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Saturday, 28 September 2013

14/365 - There's a Story (Mitch Albom)

“But there's a story behind everything. 
How a picture got on a wall. 
How a scar got on your face. 
Sometimes the stories are simple, 
and sometimes they are hard 
and heartbreaking.

 But behind all your stories 
 is always your mother's story,
 because hers is where yours begin.”

  - Mitch Albom
For One More Day

Thursday, 26 September 2013

12/365 - Without a Heart (Jodi Picoult)

“and he suddenly knew that if she killed herself,
 he would die. 
Maybe not immediately, 
maybe not with the same blinding rush of pain, 
but it would happen.
 You couldn't live for very long 
without a heart.”

  - Jodi Picoult

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

11/365 - Things Change (Stephen Chbosky)

“Things change. 
And friends leave. 
Life doesn't stop for anybody.”

  - Stephen Chbosky
 The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

10/365 - People are Beautiful (Markus Zusak)

“Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.”

  - Markus Zusak
I am the Messenger

Monday, 23 September 2013

9/365 - A Thousand Lives (George R.R. Martin)

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, 
said Jojen.
 The man who never reads
lives only one.”

  - George R.R. Martin
  A Dance With Dragons

Sunday, 22 September 2013

8/365 - Nothing is Impossible (Audrey Hepburn)

“Nothing is impossible,
 the word itself says 'I'm possible'!”

  - Audrey Hepburn

Saturday, 21 September 2013

7/365 - Love is Kind (Holy Bible)

“Love is patient, love is kind. 
It does not envy, it does not boast,
 it is not proud.
 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered, 
it keeps no record of wrongs. 
Love does not delight in evil 
but rejoices with the truth. 
It always protects, always trusts, 
always hopes, always perseveres.”

  - Holy Bible:
 New International Version

Friday, 20 September 2013

6/365 - Inside his Skin (Harper Lee)

“You never really understand a person
 until you consider things from his point of view.

Until you climb inside his skin 
and walk around in it.”

- Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird

Thursday, 19 September 2013

5/365 - I Speak to Everyone (Albert Einstein)

“I speak to everyone in the same way, 
whether he is the garbage man
 or the president of the university.”

- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

4/365 - To be Apart (Nicholas Sparks)

 “Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, 
but that doesn't make you love them any less. 

Sometimes you love them more.”
  - Nicholas Sparks
The Last Song

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

3/365 - Being a Woman (Joseph Conrad)

“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, 
since it consists principally
in dealing with men.”

  - Joseph Conrad

Monday, 16 September 2013

2/365 - I solemnly Swear (J.K. Rowling)

“I solemnly swear 
that I am up to no good.”

- J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Sunday, 15 September 2013

1/365 - All that is Gold (J.R.R. Tolkien)

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”

  - J.R.R. Tolkien
  The Fellowship of the Ring

Saturday, 14 September 2013

365/365 - To Blossom (Anaïs Nin)

“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

Thank you for spending another year with me!
May each day of your life 
bring you new Blossoms
and eternal Sunshine.

With all the Love in the World,

Friday, 13 September 2013

364/365 - All Within Yourself (Marcus Aurelius)

“Very little is needed 
to make a happy life; 
it is all within yourself
 in your way of thinking.”

Marcus Aurelius

Thursday, 12 September 2013

363/365 - The Greatest Blessings (Seneca)

“True happiness 
is to enjoy the present,
 without anxious dependence 
upon the future, 
not to amuse ourselves 
with either hopes or fears 
but to rest satisfied 
with what we have,
 which is sufficient,
 for he that is so 
 wants nothing. 

The greatest blessings of mankind
 are within us 
and within our reach. 

A wise man 
is content with his lot, 
whatever it may be,
 without wishing for what he has not.”


Wednesday, 11 September 2013

362/365 - Don't be disheartened (Daisaku Ikeda)

“Even if things don't unfold 
the way you expected, 
don't be disheartened 
or give up. 

One who continues to advance
 will win in the end.”

Daisaku Ikeda

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

361/365 - Happiness is (E.L. Konigsburg)

“Happiness is excitement
 that has found a settling down place,
 but there is always a little corner
 that keeps flapping around.”

E.L. Konigsburg
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler

Monday, 9 September 2013

360/365 - Getting what you want (Dale Carnegie)

 is getting what you want..

is wanting what you get.”

Dale Carnegie

Sunday, 8 September 2013

359/365 - The ability to deal (Steve Maraboli)

is not the absence of problems, 
it's the ability to deal with them.”

  Steve Maraboli
Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Saturday, 7 September 2013

358/365 - Abandon the False (Nisargadatta Maharaj)

“It is always the false 
that makes you suffer,
 the false desires and fears,
 the false values and ideas, 
the false relationships between people.

 Abandon the false 
and you are free of pain;
 truth makes happy, 
 truth liberates.”

  Nisargadatta Maharaj

Friday, 6 September 2013

357/365 - I'm a Human Being (Malcom X)

“I'm for truth,
 no matter who tells it. 

I'm for justice, 
no matter who it is for or against. 

I'm a human being,
 first and foremost, 
and as such I'm for whoever
 and whatever
 benefits humanity as a whole.”

