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  • #1
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
    Mahatma Gandhi


  • #2
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “You are not your job, you're not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis. You are all singing, all dancing crap of the world.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


  • #3
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Find out what you're afraid of and go live there.”
    Chuck Palahniuk
    tags: fear


  • #4
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you're satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you've got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


  • #5
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “People are all over the world telling their one dramatic story and how their life has turned into getting over this one event. Now their lives are more about the past than their future.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters


  • #6
    Benjamin Franklin
    “Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.”
    Benjamin Franklin


  • #7
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “I see in the fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables, slaves with white collars, advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of the history man, no purpose or place, we have no Great war, no Great depression, our great war is a spiritual war, our great depression is our lives, we've been all raised by television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars, but we won't and we're slowly learning that fact. and we're very very pissed off.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


  • #8
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes. working jobs we hate, so we can buy shit we dont need.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


  • #9
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.”
    Chuck Palahniuk


  • #10
    Albert Einstein
    “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
    Albert Einstein


  • #11
    Albert Einstein
    “If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”
    Albert Einstein


  • #12
    Albert Einstein
    “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
    Albert Einstein


  • #13
    Albert Einstein
    “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”
    Albert Einstein


  • #14
    Albert Einstein
    “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”
    Albert Einstein
    tags: fav


  • #15
    Albert Einstein
    “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”
    Albert Einstein


  • #16
    Albert Einstein
    “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”
    Albert Einstein


  • #17
    Albert Einstein
    “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”
    Albert Einstein


  • #18
    Albert Einstein
    “What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.”
    Albert Einstein


  • #19
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • #20
    Margaret Mead
    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
    Margaret Mead


  • #21
    Paulo Coelho
    “Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


  • #22
    Paulo Coelho
    “We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.”
    Paulo Coelho


  • #23
    Jack Kerouac
    “the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road


  • #24
    A.R. Ammons
    “One can't
    have it

    both ways
    and both

    ways is
    the only

    way I
    want it.”
    A.R. Ammons


  • #25
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle, The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


  • #26
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    “We look before and after,
    And pine for what is not;
    Our sincerest laughter
    With some pain is fraught;
    Our sweetest songs are those that tell
    Of saddest thought.”
    Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Complete Poems


  • #27
    Osho
    “I love this world because it is imperfect. It is imperfect, and that's why it is growing; if it was perfect it would have been dead. Growth is possible only if there is imperfection. I would like you to remember again and again, I am imperfect, the whole universe is imperfect, and to love this imperfection, to rejoice in this imperfection is my whole message.”
    Osho


  • #28
    Roald Dahl
    “If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.

    A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
    Roald Dahl, The Twits


  • #29
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “Warning: If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all that claim it? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think every thing you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told to want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


  • #30
    Donald Miller
    “Everybody wants to be fancy and new. Nobody wants to be themselves. I mean, maybe people want to be themselves, but they want to be different, with different clothes or shorter hair or less fat. It's a fact. If there was a guy who just liked being himself and didn't want to be anybody else, that guy would be the most different guy in the world and everybody would want to be him.”
    Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality




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