"The best way
to find out
if you can trust
something
or someone

is to DO it."

"The best way
to find out
if you can trust
something
or someone

is to DO it."

Paraphrased from Hemingway
7

"I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had […]"

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"I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane."

John Green, Looking for Alaska
68

"Look inside the eye of your mind"

"Look inside the eye of your mind"

Oasis
6

"“We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are. Sane or insane. Saints or sex addicts. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. And maybe it's our job […]"

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"“We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are. Sane or insane. Saints or sex addicts. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. And maybe it's our job to invent something better"

Chuck Palahniuk
64

"We dreamers sleep late."

"We dreamers sleep late."

Unknown
15

"You can't change people, but you can learn from them"

"You can't change people, but you can learn from them"

a
8

"If you are depressed,
you are living in the past.

If you are anxious,
you are living in the future.

Peace is only found in the present."

"If you are depressed,
you are living in the past.

If you are anxious,
you are living in the future.

Peace is only found in the present."

Paraphrased from Lao Tzu
81

"Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art."

"Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art."

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
2

"The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they […]"

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"The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you."

Neil Degrasse Tyson
149

"Nostalgia is a sneaky mistress, attempting to seduce you into believing she's better than the present."

"Nostalgia is a sneaky mistress, attempting to seduce you into believing she's better than the present."

M. Lewis
22

"THERE ARE AN INFINITE NUMBER OF PATHS .
MINE MAY NOT BE YOURS , YOURS MAY NOT BE MINE .
THE SECRET IS TO FIND THE PATH THAT WORKS FOR YOU AND STAY ON IT .
ALL PATHS LEAD TO THE SAME DESTINATION....THE ONENESS , TAO , THE ONE CREATOR , […]"

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"THERE ARE AN INFINITE NUMBER OF PATHS .
MINE MAY NOT BE YOURS , YOURS MAY NOT BE MINE .
THE SECRET IS TO FIND THE PATH THAT WORKS FOR YOU AND STAY ON IT .
ALL PATHS LEAD TO THE SAME DESTINATION....THE ONENESS , TAO , THE ONE CREATOR , HOME"

TBON2K
1

"I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."

"I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."

Muhammad Ali
8

"We treat this life of ours as though we had a spare in the trunk."

"We treat this life of ours as though we had a spare in the trunk."

My fortune cookie
7

"Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more […]"

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"Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the ‘normal people’ as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like ‘Have a nice day’ and ‘Weather’s awful today, eh?’ you yearn inside to say forbidden things like ‘Tell me something that makes you cry’ or ‘What do you think deja vu is for?’ Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everybody carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others."

Unknown
80

"You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that […]"

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"You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy gets created in the universe, and none is destroyed. You want your mother to know that all your energy, every vibration, every Btu of heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains with her in this world. You want the physicist to tell your weeping father that amid energies of the cosmos, you gave as good as you got.

And at one point you’d hope that the physicist would step down from the pulpit and walk to your brokenhearted spouse there in the pew and tell him that all the photons that ever bounced off your face, all the particles whose paths were interrupted by your smile, by the touch of your hair, hundreds of trillions of particles, have raced off like children, their ways forever changed by you. And as your widow rocks in the arms of a loving family, may the physicist let her know that all the photons that bounced from you were gathered in the particle detectors that are her eyes, that those photons created within her constellations of electromagnetically charged neurons whose energy will go on forever.

And the physicist will remind the congregation of how much of all our energy is given off as heat. There may be a few fanning themselves with their programs as he says it. And he will tell them that the warmth that flowed through you in life is still here, still part of all that we are, even as we who mourn continue the heat of our own lives.

And you’ll want the physicist to explain to those who loved you that they need not have faith; indeed, they should not have faith. Let them know that they can measure, that scientists have measured precisely the conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable and consistent across space and time. You can hope your family will examine the evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that they’ll be comforted to know your energy’s still around. According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you’re just less orderly.

Amen."

Aaron Freeman
359

"After all these years I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her."

"After all these years I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her."

Mark Twain
6

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

Howard Thurman
408

"People are like raindrops, each reveal their true form under extreme conditions, one is shown through character and the other by crystalized flakes. It's one thing to dance in the rain, but it's quite another to play in the snow."

"People are like raindrops, each reveal their true form under extreme conditions, one is shown through character and the other by crystalized flakes. It's one thing to dance in the rain, but it's quite another to play in the snow."

Tyler Tesson
9

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, know 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 […]"

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"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, know 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."

Anonymous
49

"Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more […]"

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"Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the ‘normal people’ as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like ‘Have a nice day’ and ‘Weather’s awful today, eh?’ you yearn inside to say forbidden things like ‘Tell me something that makes you cry’ or ‘What do you think deja vu is for?’ Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everybody carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others"

Timothy Leary
356