• If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you.

-Paul Newman

  • "Sometimes you've got to go to the wrong place just to show that you're not afraid to go there."

-Leonardo DiCaprio

  • “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”

—Henry David Thoreau

  • “My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best as I can.”

—Cary Grant

  • “What am I supposed to do when the best part of me was always you?”

—The Script

  • “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.”

—Anna Freud

  • “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”

—Mark Twain

  • “No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally worth reading at the age of fifty.”

—C.S. Lewis

  • “Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.”

—Deepak Chopra

  • “I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”

—Martha Washington

  • “When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that’s when I think life is over.”

— Audrey Hepburn

  • “Somethings are more precious because they don’t last.”

—Dorian Gray

  • “I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.”

—Marilyn Monroe

  • “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger at the broken places.”

—Ernest Hemingway

  • “You can’t rewrite history, or leave bits of it out just because it suits you.”

—Slam, Nick Hornby

  • “Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.”

—C.S Lewis

  • “You will always have some excuse to not live your life.”

—Chuck Palahniuk (Haunted)

  • “Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed up. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.”

—Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven

  • “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

—Elie Wiesel.

  • “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”

—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • “The only thing left to do is forgive and forget. So I want to forgive you and I want to forget you.”

-Lauren Conrad

  • “We’re meant to lose the people we love. How else would we know how important they are to us?”

—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  • “Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.”

—Herman Hesse

  • “Part of being an adult is treating women like women.”

-Jon Hamm

  • “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”

—Kurt Cobain

  • “Rather be dead than cool.”

—Kurt Cobain

  • “The reason death sticks so closely to life isn’t biological necessity- it’s envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is just a passing shadow of a cloud.”

—Yann Martel, LIFE OF PI

  • “Where’s the glory in repeating what others have done?”

—Rich Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief)

  • “Forbidden to remember, terrified to forget. It was a hard line to walk”

— Bella Swan, New moon

  • "For of all the sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these: It might have been."

-John Greenleaf Whittier

  • “I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.”

—Audrey Hepburn

  • “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all. From now on you’ll be traveling the road between who you think you are and who you can be. The key is to allow yourself to make the journey.”

—Edward Renaldi (Mia’s father), The Princess Diaries

  • “Most days of the year are unremarkable. They begin, and they end, with no lasting memories made in between. Most days have no impact on the course of a life.”

—(500) Days of Summer

  • “I was kidnapped by literature at a young age and never wanted to be ransomed.”

—Margaret Atwood

  • “A dream is something that fills up the emptiness inside; the one thing that you know if it came true, all of the hurt would go away.”


  • "If you care about what other people thing, you will always be their prisoner."

-James Frey

  • "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

- Abraham Lincoln

  • “You must write every single day of your life. You must lurk in libraries to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. May you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”

—Ray Bradbury

  • “To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.”

—Anatole France

  • “If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten”

-George Carlin

  • “If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others.”

—François de La Rochefoucauld

  • "Fairy tales do not tell children that Dragons exist. Children already know this. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed."

-G K Chesterton

  • "There are worse things than being alone but it often takes decades to realize this and most often when you do it's too late and there's nothing worse than too late."

-Charles Bukowski

  • “The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn.”

-David Russell

  • “I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.”

-Coco Chanel

  • "Life's what happens when you're busy making other plans"

-John Lennon

  • “Every woman is a rebel, and usually in wild revolt against herself.”

—Oscar Wilde

  • “always be kind, for everyone is fighting a battle.”

— Plato

  • “I am not going to sit on my ass as the events that affect me unfold to determine the course of my life. I’m going to take a stand. I’m going to defend it. Right or wrong, I’m going to defend it."

-Cameron, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

  • “I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow."

-Woodrow Wilson

  • “I don’t believe in heaven and hell. I don’t know if I believe in God. All I know is that as an individual, I won’t allow this life — the only thing I know to exist — to be wasted.”

-George Clooney

  • "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe."

— Albert Einstein

  • “Destiny is for losers. It’s just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen.”

—Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl)

  • "Maybe all this seems funny, or trivial, but it’s really not. It’s about what girls want to be, what they’re told they should be, and how they feel about who they are. I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking Chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons. Let them never be Stupid Girls. Rant over."

—J.K. Rowling

  • "Map out your life, but do it in pencil."

-Jon Bon Jovi

"As a rule of thumb I say, if Socrates, Jesus and Tolstoy wouldn't do it, don't." — John Champlin Gardner Jr.

  • “When we were five, they asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Our answers were things like astronaut, president, or in my case, a princess. When we were ten, they asked again. We answered rock star, cowboy, or in my case, gold medalist. But now that we’ve grown up, they want a serious answer. Well, how about this: who the hell knows? This isn’t the time to make hard and fast decisions, this is the time to make mistakes. Take the wrong train and get stuck somewhere. Fall in love… a lot. Major in philosophy, cause there’s no way to make a career out of that. Change your mind and change it again, because nothing’s permanent. So make as many mistakes as you can. That way, someday, when they ask again what we want to be, we won’t have to guess. We’ll know.”

