26 Feb 2013

Je viens de supprimer la partie citation de mon site. Il faut bien que je mette tout le bazouin quelque part ! Alors voilà, sans contexte, les citations qui m'ont marquées et que j'ai notées dans un coin de carnet.

I don't believe in awkwardness.

Afterall we are all made of stardust.

It's better to burn out than to fade away.

Kurt Cobain
Your body wasn’t built to last
Whenever you read something you don't understand, that's the only chance you're ever given to recognize the opportunity to learn something new.
Nothing worth having comes easy.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.
Have something to bring to the table, because that will make you more welcomed.
The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Steve Jobs

Today you, tomorrow me

someone on Reddit

I don’t know whether this world has a meaning that transcends it. But I know that I cannot know that meaning and that it is impossible for me just now to know it. What can a meaning outside my condition mean to me? I can understand only in human terms. What I touch, what resists me — that I understand. And these two certainties — my appetite for the absolute and for unity and the impossibility of reducing this world to a rational and reasonable principle — I also know that I cannot reconcile them. What other truth can I admit without lying, without bringing in a hope I lack and which means nothing within the limits of my conditions?

Camus, Le mythe de Sisyphe

Slow down and stop worrying about what other people think or what this world expects from you. This world doesn't expect shit from anybody.

The point of living when you know nothing has meaning is a self-defeatist statement. Nothing in this life does or doesn't have meaning; it's how you choose to look at life that will shape your views and beliefs. You can believe whatever the fuck you like, but if it isn't making you happy while you're here, why the fuck would you continue?

Stop torturing yourself; it really will get you nowhere. I've been there.

You should let your fear empower you instead of making you cower and gripe.

Do something you're afraid of today and watch life hit you right back with some awesome. Nothing feels better than surprising yourself, doing something you never thought would be possible. Getting through an obstacle you once thought insurmountable will prove time and time again to put a smile back on your face. Log off, go out and do something that scares you [within the law, preferably].

someone on Reddit

If you want truly to understand something, try to change it.

Kurt Lewin

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.

Albert Einstein

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

Dale Carnegie

Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.

Thomas Jefferson

The first time they tell you that the world's turning and you just can't quite believe it 'cause everything looks like it's standin' still. I can feel it. The turn of the Earth. The ground beneath our feet is spinnin' at 1,000 miles an hour and the entire planet is hurtling around the sun at 67,000 miles an hour, and I can feel it. We're fallin' through space, you and me, clinging to the skin of this tiny little world, and if we let go...

doctor who s01e01

Her: We can get into trouble!

Him: That's how we know it's an adventure.


Him: What was your first book about?

Her: Like any first book, about nothing and everything.


If you spend today thinking about yesterday, what are you going to do tomorrow?