Saturday, December 20, 2008

A song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in you or the world, that one song stays the same, just like that moment.
~ Sarah Dessen
i make mistakes. that's what i do.
i speak without thinking,
i act without knowing. i drink so much
that i can barely walk.
i'm a fantastic lover though,
and an amazing friend.
--sex and the city.
"Look, in my opinion the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what-have-you. The right person is still going to think the sun shines out of your ass. That's the kind of person that's worth sticking with." - Juno
they always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
-andy warhol
And He’ll open the door.
And He’ll make you shine like the sun.
And He’ll raise you to the heavens.
Become nothing,
And He’ll turn you into everything.
Style is when they're running you out of town and you make it look like you're leading a parade.
- William Battie
Yesterday was the first day of the rest of your life, and you messed it up again.
- Patrick Murray
"As soon as you put your art out there for people, someone will say, 'Because it is blue, I love it', and, for the exact same reason the next guy will say, 'Because it is blue, I hate it.' Once you understand that, there's freedom in the creative process. Otherwise, your creation is just a reaction to criticism."

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

To be nobody but yourselfin a world which is doing its bestnight and dayto make you everybody elsemeans to fight the hardest battlewhich any human being can fightand never stop fighting.-- E.E. Cummings.
“Do not lose hold of your dreams or asprirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.”-Henry David Thoreau
Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead. -Mac McCleary
"Have you ever heard the riddle of the man, the bridge, and the boxes? The man had three boxes, each weighed five pounds. The man weighed 190. The bridge could only hold 200 pounds. How did the man cross the bridge with all his boxes?He juggled. He always kept one box in the air.The bridge is life. The boxes hold our feelings--our love, our joy, our pain, our loss. Everyone is crossing the bridge with more weight then we can bear. So we juggle."
We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell
Why do we continue to try to express the unexpressable? Maybe it is because we live with the hope that no matter how feeble our attempts, the message will still get across.
-Radio Free Roscoe
Out of clutter, find simplicityFrom discord, find harmonyIn the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity-Albert Einstein-
"I'd like to say people can change anything they want to; and that means everything in the world. People are running about following their little tracks. I am one of them. But we've all gotta stop... just stop following our own little mouse trail. People can do anything; this is something that I'm beginning to learn. People are out there doing bad things to each other; it's because they've been dehumanized. It's time to take that humanity back into the centre of the ring and follow that for a time. Greed... it ain't going anywhere! They should have that on a big billboard across Times Square. Think on that. Without people you're nothing." Joe Strummer
Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner. Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity. –Lao-Tze
"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
"Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down." - Jimmy Durante
"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." - Harvey Fierstein
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."- Mark Twain
“There’s only one thing that will make them stop hating you. And that’s being so good at what you do that they can’t ignore you.”
"One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!" - Winston Churchill
"Happy is the man who know what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present,and what to plan for the future." -A. Gibson
"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light.I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." - Sarah Williams
We don't need anybody else to tell us what is real; inside each one of us is love, and we know how it feels.~ Paul McCartney
A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn. ~Author Unknown
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience. ~Robert Fulghum

Monday, March 17, 2008

"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing." - Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. — Richard Bach
Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.-- Jules de Gaultier
"...and if you walk to the end of the block, there sits a Starbucks. And directly across the street -- in the exact same building as that Starbucks -- there is... another Starbucks. There is a Starbucks across the street from a Starbucks! And ladies and gentlemen, THAT is the end of the universe." - Lewis Black
The future has a way of arriving unannounced. -George Will
"Better to get up late and be wide awake than to get up early and be asleep all day"~anonymous~
There is no privacy that cannot be penetrated. No secret can be kept in the civilized world. Society is a masked ball, where everyone hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness. -albert schweitzer
Life doesn't turn out as we expect it to. When we come out into the world, our future seems as smooth and unmarred as virgin snow. It is an illusion, of course, and soon we weave a web of mistakes and failures as much as achievements and triumphs, and become used to walking on broken pavements rather than on paths of gold. It is what makes life so interesting, one quickly learns that one never knows what is going to happen next. -elizabeth aston