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Old 9th June 2009, 15:23
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I had a feeling this thread already existed but having searched I couldn`t find it? (If I`m duplicating I apologise and maybe a mod could join them?) Anyhoo I think we should have a place we can share all the quotes/sayings/poems/lyrics that have inspired us, helped us or made us look at/think about our SA and the way we see the world
Here are a couple of my favourites at the minute:

"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." ~ Henry Ford

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance." ~ Samuel Johnson

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Old 9th June 2009, 16:36
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Hi GI, hope you're well.

Someone once gave me this speech about if you're at work 8 hours a day to work hard for 8 hours since it's the best way to make something for yourself. I liked what he said and it inspired me. He happened to be the guy that sat reading the paper all day lol.

Anywho..
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Old 9th June 2009, 16:38
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they are pretty bloody good!

GOOD WILL HUNTING

Sean: Thought about what you said to me the other day, about my painting. Stayed up half the night thinking about it. Something occurred to me... fell into a deep peaceful sleep, and haven't thought about you since. Do you know what occurred to me?
Will: No.
Sean: You're just a kid, you don't have the faintest idea what you're talkin' about.
Will: Why thank you.
Sean: It's all right. You've never been out of Boston.
Will: Nope.
Sean: So if I asked you about art, you'd probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo, you know a lot about him. Life's work, political aspirations, him and the pope, sexual orientations, the whole works, right? But I'll bet you can't tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You've never actually stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling; seen that. If I ask you about women, you'd probably give me a syllabus about your personal favorites. You may have even been laid a few times. But you can't tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy. You're a tough kid. And I'd ask you about war, you'd probably throw Shakespeare at me, right, "once more unto the breach dear friends." But you've never been near one. You've never held your best friend's head in your lap, watch him gasp his last breath looking to you for help. I'd ask you about love, you'd probably quote me a sonnet. But you've never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Known someone that could level you with her eyes, feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you. Who could rescue you from the depths of hell. And you wouldn't know what it's like to be her angel, to have that love for her, be there forever, through anything, through cancer. And you wouldn't know about sleeping sitting up in the hospital room for two months, holding her hand, because the doctors could see in your eyes, that the terms "visiting hours" don't apply to you. You don't know about real loss, 'cause it only occurs when you've loved something more than you love yourself. And I doubt you've ever dared to love anybody that much. And look at you... I don't see an intelligent, confident man... I see a cocky, scared shitless kid. But you're a genius Will. No one denies that. No one could possibly understand the depths of you. But you presume to know everything about me because you saw a painting of mine, and you ripped my ****ing life apart. You're an orphan right?
[Will nods]
Sean: You think I know the first thing about how hard your life has been, how you feel, who you are, because I read Oliver Twist? Does that encapsulate you? Personally... I don't give a shit about all that, because you know what, I can't learn anything from you, I can't read in some ****in' book. Unless you want to talk about you, who you are. Then I'm fascinated. I'm in. But you don't want to do that do you sport? You're terrified of what you might say. Your move, chief.
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Old 9th June 2009, 16:38
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how'd you like them apples?
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Old 9th June 2009, 20:18
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The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
Elbert Hubbard

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
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Old 9th June 2009, 22:38
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"Our life is what our thoughts make it" - Marcus Aurelinus

"A man is not hurt so much by what happens, as by his opinions of what happens" - Micheal de Montaigne
"My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened" - Micheal de Montaigne

"Tomorrow do thy worst for I have lived today" - Horace

"Others are going to have their own opinion according to their belief system, so nothing they think about me is really about me, but it is about them. You may even tell me 'Hey, what you are saying is hurting me', but it is not what I am saying that is hurting you - it is that you have wounds that I touch by what I have said... you are hurting yourself."
-- Don Miguel Ruiz

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can
alter his life by altering his attitudes.”
William James (1842–1910)

“Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant
findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can
choose the way they think.”
Martin Seligman, Learned Optimism

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."-Sir Winston Churchill

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant"- Robert Louis Stevenson

"The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life and you must accept regret." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses" - Dale Carnegie

"A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life." - Eleanor Roosevelt
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Old 10th June 2009, 10:34
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"Tear up the book and write your own damn rules,
Use all that heart, hope and soul that you’ve got,
And the love and the rage that you feel in your gut,
And realise that the other world that you’re always looking for,
Lies right here in front of us, just outside this door,
And it’s up to you to go out there and paint the canvas,
After all, you were put on the earth to do this,
So shine your light so bright that all can see,
Take pride in being whoever the f**k you want to be"

- Jonny 'Itch' Fox
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Old 10th June 2009, 20:29
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"Keep doing what you`ve always done and you`ll keep getting what you`ve always got"

Not sure who this is by but I remember seeing someone on here have it as their signature a good while back now and it really summed up my need to try and do and view things differently.
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Old 10th June 2009, 22:51
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The quote in my signature has kept me going these past couple of months...
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Old 12th June 2009, 16:38
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“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
(Ghandi)

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” (unknown)

You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, "I'm proud of what I am and who I am, and I'm just going to be myself." (Mariah Carey!)
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Old 12th June 2009, 18:43
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"Yes We Can"- Barack Obama
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Old 12th June 2009, 21:42
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I have always liked the saying

"today is the first day of the rest of your life"
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Old 13th June 2009, 15:32
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i came across this today via a link on another thread, and it struck a chord

"You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do."
--Olin Miller
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Old 13th June 2009, 22:29
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A lot of thought-provoking quotes here

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Originally Posted by girlinterrupted
"Keep doing what you`ve always done and you`ll keep getting what you`ve always got"

