Wednesday, December 22, 2010

"It is very important that you only do what you love to do. you may be poor, you may go hungry, you may lose your car, you may have to move into a shabby place to live, but you will totally live. And at the end of your days you will bless your life because you have done what you came here to do. Otherwise, you will live your life as a prostitute, you will do things only for a reason, to please other people, and you will never have lived. and you will not have a pleasant death."
— Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The one charm of the past is that it is the past.
--Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
"Learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history."-Carl Rowan
Today you are you, that is truer than true, there is no one alive who is you-er than you."
-- Dr. Seuss
"We are not just survivors; we are the architects of our survivance."
-Gabrielle Tayac
The devil made me do it the first time, and after that I did it on my own.
--Robert Fulghum, It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-- Elisabeth Kubler Ross
"People think they know you. They think they know how you're handling a situation. But the truth is no one knows. No one knows what happens after you leave them, when you're lying in bed or sitting over your breakfast alone and all you want to do is cry or scream. They don't know what's going on inside your head--the mind-numbing cocktail of anger and sadness and guilt. This isn't their fault. They just don't know. And so they pretend and they say you're doing great when you're really not. And this makes everyone feel better. Everybody but you."
— William H. Woodwell Jr.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
--Henry David Thoreau
"I can't spend five minutes around the both of you without it devolving into metaphysical nonsense."
"You’re all geniuses, and you’re all beautiful. You don’t need anyone to tell you who you are. You are what you are. Get out there and get peace, think peace, and live peace and breathe peace, and you’ll get it as soon as you like."
John Lennon
Every now and then for ur own good, u gotta distance yourself from people. If they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t, u know where u stand.
'Live your life as if you were the guest of honour at a banquet'
"It feels important to remind ourselves, at this point, that Facebook, our new beloved interface with reality, was designed by a Harvard sophomore with a Harvard sophomore’s preoccupations. What is your relationship status? (Choose one. There can be only one answer. People need to know.) Do you have a “life”? (Prove it. Post pictures.) Do you like the right sort of things? (Make a list. Things to like will include: movies, music, books and television, but not architecture, ideas, or plants.) But here I fear I am becoming nostalgic. I am dreaming of a Web that caters to a kind of person who no longer exists. A private person, a person who is a mystery, to the world and—which is more important—to herself. Person as mystery: this idea of personhood is certainly changing, perhaps has already changed."
_Zadie Smith on Facebook. - The New York Review of Books
finding out the truth is only half of it. it's what you do with it that matters.
You cannot kill time without injuring eternity.
--Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, September 05, 2010

“Sometimes I don’t say the things I really want to say. Sometimes things seem too small or silly and I end up feeling as tiny a blade of grass, waiting for someone to cut me down. Like all of the times I have said something honest and real and people laugh and call me naive, because sometimes people think that optimism is a novelty, or something that you will grow out of, like baby teeth.
"Maybe we like the pain. Maybe we’re wired that way. Because without it, I don’t know; maybe we just wouldn’t feel real. What’s that saying? Why do I keep hitting myself with a hammer? Because it feels so good when I stop."
- Meredith Grey
I should be the next Wonder Woman because I do more wondering about stuff than anyone I know.

Friday, September 03, 2010

"Those people who tell me that I'm going to hell while they are going to heaven somehow make me very glad that we're going to separate destinations."
~ Martin Terman
"Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, in playing a tough hand well."
Robert Louis Stevenson
“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited."-Sylvia Plath

Saturday, August 21, 2010

We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and -- in spite of True Romance magazines -- we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely -- at least, not all the time -- but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness."
— Hunter S. Thompson

Saturday, February 27, 2010

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." - Nelson Mandela