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  • #1
    Saul D. Alinsky
    “Life is an adventure of passion, risk, danger, laughter, beauty, love; a burning curiosity to go with the action to see what it is all about, to go search for a pattern of meaning, to burn one's bridges because you're never going to go back anyway, and to live to the end.”
    Saul D. Alinsky, Reveille for Radicals

  • #2
    Saul D. Alinsky
    “Last guys don't finish nice.”
    Saul D. Alinsky

  • #3
    Paulo Coelho
    “It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #4
    Paulo Coelho
    “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #5
    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

  • #6
    Paulo Coelho
    “Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn't have the courage to say "yes" to life?”
    Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

  • #7
    Paulo Coelho
    “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #8
    Paulo Coelho
    “People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”
    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • #9
    Paulo Coelho
    “Passion makes a person stop eating, sleeping, working, feeling at peace. A lot of people are frightened because, when it appears, it demolishes all the old things it finds in its path.

    No one wants their life thrown into chaos. That is why a lot of people keep that threat under control, and are somehow capable of sustaining a house or a structure that is already rotten. They are the engineers of the superseded.

    Other people think exactly the opposite: they surrender themselves without a second thought, hoping to find in passion the solutions to all their problems. They make the other person responsible for their happiness and blame them for their possible unhappiness. They are either euphoric because something marvelous has happened or depressed because something unexpected has just ruined everything.

    Keeping passion at bay or surrendering blindly to it - which of these two attitudes is the least destructive?

    I don't know.”
    Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

  • #10
    Paulo Coelho
    “What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.”
    Paulo Coelho

  • #11
    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

  • #12
    Paulo Coelho
    “Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.”
    Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

  • #13
    Paulo Coelho
    “We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it's our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand.”
    Paulo Coelho

  • #14
    Paulo Coelho
    “Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free.”
    Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

  • #15
    Paulo Coelho
    “A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”
    Paulo Coelho

  • #16
    Paulo Coelho
    “You have to take risks, he said. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen. Every day, God gives us the sun--and also one moment in which we have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy. Every day, we try to pretend that we haven't perceived that moment, that it doesn't exist--that today is the same as yesterday and will be the same as tomorrow. But if people really pay attention to their everyday lives, they will discover that magic moment. It may arrive in the instant when we are doing something mundane, like putting our front-door key in the lock; it may lie hidden in the quiet that follows the lunch hour or in the thousand and one things that all seem the same to us. But that moment exists--a moment when all the power of the stars becomes a part of us and enables us to perform miracles.”
    Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

  • #17
    Paulo Coelho
    “It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.”
    Paulo Coelho

  • #18
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #19
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “People over forty can seldom be permanently convinced of anything. At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bernice Bobs Her Hair

  • #20
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

  • #21
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “And as I sat there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night.

    Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter—to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And one fine morning——

    So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

  • #22
    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 and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road

  • #23
    Jack Kerouac
    “I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till i drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.”
    Jack Kerouac

  • #24
    Jack Kerouac
    “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
    Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

  • #25
    Jack Kerouac
    “Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.”
    Jack Kerouac

  • #26
    Jack Kerouac
    “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry.”
    Jack Kerouac

  • #27
    Jack Kerouac
    “My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.”
    Jack Kerouac

  • #28
    Jack Kerouac
    “Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream”
    Jack Kerouac

  • #29
    “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.”
    Rob Siltanen

  • #30
    Jack Kerouac
    “The only truth is music.”
    Jack Kerouac



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