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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Choices, Freedom, Reality.... Life to be precise!

Hi there guy, here are a couple of quotes, that speak for themselves. We continue on the same line as the other posts, talking mostly of our choices. Suffice is to say that all of them lead us to think about our own lives a how we are living them. (By the way there are some quote in Spanish)


"The only reality you can control is the one you’re willing to face—and who would want to live in a reality that was controlled by someone else? It’s a cage, no matter how gilded. Every lie a person tell oneself forges another link in the chains that bind." (Fever Series)

"How much truth can you face? How free do you dare to be? If the choice is yours—and it is—wouldn’t you crave absolute freedom? The more clearly one sees that there’s nothing within, the more power one has to create whatever one wants without." (Fever Series)

"Todos buscamos la libertad, queremos ser libres. Una adolescente piensa ‘cuando crezca y no tenga que obedecer más a mis padres ahí si voy a ser libre’
¿Pero qué es ser libre? ¿No estar presos es ser libre? La libertad es peculiar, angustia tanto no tenerla, como tenerla. Ser libre a veces te llena de miedos.
Leí sobre el caso de un hombre que era asmático y que fue puesto preso. La paradoja es que en la cárcel se le fue el asma. En la cárcel no hay opción. La libertad te da miles de opciones. La libertad te obliga a elegir. Una libertad te obliga. Es una paradoja. Hay que estar preparado para reclamar libertad porque la podes conseguir. Ser liberado es como abrir los ojos a la luz después de mucha oscuridad. La libertad encandila, enceguece.
Libertad suena a no tener límites, pero en realidad ser libres es tener la libertad de moverse entre algunos límites. Libertad es mucho más que elegir, es hacerse cargo de esa elección. Es más fácil hacerle caso a alguien que hacerse caso a sí mismo, porque eso es ser libre, hacerte caso.
¿Quién queres ser? ¿Vas a hacerte cargo de lo que elegís? ¿Vas a elegir? Aunque no quieras, aunque no lo sepas, siempre elegimos. Estamos condenados a ser libres. Ser libres es ser esclavo de las consecuencias de tu elección. Otra paradoja. Y hacerte cargo de las consecuencias de tus elecciones te vuelve a liberar.
Todos buscamos la libertad. Habrá que hacerse cargo de lo que hiciste, lo que haces y lo que harás, y tener una vida condenadamente libre y plena de sentido." (Casi Angeles, La Resistencia)

"The whole world is in chess. Any move can be the death of you. Do anything except remain where you started, and you can't be sure of your end. None of us know our end, really, or what hand will guide us there. A king may move a man, a father may claim a son, but that man can also move himself, and only then does that man truly begin his own game. Remember that howsoever you are played or by whom, your soul is in your keeping alone, even though those who presume to play you be kings or men of power. When you stand before God, you cannot say, "But I was told by others to do thus," or that virtue was not convenient at the time. This will not suffice." (Kingdom Of Heaven)

"The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with caution."(Harry Potter movies)

"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."(Harry Potter movies)

"The consequences of our actions are so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed."(Harry Potter movies) 

"Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. It is my belief... that the truth is generally preferable to lies." (Harry Potter movies)

"It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!" (Harry Potter movies)

"The time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right, and what is easy." (Harry Potter movies)

"It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but I know that there was all the difference in the world." (Harry Potter movies)

"Your life is defined by its opportunities... even the ones you miss." (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Buttom)

"It's not about how well you play, it's how you feel about what you play." (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Buttom)

"I have to do the best I can with what I have." (Batman: The Dark Knight)

"Sometimes the truth isn't good enough. Sometimes, people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded..." (Batman: The Dark Knight)

"You make your own luck..." (Batman: The Dark Knight)

"The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it." (The Lion King)

"Everything begins with choice." (Matrix)

"Choice, the problem is choice." (Matrix)

"Life is like a box a chocolates, never know what you're gonna get." (Forest Gump)

"You have to do the best with what God gave you." (Forest Gump)

"It's not living as such that's important, it’s living rightly." (Immortal)

So.. what do you think about it? most of the quotes talk about the same, other no so much as the contradict one another. Like the ones talking about the truth of the lie.. You tell me what you think. Do you apply this concepts in your day to day life or not? It would be good to think about, after all, we don't read so many books and watch so many movies for nothing!!