Wednesday, March 31, 2010


“Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned; perhaps she won't suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow. But when the person looks back-she will hear her heart” P. Coelho

Saturday, March 27, 2010


"Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon."

Thursday, March 25, 2010


"You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you've lost a friend."
-Paul Sweeney


"There are better things ahead than any we leave behind."
-C.S. Lewis

...and yet

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers."
-M. Scott Peck


"When I'm not doing something that comes deeply from me, I get bored. When I get bored I get distracted and when I get distracted, I become depressed. It's a natural resistance, and it insures your integrity."
-Maria Irene Fornes

"Develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something. Learn to be content with what you are."
- Marjorie Pay Hinkcley

"The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity."
-Margaret Nadauld

Friday, March 19, 2010


"Change is certain. Peace is followed by distrubances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim."
-Percy Bysshe

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


To me, style is just the outside of content, and content the inside of style, like the outside and inside of the human body--both go together, they can't be separated. --Jean-Luc Godard

Saturday, March 13, 2010


"The sun is bright but my eyes is wide open. I stand at the bus stop like I been doing for forty-odd years.In thirty minutes, my whole life's...done. Maybe I ought to keep writing, not just for the paper, but something else, about all the people I know and the things I seen and done. Maybe I ain't too old to start over, I think. Cause just last night I thought I was finished with everthing new." The HelpKathryn Stockett

"Sometimes, when I'm bored, I can't help but think what my life would be like if I hadn't written the book [insert your choice here]. Monday, I would've played bridge. And tomorrow night, I'd be going to the lLeague meeting and turning in the newsletter. Then on Friday night, Stuart would take me to dinner and we'd stay out late and I'd be tired when I got up for my tennis game on Saturday. Tired and content and ...frustrated.

Because Hilly would've called her maid a thief that afternoon, and I would've just sat there and listened to it. And Elizabeth would've grabbed her child's arm too hard and I would've looked away, like I didn't see it. And I'd be engaged to Stuart and I wouldn't wear short dresses, only short hair, or consider doing anything risky like write a book about colored housekeepers, too afraid he's disapprove. And while I'd never lie and tell myself I actually changed the minds of people like Hilly and Elizabeth, at least I don't have to pretend I agree with them anymore." -The Help Kathryn Stockett


in three words i can sum up
everything i've learned about life:

it goes on.
robert frost

Sunday, March 7, 2010


"And there was this feeling there—this overwhelming feeling of anticipated joy and unfettered possibility—that is still palpable in my consciousness. The feeling of good things—unknown and unmentionable yet vaguely familiar—to come. Life, in all its glory, sprawled out in front of me in a moment."

found here


"Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in the lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours."
-Ayn Rand

Friday, March 5, 2010


"If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day."

--Alex Nobel

Thursday, March 4, 2010


"That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only which gives evertying it's value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on it's goods."

-Thomas Paine