—Jessica - Eclipse

  • “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 a life around.”

—Leo Buscaglia

  • “The weak are the most treacherous of us all. They come to the strong and drain them. They are bottomless. They are insatiable. They are always parched and always bitter. They are everyone’s concern and like vampires they suck out life’s blood.”

—Bette Davis

  • “Maybe there are no right moments, right guys, right answers, maybe sometimes you just have to say what’s in your heart.”

—Sex and the city

  • “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”


  • "The world is a book and those who don't travel, read only one page."


  • "You know what luck is? Luck is believing you’re lucky, that’s all.”

- Stanley Kowalski

  • “We’re not born with unlimited choices. We can’t be anything we want to be. We come into this world with a specific, personal destiny.”

— Steven Pressfield

  • "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow'"

-Mary Anne Radmacher

  • "Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves, and of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys, they'd just walk around naked at all times."

-Betsey Johnson

  • “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.”

—Louis L’Amour

  • “Try to learn to breathe deeply; really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell.”

—William Saroyan’s advice to young writers

  • “Dear Diary, Today I’ve convinced myself it’s ok to give up. Don’t take risks. Stick with the status quo, no drama, now is just, not the time. But my reasons aren’t reasons they’re excuses. All I’m doing is hiding from the truth, and the truth is that I’m scared Stefan. I’m scared that if I let myself be happy for even one moment, that the world is going to come crashing down and I don’t know if I can survive that.”

—Elena Gilbert (Vampire Diaries)

  • “I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when I will give my heart.”


  • “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

—Benjamin Franklin

  • “The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”

—Tuesdays With Morrie - Mitch Albom

  • “I became insane, with long intervals of HORRIBLE sanity.”

—Edgar A. Poe

  • "Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it."

-Albus Dumbeldore

  • “Life only really has one beginning and one end, and the rest is just a whole lot of middle”

—William Schuester - Glee Episode 22 “Journey”

  • “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”


  • “Don’t be embarassed by who you are. They’re going to judge you no matter what you do.”

—Melina Kanakaredes

  • “You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.”

—Marilyn Monroe

  • “confidence is sexier than any amount of surgery, lingerie or make up…”

—(via dailystendhalnitesaudade)

  • “Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it… . It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.”

—Erica Jong, from How to Save Your Own Life

  • “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.”

—Gilda Radner

  • “There is a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy. Her heart.”

—Melanie Griffith

  • “It’s better to have nobody, than to have someone who is half there, or doesn’t want to be there.”

-Angelina Jolie

  • “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

—Mark Twain

  • “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.”

—Dr. Seuss

  • “We can not do great things. We can only do little things with great love.”

—Mother Teresa

  • “In three words I can sum up everything I`ve learned about life: it goes on.”

—Robert Frost

  • “I must endure the presence of two or three caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.”

—The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint Exupery

  • “Why do you look so sad and forsaken…don’t you know when one door is closed another is opened?”

— Bob Marley

  • “It’s difficult to ever go back to the same places or people. You turn away, even for a moment, and when you turn back around, everythings changed.”

—Gabrielle Zevin

  • “When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep walking.”

—Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City)

  • “Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.”

—Felix Frankfurter

  • “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”

-Will Smith

  • “We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.”

—Paul Coelho

  • “After all, we’re only human. Always fighting what we’re feeling, hurt instead of healing.”

—Jon McLaughlin

  • “Scars remind us where we’ve been. They don’t have to dictate where we’re going.”

—Agent David Rossi (Criminal Minds, Season 5, Episode 10: The Slave of Duty)

  • “It was an accident, although I’ve been involved in some kind of theatrical function or other since I was a child–in school, music, athletics. To me, acting is the most logical way for people’s neuroses to manifest themselves, in this great need we all have to express ourselves. To my way of thinking, an actor’s course is set even before he’s out of the cradle.”

—James Dean

  • “Money is completely boring to me. It means nothing, except it feeds my art. Every penny I make goes back into the Haus of GaGa. My Haus of GaGa is something like Andy Warhol’s Factory.”

—Lady Gaga

  • “The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them; there ought to be as many for love.”

—Max Ehrmann

  • “As we grow older together, As we continue to change with age, There is one thing that will never change… I will always keep falling in love with you.”

—Karen Clodfelder

  • “I think life, no matter what, will always be painful. But I think… whenever we laugh in the face of it, whenever we smile, that’s when we win. And then you collect all your litte victories and build yourself over again until you’re finally someone you want to be.”

