“Don’t worry that children never listen to you.
Worry that they are always watching you.”
“Be kind. Remember every one you meet is fighting a battle—everybody’s lonesome.”
“We all go a little mad sometimes.”
~Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates in “Psycho”
“Never underestimate the power of denial.”
~From the movie “American Beauty”
“Life is too short to be pissed off all the time.”
from the movie American History X
There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
~F. Scott Fitzgerald
A wonderful realization will be the day you realize that you are unique in all the world. There is nothing that is an accident. You are a special combination for a purpose and don’t let them tell you otherwise, even if they tell you that purpose is an illusion. You are that combination so that you can do what is essential for you to do.
Don’t ever believe that you have nothing to contribute. The world is an incredible unfulfilled tapestry.
And only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours.
~Leo Buscaglia, psychologist, author
“Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be
the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us –
and those around us—more effectively. Look for the learning.”
The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late,
is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.
“If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt,
it means you never take any chances.”
~Julia Sorel, actress
“Beware the fury of a patient man.”
Hello babies, welcome to earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round, and wet, and crowded. At the outset babies, you’ve got about a 100 years here. There’s only one rule that I know of babies – Damn it, you’ve got to be kind. There’s only one rule: you’ve got to be kind.
~Kurt Vonnegut, from “God Bless you Mr. Rosewater”
Let’s diffuse one myth right now. Nobody “falls” in love. Nope, we see it right there in front of us. Though it’s just a puddle, we back up, take a running start and execute a triple-and-a-half gainer headfirst right into it. Admit it. You didn’t fall. You dove and got hurt. Otherwise you’d be suing the hell out of somebody.
“Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.”
~Philip K. Dick, author of such books as Minority Report and A Scanner Darkly
“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time.
Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
~Dr. M. Scott Peck
“Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.”
~Philip K. Dick
“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.”
~Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, meditation teacher, author, and researcher
“ ‘Hope’ is the feeling you have, that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.”
~author Jean Kerr
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.”
~Sir John Lubbock