shayarisms4lovers June18 267 - 25 Umberto Eco Quotes to Inspire You to Write Your Own Story

25 Umberto Eco Quotes to Inspire You to Write Your Own Story

Umberto Eco (5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016) was one of the finest novelists of the 20th century, as well as a renowned university professor, philosopher, semanticist, and literary critic. The Name of the Rose (Il nome della rosa) is the masterpiece that brought him worldwide fame. The story was brought to screens in 1986, starring Sean Connery. I remember my grandmother giving me this book, and how different and complex it felt compared to everything else that I had read as a child. Umberto Eco’s blend of mystery, medieval ways, religion and semiotics blew my mind. Foucault’s Pendulum and The Prague Cemetery must also be mentioned here, as the last one took its sweet time at the top of the bestseller charts in Italy back in 2010. Eco was passionate about reading ever since he was a kid; he used to devour everything from classic novels to comics. In his apartment in Milan he had a library of 30,000 books, with another of 20,000 in his vacation home. Eco became one of academia’s foremost thinkers; he inspired and delighted people with his brilliant way of writing. Here are 25 Umberto Eco quotes to help you write your own […]

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shayarisms4lovers June18 236 - 20 Best Motivational Quotes To Inspire You To Be A Better Person

20 Best Motivational Quotes To Inspire You To Be A Better Person

Be the best version of yourself. No matter what the world throws at you, it’s important to strive to be a better person and inspire people to do the same along the way. It’s easy to fall prey to negativity. It’s everywhere! It can be seen every morning on the subway ride to work when people are just trying to get in, forcing themselves in, no matter who gets hit by their backpack. It’s in the loud neighbor’s voice and music blaring at ungodly hours. It’s in that jealous relative’s barbs. It’s always out to get you to lower yourself and give in to the negativity. And you are only human to give in. But being human also means you should step back and observe the situation and yourself before you blurt out something that you’re sure to regret after the fact. It does not matter if they started it; you are responsible for your own behavior, not them. That is why you need to hold yourself accountable every time you slip. But mostly, you need to choose to be a better person in any situation. That’s right, I believe that we can and should choose to be a better person. Below are 20 […]

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shayarisms4lovers may18 75 - 25 Inspirational Quotes About Seizing The Day (Because You Only Have One Life To Live)

25 Inspirational Quotes About Seizing The Day (Because You Only Have One Life To Live)

Carpe Diem! Making the most of every single day can be difficult. It’s not easy to stay motivated 24/7 and sometimes all you want to do is stay in bed to binge-watch whatever show you’re hooked on. That’s OK! But make sure you aren’t lounging your life away. Sometimes all you need is a little inspiration to seize the day and remind yourself to focus on today. And a great way to do that is to grab yourself one of these inspirational “carpe diem” quotes to get you started at the beginning of every day. When I graduated from University I was terrified of finding a job that I hate it. I knew that money makes the world go ’round but I also knew that I have one life to live and I didn’t want to spend it stuck in a passionless job. I could already see myself sitting at the same job 30 years from now because I pigeon-holed myself into doing something that I thought was right — society told me to. Then I spoke with someone who didn’t exactly follow her true passions. She told me, “Yes, I would love to do what I’m passionate about but your passions only take […]

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shayarisms4lovers June18 252 - 40 Motivational Quotes To Inspire You Follow Your Dreams

40 Motivational Quotes To Inspire You Follow Your Dreams

Believe in yourself. It’s not easy finding and keeping motivation to follow your dream, but it’s important to do so. Dreams make life worth living! So why is it so difficult to go after them? We all have some sort of goals for our future. Whether it be opening your own restaurant or becoming an actress, following your dreams takes a ton of commitment and hard work and it’s easy to lose focus and the motivation to carry on. Have you ever thought how your idols ever got to the place they are? They all fought and worked hard to make their dreams come true and you have to, too. If you truly want your dreams to become reality, you need to go after it. Although it is important to set attainable goals, you’re going to have ot put in work and even make some sacrifices along the way. You should be warned that it is not going to be easy but it will be worth it in the end. Getting started is probably the hardest part.  A great way to begin following your dreams is to read some inspirational quotes. Quotes have a special way of motivating you to do the necessary work needed to […]

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30 Boss Lady Quotes To Keep You Motivated (And A Little Sassy) So You Can Keep Your Eye On The Prize

A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink. — Gina Carey For the longest time I struggled with the concept of being a boss.  I mean, me? A boss? At first it sounded like an unreachable goal but I soon realized everyone should strive to be the best they can be. I think a lot of it has to do with being a woman in a society that doesn’t necessarily always favor us. For example, a man and woman can be doing the same thing but a man is the boss and a woman is just bossy. But it’s a new year, so why go back to the old you? It’s your time to shine! You are THE boss, never forget that. Boss people have a sense of confidence and awareness about where they stand in this world. From my work life to my romantic life, the times I didn’t identify as a boss woman I let people walk all over me. I let people take advantage of me because I didn’t know my own worth. I thought I had to please everyone in order to fit in or have people like me.  But my purpose in this […]

