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My Favorite Quotes.

When life hands you lemons, ask for a bottle of tequila and salt."


and all our sins come back to haunt us in the end.

to hang around and tap us on the shoulder,

and smile."


"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes, the ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or villify them...about the only thing you can't do is ignore them, because they change things, they push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."


Too often we are scared. Scared of what we might not be able to do. Scared of what people might think if we tried. We let fears stand in the way of our hopes. We say no when we want to say yes. We sit quietly when we want to scream. And we shout with the others, when we should keep our mouths shut. Why? After all, we do only go around once. There's really no time to be afraid. JUST DO IT."


"There is no truth in the past, only a memory of the past. Blink your eyes and the world you see next, did not exist when you closed them.Therefore the only appropriate state of the mind is surprise. The only appropriate state of the heart is joy. The sky you see now you have never seen before. The perfect moment is now, be glad of it. "


About all you can do in life is be who you are.
Some people will love you for you.
Most will love you for what you can do for them,
and some won't like you at all."


 "Never get discourage when things go beyond your expectations, always remember that the greatest glory of life is not falling but rising every time you fall."


*Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.


 The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A death. What's that, a bonus?!?

I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you go live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young, go collect all your super, then, when you start work, you get a gold watch on your first day. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You drink alcohol, you party, and you get ready for High School. You go to primary school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last 9 months floating with luxuries like central heating, spa, room service on tap, then you finish off as an orgasm! Amen!


 "Ever wonder how your life would be right now if you had the power to go back and change even just one small thing?"


"To laugh often and much,

to win the respect of intelligent people

and the affection of children,

to earn the appreciation of honest critics

and endure the betrayal of false friends,

to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others,

to leave the world a bit better,

whether by a healthy child,

a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;

to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded!"-Ralph Waldo Emerson


"you project weakness, you draw aggression... that's how people get hurt. Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true. You project strength to avoid conflict." - Point Break


When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world"


"Hi. How's it going? I thought this whole time capsule assignment was kind of lame until I actually started thinking about it. And that's when I realised something. It really doesn't matter what we put in here because I can't remember stuff that was important six months ago, let alone twenty-five years. I mean, man, I can't wrap my brain around twenty-five years because I haven't even been around that long yet. So it seems to me the only thing that matters, the only thing that's even real is the here and now. And some stuff is important and some stuff isn't and I guess time is the only thing that can sort out which is which. And that just means the more we live in the present, the more we store up all the memories, good and bad, the more we have to hold on to once people, places, and things are gone. Because, believe me, I speak from experience when I say things can change forever with, like, no warning. So no matter how much you love something or no matter how much you take it for granted, nothing lasts forever. So for now, all we can do is hang on and wait and see and hope for the future. "- Party of five

Books say, "She did this because." Life says, "She did this." Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised that some people prefer books. Books make sense. The only problem is that the lives they make sense of are other people's lives, never your own.

"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

"The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one's life and discover one's usefulness."

Teenage boys are like clamshells. They open up just a moment in order to take in a little nourishment or expel some dirt. But then they clam up tight again. If you're around when they open up, you have a chance to see something truly beautiful inside. But you have to be there at that moment.

USA Weekend

I didn't realize then that so much of being adult is reconciling ourselves with the awkwardness and strangeness of our own feelings. Youth is the time of life lived for some imaginary audience. -Douglas Coupland


Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.


Life is demented enough as it is. Why I haven't gone crazy, I don't know. But sometimes I wish I were.

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

I wouldn't mind dying - it's that business of having to stay dead that scares the shit out of me.

