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"I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem."
"It is not safe to sit in judgment upon another person's illusion when you are not on the inside.While you are thinking it is a dream, he may be knowing it is a planet."  - Mark Twain
"Man consists of body, mind and imagination. His body is faulty, his mind untrustworthy, but his imagination has made him remarkable." - John Masefield
"If you have attempted to fit whatever mold and failed to do so, you are probably lucky. You may be an exile of some sort, but you have sheltered your soul. There is an odd phenomenon that occurs when one keeps trying to fit and fails. Even though the outcast is driven away, she is at the same time driven right into the arms of her psychic and true kin, whether these be a course of study, an art form, or a group of people. It is worse to stay where one does not belong at all than to wander about lost for a while and looking for the psychic and soulful kinship one requires. It is never a mistake to search for what one requires. Never."
"A sheltered life can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring starts from within." - Eudora Welty

"Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world
Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before
Let your soul take you where you long to be
Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar,
and you'll live as you've never lived before."
- Erich Fromm

"A holy war is two grown up adults fighting over who's got the most powerful imaginary friend."

"I have learned not to worry about love;
but to honor its coming with all my heart." - Alice Walker

"The only people for me are the mad ones,
the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk,
mad to be saved; 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." - Jack Kerouac, "On the Road"

"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret."-Ambrose Bierce

"Boy, when you are dead, they really fix you up.  I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something.  Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery.  People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday and all that crap.  Who wants flowers when you are dead?  Nobody." -J.D. Salinger, "Catcher in the Rye"

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love."  - Washington Irving

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." - From a headstone in Ireland

"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey." - Kenji Miyazawa

"In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing." - Robert Ingersoll

"A strong person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others throw at him."

"As we grow older, it becomes difficult to just believe. It's not that we don't want to, but too much has happened that we just can't." - "Now and Then"

"Unless and until a man embarks upon the quest of the true-self, doubt and uncertainity will follow his footsteps throughout life. The greatest king and statesmen try to rule others, but in the heart of their hearts they know that they cannot rule themselves. Yet the greatest power is at the command of the man who has penetrated to his innermost depth. There are men of great intellects who spend their lives gathering knowledge about many things. Ask these men if they have solved the mystery of man, if they have conquered themselves, and they will hang their heads in shame. What is the use of knowing about everything else when you do not yet know who you are? Men avoid this enquiry into true self; but what else is there so worthy to be undertaken?" - "A Search in Secret India"

"Honor yourself the way you want others to honor you."

"Do not cringe and make yourself small if you are called the black sheep, the maverick, the lone wolf. Those with slow seeing say a nonconformist is a blight on society. But it has been proven over the centuries, that being different means standing at the edge, means one is practically guaranteed to make an original contribution, a useful and stunning contribution to her culture." - "Women Who Run with the Wolves"

"Listen and be led." - L. M. Heroux

"If you want to get through life, you need only two things: a good sense of humor and a really bad memory."

"A soulmate is someone who has the locks
to fit our keys, and the keys to fit our
locks. When we feel safe enough to open
the locks, our truest selves step out and
we can be completely and honestly who we
are; we can be loved for who we are and
not for who we're pretending to be.
Each of us unveils the best part of one
another. No matter what else goes wrong
around us, with that one person were safe
in our paradise. Our soulmate is someone
who shares our deepest longings, our sense
of direction. When we're two balloons, and
together our direction is up, chances are
we've found the right person. Our soulmate
is the one who makes life come to life." - Richard Bach

"Sometimes I feel there's a hole inside of me; An emptiness that at times seems to burn. I have this dream of being whole. Not going to bed each night wanting. But still sometimes, when the wind is warm or the crickets sing, I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for. I just want someone to love me and I want to be seen."- Practical Magic

"What if finding the love of your life meant changing the life that you loved?"

"Love comes to those who still hope although they've been disappointed, to those who still believe although they've been betrayed, and to those who need love because they've been hurt before."

