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  • #1
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on 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

  • #2
    “The clock of life is wound but once,
    And no man has the power
    To tell just when the hands will stop
    At late or early hour.

    To lose one's wealth is sad indeed,
    To lose one's health is more,
    To lose one's soul is such a loss
    That no man can restore.

    The present only is our own,
    So live, love, toil with a will,
    Place no faith in "Tomorrow,"
    For the Clock may then be still.”
    Robert H. Smith

  • #3
    Poe
    “Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts.”
    Poe

  • #4
    “If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.”
    Anita Roddick

  • #5
    Albert Einstein
    “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #6
    Robert H. Schuller
    “Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.”
    Robert Schuller

  • #7
    Bob Marley
    “Who are you to judge the life I live?
    I know I'm not perfect
    -and I don't live to be-
    but before you start pointing fingers...
    make sure you hands are clean!”
    Bob Marley

  • #8
    Viktor E. Frankl
    “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
    Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

  • #9
    Vine Deloria Jr.
    “Religion is for people who're afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who've already been there.”
    Vine Deloria Jr.

  • #10
    Toni Morrison
    “It was a fine cry - loud and long - but it had no bottom and it had no top, just circles and circles of sorrow.”
    Toni Morrison, Sula

  • #11
    W.H. Davies
    Leisure

    What is this life if, full of care,
    We have no time to stand and stare? —
    No time to stand beneath the boughs
    And stare as long as sheep or cows.
    No time to see, when woods we pass,
    Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
    No time to see, in broad daylight,
    Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
    No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
    And watch her feet, how they can dance.
    No time to wait till her mouth can
    Enrich that smile her eyes began.
    A poor life this if, full of care,
    We have no time to stand and stare.”
    William Henry Davies, The Collected Poems of William H. Davies

  • #12
    Seneca
    “True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”
    Seneca

  • #13
    Robin  Williams
    “You're only given a spark of madness. You musn't lose it.”
    Robin Williams

  • #14
    William S. Burroughs
    “Happiness is a byproduct of function, purpose, and conflict; those who seek happiness for itself seek victory without war.”
    William S. Burroughs

  • #15
    William S. Burroughs
    “A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on. ”
    William S. Burroughs

  • #16
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #17
    “Your life is your garden
    and your thoughts are your seeds,
    so if your life isn't awesome
    you've been watering the weeds.”
    Terry Prince

  • #18
    Cassandra Clare
    “Whatever you are physically...male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy--all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.”
    Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

  • #19
    Brené Brown
    “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
    Brene Brown

  • #20
    Dean Koontz
    “Pain can be endured and defeated only if it is embraced. Denied or feared, it grows in perception if not in reality. The best response to terror is righteous anger, confidence in ultimate justice, a refusal to be intimidated.”
    Dean Koontz, Velocity

  • #21
    Alexander Pope
    “How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
    The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
    Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
    Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d”
    Alexander Pope, Eloisa to Abelard

  • #22
    “It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are
    not.”
    Denis Waitley

  • #23
    Walt Whitman
    “When I heard the learn’d astronomer;
    When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me;
    When I was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them;
    When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he lectured with much applause in the
    lecture-room,
    How soon, unaccountable, I became tired and sick;
    Till rising and gliding out, I wander’d off by myself,
    In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
    Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.”
    Walt Whitman

  • #24
    Dalai Lama XIV
    “Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”
    The Dalai Lama

  • #25
    Brené Brown
    “Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor - the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant "To speak one's mind by telling all one's heart." Over time, this definition has changed, and today, we typically associate courage with heroic and brave deeds. But in my opinion, this definition fails to recognize the inner strength and level of commitment required for us to actually speak honestly and openly about who we are and about our experiences -- good and bad. Speaking from our hearts is what I think of as "ordinary courage.”
    Brené Brown, I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame

  • #26
    Ann Voskamp
    “Humbly let go. Let go of trying to do, let go of trying to control, let go of my own way, let go of my own fears. Let God blow His wind, His trials, oxygen for joy's fire. Leave the hand open and be. Be at peace. Bend the knee and be small and let God give what God chooses to give because He only gives love and whisper a surprised thanks. This is the fuel for joy's flame. Fullness of joy is discovered only in the emptying of will. And I can empty. I can empty because counting His graces has awakened me to how He cherishes me, holds me, passionately values me. I can empty because I am full of His love. I can trust.”
    Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

  • #27
    Mary Oliver
    “If I had another life
    I would want to spend it all on some
    unstinting happiness.

    I would be a fox, or a tree
    full of waving branches.
    I wouldn't mind being a rose
    in a field full of roses.

    Fear has not yet occurred to them, nor ambition.
    Reason they have not yet thought of.
    Neither do they ask how long they must be roses, and then what.
    Or any other foolish question.”
    Mary Oliver

  • #28
    Jim Rohn
    “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
    Jim Rohn

  • #29
    Horace Mann
    “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.”
    Horace Mann

  • #30
    Coleman Barks
    “Beyond our ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing,
    there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
    When the soul lies down in that grass,
    the world is too full to talk about.
    Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’
    doesn’t make sense any more.”
    Coleman Barks



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