*insert picture of the thinker statue here*

Daily writing prompt
Do you have a quote you live your life by or think of often?

I usually have a few. There’s two though that have a big impact on myself, daily

To thine own self be true

it is a line from act 1 scene 3 of Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet. It is spoken by King Claudius’ chief minister, Polonius as part of a speech where he is giving his son, Laertes, his blessing and advice on how to behave whilst at university

“There’s some good in the world, Mr Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.”

J. R. R. Tolkien

What I like about both of them, and I think why I like them both so much, is that they are two completely different types of quotes. One is too take care of yourself, by being honest and true with yourself, and the other is about reminding one of others. But they’re kind of the same too. They’re both about being kind and taking care, just one is about self and the other is about others.

It really is quiet simple to be kind. It is really hard to remind oneself of that. Its so easy to make a snark or mean comment, its takes real strength to be kind even when you want to be really, really, really…mean, lol.

This also a powerful quote

“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.”

Robin Williams

It sucks being a nice person sometimes, lol


Life Changing

Over the last couple of weeks I have seen quiet a few bloggers writing about their top life changing books. I have to go through my books to find mine, lol. I’m in the process of moving. For now, I am sharing with you my 10 top life quotes. See if you can guess which one is my own:

In no particular order:

  1. To thine own self be true
  2. “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” (Not an actually Tolkien quote though)
  3. “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”
  4. Yes, I have high standards of others, but its nothing like the standards I place on myself.
  5. “No one will understand you. It is not, ultimately, that important. What is important is that you understand you.”
  6. If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”
  7. “Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
  8. “Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.”
  9. “For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
  10. “Hope is the most exciting thing there is in life.”

Ernest Hemingway

Technically, Hemingway’s birthday is on the 21st. However, there is not wrong time really to write about such an amazing writer, with such an interesting life. I have a few of my favourite quotes of his below.

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?”

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

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.”

Of all the writers/authors out there, I have read none of Hemingway’s books (haha). But I know a lot of his quotes, and I am fascinated by the man himself. I am sure his books are completely wonderful, I just never read them. I don’t think he was even *required* school reading.

What did Hemingway win the Nobel Prize for?

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1954 was awarded to Ernest Miller Hemingway “for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style.”

Lolsy’s Library Wisdom Wednesday

Today, I am going to post some Wisdom from myself. If you follow me on Instagram though, you might have seen a few of these already. I’m going to post my own and then post some quotes that I personally love, for various reasons. Also, if you want to find me on Facebook, look at my quotes, lol.

Other quotes, that are fine…Not as great as mine, but perfectly fine =D Haha

Nurture Thursday – Ponder

Nurt Thur – Ponder

Oh, I have been doing that a lot this week. My heart literally broke the other day, seeing people defend Trump for running away from the questions about the 80,000+ dead American citizens. They were more concerned about #Obamagate. Which compared to Trump, compared to the pandemic. Is literally nothing. How people can say that what Obama did, is worse than what’s happening RIGHT NOW with Trump at the lead. How someone can say that Americans have such hatred for their country, because they don’t think what Obama did is worse than what Trump is doing RIGHT NOW, breaks their heart and how much Democrats/Liberals hate their country. While they IGNORE the 80,000 and their HATRED for ONE black man, just makes them ignore the 80,000 AMERICAN DEAD…It does make you ponder when did they lose love for their country? Did they ever have it? Or does the hatred of one black man, just cloud that?


3-2-1 Quote Me!

3-2-1 Quote Me! – Happiness

The Rules:

  • Thank the selector
  • Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day, “Happiness”
  • Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3-2-1 Quote Me!’

Thank the Selector:

I would very much like to thank “Life Lessons From Around the Dinner Table”. I am very honoured to be nominated for such an award. I absolutely love to bring happiness and share happiness with those around me. So hopefully through this nomination, I can share some secret to my happiness. Or you think of these if you are feeling down.

Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day, “Happiness”


Sometimes the things that make me happiest, are not quotes about happiness, necessarily. This one makes me grin every single time.

Dalai-Lama Happiness

Not only do I love the Dalai Lama, but I also absolutely agree with this quote. Suffering from anxiety, a lot of the times I have recognised that it is my own head. I have ways to get myself back together again. So sometimes yes, it is up to us and our actions to ‘get happy’. The moment you stop relying on others to make you happy. It’s freeing! It’s still nice to have people who can make you happy, but do it for yourself first.

Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3-2-1 Quote Me!’

I’m going to tag three people who I don’t think have recevied this one, or if they have. It’s been a while, but also because they’re blog makes me happy in some way or another. But if you want to do it as well…Please feel free!

  1. Crazy Little Things
  2. The Tony Burgess Blog
  3. BereavedSingleDad



I really wish I could remember who said this, because it’s so spot on and I would love to give them credit. This is not something I thought of, but I agree 100%

“The reason racist people keep going on about fake attacks on Christianity or white people. Is because they are frightened that they are going to become the minority. They are frightened the way they treat others, is how they are going to be treated”.

Why they don’t just change their own ways, I don’t know. But this is just true.