"Inside my heart there's an empty room, it's waiting for lightning, it's waiting for you ... " - Jewel

"Faeries will rule the world someday, and I will be eternally saved"

"Good times, become good memories. Bad times, become good lessons. There's always something good that comes out of every life experience. You can never lose, you can only gain from life."

"Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself." - Thomas Browne

"If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Into his nest again,
I shall not live in vain."
-Emily Dickinson

"A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of forest. I, too, will set my face to the wind and throw my handful of seed on high." -William Sharp

"Listen carefully to me darling, because I'm giving you fair warning that I won't let you do this to us. You gave me your love, and I will not let you take it away. The harder you try, the harder I'll fight you. I'll haunt your dreams at night, exactly the way you've haunted mine every night I was away from you. You'll lie awake in bed at night, wanting me, and you'll know I'm lying awake wanting you, and when you cannot stand it anymore" she promised achingly, "you'll come back to me, and I'll be there, waiting for you. I'll cry in your arms, and I'll tell you I'm sorry for everything I've done, and you'll help me find a way to forgive myself. I've hurt you terribly, my love, and I'll hurt you during the next fifty years. And you are going to hurt me Ian - never, I hope as much, as much as you are hurting my now. But if thats the way it has to be, then I'll endure it. Because the only alternative is to live without you, and that is no life at all. The difference is that I know it, and you don't - not yet." Judith McNaught, "Almost Heaven"

"My hearts not a thing you can play with and then put it away." Keith Urban, "If You Wanna Stay"

"No one is truly literate who cannot read his own heart." - Eric Hoffer

"Lots of people don't want to sit down and look themselves in the eye because they'll feel a responsibility to act on what they learn. And that can be very frightening." - Deborah Lee

"To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the  world tells you you ought to prefer is to have kept your soul alive." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"That which you are seeking is causing you to seek."- Buddhist Principle

"To fall in love is easy,
even to remain in it is not difficult;
our human loneliness is cause enough.
But it is a hard quest worth making
to find a comrade through whose steady presence
one becomes steadily the person one desires to be." - Anna Louise Strong

"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost." - H. Jackson Browne

"As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him, that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future,
he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found. He will look for solutions and answers
at every point except where they can be found,
in himself " - Erich Frohm

"There is no remedy for love but to love more." - Henry David Thoreau

"When the human body is cut open as the Egyptians do and when dissections and practised on a very delicate nerve is found which starts from the ring finger and travels to the heart. It is, therfore, thought seemly to give this finger in preference to all others the honour of the ring. The man was said to receive "the hand" of his bride, and the ring symbolized that with her hand she gave her innermost self. Every time they touched hands, the touched hearts." - Diane Ackerman, "The Natural History of Love"

"Learn from the mistakes of others, you can never live long enough to make them all yourself." -  John Luther

"My life has a superb cast, but I can't figure out the plot." -Ashleigh Brilliant

"I made my song a coat
Covered with embroideries
Out of old mythologies." - A Coat, Yeats

"There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it." - George Bernard Shaw

"Age is mind over matter; if you don't mind, it doesn't matter."

"He considered music a liberating force: it liberated him from lonliness, introversion, the dust of the library; it opened the door of his body and allowed his soul to step out into the world to make friends." - Milan Kundera

We dont need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and donts: we need books, time, and silence. 'Thou shalt not' is soon forgotten, but 'Once upon a time' lasts forever. - Philip Pullman

"I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing." - Agatha Christie 

"Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up." - Robert Frost

"Thinking: The talking of the soul with itself." - Plato

"Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view."

"Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is."- Mark Twain

"Music was my refuge.  I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness." - Maya Angelou

"It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy."- Dr. Howard Murphy

"We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same." - Anne Frank

"Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again." -
Og Mandino

"To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." - Theodore Roosevelt

"You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen, simply wait, just learn to become quiet, and still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." - Franz Kafka

"People think dreams aren't real just because they aren't made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes."
- Neil Gaiman

"Out beyond all ideas of right and wrong, there is a field - I'll meet you there." - Rumi

"You become what you think about." - Earl Nightingale

"Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
- Matthew 6:21

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to apreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow."

