in quotes

“Who isn’t mad? That’s how you know you’re awake.”
“I’m not interested in changing your life. I’m interested in changing your mind.”

~ Fran Leibowitz

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart … Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” Ralph Waldo Emerson ♦ “No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.” William Gladstone ♦ “You can never get enough of what you don’t need to make you happy.” Eric Hoffer ♦ “Don’t reserve your best behavior for special occasions.” Lillian Eichler Watson ♦ “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso ♦ “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” E. B. White“It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.” James McNeill Whistler  ♦  “The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.” Ralp W. Sockman ♦ “Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out.”  Anton Chekhov  ♦  “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde  ♦  “You’ve got to start somewhere.”Unknown “Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged edges.” Herman Melville “Those  in power write the history, those who suffer write the songs.” Frank Harte “Hurrying has no blessing.” Kenyan proverb ♦  “God made man because he loves stories.” Yiddish proverb   As alluring as we can find the perpetual pursuit of little thoughts, the net result may only be to prevent us from forming the big ones.” Peggy Orenstein “Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.” F. Scott Fitzgerald “A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually.” Rita Mae Brown “Change starts with one person questioning, challenging, speaking up and doing something to make a difference.” Paul Kivel It’s a good thing to have all the props pulled out from under us occasionally. It gives us some sense of what is rock under our feet, and what is sand.” Madeleine L’Engle ♦  “You can’t base your life on other people’s expectations.” Stevie Wonder ♦ “There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.” Tennessee Williams “Yo, what up Bird?” Omar Little, The Wire ♦   “Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.”John Ruskin “If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?” Rumi Every time we choose safety, we reinforce fear.” Cheri Huber “Before eating, always take time to thank the food.” Arapaho Proverb“Virtue is an excellent thing and we should all strive for it, but it can sometimes be a little depressing.” Barbara Pym, Excellent Women ♦ “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” Spotted on a bumper sticker

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