Friday, April 30, 2010

"When you know better, you have to do better."

Monday, April 26, 2010


"what we insistently desire,
overtime, is what we will eventually
become and what we will receive
in the eternity."
-neal a. maxwell

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


"Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back as soon as he misses your call, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the man who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world in jeans and a t-shirt, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you are just as pretty without makeup on. One who makes you want to be a better person. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have YOU... The one who turns to his friends and says, "that's her".. - anon.

Monday, April 19, 2010


"The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are."

john pierpont

Saturday, April 17, 2010


"Every artist was first an amateur." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No architecture can be truly noble that's not imperfect." - John Ruskin

"You must lose a fly to catch a trout." -George Herbert

"Style is a simple way of saying complicated things." - Jean Cocteau

"Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision." -Peter Drucker

"It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else." -Erma Bombeck

"Design is not making beauty. Beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love." -Louis Kahn

"The details are not details. They make the design." - Charles Eames

"Art resides in the quality of doing, process is not magic." -Charles Eames

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -Leonardo da Vinci

"Happiness is not a station to arrive at, but a manner of traveling." -Margaret Runbeck

"The secret to business is to know something that no one else knows." -Aristotle Onassis

"Each new situation requires a new architecture." -Jean Nouvel

"Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got." -Janis Joplin

"Good architecture lets nature in." -Mario Pei

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." -Mark Twain

"Fashion fades. Style is eternal." =Yves Saint Laurent

"Painting is a fiath, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion." -Van Gogh

"Did anoyone ever have a boring dream?" -Ralph Hodgson


"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
It’s a perfectly simple idea—a sage lyric from Leonard Cohen—but I’m not sure I never thought about the cracks in things or in ourselves quite like that. The idea that the cracks actually bring the gift of illumination is a huge sigh of relief.
I repeat the lines in my head over and over again and I feel liberated. Why try to hide an imperfection that brings with it light? Imagine, if we begin to see the cracks like this, what happens to the rest of our fractures and flaws? There must be a silver lining to more of the less-than-perfect traits that we too often try to cover/mask/hide.
As I muse on the idea of celebrating my own imperfections, I encourage you to do the same. Let’s turn self-consciousness on its ear and willingly reveal the fissures that run through each of us. Perhaps if we begin to look at the cracks under a new, gentler, more tolerant lens, perhaps we can bring to light all the beauty—the big perfectly imperfect picture—of who we are."

Friday, April 16, 2010


Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” -Albert Einstein
— (via kellymccaleb)

Thursday, April 15, 2010


“The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating -- in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life.” -- Anne Morriss Starbucks cup

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


"We know not everyone can go to South Africa, but you can walk out your door."


"Service is the rent you pay for living."

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


"Be careful of the geeks you make fun of; they'll be your boss one day."
-Bill Gates

Monday, April 5, 2010


"To err is human, but to cheat is unworthy of the title of victory."
-Andres C. (student)

Saturday, April 3, 2010


"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, April 1, 2010


“If you are helpless, he is not. If you are lost, he is not. If you don’t know what to do next, he knows. It would take a miracle, you say? Well, if it takes a miracle, why not?” -Pres. Boyd K. Packer