—Cities of Love

  • “Somewhere, someone is looking for exactly what you have to offer.”

—Louise Hay

  • “Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself; I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”

—Groucho Marx

  • "Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."


  • "Memories are meant to fade. They’re designed that way for a reason."


  • "I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination."


  • “The joy of life comes from our own encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”

—Jon Krakauer, Into The Wild

  • “I think plus size is great, I’d rather be a plus than a negative. Plus means more, there’s more of me to love. I don’t know why people think it’s negative, because I don’t. Look “plus” up in the dictionary and tell me where is the sadness or negativity.”

—Toccara Jones

  • “Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.”


  • "Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them"

-Leo Tolstoy

  • "Our fingerprints never fade from the lives we touch."


  • “Maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.”

—Chuck Palahniuk

  • “If you want to be happy, be.”

—Leo Tolstoy

  • “I loved you like you loved me,Like something pure and holy

Like something that can never be replaced” —Selena Gomez - The way you loved me.

  • “Come down to my room

I was thinking about you and I made a pass at myself” —My Room by Leonard Cohen

  • “It didn’t matter in the end how old they had been, or that they were girls, but only that we had loved them, and that they hadn’t heard us calling, still do not hear us, up here in the tree house with our thinning hair and soft bellies, calling them out of those rooms where they went to be alone for all time, alone in suicide, which is deeper than death, and where we will never find the pieces to put them back together.”

—The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

  • “If there is no love in the world, we will make a new world, and we will give it walls, and we will furnish it with soft, red interiors, from the inside out, and give it a knocker that resonates like a diamond falling to a jeweler’s felt so that we should never hear it. Love me, because love doesn’t exist, and I have tried everything that does.”

—Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer

  • “If I could erase the pain

And maybe you’d feel the same I’d do it all for you I would” —Guns & Horses - Ellie Goulding

  • “The first human being who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.”

—Sigmund Freud

  • “Master, do you consider yourself a man or a god?” The Buddha smiled and said, “Neither. I am just one who has woken up while the rest of you are still sleeping.”

—Aravind Adiga (The White Tiger)

  • “Bunkum and tummyrot! You’ll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that. Would Columbus have discovered America if he’d said ‘What if I sink on the way over? What if I meet pirates? What if I never come back?’ He wouldn’t even have started.”

—Willy Wonka (Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator)

  • “Real people change, fake people don’t”

-E’Jaaz Collins

  • “She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know”

—Marilyn Monroe

  • “Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.”

—Henry Rollins

  • “Some people never say the words ‘I love you’. It’s not their style to be so bold. Some people never say those words: ‘I love you’ But, like a child, they’re longing to be told”

—Paul Simon

  • “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”

—Siddhārtha Gautama

  • “And I found out that being by myself and spending time with myself are two totally different things!”

—Jarrett Roseborough

  • “I just love it so much. When I get passionate I’ll give you everything until I collapse. That’s not in any ‘look at me, I’m a saint’ kind of way. It’s very selfish in a way. I’m doing this really awesome exploration and it’s like a drug, because I completely disappear.”

—Ellen Page

  • “If you go home with somebody, and they don’t have books, don’t fuck ‘em!”

—John Waters

  • “The best way to get over a woman, is to turn her into literature.”

—Henry Miller

  • “It takes a long time to become young.”

—Pablo Picasso

  • “Try to realize it’s all within yourself, no one else can make you change. And to see you’re really only very small and life flows on within you and without you.”

—George Harrison

  • “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

—Albert Einstein

  • “It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily.”

-Martin Scorsese

  • “The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.”

— Virginia Woolf

  • “Weight isn’t important the way the magazines make you think it is. I know a girl who just looks at her face in the medicine cabinet mirror & never looks below her shoulders, & she’s four or five hundred pounds but she doesn’t see all that, she just sees a beautiful face & therefore she thinks she’s a beauty. & therefore I think she’s a beauty, too, because I usually accept people on the basis of their self-images, because their self-images have more to do with the way they think than their objective-images do. Maybe she’s six hundred pounds, who knows. If she doesn’t care, I don’t.”

-Andy Warhol

  • "Too many of us feel that we have to be perfect, in order to be loved."

-Crystal Renn

  • “I thought equality was non-negotiable.”

—Lady Gaga

  • “when I say I wanna stay young, I don’t mean fuck drugs, sex and rock ‘n’ roll. I mean I wanna experience it all with my eyes wide open and always define my own innocence.”

—Samantha Phillips

  • “He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.”

—Elbert Hubbard

  • “Memories are what warm you up from the inside. But they’re also what tear you apart.”

—Haruki Murakami

  • “Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.”

—Henry Emerson Fosdick

  • “The most important thing is to enjoy your life- to be happy -that’s all that matters.”

