I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends would respect me. The others, they can do whatever the hell they please. -John Wayne
Until a person
takes responsibility for where he is, there is no basis for moving on.
The bad news is that the past was in your hands, but the good news is
that the future, my friend, is also in your hands. -Andy
Andrews, The Traveler's Gift
We lose friends,
we gain friends and along the road we find ourselves.
Draw a line. Live above it.
She once saw a game show where a man stood in a plexiglass box, and dollar bills swirled around him in a miniature tornado, and thought, Life is like that: you can keep whatever you can catch, but it's all whipping past your head so fast, and how were you supposed to tell which were the big bills and which were the small? How could one train for such an infuriatingly stupid challenge? How could anybody catch all the beauty in the present moment, when, after years of misery, there was suddenly a day when all the wonderfulness of life unexpectedly blew down from all directions at once? And how were you supposed to store joy, for the ugly days when the bleakness returns? -Cintra Wilson, Colors Insulting to Nature
afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark.
Professionals built the Titanic.
Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. -Eleanor Roosevelt
Losers aren't the people who don't win, losers are people who are so afraid of not winning, they don't even try. - Little Miss Sunshine
People aren't coloring books . You can't make them just how you want them. - Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
There was in the mountains, and perhaps in the world at large, a theory of compensation that held for everything given something else was immediately taken away . Well, you've got the smarts, even if your cousin did get the looks. Compliments, seductive as flowers, thorny with their opposites: Yes, you may be smart but you sure are ugly; You may look nice but you didn't get a brain. Compensation; balance in the universe. -Kim Edwards, Memory Keeper's Daughter
Tell me my dreams are unrealistic, and I'll tell you yours aren't big enough.
It's better not to want anything, that way if it goes away or doesn't happen.... it just doesn't matter. -Step Up
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. - Douglas Adams
fail at whatever they attempt because of an undecided heart. Should I?
Should I not? Go forward? Go back? Success requires the emotional balance
of a committed heart. When confronted with a challenge, the committed
heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an
Life is the
sum of all your choices.
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