drinking by Thursday

I have no idea on this one, I don’t know if it means she hasn’t been driven to drink until the Thursday or that she’s able to get out ahead of the weekend, either way it seems her highlight is alcohol, not a positive one.

I was visiting a government research facility for my course and I wasn’t allowed any metal in case it interferes with stuff. I thought wouldn’t it be hilarious if I snuck some metal in

Hmm, yeah I’m fairly sure if you’re a student invited to somewhere important like that you should see it as an opportunity, not as an excuse to be a moron. And if a government funded research facility says no metal then there’s probably a really good reason for that

Life’s really hard living on £40 a week, oh did I tell you I ordered my £1400 sofa

Yeah, a year ago we were living on a minus figure a week, it’s really tough and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, I wouldn’t wish the £40 a week on anyone either, but if you genuinely only do have that then don’t be sitting in the pub every week and certainly don’t be ordering a £1400 sofa. In case you can’t do the maths, £40 goes into £1400 35 times, that would allow you to double your weekly spend for the next 35 weeks, when no doubt a new student loan payment would kick in for you.

Did you know sometimes the poles flip? I love all that stuff, solar stuff and space weather

She means the magnetic poles, and she’s right, but she was implying it can be a daily occurrence, not the tens of thousands of years it’s theorised to take

Northern lights are when solar panels hit some fields and spread green

I think you mean aurora borealis occurs when the radiation from solar flares impacts with the magnetic field and atmosphere of earth, looking like spreading lights in the sky

Bonjour mangetout

This was her greeting to some friends when they arrived, nothing particularly wrong, aside from the fact it was just an annoying phrasing of hello.

What made this more galling was that whilst this girl was spouting her nonsense she had five guys swarming around her vying for her attention. She wasn’t that attractive physically, and she’s clearly an annoying moron, but still the men swarm round, which means she’ll probably have no problem breeding at some point and will then be responsible for the education of further morons.

Quotes, drinking with Oscar Wilde

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So, another one dedicated to drinking, this time from the witty oscar Wilde

work is the curse of the drinking class

Oscar Wilde.

He’s a smart man, or was a smart man. Lots of snappy one liners, and happy enough to relate to the common man, even once he had a bit of cash in his pocket.

It’s true, it would be awesome to skip work for the pub,

Having said that I don’t work, and i don’t have the time or the funds to live in the pub. I wish I did

Quotes, drinking

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So, another new category for me. Quotes and what they get me thinking. This ones nothing too spectacular, but it was written on the ceiling of the local pub and tickled me.

warning, consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you’re not.


As I said, it tickled me. It’s funny, with an undeniable truth. We’ve all been there, it’s too easy to have something important to say, but it must be whispered, whether it’s a secret, or you don’t want to wake the kids. Whatever the situation whilst you think you’re whispering you can guarantee your conversational partner will shhhhhh you strongly.