Not sure who this is by but I remember seeing someone on here have it as their signature a good while back now and it really summed up my need to try and do and view things differently.
Heh, that was me, GI I think the quote came from either "Dr Phil" McGraw or Stephen R Covey
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Old 18th June 2009, 18:18
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Came across this one today and thought it was a good way of looking at the times when we have setbacks:

" No one ever won a chess match by making only forward moves. Sometimes you have to move backward to take a better step forward. The same is true for Life " ~ author unknown
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Old 20th June 2009, 17:14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Seagull
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” (unknown)
Similar one to that: If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people.-Timothy Leary
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Old 21st June 2009, 10:24
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i like these, can't remember who said alot of them

reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does. -josh billings

every ending is a new beginning.

todays mighty oak is just yesterdays nut that held its ground!

he who limps still walks.

this too shall pass.

even the longest journeys still begin with a single step

u can't move forward while looking backwards

its not the events in life that shape us, but the meaning we give to those events that counts (or something like that) anthony robbins

knowing others is intelligence, knowing urself is true widom. mastering others is strength, mastering urself is true power - lao tzu

we can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them-albert einstein
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Old 21st June 2009, 10:29
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i love this poem too, i didn't write it found it in a book. its so true!

WHO IS NOT RECOVERING?

Who is not recovering, from something in their past?
From a painful loss, a relationship that didn’t last?
Who is not recovering, from harsh words that cut, and scarred?
Or decisions that were made, that made the journey hard?

Who is not recovering, from setbacks and despair?
From a life crying out for healing, for mending, and repair?
Who is not recovering, from disappointment after a failed goal?
From illness of the spirit, or desperation of the soul?

We are all like pilgrims, on a journey, where we fall.
The road sometimes gets bumpy, sometimes we hit a wall.
We have much to teach each other, of lessons we have learned.
As we opted for the straight path, or the times we chose to turn.

Recovering is discovering, that we have much to give.
That all of our experiences, have served to help us live.
Recovering is uncovering, the gifts we still possess,
And bringing them to the light of day, and basking in success.

Yes, we are all recovering, as we live from day to day.
And we all seek a caring hand, when we seem to lose our way.
Case managers and consumers, seeking comfort, and release.
Both pilgrims on the journey, together we’ll find peace.

1995, Wally Kisthardt.
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Old 21st June 2009, 12:15
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Slight derail but just wanted to say I`m loving all these
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Old 23rd June 2009, 23:16
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^ me too - I think it's uplifting. I love that poem earthandocean - might display it somewhere.

Well my dad always says 'concentrate on your efforts and don't worry about results - you can't control them, so just be happy that you're doing the best you can. You never know what's in store for you for the future'

and

'you have a lot more potential than you think - no-one can measure or know your potential'
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Old 24th June 2009, 00:34
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This quote may seem kind of uncaring and mocking to those who are depresed or suicidal, but I think it makes a good point.

"Razors pain you; rivers are damp; acids stain you; and drugs cause cramp. Guns aren't lawful; nooses give; gas smells awful; you might aswel live!"

Dorothy Parker
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Old 24th June 2009, 01:23
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I am thankful....For all the complaining I hear about the Government
Because it means that we have freedom of speech


Anon
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Old 24th June 2009, 19:47
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i love this poem too, i didn't write it found it in a book. its so true!

WHO IS NOT RECOVERING?
That's a beautiful poem. I'm printing that out!
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Old 24th June 2009, 23:49
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Quote:
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This quote may seem kind of uncaring and mocking to those who are depresed or suicidal, but I think it makes a good point.

"Razors pain you; rivers are damp; acids stain you; and drugs cause cramp. Guns aren't lawful; nooses give; gas smells awful; you might aswel live!"

Dorothy Parker
I like that Had it on my myspace for ages. Didn't know said it but I know Lisa said it in Girl, Interrupted :D

Two quotes that have stuck out for me are:
"When walking through hell walk faster" which I think is some rephrasing of a Churchill quote or something, and
"Live or die but don't poison everything" - Anne Sexton. At first I thought it was quite offensive, but I don't know, it just sticks in my head.
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Old 25th June 2009, 10:34
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ssi and welshkat-glad u like it =) i found it in a social work book when i was studying and i was like wow! it really spoke to me and thought it was really good at summing up how it can feel having struggles in your life.
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Old 29th June 2009, 18:27
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A couple of quotes which spoke to me when having a bad day :

When you feel that you have reached the end
and you cannot go one step further,
when life seems to be drained of all purpose;
what a wonderful opportunity
to start all over again,
to turn over a new page ~ Eileen Caddy

What does not destroy me,
makes me stronger ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900)

and one which I only just came across but which I instantly loved!

Though no-one can go back
and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now
and make a brand new end ~ Author Unknown
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Old 30th June 2009, 18:18
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Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out ~ Art Linkletter, Actor/TV Show Host


Keep your thoughts positive,because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive,because your words become your behaviours.
Keep your behaviours positive,because your behaviours become your habits.
Keep your habits positive,because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive,because your values become your destiny ~ Gandhi

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Old 30th June 2009, 21:05
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You can overcome any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesnt exist anywhere except in the mind.

Inaction breads doubt and fear, Action breads confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it, go out and get busy.
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Old 1st July 2009, 02:13
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Copied pste alot of those. I put some up the other day. Few good ones.

http://www.social-anxiety-community....ad.php?t=36433
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Old 18th July 2009, 15:05
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Heard this On Big Brother of all places but it struck a chord,(can`t seem to find who originally said it though):

"Success is getting up one more time than you`ve been knocked down" ~ ???
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