Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Find

a person's life purpose is nothing more than to rediscover, through the detours of art or love or passionate work, those one or two images in the presence of which his heart first opened.

albert camus

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Peace

I want you to find the poor here….
right here in your own home first. Be the good news to your own people first. Very often we are all smiles outside, but we are all sad inside and when we come home we have no time to smile.
— Mother Theresa

Dreams

"I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind."

— Emily Brontë, Wuthering Height

Essence

"A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."

— Ronald Dahl

Now

"Forever is composed of nows."

Emily Dickinson

Summer

"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer."

— F. Scott Fitzgerald

Moon

"The moon is whole all the time, but we can’t always see it. What we see is an almost moon or a not-quite moon. The rest is hiding just out of view, but there’s only one moon, so we follow it in the sky. We plan our lives based on its rhythms and tides."

Alice Sebold, The Almost Moon

Next

"The future is called ‘perhaps,’ which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the only important thing is not to allow that to scare you."

— Tennessee Williams

Doubts

"Our doubts are traitors,
And makes us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt."

Lucio of “Measure for Measure” by William Shakespeare

Night

"I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars."

— Og Mandino

Under

"What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well."

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

More

"‘You know, you’re a little complicated after all.”
“Oh no,” she assured him hastily. “No, I’m not really - I’m just a - I’m just a whole lot of different simple people.’"

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night

Live

"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance and write poems and suffer and understand, for all of that is life."

J. Krishnamurti

Light

"But you know happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light."

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Now

You will never meet anyone who has done something great who waited for permission to do something great.
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I wondered if every road was connected to every other road. I wondered if I touched it, if maybe somewhere, you would know.

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Immortal

"The human spirit knows, deep down, that all lives intersect. that death doesn’t just take someone, it misses someone else, and in the small distance between being taken and being missed, lives are changed."

Mitch Albom

Authentic

"The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere."

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Yourself

"If we never met again in our lives I should feel that somehow the whole adventure of existence was justified by my having met you."

— Lewis Mumford

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Choice

"Let will be that reason."

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fire

there is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up and beams and BLAZES in the dark hour of adversity.

washington irving

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Love

i love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

pablo neruda

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Style

"It is not money that makes you well dressed, it is understanding." -Christian Dior

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sophie Rose

I HEAR I'TS BEAUTIFUL WHERE YOU'RE GOING. WITH A SHINING OF LIGHT AND A CIRCLE OF BLUE. I'TS COLD TODAY AND IT'S BEEN SNOWING. I THINK THE WORLD SHOULD WALK WITH YOU. TAKE MY HAND AND SHOW ME WHERE YOU'RE GOING NOW WE WALK AWAY WALK AWAY... SHOW ME WHERE YOU ARE AND WALK WITH ME.. THE YEARS WILL PASS AND ILL BE WAITING FOR WHEN YOU'LL WALK RIGHT THROUGH MY DOOR......

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Radiate

“There is one responsibility which no man can evade and that responsibility is personal influence. Man's unconscious influence, unconscious influence, the silent, subtle radiation of his personality. The effect of his words and acts. These are tremendous. Every moment of life he is changing to a degree the life of the whole world. Every man has an atmosphere which is affecting every other. Man cannot escape for one moment from this radiation of his character. This constantly weakening of strengthening of others. He cannot evade the responsibility by saying it is an unconscious influence. He can select the qualities he would permit to be radiated. He can cultivate sweetness, calmness, trust, generosity, truth, justice, loyalty, nobility, and make them vitally active in his character. By these qualities he will constantly affect the world. This radiation to which I [4] refer comes from what a person really is, not from what he pretends to be. Every man by his mere living is radiating sympathy, sorrow, or morbidness, cynicism, or happiness or hope, or any other hundred qualities. Life is a state of radiation and absorption. To exist is to radiate. To exist is to be the recipient of radiation.” David O. McKay (http://education.byu.edu/mckay/48apr27.html )