• 178 results
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
#1 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

Many users seem to be going through some personal problems, and it got me thinking how much knowledge and experience we have to share with one another. Even if you are only a teenager, we have all experienced different things. An 80 year old man can learn from a six year old girl if he is willing to.

So this is a thread to share quotes, poems, stories, philosophy and whatever other Wisdom nuggets you have to offer.

I'll start with one of my favorite poems

If You Forget Me

by Pablo Neruda

I want you to know

one thing.

You know how this is:

if I look

at the crystal moon, at the red branch

of the slow autumn at my window,

if I touch

near the fire

the impalpable ash

or the wrinkled body of the log,

everything carries me to you,

as if everything that exists,

aromas, light, metals,

were little boats

that sail

toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,

if little by little you stop loving me

I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly

you forget me

do not look for me,

for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,

the wind of banners

that passes through my life,

and you decide

to leave me at the shore

of the heart where I have roots,

remember

that on that day,

at that hour,

I shall lift my arms

and my roots will set off

to seek another land.

But

if each day,

each hour,

you feel that you are destined for me

with implacable sweetness,

if each day a flower

climbs up to your lips to seek me,

ah my love, ah my own,

in me all that fire is repeated,

in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,

my love feeds on your love, beloved,

and as long as you live it will be in your arms

without leaving mine.

For me this means that we can not linger in the footsteps of someone who no longer loves us, or that we cannot fall behind them if they truly do. That we walk side by side or we don't walk at all.

for the inspiration

#2 Posted by Raiiyn (3447 posts) - - Show Bio

I love this thread. So much. Thank you for creating this. CV could use some wisdom ^.^

#3 Posted by charlieboy (7153 posts) - - Show Bio

@Blood1991: That's really beautiful.

#4 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@Raiiyn said:

I love this thread. So much. Thank you for creating this. CV could use some wisdom ^.^

I agree we can all teach each other something.

@charlieboy said:

@Blood1991: That's really beautiful.

Thank you, I love poetry and this one is probably my fourth favorite depending on the day.

#5 Posted by YoungJustice (6666 posts) - - Show Bio

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us"

#6 Posted by Raiiyn (3447 posts) - - Show Bio

@YoungJustice said:

"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us"

Aww I do love this one.

@Blood1991: Always ^.^

---------------

This is one of my favourite quotes it's from a poem called The Smile:

There Is A Smile Of Love

And There Is A Smile Of Deceit

And There Is A Smile Of Smiles

In Which These Two Smiles Meet

-William Blake

#7 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@YoungJustice: Excellent quote, we if we linger to long in self pity or regret we miss the opportunities right in front of us.

@Raiiyn: That reminds me of a line from The Secret Life of Bee's “Did you know there are thirty-two names for love in one of the Eskimo languages?" August said. "And we just have this one. We are so limited, you have to use the same word.” How we have on expression or phrase to describe something that can be so vastly different from one another. I can love person or I can love a book, but the meanings are completely different.

#8 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (2898 posts) - - Show Bio

Kansas.

#9 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@charlieboy: I freakin love it, a creation about creating, finding your voice in a world when there are already so many.

#10 Posted by Raiiyn (3447 posts) - - Show Bio

@Blood1991 said:

@Raiiyn: That reminds me of a line from The Secret Life of Bee's “Did you know there are thirty-two names for love in one of the Eskimo languages?" August said. "And we just have this one. We are so limited, you have to use the same word.” How we have on expression or phrase to describe something that can be so vastly different from one another. I can love person or I can love a book, but the meanings are completely different.

There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time. - Jane Austen

There are soo many different ways to love. Ohhh, this is so my new favourite thread.

#11 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@NlGHTCRAWLER said:

Kansas.

Stopping when your ahead is often good advice. However, I think we can all use some self reflection.

#12 Posted by charlieboy (7153 posts) - - Show Bio

@Blood1991: Thanks. I am trying to post that properly without being tied to my old facebook. lol So I will retype it.

