So my cat was hugging and chilling on John Green affectionately (oh well, his books), and I could tell he loved the words of wisdom from the admirable author.
This month, I managed to get the top four books of Mr. Green, and I’m currently reading the best-selling ‘The Fault In Our Stars‘. This collection was supposed to be kept until the month of September and for my next vacation, but I could not resist any longer to unwrap these books. Who would anyway?
I believe most of you appreciate his writings, and of course, these are some of my favorite, eye-opening quotes from him:
- “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”
- “I just want to do something that matters. Or be something that matters. I just want to matter”
- “Your life isn’t out there waiting, so don’t think all you have to do is find it and get it. No, your life is right here. And yeah, it sucks. Lives usually do. So if you want things to change, you don’t need to get a life. You need to get off your ass”
On a similar note, I also get really inspired by the story from an Italian chef, Massimo Bottura which also speaks about the real meaning of life and the way it supposed to be. This is his story:
“When I start & decided to cook, I was studying as a lawyer and I was working in my father’s company. But I wasn’t happy. I was waking up in the morning and I wasn’t happy. So one day, I decided to change everything and follow one of my passion. And I decided to be a chef.
And that impossible is nothing.
My father was like not happy at all. For 2 years, he didn’t even talked to me. In January last year, he passed away. The same month at the end, I got from the ‘Paris World Culinary Academy’, the title of “The Best Chef in the World”.
So this is life. It comes and goes. Just like that”.
Having these inspirational sayings at the back of my head, I realized that I need to make a change in my life. Something that makes me happy when I wake up in the morning and moment that makes me feeling excited about living.
What about you?