Quotes: On Perspective & Relativity

“By seeing the world through a child’s eyes, you often find simple solutions to your issue, because the whole issue changes.”
– How To Have Kick Ass Ideas

“The way I see it, isn’t necessarily the way you see it.”

“Sometimes, you’re the bug. Some days, you’re the windshield.”
-Price Cobb

 “People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.”
-Epictetus

 “Children always understand. They have open minds. They have built-in bullshit detectors.”
-Madonna

 “Perspective is everything. To a worm, digging in the hard ground is more relaxing than going fishing.”
-Live, Learn and Pass It On

“Always remember, a bird’s eye view is way different from a worm’s eye view, when in fact, they’re looking at the exact same thing.”
-Paula Peralejo

 “In short, we are hard-wired not to be creative. Imagine that you have spent 10 years of your life reviewing people. You have been on courses teaching you how to do it and must have done it 500 times by now. You believe that you understand the best way to do it and are happy with your results. Not only are you lacking motivation to try something new, but with all that experience, it’s really hard to think of how it could be done. Your brain will automatically reference everything that you have done before and get caught up in your past experience. The opposite is the case with children. They have relatively little past experience and therefore find it perfectly natural to invent 20 ways to use a cardboard box. ‘It’s a spaceship, a fort, a space for spies to plan secret missions, it’s a toilet…”
– How To Have Kick Ass Ideas

 “We all have a choice. We create our own reality, so if are having a bad time, it is likely to be our fault and nobody else’s. We can’t control the world but we can control the way we perceive and react to it. This belief is core to creating freedom through opportunities. When we feel that we have become victims through circumstance, and believe that people are ganging up on us, we remain stuck. When at last I realized that everyday is just perfect and my challenge is to be able to see it as so, my whole perspective changed.”
–How To Have Kick Ass Ideas

“The future has several names. For the weak, it is the impossible. For the fainthearted, it is the unknown. For the thoughtful and valiant, it is the ideal.”
-Victor Hugo 🙂

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
–Marcus Aurelius

“It is very true, that the way you think creates reality for yourself.”
–Oprah

“We don’t see things as they are; we see things as we are.”
–Anais Nin

“If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.”
-Oscar Wilde

“We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.”
-Konrad Adenauer

“When you’re courting a nice girl, an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder, a second seems an hour. That’s relativity.” –Albert Einstein

World history is a court of judgment. ~ Hegel

“Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“I can choose either to be a victim of the world, or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view life.” –Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

 “Two people can look at the same exact thing and see something totally different.”
-Live, Learn and Pass It On

 “It’s funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit it into their version of reality.”
–Percy, Percy Jackson Series

“There are truths on this side of the Pyranees, which are falsehoods on the other.”
-Blaise Pascal

“One man’s frankness is another man’s vulgarity.”
-Kevin Smith

“There are always three sides to every story:  your side, the other side, and the truth.”
-Author Unknown

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
-Dr. Seuss

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
-Dr. Wayne Dyer

“Change your thoughts and you change the world.”
-Norman Vincent Peale

“My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants.”
-J. Brotherton

“Oh friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.”
-Hubert Humphrey

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that’s why we call it the present.”
-B. Olatunji