#13 Posted by YoungJustice (6666 posts) - - Show Bio

Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. —Susan Erz

#14 Posted by YoungJustice (6666 posts) - - Show Bio

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' - Mary Anne Radmacher

#15 Posted by charlieboy (7153 posts) - - Show Bio

Found

Put pen to paper

Fingers to key

What do you say

When people will see?

What have people not heard?

What has not been said?

Never been printed?

Never been read?

Trying to bare your soul

Letting it all hang out

Don’t try to please people

That is not what it is about

It is putting a piece of you into something

Leaving a part behind

When you are gone

That someone might find

That might be years

It might be now

But at least there is something

That can be seen somehow

Leave it behind

Say your word

And know for sure

That you will be heard.

#16 Posted by minigunman123 (3116 posts) - - Show Bio

@YoungJustice said:

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' - Mary Anne Radmacher

Case in point, Bruce Wayne halfway through TDKR, in the pit.

Even Batman has off-days.

#17 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio

"The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people. But because of the silence of good people" - Napoleon

#18 Posted by Dracade102 (8167 posts) - - Show Bio

“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”

- Charles Bukowski

#19 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

Great Quotes and poems guys.

I'm going to give a personnel story now that really defined alot about my philosophy in life. When I was young I was bullied relentlessly from about nine to fourteen. I always tried to be strong about it, but it came to the point that every time I looked at my own reflection all I saw was the words they used to describe me. I began to hate myself, but when I turned fifteen some sort of fire lit up in me. It just struck me "why do I care what these people think?" and that was how I gained my confidence and I guess I grew alot that day, I did alot of things for myself from there on out. The doubts I couldn't shrug off I began to fix, I lost weight, got in better shape the nine yards. No one that knows me now would have ever guessed I went through something like that. What I took from that was that when someone does or says something cruel to you, you look them in the eye and decide "Are they worth making me hurt?" The answer is obvious. No they aren't.

#20 Edited by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh let me remember you as you were before you existed.

Suddenly the wind howls and bangs at my shut window.

The sky is a net crammed with shadowy fish.

Here all the winds let go sooner or later, all of them.

The rain takes off her clothes.

The birds go by, fleeing.

The wind. The wind.

I can contend only against the power of men.

The storm whirls dark leaves

and turns loose all the boats that were moored last night to the sky.

--Pablo Neruda

#21 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@Blood1991:

Your entire post is worthy of quoting. Good for you.

#22 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

@Blood1991:

Your entire post is worthy of quoting. Good for you.

Thank you. Your chosen poem was beautiful by the way

#23 Posted by kuonphobos (4882 posts) - - Show Bio
"If" by Rudyard Kipling
#24 Posted by YoungJustice (6666 posts) - - Show Bio

The bridge is collapsing,

im lossing my grip,

I can't hold on anymore,

I'm just getting sick,

Sick of your face,

Sick of your voice,

Sick of all these people who think they know,

No one can really understand,

I'm so sick,

Im sick of you,

I try not to look at your face,

it's haunting me,

I'm Sick of the ways,

The ways things were ment to be,

Sick of holding all the feelings inside,

I'm so sick of being happy for people,

When they don't even care,

Im just sick of you,

And one day,

Your going to need me,

just like i needed you,

But im going to ditch you,

Just like you ditched me,

Im so sick,

so sick of you,

Erica Buenrostro

#25 Posted by Shadow Stalker (262 posts) - - Show Bio

Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

Proverbs 17:27

#26 Posted by Raiiyn (3447 posts) - - Show Bio

This one is well-known and a favourite.

#27 Posted by Samimista (20597 posts) - - Show Bio

@Raiiyn said:

This one is well-known and a favourite.

The first poem I've read of his last year. Great choice Rai Rai.

#28 Posted by Raiiyn (3447 posts) - - Show Bio

@Samimista: Thanks m'love<3

i adore this poem. One of my teachers, Mrs. McLaughlin taught me this poem and I've had it memorized ever since. Way leads on to way and time stands still for no man.

Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. - C.S. Lewis

#29 Posted by Samimista (20597 posts) - - Show Bio

@Raiiyn: Your welcome dearie.

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs

#30 Edited by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@Raiiyn said:

This one is well-known and a favourite.

Yes I love this one so much.

@kuonphobos: I agree full heartily with his words. Great choice.

#31 Posted by Raiiyn (3447 posts) - - Show Bio

@Samimista said:

@Raiiyn: Your welcome dearie.

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs

Ohh I love this one ^.^

@Blood1991: It's a classic =)

#32 Posted by TheThe (1729 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm glad you made a thread about wisdom and poetry with people actually posting in it(i've tried a month ago but it was a big flop : http://www.comicvine.com/forums/off-topic/5/words-of-wisdom/694927/).

This said, some poetry from Stephen Crane :

A man said to the universe:

"Sir I exist!"

"However," replied the universe,

"The fact has not created in me

A sense of obligation."

#33 Edited by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheThe said:

I'm glad you made a thread about wisdom and poetry with people actually posting in it(i've tried a month ago but it was a big flop : http://www.comicvine.com/forums/off-topic/5/words-of-wisdom/694927/).

This said, some poetry from Stephen Crane :

A man said to the universe:

"Sir I exist!"

"However," replied the universe,

"The fact has not created in me

A sense of obligation."

I'm sorry I missed it! I would have tried to keep it alive v_v

love your the poem. I've always felt too many people act as if the world owes them something.

#34 Posted by TheThe (1729 posts) - - Show Bio

@Blood1991 said:

@TheThe said:

I'm glad you made a thread about wisdom and poetry with people actually posting in it(i've tried a month ago but it was a big flop : http://www.comicvine.com/forums/off-topic/5/words-of-wisdom/694927/).

This said, some poetry from Stephen Crane :

A man said to the universe:

"Sir I exist!"

"However," replied the universe,

"The fact has not created in me

A sense of obligation."

I'm sorry I missed it! I would have tried to keep it alive v_v

love your the poem. I've always felt too many people act as if the world owes them something.

Not a big deal. Flops happen.Stephen Crane is a pretty strange author, but i rely on what he writes. Now, a memorable quote from the fellowship of the ring :

Frodo: "I wish none of this had happened."

Gandalf: "So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."

#35 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheThe: See that is why Gandalf is my favorite.

I guess I'll keep us moving with one of my favorite quotes

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.

Khalil Gibran

#36 Posted by deadpoolrules (4683 posts) - - Show Bio

I know this is kind of nerdy,but its meaning is what touch me:

"With blood and rage of crimson red

Ripped from a corpse so freshly dead

Together with our hellish hate

We'll burn you all-- that's your fate!"

-Red Lanterns Oath

#37 Posted by Samimista (20597 posts) - - Show Bio

"War has changed.

It's no longer about nations, ideologies or ethnicity.

It's an endless series of proxy battles fought by mercenaries and machines.

War, and its consumption of life has become a well oiled machine.

War has changed.

ID tag soldiers carry ID tag weapons, use ID tag gear.

Nano machines inside their bodies enhance and regulate their abilities.

Genetic control, information control, emotion control, battlefield control.

Everything's monitored, and kept under control.

War has changed.

The age of deterence has become the age of control.

The all new means of the burning catastrophy in weapons of mass destruction, and he who controls the battlefield controls history.

War has changed.

When the battlefield is under total control, war becomes routine." - Old Snake, Metal Gear Solid 4

#38 Posted by Raiiyn (3447 posts) - - Show Bio

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. - Socrates

And of course...

#39 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17570 posts) - - Show Bio

"We dont stop playing because we grow old,we grow old because we stop playing. "

"Progress is impossible without change,and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."

George Bernard Shaw

#40 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (19908 posts) - - Show Bio
#41 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

#42 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17570 posts) - - Show Bio

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new"

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits"

"Imagination is more important than knowledge"

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination"

"If people are good only because they fear punishment,and hope for reward,then we are a sorry lot indeed".

