Someone Once Told Me

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Ever been told something memorable, which has stuck in your head ever since? Someone Once Told Me collects these messages, by getting people to write them down and pose for a photograph. A new image goes up every day on www.someoneoncetoldme.com You can submit an image through the site, or ask me to capture your own SOTM picture. What did someone once tell you?

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You've Got Daddy Issues

You've Got Daddy Issues

“The first time it was ever said to me I think I was about 11 years old, and I was getting quite clingy with my best mate’s father. She said to me ‘he seems to get on with you, you seem to get on with him but you seem to be acting like you guys are best friends. But you’re not - he’s my dad, not yours.'” [para]Taken at an http://eroticmeet.net [text: Erotic Meet] party in Soho, London, UK and her blog, which has adult content, http://daddysbangdoll.tumblr.com [text: is here.]

Good Things Come To Those Who Work Their Ass Off And Never Give Up

Good Things Come To Those Who Work Their Ass Off And Never Give Up

She had seen this on Facebook a couple of days before, and says it reminded her of the original quote, which is “good things come to those that wait”. But our subject doesn’t agree with that, and prefers the one you see in her SOTM photo. [para]“If you don’t work hard enough you will never achieve your dreams and fulfil what you want to,” she says in her audio clip. [para]Taken at the offices of http://www.octopuscomms.net [text: Octopus Communications] in Windsor, UK.

Be Bold And Mighty Forces Will Come To Your Aid

Be Bold And Mighty Forces Will Come To Your Aid

“The reason I like this is because it’s empowering. I have it written on my desk just behind my computer, so when I move my computer I see it. People see it and think it’s a quote from Goethe, a German philosopher, but I heard it in House Party 3. And I think that’s much better, to be honest.” [para]Taken at Broadwater Farm, London, UK at an http://theothercinema.org [text: Other Cinema] event being organised by http://www.buddylondon.com [text: Buddy London.]

If It Makes You Happy But Makes No One Else Sad, Do It

If It Makes You Happy But Makes No One Else Sad, Do It

“Whenever I’ve got any question about anything I always ask my mum, and she always says this in reply. It can be anything from joining the gym to absolutely anything. So if it’s going to make you happy but not make anyone else sad, just do it.” [para]Our charming subject, Monica Stott, http://thetravelhack.com [text: has her own travel blog.] [para]Taken in King’s Cross, London, UK.

YOLO

YOLO

Our charming subject explains in her audio clip that this SOTM means “You only live once”. She says: “It’s something that our generation is saying at the moment. People do silly things, and to justify it they basically just say YOLO.” Taken in Portsmouth, UK.

Oh My God. We Got The Wrong Guy!

Oh My God. We Got The Wrong Guy!

“A couple years ago, was walking down my road and got approached by six guys. They actually beat me up. I was knocked out. Couple of minutes later woke up in the passenger seat of a car. I looked at the driver. The driver looked at me and said this. [para]"At the end of it he drove me home. My dad got the details and we contacted the police.” Taken in Portsmouth, UK.

Oh My God. We Got The Wrong Guy!

Oh My God. We Got The Wrong Guy!

“A couple years ago, was walking down my road and got approached by six guys. They actually beat me up. I was knocked out. Couple of minutes later woke up in the passenger seat of a car. I looked at the driver. The driver looked at me and said this. [para]"At the end of it he drove me home. My dad got the details and we contacted the police.” Taken in Portsmouth, UK.

The Most Dangerous Things Come In The Most Attractive Packages

The Most Dangerous Things Come In The Most Attractive Packages

“So my dad wrote me an email before I came to uni with a few quotes on it. The one that stuck out the most was this one. I think he might have meant boys. My dad’s very protective and he’s just a babe and I love him.” Taken in Portsmouth, UK.

Dogs Are A Mans Best Friend

Dogs Are A Mans Best Friend

“My dad told me this when I was growing up as a kid in Zimbabwe. We had loads of dogs as pets and we’ve always loved them loads.” [para]Taken at the http://is.gd/wwORqG [text: Dogs Trust] in Harefield, Uxbridge, UK. The pooch in the photo is called Forrest – “as in Forrrest Gump”.

You'll Be Here In A Year

You'll Be Here In A Year

This excellent American lady is http://www.adventurouskate.com [text: Adventurous Kate,] a rather successful travel blogger. [para]She explains in her audio clip that her SOTM comes from a friend of hers, Cody. "He told me this in November 2010. I'd been backpacking Thailand for about a month and I dreamed about being able to make my full-time living from my travel blog. [para]"Cody told me 'Are you kidding? You'll be here in a year.' Well, I didn't believe him at all. Then turns out I was…

From A Deed To A Seed

From A Deed To A Seed

"I grew up in Jamaica with my grandmother, and she always tried to get me to do the right thing, every time. I was about to do be a naughty little kid when she stopped me and said to me' You should not do that'. [para]Granny went on to tell our subject "From a deed to a seed, from a seed to a character'. And I go 'OK, that does make enough sense'. It's resonated with me all along. When you start something you can curate it from a deed into something that becomes a part of you." [para]Our…

You Can Trust Yourself More Than You Realize...

You Can Trust Yourself More Than You Realize...

“Back in 2010 I was asked to do my first ever public speaking experience," says travel blogger http://www.legalnomads.com [text: Jodi Ettenberg.] "I was pretty shy in high school and the idea of getting up in a room of what was 500 people was really terrifying. [para]”At this conference there were several keynotes on before me, and as the day went on I was more and more nervous. At some point a woman who was an incredible speaker herself, and really much more confident and who’d battled…

Good Is The Enemy Of Great

Good Is The Enemy Of Great

“Many times we settle. We as humans don’t want to challenge ourselves because what is comfortable is, a lot of times, easier than striving for what we think we could achieve but are not sure we could.” [para]Our subject, the travel blogger http://tradingvoyageur.com [text: Brice Peressini,] goes on to say in his audio clip that while he has insecurities, he believes in himself “and believe I can create great things, not just good things”. [para]Taken in Piccadilly Circus, London, UK at a…

At First I Thought You Were The Ugliest Girl In The World. Then I Was A Realised You Were A Guy. You're Not Bad Looking For A Guy.

At First I Thought You Were The Ugliest Girl In The World. Then I Was A Realised You Were A Guy. You're Not Bad Looking For A Guy.

“This story happened a long time ago when I was a Goth. I used to live in Sweden, we used to go out dancing, and I used to dress up in drag. On one occasion I was dancing and this guy taps me on the shoulder. Turns out he’s this guy who plays in this band called Spock. [para]“He asks about my friend, asking if she was available. I said she had a boyfriend. I told her this on the way home. She said ‘You did what?’ and is really angry. She dumps her boyfriend to get together with this guy…

Let's All Have A Disco

Let's All Have A Disco

Our subject appears to be a nice, quiet, bespectacled chap. Not a bit of it. He took off his glasses for his photo and explained that, when he’s on a night out with the boys, they all get to singing this very loudly. [para]During his audio clip he reminisces about one particular night, when he and his friends had all gone to see “the arrows” (meaning the darts, not the aeroplanes). [para]Afterwards they all smacked their hands against the side of the tube carriage, sang this phrase and got…

Don't Dream But Live!

Don't Dream But Live!

“Back in 2008 I was in university and a friend of mine told me this. What he meant by that was stop dreaming about the future and start living in the present. It really made me start focusing on my future. You got to make things happen now, and the future will come. [para]"I’ve thought about it many times throughout the years. Right now I’m living the dream, so I guess my dream is what I’m living.” [para]Our subject, David Hoffmann, is a travel blogger whose blog can be…