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    #220899 - 08/17/15 11:52 AM Re: Quotations that resonate with gifted people [Re: indigo]
    Tigerle Offline
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    Registered: 07/29/14
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    "To the well organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."

    "Which goes to show that the best of us sometimes have to eat our words."

    And the one that actually stunned me when I read it:

    "Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"

    Dumbledore


    Edited by Tigerle (08/17/15 11:57 AM)

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    #220903 - 08/17/15 01:23 PM Re: Quotations that resonate with gifted people [Re: indigo]
    George C Offline
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    One of my favorites:

    Originally Posted By: JRR Tolkien, Fellowship of the Ring
    “I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
    "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

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    #220906 - 08/17/15 02:59 PM Re: Quotations that resonate with gifted people [Re: George C]
    indigo Offline
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    Another great one. smile

    Anyone wanting context, can click here.

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    #220909 - 08/17/15 04:03 PM Re: Quotations that resonate with gifted people [Re: indigo]
    MomC Offline
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    Registered: 11/19/13
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    One of my favorites:
    "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
    Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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    #220911 - 08/17/15 04:40 PM Re: Quotations that resonate with gifted people [Re: MomC]
    indigo Offline
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    That'll end a bout of procrastination! smile

    In looking up which work it came from, I found that the source seems elusive, causing some to wonder whether the attribution to Goethe may be an oft-repeated error? Or possibly it was from a personal letter, not a published work?

    Still, it is a great quote.

    It reminds me of this bit of verse:
    "Let us, then, be up and doing,
    With a heart for any fate;
    Still achieving, still pursuing,
    Learn to labor and to wait."

    - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, closing lines from "A Psalm of Life"

    And also:
    "Start where you are.
    Use what you have.
    Do what you can."

    - Arthur Ashe

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    #220919 - 08/17/15 10:08 PM Re: Quotations that resonate with gifted people [Re: George C]
    Tigerle Offline
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    Originally Posted By: George C
    One of my favorites:

    Originally Posted By: JRR Tolkien, Fellowship of the Ring
    “I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
    "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

    And Gandalf goes on to say:
    “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 judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”

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    #222496 - 09/18/15 06:52 AM Re: Quotations that resonate with gifted people [Re: indigo]
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    'I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely' -Sherlock Holmes

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    #223463 - 10/09/15 04:51 AM Re: Quotations that resonate with gifted people [Re: indigo]
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    Registered: 09/25/15
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    I love this thread! I love wonderfully profound, succinct, and wise statements. smile

    Two select quotes of wisdom by Aerith Gainsborough, my idol, from the video game Final Fantasy VII:

    I think being normal is the greatest happiness.
    Don't give up, never give up hope!

    Spoken with full confidence and matter-of-factly by Maria Traydor, in the video game Star Ocean 3, reminding me to believe in myself even when my confidence and ambitions are called ridiculous, arrogant, et cetera:
    I'm a winner.
    I'm destined for a greatness.

    Gandalf, forever reminding me to remain humble:
    The wise speak only of what they know.

    A poem by Tupac Shakur, dedicated to himself—I presume fully aware of his genius:
    In the Depths of Solitude
    I exist in the depths of solitude
    pondering my true goal
    Trying 2 find peace of mind
    and still preserve my soul
    CONSTANTLY yearning 2 be accepted
    and from all receive respect
    Never compromising but sometimes risky
    and that is my only regret
    A young heart with an old soul
    how can there be peace
    How can I be in the depths of solitude
    when there R 2 inside of me
    This Duo within me causes
    the perfect opportunity
    2 learn and live twice as fast
    as those who accept simplicity

    Lastly, I offer two of my own smile :
    She who follows her heart without her head is a fool; she who follows her head without her heart a tyrant.
    I'd rather die in solitude with justice in my heart than in the company of evil.

    Be inspiring! smile

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    #223795 - 10/13/15 05:17 PM Re: Quotations that resonate with gifted people [Re: indigo]
    AvoCado Offline
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    Registered: 04/11/13
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    Ah, I thought of this thread the other day when I heard this old song on the radio, by the Waterboys. It always reminds me of my kids smile

    I pictured a rainbow
    You held it in your hands
    I had flashes
    But you saw the plan
    I wandered out in the world for years
    While you just stayed in your room
    I saw the crescent
    You saw the whole of the moon
    The whole of the moon

    You were there in the turnstiles
    With the wind at your heels
    You stretched for the stars
    And you know how it feels
    To reach too high
    Too far
    Too soon
    You saw the whole of the moon

    I was grounded
    While you filled the skies
    I was dumbfounded by truth
    You cut through lies

    I saw the rain dirty valley
    You saw Brigadoon
    I saw the crescent
    You saw the whole of the moon!

    I spoke about wings
    You just flew
    I wondered I guessed and I tried
    You just knew
    I sighed
    ... but you swooned!
    I saw the crescent
    You saw the whole of the moon
    The whole of the moon!

    With a torch in your pocket
    And the wind at your heels
    You climbed on the ladder
    And you know how it feels
    To get too high
    Too far
    Too soon
    You saw the whole of the moon
    The whole of the moon!

    Unicorns and cannonballs
    Palaces and piers
    Trumpets towers and tenements
    Wide oceans full of tears
    Flags rags ferryboats
    Scimitars and scarves
    Every precious dream and vision
    Underneath the stars

    Yes you climbed on the ladder
    With the wind in your sails
    You came like a comet
    Blazing your trail
    Too high
    Too far
    Too soon
    You saw the whole of the moon



    ETA: AAaand I've had that stuck in my head all afternoon now!


    Edited by AvoCado (10/13/15 10:00 PM)

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    #223799 - 10/13/15 05:51 PM Re: Quotations that resonate with gifted people [Re: indigo]
    LAF Offline
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    Registered: 06/15/14
    Posts: 469
    I do not have anything to add, just that I thoroughly enjoyed this thread, especially the last post. Actually I do have one- but it has to do with creativity and perfectionism…I have always loved it.

    "There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. ... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others." Martha Graham

    I am also always moved to tears by the End poem in Minecraft, but that's another thread..;)

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