Twilight and Back to the Future

My sister is going crazy over Twilight so that’s  my perfect excuse to post this picture I took just this afternoon…

even though actually, the book I recently read and loved to bits was this:

I was a fan of Michael J. Fox at the height of the Back to the Future craze, but only to the extent that a ten-year old could be a fan of anything. After reading this book, however, I think I became a huge fan twice over.  The book is about the lessons Fox learned as he rose to the top; how he struggled to stay there; and how he managed to rise even more after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  What I love about the book is how it manages to discuss  life’s cliches without sounding like one. Below are some of the quotes that struck me most from the book.

“I think I benefited from being equal parts ambitious and curious. And of the two, curiosity has served me best.”

“It may seem hard to believe, but it’s catastrophe that offers the most promise for an even richer life. This is the gateway to the good stuff. In other words, you never truly know which way the wind is blowing until the shit hits the fan.”

“Remember, though you, alone, are responsible for your own happiness, its still okay to feel responsible for someone else’s. “

“In my experience, a mentor doesn’t necessarily tell you what to do, but more importantly: tells you what they did or might do, then trusts you to draw your own conclusions and act accordingly. If you succeed, they’ll take one step back and if you fail, they’ll take one step closer. Whatever it is they teach you, pass it on.”

“Control is illusory. No matter what university you go to, no matter what degree you hold, if your goal is to becomes master of your own destiny, you have more to learn.”

There are more quotable quotes found in the book but I suggest you get yourself a copy. I will get one even though I already finished reading it while waiting for a friend in Powerbooks last Friday (yes, it was that engaging). I learned that he wrote three other books which I intend to read in the coming days. I wasted no time getting a copy of Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Eternal Optimist. I guess the title itself says a lot about what I think I need to hear right now.


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It took me almost an hour to figure out what to write here so I guess that says a lot about me.
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