- July 4th, 2010
It's good to be scared. It means you still have something to lose."
"I believe that if i should die,
and you were to walk near my grave,
from the very depths of the earth
I would hear your footsteps."
- - - -Benito Perez Galdos
The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
--Frank Lloyd Wright.
The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you
It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it
You can do anything in this world if you are prepared to take the consequences.
"When a person dies, he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the past, so it is very silly for people to cry at his funeral. All moments, past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist[...] It's just an illusion we have here on Earth that one moment follows another one, like beads on a string, and that once a moment is gone it is gone forever" - Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut.
"No life is a waste, the only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we're alone."
- The Five People You Meet In Heaven, Mitch Albom
“Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief.”
“I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself. Movies show you the pink house. A good book tells you there's a pink house and lets you paint some of the finishing touches, maybe choose the roof style, park your own car out front. My imagination has always topped anything a movie could come up with.”
Lots of people want to ride in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. - Oprah Winfrey
"It is the peculiar nature of the world to go on spinning no matter what sort of heartbreak is happening."
(The Secret Life of Bees)
"All my life I've thought I needed someone to complete me, now I know I need to belong to myself."
(The Mermaid Chair)
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."
"I am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions." - Augusten Burroughs
"True forgiveness is when you can say thank you for that experience" - Oprah Winfrey
Do one thing everyday that scares you." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."
"It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about."
"You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body."
"If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything."
"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
"Why are trying so hard to fit in, when you're born to stand out."
"Where's your will to be weird?"
"It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me."
"The prince of darkness is a gentleman."
Don't let someone become your everything, because when they're gone you have nothing. - Kenya Mitchell.
"Everyone has their weak spot. The one thing that, despite your best efforts, will always bring you to your knees, regardless of how strong you are otherwise."
"I'd been looking ahead to the future for so long, practically my entire life. Now that it was close, though, I had found myself hesitant, not so sure I was ready."
Sometimes, we just have to be happy with what people can offer us. Even if it's not what we want, at least it's something."