Quotes

Great quotes are like great friends. Depending on what we need, they are there to teach, console, delight, and inspire. For years, I have gathered quotes that resonate with me. The collection below are quotes that I’ve used to introduce my posts. Pull up a seat, make your favorite tea, get cozy and enjoy. Use the guide below to find what you’re seeking.

Pursuing Creativity
Kindness, Heart & Love
Finding Peace
On Being Brave
Life Lessons
Carrer Advice
Keeping Time
Positivity & Happiness
Dreams, Goals, Intentions
Seasons & Celebrations

Pursuing Creativity

“Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited
energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy,
the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.”
(Norman Podhoretz) 02.25.11

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels.
The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think
they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
(Apple Computer Inc. – Think Different12.12.10

“We are all cups, constantly & quietly being filled. The trick is,
knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.”
(Ray Bradbury) 11.18.10

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”
(Coco Chanel) 11.14.10

“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.”
(Tolkien) 09.26.10

“Do what you love and the necessary resources will follow.”
(Peter McWilliams) 09.08.10

“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”
(Frida Kahlo) 09.05.10

“Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning
of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.”
(Joseph Campbell) 08.31.10

“I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether
they are really there because they’re good or there because they’re lucky.”
(Katharine Hepburn) 08.17.10

“Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the
waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.”
(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) 08.12.10

“An artist paints, dances, draws, writes, designs, or acts at the expanding
edge of consciousness. We press into the unknown rather than the known.
This makes life lovely and lively.”
(Julia Cameron) 07.24.10

“Every person who knows how to read has it in their power to
magnify themselves, to multiply the ways in which they exist,
to make life full, significant, and interesting.”
(Aldous Huxley) 06.23.10

“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave
the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.”
(Alan Alda) 06.18.10

“When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work
takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity.”
(Linda Naiman) 05.26.10

“Every day is an opportunity to be creative – the canvas is your mind,
the brushes and colours are your thoughts and feelings, the panorama
is your story, the complete picture is a work of art called, ‘my life’.
Be careful what you put on the canvas of your mind today – it matters.”
(Innerspace) 05.17.10

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’
then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
(Vincent van Gogh) 05.02.10

“It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue,
and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and
paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look.
To affect the quality of the day: that is the highest of arts.”
(Henry David Thoreau) 04.20.10

“Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept
conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self.”
(Erich Fromm) 02.18.10

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky,
in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
(Coco Chanel) 12.23.09

“In every art beginners must start with models
of those who have practiced the same art before them.
And it is not only a matter of looking at
the drawings, paintings, musical compositions, and poems
that have been and are being created;
it is a matter of being drawn into the individual work of art,
of realizing that it has been made by a real human being,
and trying to discover the secret of its creation.”
(Ruth Whitman) 12.09.09

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
(Thoreau) 11.29.09

“The willingness to listen and act on your inspiration
is imperative if you’re going to live the life you desire.”
(Wayne Dyer) 09.25.09

“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously
give other people permission to do the same.”
(Marianne Williamson) 09.22.09

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Kindness, Heart & Love

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family:
Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”
(Jane Howard) 12.12.10

“We are most alive when we’re in love.”
(John Updike) 12.6.10

“When I say, “I love you,” it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you.
It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try.
I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you.
And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a hell of a woman.”
(Joss Whedon) 10.20.10

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
(Rumi) 10.04.10

“I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”
(Tennessee Williams) 09.14.10

“Love builds up the broken wall and straightens the crooked path.
Love keeps the stars in the firmament and imposes rhythm on the ocean tides.
Each of us is created of it and I suspect each of us was created for it.”
(Maya Angelou) 09.04.10

“To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere
without moving anything but your heart.”
(Phyllis Theroux) 08.19.10

“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have
truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.”
(Henry Drummond) 06.11.10

“Sometimes you have to let go, to stake your claim. Be still, to move forward.
Give, to receive. Cry, to feel the joy. Pretend, to make it real. Fake it,
before you make it. And sometimes, oddly enough, you must first decide
to feel their love, to find it was there all along.”
(Notes from the Universe02.17.10

“Love is love. All, everything that I understand,
I understand only because I love. Everything is,
everything exists, only because I love.”
(Leo Tolstoy) 02.14.10

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until
they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
(Anaïs Nin) 02.11.10

“The greatest gift you will ever learn
is just to love, and be loved in return.”
(Toulouse-Lautrec in Moulin Rouge02.04.10

“Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.”
01.14.10

“As you begin to understand the immense power and love you hold inside,
you will find an unending surge of joy, light and love
that will nourish and support you all the days of your life.”
(Susan Jeffers) 01.03.10

“No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads
to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots
in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work
that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.”
(Amelia Earhart) 11.20.09

“When we feel love and kindness toward others,
it not only makes others feel loved and cared for,
but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”
(Dalai Lama) 11.19.09

“To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere
without moving anything but your heart.”
(Phyllis Theroux) 10.29.09

“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware,
joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely, aware.”
(Henry Miller) 09.18.09

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Finding Peace

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass
under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur
of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky,
is by no means a waste of time.”
(J. Lubbock) 03.14.11

“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water.
Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup,
you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle,
you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
(Bruce Lee) 12.23.10

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment
is the only one you know you have for sure.”
(Oprah Winfrey) 12.8.10

“Stress is two forces moving in opposite directions. Sit still.”
(Buddhist Proverb) 11.6.10

“It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.”
(Paulo Coelho) 10.21.09

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
(Leonardo da Vinci) 10.13.09

“Life is frittered away by details. Simplify, simplify.”
(Thoreau) 09.29.10

“Serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace within the storm.”
(Unknown) 9.16.09

“The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.”
(Marcus Tullius Cicero) 09.01.10

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole
day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”
(Etty Hillesum) 08.28.10

“Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was
a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.”
(Zhuang Zi) 08.23.10

“The most important skill in staying calm is not to lose sleep over small issues.
The second most important skill is to be able to view all issues as small issues.”
(Paul Wilson) 07.13.10

“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness,
which unites your body to your thoughts.”
(Thich Nhat Hanh) 06.16.10

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On Being Brave

“Most fears cannot withstand the test of careful scrutiny
and analysis, when we expose our fears to the light
of thoughtful examination they usually just evaporate.”
(Jack Canfield) 03.1.11

“Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that?
We must have perseverance.”
(Marie Curie) 02.23.11

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”
(Oprah Winfrey) 11.21.10

“It is all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.”
(Mick Jagger) 10.25.10

“You may have a fresh start any time you choose, for this thing
we call “failure” is not in the falling down, but in the staying down.”
(Mary Pickford) 10.13.10

“The big question is whether you are going to
be able to say a hearty YES to your adventure.”
(Joseph Campbell) 09.24.10

“The most outrageous thing we can do in this
world is to accept what happens and fly with it.”
(Sakyong Mipham) 09.02.10

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have
only this moment sparkling like a star in our hand—and melting like a snowflake.”
(Marie Beynon Ray) 08.27.10

“Every memorable act in the history of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm.
Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives any challenge or any
occupation, no mater how frightening or difficult, a new meaning. Without enthusiasm
you are doomed to a life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles.”
(Og Mandino) 07.07.10

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark. In the hopeless swamp
of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all, do not let the hero in your soul perish
and leave only frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach.
The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.”
(Ayn Rand) 07.04.10

“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure,
to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting,
for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.”
(Alan Cohen) 02.23.10

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat,
known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the
depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of
life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.
Beautiful people do not just happen.”
(Elizabeth Kubler Ross) 02.15.10

“Stuff happens. We dance with it.
The better & happier you dance, the better you do.”
(Seth Godin) 02.02.10

“When you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
(Franklin D Roosevelt) 12.07.09

“When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that
first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that
one of two things will happen: There will be something solid for you
to stand upon, or, you will be taught how to fly.”
(Patrick Overton) 11.30.09

“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.”
(Henry David Thoreau) 11.14.09

“Almost everything—all external expectations, all pride,
all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away
in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid
the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked.
There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
(Steve Jobs) 11.04.09

“Take that first step. Bravely overcoming one
small fear gives you the courage to take on the next.”
(Daisaku Ikeda) 10.23.09

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
(Martin Luther King, Jr.) 10.07.09

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
(Anaïs Nin) 9.10.09

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Life Lessons

 

“Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.”
(Goethe) 01.3.11

“A huge connection exists between what you are
willing to receive and what you actually get.”
(Amanda Owen) 12.31.10

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity,
and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”
(Anthony Robbins) 12.20.10

“Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, ‘you owe me.’
Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.”
(Hafiz of Shiraz) 12.18.10

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may
look back and realize they were the big things.”
(Robert Brault) 10.18.1012.15.10

“Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know
which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say
whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.”
(Lucy Larcom) 10.09.10

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”
(Albert Einstein) 10.07.10

