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Gilda Radner Free Inspirational Quotes

by Steve M Nash
(Yorkshire, England)

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Gilda Radner wonders...

"I always wanted a happy ending... Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity!"

Listen to my thoughts about Gilda Radner's inspirational quote in the video below. You'll also discover a bit more about where I live in West Yorkshire (England!) - this time it's a busy junction between Brockholes, Holmfirth and New Mill in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

What I Wonder...

(NOTE: Yes, I wrote any captions you see in this video. It's called self-deprecation, and it's mostly a healthy thing (I think!))

So, as I say in the video, Gilda Radner's inspiring words seem to be an honest assessment of how life actually is. We can want to be happy all the time, and for great things to always be happening, but we all know that life just isn't like that (thank goodness, too!).

Life ebbs and flows, tests and praises us, with its ups and downs. And the sooner we embrace this truth of life the sooner we can all get on with living life as fully as we can, as we go through those ups and downs.

Only when we try to hold on to a particular moment (or job or partner or lifestyle or even age), try to control how events turn out, do we get to discover how much suffering comes from trying to control life.

Life is in control of us! We just get to hang on and enjoy the ride for as long as possible.

The final point I make in the video, was something I was musing over with my therapist believe it or not. I've got the not-yet-resolved 'habit' of 'resisting' or 'defending' myself to certain people or events, and it struck me - as I was talking to him about it - how futile (and exhausting) it was to constantly resist 'life' like this, to resist life's desire for me in the relationships (or situations) I can embrace.

Life really cannot be boxed and contained.

And life really is renewed every moment.

So live life now! It's always a new experience - always.

And if you're at all interested in life's flow, then I can highly recommend you check out this blog from a close friend of mine, called All Things Flow.

Thank you so much for reading,

PS And here are two more free inspirational quotes from Gilda Radner

"I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships"

"While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die -- whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness"

PPS Now please comment, please have your say - thanks.

Comments for Gilda Radner Free Inspirational Quotes

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Aug 08, 2010
Radner Quote
by: Nick Grimshawe

Thank You, that is the first time I have seen that quote and it is a beautiful one. Your words help to illustrate her point wonderfully.

Nick Grimshawe

Aug 12, 2010
Thank you for inspiring my life!
by: James

More power and God bless.
Continue to be a blessing to others.


Oct 15, 2014
Life and Gilda Radnor
by: Anonymous

Life is strange to say the least. Mine has been filled with hope and anxiety, waiting and anticipation only to find that at my old age I'm still holding on for that special moment when my life fills full, complete with love that finally speaks volumes...you are safe. you are secure, nothing will hurt or harm you any longer. I have always done my best to live in the day with all it brings but maybe my eyes have had blinders on? Maybe I've expected too much? Life is fickle and with God's help only have I managed to make it this far.

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