— Audrey Hepburn

  • “If you are not honorable enough to fight without prejudice, go home.”

—Lady Gaga

  • “Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.”

—Salvador Dali

  • “It matters not what a person is born, but who they choose to be.”

—J.K. Rowling

  • “…there are two types of people in the world: those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone.”

— Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

  • “Chance is the first step you take, luck is what comes afterward.”

—Amy Tan

  • "Nothing happens unless first we dream."

-Carl Sandburg

  • "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once."

- Albert Einstein

  • "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

  • “I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness.”

—Dalai Lama

  • “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

—William Arthur Ward

  • “If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?"

-Vince Lombardi

  • “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.”

— Buddha

  • “I live in a world of fantasy so keep your reality away from me"

-Itzah C. Kret

  • “I realize that most of us live on the skin - on the surface - without appreciating just how wonderful it is simply to be alive at all.”

—Audrey Hepburn

  • “What you feel only matters to you. It’s what you do to the people you say you love, that’s what matters.”

—Tom Wilkinson

  • “Paris is a beautiful city, and there’s such a nice emphasis on lifestyle — people aren’t obsessed with just work, they make time to have a life, enjoy great meals, etc. And I love the parks, and seeing the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night.”

-Sofia Coppola”

  • "Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • “My favorite thing about dressing is when you put something on and everything changes. The way you walk, your mannerisms, the way you look at people. I feel like my whole persona changes, depending on my outfit.”

-Dita Von Tesse

  • “The reason we all like to think so well of others is that we are all afraid of ourselves. The basis of optimism is sheer terror”

—Oscar Wilde

  • “Judging people you don’t know for things you don’t understand is just really stupid.”

—Ellen Page

  • “The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”

—W. M. Lewis

  • “They say drugs are not the answer, but really, what is the question?”

—Janet Fitch, Paint It Black

  • “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

—C.S. Lewis

  • “Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value.”

—Albert Einstein

  • “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”

—Friedrich Nietzsche

  • “When things go wrong, you’ll find they usually go on getting worse for some time; but when things once start going right they often go on getting better and better.”

-C.S. Lewis | The Chronicles of Narnia

  • “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

  • “It is commonly thought that everything that is can be put into words.”

—Agnes Martin

  • “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like ‘What about lunch?”

—Winnie the Pooh

  • “You’ll never find the right person, if you never let go of the wrong one.”


  • “I believe that no matter how many mistakes we’ve made; how badly we’ve really,really screwed up; how old, worn out, or dejected we’ve become; as long as there is true, steadfast ambition, all of us have an opportunity for greatness.”

—Dave Pelzer - Moving Forward

  • “For you see, each day I love you more

Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow” —Rosemonde Gerard

  • “Don’t do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul. When you go to work, work your ass off. When you hate someone, hate them until it hurts.”

—Henry Rollins

  • “I think it’s interesting the two drugs that are legal - alcohol and cigarettes, two drugs that do absolutely nothing for you at all - are legal, and the drugs that might open your mind up to realise how you’re being fucked every day of your life? Those drugs are against the law. Coincidence? See, I’m glad mushrooms are against the law, cos I took ‘em one time, you know what happened to me? I laid in a field of green grass for four hours, going, ‘My God, I love everything.’ Yeah, now if that isn’t a hazard to our countries…How are we gonna justify arms dealing if we know we’re all one?”

—Bill Hicks

  • “Hey, girls, you’re beautiful. Don’t look at those stupid magazines with sticklike models. Eat healthy and exercise. That’s all. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re not good enough. You’re good enough, you are too good. Love your family with all your heart and listen to it. You are gorgeous, whether you’re a size 4 or 14. It doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside, as long as you’re a good person, as long as you respect others. I know it’s been told hundreds of times before, but it’s true. Hey, girls, you are beautiful.”

-Gerard Way

  • "The truth is, everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for."


  • "Speak softly, and carry a big stick."


  • "Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."


  • "Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness."


  • "A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain."


  • "People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges."


  • "Everyone feels that void. Everyone who has the balls to look inside themselves, anyway. It’s what life’s all about.. a search."


  • "Today is your big moment. Moments, really. The life you’ve been waiting for is happening all around you. The scene unfolding right outside your window is worth more than the most beautiful painting, and the crackers and peanut butter that you’re having for lunch on the coffee table are as profound, in their own way, as the Last Supper. This is it. This is life in all its glory, swirling and unfolding around us, disguised as pedantic, pedestrian non-events. But pull off the mask and you will find your life, waiting to be made, chosen, woven, crafted."


  • "The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."


  • "Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories."


  • "You can’t stop people from talking about you, but you can stop giving them something to talk about."


  • "I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you."


  • "You pile up enough tomorrows and you’ll find you’re left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays. I don’t know about you but I’d like to make today worth remembering.


