Sunday, 28 April 2013

Time to Quote (#1)

This (hopefully) weekly post is partly inspired by Quote it Saturday (Freda's Voice). I will be choosing a favourite quote – sometimes a few - every weekend, share it with you and explain why I think it’s special, beautiful or thought-provoking. Enjoy! P.S. The quotes won’t have any spoilers.

This week I chose the following quote:
"There can be beauty anywhere. Even here. An if it ain't there, you can make it yerself."
-Blood Red Road by Moira Young

When I was reading Blood Red Road, I was particularly struck by this quote. I usually don’t remember to write down quotes but when I do, they are words strung together like beads making a beautiful pattern, or puzzle pieces fitting just right into each other, an entity that calls out to me and sticks into my mind determinedly. This particular one was just like that. The rhythm of these three sentences is flowing and effortless, they give each other shape and most importantly, they form together an ageless thought that applies everywhere, to everyone.

We choose what is beautiful. It is not truly our eyes but instead our brain and attitude that make the – sometimes - unconscious choice to regard things in a certain way. If we want to, we can find beauty anywhere. It’s always present, often hidden, until the moment we decide to uncover it, to observe something through positive thoughts. When we attempt to stop viewing things judgingly and consciously examine our opinions and prejudices and the reasons behind them, we can realize that really it often is a matter of will to see something or someone in a better light. Every day we can try this – look around us, see the beauty. Sometimes it is so close we don’t even notice.

Those are my thoughts for today – what do you think of this quote?


  1. I like the quote, it's very nice and uplifting :)

  2. I love this quote! We seldom notice the little things that really make life beautiful and I believe that acknowledging these things is an admirable skill that few people have.

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