 I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind" - George Bernard Shaw


Things are changing
But nothing changes
And still there are changes"- Enigma

"In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back"-.Charlie Brown

 There's no point to any of this. It's all just a...a random lottery of meaningless tragedy and a series of near escapes. So I take pleasure in the details. You know...a quarter-pounder with cheese, those are good, the sky about ten minutes before it starts to rain, the moment where your laughter become a cackle....Reality Bites


Knowing is the easy part; saying it out loud is the hard part....Horse Whisperer


For long you live and high you fly
and smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
and all that you touch and all that you see
is all your life will ever be. -Pink Floyd


Far better is it to dare mighty things and win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank among those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory or defeat. -Theodore Roosevelt

I have a dream today. I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. -Martin Luther King, 28/8/1963

Sometimes we have to risk the dark to see the light. -Minority Report

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it... always." -Mahatma Gandhi



"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream." - Vincent Van Gogh

Every man dies. Not every man really lives. -Braveheart

Freedom baby, is never having to say your sorry. -Al Pacino in The Devil's Advocate

Hate is baggage, life's too short to be pissed off all the time, its just not worth it. -American History X

Only in their dreams can men be truly free. Twas always thus and always thus will be. -Robin Williams in 'Dead Poets Society'

"Bottom line is, even if you see 'em coming, you're not ready for the big moments.No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we helpless?Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come, can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are" -Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

 The Road Not Taken

"TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference" - Robert Frost


"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." - Henry David Thoreau

"Say what you want to say when you have the time... tomorrow may be one day too late... our deepest regrets are the things undone."

Things are more like they are now than they ever were before." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I am who I am...what else could I be...and I stand where I stand...I choose to be me...when you look in my get what you see...understand if you can...that I am who I am WHO I AM..."

"December 7th 1941 a date which will live in infamy" - President Franklin Delanor Roosevelt in 12-8-41

"If I could be like that,
I would give anything
Just to live one day, in those shoes
If I could be like that,
I would give anything
Just to live one day, in those shoes
If I could be like that, what would I do,
What would I do" - Three Doors Down

"We live our lives in the morning and midnight cannot last. Though we wish and hope it might stay awhile again it does not stay but in our midnight where we are alone we are young, we are happy, we are Spring where everything grows. We are secrets, we are lies we are evenings under the stars, gazing wondering what we are you and I are words spoken effortlss with no pause and no passive we speak no hesitation and we live we breathe as anyone but are not. we are us, we are alive, we are night we are hearts beating fast we live our lives in the morning, and midnight cannot last." -Christine Adams (Frames of Mind FS! Literary Magazine)

"Dance like no one's watching, love like you'll never be hurt, sing like no one's listening, live like it's heaven on earth." -William Purky

"The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it."

"I mean how do you know what you are going to do till you do it. The answer is: you don't." -J.D Salinger

"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

"There's only us, there's only this. Forget regret, or life is your to miss." RENT

"In our nations most wanted tolerance for all peoples, our enemys have found our achilles heel"

"America was targeted today because we are the brightest beacon for freedom, and no one will keep that light from shining." - President George W. Bush 9-11-01

"Freedom itself was attacked this morning, by a faceless coward and freedom will be defended" - President George W. Bush 9-11-01

"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." - James Dean

Two roads diverged in the wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." -Robert Frost

"If it is to be, it's up to me."

"You will make all kinds of mistakes but as long as you are generous and true and also Fierce. You cannot hurt the world, or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed and won by YOUTH" - Winston Churchill

"Life moves pretty fast, you don't Stop and look around once and a while, You could miss it"- Ferris Buellers Day off

"You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind."- The Matrix

Life may have no meaning. Or even worse, it may have a meaning of which I disapprove. -Ashleigh Brilliant "

"Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have thier story. Avoid loud and agressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself to others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your acheivements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in buisness affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virture is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass. Take kindly the council of the years, gracefully surrenduring the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy." -Max Ehrman

"Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward." - Henry Ford

"Defeat is Worse than death, Because you have to live with Defeat"

"We don't read and write poetry because its cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is full of passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering: these are noble pursuits necessary to sustain life but poetry, beauty, romance, love. These are what we stay alive for. "- Dead Poets Society

All people have fears, But the brave put down their fears and Go forward,Sometimes to death, but ALWAYS to VICTORY"

"When they ask me what I liked best, i'll tell them it was YOU"- Meg Ryan from City of Angels

"Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it."- Steve Prefontaine

"What we do in life echos in eternity"- Gladiator

"Failure is not Fatal;Victory is not Success"

"Without your future your past seems unimportant but without your past your future seems bleak" Grebe

"I Firmly believe that any mans finest hour- his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear- is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on a field of battle...VICTORIOUS" - Vince Lombardi

"Go confidently in the direction of you dreams. Live the life you have imagined."-Henry David Thoreau

""We laughed when they told us it was over, then we cried when they told us we had to leave."

