quotes about learning

Jeg elsker deg

Translation: I love you 

Fun fact: In Norwegian, “I love you” is reserved only for your significant other. Any other form of love, like for parents or friends, uses glad i. 
Ex. “Jeg er glad i deg.”

  • [Yuuri Katsuki, Victor Nikiforov and Yuri Plisetsky are watching a movie together. There is a knock at the door.]:
  • Victor: Yurio, do you mind getting the door? I think Yuuri is asleep and I don't want to disturb him.
  • Yurio: yeah, whatever. *leaves room to open door*
  • Otabek: *begins playing Christmas music.* shhh *holds up card that says "tell them it's carolers"*
  • Victor: who is it?
  • Yurio: carol singers.
  • Victor: oh. Okay.
  • Otabek: *flips card* it reads: with any luck, next year I'll be the Grand Prix champion.
  • *flips card*: you'll be 16
  • *flips card*: and maybe your dads will let you date
  • *flips card*: but for now, let me say
  • *flips card*: without any hopes or agenda
  • *flips card*: because it's Christmas
  • *flips card*: (and on Christmas you tell the truth)
  • *flips card*: to me, you are perfect
  • *flips card*: and I will love you
  • *flips card*: until we both retire
  • *flips card*: merry Christmas.
  • Yurio: *smiles*
  • Otabek: *begins to walk away.*
  • Yurio: wait! *runs after him*
  • Otabek: *stops*
  • Yurio: *kisses his cheek* by the way, we don't celebrate Christmas until after the new year.
  • Otabek: oh.
  • Yurio: also my dads are watching that movie right now so they totally know what's going on.
  • Otabek: right. My bad.
  • Yurio: why don't you come inside?

        What’s in a name? A thousand songs. Hundreds of photographs. A million stories.  
                                           Everything.  Everything is in a name.

                                           Everything is in your name. (insp)

1. you will find someone who loves you as a whole for who you are. do not settle for less, wait for them. it’s worth it.
2. it’s okay to grow apart from your friends. you’re not always going to stay close to the same people. appreciate the ones who make an effort to stay a part of your life.
3. sometimes you’ll feel down about your life; like you’re not doing as well as the people around you seem to be. that’s okay. everybody struggles. everybody goes at their own pace. life is not a race.
4. immerse yourself in the things you love. whether that’s the music you listen to, your hobbies, your job, your friends - keep these things close to your heart, don’t let anyone take them away from you.
5. find a way to love your everyday life. make time for the things that make you happy. don’t sit around waiting for good things to come, make your days good.
6. you will still get down. you will still get sad. don’t allow yourself to sit and wallow. learn to lift yourself out of the sadness.
7. move on from all the shitty people and situations you involved yourself in last year. even if they come back and apologize. not everyone deserves second chances, don’t give them to people who ruined your year.
8. learn to love yourself. maybe not entirely, maybe not all at once, but fall in love with pieces of yourself. learn to change the things you don’t like. you have more control of your life than you think you do.
9. don’t be scared to try new things or meet new people. you might fall in love with something or someone you never would’ve thought twice about.
10. start living life for yourself. not your parents. not your friends. not your significant other. do the things you love unapologetically. don’t let anyone tell you it’s wrong or take it away from you.
11.  don’t take the little things for granted. love and appreciate the things that give you pleasure, no matter how small they seem.
12. don’t be afraid to feel things. don’t be scared of the sadness. don’t be weary of the happiness. feel things wholly and completely. don’t shy away from them.
13. some things aren’t meant to last forever, enjoy them while they’re there.
14. learn from every experience and relationship you have, even the bad ones. be able to walk away a better person because of them.
15. don’t let anyone else be in control of your happiness. don’t put your feelings on other people. it’s up to you and only you to know how to make yourself happy.
16. that doesn’t mean other people won’t make you happy, they should and they will. just know that you can still be happy when they’re not around. they’re not all the happiness you’re capable of.
17. don’t put up with people who make you feel like you’re hard to love. there are people who love you entirely as you are. make sure you keep them close.
—  things i learned in 2016 / a sequel to things i learned in 2015

“How do you know?”

“Know what?”

“If you ever really ‘had’ him or not?”

“It’s all in how they walk away. Did they look back? Did they hesitate? Were their shoulders slumped like the weight of the world had just dropped on them? Were their hands clenched into fists with the effort of not running back to tuck that bit of hair behind your ear one last time? Did they keep the jumper you gave them that one time you watched the sunrise come up together?

How did they do it? How did they walk away?”


You can learn a lot about a person from the way they walk away from you, 19/12/2015


When you learn about yourself, watch yourself, watch the way you walk, how you eat, what you say, the gossip, the hate, the jealousy – if you are aware of all of that in yourself, without any choice, that is part of meditation.
—  Krishnamurti
For you must learn that you owe everyone else nothing, but owe yourself everything.
—  you deserve it
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
There are two tragedies in life.
One is to lose your hearts desire.
The other is to gain it.
—  George Bernard shaw

It’s all about learning how to respect yourself. It takes a while, you may struggle from time to time, but it’s all about you. We are the only ones with 100% power over ourselves, your mind will believe everything you tell it. Make it think positive thoughts. You have multiple choices in this world and you could change something in a day. Nothing good comes out of hating ourselves, but everything good comes out of loving ourselves. I say, if loving yourself is too much, learn to like yourself first. It’s hard to go from constant insulting yourself to constant complimenting yourself. Take it slow, you’ll get there. Distance yourself from the negativity and triggers and surround yourself in positivity and thinks that make you glad you’re alive.

You may never know how important you are to me or how much I care for you, but you are and you will always be. Bear in mind that I couldn’t afford to lose someone I’ve learned to care about so much.