  • "Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains two descriptions: might have, and should have."


  • "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."


  • "People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost."


  • "I’ve learned a lot this year.. I learned that things don’t always turn our the way you planned, or the way you think they should. And I’ve learned that there are things that go wrong that don’t always get fixed or get put back together the way they were before. I’ve learned that some broken things stay broken, and I’ve learned that you can get through bad times and keep looking for better ones, as long as you have people who love you."


  • "Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion."


  • "Everyone has their weak spot. The one thing that, despite your best efforts, will always bring you to your knees, regardless of how strong you are otherwise."


  • "Most of our life is a series of images. They pass us by like towns on the highway. But sometimes, a moment stuns us as it happens. And we know that this instant is more than a fleeting image. We know that this moment… every part of it… will live on forever."


  • “Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.”

-Frank Lloyd Wright

  • "That’s what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we’ve changed because of it, and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way is winning."


  • "Art gives us the illusion of liberation from the sordid business of being."


  • "The world is a dangerous place. Not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."


  • "Sometimes it’s the fight that makes a thing worth having."


  • "If there is no struggle, there is no progress."


  • "I embrace the messiness of life. I find it so beautiful, actually."


  • “It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago-she outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them. She is always a novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time.”

-Mark Twain, Life On The Mississippi

  • “So I’m going out there. And I’m going to do the best I can. People are going to get in my way. Things are going to bring me down. But I’m going to keep going. I’m going to reach as far as I can, for every thing I’ve ever wanted. And I’m not giving up. Because that’s what you do when your dreams are more important than your fears. You go out there and ignore the odds. You focus on one thing- that your dreams come true.”

—K. Boulden

  • “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”

—Henry David Thoreau

  • “I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.”

-Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • “However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?”


  • “Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

—Mitch Albom

  • “No man dies for what he knows to be true. Men die for what they want to be true, for what some terror in their hears tells them is not.”

—Oscar Wilde

  • “If I ran a school, I’d give the average grade to the ones who gave me all the right answers, for being good parrots. I’d give the top grades to those who made a lot of mistakes and told me about them, and then told me what they learned from them.”

—R. Buckminster Fuller

  • “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

—Ernest Hemingway

  • “Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they have all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.”

—Neil Gaiman

  • “It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”

—Oscar Wilde

  • “Don’t let anyone make you feel small.”

—LeAundra Jeffs

  • “I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.”

—John Steinbeck

  • “There is no perfection only life.”

—Milan Kundera

  • “You can’t measure the mutual affection of two human beings by the number of words they exchange.”

—Milan Kundera

  • “I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.”

—Jimi Hendrix

  • “A sword wields no strength unless the hand that holds it has courage.”

-Zelda Twilight Princess

  • “It takes two people to make a lie work: the person who tells it, and the one who believes it.”

—Jodi Picoult

  • “The educated do not share a common body of information, but a common state of mind.”

— Mason Cooley

  • “Education is what you get when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t.”

—Pete Seeger

  • “A person should not believe in an ism, he should believe in himself.”

-Ferris Bueller

  • "If you are going through hell keep going."

-Winston Churchill

  • “When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it - don’t back down and don’t give up - then you’re going to mystify a lot of folks.”

—Bob Dylan

  • “I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction.”

—Anthony Kiedis (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers)

  • “If you want sense, you’ll have to make it yourself.”

—The Phantom Tollbooth - By Norton Juster

  • “Should you fail to pilot your own ship, don’t be surprised at what inappropriate port you find yourself docked.”

—Tom Robbins

  • ”‘You spend your whole life stuck in the labrynth, thinking how you’ll escape one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.’”

-Looking for Alaska by John Green

  • “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

—Jim Rohn

  • “The saddest thing for a girl to do is to dumb herself down for a guy.”

-Emma Watson

  • “Some of the most comforting words in the universe are “me too.” That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle that you’re not alone, and that others have been down the same road.”

—(via timesgethard)

  • “Stop caring what other people think. How? Understand that this is your life, not theirs, and you’ll have no one to blame but yourself if things don’t work out the way you’d hoped…their opinion shouldn’t matter more than your own.”

—Stephanie Klein

  • “Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.”

—Susan Sontag

  • “It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.”

—Paul Gauguin

  • “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”

—Mark Twain

  • “The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.”

—James Crook

  • “I have my own idea of duty. Our duty is to feel what is great and love what is beautiful.”

—Monsieur Rodolphe Boulanger

  • “One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.”

—Victor Hugo

  • “The toughest sacrifices are the ones we don’t see coming, when we don’t have time to come up with a strategy to pick a side or to measure the potential loss. When that happens, when the battle chooses us and not the other way around, that’s when the sacrifice can turn out to be more than we can bear.”

—Meredith Grey, Greys Anatomy

  • “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”

—Mohandas Gandhi

“Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way.” —Al Franken

  • “‎I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have it.”

