“Rhyme should be invisible and free verse should be sung.”
“Our greatest glory is, not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Oliver Goldsmith, 1760 or 1761
“Every one of us is one Google search away from a list of instructions, that if you follow any of them, it will change your life. But how do you get out of your head and stop thinking about what you need to do and actually do it?
…If you’re stuck, that’s the problem. The problem is you’re in your head, you’re thinking. That is the universal problem; and it all starts with this knowledge of what to do and then you hesitate and you think about whether or not you feel like doing it.”
-Mel Robbins, The Secret to Self-Motivation (9:54)
“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.”
-Lloyd Alexander, A Visit with Lloyd Alexander. 1994.
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you.
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
-Jane Goodall ❤
“And what about the child who is angry or mean? That is merely a layer of mud over gold. Children aren’t born that way. They’re golden at birth. I just have to wash off the mud. I know that they’re already filled with goodness.”
-Jennie Fitzkee, How to Teach a Child to Become a Superhero
“When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.”
-Probably Lolly Daskal
“Every single person goes through something in their lives. No one gets a free pass from grief or depression or just plain bad luck. We all suffer in some way. But we need to soldier on. Because that’s what life is: tunneling through the shit to find the gold.
“But sometimes we need help, we need someone to hand us the shovel. Please go to a qualified shovel specialist. There are people out there that can and will help. Know that there really are people who care.
“And to everyone else- remember- sometimes all that’s needed is a kind word. Sometimes telling someone that you are there is enough. Remind yourself that everyone else might not be as happy as you are. A little kindness goes a long way.”
Waking Up on the Wrong Side of 50: Everybody Matters
“We don’t get what we wish for, we get what we fight for. By ourselves. In spite of numerous obstacles.”
-Cristian Mihai, You’ve got to save yourself
“Why wait to get old and dream about the things you could have done, when you can start now and look back on the things you did.”