“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
“Before I knew you, I thought brave was not being afraid. You’ve taught me that bravery is being terrified and doing it anyway.”
Laurell K. Hamilton
“… the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain.”
“Justice is about making them pay for other people’s pain. Revenge is making them pay for yours.”
“The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend.”
Henry David Thoreau
We are not now that strength which in the old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are,
One equal-temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Though much is taken, much abides.
That which we are, we are.”
Ulysses, by Lord Alfred Tennyson
"…to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.”
"…to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.”
“Follow your heart but take your brain with you.”
“I will take the sun in my mouth
and leap into the ripe air
with closed eyes
to dash against darkness”
“Joy is sometimes a blessing, but it is often a conquest. Our magic moment help us to change and sends us off in search of our dreams. Yes, we are going to suffer, we will have difficult times, and we will experience many disappointments — but all of this is transitory it leaves no permanent mark. And one day we will look back with pride and faith at the journey we have taken.”
“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.”
“Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person. ”
R. Buckminster Fuller
Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love,
Time is not.”
Henry van Dyke
“Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid.”