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  • #1
    Albert Einstein
    “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #2
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #3
    Voltaire
    “Now, now my good man, this is no time to be making enemies."
    (Voltaire on his deathbed in response to a priest asking him that he renounce Satan.)”
    Voltaire

  • #4
    Voltaire
    “I don’t know where I am going, but I am on my way.”
    Voltaire

  • #5
    Sherman Alexie
    “If you're good at it, and you love it, and it helps you navigate the river of the world, then it can't be wrong.”
    Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

  • #6
    Sherman Alexie
    “Do you know why the Indian rain dances always worked? Because the Indians would keep dancing until it rained.”
    Sherman Alexie

  • #7
    Dr. Seuss
    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #8
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #9
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “There is a riddle about a man who is locked in a room with nothing but a bed and a calendar, and the question is: How does he survive?

    The answer is: He eats dates from the calendar and drinks from the springs of the bed.”
    Kurt Vonnegut

  • #10
    “Consciously, she thought she had her feelings for him licked; subconsciously, every time she thought about him, it was as though someone stumbling around inside her head had kicked over a bucket of electric eels.”
    John Ramsey Miller, The Last Family
    tags: angst

  • #11
    Martin Luther
    “There are two days in my calendar: This day and that Day.”
    Martin Luther

  • #12
    Dr. Seuss
    “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
    Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You!

  • #13
    Stephen R. Covey
    “But until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday," that person cannot say, "I choose otherwise.”
    Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

  • #14
    James  Dean
    “Dream as if you will live forever; Live as if you will die today.”
    James Dean

  • #15
    Abraham Lincoln
    “I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down.”
    Abraham Lincoln

  • #16
    Gautama Buddha
    “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
    Gautama Buddha

  • #17
    “The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.”
    Kent M. Keith

  • #18
    Douglas Adams
    “Did I do anything wrong today," he said, "or has the world always been like this and I've been too wrapped up in myself to notice?”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #19
    Benjamin Disraeli
    “But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.”
    Benjamin Disraeli

  • #20
    “Don't be fooled by the calendar.
    There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.”
    Charles Richards

  • #21
    Vera Nazarian
    “Patience is not a virtue. It is an achievement.”
    Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

  • #22
    Oscar Wilde
    “Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #23
    H.G. Wells
    “We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.”
    H.G. Wells

  • #24
    John Lennon
    “I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong.”
    John Lennon

  • #25
    Gautama Buddha
    “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”
    Gautama Buddha

  • #26
    Charles Bukowski
    “Nothing was ever in tune. People just blindly grabbed at whatever there was: communism, health foods, zen, surfing, ballet, hypnotism, group encounters, orgies, biking, herbs, Catholicism, weight-lifting, travel, withdrawal, vegetarianism, India, painting, writing, sculpting, composing, conducting, backpacking, yoga, copulating, gambling, drinking, hanging around, frozen yogurt, Beethoven, Back, Buddha, Christ, TM, H, carrot juice, suicide, handmade suits, jet travel, New York City, and then it all evaporated and fell apart. People had to find things to do while waiting to die. I guess it was nice to have a choice.”
    Charles Bukowski, Women

  • #27
    Norton Juster
    “The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what's in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that.”
    Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

  • #28
    Norton Juster
    “The only thing you can do easily is be wrong, and that's hardly worth the effort.”
    Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

  • #29
    Norton Juster
    “Things which are equally bad are also equally good. Try to look at the bright side of things.
    - Humbug”
    Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

  • #30
    Norton Juster
    “It has been a long trip," said Milo, climbing onto the couch where the princesses sat; "but we would have been here much sooner if I hadn't made so many mistakes. I'm afraid it's all my fault."
    "You must never feel badly about making mistakes," explained Reason quietly, "as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.”
    Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth



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