—Thomas Jefferson

  • “The most mysterious creature in the universe … women.”

—Batman - Justice League Unlimited

  • “What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.”

-Henry Ward Beecher

  • “We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. Only after we have lost everything are we free to do anything. Throw things out there and not be perfect and not have answers to anything and see if people understand.

-Angelina Jolie

  • “If you don’t watch it people will force you one way or the other into doing what they think you should do, or into just being mule-stubborn and doing the opposite just out of spite.”

-Ken Kessey, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest "Seven Social Sins: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, science without humanity, knowledge without character, politics without principle, worship without sacrifice." -Ghandi

  • "Everyone of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads—at least that’s where I imagine it—there’s a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in a while, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you’ll live forever in your own little private library."

-Haruki Murakami

  • “Be curious, not judgemental.”

-Walt Whitman

  • “From the time we’re born until we die, we’re kept busy with artificial stuff that isn’t important.”

—Tom Ford

  • “Regret isn’t good. Every decision one makes in life is made for a reason or another. Whenever something bad happens, I go, ‘This is happening for a reason’, or, ‘This is going to teach me something’.”

—Kate Winslet

  • “We all get lost once in a while, sometimes by choice, sometimes due to forces beyond our control. When we learn what it is our soul needs to learn, the path presents itself. Sometimes we see the way out but wander further and deeper despite ourselves; the fear, the anger or the sadness preventing us returning. Sometimes we prefer to be lost and wandering, sometimes it’s easier. Sometimes we find our own way out. But regardless, always, we are found.”

-Cecelia Ahern

  • “Memory is the diary we all carry with us.”

—Oscar Wilde

  • “I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.”

—Alice Roosevelt Longworth

  • “True love is an act of total surrender.”

—Paulo Coelho

  • “Holding hands, for example, is a way to remember how it feels to say nothing together.”

—Nicole Krauss

  • “I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.”

—Frida Kahlo

  • “Some things don’t last forever, but some things do. Like a good song, or a good book, or a good memory you can take out and unfold in your darkest times, pressing down on the corners and peering in close, hoping you still recognize the person you see there.”

—Sarah Dessen

  • “I love my body as it is. People in the industry have been telling me to lose weight for years but I like the way I look. I give credit to my mom for helping me feel good about my appearance – for making sure I never felt embarrassed about my body, because she was never worried about looking too big.”

—Christina Hendricks

  • “Having someone in your class call you fat, ugly, too tall and so on, you start to think all those things about yourself. And if you’re like me, those words are played on repeat inside your head. When I was at home, I felt loved and safe. My sisters were always a safe haven for me. I knew they would always play with me and make me feel like I was one of them. Now we have so many more social outlets, there are so many ways to be stalked and bullied. If social media is too much for you to handle then don’t have a Twitter or Facebook account, just be yourself. Be who you want to be.”

—Khloe Kardashian

  • “Women are skinny for other women. Men want something they can actually hold on to.”

—Garcelle Beauvais

  • “Whatever you are, be a good one.”

—Abraham Lincoln

  • “There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.”

—Harry Crews

  • “I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought, there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”

— Frida Kahlo

  • “Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be.”

—Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

  • “Time you enjoyed wasting was not wasted.”

—John Lennon

  • "Knowing others is wisdom, knowing your self is enlightenment."

-Lao Tzu

  • "It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves-in finding themselves."

-Andre Gide

  • There are songs that make us want to dance. Songs that make us want to sing along. But the best songs are the ones that bring you back to the moment you first heard them. And once again, break your heart.

-Gossip Girl episode: Happily ever after?

  • "But have hope and realize the world is only as beautiful as you let it be."

-Alycia Kay

  • “Make love, take love, but you should give love. And try to live love.”

—George Harrison

  • “I’m not a fancy person. I love small spaces. I like tiny cars. I don’t buy things, aside from music and books. I don’t get loads of attention and maybe it’s because I’m kind of boring. I don’t think I’m boring, but I have different interests. I don’t go out much, not because I’m hiding, but because I’m not a big drinker. I go out and have a good time. I go to concerts and stuff.”

-Ellen Page

  • “Eating is not a crime. It’s not a moral issue. It’s normal. It’s enjoyable. It just is.”

—Carrie Arnold

  • “But beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins. Intellect is in itself a mode of exaggeration, and destroys the harmony of any face.”

—Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

  • “This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper.”

—T.S. Eliot- The Hollow Men

  • “Obsessing over food and calories and numbers is more unhealthy than that kebab you ate on friday night.”

-Tits & Tattoos

  • “How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being?”

—Oscar Wilde

  • “The world is beautiful, but has a disease called man.”

—Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "The world is not the most pleasant place. Eventually your parents leave you and nobody is going to go out of their way to protect you unconditionally. You need to learn to stand up for yourself and what you believe and sometimes pardon my language, kick some ass."

-Queen Elizabeth II

  • “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.”

—Agatha Christie

  • “Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.”

—Daniel J. Boorstin

  • “You all have got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It only makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores.”

-Tina Fey

  • “My favorite thing about fashion is how it seeps into someone’s life almost inadvertently and changes their way of seeing the world. Fashion determines a person’s identity up to a point, and that is very powerful.”

—Estefina Cortez

  • “I’d like to thank people who read and think and people who have made me think and read and those who think while reading and read while thinking, but you shouldn’t read while driving because that’s a safety issue.”

—Libba Bray

  • “We all know fear. But passion makes us fearless.”

—Paulo Coelho

  • “Is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me.”

—J.K. Rowling

  • "Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else."

-Judy Garland

  • "Creating a cultural icon out of someone who goes 'I'm stupid, isn't it cute? makes me want to throw daggers. I want to say to them,'My grandma did not fight for what she fought for just so you can start telling women it's fun to be stupid. Saying that to young women, little girls, my daughters? It's not okay."

-Reese Witherspoon

  • Your soul is nourished by all your experiences. It gives you baggage

for the future and ammunition if you like." -Audrey Hepburn

  • "I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is so substitute

for paying attention." -Diane Sawyer

  • "Its better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness."

-Eleanor Roosevelt

  • "Independence is happiness."

-Susan B. Anthony

"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." -Abraham Lincoln

  • “Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.”

—Alexander Graham Bell

  • “You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends.”

—Joseph Conrad

  • "I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond."

-Mae West

  • "Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided."

-Mae West

  • “I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.”

—Bob Dylan

  • “I desire the things which will destroy me in the end.”

—Sylvia Plath

  • “Is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me.”

—J.K. Rowling

  • “I actually pray every day, but I don’t believe in God.”

— Harvey Fierstein

  • “Life’s full of choices; the good ones make our memories, but the bad ones make us who we are.”

—(via divinelytragic)

  • “A goal is a dream with a deadline.”

— Napoleon Hill

  • “When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them anyways.”

-Marilyn Monroe

  • "Happiness is a direction not a destination."


  • "where there is love, there is life."


  • "An eye for an eye, only makes the whole world blind."


  • "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."

-Lao Tzu

  • "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used to create them."

-Albert Einstein

  • "Happiness depends upon ourselves."


  • "I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."

—Bill Cosby

  • "What I find very attractive, what I find sexual, are people who are unapologetic for who they are and comfortable with themselves. And I think with those two things sexual energy does come out because you’re not hovering or censoring yourself, you’re just being who you are. And being who you are is a very attractive quality in a person."

—Katherine Moennig

  • “I drank to drown my pain, but the damned pain learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good behavior.”

—Frida Kahlo

  • “Girls get a lot of mixed messages—they are told, ‘Girl Power!’ and what does that mean? It means you wear a T-shirt that says, ‘Girl Power!’ but you call each other bitches. You make fun of a girl for being a virgin and you make fun of a girl for having sex. There’s no right place to be”

—Tina Fey

  • "The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."

-George Carlin

  • "I don’t believe in god. I don’t believe in an afterlife. I don’t believe in soul. I don’t believe in anything. I think it’s totally right for people to have their own beliefs if it makes them happy, but to me it’s a pretty preposterous idea."

-Joaquin Phoenix

  • "You can transmute love, muddle it, ignore it…but you can never pull it out of you."


  • "If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes."


  • "I don’t hate people, I just feel better when they aren’t around."


  • "You don’t need to give reasons for the things you do - you just have to do what you want. And sometimes the thing that seems messed up to everyone else is what’s right for you. You have to do it and not be ashamed for it."


  • "You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do."


  • "Actually, I think friendship and love are exactly the same thing."


  • "Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there."


  • "It seems to me the only thing that matters, the only thing that’s even real, is the here and now. And some stuff is important and some stuff isn’t, and I guess time is the only thing that can sort out which is which. That just means, the more we live in the present, the more we store up all the memories, good and bad, the more we have to hold onto once people, places, and things are gone. Because believe me, I speak from experience when I say things can change forever with, like, no warning. So no matter how much you love something or no matter how much you take it for granted, nothing lasts forever. So for now, all we can do is hang on and wait and see and hope…for the future."


  • "No matter how difficult the past, you can always begin again today."


  • "If you are kind people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; build anyway."


  • “I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that.”

—Lady Diana

  • "A hero is somebody who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom."


