Quote Me

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The written word is one of my greatest joys in life. While a book can teach you something new, and show you how someone else thinks and feels about the world; a quote can give you a concise window into someone else’s view on a certain subject with very little investment on your part.

It’s hard for me to pick one quote as my favorite, though…One of my ambitions with this blog is to post a new quote each week, and one of the advantages of my kindle is that I can highlight text and have it transferred over to their site…basically, I can take notes in any book and collect phrases I like without having to interrupt the reading process too much – no notebook and pen to search for!

A quote that I ran across recently really resonated with me. It’s by Carl Jung, the famous psychoanalyst.

“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.”

What stands out to me about it is that it means we can and do constantly reinvent ourselves, and we always have a chance to do better in life. No matter what tragedies befall you, and what you’ve done in the past – you can improve yourself and your place in life.

 

One thought on “Quote Me

  1. “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you,’ that would be sufficient.” –Meister Eckhart [look him up]

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