June 16, 2010

"An eye for an eye leaves everybody blind."
Mahatma Gandhi

June 5, 2010

"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

June 3, 2010

"No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world."
John Keating, "Dead Poets Society"

June 1, 2010

"He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."
Clarence Budington Kelland

May 31, 2010

"Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom."
Merry Browne

May 29, 2010

"For him in vain the envious seasons roll, Who bears eternal summer in his soul."
Oliver Wendell Holmes

May 28, 2010

"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins."
Benjamin Franklin

May 27, 2010

"It is never too late to give up our prejudices."
Henry David Thoreau

May 26, 2010

"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity."
Henry Van Dyke

May 25, 2010

"Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement."
Alfred Adler

May 24, 2010

"There is nothing so stable as change."
Bob Dylan

May 23, 2010

"Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed."
Wayne Dyer

May 22, 2010

"You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present."
Jan Glidewell

May 21, 2010

"I just hope I remember to tell my kids that they are as happy as I look in my old photographs. And I hope that they believe me."
Stephen Chbosky, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"

May 20, 2010

"If you can't fix it, you have to stand it."
Annie Proulx, "Brokeback Mountain"

May 19, 2010

"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
Vincent van Gogh

May 18, 2010

"Everybody's at war with different things...I'm at war with my own heart sometimes."
Tupac Shakur

May 17, 2010

"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."
Galileo Galilei

May 16, 2010

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
Steve Jobs

May 15, 2010

"How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win."
G. K. Chesterton

May 14, 2010

"I want to be all used up when I die."
George Bernard Shaw

May 13, 2010

"Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend."
Albert Camus

May 12, 2010

"Birth is the opposite of death. Life has no opposite."
Dawson Leery, "Dawson's Creek"

May 11, 2010

"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby."
Langston Hughes

May 9, 2010

"A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie."
Tenneva Jordan

May 8, 200

"Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

May 7, 2010

"An inordinate passion for pleasure is the secret of remaining young."
Oscar Wilde

May 5, 2010

"A person is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do."
Bob Dylan

May 4, 2010

"To do something, however small, to make others happier and better, is the highest ambition, the most elevating hope, which can inspire a human being."
John Lubbock

May 3, 2010

"Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave and grow old wanting to get back to."
John Ed Pearce

May 2, 2010

"Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy."
F. Scott Fitzgerald

May 1, 2010

"They can because they think they can."

April 30, 2010

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."

April 29, 2010

"I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do."
Atticus Finch, "To Kill a Mockingbird"

April 28, 2010

"Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness."
Frank Tyger

April 27, 2010

"Happiness is a form of courage."
Holbrook Jackson

April 26, 2010

"Get busy living or get busy dying."
Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding, "The Shawshank Redemption"

April 25, 2010

"There are only so many tomorrows."
Michael Landon

April 24, 2010

"Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself."
Eleanor Roosevelt

April 23, 2010

"I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed."
Booker T. Washington

April 22, 2010

"Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it."
Don Marquis

April 21, 2010

"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for."
John Keating, "Dead Poet's Society"

April 20, 2010

"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."
Guilaume Apollinaire

April 19, 2010

"The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid."
J.D. Salinger

April 15, 2010

"I have found power in the mysteries of thought."

April 9, 2010

"And in today already walks tomorrow."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

April 8, 2010

"The Future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."
C.S. Lewis

April 7, 2010

"Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it."
Don Herold

April 6, 2010

"There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness."
Lady Blessington

March 30, 2010

"Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all."
Emily Dickinson

March 29, 2010

"The truth is rarely pure and never simple."
Oscar Wilde

March 26, 2010

"A man may not be able to leap with great majesty, soar through the skies, or have the strength of a lion, but a man can dream, and the man who dreams can conquer all."

March 25, 2010

"If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience."
Robert Fulghum

March 24, 2010

"Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose."
Tennessee Williams

March 23, 2010

"It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

March 22, 2010

"A hug is the perfect gift; one size fits all, and nobody minds if you exchange it."

March 17, 2010

"Laughter is the closest distance between two people."
Victor Borge

March 16, 2010

"I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine."
Fritz Perls

March 10, 2010

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
Henry David Thoreau

March 9, 2010

"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
Joanne Kathleen Rowling

March 8, 2010

"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."
Oscar Wilde

March 7, 2010

"There's no race, no religion, no class system, no color, nothing, no sexual orientation that makes us better than anyone else. We are all deserving of love."
Sandra Bullock

March 4, 2010

"The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul."
David McKay

March 3, 2010

"Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time."
Leo F. Buscaglia

March 2, 2010

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
Andre Gide

March 1, 2010

"The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth."
Chinese Proverb

February 28, 2010

"Map out your future, but do it in pencil."
Jon Bon Jovi, "Reader's Digest"

February 27, 2010

"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."
Mark Twain

February 26, 2010

"Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product."
Eleanor Roosevelt

February 25, 2010

"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."