“Though we travel the world over to find the
beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
(Ralph Waldo Emerson) 09.19.10

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
(Mae West) 09.13.10

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
(Eleanor Roosevelt) 09.12.10

“A habit is a frozen interpretation from the past that is applied to the present.”
(Deepak Chopra) 09.07.10

“We are here to add what we can to life,
not to get what we can from life.”
(William Osler) 08.22.10

“Today you are You, that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
(Dr. Seuss) 08.18.10

“Whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.”
(Max Ehrmann) 03.23.10

“Luck is believing you’re lucky.”
(Tennessee Williams) 03.17.10

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and
responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”
(Anthony Robbins) 03.02.10

“Going around under an umbrella interferes with one’s looking up at the sky.”
(Jerzy Kosinski) 02.19.10

“Fear less, hope more
Eat less, chew more
Whine less, breathe more
Talk less, say more
Love more
and all good things will be yours.”
(Swedish Proverb) 12.31.10

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.”
(Hilaire Belloc) 12.3.10

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”
(John Dewey) 08.14.10

“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.”
(Dr. Wayne Dyer) 07.28.10

“When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.”
(Creighton Abrams) 11.24.09

“If there is any secret to this life I live, this is it:
the sound of what cannot be seen sings within everything that can
& there is nothing more to it than that.”
(Brian Andreas) 11.23.09

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces—
just good food from fresh ingredients.”
(Julia Child) 11.18.09

“The most fertile source of insight is hindsight.”
(Morris Kline) 11.16.09

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Career Advice

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is breaking your complex
overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks,
and then starting on the first one.”
(Mark Twain) 03.31.11

“Think not of yourself as the architect
of your career but as the sculptor.
Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering
and chiseling and scraping and polishing.”
(BC Forbes) 12.16.10

“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense
of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.”
(Anais Nin) 12.8.10

“Well behaved women rarely make history.”
(Laurel Thatcher Ulrich) 10.24.10

“Drive your business. Let not your business drive you.”
(Benjamin Franklin) 10.22.10

“Monitor, engage, and be transparent; these have
always been the keys to success in the digital space.”
(Dallas Lawrence) 08.02.10

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go
do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
(Howard Thurman) 07.10.10

“The supreme accomplishment is to
blur the line between work and play.”
(Arnold J. Toynbee) 11.05.09

“Don’t undertake a project unless it is
manifestly important and nearly impossible.”
(Edwin Land) 11.02.09

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Keeping Time

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have,
and only you can determine how it will be spent.”
(Carl Sandburg) 12.31.10

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
(Mahatma Gandhi) 09.03.10

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
(Sydney J. Harris) 08.29.10

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other
people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown
out 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) 08.16.10

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time.
You have exactly the same number of hours
per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur,
Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci,
Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
(H. Jackson Brown) 08.10.10

“Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.”
(Michelle Held) 07.31.10

“It is important from time to time to slow
down, to go away by yourself, and simply be.”
(Eileen Caddy) 07.21.10

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
(Anaïs Nin) 04.06.10

“We realize our dilemma goes deeper than shortage of time; it is basically a
problem of priorities. We confess, We have left undone those things that ought
to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.”
(Charles E. Hummel) 04.14.10

“Slow down and enjoy life.
It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast—
you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”
(Eddie Cantor) 02.05.10

“It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at
practice that counts it’s what you put into the practice.”
(Eric Lindros) 12.4.10

“Breathe. Let go.
And remind yourself that this very moment
is the only one you know you have for sure.”
(Oprah Winfrey) 01.08.10

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.”
(Cesare Pavese) 12.14.09

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Positivity & Happiness

“I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night
until Monday morning alone in my apartment.
That’s how I refuel.”
(Audrey Hepburn) 02.12.11

“See the positive side, the potential, and make an effort.”
(Dalai Lama) 12.1.10

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself,
‘I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.'”
(Groucho Marx) 11.11.10

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”
(Guillaume Apollinaire) 11.1.10

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
(Abraham Lincoln) 10.23.10

“When you follow your bliss…
Doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors;
and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.”
(Joseph Campbell) 10.10.10

“Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
(Buddha) 09.09.10

“Relaxation means releasing all concern and tension
and letting the natural order of life flow through one’s being.”
(Donald Curtis) 09.06.10

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”
(Mark Twain) 08.30.10

“There must be quite a few things that a hot bath
won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.”
(Sylvia Plath) 08.25.10

“Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in
the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.”
(Dan Millman) 08.21.10

