01 August 2010

Hello August; Auntie Treated Me Lunch Yesterday TuT!

Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
Louis E. Boone

Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown Chuck Palahniuk

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
- Dalai Lama

Sometimes the hardest things and the right things are the same. The Fray

Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can.
Nicholas Sparks

Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in the four C’s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage and constancy, and the greatest of these is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.” - Walt Disney

It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won’t go.
Bertrand Russell

How come no one told me all through history the loneliest people were the ones who always spoke the truth
- Kings of Convenience

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.
Mary Manin Morrissey

If we never did anything, we wouldn’t be anybody.
An Education

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Benjamin Disraeli

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Martin Luther King Jr.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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

If you believe in yourself and with a tiny bit of magic, all your dreams can come true.
Spongebob Squarepants

If you act like someone you’re not, pretty soon that’s who you become.
Vanessa Hudgens as Gabriella Montez (High School Musical 2)

You’re mad. Bonkers. Off your head. But I’ll tell you a secret - all the best people are.
Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.
Dennis Wholey

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.
Gail Sheehy

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.
Paulo Coelho

Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.
Cynthia Nelms

In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to dream. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
Michael Jackson

Now I don’t see anything evil in a desire to make money. But money is only a means to some end. If a man wants it for a personal purpose — to invest in his industry, to create, to study, to travel, to enjoy luxury — he’s completely moral. But the men who place money first go much beyond that. Personal luxury is a limited endeavor. What they want is ostentation: to show, to stun, to entertain, to impress others… At the price of their own self-respect. In the realm of greatest importance — the realm of values, of judgment, of spirit, of thought — they place others above self, in the exact manner which altruism demands. A truly selfish man cannot be affected by the approval of others. He doesn’t need it.
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

There’s some people in this world who you can just love and love and love no matter what.
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.
Oprah Winfrey

Remember: happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
Roy Goodman

I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.
Christopher Boone (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, Mark Haddon, 2003)

To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.

It’s not that he was ashamed, or even that he thought he was doing something wrong, because he knew that what he was doing was right, more right than anything he saw anyone do, and he knew that doing right often means feeling wrong, and if you find yourself feeling wrong, you’re probably doing right. But he also knew that there is an inflationary aspect to love, and that should his mother, or Rose, or any of those who loved him find out about each other, they would not be able to help but feel of lesser value. He knew that I love you also means I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else. He knew that it is, by love’s definition, impossible to love two people.
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

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