Which Sentence Changed Your Life?

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In the films, dramatis personae often change their life
just for someone's unintentional sentence.
Which sentence changed your life?
#changed #life #sentence
  • Profile picture of the author ManWithTwoArms
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    • Profile picture of the author ywzqlee
      Originally Posted by ManWithTwoArms View Post

      "No!"

      (Learn to say that to people )
      I agree with that. I seldom know how to say NO even
      it's a hard nut for me.:p
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    • Profile picture of the author thqk
      If the why is big enough, the how doesn't matter.

      The sentence stuck in my head, but the source of it? No clue...
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    Everybody dies, not everybody really lives - William Wallace, Braveheart
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    Can't honestly say this CHANGED my life, but it definitely resonates deeply with what I hold to be true:

    Blair Warren's One Sentence Persuasion
    Blair Warren's Crooked Wisdom | One Sentence Persuasion

    Blair's one smart cookie and a heckuva nice guy.

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    • Profile picture of the author Sam Crowley
      "Daddy, is tomorrow Saturday?"

      Asked by my three year old daughter Madeline each night I read to her in bed before she went to sleep.
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      • Profile picture of the author TE2
        "For things to change for you, you have to change"

        - Jim Rohn


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          The slowest thing in the world is a hasty fool.



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      • Profile picture of the author Scott Chambers
        Originally Posted by Sam Crowley View Post

        "Daddy, is tomorrow Saturday?"
        Wow, only kids can move you that way. I can see why that would keep you motivated.

        There are so many lines that have helped me. I can't remember where I heard this one, but it's perfect for me as I'm a perfectionist...

        "First, you must jump off the cliff, you'll grow your wings on the way down".
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      • Profile picture of the author ywzqlee
        Originally Posted by Sam Crowley View Post

        "Daddy, is tomorrow Saturday?"

        Asked by my three year old daughter Madeline each night I read to her in bed before she went to sleep.
        She wondered why she only could only see her father one day a week
        because he worked at a job the other six days
        Cute girl. Spend more time with her.
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      • Profile picture of the author AnneE
        Originally Posted by Sam Crowley View Post

        "Daddy, is tomorrow Saturday?"

        Asked by my three year old daughter Madeline each night I read to her in bed before she went to sleep.
        She wondered why she only could only see her father one day a week
        because he worked at a job the other six days
        Wow, Sam... this one got me too.

        As for me, I hang on to "I act even when I don't feel like it." and "I can handle it." about equally. Guess I don't feel so much as though I have ONE sentence, but a few.
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        • Profile picture of the author snowlady
          Some people tip-toe through life, just to arrive safely at death.

          Unfortunately I don't know who said it, or where I heard it but I love this quote.
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  • Profile picture of the author procedure
    One word: Spiegelogie. In 1992 I think it was.
    (Translation: Mirrorology)

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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Mortimer
    Hey, some great posts here...

    Love the "No"... still learning to say that shortest sentance in the world!

    For me it was this:
    "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
    but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
    for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

    Yes, you guessed where its from!

    That hit me like a sledge-hammer when a friend quoted it to me.
    That was exactly what I had been trying to do. Pretty unsuccessfully,
    I admit, but still that had been my quest. What a fool. I suddenly
    came to see it....
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    • Profile picture of the author Capone
      From "The Outlaw Josie Wales"

      "You boys gonna pull them there pistols or you just gonna stand around and whistle dixie all day?" Clint Eastwood
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  • Profile picture of the author pavondunbar
    "Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night."

    --Zig Ziglar

    This one sentence constantly reminds me that I have to keep pushing forward to make my dreams a reality.

    Pavon
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    • Profile picture of the author ywzqlee
      Originally Posted by pavondunbar View Post

      "Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night."

      --Zig Ziglar

      This one sentence constantly reminds me that I have to keep pushing forward to make my dreams a reality.

      Pavon
      Thank you for your sharing here. It encourages me a lot.
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  • I just love " carpe diem "

    Its very loosely translated as seize the day.

    It empowers me when I think the words
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  • Profile picture of the author securio
    When you think that your goals can not be reached, don't adjust the goals but adjust the action steps you're taking.

