Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't
matter and those who matter don't mind.
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to
keep your mouth shut.
In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we
receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts.
A man who thinks he has a higher purpose can do terrible things, even
to those he professes to love.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too
dark to read.
It's not about the writing. It's about the feelings behind the words.
Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata
Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made
Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Why do we have to wait for special moments to say nice things or tell
people we care about them?
Randy K. Milholland
You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You
must want it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the skin and
joins the energy that created the world.
We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little
torches out to lead people through the dark.
The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.
You must dare to disassociate yourself from those who would delay
your journey... Leave, depart, if not physically, then mentally. Go your
own way, quietly, undramatically, and venture toward trueness at last.
When a quiet man is moved to passion, it seems the very earth will
Hitch your wagon to a star.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not
desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off.
If someone wants a sheep, then that means that he exists.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
Why do strong arms fatigue themselves with frivolous dumbbells? To
dig a vineyard is worthier exercise for men.
Marcus Valerius Martialis
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
Isn't everyone a part of everyone else?
It is fun to be in the same decade with you.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
We've always been here and we'll always be here. We are a specific
arrangement of particles and this instant is infinite. Did we luck out, or
didn't we? The odds against this sentence having ever being typed,
much less the odds against you reading it were inconceivable. Smile,
because the fact that you're able to is almost impossible to
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you
give them your confidence.
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to
leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better
than your dreams.
Art suffers the moment other people start paying for it. The more you need the money,
the more people will tell you what to do. The less control you will have. The more bullshit
you will have to swallow. The less joy it will bring. Know this and plan accordingly.
Do not remove a fly from your friend’s forehead with a hatchet.
If my hands are fully occupied in holding on to something, I can neither give nor receive.
Nothing ever goes away.
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly
separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each
For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.
Clarence E. Hodges
You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's
arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip.
Do you know the German phrase, 'You can steal horses with him'? It means a person you can
both make love with all night, passionately, then wake up the next morning and be completely
You ever heard the expression, 'The best things in life are free’? Well, that expression is true.
Every once in a while, people step up. They rise above themselves. Sometimes they surprise
you and sometimes they fall short. Life is funny sometimes. It can push pretty hard but if you
look close enough, you can find hope in the words of children, in the bars of the song and in the
eyes of someone you love. And if you're lucky, if you're the luckiest person on this entire planet,
the person you love decides to love you back.
''I don't know if now, having lived and died the life of a man, I can write about little-boy love, but
remembering it now, it seems the cleanest pain I've known. Love without desire, or conditions, or
limits - a pure and radiant glow in the heart that could make me giddy and sad and glorious all at
once. Where does it go? Why, in all their experiments, did the Magi never try to capture that
purity in a bottle? Perhaps they couldn't. Perhaps it is lost to us when we become sexual
creatures, and no magic can bring it back. Perhaps I only remember it because I spent so long
trying to understand the love Joshua felt for everyone.''
Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you have to be involved with them. Love is not a
bandage to cover wounds.
Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is love - Joy is a net of love by which
you can catch souls.
Let us have a care not to disclose our hearts to those who shut up theirs
It may be that the old astrologers had the truth exactly reversed, when
they believed that the stars controlled the destinies of men. The time
may come when men control the destinies of stars.
Arthur C. Clarke
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
William Butler Yeats
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which
ones to keep.
Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright
J. K. Rowling
If we can connect in some tiny way with a human that doesn't agree with us, then maybe we
won't blow up the planet.
“You can't love anyone until you understand that you can't love everyone.”
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that
Martin Luther King Jr.
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, 'I'm with you, kid. Let's go.'
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that
eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth
together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold.
Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to
Never confuse movement with action.
Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may
be that you will not meet again in life.
Jean Paul Richter
Sometimes people do things that hurt and it's not because they mean
to. They just do. It doesn't necessarily have anything to do with you, but
you end up hurt because of it.
Randy K. Milholland
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves
you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
D. H. Lawrence
Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in
Henry David Thoreau
I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We cannot destroy kindred: Our chains stretch a little sometimes, but
they never break.
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal
But seduction isn’t making someone do what they don’t want to do.
Seduction is enticing someone into doing what they secretly want to do
“When you love someone more than he loves you, you'll do anything to switch the scales. You
dress the way you think he'd like you to dress. You pick up his favorite figures of expression. You
tell yourself that if you re-create yourself in his image, then he will crave you the same way you
"A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels, has mental experiences which are at
once more intense and less articulate than those of a gregarious man. They are sluggish, yet
more wayward, and never without a melancholy tinge. Sights and impressions which others brush
aside with a glance, a light comment, a smile, occupy him more than their due; they sink silently
in, they take on meaning, they become experience, emotion, adventure. Solitude gives birth to
the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous--to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the
opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd."
Most people are good. They may not be saints, but they are good.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and
not giving it.
William Arthur Ward
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.
“Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning
man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his
You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and
listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The
world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it
will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
(fave quote ever, I don’t know why)
Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.
If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the
Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you,
and be silent.
Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line.
He caught every other fish.
Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
The thing I am most aware of is my limits. And this is natural; for I never, or almost
never, occupy the middle of my cage; my whole being surges toward the bars.