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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

168/365 - Only Love (Martin Luther King Jr.)

“Darkness cannot drive out Darkness: 
only Light can do that. 

Hate cannot drive out Hate: 
only Love can do that.” 

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Saturday, 25 February 2012

165/365 - You gotta Dance (William W. Purkey)

“You've gotta Dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And Live like it's heaven on earth.” 

- William W. Purkey

Friday, 24 February 2012

164/365 - It takes Courage to Love (Eleanor Roosevelt)

“It takes Courage to Love, 
but Pain through love is the purifying fire 
which those who love generously know. 

We all know People 
who are so much afraid of pain 
that they Shut themselves up like clams in a shell and,
 Giving out Nothing, 
Receive Nothing 
and therefore Shrink
 until Life is a mere Living Death.” 

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday, 23 February 2012

163/365 - I Believe (Audrey Hepburn)

“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

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

162/365 - Roll Around in It (Lauren Oliver)

“Maybe you can afford to wait. 
 Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. 
Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows,
 or three thousand, or ten, 
so much time you can bathe in it, 
roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. 
So much time you can waste it.

But for some of us there's only today. 
And the truth is, you never really know.” 
- Lauren Oliver 
(Before I Fall)

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

161/365 - Authors like Cats (Robertson Davies)


“Authors like Cats 
because they are such Quiet, Lovable, Wise creatures, 
and Cats like Authors 
for the same reasons."

- Robertson Davies

Monday, 20 February 2012

160/365 - We are all meant to Shine (Marianne Williamson)

“Our Deepest Fear is not that we are Inadequate. 

Our Deepest Fear is that we are Powerful beyond measure. 

It is our Light, 
not our Darkness that most frightens us. 

We ask ourselves, 
'Who am I to be Brilliant, 
Gorgeous, Talented, Fabulous?' 

Actually, who are you Not to be? 

You are a Child of God.

 Your Playing Small does not serve the world. 

There is Nothing Enlightened about Shrinking 
so that other people won't feel Insecure around you. 

We are all meant to Shine,
 as children do. 

We were Born to make manifest the Glory of God that is Within us.

 It's not just in some of us; 
it's in Everyone. 

And as we let our own Light Shine, 
we unconsciously give other people Permission to do the same.

 As we are Liberated from our own Fear, 
our presence automatically Liberates Others.” 

-Marianne Williamson
(Return to Love)

Sunday, 19 February 2012

159/365 - Don't be Ashamed to Weep (Brian Jacques)

“Don't be ashamed to weep; 
'tis right to grieve. 

 Tears are only water, 
and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. 

But there must be Sunlight also.

 A wounded heart will heal in time, 
and when it does, 
the Memory and Love of our lost ones
 is sealed inside to comfort us.”

- Brian Jacques

Saturday, 18 February 2012

158/365 - One Step Closer (Richard Bach)

“I had grown up in a house with a fence around it, 
and in this fence was a white smooth wooden gate, 
two holes bored round and low together so the dog could see through. 

One night, 
the moon high, 
late for me home from the school dance, 
I remember that I stopped, 
hand on the gate, 
and spoke so quietly to myself and to the woman that I would love 
that not even the dog could have heard.

"I don’t know where you are, 
but you’re living right now, 
somewhere on this earth. 

And one day 
you and I are going to touch this gate where I’m touching it now. 
Your hand will touch this very wood, here! 

Then we’ll walk through 
and we’ll be full of a future and of a past 
and we’ll be to each other like no one else has ever been. 

We can’t meet now, 
I don’t know why. 

But some day our questions will be answers 
and we’ll be caught in something so bright...
and every step I take 
is one step closer 
on a bridge we must cross to meet.”"

- Richard Bach
(Bridges Across Forever)

Friday, 17 February 2012

157/365 - Hold fast to Dreams (Langston Hughes)

“Hold fast to Dreams,
 for if dreams die,
 is a Broken-Winged bird,
That cannot fly.” 

- Langston Hughes

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

155/365 - Without your Consent (Eleanor Roosevelt)

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” 

- Eleanor Roosevelt
(This is my Story)

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

154/365 - I love you (Pablo Neruda)

“I love you 
as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, 
between the shadow and the soul.” 

- Pablo Neruda

Monday, 13 February 2012

153/365 - All is Miracle (Thich Nhat Hanh)

“People usually consider walking on water 
or in thin air a miracle. 

But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, 
but to walk on earth. 