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  • Profile picture of the author KimberlyAWallace
    The sentence that influenced me the most is actually negative "Not everyone can achieve that (success)" or put it the other way "you don't have what it takes to succeed".
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark McClure
      From Kurt Hahn (Outward Bound co-founder) - actually, 2 sentences :-)
      I went on an OB course back in '89 and experienced what he was saying for myself in a small way. That has stuck with me through the years.

      "We are all better than we know. If only we can be brought to realise this, we may never be prepared to settle for anything less."
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    "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift"

    I knew this from Kungfu Panda Movie
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  • I just thought of another sentence that changed my life - "Andrew, you're fired."...or words to that effect

    What a lucky day that was....

    Life changing - most definitely, and in the best possible way!
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    • Profile picture of the author mello
      Ahh, you made me chuckle, Aussie. Couldn't agree with you more, mate.
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  • Profile picture of the author coachmike
    Two quotes, same source:

    "Do or do not... there is no try." Yoda

    "[Luke:] I can't believe it.
    [Yoda:] That is why you fail."

    -- Star Wars
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    "The world meets nobody halfway."
    - Over The Top
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    "We don't agree with your methods and the rest of the board think it's time to part company."

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  • Profile picture of the author raydp
    "I do"

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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Mortimer
    Hey Ray,

    Spot on... that has to be the winner so far, or, at least, a candidate....

    Question is: which "I do"? Yours or hers? Otherwise its 2 sentences....
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  • Profile picture of the author raydp
    Well my mine really. If the first reply had been "No I've changed my mind" it would have saved me a fortune. I might just as well found a woman I didn't like and given her a house.

    The second "I do" in 1986 turned my life into something magic that's never palled.

    Ray
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    • Profile picture of the author samthor
      This is your life, and its ending one minute at a time.
      ~Tyler Durden
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      • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
        "The most rewarding and joyful experience a person could ever hope to have is sharing time with their friends and family." I can't remember where I read that but it struck a chord with me. And it reminds me not to neglect the people who are important to me while I'm chasing material wealth and external success.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kezz
        Great thread, thanks all!

        Originally Posted by samthor View Post

        This is your life, and its ending one minute at a time.
        ~Tyler Durden
        My favorite film ever. I saw it 8 times at the cinema and new the entire script by heart before it finished screening

        A favorite of mine is

        "Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at will change."

        It's from Wayne Dyer, The Power of Intention. That saying reminds me that I create my own reality, and every thought that I have is reflected in my life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    Well, there are a couple that I've never forgotten. One is about copywriting:
    "Talk to me like I got a GED"

    One about life:
    "Life is not about being dealt a good hand, it is about playing a poor hand well"

    (I don't know if they're life-changing but they are always in the back of my mind.)
    _____
    Bruce
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Kaye
    "Get busy living or get busy dying." -The Shawshank Redemption
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  • "To Be is to Do" & "To Do is to Be"


    This sentence speaks more on the actions you have taken. It explains that whatever or whoever you want to be, you must work for it.In short,in order for you become who you want, you must first work hard for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ty Criddle
    "You have your brush, you have your colours, you paint paradise, then in you go", Nikos Kazantzakis

    ..Or I paraphrase it and say,

    Where ever I go, I'm painting my own paradise, but the top ones better.

    cheers...ty
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    "The past does not equal the future." Tony Robbins
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincelog
    "We can stay here and get the shit kick out of us or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb out of hell, one inch at a time."

    This is the speech that was given by Al Pacino. He was giving a talk to a football team when his team was losing in the half. I highly recommend this video to anyone who need that extra dose of motivation.

    Amazing Speech By Al Paccino | Hit Your Goals

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  • Profile picture of the author oboi2121
    Hi Omari Taylor here,

    I actually have two quotes that changed my life that I can't choose between.

    "Service to many leads to greatness."

    "It is proven you will miss 100% of shots you do not take."
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Martin
    It helped change my thinking:

    " yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not a promise ,so we only have today to make a difference" that is why they call it the present.....


    thanks for asking Ricky
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    • Profile picture of the author ywzqlee
      Here are all good posts. Most of them are encouraging.
      Great posts!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rowe
    "One Tiny Classified Ad Can Make You Rich!"
    -Don Lapre (1993)
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    We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
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    "You can't soar with the Eagles, If you hang out with a bunch of Turkeys"!
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  • Profile picture of the author kittyluver
    The Golden words that changed my life is-

    "Arise, Awake, stop not till goal is reached".
    Have you ever heard this phrase?
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  • Profile picture of the author brettkbrett
    "experience is the best kind of teacher, it gives you the test first and the lesson after"
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    • Profile picture of the author yellowtaxi
      "If You Are Not Failing Enough You are Not Trying Enough"
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    • Profile picture of the author jmidas
      Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

      From Albert Einstein. This has been over my desk for nearly 25 years now.
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      • Profile picture of the author TiAndrine
        Another has been,

        "This year I allow myself to become the kind of person who is able to manifest wealth for myself and others in every way.