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22 George Orwell Quotes to Make You Stop and Think

George Orwell was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. He was a man of strong opinions who wrote on some major topics related to the political views and movements of his times. His best known novels are Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Unfortunately, he didn’t get to enjoy the success of the last one, as he passed away one year after the book was published. Both novels have been turned into films and have enjoyed incredible popularity. Orwell’s work had a great impact on popular and political culture. Many of his neologisms entered the language together with the term Orwellian, which describes a situation, idea, or societal condition identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free and open society. The New York Times ranked Orwell second on a list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945” and in 2016, a statue of him was installed in front of the BBC in London. Orwell had a high moral sense and respect for justice. Here are 22 George Orwell quotes to make you stop and think: In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act. The most effective way to destroy people is to deny […]

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shayarisms4lovers may18 74 - 25 Dale Carnegie Quotes to Inspire You to Keep Trying

25 Dale Carnegie Quotes to Inspire You to Keep Trying

One of the most famous developers of courses in self-improvement, public speaking, and interpersonal skills, Dale Carnegie helped millions of people who got stuck in the self-help section. Dale Carnegie is the author of the groundbreaking book entitled How to Win Friends and Influence People, one of the best-selling self-help books of all time. Carnegie was a man of humble beginnings. He started to teach public speaking classes for adults at the YMCA and within only two years he achieved such popularity that he founded his own Institute. Carnegie knew that in order to find the “recipe”, he had to read the many stories of the most successful people and greatest leaders. This is how he perceived that people skills top the technical ones and that a person’s behavior can be changed by changing one’s behavior toward them. The Dale Carnegie Institute has continued to expand and is now operating in 90 countries helping people build their self-confidence, enhance communication and people skills, develop leadership skills, improve attitude and reduce stress. Here are 25 Dale Carnegie quotes to inspire you to keep trying and overcome your fears. It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are […]

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shayarisms4lovers June18 280 - 25 Alan Watts Quotes to Teach You the Transformative Power of Insight

25 Alan Watts Quotes to Teach You the Transformative Power of Insight

A prolific author and speaker, Alan Wilson Watts is credited with the interpretation and introduction of Eastern philosophy to the Western audience. As his mother’s students were children of missionaries to Asia, Watts began to be fascinated by Asian art, literature, and philosophy; so in time, he learned Chinese and started to explore the fundamental beliefs and practices of religions and philosophies of India and East Asia. After a rigorous research in Zen Buddhism, Watts published one of the first books on the topic – The Way of Zen – introducing the burgeoning youth culture to it. Due to all the wisdom it embodies, Watts even suggested that Buddhism could be presented and taught as a form of psychotherapy, and not only as a religion. Alan Watts is the author of more than 25 books on various topics such as philosophy, Eastern and Western religion, natural history, semantics, cybernetics and the anthropology of sexuality. Watts was a man who tried and explored all that he could on mystical insight. Here are 25 Alan Watts quotes to help you become more aware of yourself and your surroundings. Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. We seldom realize, for example […]

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25 Powerful Zig Ziglar Quotes to Boost Your Willpower

Zig Ziglar was an American author and motivational speaker, widely recognized as one of the pioneers of the industry. Because of his unique delivery style of motivational and powerful speeches, as well as his unparalleled insight on human nature and what triggers individuals, he became one of the most renowned figures in the science of human potential. Ziglar has inspired and influenced millions to work hard, be positive and goal-oriented. In the 1950s, as a salesman, he began giving sales-training talks and about 20 years later he launched his own business in order to offer training in sales and personal development. Zig Ziglar traveled all over the world to help others see and use their potential to the fullest. It’s hard not to pay attention to such a charming personality who’s there to encourage and give you hope. And his own story is nothing short of inspiring. For his talent and genius, Ziglar is recognized and honored as one of the greatest motivational speakers of our times. Here are 25 Zig Ziglar quotes to boost your willpower and make you push your limits. Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. Rich […]

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16 Susan B. Anthony Quotes to Make You Treasure Your Independence

Susan Brownell Anthony was a notorious American social reformer and women’s rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement. Anthony was also involved in the temperance movement that aimed to stop the production (and sale) of alcohol. When she wanted to speak at one of the conventions, she was denied the chance solely because she was a woman. In that moment, Anthony realized that she had to do something about it or women don’t stand a chance to be taken seriously when it comes to politics. So she fought for the women’s right to vote. Susan B. Anthony tirelessly gave speeches around the country, supporting women’s suffrage. She even voted illegally in the presidential election, which got her arrested and fined $100, a fine she never paid but rather chose to give the money away instead. Moreover, she played a crucial role in the fight to end slavery, opening up her home to abolitionists, who made Susan B. Anthony’s home a regular meeting place. Here are 16 Susan B. Anthony quotes to make you treasure your independence. I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be […]

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 67 - 25 Motivational Quotes Of Encouragement To Help You Meet Your Goals This Holiday Season

