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Thursday, 31 January 2013

140/365 - Be not afraid of greatness (William Shakespeare)

“Be not afraid of greatness. 

Some are born great, 
some achieve greatness,
 and others have greatness thrust upon them.”

- William Shakespeare
(Twelfth Night)

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

139/365 - In Spite of the fact that they're not (Jodi Picoult)

“You don't love someone because they're perfect, 
you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.”

  - Jodi Picoult
(My Sister's Keeper)

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

138/365 - The more places you'll go (Dr. Seuss)

“The more that you read,
 the more things you will know. 

The more that you learn, 
the more places you'll go.”

- Dr. Seuss
(I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!)

Monday, 28 January 2013

137/365 - Loved and Lost (Alfred Tennyson)

“Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.”

- Alfred Tennyson
(In Memoriam)

Sunday, 27 January 2013

136/365 - Living Cautiously (J.K. Rowling)

“It is impossible to live 
without failing at something,
 unless you live so cautiously
 that you might as well not have lived at all -
 in which case,
 you fail by default.”

  - J.K. Rowling

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Friday, 25 January 2013

134/365 - Tried Anything New (Albert Einstein)

“Anyone who has never made a mistake
 has never tried anything new.”

- Albert Einstein

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

132/365 - And Life is a little Weird (Robert Fulghum)

“We’re all a little weird. 

And life is a little weird. 
And when we find someone
 whose weirdness is compatible with ours, 
we join up with them 
 and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—
and call it love
—true love.”

- Robert Fulghum
(True Love)

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

131/365 - Great Things (Mother Teresa)

“Not all of us can do great things.

But we can do small things with great love.”

  - Mother Teresa

Monday, 21 January 2013

130/365 - Have you ever been in love? (Neil Gaiman)

“Have you ever been in love?

Horrible isn't it?

 It makes you so vulnerable.

 It opens your chest and it opens up your heart
and it means that someone can get inside you
and mess you up.”

  - Neil Gaiman
(The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones)

Happy Birthday, Matthias!
May your 35th year bring you
All the Love and Happiness in the world!

Sunday, 20 January 2013

129/365 - Momentum is a rare gift (Justina Chen Headley)

“When the creative impulse sweeps over you, 
grab it. 
You grab it and honor it 
and use it, 
because momentum is a rare gift.”

  - Justina Chen Headley
(North of Beautiful)

Saturday, 19 January 2013

128/365 - Out of the Circle of Light (Ken Kesey)

“The stars up close to the moon were pale;
 they got brighter and braver 
the farther they got out of the circle of light
 ruled by the giant moon.”

  - Ken Kesey
(One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)

Friday, 18 January 2013

Thursday, 17 January 2013

126/365 - The Quiet Gesture (Mary Anne Radmacher)

“it is (often) the quiet gesture 
which carries the most significance -
 the one which suddenly directs the symphony.”

- Mary Anne Radmacher

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

125/365 - Man is a Spiritual Being (David O. McKay)

“Man is a spiritual being,
 a soul, 
and at some period of his life 
everyone is possessed with an irresistible desire
 to know his relationship to the Infinite. . . .

 There is something within him 
which urges him to rise above himself,
 to control his environment, 
to master the body
 and all things physical 
and live in a higher and more beautiful world.”

  - David O. McKay

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Monday, 14 January 2013

123/365 - Talent creates its own Opportunities (Eric Hoffer)

“We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. 

But it sometimes seems that intense desire 
creates not only its own opportunities 
but its own talents.”

- Eric Hoffer

Sunday, 13 January 2013

122/365 - In all the world (Norman Mailer)

“There is no greater impotence 
in all the world
 like knowing you are right and 
that the wave of the world is wrong, 
yet the wave crashes upon you.”

- Norman Mailer

Saturday, 12 January 2013

121/365 - The Support of a Cause (Abraham Lincoln)

“The probability that we may fail in the struggle
 ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause
 we believe to be just.”

  - Abraham Lincoln

Friday, 11 January 2013

120/365 - They need you (Joshua Hartzell)

“Life is difficult for everyone. 

We all have stress and 
we all need someone in our lives
 that we can lean on. 

Never think that you cannot talk to someone
 because they have problems too
 or that your friend or loved one
 would be better off without you 
or your problems. 

You'll soon find out 
that they need you
 just as much as you need them.”

- Joshua Hartzell

Thursday, 10 January 2013

119/365 - Love changes things (Iimani David)

“Love changes things;
 hope allows us to endure 
until the change arrives.”

  - Iimani David

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

118/365 - Inspiration is a Guest (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)

“Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.”

  - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

117/365 - All there is (Henry Ford)

“You say I started out with practically nothing,
 but that isn't correct. 

We all start with all there is, 
it's how we use it that makes things possible.”

  - Henry Ford

Monday, 7 January 2013

116/365 - Conductor of Light (Arthur Conan Doyle)

“It may be that you are not yourself luminous, 
but that you are a conductor of light.

 Some people without possessing genius 
have a remarkable power of stimulating it.”

  - Arthur Conan Doyle

Sunday, 6 January 2013

115/365 - Roads of Genius (William Blake)

“Improvement makes strait roads, 
but the crooked roads without Improvement, 
are roads of Genius.”

  - William Blake
(The Marriage of Heaven and Hell)

Saturday, 5 January 2013

114/365 - Your Journey (Paulo Coelho)

“Everything you need to know
 you have learned through your journey.”

  - Paulo Coelho
(The Alchemist)

Friday, 4 January 2013

113/365 - They should love you more (Sharon Swan)

“If someone loves you,
 they should not be envious of you
 pouring your heart and soul
 and time and energy 
into the things that you are passionate about,
 but instead....
they should love you more
 because you are so involved in those things.”

  - Sharon Swan

Thursday, 3 January 2013

112/365 - Who we Really Were (Julia Cameron)

“Most of us are not raised to actively encounter our destiny.

 We may not know that we have one. 

As children, 
we are seldom told we have a place in life 
that is uniquely ours alone. 

we are encouraged to believe that our life 
should somehow fulfill the expectations of others,
 that we will (or should)
 find our satisfactions 
as they have found theirs.

 Rather than being taugh to ask ourselves
 who we are, 
we are schooled to ask others. 

We are, in effect, 
trained to listen to others' versions of ourselves.

 We are brought up in our life 
as told to us by someone else!

 When we survey our lives, 
seeking to fulfill our creativity, 
we often see we had a dream
 that went glimmering 
because we believed,
 and those around us believed, 
that the dream was beyond our reach. 

Many of us would have been, 
or at least might have been, 
done, tried something, if...

If we had known who we really were.”

  - Julia Cameron

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

111/365 - Two main Philosophies (Neil deGrasse Tyson)

“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

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

110/365 - Bonne Annee 2013!

Happy New Year
my Beautiful Friends!

Wishing you for 2013:
Health & Happiness,
Life, Light, and Love.

In Peace Profound,