"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

quotable quotes

"Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer." -- Ed Cunningham

hmmm...this got me wondering. just how many of the people i encounter everyday really want to know my answer to their how-are-you's? come to think of it. if i tell them i'm okay even if i'm not, most of them seem not to realize and only a few dare question or challenge my answer. it's safe to say those few people are the real ones.

for them who truly care and them who really give a damn: hug me next time, hahaha!


"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." -- Galileo Galilei
amen. i dare not question this one. let's leave it at that.


"If you think that praise is due, now's the time to show it 'cause a man can't read his tombstone when he's dead." -- Anonymous
hehehe. that means say what you have to say now...or (to quote that line from the movie, my best friend's wedding) "the moment just passes you by".

this makes sense but... i still have a problem with it. blame my pride. while i don't wanna regret not being able to say the good things that i wanna say to a person while he or she is still alive, i seldom get around to letting the person know.

maybe it's true that i cannot readily give what i do not willingly receive.


"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." -- Theodore Roosevelt
in this world, what is required of us is to be the best that we can be. and how do we go about becoming our best? read the quote and live it.

only in making the best out of the situations we are in can we push ourselves to become better, and then, later (probably much, much later) become our best if we really try.


"To be a star: you must shine your own light. Follow your own path and don't worry about the darkness for it is when stars shine the brightest."
ever since back then, i've liked stars (those a-twinkling heavenly bodies up there, not them entertainment personalities in the boob tube). i don't exactly know why. perhaps it's because when we draw them, we almost always represent them with the oh-so-cutie look in yellow.

i like yellow... and i like stars. bow.

i know, i know. i didn't actually say anything about the quote. i merely shared my fascination with stars. hehehe...


"A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success." -- Anonymous
that is to say... why notice me only now? where were you when i was struggling and needing a push?


  1. great quotes! thanks!!

    originally posted on 11.24.04 - 5:56 am using Haloscan comment board

  2. every PhD supervisor should learn this one!!!! compulsory reading! Cool stuff on here...

    Marks mate Louis...

    originally posted on 11.26.04 - 7:33 am using Haloscan comment board

  3. great choice of quotes! sa amo-ang culture, the quote about the dead not being able to read his tombstone is very applicable kay it's very important for us to give praise and show appreciation to people while they're still with us.

    originally posted on 11.28.04 - 9:48 pm using Haloscan comment board

  4. i got the quotes from http://www.wegotcards.com/

    originally posted on 11.28.04 - 10:31 pm using Haloscan comment board


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