Saturday, February 26, 2011

From the album Healing is Difficult...

a couple of quotes from my blue book, shall we?

disclaimer: i've come across these very randomly. some from and others in many other ways. i may not know the work of all of these people, but when words touch you all that doesn't necessarily matter.

"Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed." - Paulo Coelho

"We can never know what to want, because living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come." - Milan Kundera

"Change isn't easy. Changing the way you live means changing what you believe about life. That's hard." - Dean Koontz

"If you're going through Hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

"When I first met him, I knew in a moment I would have to spend the next few days re-arranging my mind so there'd be room for him to stay." -Brian Andreas, Story People

"It's hard to wait around for something you know might never happen. But it's even harder to give up when you know it's everything you want." - Anonymous

"No one is ready for a thing until (s)he believes (s)he can acquire it. The state of mind must be one of belief, not mere hope or wish." -Henriette Ann Klausner

"Being an artist means forever healing your own wounds, and at the same time endlessly exposing them."
- Annette Messager

"In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?"
-Siddharta Gautama

"Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck." -Dalai Lama

"The only way to get what you really want, is to know what you really want. And the only way to know what you really want, is to know yourself. And the only way to know yourself, is to be yourself. And the only way to be yourself is to listen to your heart." - Mike Dooley

"Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes 'round in another form." -Rumi

"Load the ship and set out. No one knows for certain whether the vessel will sink or reach the harbor. Cautious people say, 'I'll do nothing until I can be sure.' Merchants know better. If you do nothing, you lose. Don't be one of those merchants who won't risk the ocean." -Rumi

"The way to write is to throw your body at the mark when all your arrows are spent." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience." -Paulo Coelho

"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." -C.S. Lewis

"Art and love are the same thing: It's the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you. It's understanding the unreasonable." -Chuck Klosterman

this entire song:

"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning." -Louis L'Amour

"Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities-- always see them, for they're always there." - Norman Vincent Peale

"Regrets are a waste of time. They're the past crippling you in the present." -Katherine, Under the Tuscan Sun

"I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing." -Anais Nin

"There is no try. There is only do, or do not do." -Yoda

"When there's someone, one someone, who makes your days brighter, makes your joys greater, makes your heart lighter... someone, one someone, you want so to share with, do everything with, go everywhere with... someone, one someone you want to live for... You have something called love." -Kahlil Gibrain

"To love a coward is a great sacrifice. For though you may teach him strength, he may also teach you weakness. And, in this weakness you may be left to wonder if cowards can truly love, when love is to jump off ten stories high, with no cape and no landing. Again, and again, and again... and..." - (I think I forgot to write the name down)

"Hopefully, when you are young you discover something called love, which is really just another word for going home." - Francesca Lia Block

"Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving." - Khalil Gibrain

"Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love." -Mohandas K. Gandhi

"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place." -Zora Neale Hurston

"Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart." -Washington Irving

"Whoso loves, believes the impossible." -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires." -(most of) Songs of Solomon

"When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive." -Paulo Coelho

"Never love anybody who treats you like you're ordinary." -Oscar Wilde

"The map is not the territory." -Alfred Korzybski

"...and those who were seen dancing were thought to be crazy by those who could not hear the music."
- Friedrich Nietzche

"Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting. For inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager." -Susan Sontag

"God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now, I am so far behind that I will  never die." -Bill Watterson

"If God answers your prayers, He's increasing your faith. If He delays, He is increasing your patience. If He doesn't answer, He has something better for you." -Anonymous

"In True Love, there is no place for pride. I beg you to remember this. You share your happiness and adversity with this person, so you must go to him or her and share the truth about your suffering." -Thich Nhat Hanh

"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence." -Henry David Thoreau

"find a person who loves you for exactly who you are. good mood. bad mood. ugly. pretty. handsome. the right person is still going to think the sun shines out of your ass. That's the kind of person that's worth sticking with." - Juno

"The lover is a monotheist who knows that other people worship different gods but cannot himself imagine that there could be other gods." - Theodor Reik

"Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river." -Malagsy Proverb

"Fall seven times, stand up eight." - Japanese Proverb

"Do not let a moment go by that doesn't remind you that your heart beats 900 times a day and that there are enough gallons of blood to make you an ocean. Do not settle for letting these waves settle and letting the dust collect in your veins." -Anis Mojgani, "Shake the Dust."

"Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. We love because He first loved us." - 1 John 3:18-19

"My lover is mine, and I am his." -Song of Solomon 2:16