Quoting a Quote

If any of you reading this post has cared to visit this site before, you would know that I love quotes. I heart them and more often than not, sign off most of my posts with a quote that inspired me.

Two of my favorite quotes go along the lines of Speak only if you can improve the silence.
and Some people speak coz they have something to say, others speak coz they just have to say something. (sic)

In my case I haven't written anything here recently simply because there was nothing that seemed worth sharing. A lot has been happening but it wasn't something that I wanted to chronicle.....yet.

Anyhow, I was reading and came across this beautiful quote by Robert Fleming, High Fidelity.

"What came first—the music or the misery? Did I listen to music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to music? Do all those records turn you into a melancholy person? … The unhappiest people I know, romantically speaking, are the ones who like pop music the most; and I don’t know whether pop music has caused this unhappiness, but I do know that they’ve been listening to the sad songs longer than they’ve been living the unhappy lives."

It struck a chord. It's so true.

P.S - I've heard they have a movie based on this novel. Have to, have to check it out. 


sawan | February 10, 2012 at 3:37 PM

i spent some time @ "Speak only if you can improve the silence". some how i loved this one line..

@ office now, maybe its becuase of all the mess surrounding me now; i din quite get the Robert Fleming part :(

Raphael | February 10, 2012 at 4:21 PM

wonderful quotes..
it reminds me of the islamic quote:
"speak of others only if you've something good to say of them.otherwise be silent." pretty sure it was explained better than this though..

and i'd've expected metal fans to be the most depressed considering the facts!