Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on, I’ll be mad. Rumi
"Hope is the dream of a soul awake" - French Proverb
"Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew.” - Apollinaire
"Regrets are a waste of time. They're the past crippling you in the present" - Under the Tuscan Sun
"Everything you done to me already done to you." - The Color Purple
"Love, it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you. It will set you free." - Mumford and Sons
"Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself." - Rumi
"Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of another’s opinion drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." Steve Jobs
"Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it?" - Grey's Anatomy
“I may still not know what I want to be when I grow up, but I do know that someday I want to live in a house filled with my books and travel souvenirs. And the walls that aren’t covered in bookshelves will be covered with photos of my family and friends. When I leave the house I will be going to a job I love, and I’ll return to a person I love. So, that’s the dream I’m working on.” - Amber Morley
"Kitty looked into his face, which was so close to her own, and long afterwards – for several years after – that look, full of love, to which he made no response, cut her to the heart with an agony of shame." - Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
"Language, by implication, misleads us, tells us nothing of the heart, which has no language."
"This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." -Winston Churchill
"Learning to speak another's language means taking one's place in the human community. It means reaching out to others across cultural and linguistic boundaries. Language is far more than a system to be explained. It is our most important link to the world around us. Language is culture in motion. It is people interacting with people."
The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you; they are unique manifestations of the human spirit."
"I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul." - Invictus
"Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once" - Lillian Dickson
"Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it." - Bill Cosby
"...each affects the other and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom
"If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company" - Jean Paul Sartre
"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill." - Barbara Tuchman
"Where they have burned books, they will, in the end, burn people, too." -Heinrich Hein, Almansor, in reference to the burning of the Quaran during the Spanish Inquisition. (written in 1821 - 112 years before the infamous Nazi book burning in Berlin)
"I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone." - St. Francis of Assisi
"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance." - Japanese Proverb
"A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools" - Spanish Proverb
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
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