Mom always liked to say that we hardly ever know the decisions we make that change our lives, mostly because they are little ones. You took this bus instead of that one and ended up meeting your soul mate, that kind of thing. But there was no doubt in my mind that this was one of those life-changing moments.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
Depression isn't a war you win. It's a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It's one bloody fray after another.
The only thing you have to do in this life is die," said Mrs. Pinsky..."everything else is a choice.
Don't confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It's ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!
having nothing to struggleagainstthey have nothing to strugglefor.
For a day, just for one day,Talk about that which disturbs no oneAnd bring some peace into yourBeautiful eyes.
It is a very natural human trait to destroy that which frightens us.
Real change is difficult at the beginning, but gorgeous at the end. Change begins the moment you get the courage and step outside your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.
How terribly sad it was that people are made in such a way that they get used to something as extraordinary as living.
Our lives are so important to us that we tend to think the story of them begins with our birth. First there was nothing, then I was born...Yet that is not so. Human lives are not pieces of string that can be separated out from a knot of others and laid out straight. Families are webs. Impossible to touch one part of it without setting the rest vibrating. Impossible to understand one part without having a sense of the whole. - Vida Winter
There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.
The irony of life is that those who wear masks often tell us more truths than those with open faces.
One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, "I love you", "I'm sorry", "I appreciate you", "I'm proud of you"...whatever you're feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it...cause a smile today for someone else...and give plenty of hugs.
I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It's awful. If I'm on my way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks me where I'm going, I'm liable to say I'm going to the opera. It's terrible.
That's how I know they are dreams. Because the simple and plain and everyday things are the ones that we can never have. (Cassia Reyes)
Strange, what being forced to slow down could do to a person.
It is a very funny thing that the sleepier you are, the longer you take about getting to bed.
Why didn't I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.
People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura oflife which bears no relation to true immortality but through which theycontinue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. Itis as though they were traveling abroad.
...I told him a story of two people. Two people who shouldn't have met, and who didn't like each other much when they did, but who found they were the only two people in the world who could possibly have understood each other.
I'd learned that some things are best kept secret.
Maybe everyone can live beyond what they're capable of.
The more you believed in yourself, the more you could trust yourself. The more you trust yourself, the less you compare yourself to others.
You don't read Gatsby, I said, to learn whether adultery is good or bad but to learn about how complicated issues such as adultery and fidelity and marriage are. A great novel heightens your senses and sensitivity to the complexities of life and of individuals, and prevents you from the self-righteousness that sees morality in fixed formulas about good and evil.
Not forever does the bulbul singIn balmy shades of bowers,Not forever lasts the springNor ever blossom the flowers.Not forever reigneth joy,Sets the sun on days of bliss,Friendships not forever last,They know not life, who know not this.
Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.
Associate with the noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty; but learn to be happy alone.
To live is to war with trolls.
We all know we're going to die; what's important is the kind of men and women we are in the face of this.
When you take control of your attitude, you take control of your life.
Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have.
You should read something else."Why would he have done that to him?"I don't know," she said.Do you ever feel like Job?"She smiled, a little twinkle in her eyes.Sometimes."But you haven't lost your faith?"No," I knew she hadn't, but I think I was losing mine.Is it because you think you might get better?"No," she said,"its because its the only thing I have left.
In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
What I am telling you, before you begin my story, is this -- two things: I crave truth. And I lie.
There are five people you meet in heaven. Each of us was in your life for a reason. You may not have known the reason at the time, and that is what heaven is for. For understanding your life on earth. This is the greatest gift God can give you: to understand what happened in your life. To have it explained. It is the peace you have been searching for.
All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Rise and rise again until lambs become lions
You've a good heart. Sometimes that's enough to see you safe wherever you go. But mostly, it's not.
Live the Life of Your DreamsWhen you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve.
Envy, after all, comes from wanting something that isn't yours. But grief comes from losing something you've already had.
I always felt like you had to be important to have enemies.
She just smiled, said that she loved books more than anything, and started telling him excitedly what each of the ones in her lap was about. And Ove realised that he wanted to hear her talking about the things she loved for the rest of his life.
I had forgotten how much light there is in the world, till you gave it back to me.
We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself.