If you stay, I'll do whatever you want. I'll quit the band, go with you to New York. But if you need me to go away, I'll do that, too. I was talking to Liz and she said maybe coming back to your old life would be too painful, that maybe it'd be easier for you to erase us. And that would suck, but I'd do it. I can lose you like that if I don't lose you today. I'll let you go. If you stay.
How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.
To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.
Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Every single time you help somebody stand up you are helping humanity rise.
May all that have life be delivered from suffering
Maybe it was the alcohol, maybe it was the truth, maybe I didn't want things to turn abstract, but I felt I should say it, because this was the moment to say it, because it suddenly dawned on me that this was why I had come, to tell him 'You are the only person I'd like to say goodbye to when I die, because only then will this thing I call my life make any sense. And if I should hear that you died, my life as I know it, the me who is speaking with you now, will cease to exist.
I'm as cruel as life. As cruel as love.
I suppose it's not a social norm, and not a manly thing to do ' to feel, discuss feelings. So that's what I'm giving the finger to. Social norms and stuff'¦what good are social norms, really? I think all they do is project a limited and harmful image of people. It thus impedes a broader social acceptance of what someone, or a group of people, might actually be like.
A lot of the conflict you have in your life exists simply because you're not living in alignment; you're not be being true to yourself.
People aren't either wicked or noble. They're like chef's salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.
It's no good trying to get rid of your own aloneness. You've got to stick to it all your life. Only at times, at times, the gap will be filled in. At times! But you have to wait for the times. Accept your own aloneness and stick to it, all your life. And then accept the times when the gap is filled in, when they come. But they've got to come. You can't force them.
Keep GoingYour hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.
Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.
Life isn't worth living, unless it is lived for someone else.
I don't chase after anyone, If you wanna walk out of my life, then I'll hold the fucking door open for you.
Wake up, Shake up, Make up and Break up; life is all about moving like ant in search of sugar not sand.
Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
One does no question miracles, or complain that they are no constructed perfectly to one's liking.
I would not have you descend into your own dream. I would have you be a conscious citizen of this terrible and beautiful world.
I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Life may not be pretty but it's always beautiful. We may only see the ugliness on the surface. The shit that only the world chooses to notice. But, if we dig deep, if we get to the heart of life, where there's no pain or fear, where we can just be who we are and love freely without judgement, it's really beautiful.
Don't dwell on things. Don't stay in one place too long. It was the only way to stay ahead of sadness.
This is love, I think. A place where people who have been alone may lock together like hawks and spin in the air, dizzy with surprise at the connection. A place you go willingly, and with wonder
Sometimes bad things have to happen before good things can.
Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.
I'm not sure if there's one right place I'm supposed to be, he said, but I know a couple of wrong places I'd give a second try in a heartbeat.
Sometimes problems don't require a solution to solve them; instead they require maturity to outgrow them.
The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living.
Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.
Then, one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...you give them a piece of you. They don't ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore.
When we're connected to others, we become better people.
Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so?There's a support group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.
You are always a little bit wrong
Everyone is lonely, we have to remember that life is to be lived one day at a time. You cannot worry about the past or future. Happiness is in the now.
Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people's hands.
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
If you care about something enough, you'll find a way to make it happen.
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 have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Do more listening than talking; talk more about them than about you.
The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.
Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.
Don't blow off another's candle for it won't make yours shine brighter.
Do you ever wonder whether people would like you more or less if they could see inside you? But I always wonder about that. If people could see me the way I see myself'if they could live in my memories'would anyone, anyone, love me?