Albert Camus: Nobody realises that some people expend tremendous amounts of energy merely to be normal.

Fritz Saxl: Surely it must be possible to find that out.

Vincent Van Gogh: For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

Yoko Ono: You may think I'm small, but I have a universe in my head.

Pearl S. Buck: The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.

Fernando Sabino: In the end, everything will be okay. If it's not okay, it's not yet the end.

Neil: I wish I was Magnus Magnusson.

Aristotle: Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.

Anatole France: Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

Homer, The Iliad: everything is more beautiful because we are doomed.

Agatha Christie: I like living. 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.

Somebody's Dad: if it was up your nose you'd know where it was.

Thomas Mann: A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

George Eliot: It is never too late to be what you might have been.

Spanish Proverb: Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.

Howard Moon (Julian) [on having a girlfriend]: We'll be going to poetry evenings every night ... We'll be wrestling with the heavyweight intellectual issues of the day into the small hours...

Vince Noir (Noel): That sounds dreadful. I like thick girls. Girls who like bright colours, dancing, soft fabrics.

Howard: Don't you want an equal?

Vince: Yeah!

Henri le Chat Noir [on Halloween]: None of these costumes are truly scary. No-one ever dresses as crippling self-doubt.

Isobel Thrilling: I don’t just want your heart. I want your flesh, your skin and blood and bones, your voice, your thoughts, your pulse and most of all your fingerprints, everywhere.

Alain de Botton: There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.

Vincent van Gogh: Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.

Michel Platini: Soccer games consist of mistakes; therefore a perfect game ends 0:0.

John Rogers, Tabletop: The key to storytelling is three questions: What do they want? Why do they want it? and Why do I give a shit?

TicTic, 10,000 BC: A good man draws a circle around himself and cares for those within. His woman, his children. Other men draw a larger circle and bring within their brothers and sisters. But some men have a great destiny. They must draw around themselves a circle that includes many, many more.

Johnny Depp: If you love two people at the same time, choose the second. Because if you really loved the first one, you wouldn't have fallen for the second.

Anthony Storr: It is only when we no longer compulsively need someone that we can have a real relationship with them.

Philip k. Dick: I’m not much, but I’m all i have.

Betty White: Why do people say “grow some balls?” Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.

Elbert Hubbard: A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.

Bertrand Russell: I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

Albert Camus: Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.

Maddishly, tumblr: Mosaics are made from broken pieces but they’re still works of art and so are you.

Henri le Chat Noir: I try to tell the doctor about my depressive state, and my growing disillusionment with the world. But he just checks for gunk in my ears.

Charles Bukowski: Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata: You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Old Man The Time Keeper: Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.

David Lynch: I hate slick and pretty things. I prefer mistakes and accidents. Which is why I like things like cuts and bruises - they’re like little flowers.

Tyler Knott Gregson: I know without doubt that this is not the first life that I have loved you.

Miyazaki Hayao: The place where pure water is running in the depths of the forest in the deep mountains, where no human has ever set foot -- the Japanese have long held such a place in their heart.

Basho: For a person who has the poetic spirit, everything he sees becomes a flower, and everything he imagines turns into a moon.

Emily Brontë: Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.

Guy de Maupassant: Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist.

Irving Stone: Art is a staple. Like bread or wine or a warm coat in winter. Those who think it is a luxury only have a fragment of a mind. Man's spirit grows hungry for art in the same way his stomach growls for food.

@somelightcrying: I think our best ideas are the ones that barely feel like they’re ours.

Hector, The History Boys: The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - that you’d thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you’ve never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it’s as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.

Charles Bukowski: Beauty is nothing, beauty won’t stay. You don’t know how lucky you are to be ugly, because if people like you, you know it’s for something else.

Albert Einstein: If you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.

Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston: Through indiscriminate suffering men know fear and fear is the most divine emotion. It is the stones for altars and the beginning of wisdom. Half gods are worshiped in wine and flowers. Real gods require blood.

Jang Dongwoo (Infinite): Yesterday is only today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream. let's do our best!

Mary Anne Radmacher: Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying “I will try again tomorrow”.

Hamza Yusuf: Perhaps a sin that humbles you is better than a good deed that makes you arrogant.

Carl Jung: No tree, it is said, can grow to Heaven unless its roots reach down to Hell.

Arabic Proverb: Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than silence.

Eleanor Roosevelt: A woman is like a tea bag - you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

Gabriel Białowieża (translated from French): For what is the ultimate luxury? This is not an expensive car, a Vuitton bag or necklace with diamonds all over South Africa. The real luxury is to be able to do / wear / eat / live as we wished. For me luxury is to make my life my own legend. And the scent is like the olfactory trace of my wyrd. More than a garment or accessory, it's a part of me, an expression of me, of my own magic.

Magdalena Andropov-Thorburn : Be as weird, imaginative, and eccentric as you can be. There are plenty of fish in the pond. Some of them may hate you, some of them may love you, but none of them are like you. Being different is the best part.

Jean Luc Gohard: As long as you’re alive, you’ll be with yourself. People die, relationships fall apart, but you will always be with you. Make yourself the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, because the only thing guaranteed is that you will.

mar 29 2014 ∞
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