Saturday, January 9, 2010

xxxHolic Quotes

"There are indefinite things in this world that remain unexplained. No matter how weird it is, mankind will always observe it. It will always be so with mankind. But it is the imagination. But it is the past. People are the world’s strangest creatures.”

“Destiny… refers to an event that would definitely happen. Without it, nothing is possible. From one thing, you see, many other things can be imagined.”

“Nothing in this world happened by random. Everything is fated.”

“For everything you desire, you have to pay an equal price in return. You can’t get more nor give more. Can’t be more or less. Must be in balance. Or else, there’ll be mishaps.”

“Whether it is a meeting by chance or a major event, every occurrence will affect the future… because a man’s path of life is not only unstoppable but also never-ending. The smallest thing, the shortest amount of time, the littlest piece of record or memory… the fate that accompanies you will never disappear.”

“Habit… a need to be conscious of it, and if a person does not want to get rid of it, then it cannot be rid off.”

“What is good and what is bad, depends on the person.”

“If you believe so, then it’s decided. If you don’t believe it, then it can be changed.”

“The meaning of the world looks very broad, but it’s actually very narrow.”

“The world even though it’s very small, to those who understand it… is quite large! This world… before you fully understand it, there isn’t only one!”

“When you decide to do something or not to do something, it is a promise to yourself. Hence, the only person who can break that promise is the person who made it. Because no one will be responsible for another’s promise.”

“Even family are still other people. Besides being related by blood, is there any other relation? Aside from yourself, everyone else is considered as other people.”

“Names are very important. Names have power. It doesn’t matter if it’s living or not, once you give it a name, you embodied that person or object with the same amount of power.”

“Nothing in this world happens by chance. Everything that happens is nothing more than fate.”

“Motivation and sincerity are needed to achieve one’s goal. To pursue a thing even if the present world is lost. Even when comfort is abandoned, knowing the importance of the thing to be lost and the pain it brings though. Still yearning for it, existing for it. That is true determination.”

“Being a diviner, for the diviner to correctly made interpretations to the divinations. Only the conclusion is to be told to the recipient. Anything else will not be spoken, only what you want is given. Once foreseen, and thus wanting to let others know what has been seen, no matter what. ‘You will become this’ or ‘the future will be like this’, those words… that’s not the way of things. Because divination is a contract!”

“Divination is an ‘exchange’ between the diviner and the recipient of divination.”

“The effort you put into your work must be equivalent to what you are paid in return. Not a bit more and not a bit less… that is the right way of things.”

“Even though there are things one cannot see, but one can still achieve it!”

“What’s good or bad is determined by man! But, if it does not have anything to do with man, then it doesn’t matter.”

“A storage room is a treasure mountain.”

“Once a rolling rock starts to roll… it’s very hard to stop.”

“Every wish you make, you have to pay the equal amount! There are no such good things.”

“The rock won’t stop after it starts to roll. Until the end of the road.”

“The more you tell a person not to open something, the more that person wants to open it.”

“No one can be an exception… no one can be immune to everything!”

“What do you mean by ‘normally’? Is there any meaning to that? As long as you don’t bother other people, what’s wrong with choosing what ordinary people call abnormal!”

“Language is a complicated thing! It has multiple meanings.”

“The life form… consists of many different kinds of ties. The natural patterns. The flow of time. The shell that is labeled ‘the body’. The soul that is labeled ‘the conscience’. This is the lock that all life forms share. But there is a certain kind of lock that can only be used on humans, is words.”

“Words, once it has left your mouth, it cannot be uncalled. It cannot be nullified. People don’t understand how strongly they’re tied down because of it. But they continue to use that lock. Words are something living and sometimes, it can even tie down a person’s life.”

“If you’ve decided that you can’t do it even before you act, then of course it’ll turn into something impossible!”

“Words do not tie down one-self, but they tie down others.”

“You don’t have to worry about something that hasn’t happened yet. If you want to regret something, wait until you’ve done something to regret!”

“There are no coincidences in this world. Everything that happens must happen.”

“Anyhow, don’t underestimate the accuracy of something that’s been passed down through the generations. Humans are not the only being in this world… there are many creatures that humans are unaware of. Thus sometimes, some humans will meet those creatures and their existence, their thoughts, and the fear is passed on to others… but very few people believe in it. So they can only hide it, like a code, within… stories passed down through the generations: Ancient Traditions!”

“No matter how long ago it was, losing the most important people in your life is still hard to forget. You will still feel lonely.”

“From one perspective, an incident might not mean much. But, from another perspective, that incident might be quite significant. Moreover, when one person suffers an injury, they’ll often feel that whoever caused it should be made to suffer from an even worse injury. Only one who is careless would dismiss the issue as unimportant.”

“Humans are a mystery. What may seem unfortunate to others might give joy to the person who is affected.”

“When one sacrifices oneself to help another, it could actually be painful to the person being helped, especially when that person is of importance to them.”

“If you kill someone, you have to pay the price for that life.”

“The price for taking a life is heavy… it is a crushing weight. So heavy it could even kill a person!”

“You are never completely on your own. No one on earth is. Everyone is tied, and share’s connections with others. That is why humans can never be completely free. It is the reason that humans feel joy and sorrow and also love.”