"Peace cannot be kept by force;it can only be kept by understanding"

Albert Einstein.

#43 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader said:

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new"

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits"

"Imagination is more important than knowledge"

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination"

"If people are good only because they fear punishment,and hope for reward,then we are a sorry lot indeed".

"Peace cannot be kept by force;it can only be kept by understanding"

Albert Einstein.

These two I have written in a little piece of paper I keep stuffed into my wallet. Incredible words.

#44 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't agree.

Shoutout to everyone quoting Neruda.

"In the long run, we are all dead"

-- John Mayard Keynes

#45 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

Always be suspicious of the free lunch

#46 Posted by Dracade102 (8167 posts) - - Show Bio

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak... Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."

- Winston Churchill

#47 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.

Eleanor Roosevelt

#48 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17570 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

@mrdecepticonleader said:

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new"

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits"

"Imagination is more important than knowledge"

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination"

"If people are good only because they fear punishment,and hope for reward,then we are a sorry lot indeed".

"Peace cannot be kept by force;it can only be kept by understanding"

Albert Einstein.

These two I have written in a little piece of paper I keep stuffed into my wallet. Incredible words.

Yes they are.

#49 Posted by Markus_Langbourn (387 posts) - - Show Bio

 
Perchance he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill, as that he knows not it tolls for him; and perchance I may think myself so much better than I am, as that they who are about me, and see my state, may have caused it to toll for me, and I know not that. The church is Catholic, universal, so are all her actions; all that she does belongs to all. When she baptizes a child, that action concerns me; for that child is thereby connected to that body which is my head too, and ingrafted into that body whereof I am a member. And when she buries a man, that action concerns me: all mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated; God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice; but God's hand is in every translation, and his hand shall bind up all our scattered leaves again for that library where every book shall lie open to one another. As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon calls not upon the preacher only, but upon the congregation to come, so this bell calls us all; but how much more me, who am brought so near the door by this sickness. There was a contention as far as a suit (in which both piety and dignity, religion and estimation, were mingled), which of the religious orders should ring to prayers first in the morning; and it was determined, that they should ring first that rose earliest. If we understand aright the dignity of this bell that tolls for our evening prayer, we would be glad to make it ours by rising early, in that application, that it might be ours as well as his, whose indeed it is. The bell doth toll for him that thinks it doth; and though it intermit again, yet from that minute that that occasion wrought upon him, he is united to God. Who casts not up his eye to the sun when it rises? but who takes off his eye from a comet when that breaks out? Who bends not his ear to any bell which upon any occasion rings? but who can remove it from that bell which is passing a piece of himself out of this world?

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee. Neither can we call this a begging of misery, or a borrowing of misery, as though we were not miserable enough of ourselves, but must fetch in more from the next house, in taking upon us the misery of our neighbours. Truly it were an excusable covetousness if we did, for affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it. No man hath affliction enough that is not matured and ripened by and made fit for God by that affliction. If a man carry treasure in bullion, or in a wedge of gold, and have none coined into current money, his treasure will not defray him as he travels. Tribulation is treasure in the nature of it, but it is not current money in the use of it, except we get nearer and nearer our home, heaven, by it. Another man may be sick too, and sick to death, and this affliction may lie in his bowels, as gold in a mine, and be of no use to him; but this bell, that tells me of his affliction, digs out and applies that gold to me: if by this consideration of another's danger I take mine own into contemplation, and so secure myself, by making my recourse to my God, who is our only security. 
 
- Meditation XVII, John Donne

#50 Posted by Samimista (20597 posts) - - Show Bio

"I don't care if it's science or magical power. No, come to think of it, if I had to, I'd put my faith in science. Because of science, humans who used to crawl around on the ground can now fly, and soon we're about to go into space!! I've earned my living thanks to science, so to me, there's nothing greater." - Cid Highwind