"The reality of what we really are is often times found in the small snips, way down at the bottom of things"
- Jean Shepherd
"Our lives improve only when we take chances and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves."
- Walter Anderson
"Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living."
- Jonathan Safran Foer
"Concentrate all your thoughts on the task at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus."
- Alexander Graham Bell
"In this world of change, nothing which comes stays, and nothing which goes is lost."
- Anne Sophie Swetchine
"If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything."
- Thich Nhat Hanh
"Love does not obey our expectations; it obeys our intentions."
- Lloyd Strom
"As long as you make an identity for yourself out of pain, you cannot be free of it."
- Eckhart Tolle
"The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money."
"A prude is a person who thinks that his own rules of propriety are natural laws."
- Robert A. Heinlein