“Humans create terrible things. Why do they make things that only bring them pain? It’s because they don’t know what’s comfortable anymore. So perhaps they don’t know that they are in pain…”

“The Thing is something… whether you know about it or not, whether you acknowledge it or not, whatever exists, exists. It’s as simple as that!”

“There is no such thing as coincidences in this world. There is only the inevitable.”

“If you wish for something long enough, it will definitely come true eventually.”

“There are limits to what we can do. Instead of regretting what we cannot do… it is better to do anything we can do. Even if what we do does not bring us to our final goal… it brings us that much closer to it.”

“There is a meaning behind everything that happens. However, there are very few people who understand everything. To search for the meaning behind every event that happens… it’s a daunting task even to imagine it. However, noticing that there is meaning behind everything that happens… that in itself is meaningful. There is a meaning in wondering why.”

“There is only one thing that can be given freely, with no need for compensation and that is hope.”

“Even if all is a dream… with faith, hope, and trust, it can become real.”

“To change yourself… is to change your future.”

“Dreams… are all interconnected.”

“It’s quite difficult to explain… something that only you can see.”

“Often times, people simply deny the existence of what they do not understand, and anyone who tells them otherwise is a liar. What they don’t know stays ‘unexplained’ and they are happy with that.”

“There are two types of dreams. Dreams that you see when you are awake, and dreams that you see when you are asleep. And, in either case, if you desire it strongly enough, it will become reality.”

“If you wish hard enough for something, it will definitely come true.”

“Wishes, you see, it’s true that they will come true if one wishes hard enough, that is the power of people’s wishes. However, if one wishes for the misfortune of others, that misfortune will return to the one making the wish.”

“The one thing that can change a person is meeting another.”

“Everything lives by blending, interconnecting and mutually influencing one another. Even a merely trivial meeting brings about changes of both heart and body.”

“There’s no such thing as an one-sided connection.”

“On the inside, only oneself can change one-self.”

“The hidden world is a dream, like the truth of a night’s memory.”

“There are two memories, memories of the heart and memories of the body. The memories of the heart are important, but the memories of the body are very important as well. Sometimes, even if the heart forgets the body remembers.”

“It’s all right if you don’t understand. Choices are always being made. But, people don’t really notice that.”

“To eat is a very important, and very pleasurable thing… but it can also be very frightening.”

“Even though it is scary to know yourself, to stay ignorant of yourself is much, much more scary.”

“People, you see when they must meet someone. They meet the person they must meet, because everything is inevitable… and parting is the same as well.”

“Food is an expression of the self.”

“Wishing can make dreams come true.”

“There’s no living thing that doesn’t die. No matter how much we wish, people die.”

“There are many strange things in this world. However, no matter how strange or bizarre things are, if there is no one there, if there is no one to see it, an illusion would not be anything unusual. This is because people are the strangest things in this world.”

“There are a great many strange things in the world. But no matter how odd… How incredible something may be… If a human does not touch it… If a human does not see it… If a human is not involved with it… It is simply a phenomenon. Simply a matter that will fade with time. Humans. Mankind. Homo sapiens. Humans are the most profoundly mysterious living things in the world!”

“Every human being thinks different things are right, and different things are wrong. Whether something is normal or not, it is still different for every person. Happiness is the same – everyone has their own definition of it.”

“Everyone finds happiness differently, but ultimately, happiness is a bargain with yourself. You need two things: action and sincerity. Effort must be rewarded. If you pile hardship upon hardship, overcome difficulty after difficulty and give yourself nothing in return, you violate your contract.”

“Being happy is not a right, but a duty. A duty to yourself. Waiving rights is one thing, but failing in your duty is downright irresponsible.”

“To become happy, you need to pay a fair price. Which means that excessive fortune can only be viewed as a threat. You need to earn that fortune through an appropriate amount of work and struggle.”

“Humans live ultimately run on a balanced budget. If there is good, there is bad, and when bad things happen there must be good things as well.”

“Fundamentally, to be happy you have to bear the burden of an equal amount of misery. To get something good, you have to put up with something bad.”

“It is your duty to accept a measure of happiness equivalent to the actions you have taken. Rejecting it violates your contract with yourself. If you effort is not rewarded, your soul rebels.”

“Even without spirits getting involved, people can cause plenty of strange events on their own. There are all kinds of people you would consider creepy, that are part of mankind, something that dwells within all humans. People always talk about spirits as if they are frightening or evil, but there is nothing as frightening or evil as humans.”

“The belief that you are the protagonist in your own life is a very dependent way of thought. Downright parasitic. It brings with it the preposterous notion that you’re the only one that matters. Even though there are six billion people in the world. And you are only one of them. Even the greatest of them cannot escape that fact.”

“Losing things, losing important things, people you care about dying… that’s just normal, isn’t it? Absurd, isn’t it, that some people simply cannot understand that. Once something is lost… it is too late.”

“Self-centered people prefer to control everything, to organize everything so that they are in charge to try and claim all the credit, and to give up completely if their opinion does not win out. Everyone knows this. But that is not all, quite a lot of people who seem to be quite the opposite – people who think everyone is out to get them, people who think they are causing problems for everyone else, people who doubt themselves, people who deny themselves, people who sacrifice themselves, people who abuse themselves, people who blame themselves – all of these people are also extremely self-centered."