Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Quotes Just Because

My body was feeling sick in the past couple of days.  So I took it easy and stayed in bed, a lot.  While in bed I read a book, StrengthsFinder 2.0 (what a funny name for a book!) and also watched a movie, again, The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons.  It has a great fictitious story; what a curious mind should this Eric Roth have who wrote the screen play!

Any way, as bizarre as it may sound, the book I read finds your strengths.  One of the strengths found for me was Communication, it described that people with Communication strength wanted to talk and write.  Hmm?  Suspicious no?  And one of the recommendations for me to strengthen this strength even further, was to collect quotations. I already was doing that!  This book was really creepy! In fact, on the iPhone I carry I have a Note section with quotations!!

Now, this movie has a lot of quotations to note.  I started writing the quotes at the point when Benjamin is in Russia and residing in a hotel where at a sleepless night he meets this woman, Elizabeth Abbott; and finally in a conversation about how they feel younger being with each other she says she wished she was younger: "So many things I'd change.  I'd undo all my mistakes"
Benjamin: "What mistakes?"
- " I kept waiting, you know? Thinking that I'd do something to change my circumstances.
Do something.
Such an awful waste.  You never get it back.  Wasted time."

And more quotes:
"Our lives are defined by opportunities.  Even the ones we miss."  Love it!

"None of us is perfect forever"  In case you were wondering ;)

"For whatever it is worth it is never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be" ... well, I don't think it was too early for him either.  His body was getting younger but he was growing old any way.  The point however, is to be whoever you want to be.

"I hope you live a life you are proud of.  And if you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again."

Cheers to a non-stuffed nose ... and to whomever we are ... and to our strengths ... and to our weaknesses too ... And to life, which "can only be understood backward.  It must be lived forward."