Category Archives: Quintessential Quotes

Gandhi & Indian Flag

Be the Change You want to See – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

I tried this the entire day today; I lay on my back looking up at the heavens and saw, in my mind’s eye, that it was Saturday instead of Monday. I was being the change that I wanted to see.

My boss came to me and needless to say, he was not impressed. Turned out he couldn’t see the change I was being.

I think we need a mandate to make quotes come with guidelines and disclaimers attached.

Let’s just have a referendum, it’s not like Australia needs much convincing for one of those, right Turnball?

Proverbs I do not get – #1

You can’t have your cake and eat it too …

Why would I buy a cake if I didn’t want to eat it. Really? What would be the point?

“X” will happen when Pigs Fly …

Okay, do you really think that I’m going to be caring about “X” when there are pigs buzzing around my head?

Sticks and Stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me …

This saying couldn’t be further from the truth. Whoever came up with this one clearly didn’t understand the power that words can wield or meet my High School’s version of Mean Girls. Words can butcher your soul in a way sticks and stones never could.

Any proverbs you wonder about?

There is no such thing as not meant to be …

Because it’s exactly how it’s meant to be.

Often in hindsight, when I look back on my journey I realise that when something or someone didn’t happen in my life when I really wanted it, it was for the best.

It led me to discover something better and brighter and if not, it gave me the priceless opportunity to learn.

I know it’s easier said than done but patience truly is a virtue even when all you want to do is kick its mother you know what arse to the kerb. But then again, that’s probably just me.

The Difference between Hearing and Listening?

The former normally results in a Bobble-head inspired nodding epidemic. While listening may end the same way, it usually follows some deep contemplation.