February 24, 2010

"The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common."
Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Nature"

February 23, 2010

"I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate."
Vincent van Gogh

February 22, 2010

"There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness."
Carl Jung

February 21, 2010

"In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities."
Janos Arany

February 20, 2010

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."
e.e. cummings

February 17, 2010

"Once you choose hope, anything's possible."
Christopher Reeve

February 16, 2010

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
Teddy Roosevelt

February 15, 2010

"In youth we learn; in age we understand."
Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

February 14, 2010

"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in."
Morrie Schwartz

February 11, 2010

"When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky."

February 10, 2010

"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool."
"Almost Famous"

February 9, 2010

"We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all."
"The Breakfast Club"

February 8, 2010

"If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I'd have fewer imaginary ones."
Don Herold

February 5, 2010

"If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want."
Oscar Wilde

February 4, 2010

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
Maria Robinson

February 3, 2010

"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams."
Ashley Smith

February 2, 2010

"After all, tomorrow is another day!"
Scarlett O'Hara, "Gone with the Wind"

February 1, 2010

"He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery."
Harold Wilson

January 31, 2010

"When we hit the tunnel, all the sound got scooped up into a vacuum, and it was replaced by a song on the tape player. A beautiful song called "Landslide." When we got out of the tunnel, Sam screamed this really fun scream, and there it was. Downtown. Lights on buildings and everything that makes you wonder. Sam sat down and started laughing. Patrick started laughing. I started laughing. And in that moment, I swear we were infinite."
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"

January 29, 2010

"It's really too bad a lot of crumby stuff is a lot of fun sometimes."
J. D. Salinger, "Catcher In the Rye"

January 28, 2010

"We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world."
Helen Keller

January 27, 2010

"You have brilliance in you, your contribution is essential, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do it, and you must."
Seth Godin

January 26, 2010

"Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action."
Benjamin Disraeli

January 25, 2010

"All I can do is be me, whoever that is."
Bob Dylan

January 22, 2010

"Today I am in charge. I choose my thoughts. I choose my attitudes. I choose my actions. And through them, I choose my destiny. Your life belongs to you, and what you do with it is your greatest responsibility."

January 21, 2010

"We cannot become what we need to be, remaining what we are."
Max Depree

January 20, 2010

"Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well."
Jim Rohn

January 19, 2010

"Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive - the risk to be alive and express what we really are."
Don Miguel Ruiz

January 18, 2010

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 2010

"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory."
Abert Schweitzer

January 14, 2010

"Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true."
Robert Brault

January 13, 2010

In my heart's sequestered chambers lie truths stripped of poet's gloss.
Words alone are vain and vacant, and my heart is mute.
In response to aching silence memory summons half-heard voices,
And my soul finds primal eloquence and wraps me in song.

If you would comfort me, sing me a lullaby.
If you would win my heart, sing me a love song.
If you would mourn me and bring me to God,
Sing me a requiem, sing me to heaven.

Touch in me all love and passion, pain and pleasure,
Touch in me grief and comfort; love and passion, pain and pleasure.

Sing me a lullaby, a love song, a requiem,
Love me, comfort me, bring me to God:
Sing me a love song, sing me to heaven.
Daniel E. Gawthrop, "Sing Me to Heaven"

January 12, 2010

"Say to yourself in the morning: I shall meet people who are interfering, ingracious, insolent, full of guile, deceitful, lonely, sad, antisocial; they have become like that because they have no understanding of the fact that someone created them and has an amazing plan for their lives. I have found the beauty of knowing what it is to live with a purpose and with the best of role models. And my call is to share that with the people around me. We are born to labor together, like the feet, the hands, the eyes, the rows of upper and lower teeth. To work against one another is therefore contrary to nature, and to show anger against a man or turn one's back on him is to work against God."

January 11, 2010

"Life's better with company."
Ryan Bingham, "Up in the Air"

January 7, 2010

"I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks."
Harper Lee, "To Kill a Mockingbird"

January 6, 2010

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
Martin Luther King Jr.

January 5, 2010

"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change."

January 3, 2010

"Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar."
William Wordsworth

January 2, 2010

"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers."
Alfred Lord Tennyson