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Sunday, 26 August 2012

348/365 - The Promise of Life (Suzanne Collins: Hunger Games)

“What I need is the Dandelion in the Spring. 

The Bright Yellow that means Rebirth 
instead of Destruction. 

The Promise that life can Go on,
 no matter how bad our Losses. 

That it can be Good Again.”

  - Suzanne Collins
(The Hunger Games 3:  

347/365 - Imagining the Future (John Green)

“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. (...) 

You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, 
thinking about how you'll escape it one day,
 and how awesome it will be,
 and imagining that future keeps you going, 
but you never do it. 

You just use the future to escape the present.”
- John Green
(Looking for Alaska)

346/365 - Things that Matter (Martin Luther King Jr.)

“Our lives begin to End 
the day we become Silent 
about things that matter.”

- Martin Luther King Jr.
 (I Have a Dream: 
Writings and Speeches That Changed the World)

345/365 - So, This is My Life (Stephen Chbosky)

“So, this is my life. 

And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad 
and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.”

- Stephen Chbosky
 (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

343/365 - On Change (Maya Angelou)

“If you don't like something, change it. 

If you can't change it, change your attitude. 

Don't complain.”

  - Maya Angelou

Monday, 20 August 2012

342/365 - On Music (Friedrich Nietzsche)

“Without music,
 life would be a mistake.”

  - Friedrich Nietzsche 
(Twilight of the Idols)

Sunday, 19 August 2012

341/365 - The Word 'Crisis' (John F. Kennedy)

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' 

One brush stroke stands for danger;
the other for opportunity.

 In a crisis, 
be aware of the danger--
but recognize the opportunity.”

  - John F. Kennedy

Saturday, 18 August 2012

340/365 - Understanding Life (John Lennon)

“When I was 5 years old, 
my mother always told me that happiness 
was the key to life. 

When I went to school, 
they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. 

I wrote down ‘happy’. 

They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, 
and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

- John Lennon

Friday, 17 August 2012

339/365 - Holy Words (Siddhārtha Gautama)

“However many holy words you read, 
however many you speak, 
what good will they do you
 if you do not act on upon them?”

- Siddhārtha Gautama

338/365 - A Man so Ignorant (Galileo Galilei)

“I have never met a man so ignorant 
that I couldn't learn something from him.”

  - Galileo Galilei

337/365 - Too Small to make a Difference (Dalai Lama XIV)

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, 
try sleeping with a mosquito.”

  - Dalai Lama XIV

336/365 - To Go To Them (A.A. Milne)

“You can't stay in your corner of the Forest 
waiting for others to come to you. 

You have to go to them sometimes.”

  - A.A. Milne

335/365 - Personal Revolution (Jim Morrison)

“The most important kind of freedom 
is to be what you really are. 

You trade in your reality for a role.

 You trade in your sense for an act.

 You give up your ability to feel, 
and in exchange, put on a mask.

 There can't be any large-scale revolution 
until there's a personal revolution, 
on an individual level. 

It's got to happen inside first.”

  - Jim Morrison

334/365 - Quitting Lasts Forever (Lance Armstrong)

“Pain is temporary. 

Quitting lasts forever.”

  - Lance Armstrong
   (Every Second Counts)

333/365 - Is 'fat' really the worst thing a human being can be? (J.K. Rowling)

“Is 'fat' really the worst thing a human being can be? 

Is 'fat' worse than 'vindictive', 
'jealous', 'shallow', 'vain', 'boring' or 'cruel'?

 Not to me.”

  - J.K. Rowling

332/365 - The Mind is its own place (John Milton)

“The mind is its own place, 
and in itself can make a heaven of hell, 
a hell of heaven..”

- John Milton
 (Paradise Lost)

331/365 - He who Controls (George Orwell)

“He who controls the past controls the future. 

He who controls the present controls the past.”

  - George Orwell

330/365 - The Life in your Years (Abraham Lincoln)

“And in the end it is not the years in your life that count,
 it's the life in your years.”
- Abraham Lincoln

329/365 - More important than Fear (Ambrose Redmoon)

“Courage is not the absence of fear, 
but rather the judgement 
that something else is more important than fear.”
- Ambrose Redmoon

328/365 - Suffering is Optional (Haruki Murakami)

“Pain is inevitable. 

Suffering is optional.”

  - Haruki Murakami 
(What I Talk About When I Talk About Running)

327/365 - Never be afraid to do what's right (Martin Luther King Jr.)

“Never, never be afraid to do what's right, 
especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. 

Society's punishments are small 
 compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul 
when we look the other way.”

  - Martin Luther King Jr.

326/365 - Heart without Words (Mahatma Gandhi)

“Prayer is not asking. 

It is a longing of the soul. 

It is daily admission of one's weakness. 

It is better in prayer to have a heart without words
 than words without a heart.”

  - Mahatma Gandhi

325/365 - Against the Current (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

“So we beat on, 
boats against the current, 
borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

  - F. Scott Fitzgerald
(The Great Gatsby)

324/365 - There is Much that is Fair (J.R.R. Tolkien)

“The world is indeed full of peril 
and in it there are many dark places.

But still there is much that is fair. 
And though in all lands, 
love is now mingled with grief,
 it still grows, perhaps, the greater.”

  - J.R.R. Tolkien
(The Lord of the Rings)

323/365 - An Untold Story (Maya Angelou)

“There is no greater agony
 than bearing an untold story inside you.”
 - Maya Angelou

322/365 - A Person's a Person (Dr. Seuss)

 “A person's a person, 
no matter how small.”
-  Dr. Seuss
 (Horton Hears a Who!)

321/365 - The Taste of Flight (Leonardo da Vinci)

“Once you have tasted flight, 
you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, 
for there you have been, 
and there you will always long to return.”

  - Leonardo da Vinci