"It's not what is happening to you or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it's your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you're going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny." -Anthony Robbins

The hardest thing to accept about the passage of time is that the people who once mattered the most to us are wrapped up in parentheses."
-John Irving (The Cider House Rules)

"It's know the end of something great is coming, but you want to hold on, just for one more second, just so it can hurt a little more."

"A champion is someone who gets up, even when he cannot"

"I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of imagination." -John Keats

"Our lives are frittered away by detail; simplify, simplify." -Henry David Thoreau

"Some men see things that are and ask why? I Dream Things that never were and ask why not"- Robert Francis Kennedy

"In Three Words i can sum up all i've learned in life... It Goes On"- Robert Frost.

"So I was once myself a swinger of birches.
And so I dream of going back to be.
It's when I'm weary of considerations,
And life is too much like a pathless wood
Where your face burns and tickles with the cobwebs
Broken across it, and one eye is weeping
From a twig's having lashed across it open.
I'd like to get away from earth awhile
And then come back to it and begin over.
May no fate willfully misunderstand me
And half grant what I wish and snatch me away
Not to return. Earth's the right place for love:
I don't know where it's likely to go better.
I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree
And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk
Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more,
But dipped its top and set me down again.
That would be good both going and coming back.
One could do worse than be a swinger of birches"
-Robert Frost: Except from "Birches"

"Now this is not the beginning. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." -Winston Churchill


Don't regret things you do, cause at one point what you did was what you wanted


Never regret what you say! It was what you were feeling at the moment


"I will not wish thee riches nor the glow of greatness, but that wherever thou go, some weary heart will gladden at thy smile, or shadowed life know sunshine for a while. And so thy path shall be a track of light, like angels' footsteps passing through the night." -words on a church wall in Upwaltham, England



You aren't ever going to be anything in this world unless you do what you want to do, when you want to do it-don't plan anything, just go out and do it." -John Kerouac


 "Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you." -William Arthur

"After all this kind of fanfare, and even more, I came to a point where I needed solitude and to just stop machine of 'thinking' and 'enjoying' what they call 'living', I just wanted to lie in the grass and look at the clouds." -Jack Kerouac


"Regret nothing. Rejoice in everything."


"The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by other people's rules while quietly playing by your own." -Michael Korda

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." -Carl Sagan

"To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead." -Bertrand Russel

"Reality is something you rise above." -Liza Minnelli

"Live life so completely that when death comes to you like a thief in the night, there will be nothing left for him to steal."

"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone." -Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life."-Sandra Carey

Have you ever heard a song from so long ago with so many memories tied to it that it made you cry? And didn't you wish that you could go back into time when everything seemed so much simpler and carefree? Those are songs that are the soundtrack of our lives...the ones that bring back childhood memories, best friends, first love, first heartbreak...the memories

Why do we close our eyes when we dream? When we cry? When we imagine? When we kiss? Because the most beautiful things in the world are unseen


"However many harbours there are does not diminish the size of the sea."


Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle." -Plato

"If you live in the present, every moment is a new beginning."

"The beginning is usually scary; the end is usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that should really count." -Hope Floats

"Remember, you are braver than you believe, you are stronger than you seem, and you are smarter than you think." -A.A. Milne


Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny." -Carl Schurz


"Too often are we so preoccupied with the destination, we forget the journey."


"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to lead a life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." -Henry David Thoreau

"It's always darkest just before they turn on the lights." -Dillinger

"Memories give you the power to collect roses in the winter."

"You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."

Then, when it seems we will never smile again, life comes back."

"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you can not do." -Walter Bagehot

"If you can't have the best of everything, make the best of everything you have."

"Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived, or he who has stayed on the shore and merely existed." -Hunter S. Thompson

"He saw all the love in the world, which was sweet and fine, was not love at all without it's work, and that work could not exist without the kindness of hope." -Jack Kerouac

"If there is any peace, it will come through being, not knowing." -Henry Miller

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself." -Henry Miller

"I'd rather have my mind opened by wonder than closed by belief."

"Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words?" -Marcel Marceau

"When the tides of life turn against you, and the current upsets your boat, don't waste those tears on what might have been, just lie on your back and float." -Ed Norton

"Either you make it happen or it happens to you."

"I guess when all is said and done, you are who you believe you are.. and that should be good enough for everybody else." -Susan Tamol

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, any one can start from now and make a brand new ending."


"Always smile even if it's a sad smile because sadder than a sad smile is the sadness of not knowing how to smile."


"today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground"


"Don't be afraid of Death, But Be afraid of the Unlived Life"


"The logic of worldly success rests on a fallacy: the strange error
that our perfection depends on the thoughts and opinions and applause
of other men! A weird life it is, indeed, to be living always in
somebody else's imagination, as if that were the only place in which
one could at last become real." -Thomas Merton


"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Eleanor Roosevelt, 'This Is My Story,' 1937

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905


I've learned that it is impossible to laugh when your so much closer to crying, that tears can be hidden if you try, and that the roles we play for each other without a crowd could win more academy awards then the screens will ever know.


 I'd like to tell today's youth that no matter where life takes you, big cities, small towns, you'll inevitably come across small minds. People who think they're better than you because of minor things like being pretty or popular automatically makes you a worthwhile human being. None of these things matter! If you have strength of character, integrity, a sense of pride, please don't sell them. Don't ever sell out, so when you meet someone for the first time, please don't judge them by their station in life... who knows? They may end up being you best friend.
-Dawson's Creek


I wonder, if one day when you look back on your life you'll see it's not always about the big picture. It's really all about the moments. And maybe one day you'll think back, and string all those moments together, and then you'll realize, when you add them all up,your life is more meanigful, then you could have dreamed"


"Life:/ a cycle/ A series/ of events/ meetings and/ Departures./ Friends discovered/ others lost,/ Precious time/ wastes away./ Big droplet tears/ are shed for yesterday,/ but/ are dried in time for/ tomorrow,/ until all that remain/ are foggy, broken/ memories/ of a happy yesteryear."


Society frowns upon the extreme, although most people today are looking for ways of self expression and usually wind up getting into something adults would condemn. Look at us, stare if you like. Just don't try to change us; don't you dare. We're the future, your lives are in our hands. Don't you trust us? No way. If you do, then why do you comdemn us? Don't you realize what we're all about? No, of course you don't. We just want to be ourselves, unlike any other, but at the same time in control."
-Mary Hentz


You must understand the whole of life, not just part of it. That is why you must read, you must look at the skies, you must sing, you must dance, you must write poems, you must suffer, and you must understand, for all that is life."


"It's the atmosphere, the noise, it's the time, the taste, the smell, and the sense of being. I think it's being alive at a point where it's so joyful it can almost be painful."
-Ralph Fiennes


"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see."
-John Burrough



 Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these
Susan B. Anthony


You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
Tom Brokaw


Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, be what you want to be because you only have one life and one chance to do all the things that you want to do."


"May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism."


 "Life is a precious gift. Don't waste it being unhappy, dissatisfied, or anything less than you can be."

"Successful living is like playing the violin, it must be praciticed daily."

"What it takes to cross the great divide seems more than all the courage I can muster up inside but we get to have some answers when we reach the other side the prize is always worth the rocky ride."
-Emily Sailers

"The next time I fall I'm gonna have to recall it isn't love it's only something new."
-Emily Sailers

"...suddenly a new feeling washes over me-a feeling at once destructive, romantic, and grand-like falling into a swimming pool dressed in a tuxedo. I have this feeling no room is every really quiet; this feeling that even in the quietest, emptiest, and most uneventful of rooms there is always an event of profound importance occuring. This event is Time itself, foaming, raging, and boiling like a river, roaring through this room and through all rooms-Time flowing through the beds, gushing from the minibars and churning from the mirrors and Time, with it's grand unfightable sweep, taking me along with it."
-Douglas Coupland


Once you are real you can't be ugly except to people who don't understand."
-The Velveteen Rabbit

"A moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever."