25 Motivational Quotes Of Encouragement To Help You Meet Your Goals This Holiday Season

Reach your goals (and complete your New Year’s resolutions!) this holiday season. It’s season’s greetings and season’s goal meetings, which is why we need encouraging quotes to keep us motivated throughout the holiday season. Winter break is coming for a lot of us, and that means the stresses of this semester will begin to melt away and we can finally unwind. The holiday season is a time when we all just want to relax, spend time with family, meet up with old friends, and pig out on big holiday meals and an endless supply of Christmas cookies. Enjoy the fun times that come along with the holidays, but don’t wait until the new year to start bettering yourself and making a change. Start your New Year’s resolution early! Take these next few weeks to think about what you’re thankful for and what you want to accomplish. Then, don’t just think about the things you want to accomplish, start making them happen! Winter break is a perfect time to take on new projects that you’ve been meaning to do. You can even get a head start on your fitness goals before the swarms of people start making their way to the gym in January. […]

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 88 - 25 Molière Quotes to Make You Love Speaking the Truth

25 Molière Quotes to Make You Love Speaking the Truth

Molière — by his real name, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin — is an actor, dramatist, and director who reformed French comedy in the 17th century. At age 21, Molière decided to pursue a stage career and he did so at the highest level. He was adored by the court and his audience, but his sense of humor also received strong criticism from the Church and moralists, as in one of his plays – Tartuffe ou l’Imposteur – he seriously mocked religious hypocrisy. Don Juan was another bold performance that was eventually banned. Molière left this world in a blaze of glory, and his last moments became legend. Jean-Baptiste Poquelin suffered from tuberculosis and collapsed on stage while performing in the last play he had written – Le Malade Imaginaire. Despite his poor condition, he insisted on finishing what he had started. Moliere collapsed again and was taken home, where he died after a few hours. His masterpieces excite us to this very day. Times have changed, but people and morals are strikingly similar to those of Moliere’s times, so if you haven’t crossed upon any of his work yet, you should read at least one of Molière’s satires for a good laugh. Until […]

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shayarisms4lovers June18 270 - 39 Best Quotes To Keep You Motivated (Or At Least Entertained) At Work

39 Best Quotes To Keep You Motivated (Or At Least Entertained) At Work

Just the kind of motivation you need to get through today’s 8 hours. Work is one of the few things in life that is inevitable for most of us. While financial gain is a huge benefit of working, we also tend to get bored or depressed if we aren’t being productive in some way. Whether you love, hate or love/hate your job, there’s no denying that you draw at least some benefit, financial or otherwise, from dedicating 30-40 hours of your week to it. The luckiest people on earth are those who work within their passion (and, of course, make money from it). Passion drives work and often results in the most successful outcome. Even if you must start at the very bottom, it’s important to keep your goals at the forefront of your mind to motivate you while you work through the rough patches on the way to the top. If you’re stuck in a job that feels like sandpaper rubbing against your eyeballs, it’s important to ask yourself this one question: is this a necessary step to where I want to end up? If the answer is yes, then keep grinding! If it’s a no, you should do […]

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shayarisms4lovers June18 256 - 12 Harriet Tubman Quotes to Help You Find the Leader Within

12 Harriet Tubman Quotes to Help You Find the Leader Within

Harriet Tubman was a leading abolitionist who went on to become the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad — a network of secret routes and safe houses destined to help those enslaved during the 19th century. The routes led to free states but later on, as the Fugitive Slave Law was adopted, slaves could be captured and returned to their masters. So Harriet Tubman changed the route to Canada, which prohibited slavery categorically, leading hundreds of slaves to freedom, using this route. Her efforts, ingenuity, and determination later earned her the “Moses” moniker, among others. Born in a family of slaves, she was beaten, sold and constantly ill due to poor conditions and endless struggles; yet Tubman knew that she was destined for something bigger, which gave her the determination to escape — and take others with her. By being a great leader and helping so many, she achieved greatness and restored faith among enslaved people. During the Civil War, Tubman also worked as a spy, working alongside the Union Army. Harriet became a highly respected figure in history and an American icon. Here are 12 Harriet Tubman quotes to help you find the leader within. Don’t ever stop. […]

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shayarisms4lovers June18 11 - 25 Rumi Quotes to Inspire Deeper Connections and a Positive Outlook

25 Rumi Quotes to Inspire Deeper Connections and a Positive Outlook

Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi was a Persian poet, an Islamic dervish and a Sufi mystic. His discipline and wisdom have crossed all national and ethnic borders ever since the 13th century. I’m pretty sure each and every one of you has heard or read some of his words at some point. Rumi is seen as a great spiritual master and poet. His work influenced and inspired many other artists, his wise words kept many others sane up to this day. Rumi’s poetry is a series of mystical experiences – a reflection on nature’s beauty, a song, a dance, an idea, a feeling… anything that makes us human, everything we’re able to see with our eyes open or shut. He is among the poets that show us the importance of every experience, be it good or bad. Here are 25 Rumi quotes to inspire deeper connections and give a more positive outlook on life. Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. What you seek is seeking you. Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes […]

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