Throw me letters, I can produce a few words which then transform into a line of sentence. Growing up, English is not a local language in my country but it is used nationwide, and even everywhere. Being a person who struggles daily to improve the proficiency of English, I honestly believe that non-native speakers find it hard to master the language. In fact, no one can be too ideal in mastering a language. I didn’t have a knack for communicating in English previously, but as days pass, I improved. Not saying I’m excellent at it but learning curve never stops, don’t you think?
These days I’ve been immersing myself into the arts of words, liberating my mind from the hectic working life. In its simpler idea, I read. Yes, I spend my time reading so as to widen my vocabulary while grasping a set of new ideas on how to organise very fine sentences that are of unique and creative for the readers out there.
But over time as I scan through words from every book I read, I find it very interesting to understand every author’s way of arranging sentences that play with our emotions inside. If you’re an avid reader, I believe you’d better understand how artsy words can be because to me, words and sentences are the way we express our emotions to people. One way or another, some quotes are relatable and we can conceptualise them with our daily routines. Some thoughts associate with what we believe, as described by the authors in their books. Be it motivational or novel, I prefer books that can help me boost my mental intelligence.
So let’s see some quotes, or words I archived from books I read;
“Basically, a writer has a quiet, inner motivation, and doesn’t seek validation in the outwardly visible..” – Haruki Murakami
For this, I construe it is relatable for all writers out there striving hard to come up with fresh ideas when reorganising sentences. I can assure this since I’m myself a writer too so to utilise our brain, it requires some specific inner motivation.
“In other words, let’s face it: Life is basically unfair. But even in a situation that’s unfair, I think it’s possible to seek out a kind of fairness. Of course that might take time and effort. And maybe it won’t seem to be worth all that. It’s up to each individual to decide whether or not it is..” – Haruki Murakami
Can I equate this with – Life is all about challenges that we as human has to face and find solutions to each problem we encounter?
“Nothing in the real world is as beautiful as the illusions of a person about to lose consciousness..” – Haruki Murakami
Dreams and imaginations are deemed to be beautiful than the bitter truth. That’s why it’s called dreams, I guess?
“You make do with what you have. As you age you learn even to be happy with what you have. That’s one of the few good points of growing older..” – Haruki Murakami
How is this not true? I’m only 25 and to be freaking honest, I appreciate all the little things that keep me smile, even if they last only for a certain minute.
“Can someone really retire if he is passionate about what he does..” – Hector Garcia & Francesc Miralles
This is really subjective and it carries different contexts for each people. To me, I may end up retiring as an editor at a media company or something, who knows? Since writing is my passion maybe I’ll just stay in the same industry until the day I call it off. Or maybe, it will be my career until I decide to resort to starting a business? Well….
“Faith is about doing, You are how you act, not just how you believe..” – Mitch Albom
Faith and practicals go hand in hand. It’s like when you start learning how to drive in class, the knowledge should be applied the moment you start the engine.
“Having more does not keep you from wanting more. And if you always want more — to be richer, more beautiful, more well known — you are missing the bigger picture, and I can tell you from experience, happiness will never come..” Mitch Albom
The hunger to want more is toxic in a way that it makes you feel ungrateful for the things you have today. You dismiss all the good benefits in your hand while allowing the ‘bad’ to dominate your thoughts.
Being a reader allows an access to your brain to think in a bigger perspective. It helps us become a person equipped with knowledge. But of course don’t go buy comics to fill your shelves. What’s your excuse not to read?
PS: More favourite quotes to come 😉