Below is a list of my favorite sayings, my goal was to get to 100 (check off a bucket list item). They are attributed to the author when known. Some are my sayings.

(from the book, Why do bad things happen to good people)
There are several ways in which we can answer the person who asks, “Why didn’t i get what I prayed for?” And most of the answers are problematic, leading to feelings of guilt, or anger, or hopelessness.

“Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.” (Randy Pausch)

“God is not cruel sorry about yours”

“World Death Rate Holding Steady at 100 Percent”

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

“I hate when homeless people shake their cup of coins at me, like yeah I know you have more money than me. No need to rub it in.”

“The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose.” (Richard Leider)

“You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goa;.” (Chuck Carlson)

“A pain driven program, We move with the speed of pain”

Whatever the industry, the playbook requires repeated and relentless use of this set of strategies:

Hello, welcome to Flight #2019. We are prepared to take off into the New Year. Please make sure your Attitude and Outlook are secured and locked in an upright position. All self-destructive devices should be turned off at this time. All negativity, hurt and discouragement should be put away. Should we lose Altitude under pressure, during the flight, reach up and pull down a Prayer. Prayers will automatically be activated by Faith. Once your Faith is activated you can assist other passengers. There will be NO BAGGAGE allowed on this flight. The Captain has cleared us for takeoff. Destination GREATNESS.

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“Every child needs at least one adult who is irrationally crazy about him or her”

“Decline and let Him shine”

“Eat half; Walk double; Laugh triple; Love without measure” (Tibetan Proverb)

“Easy choices, hard life; Hard choices, easy life.” (Jerzy Gregorek)

“We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” (Seneca)

“Many a false step was made by standing still.” (Fortune Cookie)

“I’d like you to look at me like I’m the last taco left on earth.”

“My son just asked me what decaf coffee was. I told him it was like Lucky Charms without any marshmallows. ‘Why in the world do they make such a thing?’ he said.”

“I'm relying on Twitter notifications to provide the dopamine surge I once felt when life still had promise.”

“The Romaine empire has fallen. Caesar is dead. Lettuce pray.”

“Invest in stocks— beef, chicken, vegetable; you'll be a bouillonaire“

“Bourbon may not be the answer, but it’s worth a shot.”

“I have a disease of good ideas.”

“Help is the sunny side of control.”

“Oh just chilling by a pond, feeding the mosquitos.”

“Which comes first, enlarging the font on my phone or the Velcro sneakers?’

“Oysters come out of their shell, and look what happens to them.”

“Little known fact: There was actually a fourth wisemen, he brought pumpkin spice and everyone hated him.”

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“Can running away from your feelings be considered a sport?”

“I’m thinking about opening a center for battered fish.”

“Sometimes I’ll drink water just to surprise my liver.”

“If you have a crush on me I have one question: What made you lower your standards so much?”

“Borrowed my girlfriends deodorant for sensitive skin and now I can't stop crying.”

“I want to be more than a person who lives in your phone.”

“Unconditional surrender sounds like a fun game.”

“To whoever stole my copy of Microsoft Office, I will find you. You have my Word.”

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AA Quotes - Heard in Meetings, Read or my own quotes

(#AA pg. 006) “The remorse, horror and hopelessness of the next morning are unforgettable.”

(#AA pg. 008) “How dark it is before the dawn!”

(#AA pg. 014) “It meant destruction of self-centeredness.”

(#AA pg. 015) “There is scarcely any form of trouble and misery which has not been overcome among us.”

(#AA pg. 016) “An alcoholic in his cups is an unlovely creature.”

(#AA pg. 017) “The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution.”

(#AA pg. 019) “We feel that elimination of our drinking is but a beginning.”

(#AA pg. 020) “Moderate drinkers have little trouble in giving up liquor entirely if they have good reason for it. They can take it or leave it alone.”

(#AA pg. 020) “Our very lives, as ex-problem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs.”

(#AA pg. 021) “He does absurd, incredi­ble, tragic things while drinking. He is a real Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”

(#AA pg. 023) “Therefore, the main problem of the alcoholic centers in his mind, rather than in his body.”