  Malcolm X

Thursday, 5 September 2013

356/365 - You may find comfort (C.S. Lewis)

“If you look for truth, 
you may find comfort in the end;
 if you look for comfort 
you will not get either comfort or truth 
only soft soap
 and wishful thinking to begin,
 and in the end, 

C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

355/365 - Then you are a writer (Ernest Hemingway)

“All good books are alike
in that they are truer 
than if they had really happened 
and after you are finished reading one 
you will feel that all that happened to you
 and afterwards it all belongs to you: 
the good and the bad, 
the ecstasy, 
the remorse and sorrow, 
the people and the places 
 and how the weather was. 

If you can get
 so that you can give that to people,
then you are a writer.”

  Ernest Hemingway

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

354/365 - You cannot control (Lemony Snicket)

“It is difficult, 
when faced with a situation 
you cannot control,
 to admit you can do nothing.”

Lemony Snicket
Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid

Monday, 2 September 2013

353/365 - To be understood (George Orwell)

one did not want to be loved 
so much as to be understood.”

  George Orwell

Sunday, 1 September 2013

352/365 - The truth about yourself (Virginia Woolf)

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself 
you cannot tell it about other people.”

  Virginia Woolf

Friday, 30 August 2013

Thursday, 29 August 2013

350/365 - Who lies to himself ( Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

“Above all, don't lie to yourself. 

The man who lies to himself 
and listens to his own lie 
comes to a point
 that he cannot distinguish 
the truth within him, 
or around him, 
and so loses all respect for himsel
f and for others. 

And having no respect 
he ceases to love.”

  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Brothers Karamazov

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

349/365 - A Revolutionary act (George Orwell)

“In a time of deceit
 telling the truth
 is a revolutionary act.”

  George Orwell

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

348/365 - Truth does not change (Flannery O'Connor)

“The truth does not change
 according to our ability to stomach it.”

Flannery O'Connor

Monday, 26 August 2013

347/365 - Dies for it (Oscar Wilde)

“A thing is not necessarily true
 because a man dies for it.”

  Oscar Wilde

Sunday, 25 August 2013

346/365 - I believe in everything (John Lennon)

“I believe in everything
 until it's disproved.

 So I believe in fairies,
 the myths, dragons. 

It all exists, 
even if it's in your mind.

 Who's to say that dreams
 and nightmares
 aren't as real as the here and now?”

John Lennon

Saturday, 24 August 2013

345/365 - Cease to Exist (Aldous Huxley)

“Facts do not cease to exist 
because they are ignored.”

  Aldous Huxley
Complete Essays 2, 1926-29

Friday, 23 August 2013

344/365 - Set you free (Gloria Steinem)

“The truth will set you free,
but first it will piss you off.”

 Gloria Steinem

Thursday, 22 August 2013

343/365 - A Great Balancing Act (Dr. Seuss)

“So be sure when you step, 
Step with care and great tact. 

And remember that life's
 A Great Balancing Act. 

And will you succeed? 
Yes! You will, indeed!
 (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) 
Kid, you'll move mountains.”

Dr. Seuss
Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

342/365 - I have to live it myself (Rick Riordan)

“If my life is going to mean anything, 
I have to live it myself.”

  Rick Riordan
The Lightning Thief

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

341/365 - You should expect it (Sarah Dessen)

“You should never be surprised 
when someone treats you with respect,
 you should expect it.”

Sarah Dessen
Keeping the Moon

Monday, 19 August 2013

340/365 - Beauty of their Dreams (Eleanor Roosevelt)

“The future
 belongs to those who believe 
in the beauty of their dreams.”

  Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, 17 August 2013

338/365 - Stories never really end (Cornelia Funke)

“Stories never really end...
even if the books like to pretend they do. 

 Stories always go on. 

They don't end on the last page, 
any more than they begin on the first page.”

  Cornelia Funke

Thursday, 15 August 2013

336/365 - The Truth (Arthur Conan Doyle)

“When you have eliminated 
all which is impossible,
 then whatever remains,
 however improbable, 
must be the truth.”

Arthur Conan Doyle
  The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

335/365 - Tomorrow is a new day (L.M. Montgomery)

“Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow
 is a new day
 with no mistakes in it yet?”

  L.M. Montgomery

Sunday, 11 August 2013

332/365 - For the happiness ( Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin)

“The discovery of a new dish 
does more for the happiness
of the human race
 than the discovery of a star.”

 Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Saturday, 10 August 2013

331/365 - To my acceptance (Michael J. Fox)

“My happiness 
grows in direct proportion
 to my acceptance, 
and in inverse proportion
 to my expectations.”

  Michael J. Fox

Friday, 9 August 2013

330/365 - Number of Prayers (Dieter F. Uchtdorf)

“In the end, 
the number of prayers we say 
may contribute to our happiness, 
but the number of prayers we answer
 may be of even greater importance.”

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Thursday, 8 August 2013

329/365 - An acquired taste (Lemony Snicket)

“It is almost as if happiness 
is an acquired taste,
 like coconut cordial or ceviche, 
to which you can eventually 
become accustomed, 
but despair is something surprising 
each time you encounter it.”

  Lemony Snicket
The End