Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. -Albert Camus
Everybody remembers the first time they were taught that part of the human race was other. That’s the trauma. It’s as though I told you that your left hand is not part of your body. -Toni Morrison
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth. -Patti Smith
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. Bertrand Russell
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. Janos Arany
“All that you touch
All that you Change
The only lasting truth
EARTHSEED:THE BOOKS OF LIVING”
— Octavia E. Butler (Parable of the Sower)
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”
— Walt Whitman
“People are never perfect, but love can be. . . . Loving makes love. Loving makes itself. We waste time looking for the perfect lover instead of creating the perfect love.” Still Life With Woodpecker-Tom Robbins
“The world is full of beauty, as other worlds above, and if we did our duty, it might be as full of love.” -Gerald Massey
“Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you’ve never been hurt and live like it’s heaven on Earth.” — Mark Twain
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
— Carl Gustav Jung
From Peaceful Warrior (film)
Dan Millman: Life has just three rules?
Socrates: And you already know them…
Dan Millman: Paradox, humor, and change.
Dan Millman: Life is a mystery. Don’t waste time trying to figure it out.
Dan Millman: Keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure.
Dan Millman: Know that nothing stays the same.