“Anyone’s life truly lived consists of work, sunshine,
exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit.”
(Lillie Langtry) 08.13.10

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to
choose joy and keep choosing it every day.”
(Henri Nouwen) 07.23.10

“We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy,
even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.”
(E.B. White) 06.26.10

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything
seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”
(Audrey Hepburn) 06.21.10

“The grand essentials of happiness are:
something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”
(Allan K. Chalmers) 02.22.10

“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.”
(John Barrymore) 01.15.10

“When we embrace the gifts within our soul
we create a blissful state of happiness
to be savored, pondered and cherished.”
(Micheal Teal) 12.04.09

“The greatest expression of rebellion is joy.”
(Joss Whedon) 11.13.09

“We’re fools whether we dance or not,
so we might as well dance.”
(Japanese Proverb) 11.09.09

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile,
a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
(Leo Buscaglia) 10.30.09

“Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”
(Margaret Lee Runbeck) 10.01.09

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Dreams, Goals, Intentions

“If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now.
Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it.”
(Priscilla Welch) 03.30.11

“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret.
Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”
(Oprah Winfrey) 03.28.11

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness.
Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn.
Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.”
(Mary Anne Radmacher) 02.26.11

“Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.”
(Kahlil Gibran) 02.16.11

“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain.
An occasional glance towards the summit keeps
the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes
are to be observed from each new vantage point.”
(Harold B. Melchart) 01.19.11

Now is the operative word.
Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting
off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream.
You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions.
Do it now. Do it today.
Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.”
(Barbara Sher) 12.23.10

“Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision,
and gives us the “right stuff” to turn our dreams into reality.”
(James Womack) 12.12.10

“I believe that the extraordinary should be pursued.”
(Dr. Carl Sagan) 12.3.10

“An idea that is developed and put into action is more
important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”
(Edward de Bono) 09.18.10

“Tell me, what is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
(Mary Oliver) 08.24.10

“If you can dream it, you can do it. Never lose sight of
the fact that this whole thing was started by a mouse.”
(Walt Disney) 08.20.10

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go,
only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”
(Karen Ravn) 08.11.10

“It is not good enough for things to be planned – they still have to be done;
for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.”
(Walt Kelly) 06.01.10

“All our dreams can come true–if we have the courage to pursue them.”
(Walt Disney) 05.05.10

“Dreams come true; without that possibility,
nature would not incite us to have them.”
(John Updike) 03.31.10

“Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the
universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request,
and everything your heart desires must come to you.”
(Mahatma Gandhi) 03.15.10

“Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it.
Establish your priorities and go to work.”
(H. L. Hunt) 03.08.10

“If you want to make your dreams come true,
the first thing you have to do is wake up.”
(J. M. Power) 02.15.10

“Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.”
(Wayne Dyer) 01.27.10

“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and
fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water
them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always
be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success.
Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.”
(Lao Tzu) 01.19.10

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness.
Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.”
(Mary Anne Radmacher) 01.06.10

“The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire;
the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.”
(Robert Kiyosaki) 12.21.09

“All that counts in life is intention.”
(Andrea Bocelli) 12.03.09

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act,
but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
(Anatole France) 10.09.09

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
(Mark Twain) 10.06.0910.15.09

“What you set your heart upon, surely shall be yours.”
(Emerson) 9.29.09

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Seasons & Celebrations

“I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party
because it means I have been surrounded by friends.”
(Nancie J. Carmody) 12.14.10

“Weekends are a bit like rainbows;
they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them.”
(John Shirley) 10.02.10

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.”
(Tom Peters) 09.10.10

“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and
the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days
and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.”
(Ada Louise Huxtable) 08.15.10

“Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving,
make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!”
(Amanda Bradley) 08.09.10

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”
(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) 05.03.10

“All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.”
(George Harrison) 3.29.11

“The more you praise and celebrate your life,
the more there is in life to celebrate.”
(Oprah Winfrey) 03.29.10

“Be always at war with your vices,
at peace with your neighbors,
and let each new year find you a better [wo]man.”
(Benjamin Franklin) 01.13.10

“The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens,
easing other’s loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with
generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.”
(WC Jones) 12.24.09

“The outdoor Christmas lights, green and red and gold and blue
and twinkling, remind me that most people are that way all year round—
kind, generous, friendly and with an occasional moment of ecstasy.
But Christmas is the only time they dare reveal themselves.”
(Harlan Miller) 12.17.09

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird
I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”
(George Eliot) 11.02.09

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