I have chosen this particular post for evaluation because I think that quotes need to be recognized as something we should all know about in our lives because words are truly powerful and they can change your life in just a couple of words.Which is also the reason why I am inspired to write about it.Using excerpts from research, writing about essays, reading responses, entry journals, and other reading, listening and viewing strategies has helped in my growth.I posted a page about quotes recently, and since im writing it again I am going to add more explanations as to what it means ,why I chose it and a connection to it.The similarity would be that the quotes are the same.
“No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home.”
-L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz 
I think this quote means that the idea of a home is not based on how it looks from the outside or the inside,but it’s stating that there’s is no place like being at home.People always talk about places in the world,in how they wished they lived their but at the same time they don’t realise that they already live in a place that is to die for;your home.Everybody loves that “homey” feeling you get,that after a long day or a trip to the other side of the world, the minute you come back you feel fuzzy and just want to go home and jump into your bed and cuddle with your sheets or to go home and have a nice glass of coffee.That feeling only happens at home.The reason why I chose it was because I connected to it when I was making my short story in the beginning of the year called,”Finding Home In A Cold War.”I talk about a man and a women who try to find home after running away from a warzone,showing that finding a home is what kept them going and didn’t stop till they could get one that had that “homey” feeling.Knowing that truly there is no place like home.
As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You’ll have your heart broken and you’ll break others’ hearts. You’ll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you’ll cry because time is flying by. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you’ve never been hurt. Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. you just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts. Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.
I think what the quote means is that we need to live everyday like it’s out last moment on earth and just living life to it’s fullest.It shows that those tiny little moments can actually mean so much,that they could and are the greatest impacts in life.There are memories that you love, ones that you regret, but that is living life to it’s fullest.Saying that every single moment should be one you cherish for your whole entire life because when that moment passes by there’s no way of getting it back.I chose this as my second quote because it has been one that I have kept with myself for several years now, and is a personal reminder that I need to take advantage of the life I have, which leads me to my connecting point.That I have had both good and bad moments where I either didn’t want it to end and moments that I wanted to disappear,but even through it all I knew that it was apart of life and that without all these different moments,I wouldn’t be able to experience life at it’s fullest.
“But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die, you feel like instead of going into every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone.”
Mitch Albom, For One More Day
I think the quote means that when a parent or parents dies you don’t have someone that used to always side with you,that you would go into an argument with another family member and they would be their to help even if it was for a lie,they always had your back.I chose this quote because it’s one that hits home.When I read the quote it just became a lot more clear that no matter what age,having your parents is something you should always cherish because that bond with your parents is nothing you can ever get back once their gone.My connection to it would be that on many occasions my mom would always stick up for me just so that I could win an argument, and when she did we always won.Sadly one day they won’t be there forever and the quote just shows just how much you should cherish those little moments with them.
“A great quote is very similar to a great poem. A great poem can encapsulate a large web of emotions in a few terse sentences. A good poem is just the visible tip of a iceberg. Reader is forced to imagine the rest of the mass that rests under the surface.
Similarly, a good quote encapsulates an idea or a thought. It clarifies an idea in a particularly enlightening way. A great quote just is quite similarly just a tip of the iceberg. It gives reader the liberty to imagine the real mass that lies under the surface below.”
: Chandler, Otis. “Popular Quotes.” Popular Quotes. 7 Jan. 2007. Web. 16 June 2015.http://www.goodreads.com/quotes
: Pro, Jaskaw. “Why Quotes Are Important? – Being Human.” Why Quotes Are Important? – Being Human. 11 June 2011. Web. 16 June 2015.http://beinghuman.blogs.fi/2011/06/11/are-quotes-for-philosophy-as-poems-are-for-literature-11300398/