Monday, April 2

Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all of your hard work isn't what you get for it, but what you become for it.
Maraboli

Friday, February 2

I think we are all well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind's door at 4 am of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends.
Joan Didion

Friday, December 29

Every life has death and every light has shadow. Be content to stand in the light and let the shadow fall where it will.
Stewart

Monday, December 11

Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.
Orwell

Wednesday, November 15

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

Friday, October 20

No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.
Nietzsche

Tuesday, September 12

The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd - the longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the worlds existence. All these half-tones of the soul's consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are.
Fernando Pessoa

MISSIO - Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea (Audio)

Wednesday, March 29

We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are. Sane or insane. Saints or sex addicts. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. And maybe it's our job to invent something better.
Palahniuk

Thursday, March 2

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be a live is a grand thing.
Christie

Sunday, February 19

The difference between genius and stupidity is: genius has its limits.
Dumas

Sunday, November 20

We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
Goethe

Tuesday, November 1

In sooth, I know not why I am so sad.
It wearies me; you say it wearies you.
But how I caught it, found it, or came by it,
What stuff 'tis made of, whereof it is born,
I am to learn.
And such a want-wit sadness makes of me,
That I have much ado to know myself.
William Shakespeare

Friday, September 30

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass the world is 
too full to talk about.
Rumi

Sunday, July 17

What passes for hip, cynical transcendence of sentiment is really some kind of fear of being really human, since to be really human [...] is probably to be unavoidably sentimental and naive and goo-prone and generally pathetic.
Wallace

Friday, July 15

To be educated, a person doesn't have to know much or be informed, but he or she does have to have been exposed vulnerably to the transformative events of an engaged human life.
Thomas More

Saturday, March 19

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.-Kubler-Ross





Saturday, January 30

Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith, to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there.
Miller

Friday, January 29

If loving someone is putting them in a straitjacket and kicking them down a flight of stairs, then yes, I have loved a few people.
Kintz

Friday, December 11

Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
Aristotle