“I urge you to examine your life. Determine where you are and what you need to do to be the kind of person you want to be. Create inspiring, noble, and righteous goals that fire your imagination and create excitement in your heart. And then keep your eye on them. Work consistently towards achieving them.”
-Joseph B. Wirthlin, “Life’s Lessons Learned,” April 2007
“Awareness is all about restoring your freedom to choose what you want instead of what your past imposes on you.”
“Romance is not being all starry eyed but an understanding that neither of us is perfect, and a willingness to put up with those imperfections.
“So here we are forty seven years later, still romantically involved, still forgiving each others faults and still trying the best we can to ensure our relationship endures.”
-Len, “Love and Marriage,” Len’s Daily Diary
You’ll never find rainbows
If you’re looking down.
-Charlie Chaplin, part of the lyrics in his song “Swing Little Girl” (1969).
La inspiración existe, pero tiene que encontrarte trabajando. (Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.)
-Pablo Picasso, posthumously
Villasante, Tomás R., Las ciudades hablan: identidades y movimientos sociales en seis metrópolis latinoamericanas. p. 264 (1994)
“There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely; but they are the same old pieces of colored glass that have been in use through all the ages.”
Paine, Albert Bigelow. Mark Twain, A Biography: The Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Source).
“This means that despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you, as deeply as they’ve met themselves.
This is the heart of clarity.”
“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, “A Poet’s Advice to Students” in E. E. Cummings: A Miscellany (1958), edited by George James Firmage, p. 13 (Source).
“But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr., I’ve Been to the Mountaintop, his final speech