        Happy New You

        Happy New Me"

        Jonny Andrews shared that with me! I was able to interview him not long after...check it out below...he has many other "good ones.":-)

        Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author Ray Burke
    I am a spirit having a human experience !
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  • Profile picture of the author jasdon
    Whether you think you can, or you think you can't....you're right.
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  • Profile picture of the author MemberWing
    "I was simply healing the part of me that created them"

    (Dr. Hew Len - answering question on how he cured a complete ward of criminally insane patients without even seeing each of them personally).
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    A popular one (for good reason) and worth repeating. "Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit."--Napoleon Hill
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    "Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity."―Joseph Sugarman
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    • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Eddy
      This is a great post. Definitely worth archiving to read back through on a rainy day.

      Mine goes something like this "it is amazing what a person CAN do, it's often dissappointing what a person DOES do."

      I also like this funny quote "The best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war and the three U.S. leaders are named "Bush" "Dick" and "Colon"

      The thre U.S. leaders don't exactly apply anymore, but it still funny
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  • Profile picture of the author steven20
    My favourite mantra has been "pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again"
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  • It's better to be a good nobody than to be a bad somebody -- this sentence is full of meaning for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author geordie-coach
    more of a song really

    Gloria Gaynors "I will survive" it was a hit when I was around 11.

    it became my matra to success and is never far away especially when the going gets tough. not just relationships but all areas of my life. It makes me feel strong.

    Aly
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    Live As If You Were To Die Tomorrow And Learn As If You Were To Live Forever.
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    winners never quit, quitters never win
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    Originally Posted by ywzqlee View Post

    In the films, dramatis personae often change their life
    just for someone's unintentional sentence.
    Which sentence changed your life?

    For business books: Read every book like it is the one that is going to make you a million dollars.
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    You can only regret the things you've done, not the things you didn't do.

    Said to me by my grandad when I was a teenager. At the time I was faced with choices and didn't know what to do.

    Another favourite that he said to me was

    You can be anyone you want to be and do anything you want to do. Ultimately the responsibility for who you are and what you do, lies with you. Give yourself a pat on the back when you get it right but learn when you don't.
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    "Together, or not at all"

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    In order to succeed, you must fail, so that you know what NOT to do next time.

    By Anthony J. D'Angelo.
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    My sense of God is my sense of wonder at the universe. --Einstein
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    4673980 Meet Bubba Your Cellmate
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Connell
      Originally Posted by war28476 View Post

      4673980 Meet Bubba Your Cellmate
      LOL - love this one!

      My contribution:

      "This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind...let it be something good."
      ~ Unknown

      But my favoutrite is the one in my sig.

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  • Profile picture of the author ricaparaleho
    -A person who never settles in one place or who often changes his job will not succeed in life ; one who is always changing his mind will never get anything done.
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  • Profile picture of the author martinsejas
    "When the voice and the vision, on the inside, is more clear, more loud and more profound, than the opinions on the outside, then you have truly mastered your life." (John DeMartini)
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    "5-10 no parole"
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    "Hi, I'm Bubba welcome to my cell, your new home"
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    "If you can't invest the $1000, then perhaps your property isn't the one I should devote my energies, efforts, time and resources to selling for the next 30 days."-Ron LeGrand
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  • Profile picture of the author Samsmiles
    Originally Posted by ywzqlee View Post

    In the films, dramatis personae often change their life
    just for someone's unintentional sentence.
    Which sentence changed your life?
    Mine comes from a play by the greatest dramatist of all time William Shakespeare-

    "How poor are they that have not patience,
    What wound did ever heal but by degree.
    Thou knowest we work by wit and not by witchcraft,
    And wit depends on dilatory time."

    Prosperity to us all!
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