I am a sucker for Quotes, my office at home is plastered with them and so is my work office. To me they are like good music, they inspire me. OK here are two of my faves, don't know the Authors........... What's yours?
"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely."
"As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person."
"To the world you are one person; To one person you are the world." i forget who said that, but i like it.
anyway, i like these (who can choose just one?):
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense." -Buddha
"The only difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits." -Albert Einstein
"Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. The men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. So the apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who's brave enough to climb all the way to the top." -Anon
"You can present the material, but you can't make me care." -Calvin and Hobbes
"Background circumstances may influence who we are, but we are responsible for who we become." -Unknown
"All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods into jagged little pieces, beyond repair." -The five people you meet in heaven" Mitch Albom
I love Ernest Hemingway: "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed"
I also like his quote: Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don't cheat with it. Ernest Hemingway is a favorite of mine! What do you think?
"successful men are those that receive more than incomparable to what they give out. The value of a man should not be on what he is able to receive but on what he is able to give out" It questions greed and empowers the spirit of giving and sharing. Ultimately, it guarantees the peace.
ok, for real. when I was 12, my mother said “I dont have time for you and your little problems.” while that sounds bad, it made me realize 2 things. 1, no one can fix anything for you, even if they wanted to. You are responsable for your own choices, nothing more or less. 2 your problems will always be smaller then someone elses, keep things in perspective.
"For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and it amazes us so, because it serenely disdains to destroy us." — Rainer Maria Rilke (Duino Elegies)
"There ’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, ’t is not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all." - Shakespeare (Hamlet)
*edit..Oh, and why? The first is so true, yet a mystery...that I've written about it and keep thinking about it.
The second - the cadence, in part; the simplicity, the truth in it, the fact that Shakespeare could make anything sound profound and musical: but that 't not all, .
"shoot fot the moon, even if you miss, you will land among the stars" "dance like nobodys watching, love like you've never been hurt and work like you dont need the money" "today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten"
Funny. My dad taught me that when I was just a little thing. I was having trouble being picked on, and hadn't yet found my own voice. This helped me a couple of times to remember to stand tall in the face of bullying... which is usually done by those who do not have their full wits about them.
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