(#AA pg. 024) “The fact is that most alcoholics, for reasons yet ob­scure, have lost the power of choice in drink. Our so-called will power becomes practically nonexistent. We are unable, at certain times, to bring into our con­sciousness with sufficient force the memory of the suf­fering and humiliation of even a week or a month ago. We are without defense against the first drink.”

(#AA pg. 024) “When this sort of thinking is fully established in an individual with alcoholic tendencies, he has probably placed himself beyond human aid, and unless locked up, may die or go permanently insane.”

(#AA pg. 025) “The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences* which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God’s universe. The central fact of our lives today is the absolute cer­tainty that our Creator has entered into our hearts and lives in a way which is indeed miraculous. He has commenced to accomplish those things for us which we could never do by ourselves.”

(#AA pg. 025) “There is a solution.”

(#AA pg. 025) “We have found much of heaven and we have been rocketed into a fourth dimension of existence of which we had not even dreamed.”

(#AA pg. 027) “Ideas, emotions, and attitudes which were once the guiding forces of the lives of these men are suddenly cast to one side, and a completely new set of conceptions and motives begin to dominate them.”

(#AA pg. 028) “A new life has been given us or, if you prefer, “a design for living’’ that really works.”

(#AA pg. 030) “The delusion that we are like other people, or presently may be, has to be smashed.”

(#AA pg. 030) “The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death.”

(#AA pg. 030) “We alcoholics are men and women who have lost the ability to control our drinking. We know that no real alcoholic ever recovers control. All of us felt at times that we were regaining control, but such intervals—usually brief—were inevitably followed by still less control, which led in time to pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization. We are convinced to a man that alcoholics of our type are in the grip of a progressive illness. Over any considerable period we get worse, never better.”

(#AA pg. 030) “We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics. This is the first step in recovery.”

(#AA pg. 031) “Despite all we can say, many who are real alcoholics are not going to believe they are in that class. By every form of self-deception and experimentation, they will try to prove themselves exceptions to the rule, therefore non-alcoholic.”

(#AA pg. 033)“If we are planning to stop drinking, there must be no reservation of any kind, nor any lurking notion that someday we will be immune to alcohol.”

(#AA pg. 034) “Whether such a person can quit upon a non spiritual basis depends upon the extent to which he has already lost the power to choose whether he will drink or not.”

(#AA pg. 042) “I knew from that moment that I had an alcoholic mind. I saw that willpower and self-knowledge would not help in those strange mental blank spots.”

(#AA pg. 042) “Quite as important was the discovery that spiritual principles would solve all my problems.”

(#AA pg. 043) “Once more: The alcoholic at certain times has no effective mental defense against the first drink.”

(#AA pg. 047) “Do not let any prejudice you may have against spiritual terms deter you from honestly asking yourself what they mean to you”

(#AA pg. 050) “Here are thousands of men and women, worldly indeed. they flatly declare that since they have come to believe in a power greater than themselves, to take a certain attitude toward that power, and to do certain simple things, there has been a revolutionary change in their way of living and thinking.”

(#AA pg.0 53) “God is everything or else He is nothing. God either is, or He isn't What was our choice to be?”

(#AA pg. 055) “The achievement of freedom from fear is a lifetime undertaking, one that can never be wholly completed. When under heavy attack, acute illness, or in other conditions of serious insecurity, we shall all react to this emotion - well or badly, as the case may be. only the self-deceived will claim perfect freedom from fear.”

(#AA pg. 058) “There are those too who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest.”

(#AA pg. 060) “We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection”

(#AA pg. 062) “Selfishness—self-centeredness! that, we think, is the root of our troubles. Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity, we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate.”

 (#AA pg. 062) “… the alcoholic is an extreme example of self-will run riot … Above everything, we alcoholics must get rid of selfishness. God makes that possible.”

(#AA pg. 063) “We had a new Employer. Being all powerful, He provided what we needed, if we kept close to Him and performed His work well. Established on such a footing we became …interested in seeing what we could contribute to life.”

