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