In eight years I have lost two very important women in my life. One has taught me how to live and the other taught me how to make my life count. The quote below is a good formula for an exceptional life.
“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.” _ Meryl Streep
Thank you Amanda Campbell-Fasken for sharing this quote.
Couldn't have said it better myself. With that, a new chapter begins in my creative life, fuelled by good people and positive surroundings. Stay tuned.
4/11/2014 11:37:36 pm
What a powerful awakening. While I've said it before, I've never taken the time to properly execute it and stick to my guns. Thank you for the reminder. Congrats on your show in NYC.
5/11/2014 10:57:37 pm
I needed to read this quote as it reflects what stage I am at in my life.
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