"You never lose by giving, you only lose by holding back."

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"How shall the heart be reconciled to its feast of losses? By making the most of all that comes, and the least of all that goes." - Sara Teasdale

"All things share the same breath -
the beast,the tree,the man,
the air shares its spirit with all
the life it supports."
Chief Seattle

"Some people are settling down, some people are settling and some people are refusing to settle for anything less than butterflies."

"To fall in Love, is to rise  . . ."
- Upendra

"As the old alchemist Morienus once said, "The gateway to peace is exceedingly narrow, and no one may enter except through the agony of his own soul."

"One night, the moon high, late for me home from the school dance, I remember that I stopped, hand on the gate, and spoke so quietly to myself and to the woman I would love that not even the dog could have heard. "I don't know where you are, but you're living right now somewhere on this earth and one day you and I are going to touch this gate where I'm touching it now. Your hand will touch this very wood, here! Then we'll walk through and we'll be full of a future and a past and we'll be to each other like no one else has ever been. We can't meet now, I don't know why. But some day our questions will be answers and we'll be caught in something so bright ... and every step I take is one step closer on the bridge we must cross to meet. Before too long? Please?" So much of my childhood is forgotten, yet that moment at the gate, word for word, stayed." Richard Bach, "The Bridge Across Forever"

"Set your course by the stars and not by the light of every passing ship." - Omar Bradley

"Half the fun of travel is the esthetic of lostness." - Ray Bradbur

"Men are like Slinkies, not really good for anything, but you
still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the

"Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." - Elizabeth Stone

"When you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - Leonardo da Vinci

"When my mind is absent here it is present elsewhere."

"Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong." - Tom Shelberg

"Walk tall as the trees,
live strong as the mountains,
be gentle as the spring winds,
keep the warmth of the summer sun
in your heart, and the great spirit
will always be with you." -
Unknown Indian Tribe

"I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans:
the most spectacular, the most practical,
the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity all I hope for in my clothes." - Yves Saint Laurent

"Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got
and fifty percent what people think you've got." - Sophia Loren

"Good manners will open doors
that the best education cannot." - Clarence Thomas

"One does not discover new lands
without consenting to lose sight of the shore
for a very long time." - Andre Gide

"If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried."

'If equal affections cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me." - W. H. Auden

"Having the fewest wants, I am nearest to the gods."- Socrates

"And if the night runs over, and if the day won't last, and if your way should falter, along this stony pass - it's just a moment, this time will pass" - U2, Stuck in a Moment

"You can't know who that person is, the person who will become your ultimate confidant, your soul mate, or your lover. - Sally, from "Felicity"

"The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none." - Carlyle

"The squirrel that you kill in jest dies in earnest."
- Henry David Thoreau

"The bigger the hair, the closer to God."

"Yesterday, a man said to me. He said,"How can you smile when your world is crumbling down?" Here's my secret: when I wanna cry, I take a look around and I see that I'm getting by. And I hold on. Change is coming."-Sounds of Blackness

"Legacies are born in the midst of daily life." - James Westgate

"Sorry looks down,
Worry looks around,
Faith looks up."

"Anything that is bought by fear doesn't last. But anything that is done by love lasts forever." - Arun Gandhi

"The summer night is like a perfection of thought." - Wallace Stevens

"The best things in life are unexpected - because there were no expectations." -Eli Khamarov

"Anything provocative is worth while ..."
-Robert Downey Jr.

"I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them." - Mark Twain

"You gotta make your own kind of music
Sing your own special song
Make your own kind of music
Even if nobody else sings along." Mama Cass Elliot, "Make Your Own Kind Of Music"

"It infuriates me to be wrong when I know I'm right." - Moliere

"Sometimes I can't say exactly what I mean." - T. S. Elliot

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same." - Flavia Weedn

"I like being able to get lost in things... It's like it's a little world, all your own." - Treza

"Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. 'Pooh!' he whispered. 'Yes, Piglet?' 'Nothing,' said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand. 'I just wanted to be sure of you." - Winnie The Pooh,  A. A. Milne

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn life around."

