Simply Sunday! What’s Beauty?

Simply Sunday

Simply Sunday is a meme held by Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity. This is where we can share our favourite quotes of the week!

This week, my simply thing is:

“So many things become beautiful when you really look.”

― Lauren OliverBefore I Fall from the lovely Samantha Kingston

Ah I love this quote! I like the idea of something being beautiful when you really look. Beuty can be found in anything, it’s all in how you perceive it. I personally think this is what writers are best at.

For example; I know the garden here outside my window looks pretty boring. Plane wooden fence, dry, dead grass. Tree’s still in pot plants. Hot sun. Paint peeling off the patio.

But if I really look, I can see a frangipani flower just coming into bloom. See the old stone, antique pot plant holding up the youngest tree we own. I can see the rustic looking stone path, leading up to the homey looking door with a stalk pictured on the stained glass window.

It’s all about perception: some people may see snow and think “Brr, Cold. Wet. Yuck” Other’s may think, “Beautiful, white and clean” or even “Fun, sledding, skiing, snow fights” OR “Warm fires, hot chocolate, cuddles”. It’s all perception, experience and attitude.

This doesn’t just go for scenery though, this same idea can go for people, places, events and items. I don’t believe anything cannot look beautiful.

Except for maybe cane toads :S. Disgusting things.

What do you think of my quote? Do you think beauty can be found in anything? Do you think authors are good at making anything beautiful? What about in Before I Fall? 

Simply Sunday!

Simply Sunday

Simply Sunday is a meme held by Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity where we can share our favourite quotes for the week!

This week, I’ve chosen one from Game of Thrones.

Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength, for then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.

Game of Thrones A Song of Ice and Fire #1, by George R.R. Martin.

Wise words from Tyrion Lannister, aka, the Imp/ Dwarf/ half-man. Pg 54

As soon as I read this, I was like “Ah, this is why Tyrion is one of my favourite character’s”

In terms of the book, It always boggled my mind how Tyrion could be so confident. I mean, he is a Lanister, but still – he is just about hated and/or teased by everybody. Including his family. I think this quote describes him so well though. He is so confident with himself because he realizes what he is, and accepts himself for it. In doing so, he uses this knowledge as armor to prevent himself from being hurt and so he never pretends to be something he’s not.

I think people could learn a lot from the little Lannister. I personally think he’s the most well developed and intriguing character of the whole series. But he’s also super smart and really wise for his years.

In simple terms, this quote is telling you that you have to accept yourself. If you’re smart and want to do well in life, well by all means, except your nerdness because that’s just who you are. Are you a girl, but crave adrenalin and physical exertion? Stop caring what you most girls do, do what you want to do. Afraid of being judged for family circumstance? Is following a religion ‘wrong” or ‘weird’ where you are? Do you come from a highly successful family, or come from poverty? Time to stop fearing or rejecting what you are and except it, for it is the only way to deal with it.

On another note … LESS THAN A DAY! WOAH. Omg.

Simple Sunday (#4)

Simply SundaySimple Sunday is a meme hosted by Chiara @ Book for a Delicate Eternity, where we can share quotes from books, poems, song, anything!

This Sunday, my simple thing is from Under the Never Sky

And it’s always better, isn’t it, when you discover answers on your own?

Veronica Rossi (Aria’s mum). 

I love this quote because it’s true. I love that feeling of when you’re working on a puzzle or a really hard math question – and you figure it out all by yourself, without help from a teacher or anyone else. It’s a feeling of satisfaction and gives you a boost of confidence. It’s always better when you discover things on your own.

What do you think of my quote? What’s you perception of it? Comment! 

Simply Sunday (#2)

Simply Sunday

Simply Sunday is a meme held at Books for a Delicate Eternity. It’s where we can share a quote that we like from a book that we’re reading, a song, a poem – anything!

This week, my simple quote is from an old friend of mine – It’s all yours, Albus!

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”

The Harry Potter series, J.K Rowling, Albus Dumbledore

Ah, good ol’ Dumbledore. The wise man manages to incorporate so many meanings in so few words. I chose this quote today because it can mean so many things, has endless discussion possibilities, and holds a truth. Words are our most powerful tool. Words can cause people harm – can turn them against each other, can be used to bully someone, to verbally abuse someone. On the opposite side of the spectrum; words can ally people together, can make someone’s day and put smiles on faces. We can use words to convince people and debate, to educate, to motivate, to dedicate someone to a cause, to inspire, to tell stories and share experiences… Harry Potter and all its magic was created by words. All of our favourite stories were created by a spark of imagination and words. Words are a tool, and truly one of our greatest.

What I like to use my words for? Education, I love learning, and in turn I like share my knowledge. I like to debate (who doesn’t?) and I like to convince people of dedicating themselves to good causes. And let’s not forget – to rave about the words that create good books.

What do you use your words for? Have any quotes you would like to share? Comment! Comment away! 

Simply Sunday

ImageSimply Sunday is a meme run by Books for a Delicate Eternity, where we share our favourite quotes of the week; whether it be from a book, a poem, a song – wherever! 

My Simple thing this Sunday is a quote from a book I read this week “Crash Into You” by Katie McGarry. You can find my review here

“Maybe this is what happens when you fall in love. On the outside a lighter is nothing amazing, but it holds all the ingredients that can create something wonderful. With a few pushes in the right direction, you can inspire something so brilliant that it pushes back the darkness. ”

I love this quote. I really do. It’s a comment on love, and how it can make the plain, ordinary things beautiful. Not just that, though. It comments on how love can push away the “darkness” – all your inner demons and self doubt. What I love most about this quote is how it is explaining it through a lighter. The symbolism of addiction and drugs. I love how it demonstrates that anything and everything can be beautiful.