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  • #1
    Bette Davis
    “There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.”
    Bette Davis

  • #2
    Vincent van Gogh
    “Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”
    Vincent van Gogh

  • #3
    Dalai Lama XIV
    “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”
    Dalai Lama XIV

  • #4
    Cormac McCarthy
    “People were always getting ready for tomorrow. I didn't believe in that. Tomorrow wasn't getting ready for them. It didn't even know they were there.”
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road

  • #5
    Lewis Carroll
    “If you don't know where you are going any road can take you there”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #6
    L.M. Montgomery
    “You may tire of reality but you never tire of dreams.”
    Lucy Maud Montgomery, The Road to Yesterday

  • #7
    “A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.”
    Lois Wyse

  • #8
    Hans Christian Andersen
    “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
    To gain all while you give,
    To roam the roads of lands remote,
    To travel is to live.”
    Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography

  • #9
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

  • #10
    Donald Miller
    “Everybody has to leave, everybody has to leave their home and come back so they can love it again for all new reasons.”
    Donald Miller, Through Painted Deserts: Light, God, and Beauty on the Open Road

  • #11
    “The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve.
    Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An
    important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative
    thinking and negative acting people. As you grow, your associates will
    change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you
    to stay where they are. Friends that don't help you climb will want you to
    crawl. Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream. Those that
    don't increase you will eventually decrease you.

    Consider this:
    Never receive counsel from unproductive people. Never discuss your problems
    with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who
    never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how. Not everyone has
    a right to speak into your life. You are certain to get the worst of the
    bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person. Don't follow anyone
    who's not going anywhere.

    With some people you spend an evening: with others you invest it. Be careful
    where you stop to inquire for directions along the road of life. Wise is the
    person who fortifies his life with the right friendships. If you run with
    wolves, you will learn how to howl. But, if you associate with eagles, you
    will learn how to soar to great heights.
    "A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the
    kind of friends he chooses."

    The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom you
    closely associate - for the good and the bad.

    Note: Be not mistaken. This is applicable to family as well as friends.
    Yes...do love, appreciate and be thankful for your family, for they will
    always be your family no matter what. Just know that they are human first
    and though they are family to you, they may be a friend to someone else and
    will fit somewhere in the criteria above.

    "In Prosperity Our Friends Know Us. In Adversity We Know Our friends."

    "Never make someone a priority when you are only an option for them."
    "If you are going to achieve excellence in big things,you develop the habit in little matters.
    Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.."..”
    Colin Powell

  • #12
    Emily Dickinson
    “How happy is the little stone
    That rambles in the road alone,
    And doesn't care about careers,
    And exigencies never fears;
    Whose coat of elemental brown
    A passing universe put on;
    And independent as the sun,
    Associates or glows alone,
    Fulfilling absolute decree
    In casual simplicity.”
    Emily Dickinson

  • #13
    Bob Marley
    “You can't find the right roads when the streets are paved.”
    Bob Marley

  • #14
    Cormac McCarthy
    “What's the bravest thing you ever did?
    He spat in the road a bloody phlegm. Getting up this morning, he said.”
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road

  • #15
    George Bernard Shaw
    “After all, the wrong road always leads somewhere.”
    George Bernard Shaw

  • #16
    Goldie Hawn
    “You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.”
    Goldie Hawn

  • #17
    Dr. Seuss
    “And when you're alone there's a very good chance
    you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants
    There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
    that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.”
    Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

  • #18
    Walt Whitman
    “Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.”
    Walt Whitman

  • #19
    Cormac McCarthy
    “He knew only that his child was his warrant. He said: If he is not the word of God God never spoke.”
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road

  • #20
    Helen Keller
    “A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.”
    Helen Keller

  • #21
    Erol Ozan
    “Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.”
    Erol Ozan

  • #22
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “The road must be trod, but it will be very hard. And neither strength nor wisdom will carry us far upon it. This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong. Yet it is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: Small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #23
    Cormac McCarthy
    “You have to carry the fire."
    I don't know how to."
    Yes, you do."
    Is the fire real? The fire?"
    Yes it is."
    Where is it? I don't know where it is."
    Yes you do. It's inside you. It always was there. I can see it.”
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road

  • #24
    Cormac McCarthy
    “Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it.”
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road

  • #25
    Lewis Carroll
    “Just look down the road and tell me if you can see either of them."
    I see nobody on the road." said Alice.
    I only wish I had such eyes,"the King remarked in a fretful tone. "To be able to see Nobody! And at such a distance too!”
    Lewis Carroll

  • #26
    Gloria Steinem
    “You're always the person you were when you were born," she says impatiently. "You just keep finding new ways to express it.”
    Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road

  • #27
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “He [Bilbo] used often to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary. 'It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,' he used to say. 'You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.' . . .”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #28
    Marilyn Manson
    “I've always believed that a person is smart. It's people that are stupid.”
    Marilyn Manson, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

  • #29
    Jack Kerouac
    “Things are so hard to figure out when you live from day to day in this feverish and silly world. ”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road: The Original Scroll

  • #30
    Robert Frost
    “The middle of the road is where the white line is—and that’s the worst place to drive.”
    Robert Frost



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