World on wheels

To: Cantona,

Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with an evangelical zeal, and you became convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.

-John Green

I am starting a new project and continuing what is old.

A thousand years ago, someone who meant the world to me gave me a book on my birthday. In it, contain words of wisdoms, Bible verses, quotes and sayings from books and texts. Whilst for the longest time ever, I continued the little project on my own, adding to the tome my own words and sayings. And today, I realised that I am afraid of losing this book, that words within will fade away from the pages. And thus, I will immortalise it. But still, I will add unto the book, and so as I will do so to this.

God builds His church on the backs of people who murder, commit adultery, deny Him and persecute His followers. But because of Christ, forgiveness is now our problem, not God’s.

-Finding God In Unexpected Places; Philip Yancey

Turn your face towards the sun, and you’ll realise that the shadow is behind you.

You can ask the universe for all the signs you want, but ultimately, we see what we want to see when we’re ready to see it.

-How I Met Your Mother

Few things are as scary and imposing as a pride of lions that have figured out the mechanics of a trampoline.

-Stuff Christians Like; Jonathan Acuff

That’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.

-The Kite Runner; Khaled Hosseini

Faith sees even the darkest deed of all history, the death of God’s Son, as a necessary prelude to the brightest.

-Finding God In Unexpected Places; Philip Yancey

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.

-J. K. Rowling

Think Big. Start Small. Build Deep.

-Edmund Chan

My flesh and my heart may fail, but GOD is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

-Psalms 73:26

Ends are for yesterdays, not tomorrows.

-The Timekeeper; Mitch Albom

The only people who ever get anyplace interesting are the people who get lost.

-Henry David Thoreau

Courage, dear heart.

-C. S. Lewis

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself; therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

-George Bernard Shaw

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

-The Twits; Roald Dahl

Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.

-Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone; J. K. Rowling

There is a rhythm, a cycle. There is – a pattern. All things change, whether from the inside out or the outside in. That is what magic is. And we are magic too.

-Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War; Christie Golden

For the Present is the point at which time touches eternity.

-The Screwtape Letters; C. S. Lewis

Animals are my friends. I don’t eat my friends.

-Sergeant Tom

Eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.

-The Little Prince; Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Sometimes, what life separates, love brings together.

-The First Phone Call From Heaven; Mitch Albom

If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuy6[bh[pasdlgkhasdfasdf

-Horseraddish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid; Lemony Snicket

Murder is no better than cards, if cards can do the trick.

-The Screwtape Letters; C. S. Lewis

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not.

-The Lorax; Dr. Seuss

This is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun. It might seem strange to start a story with an ending, but all endings are also beginnings, we just don’t know it at the time.

-The Five People You Meet In Heaven; Mitch Albom

Our most basic emotional need is not to fall in love, but to be genuinely loved by another, to know a love that grows out of reason and choice, not instinct.

-The Five Love Languages; Gary Chapman

Sometimes, I look outside, and I think that a lot of other people have seen this show before. Just like I think that a lot of other people have read those books before. And listened to those songs. I wonder how they feel tonight.

-The Perks Of Being A Wallflower; Stephen Chbosky

There’s a story about a little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time. He’s enjoying the wind and the fresh air – until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore. “My God, this terrible”, the wave says. “Look what’s going to happen to me!”
Then along comes another wave. It sees the first wave, looking grim and it says to him “Why do you look so sad?” The first wave says “You don’t understand! All of us waves are going to be nothing! Isn’t it terrible?”
The second wave says “No, you don’t understand. You’re not a wave, you’re part of the ocean.”

-Tuesdays with Morrie; Mitch Albom

“To know what would have happened, child? Said Aslan. “No, nobody is ever told that. But anyone can find out what will happen.”

-Prince Caspian; C. S. Lewis

“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys – to woo women – and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.” 

-N. H. Kleinbaum, Dead Poets Society

There’s a monster at the end of this book. It’s the blank page where the story ends and you’re left alone with yourself and your thoughts.