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It was like falling off a building and suddenly,
by Jonah Lomu

It was like falling off a building and suddenly,
bang, you hit the bottom.
The first time it happened was on an ordinary day at home.
I was taking down some curtains.
I took one step, turned around, took another step and
then I fell and hit my head hard on the rowing machine.
- Jonah Lomu

It's been a long road back to health and fitness for me.
I am just glad to have been given the opportunity to do what I love most.
- Jonah Lomu

I was only operating at about 80% of my capacity.
- Jonah Lomu

I thought about dying whenever I got bad news about other people.
- Jonah Lomu

 

How do I take a step? How do I lift my foot off the ground,
move it through the air a little bit and then bring
it down? I had to teach myself to walk again.
- Jonah Lomu

The biggest thing for me is just to get out on that field.
Just to do that will be incredible.
- Jonah Lomu

I was on dialysis for 18 months before the transplant,
so it was important I tried to look ahead to days like
my comeback this Saturday.
You need those big goals to drive you on.
- Jonah Lomu

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It's a really exciting time to be involved in Welsh rugby.
- Jonah Lomu

I am very excited to be here in Wales and look forward
to putting on the Cardiff Blues shirt.
- Jonah Lomu

Towards the end of 2003 it was hard to get through training -
and the darkest point was when a doctor told me there
was a possibility I could end up in a wheelchair.
- Jonah Lomu

When I was playing I felt tired all the time.
My recovery period was a lot longer than the other players.
They'd be ok after an hour - I'd have to stay in bed till the next session.
- Jonah Lomu

I was diagnosed with the illness right before the 1995 World Cup.
- Jonah Lomu

I was this guy who'd been racing around down there,
on that field in 1999, running straight over people,
scoring tries, winning games, having fun.
And I ended up so sick I couldn't even run past a little baby.
- Jonah Lomu

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The greatest lovers are like twin blooms,
each reflecting the passion and the glory of the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

To dream of the person you would like to be
is to waste the person you are.
- Anonymous

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

Like an Eagle, May You Always Soar
High Above the Troubles of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

Our deepest fears are like dragons
guarding our deepest treasure.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

If you don't like something, change it,
If you can't change it, change your attitude
- Maya Angelou

Act the way you'd like to be
and soon you'll be the way you act.
- Leonard Cohen

Like a bird in flight, your life can soar
above the troubles of the world.
Breathe deep, choose, and break the shackles of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
- Khalil Gibran

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous

The unknown is like the darkness of a cave -
it can be illuminated by the brief light
of one adventurer's small candle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,
easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
- Proverb

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

A discussion of philosophy is like a cat chasing its tail -
it may be an amusing diversion but
it has no chance for a satisfying conclusion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

Expressing gratitude seems like a cosmic invitation
for all kinds of thankfulness and appreciation to pour in.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Time expands like a brightly colored balloon
when it is filled with joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Be like me" is not a Golden Rule.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The truth is like a scalpel. The truth is painful.
- don Miguel Ruiz

An overfull calendar, like an overfull stomach,
is a consequence of taking on too much.
Commit, and eat, in moderation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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