What I Believe

A quoteblog by Umar Hadi

April 30, 2014 at 11:11am
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Seseorang hanya dapat melihat dengan sebaik-baiknya melalui hatinya, karena yang terpenting (dalam kehidupan) tidak terlihat oleh mata.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

April 13, 2014 at 9:22am
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Idealisme adalah kemewahan terakhir yang hanya dimiliki oleh pemuda.

— Tan Malaka

February 3, 2014 at 4:24pm
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The problems of your past are your business. The problems of your future are my privilege.

— Dr. John Hamish Watson

February 2, 2014 at 8:58pm
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We need to start teaching young people that we don’t just live in a read-only, passive society, but a write-able society.

— Beth Simone Noveck

February 1, 2014 at 11:11pm
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Ketika kita bicara tentang menunggu, kita tidak berbicara tentang berapa jam, berapa hari, berapa bulan. Kita berbicara tentang titik di mana kita akhirnya memutuskan untuk “percaya”.

— Laksmi Pamuntjak

December 31, 2013 at 10:16pm
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Perjalanan sejati bukanlah membawa sepasang mata mengunjungi banyak tempat, melainkan berada di satu tempat dengan banyak pasang mata.

— Pepatah Perancis

December 30, 2013 at 1:25am
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"The Type" by Sarah Kay

If you grow up the type of woman men want to look at,
you can let them look at you. But do not mistake eyes for hands.

Or windows.
Or mirrors.

Let them see what a woman looks like.
They may not have ever seen one before.

If you grow up the type of woman men want to touch,
you can let them touch you.

Sometimes it is not you they are reaching for.
Sometimes it is a bottle. A door. A sandwich. A Pulitzer. Another woman.

But their hands found you first. Do not mistake yourself for a guardian.
Or a muse. Or a promise. Or a victim. Or a snack.

You are a woman. Skin and bones. Veins and nerves. Hair and sweat.
You are not made of metaphors. Not apologies. Not excuses.

If you grow up the type of woman men want to hold,
you can let them hold you.

All day they practice keeping their bodies upright—
even after all this evolving, it still feels unnatural, still strains the muscles,

holds firm the arms and spine. Only some men will want to learn
what it feels like to curl themselves into a question mark around you,

admit they do not have the answers
they thought they would have by now;

some men will want to hold you like The Answer.
You are not The Answer.

You are not the problem. You are not the poem
or the punchline or the riddle or the joke.

Woman. If you grow up the type men want to love,
You can let them love you.

Being loved is not the same thing as loving.
When you fall in love, it is discovering the ocean

after years of puddle jumping. It is realizing you have hands.
It is reaching for the tightrope when the crowds have all gone home.

Do not spend time wondering if you are the type of woman
men will hurt. If he leaves you with a car alarm heart, you learn to sing along.

It is hard to stop loving the ocean. Even after it has left you gasping, salty.
Forgive yourself for the decisions you have made, the ones you still call

mistakes when you tuck them in at night. And know this:
Know you are the type of woman who is searching for a place to call yours.

Let the statues crumble.
You have always been the place.

You are a woman who can build it yourself.
You were born to build.

December 22, 2013 at 12:33am
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The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.

— Ernest Hemingway

December 16, 2013 at 3:31pm
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Don’t follow your passion, let it follow you in your quest to become useful to the world.

— Calvin Newport

October 26, 2013 at 9:37pm
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Raising children who are hopeful and who have the courage to be vulnerable means stepping back and letting them experience disappointment, deal with conflict, learn how to assert themselves, and have the opportunity to fail. If we’re always following our children into the arena, hushing the critics, and assuring their victory, they’ll never learn that they have the ability to dare greatly on their own.

— Brené Brown