‘You have a free heart. Have the courage to follow it.’ – Braveheart
‘If you’re not progressing, you’re regressing; so, keep moving forward.’– Elon Musk
‘It is not our abilities that define who we are. It is our choices.’– Albus Dumbledore
‘A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day.’ – Aragon in Return of the King.
‘I will not say “Do not weep”, for not all tears are an evil.’ – Gandalf
‘Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.’– Gandalf
‘They say it has no memory. That’s where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory.’- Shawshank Redemption
‘Sam: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy. How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad happened. But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why.But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t. Because they were holding on to something.
Frodo : What are we holding on to, Sam?
Sam : That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.’
While I would like to put my own quote here, I don’t have any of my own. As Seneca tells Lucilius in Letters of a Stoic, ‘Whatever was said by anyone belongs to me’. In other words, most of the things we repeat are born out of the cumulative experiences, understandings and musings of our lives. If there is something I would say, that belongs not just to me, but to you and everyone else who reads this:
‘You have the power to create your own reality. Dream of it and work towards it. The reality you deserve will manifest itself through every fiber of your being’