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  • #1
    Jim Morrison
    “People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.”
    Jim Morrison


  • #2
    Henry Rollins
    “Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.”
    Henry Rollins


  • #3
    John Green
    “I found myself thinking about President William McKinley, the third American president to be assassinated. He lived for several days after he was shot, and towards the end, his wife started crying and screaming, "I want to go too! I want to go too!" And with his last measure of strength, McKinley turned to her and spoke his last words: "We are all going.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska


  • #4
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”
    Mahatma Gandhi


  • #5
    Anaïs Nin
    “Man can never know the loneliness a woman knows. Man lies in the woman's womb only to gather strength, he nourishes himself from this fusion, and then he rises and goes into the world, into his work, into battle, into art. He is not lonely. He is busy. The memory of the swim in amniotic fluid gives him energy, completion. Woman may be busy too, but she feels empty. Sensuality for her is not only a wave of pleasure in which she is bathed, and a charge of electric joy at contact with another. When man lies in her womb, she is fulfilled, each act of love a taking of man within her, an act of birth and rebirth, of child rearing and man bearing. Man lies in her womb and is reborn each time anew with a desire to act, to be. But for woman, the climax is not in the birth, but in the moment man rests inside of her.”
    Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934


  • #6
    Frederick Douglass
    “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
    Frederick Douglass


  • #7
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche


  • #8
    Bob Marley
    “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”
    Bob Marley


  • #9
    J.K. Rowling
    “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


  • #10
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
    Mahatma Gandhi


  • #11
    Sarah Dessen
    “Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong.”
    Sarah Dessen


  • #12
    “Promise Yourself

    To be so strong that nothing
    can disturb your peace of mind.
    To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
    to every person you meet.

    To make all your friends feel
    that there is something in them
    To look at the sunny side of everything
    and make your optimism come true.

    To think only the best, to work only for the best,
    and to expect only the best.
    To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
    as you are about your own.

    To forget the mistakes of the past
    and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
    To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
    and give every living creature you meet a smile.

    To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
    that you have no time to criticize others.
    To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
    and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

    To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
    not in loud words but great deeds.
    To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
    so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
    Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them


  • #13
    Terry Goodkind
    “I often hear people say that they read to escape reality, but I believe that what they’re really doing is reading to find reason for hope, to find strength. While a bad book leaves readers with a sense of hopelessness and despair, a good novel, through stories of values realized, of wrongs righted, can bring to readers a connection to the wonder of life. A good novel shows how life can and ought to be lived. It not only entertains but energizes and uplifts readers.”
    Terry Goodkind


  • #14
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
    Mahatma Gandhi


  • #15
    Charles H. Spurgeon
    “There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God, and gathering through meditation on His Word spiritual strength for labour in his service. We ought to muse upon the things of God, because we thus get the real nutriment out of them. . . . Why is it that some Christians, although they hear many sermons, make but slow advances in the divine life? Because they neglect their closets, and do not thoughtfully meditate on God's Word. They love the wheat, but they do not grind it; they would have the corn, but they will not go forth into the fields to gather it; the fruit hangs upon the tree, but they will not pluck it; the water flows at their feet, but they will not stoop to drink it. From such folly deliver us, O Lord. . . .”
    Charles H. Spurgeon


  • #16
    Victor Hugo
    “People do not lack strength, they lack will.”
    Victor Hugo


  • #17
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Diary


  • #18
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


  • #19
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


  • #20
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “I don't want to die without any scars.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


  • #21
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “When we don't know who to hate, we hate ourselves.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


  • #22
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Have your adventures, make your mistakes, and choose your friends poorly -- all these make for great stories.”
    Chuck Palahniuk


  • #23
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Until you find something to fight for, you settle for something to fight against.”
    Chuck Palahniuk


  • #24
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “We'll never be as young as we are tonight.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Rant


  • #25
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Don't do what you want. Do what you don't want. Do what you're trained not to want. Do the things that scare you the most.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


  • #26
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Your heart is my piñata.”
    Chuck Palahniuk


  • #27
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “We'll be remembered more for what we destroy than what we create.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


  • #28
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some blind, random disaster or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road. He's taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of his death from being a total surprise.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Choke


  • #29
    Elizabeth Wurtzel
    “homesickness is just a state of mind for me. i'm always missing someone or someplace or something, i'm always trying to get back to some imaginary somewhere. my life has been one long longing.”
    Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation


  • #30
    Elizabeth Wurtzel
    “I need the thing that happens when your brain shuts off and your heart turns on.”
    Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation
    tags: love




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