Friday, December 25, 2009

"There's always going to be bad stuff out there. But here's the amazing thing -- light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can't stick the dark into the light." "-Jodi Picoult
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. -- Anne Frank
There once was an owl who sat in an oak, the more it heard, the less it spoke... the less it spoke, the more it heard. -- Gentlehawk
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. -- Oprah Winfrey
"There are some places that I can't go. As a woman I can't go there, and as a person I don't care. I don't go for the 'Hey baby, what's your name?' And I'd like to go alone, thank you, just the same." ~ The Story by Ani Difranco
"We are all a volume on a shelf of a library, a story unto ourselves, never possibly described with one word or even very accurately with thousands. A person is never as quiet or unrestrained as they seem, or as bad or good, as vulnerable or as strong, as sweet or as fiesty; we are thickly layered, page upon lying page, behind simple covers. And love - it is not the book itself, but the binding. It can rip us apart or hold us together." ~ Deb Caletti
"I am a jumble of passions, misgivings, and wants. It seems that I am always in a state of wishing and rarely in a state of contentment." ~ Libba Bray
"What if evil doesn't really exist? What if evil is something dreamed up by man, and there is nothing to struggle against except out own limitations? The constant battle between our will, our desires, and our choices?" ~ Libba Bray
A wise girl kisses, but doesn't love; listens, but doesn't believe; and leaves before she is left. - Marilyn Monroe
"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?"

-Dr. Seuss
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
- Douglas Adams

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Once in a while it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.-Alan Keightley
After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much, so you plant your own garden, and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone else to bring you flowers.-Veronica A. Shoffstall
I was finally content; I knew where I was, what I was doing, everything...but then someone came along and showed me that my map was upside down, turned my world inside out, and now I'm so lost and I can't figure out what to do.-ncolie13 (on bolt)
In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.-Charlie Brown
"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
Albert Einstein
"However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?"
Siddhārtha Gautama
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
Mahatma Gandhi
"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
Marilyn Monroe
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Whatever you are, be a good one."
Abraham Lincoln
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

Wealth without work

Pleasure without conscience

Science without humanity

Knowledge without character

Politics without principle

Commerce without morality

Worship without sacrifice."

Mahatma Gandhi
"Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
Albert Einstein
"I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to."
Jimi Hendrix
"To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer."Mahatma Gandhi
"Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"There's a fine line between love and hate.Love frees a soul and in the same breath can sometimes suffocate it."Cecilia Ahern

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the f*** was going on when I first saw it.
I totally take back al those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. Make all your friends feel there is something special in them. Look at the sunny side of everything. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give everyone a smile. Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others. Be too big for worry and too noble for anger.-- Christian D. Larsen
For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
Truth is, everybody's going to hurt you... you just gotta find the ones who are worth suffering for." - Bob Marley
"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results." –Anon
"In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe." ~ Michael Jackson
''And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn't really change the fact that you have what you have" - Stephen Chbosky
When we were little, life worked perfectly. No matter what happened, everything turned out alright in the end. Scraped knees, canceled play dates, dropped ice cream cones— we would cry for a short time, but by the end of the day, everything would be perfect. And now as we’ve grown older, we’ve lost the faith as we stumble through each day, crying over broken hearts, lost friendships, and lost dreams. It seems like life and perfection have turned their backs on us, but really it’s just that we’ve grown up. As children we didn’t pay attention to such details about our daily lives, but now we are more aware, and little details seem to be amplifying our pain. But just remember that when we were younger, life was hard too, but we had faith in perfection because we could look past faults. So don’t lose your faith. Learn to know that each day will pass, each heartache will be mended, and everything will be perfect in the end. Just keep your faith.
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”-Robert A. Heinlein

Monday, March 16, 2009

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams -- Dr Seuss
…it don’t matter how poor you are as long as you’ve got something to love.--L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Windy Poplars
Behind every beautiful thing, there is some kind of pain.—Bob Dylan
"Sometimes it seems like you are the only one in the world who's struggling, who's frustrated, unsatisfied, barely getting by. But that feeling's a lie. And if you just hold on, just find the courage to face it all for another day, someone or something will find you and make it all okay. Because we all need a little help sometimes - someone to help us hear the music in their world, to remind us that it won't always be this way. That someone is out there. And that someone will find you." - One Tree Hill
"Love is like a glass door, sometimes you don't see it & it smacks you in the face"

Monday, February 02, 2009

"Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave." -Mary Tyler Moore
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
"I do believe that when we face challenges in life that are far beyond our own power, it's an opportunity to build on our faith, inner strength, and courage. I've learned that how we face challenges plays a big role in the outcome of them.” -Sasha Azevedo
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. ~ George Washington
"I keep thinking that there is some magic word or sentence that will cause him to wake up and realize that he loves me. If I thought that leaving him behind would force him to miss me, to notice just how much he needs me around, I'd walk away. But the truth is, there is no magic phrase, and he wouldn't even notice if I were gone; he'd let me keep walking, and never think to stop me. And that's what hurts the most - knowing that he would never, ever miss me."-Anonymous
When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me.-W. Somerset Maugham
"...there are two types of people in the world: those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone." — Nicole Krauss (The History of Love: A Novel)
"Some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's gonna happen next."
"I lost you once, I think I can do it again. If I thought that's what you really wanted."- The Notebook
"Once upon a time in a galaxy not entirely unlike our own, there was a girl. There was nothing extraordinary about this girl. She was by her own estimation a relatively simple sort, yet she was cursed. For as long as she could remember, boys had been something of a disaster. Boys either fell too hard, too fast, or not at all. She had long since given up on the notion of a functional relationship, which is why, she was surprised to find herself in the company of a boy who made her feel as if the curse had been lifted."