Category Archives: Quotes

The Tales of a Woman and Her Body

“It is radically ignorant to place the rights and the entitlement to my body in the hands of someone else. My mother did not give birth to a sofa,she birthed a person who can and will exist in a world in which she isn’t treated like property; in which she is valued, in which she matters. I pray that every girl is allowed to be a person, and that no one person is ever considered inferior.” Upile Chisala

Have a wonderful day!

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~ Happy Feet~

 

“But I love your feet
only because they walked
upon the earth and upon
the wind and upon the waters,
until they found me.”
— Pablo Neruda

Hurray to Friendship, love, relationships, just to the power of two souls meeting ! 
To laughter,
to holding hands,
to knowing someone even a quarter as much as you know yourself,
to warm hugs and salty tears.
To long conversations.
To shared dreams and reaching them.
To belief in ourselves, each other and something bigger.
To making wishes on shooting stars and keeping each other strong
when they don’t come true.
To arms that catch you when you fall and the hilarious inside jokes.
To telling secrets and making promises.
To knowing you are not alone.
The simple sensation of being smiled at. 
What would we be without each other?
People make people people.
Our ability to think, to hate, to dream, to love
sets us apart.
Embrace it.

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Red Thread and Destiny. (Reblog)

 

 

 

An Ancient Chinese proverb says An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet, despite the time, the place, and despite the circumstances. The thread can be tightened or tangle, but will never be broken.

I couldn’t help but post this, its so sweet.:).this is a reblog from my friend’s blog: Kaleidoscope. which is www.misschanza.tumblr.com check it out. Enjoy!

 

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~Somebody asked me Why~

Somebody once asked me “Why do you write?”. Not the world-famous “When did you begin to write?” or “Who Inspired you?”. But this person walked up to me and asked me why I write. And they were dead serious, their eyes filled with determination. And I answered that question like the natural dreamer I am.

“I had something to say, so I opened my heart.I wanted to know how to say it so I put a pen in my hand and it all flowed out, knotted, tangled, twists of sense and reason and right.And my world, the one I see through these eyes alone was shared and scattered on paper.And I was  unraveled, unwoven.” Upile Chisala.

Just thought I would put this up for all the writers who have ever doubted themselves. Don’t. Life will hand you so many difficult situations where your dreams and your ambitions are taken to task. But you musn’t worry, you musn’t turn your backs on what you believe in. What you were given freely, your talent. If you have something your heart has always hungered for then don’t be afraid to take a risk for your fulfilment . Writing came to me, I never asked for it but there it was on my lap starring at me. Abraham Lincoln once said “Whatever you are be a good one”. God gave me the gift of writing so I intend on being a good writer. Whatever it is you are be a good one.

Happy Sunday everyone!!

 

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~Quotes about Peace~ Malawi is on my mind.

With the spell of chaos my country, Malawi, has been experiencing I just thought I would put post some quotes about Peace, peace that we once had and that isn’t too far from our reach. I pray each night for the situation in this country to improve, I pray for those who have lost their lives, I pray for our leaders to somehow come to a compromise with the people and that peace shall once again reign in the Warm Heart of Africa. Here are some quotes:

“If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbours.
If there is to be peace between neighbours,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.”
Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.)

“Peace is not the product of terror or fear.
Peace is not the silence of cemeteries.
Peace is not the silent revolt of violent repression.
Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution
of all to the good of all.
Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity.
It is right and it is duty. ”
Bishop Oscar Romero (1917-1980)

“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.” ~William Ewart Gladstone

“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.”
Buddha (560-483 B.C.)

“Peace is the respect for the rights of others.” (El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz ).
Benito Juarez (1806-1872)

“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”Malcolm X (1925-1965)

“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

“Peace is always beautiful.”Walt Whitman (1819-1892)- Leaves of Grass

“If you want peace, work for justice.”Pope Paul VI (1897-1978)

“Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin” Dwight David Eisenhower

“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.”
Matthew, V:9

“We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. ” Dwight D. Eisenhower

“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. ” Attributed to both Golda Meir and Indira Gandhi

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Something to Think About


Wise words

My bestie wrote this on her blog and I just thought I should share. Happy reading!!!

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My Fav Quotes


I love to look up quotes,I pick up pieces of inspiration from all over and try to build all this self-confidence through those words. Being an author and a poet words have so much affect on the way in which I lead my life, sayings are somehow like the fuel that keeps me going further, dreaming in more colors, believing in myself more, keeping my focus and going out into the world not ashamed of who I am. So I have gathered up a couple of quotes that I personally love and hope that they have a positive effect on you. Here they are:

God grant me the serenity

To accept the things I cannot change;

Courage to change the things I can;

And wisdom to know the difference.”

Reinhold Niebuhr

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do” Edward Everett Hale

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it” Toni Morrison

There is no passion to be found in playing small- in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela

Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.” Oprah Winfrey.

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing” Anaias Nin

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” Maya Angelou

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet” Albert Schweitzer

Whatever you are be a good one” Abraham Lincoln

You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was” Irish Proverb

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” Mark Twain

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.

Life is beauty, admire it.

Life is bliss, taste it.

Life is a dream, realize it.

Life is a challenge, meet it.

Life is a duty, complete it.

Life is a game, play it.

Life is a promise, fulfill it.

Life is sorrow, overcome it.

Life is a song, sing it.

Life is a struggle, accept it.

Life is a tragedy, confront it.

Life is an adventure, dare it.

Life is luck, make it.

Life is too precious, do not destroy it.

Life is life, fight for it.”

Mother Teresa

Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurt.” Charles Dickens.

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw.

Watch your thoughts, they become your words.

Watch your words, they become your actions.

Watch your actions, they become your habits.

Watch your habits, they become your character.

Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”

Author Unknown.

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Dr. Seuss.

The best challenges are the ones against yourself.” Dr Busiso Chisala (my dad!)

From these enlightening quotes I hope you will learn to accept the situations where you can’t do anything and do something when the chance arises. To live in the moment whilst understanding that you are prone to making mistakes and that things won’t always go your way. To be yourself without a care because you are unique and precious just the way you are. To challenge yourself whenever you can and never let fear make decisions for you. To let the future be the future and not waste time perfecting things you can’t foresee. To have faith in yourself, in the people surrounding you, in the world and most importantly in God.

Have a great day!!

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The Greatest Quote Ever!


I had never read this quote before and the moment I did I felt so content, so reassured of the power that I possess and I couldn’t help but want to share this with people who have also been doubting themselves or who think they are failures, those who are not certain of what they can achieve in life so they make the sky the limit and disregard their dreams. This is for you, have a little more faith in yourselves today, read and be blessed.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
– Marianne Williamson

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Anything Can Be

My best friend put this up, I can’t reblog it because her blogsite is different (which sucks because WordPress is the only way forward!!). But this quote really inspired me so I just had to share it. Go out and be inspired, life is knocking on your front door. People are constantly telling you what can’t and won’t be as if they can tell the future, don’t let them rain on your parade. Greatest is within you, Anything Can Be!

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