Sunday, January 30, 2011


"Elegance is a question of personality, more than one's clothing."
-Jean-Paul Gaultier

Thursday, January 27, 2011


"Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared."
-Eddie Rickenbacker

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


 "In all new beginnings dwells a magic force."
-Hermann Hesse quoted by Tina Roth Eisenberg

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


“for whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea” e.e. cummings

Monday, January 24, 2011


"Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold."
-Bob Marley


"Whatever your dreams are, start taking them very, very seriously."
-Barbara Sher

Friday, January 21, 2011


"I am only responsible for my own heart, you offered yours up for the smashing my darling. only a fool would give out such a vital organ."
-Anais Nin


"The very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone."
-Jane Austen


"Whatever does not pretend at all has style enough."
-Booth Tarkington

Monday, January 17, 2011

dive for dreams

dive for dreams
or a slogan may topple you
(trees are their roots
and wind is wind)
trust your heart
if the seas catch fire
(and live by love
though the stars walk backward)
honour the past
but welcome the future....
-ee cummings


"It's one of the characteristics of a leader that he not doubt for one moment the capacity of the people he's leading to realize whatever he's dreaming. Imagine if Martin Luther King had said, 'I have a dream. Of course, I'm not sure they'll be up to it."
-Benjamin Zander


"I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be."
-Martin Luther King Jr.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


"Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love."

Friday, January 14, 2011


"One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered."
-Michael J. Fox

Thursday, January 13, 2011


"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
-Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


"She was twenty-one... She must be allowed to grow up. By the time they were her age, most of the heroines of literature had lived, loved and even died... if she wanted to be a heroine, it was time to start behaving like one.
-Robyn Sisman

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


"The best way to predict the future is to create it."
-Alan Kay

Monday, January 10, 2011


"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."
-Norman MacLean

Sunday, January 9, 2011


"Child, 'said the lion, 'I am telling you your story, not hers. No one is told any story but their own."
-Chronicles of Narnia; C.S. Lewis


"The most courageous act is still to think for oneself. Aloud."
-Coco Chanel


"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."

Friday, January 7, 2011


"White is not a mere absence of color, it is a shining and affirmative thing: as fierce as red, as definite as black."
-G.K. Chesterton, English philosopher via Decor de Provence


"So long as I am acting from duty and conviction, I am indifferent to taunts and jeers. I think they will probably do me more good than harm."
-Winston Churchill

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


"Inspiration comes more as a feeling than as a sound. We do not have the words (even the scriptures do not have the words) which perfectly describe the Spirit. The scriptures generally use the word voice, which does not exactly fit. These delicate, refined spiritual communications are not seen with our eyes, nor heard with our ears. And even though it is described as a voice, it is a voice that one feels, more than one hears."
-Boyd K. Packer

Monday, January 3, 2011


"I'm not sure what the future holds but I do know that I'm going to be positive and not wake up feeling desperate. As my dad said, 'It is what it is, it's not what is should have been, not what it could have been, it is what it is'."
-Nicole Kidman

Sunday, January 2, 2011


"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art - write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself."
-Neil Gaiman


"I didn't know what I wanted to do, but I always knew the woman I wanted to be."
-Diane Von Furstenburg

Saturday, January 1, 2011


"One day, in the midst of this struggle, I drove by a sign in front of a church that said, "Do heartily your work for God, rather than for man." In a split second I realized that I had to make a choice. Be quiet, safe and make sure everyone likes me, or share my story and my work in the most honest way possible. The thing is- when you don't care at all what people think, you lose your capacity for connection. When you care too much, you lose your willingness to be vulnerable. The only way I can walk that think line is with my faith."
-Brene Brown