  • "That's you, drops of water and you're on top of the mountain of success. But one day you start sliding down the mountain and you think wait a minute; I'm a mountain top water drop. I don't belong in this valley, this river, this low dark ocean with all these drops of water. Then one day it gets hot and you slowly evaporate into air, way up, higher than any mountain top, all the way to the heavens. Then you understand that it was at your lowest that you were closest to God. Life's a journey that goes round and round and the end is closest to the beginning. So if it's change you need, relish the journey."

-Edward James Olmos

  • "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."


  • "We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are."


  • "Everything you can imagine is real."


  • "Come on, be extraordinary."


  • "Happiness is a form of courage."


  • "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined."


  • "You’ve gotta be original, because if you’re like someone else, what do they need you for?"


  • "Adventure is a state of mind and spirit."


  • "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone."


  • "Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got."


  • "Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."


  • "The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking."


  • "You don’t have a soul, you are a soul. You have a body."


  • "You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public."


  • "Lying is the same as alcoholism. Liars prevaricate even on their deathbeds."


  • "Youth without roaming is not youth. It’s just young."


  • "Loyalty is what we seek in friendship."


  • "In my whole life, no one has ever looked at me the way that you do. No one has ever, touched my face or brushed my hair out of my eyes like you do. And maybe this is really selfish but, it’s not just you I’m going to miss. It’s the way I feel when I’m with you that I’m going to miss even more."


  • "You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."


  • "Sometimes, truth isn’t good enough; sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded."


  • "Please don’t do what I say, because if you don’t love me it’s worthless anyway."


  • "Inside the heart of each and every one of us there is a longing to be understood by someone who really cares. When a person is understood, he or she can put up with almost anything in the world."


  • "The best way to waste your life, … is by taking notes. The easiest way to avoid living is to just watch. Look for the details. Report. Don’t participate."


  • "Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself."


  • "It is not the critic who counts: nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."


  • "Look, other bands, they want to make it about sex or pain, but you know, The Beatles, they had it all figured out, okay? “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” The first single. It’s effing brilliant, right?… That’s what everybody wants, Nicky. They don’t want a twenty-four-hour hump sesh, they don’t want to be married to you for a hundred years. They just want to hold your hand."


  • "You’re alive, act like it."


  • "If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us."


  • "Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money."


  • "You grow into everything you hate about yourself over time."


  • "What they teach you in school doesn’t prepare you for life. Textbooks don’t compare to living in the real world. Rock and roll teaches you how to live."


  • "Every girl is beautiful if they have the ability to believe in themselves."


  • "Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry."

—Jack Keroua

  • "Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got."

-Sophia Loren

  • “I enjoy humour more than anything, I don’t really sit around banging my head and crying all the time.”

—Joaquin Phoenix

  • “When you become satisfied, you stop fighting, and I like fighting. It means that I’m constantly progressing and evolving. I’m never satisfied, and hopefully, I never will be.”

—Joaquin Phoenix

  • “I just don’t think too much ahead of time. I just take things as they come.”

—Joaquin Phoenix

  • “Every new year people make resolutions to change aspects of themselves they believe are negative. A majority of people revert back to how they were before and feel like failures. This year I challenge you to a new resolution.I challenge you to just be yourself.”

-Aisha Elderwyn

  • “Life’s full of choices; the good ones make our memories, but the bad ones make us who we are.”

—(via divinelytragic)

  • “All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.”

—Mitch Albom

  • "To change one’s life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions."

—William James

  • “We are not chips of wood drifting down the stream of time. We have oars.”

-Garrison Keillor

  • "You cannot find peace by avoiding life"

-Virginia Woolf

  • "I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful."

-Natalie Portman

  • “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

-Maryanne Williamson

  • “Never love anybody who treats you like you’re ordinary.”

—Oscar Wilde

  • "Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do you start missing everybody."

-J.D. Salinger

  • “The only reality I can possibly know is the world as I perceive it at this moment. The only reality you can possibly know is the world as you see it at this moment. And the only certainty is that those perceived realities are different. There are as many “real worlds” as there are people!”

—Carl Rogers

  • “The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.”

—Benjamin Franklin

  • “When I was a child, my mother said to me, “if you become a soldier, you will become a general. If you become a mok, then you will end up as Pope.” Instead, I became a painter, and wound up as PIcasso.”

—Pablo Picasso

  • “Don’t care what people gonna think of you, do what you wanna do and seek just your happiness.”

-Katy Perry

  • “I want to seize fate by the throat.”

—Ludwig van Beethoven

  • “Drinking is an emotional thing. It joggles you out of everyday life, out of everything being the same. It yanks you out of your body and your mind and throws you against the wall. I have the feeling that drinking is a form of suicide where you’re allowed to return to life and begin all over the next day. It’s like killing yourself, and then you’re reborn. I guess I’ve lived about ten or fifteen thousand lives now.”

-Charles Bukowski

  • "Actual happiness looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamor of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand."

-Aldous Huxley

aug 21 2010 ∞
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