Quotes are epidemic nowadays.

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Like ads, I’ll never miss a day without seeing one. Quotes are presented in every platform of social networking, in movies, or in occasional text messages. They may appear as simple as a text, sometimes in fancy colored fonts or planted in a photo; and there are people who spend time in spreading them.

Don’t necessarily believe them just because somebody shared a statement. Among the most famous quotations was from the poet William Wordsworth, “The good die first”. Many good guys have to die before the demise of a villain is true in stories; but if that’s true in reality, I’ll have a long life ahead! But everybody can share a quote that is not containing any value or is not applicable in the context of our personal lives.

What I like about certain quotations is that I look at the authors and they know success in their lives – Aristotle, Mahatma Gandhi, The Bible, Albert Einstein and John Lennon (..and Brad Pitt). I follow them because I wanted to be successful too. I wanted my mind to be fed with encouragement from these people. Isn’t it magical that people from thousands and hundreds of years can still influence us? That’s immortality.

Whenever I see a great quotation, I copy them. I have a note in my computer that stores all these life quotes that matter in my existence. Hopefully, I’ll learn enough and experience enough so people would replicate whatever insightful sentence I would say.

Among my favorite authors was Dr. Seuss. I feel happy that he is successful and people, especially the young, admire his bright words. My favorite is this:

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

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