16 comments on “We Just Want to be Understood

  1. You already do that. I’ve identified with emotions in your poems that I can never express to someone else – words that speak to me and make me feel connected when I otherwise wouldn’t.

    In answer to your question about resonating quotes, a dozen sprang to mind, but as I’m typing this I’m looking at a picture my daughter bought for me recently. It says ‘I live in my own little world, but it’s okay – they know me here!’ Yes, the old ones are the best! But I thought it incredibly sweet she would think of me and buy me a gift – that’s inspiring in itself 🙂

    • That’s incredibly kind, Mel. Thank you!

      As for your answer to my question; I love it! Not only is that a great quote but the connection to your daughter makes it all the more endearing 🙂

  2. I can see why it would inspire you, and I most definitely think your writing will touch someone, you have incredible talent to weave words with such powerful emotion!

    Thinking about it, I don’t actually have a quote that I think of. Over the years I have read many that motivate me, and I think they’ve now all become a jumble in my head 😀

    • I really appreciate that, thank you! 🙂

      I know what you mean. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard or read something and thought, “I must remember that”, before promptly forgetting! 😉

  3. “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed” – Ernest Hemingway

    This is one of my favourite quotes, mainly because of the contradiction within it. on the face of it, i guess you could say writing is easy. I don’t have a hard time putting words onto paper. Allowing yourself to feel what you write however, can be the scariest part of all. In my opinion, the most sucessful writers are the ones brave enough to open themselves to (and embrace) the dizzying highs and crashing lows of life, then put that into words so that others may also find the strength to explore all that life’s emotions have to offer.

  4. “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
    ― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian

  5. It’s a great quote. Books are a perfect way to find out more about yourself as a person.
    Hmmm, inspiring quotes… I have a couple, but I think that I like this one best:
    ‘What doesn’t kill me should run.’ 😉

  6. Such an accurate quote.
    I think one that resonates with me the most is Lewis Carroll’s, “I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then.” from Alice and Wonderland. It’s humorous, but strangely accurate of me. As for inspiring quotes, I’ve got a mental collection of about 140. 😉

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