wordsfrommouth

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  • wordsfrommouth 29w

    "Intrigued by that enigma, he dug so deeply into her sentiments that in search of interest he found love, because by trying to make her love him
    He ended up falling in love with her."
    Gabriel G. Marquez

  • wordsfrommouth 85w

    Author Michael Lewis on the stories we tell ourselves:


    "As I’ve gotten older—I would say starting in my mid-to-late 20s—I could not help but notice the effect on people of the stories they told about themselves. If you listen to people, if you just sit and listen, you’ll find that there are patterns in the way they talk about themselves.


    There’s the kind of person who is always the victim in any story that they tell. Always on the receiving end of some injustice. There's the person who’s always kind of the hero of every story they tell. There's the smart person; they delivered the clever put down there.


    There are lots of versions of this, and you’ve got to be very careful about how you tell these stories because it starts to become you. You are—in the way you craft your narrative—kind of crafting your character. And so I did at some point decide, “I am going to adopt self-consciously as my narrative, that I’m the happiest person anybody knows.” And it is amazing how happy-inducing it is."

    #michaellewis #thestorywetellourselves #story #inspiring #stories #poet #selfconscious #musings #inspo #perfect #mirakeechallenge #writersnetwork #explore #life

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    The Story We Tell Ourselves

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  • wordsfrommouth 85w

    Poet Yahia Lababidi

    A good listener is one who helps us overhear ourselves.
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  • wordsfrommouth 86w

    Can You Read My Mind?

    If you could read my mind,
    You’d see a character
    I had ever failed to become
    If you could read my mind,
    You’d be able to read
    A book you never wished
    To touch and read,
    But sometimes I still wish
    Someone could read my mind.
    ©wordsfrommouth

  • wordsfrommouth 86w

    The scientist, astronomer, and author, Carl Sagan, on the magic of books:

    #carlsagan #cosmos #books #quotes #magical

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    The Magic of Books

    "What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic."
    ©wordsfrommouth

  • wordsfrommouth 86w

    If it's hard to visualise it, then feel it! This song sums it up perfectly ��

    #songs #writersofmirakee #inspire #envision #futureself #hope #gratitude

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    Crystal Blue Persuasion

  • wordsfrommouth 86w

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    #blood #love #veins #skin #you #him

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    Feels

    i feel you under my skin
    running through my veins
    competing with my blood
    to see which's going
    to reach my heart
    faster
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  • wordsfrommouth 86w

    Let Your Soul Bask in Sunshine

    Sometimes I wonder
    If those who've never experienced the grueling lows of depression
    Truly experience the moment
    When the sun catches your soul in just the right way
    And you finally feel warmth in your bones.
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  • wordsfrommouth 86w

    Quotes I'm pondering -

    “I realized that I could lose myself in a character. I could live in a character. It was a choice. And when I finished with that, I took a month to remember who I was. ‘What do I believe? What are my politics? What do I like and dislike?’ It took me a while, and I was depressed going back into my concerns and my politics. But there was a shift that had already happened. And the shift was, ‘Wait a second. If I can put Jim Carrey aside for four months, who is Jim Carrey? Who the hell is that?’ ... I know now he does not really exist. He’s ideas. ... Jim Carrey was an idea my parents gave me. Irish-Scottish-French was an idea I was given. Canadian was an idea that I was given. I had a hockey team and a religion and all of these things that cobble together into this kind of Frankenstein monster, this representation. It’s like an avatar. These are all the things I am. You are not an actor, or a lawyer. No one is a lawyer. There are lawyers, law is practiced, but no one is a lawyer. There is no one, in fact, there.”

    — Jim Carrey

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  • wordsfrommouth 87w

    The Alchemy of Attention

    When a mist of multiplying thoughts
    fills your mind
    associations spinning endlessly
    images jostling and memories whirling
    free-falling through your inner space
    you can always bring yourself back to now.

    ©wordsfrommouth