Sunday, October 31, 2010


"Most of the trouble in the world is due to our inability to imagine the innerness of other lives.” 
-EM Forster

Write Again

"The point is this: As I write my life, I learn my thoughts, whether good or ill, conscious or subconscious. They are my thoughts, and as I come to recognize them I become less and less vulnerable to the Ophelia Syndrome through which others once dictated my life to me."
-Tom Plummer


"Never ever try to play catch up, or you'll never start writing."
-Louise Plummer


"Those days when I realize that this requires so much more of a better me than I had ever before supposed. And tat this-this me, all I have to give."
-Tessa Meyer santiago


"Let the fragments of love be reassembled in you. Only then will you have true courage."
-Hayden Carruth

Thursday, October 28, 2010


"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs."

paul mcclean, a river runs through it

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


"If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin."

ivan turgenev

Monday, October 25, 2010


"There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they
are far less than the long-range risks and costs of
comfortable inaction." --John F. Kennedy

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


“With each recurrence of anger, or jealousy, or fear, you are given the choice to challenge it, or to give into it. Each time you challenge it, it loses power and you gain power. Each time you are tempted to become angry, or jealous, or fearful, and you challenge that feeling, you empower yourself. There would be no accumulation of strength inside if the choices that you make did not require discipline and intention.” -Gary Zukav Seat of the Soul

Sunday, October 17, 2010


"It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps, with perfect sweetness, the independence of solitude."

Friday, October 15, 2010


"In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape
ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the
choices we make are ultimately our responsibility."

Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, October 12, 2010



"I am a Mormon because I believe in revelation, both revelation from a prophet of God and personal revelation, the kind that feels right in my heart. I believe in what has been revealed, what is now revealed and what will be revealed. Because of revelation, the gospel of Jesus Christ is empowering to me, it calls me up and pushes me beyond. I am a Mormon because it brings light to my life.

I am Mormon not because it provides me all the answers. I don't know why I was infertile for five years and one day I wasn't. I don't know why good things happen to bad people. I don't know why some of us are attracted to the same gender. I don't know why some of us are attracted to both genders. I don't know why we once practiced polygamy and now we do not. I don't know a lot of things, but that is not why I am a Mormon.

I am Mormon because it allows me to seek out truth. And some truths take a lifetime (or beyond) to understand.

I am a Mormon because I believe all that God has revealed to me about me, all that He does now reveal to me about me, and I believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to me about me. Like how I can be a better mother, or friend or example of Christ. Like how to love others in a way that they need to be loved. I can never be settled about what any of those things mean, they constantly evolve. And just when I have decided on one certainty it will change. So I have given up on saying anything is definite. Especially my momentary opinions, because they change the most.

And that is why I am Mormon, I believe in the nearness of God and the improbability of the permanent."

Thursday, October 7, 2010


“Luxury is the opposite of vulgarity. Luxury is the opposite of status. It is the ability to make a living by being oneself. It is the freedom to refuse to live by habit. Luxury is liberty. Luxury is elegance. True elegance is refusal.”

Coco Chanel


"Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them - if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry."

Catcher in the Rye

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -Leonardo DaVinci

Sunday, October 3, 2010


"Oddly I know what I believe because of what I've written." -JK Rowling


Fear is not what’s important, it’s how you deal with it. It would be like asking a marathon runner if they feel pain. It’s not a matter of whether you feel it, it’s how you manage it.
James Nachtwey