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  • #1
    Bernard M. Baruch
    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
    Bernard M. Baruch


  • #2
    Marilyn Monroe
    “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
    Marilyn Monroe


  • #3
    William W. Purkey
    “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
    Love like you'll never be hurt,
    Sing like there's nobody listening,
    And live like it's heaven on earth.”
    William W. Purkey


  • #4
    Dr. Seuss
    “You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
    Dr. Seuss


  • #5
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    Mahatma Gandhi


  • #6
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde


  • #7
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story


  • #8
    Mae West
    “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
    Mae West


  • #9
    Albert Camus
    “Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
    Albert Camus


  • #10
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa


  • #11
    Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: What! You too?
    “Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ."”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves


  • #12
    Mark Twain
    “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
    Mark Twain


  • #13
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost


  • #14
    H. Jackson Brown Jr.
    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
    H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You


  • #15
    Elbert Hubbard
    “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
    Elbert Hubbard


  • #16
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches


  • #17
    Apple Inc.
    “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
    Apple Inc.


  • #18
    Pat Conroy
    “You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.”
    Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides


  • #19
    Pat Conroy
    “I don’t know why it is that I have always been happier thinking of somewhere I have been or wanted to go, than where I am at the time. I find it difficult to be happy in the present.”
    Pat Conroy, Beach Music


  • #20
    Pat Conroy
    “I’ve never had anyone’s approval, so I’ve learned to live without it.”
    Pat Conroy, The Great Santini
    tags: truth


  • #21
    Pat Conroy
    “Man wonders but God decides
    When to kill the Prince of Tides.”
    Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides


  • #22
    Pat Conroy
    “Some things don’t mix. Some things don’t mix at all, but sometimes in life you have to take the risk.”
    Pat Conroy, The Lords of Discipline


  • #23
    Pat Conroy
    “A story untold could be the one that kills you.”
    Pat Conroy


  • #24
    Ayn Rand
    “The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.”
    Ayn Rand


  • #25
    Ayn Rand
    “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, Atlas Shrugged


  • #26
    Ayn Rand
    “The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.”
    Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism


  • #27
    Ayn Rand
    “Love is blind, they say; sex is impervious to reason and mocks the power of all philosophers. But, in fact, a person's sexual choice is the result and sum of their fundamental convictions. Tell me what a person finds sexually attractive and I will tell you their entire philosophy of life. Show me the person they sleep with and I will tell you their valuation of themselves. No matter what corruption they're taught about the virtue of selflessness, sex is the most profoundly selfish of all acts, an act which they cannot perform for any motive but their own enjoyment - just try to think of performing it in a spirit of selfless charity! - an act which is not possible in self-abasement, only in self-exultation, only on the confidence of being desired and being worthy of desire. It is an act that forces them to stand naked in spirit, as well as in body, and accept their real ego as their standard of value. They will always be attracted to the person who reflects their deepest vision of themselves, the person whose surrender permits them to experience - or to fake - a sense of self-esteem .. Love is our response to our highest values - and can be nothing else.”
    Ayn Rand
    tags: sex


  • #28
    Ayn Rand
    “I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged


  • #29
    Ayn Rand
    “Haven't I? - he thought. Haven't I thought of it since the first time I saw you? Haven't I thought of nothing else for two years? ...He sat motionless, looking at her. He heard the words he had never allowed himself to form, the words he had felt, known, yet had not faced, had hoped to destroy by never letting them be said within his own mind. Now it was as sudden and shocking as if he were saying it to her ...Since the first time I saw you ...Nothing but your body, that mouth of yours, and the way your eyes would look at me, if ...Through every sentence I ever said to you, through every conference you thought so safe, through the importance of all the issues we discussed ...You trusted me, didn't you? To recognize your greatness? To think of you as you deserved - as if you were a man? ...Don't you suppose I know how much I've betrayed? The only bright encounter of my life - the only person I respected - the best business man I know - my ally - my partner in a desperate battle ...The lowest of all desires - as my answer to the highest I've met ...Do you know what I am? I thought of it, because it should have been unthinkable. For that degrading need, which would never touch you, I have never wanted anyone but you ...I hadn't known what it was like, to want it, until I saw you for the first time. I had thought : Not I, I couldn't be broken by it ...Since then ...For two years ...With not a moments respite ...Do you know what it's like, to want it? Would you wish to hear what I thought when I looked at you ...When I lay awake at night ...When I hear your voice over a telephone wire ...When I worked, but could not drive it away? ...To bring you down to things you cant conceive - and to know that it's I who have done it. To reduce you to a body, to teach you an animal's pleasure, to see you need it, to see you asking me for it, to see your wonderful spirit dependent on the upon the obscenity of your need. To watch you as you are, as you face the world with your clean, proud strength - then to see you, in my bed, submitting to any infamous whim I may devise, to any act which I'll preform for the sole purpose of watching your dishonor and to which you'll submit for the sake of an unspeakable sensation ...I want you - and may I be damned for it!”
    Ayn Rand


  • #30
    Ayn Rand
    “People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked…The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on…There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged




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