Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Quotes: A Personal Obsession

I love quotes. I like reading what other people have said or written. It’s like a free pass into how they view the world. Below are a few of my favorites:

"She decided to free herself, dance into the wind, create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing 'yes' in the sky." - Monique Duval

"When you're a kid, they tell you it's all... grow up. Get a job. Get married. Get a house. Have a kid, and that's it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It's so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better." – Dr. Who

“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” – Paulo Coelho

“Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free.” – Paulo Coelho

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited; imagination encircles the world.” – Einstein

“The question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I or the others crazy?” - Albert Einstein

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that." – Albus Dumbledore (JK Rowling)

"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." - Albus Dumbledore (JK Rowling)

And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. (The Beatles, from the song, "The End")

“Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.”

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it...” - Wilfred Peterson

“Show me a day when the world wasn’t new.” - Sister Barbara Hance

“If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.” - Audrey Hepburn

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” - Ansel Adams

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” - Charles Dickens

“If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.” - Lewis Carroll

“We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” - Marilyn Monroe

"Dreams cannot be tamed. Dreamers cannot be ruled." – Paulo Coelho

“I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.” – Walt Whitman

“I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” - Vincent Van Gogh

“When I was a little girl I used to read fairy tales. In fairy tales you meet Prince Charming and he's everything you ever wanted. In fairy tales the bad guy is very easy to spot. The bad guy is always wearing a black cape so you always know who he is. Then you grow up and you realize that Prince Charming is not as easy to find as you thought. You realize the bad guy is not wearing a black cape and he's not easy to spot; he's really funny, and he makes you laugh, and he has perfect hair.” - Taylor Swift

"No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett

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