Sometimes finding inspiration, motivation and dedication can come from those amazing utterances we use everyday: words.
Words are like ingredients in a recipe; they have the power to make a gorgeous, satisfying and really enjoyable tasty cake. Yet, get the mixture wrong and they can upset us and cause us to unravel emotionally.
I often find that when I'm reading a book, or watching a film, it is the words and how they resonated with me that I remember. The imagery they created or the emotion they evoked is what stays with you.
I wanted to share with you 5 quotes I love, in no particular order, and why I love them.
1. - Augustus Waters, The Fault in our Stars by John Green.
I adore this quote because it really does 'put into words' how you feel when you're confused, and in love. It's also beautifully poetic and evocative.
2. - Professor Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.
This is one of my all time favourite quotes. It utterly summarises my complete belief and passion in the power of words, and why it is so vital that our children learn to read, write and fully understand them.
3. - Peter Pan, Hook.
This quote makes me think of my childhood, and how 'to live' and be an adult seems o far away from where you are.
4. - John Lennon, The Beatles.
Isn't this the truth? Especially since having Jake, I have realised that time seeps through our fingers like sand - it can't be stopped, claimed or pulled back - and that scares me a little.
5. - Anthony Hopkins as Dr Hannibal Lecter, Hannibal.
You'll all think this is a weird one. Indeed, I suppose it is. But I love the passion and sincerity with which Anthony Hopkins' character Dr Hannibal Lecter delivers these words to Clarice. The words themselves suggest to us that we are as we want ourselves to be - not what others might say we are.
These quotes all symbolise something to me about life and living it. There are so many wonderful, famous quotes to enjoy - but these are just some I enjoy, and that speak to me.