Quotes of the Week: Inspiring Words from Lisa Macuja + others

The city's most interesting soundbites this week

(SPOT.ph) How’s Holy Week going, Spotters? We’ve rounded up a few quotes to help you reflect on life, the universe, and everything to get you going throughout the weekend.



1. "Offer yourself to a cause bigger than your own needs or ambition. Find ways to make your dreams meaningful to others as well." - Ballerina Lisa Macuja, addressing the graduating students of the School of Humanities and the John Gokongwei School of Management of the Ateneo de Manila University.

..and do this despite obstacles in the real world. Amen.




2. "Among all my kids, siya talaga ’yung may gustong mag-artista. I said finish high school first. Then one time, when she was 16, she went up to me and I said, ’No, no, I don’t want to talk about it.’ She started crying so much and she said, ’I’m already 16 and I’m getting old. If not now, when?’" - Actress Marjorie Barretto, relaying how her daughter Julia insisted on getting into showbiz.

Was she showing signs of being a tita at that age?



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3. "I challenge the lawmakers not to be moved by popular opinion. Vox populi is not at all times Vox Dei!" - CBCP Permanent Committee on Public Affairs Executive Secretary Fr. Jerome Secillano, on divorce.

You’re serious?





4. "It saddens me that suspended Mayor Junjun Binay seems to believe holding on to power and demanding total loyalty is more important than valuing the welfare of Makati employees." - Makati City Vice Mayor Romulo "Kid" Peña, on the Makati stand-off.

What is it that people say about wrestling with a pig? You both just end up dirty and the pig likes it?



5. "When I was little, like Maleficent, I was told that I was different. And I felt out of place-too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in. And, then one day I realized something, something that I hope you all realize: Different is good. And, as your villain, I would also say cause a little trouble-it’s good for you." - Actor-Director Angelina Jolie, addressing her young fans who voted her Best Villain at Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards.


You will be treated poorly and sometimes your efforts to change people’s minds will be in vain, but let’s keep the energy up! Yeah!




6. "I had past experiences din and I don't have time for myself na nga dadagdagan ko pa ng ibang tao." - Actress Nadine Lustre, on why she’s single.

Is there a like button in real life we can push? Look at how much sense this girl is making. Astounding.





7. "Sige nga patingin ng mga kili-kili niyo. Hiyang-hiya naman ako." - Actress Ina Raymundo, on her armpits.

Normal is the new normal!



8. "Napakasakit sa akin na sumuporta sa BBL." - Robin Padilla, on the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

This sentiment is shared by non-Muslim groups living in the ARMM.




9. "We are moving forward. As much as we get distracted by stupid laws that make us feel like we're regressing, we're not. We are moving forward because it's our turn as young people. It's a new rights movement." - Popstar Miley Cyrus, on Indiana's new religious freedom law that allows businesses to discriminate against LGBT individuals.

That girl who was swinging naked from a wrecking ball is making more sense than legislators.



10. "As we reflect on our acts, let us also reconnect with our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, and His passion and death on the Cross. He sacrificed Himself and died so that we can all be cleansed from our sins." - Senator Nancy Binay, on Holy Week.

We’re not contractually obligated to sully ourselves with sin again, yeah? Let’s keep it clean.



Art by Warren Espejo, with photos from PEP.ph and screenshots from Facebook fan pages, various TV show videos, news clips, and images used by fans in YouTube slideshows.


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