"At the time, I often thought that if I had had to live in the trunk of a dead tree, with nothing to do but look up at the sky flowering overhead, little by little I would have gotten used to it. I would have waited for birds to fly or clouds to mingle." - Albert Camus, "The Stranger"

"I observe myself observing what I observe. It startles me." - John Gardner

"Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives." - William Dement

"Do you know that place between dreams and awake? That's where I'll always remember you." - Tinkerbell, "Peter Pan"

"You must look into people, as well as at them." - Lord Chesterfield

"Sometimes someone says something really small, and it just fits into this empty place in your heart and you carry it with you always."

"If there is ever a tomorrow when we are not together there is something you must always remember: you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think, but most important of all, even if we are apart, I'll always be with you." - Christopher Robin to Pooh, "Winnie the Pooh"

"Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music." - George Carlin

"I have known it for a long time, but I have only just experienced it." - Hermann Hesse

"He saw that the water continually flowed and flowed and yet it was always there; it was always the same and yet every moment it was new. Who could understand, conceive this? He did not undertsand it; he was only aware of a dim suspicion, a faint memory, divine voices." - Hermann Hesse, "Siddhartha"

"Truth hurts. Not the searching after, the running from." - John Eyberg

"To be nobody - but yourself - in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting." - E. E. Cummings

"I'm so found, I feel lost."

"Now begin in the middle, and later learn the beginning; the end will take care of itself." - Harlan Ellison


- Sudden Light -

"I have been here before
I know the grass beyond the door
the sweet, keen smell
the sighing sound, the light around the shore

You have been mine before
'though how or when I cannot tell
yet, just when at the swallow's soar
your neck turned so ...
I knew it all of yore

'Though age, faith or creed
may keep us now apart ...
one travels the hill, the other, the lake
I claim you still for my own love's sake
delayed 'though it may be for more lives yet
much is to learn, much to forget
e're the time will come for taking you
but the time will come ... oh yes!
the time will come." -



"Try to be the kind of person your dog thinks you are."

"The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become." Charles Dubois

"It is never too late to become what you might have been." George Eliot

"The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing." - Stephen Covey

"Never mentally imagine for another that which you would not want to experience for yourself, since the mental image you send out inevitably comes back to you." - Rebecca Clark

"Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you will have ceased to live." - Mark Twain

"I fear that one day I'll meet God, He'll sneeze, and I won't know what to say." - Ronnie Shakes

"Don't discard your daydreams as impotent wishful thinking. Listen to them with your inner ear. See them with your Third Eye of wisdom. "Let those who have ears, hear; let those who have eyes, see." Follow your "daydreams" energetically, intensely, fiercely - courageously, even when it means temporarily sacrificing financial security. Your "daydreams" are your blueprint for success and happiness. Believe in them. Believe in yourself. Then follow "the second star from the right ... and straight on till morning!" - Linda Goodman

"It is always the case that the greater the joy, the greater is the pain which precedes it." - St. Augustine

"If you believe it ... it is so."

"Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door." -  Emily Dickenson

"Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do." - Voltaire

"The flapping of a single butterfly's wing today produces a tiny change in the state of the atmosphere. Over a period of time, what the atmosphere actually does diverges from what it would have done. So, in a month's time, a tornado that would have devastated the Indonesian coast doesn't happen. Or maybe one that wasn't going to happen, does. - Ian Stewart, from "Does God play Dice?"

"The sea is as deep in a calm, as in a storm." - John Donne

"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best." - Henry Van Dyke

"Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake." -
Henry David Thoreau

"Deep into that darkness peering,
long I stood there,wondering,fearing,
doubting,dreaming dreams no mortal
ever dared to dream before." - Edgar Allen Poe

"I have dreamed in my life,
dreams that have stayed with me
ever after,and changed my ideas,
they have gone through and through
me,like wine through water, and
altered the color of my mind." - Emily Bronte

"There are three wants which can never be satisfied: that of the rich, who want something more; that of the sick, who want something different; and that of the traveler, who says, "Anywhere but here." - Ralph Waldo Emerson




















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