Every day we are engaged in a miracle 
which we don't even recognize: 
a blue sky, 
white clouds, 
green leaves, 
the black, curious eyes of a child -- 
our own two eyes. 

All is a miracle.”

- Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunday, 12 February 2012

152/365 - Broken Fragments (Margaret Mitchell)

“I was never one to patiently pick up Broken Fragments 
and glue them together again 
and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. 

What is Broken is Broken - 

and I'd rather Remember it as it was 
 at its Best 
 than mend it and see the Broken Places as long as I lived.” 

- Margaret Mitchell
(Author of Gone with the Wind)

Saturday, 11 February 2012

151/365 - Listen to the Mustn'ts, Child (Shel Silverstein)

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. 

Listen to the don'ts. 
Listen to the shouldn'ts, 
the impossibles, 
the won'ts. 

Listen to the never haves,
then listen close to me... 

Anything can happen, child. 
Anything can be.” 

- Shel Silverstein

Friday, 10 February 2012

150/365 - Fairy tales are more than True (G.K. Chesterton)

“Fairy tales are more than true; 
not because they tell us that dragons exist, 
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” 

- G.K. Chesterton
(The Man Who Knew Too Much)

Thursday, 9 February 2012

149/365 - Ding-dong. You look remarkably like dinner. (Neil Gaiman)

“A voice from the creature, smooth as buttered oil. 
"He-llo," it said. 
 "Ding-dong. You look remarkably like dinner."

"I'm Charlie Nancy," said Charlie Nancy. 
"Who are you?"

"I am Dragon," said the dragon. 
"And I shall devour you in one slow mouthful, little man in a hat."

Charlie blinked. 
What would my father do? He wondered. 
What would Spider have done?...

"Er. You’re bored with talking to me now, 
and you’re going to let me pass unhindered,” he told the dragon, 
with as much conviction as he was able to muster.

"Gosh. Good try. 
But I’m afraid I’m not,” said the dragon, enthusiastically.
"Actually, I’m going to eat you.”

"You aren’t scared of Limes, are you?” asked Charlie, 
before remembering that he’d given the lime to Daisy.

The creature laughed, scornfully.
“I,” it said, “am frightened of nothing.”

"Nothing,” it said.

Charlie said “Are you extremely frightened of nothing?”

"Absolutely terrified of it,” admitted the Dragon.

"You know,” said Charlie, 
“I have Nothing in my pockets. 
Would you like to see it?”

"No,” said the dragon, uncomfortably, 
“I most definitely would not.”

There was a flapping of wings like sails, 
and Charlie was alone on the beach. 

“That,” he said, “was much too easy.” 

- Neil Gaiman 
(Anansi Boys)

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

148/365 - You Too (Mark Twain)

“Keep away from people 
who try to Belittle your Ambitions. 

Small People always do that, 
but the Really Great 
make you feel that you, too, 
can become Great.” 

- Mark Twain

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

147/365 - Something Ready Made (Dalai Lama XIV)

“Happiness is not something ready made. 

It comes from your own actions.” 

- Dalai Lama XIV

Monday, 6 February 2012

146/365 - We Accept the Love (Stephen Chbosky)

“We accept the Love we think we Deserve.”

Stephen Chbosky
(The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

Sunday, 5 February 2012

145/365 - Very Agreeable (Jane Austen)

“I do not want people to be very agreeable, 
as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.” 

- Jane Austen
(Jane Austen's Letters)

Saturday, 4 February 2012

144/365 - A Terrific Friend of Yours (J.D. Salinger)

“What really knocks me out is a book that, 
when you're all done reading it, 
you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours 
and you could call him up on the phone 
whenever you felt like it. 

That doesn't happen much, though.” 

- J.D. Salinger
(The Catcher in the Rye)

Friday, 3 February 2012

143/365 - End-of-the-World Switch (Terry Pratchett)

“Some Humans would do Anything to see if it was Possible to do it. 

If you put a large Switch in some Cave somewhere, 
with a sign on it saying:

'End-of-the-World Switch. 

the Paint wouldn't even have time to dry.” 

- Terry Pratchett
(Thief of Time)

Thursday, 2 February 2012

142/365 - Seven Deadly Sins (Mahatma Gandhi)

“Seven Deadly Sins

Wealth without Work 

Pleasure without Conscience

Science without Humanity

Knowledge without Character

Politics without Principle

Commerce without Morality

Worship without Sacrifice.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

141/365 - To Be Remembered (Edgar Allen Poe)

“If you wish to forget anything on the spot, 
make a note that this thing is to be remembered.” 

- Edgar Allen Poe