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  • #1
    D.H. Lawrence
    “A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.”
    D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover


  • #2
    Dr. Seuss
    “They say I'm old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!”
    Dr. Seuss


  • #3
    Mae West
    “It's not the men in your life that matters, it's the life in your men.”
    Mae West


  • #4
    Henry Miller
    “Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.”
    Henry Miller


  • #5
    Walker Percy
    “You can get all A's and still flunk life.”
    Walker Percy, The Second Coming
    tags: life


  • #6
    John Greenleaf Whittier
    “Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.”
    John Greenleaf Whittier, Maud Muller - Pamphlet


  • #7
    Gilda Radner
    “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.
    Delicious Ambiguity.”
    Gilda Radner


  • #8
    Henry David Thoreau
    The preachers and lecturers deal with men of straw, as they are men of straw themselves. Why, a free-spoken man, of sound lungs, cannot draw a long breath without causing your rotten institutions to come toppling down by the vacuum he makes. Your church is a baby-house made of blocks, and so of the state.

    ...The church, the state, the school, the magazine, think they are liberal and free! It is the freedom of a prison-yard.”
    Henry David Thoreau, I to Myself: An Annotated Selection from the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau


  • #9
    Emily Dickinson
    “Hope is the thing with feathers
    That perches in the soul
    And sings the tune without the words
    And never stops at all.”
    Emily Dickinson


  • #10
    Dolly Parton
    “If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words”
    Dolly Parton


  • #11
    Dalai Lama XIV
    “Love is the absence of judgment.”
    Dalai Lama XIV


  • #12
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • #13
    Henry David Thoreau
    “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
    Henry David Thoreau


  • #14
    Ernest Hemingway
    “You can write any time people will leave you alone and not interrupt you. Or rather you can if you will be ruthless enough about it. But the best writing is certainly when you are in love.”
    Ernest Hemingway


  • #15
    William Faulkner
    “The writer's only responsibility is to his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one. He has a dream. It anguishes him so much he must get rid of it. He has no peace until then. Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency, security, happiness, all, to get the book written. If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' is worth any number of old ladies.”
    William Faulkner


  • #16
    Will Rogers
    “You know, everybody's ignorant, just on different subjects.”
    Will Rogers


  • #17
    Do not sabotage your new relationship with your last relationship’s poison.
    “Do not sabotage your new relationship with your last relationship’s poison.”
    Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience


  • #18
    Ray Bradbury
    “If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories — science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
    Ray Bradbury


  • #19
    William Wordsworth
    “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
    William Wordsworth


  • #20
    Emily Dickinson
    “The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”
    Emily Dickinson


  • #21
    William Faulkner
    “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.”
    William Faulkner


  • #22
    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


  • #23
    Bob Marley
    “You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect—you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.”
    Bob Marley


  • #24
    C.S. Lewis
    “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves


  • #25
    John Lennon
    “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”
    John Lennon


  • #26
    Robert Frost
    “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”
    Robert Frost


  • #27
    Emily Dickinson
    “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.”
    Emily Dickinson


  • #28
    Edgar Allan Poe
    “We loved with a love that was more than love.”
    Edgar Allan Poe


  • #29
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche


  • #30
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
    I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
    My soul can reach”
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning




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