"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."
-Henry Van Dyke

"If you don't daydream and kind of plan things out in your imagination, you never get there. So you have to start someplace."
-Robert Duvall


A poem begins with a lump in the throat."
-Robert Frost


"When people hear good music, it makes them feel homesick for something they never had, and never will have."
-Edgar Watson Howe


God, please grant me the desire to want more than I can accomplish."

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
-Andy Warhol


"Love all. Trust a few. Do wrong to none."


"Be really whole, and all things will come to you."
-Lao Tzu

"You can feel the stars and the infinity of the sky since life, in spite of everything, life is like a dream."
-Vincent Van Gogh

"Music is the glue of the world. It holds it all together."
-Empire Records

"It's not what is happening to you or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it's your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you're going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny."
-Anthony Robbins

"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves."


"I'm actually kinda amazed at the power music has over my feelings about myself, my sense of peace, how lyrics help me work out ideas and feelings; music makes me a whole person and without it, I'd be a fraction of who I am now."
-Therese Leung


"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
-T.S. Eliot


 "Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth."
-Katherine Mansfield

"Just trust in yourself, then you will know how to live."


"If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life."
-Abraham H. Maslow {1908-1970 American Psychologist}

The years teach much which the days never knew.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
-Charles Dickens

"Things do not change, we do."
-Henry David Thoreau


"Accept fate, and move on. Don't yield to the seductive pull of self-pity. Acting like a victim threatens your future."


Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
-John Updike

"The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things."
-Ernest Dimnet


Everyone has a success mechanism and a failure mechanism. The failure mechanism goes off by itself. The success mechanism only goes off with a goal. Every time we write down and talk about a goal we push the button to start the success mechanism."
-Charles ''Tremendous'' Jones


First I was dying to finish high school and start college. Then I was dying to finish college and start working. Then I was dying to marry and have children. And then I was dying for my children to grow old enough for school, so I could return to work. And then I was dying to retire. And now I am dying . . .and suddenly I realized that I forgot to live.


I still believe in paradise but now, at least, I know its not someplace you can look for because it's not where you go, it's how you feel for a moment in your life. If you find that moment, it lasts forever
The Beach


Though I'd like to look down on the earth from above, I would miss all the places and people I love, so although I might like it for one afternoon, I don't want to live on the moon.


'I mean who even knows who you really are? A person is like a novel: up to the very last page, you don't know how it's going to end. Otherwise, there'd be no point in reading it.'
-Yevgeny Zamyatin

'Remember, the sweet isn't as sweet without the bitter.'
-Vanilla Sky


"Most great men and women are not perfectly rounded in their personalities, but instead are people whose driving enthusiasm is so great, it makes their faults seem insignificant."


'If fame were based on kindness instead of popularity, on understanding and not on worldwide attention, you would be the biggest celebrity on earth. And to my heart, you already are.'

'The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.'
-Stephen King


'As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do.'
-Zachary Scott


There is only one thing that remains to us, that cannot be taken away: to act with courage and dignity and to stick to the ideals that have given meaning to life.
-Jawaharlal Nehru

"Your opponent, in the end, is never really the player on the other side of the net, or the swimmer in the next lane, or the team on the other side of the field, or even the bar you must high-jump. Your opponent is yourself, your negative internal voices, your level of determination."
-Grace Lichtenstein {American Author &Editor}

"One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them."
"Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions."
-Roger Babson {1875-1967 Founder of Babson College}

Life is short and we never have too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
-Henri Frederick Amiel


Success is the ability to continue to move through total disaster."
-Winston Churchill


'I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.'
-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., US Supreme Court Justice

"You can't depend on your judgement when your imagination is out of focus."
-Mark Twain


"In the shaping of a life, chance and the ability to respond to chance are everything."
-Eric Hoffer


'Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.'
-Henri Frederick Amiel


'It is with our passions as it is with fire and water; they are good servants, but bad masters.'
-Roger L'Estrange


"A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your successes."
-Cullen Hightower


'If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'
-Ann Landers (b. 1918) American advice columnist


'The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies, but what takes place in our hearts.'
-Sir Arthur Keith


Y'our pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.'
-Khalil Gibran


"To Do what ought to be done but would not have been done unless I did it I thought to be my duty"- Robert Morrison