I have saved the best for last! I went from song lyrics, to movies, and now of course, to my favorite writers (although I definitely have more than 3). Also, if you know what the featured image is…props to you!
I want to thank samanthamurdochblog again for nominating me for this challenge. Please do check out her blog as well!
Once again, the rules are post 3 quotes for 3 consecutive days and nominate 3 new people each day.
“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”
-Chuck Palahniuk, Diary
Palahniuk is one of my all-time favorite writers. I own all of his books and have read them all, most multiple times. I love that he is fearless in choosing his topics, especially the topics people shy away from. I love his repetitive style and the way he weaves twists into his work. I think his work is very much inspired by Vonnegut, who is another favorite of mine. The quote resonates with me and I think with a lot of people because we don’t know what happens when we die, but it’s hard to accept that we’ll just cease existing. We each have a chance to leave a legacy behind, whether it is just family, or an artistic masterpiece. I cannot lie, it would be amazing to become a writer who has the ability to touch the minds of generations to come.
“Holding anger is a poison…It eats you from inside…We think that by hating someone we hurt them…But hatred is a curved blade…and the harm we do to others…we also do to ourselves.”
Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven
I read a lot of darker literature. I don’t mind it, it fascinates me. But Mitch Albom I LOVE and he is the exact opposite. His books always provide time for introspection and revelation. I had a lot of experience with anger in my youth and honestly it did more harm to me than anybody else. It felt so good when I finally learned to release it. Don’t hold on to hate.
“There is love enough in this world for everybody, if people will just look.”
-Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle
As I said above, Vonnegut is a favorite of mine. When I read his books I get the feeling we have very similar thoughts. He talks a lot about getting rid of loneliness. I know depression comes in all forms, but loneliness has always been my source of anxiety, my target if you will. Cat’s Cradle is a fascinating book about the man who created the atomic bomb. Vonnegut paints the picture that this man was no crueler than anyone else, just simply invested in his craft-science-and wanting to test its true potential. I think this quote fits perfectly with the Albom quote as well as the current atmosphere of the world. Let’s all look a little harder for love, and make it easier for others to find.
Since I am all about themes, my nominations will be people from WordPress who have posted stories on their blogs that I have loved reading and gotten “hooked” if you will. I hope you check out their work as well! I will send the link right to the stories if you’re interested in reading them!