I absolutely love words. Words in any form. Poems, novels, plays, quotes, interviews. There is literally NOTHING more appealing to me than well placed words.
Words can make us laugh, cry, think, feel and act. Words are powerful. So thinking about words to live by made me wonder which wordsmith I wanted to showcase in this brief post. Which words do I live by? How do you pick the right quote? What if the one I pick is really lame? What if someone reads it and rolls their eyes? Should I pick something high-brow and intellectual so that people think I’m clever? Should I pick something famous and relatable so I seem normal? Should I pick something hilarious to reflect my own humour? Should I find something really obscure and make out like I’d read it years ago so that I appear not only clever but edgy and cool too?
Something I’m working on, in myself, right now, is not caring too much about what others think and just being myself. It’s what this website is really about- it’s my place to express what I think about whatever I happen to be thinking about without worrying too much what others think. I do sometimes worry what the response will be to what I post- or if there will even be a response.
So these are the words I am trying by at the moment, because I’m just a cog in the wheel of something much bigger and shouldn’t worry what the other cogs might think.
The man who uttered these words is known for his wild hair, penchant for eyeliner and tight trousers and his comedy. I don’t agree with everything he’s ever said, but chances are, I probably loved how he said it! He’s very good with words and pretty high on my list.
“It’s difficult to believe in yourself because the idea of self is an artificial construction. You are, in fact, part of the glorious oneness of the universe. Everything beautiful in the world is within you. No one really feels self-confident deep down because it’s an artificial idea. Really, people aren’t that worried about what you’re doing or what you’re saying, so you can drift around the world relatively anonymously: you must not feel persecuted and examined. Liberate yourself from that idea that people are watching you.” – Russell Brand.