(#AA pg. 064) “When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally and physically.”

(#AA pg. 066) “If we were to live, we had to be free of anger. The grouch and the brainstorm were not for us”

(#AA Pg. 066) “If we were to live, we had to be free of anger.”

(#AA pg. 066) “It is plain that a life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness”

(#AA pg. 067) “The inventory was ours, not the other man's. When we saw our faults we listed them. We placed them before us in black and white.”

(#AA pg. 067) “We avoid retaliation or argument”

(#AA pg. 068) “At once, we commence to outgrow fear.”

(#AA pg. 068) “We can laugh at those who think spirituality the way of weakness. Paradoxically, it is the way of strength.”

(#AA pg. 068) “We trust infinite God rather that our finite selves.”

(#AA pg. 070) “If we are sorry for what we have done, and have the honest desire to let god take us to better things, we believe we will be forgiven and will have learned our lesson”

(#AA pg. 073) “More than most people, the alcoholic leads a double life. He is very much the actor.”

(#AA pg. 073) “We must be entirely honest with somebody if we expect to live long or happily in this world”

(#AA pg. 074)“The rule is we must be hard on ourself, but always considerate of others”

(#AA pg. 076) “If we still cling to something we will not let go....”

(#AA pg. 077) “Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God and the people of about us.”  

(#AA pg. 078) “We must lose our fear of creditors no matter how far we have to go, for we are liable to drink if we are afraid to face them.”

(#AA pg. 079) “We must not shrink at anything”

(#AA pg. 083) “As God's people, we stand on our own feet, we don't crawl before anyone.”

(#AA pg. 083) “The spiritual life is not a theory”

(#AA pg. 084) “And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone - even alcohol”

(#AA pg. 084) “Continue to watch for selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear.”

(#AA pg. 084) “Love and tolerance of others is our code.”

(#AA pg. 084) “We feel a man is unthinking when he says that sobriety is enough”

(#AA pg. 084) “We have entered the world of the spirit”

(#AA pg. 087) “Be quick to see where religious people are right. Make use of what they offer”

(#AA pg. 089) “Life will take on new meaning.”

(#AA pg. 093) “We represent no particular faith or denomination. We are dealing only with general principles common to most denominations.”

(#AA pg. 098) “Burn the idea into the consciousness of every man that he can get well regardless of anyone”

(#AA pg. 098) “The only condition is that he trust God and clean house.”

(#AA pg. 100.1) “Follow the dictates of a Higher Power and you will presently live in a new and wonderful world, no matter what your present circumstances!

(#AA pg. 102) “Do not think of what you will get out of the occasion — think of what you can bring to it.”

(#AA pg. 103) “After all, our problems were of our own making. Bottles were only a symbol.”

(#AA pg. 122) “Cessation of drinking is but the first step away from a highly strained, abnormal condition.”

(#AA pg. 122) “Years of living with an alcoholic is almost sure to make any wife or child neurotic. The entire family is, to some extent, ill.”

(#AA pg. 124) “Showing others who suffer how we were given help is the very thing which makes life seem so worth while to us now.”

(#AA pg. 124) “The dark past is the greatest possession you have — the key to life and happiness for others. With it you can avert death and misery for them.”

(#AA pg. 125) “Many alcoholics are enthusiasts. They run to extremes.”

(#AA pg. 125) “We alcoholics are sensitive people. It takes some of us a long time to outgrow that serious handicap.”

(#AA pg. 132) “We absolutely insist on enjoying life.”

(#AA pg. 133) “We are sure God wants us to be happy, joyous, and free.”

(#AA pg. 133) “We cannot subscribe to the belief that this life is a vale of tears, though it was just that for many of us.”

(#AA pg. 145) “The greatest enemies of us alcoholics are resentment, jealousy, envy, frustration, and fear.”

(#AA pg. 152) “Someday he will be unable to imagine life either with alcohol or without it.”

(#AA pg. 152) “The most satisfactory years of your existence lie ahead.”

(#AA pg. 152) “Yes, there is a substitute and it is vastly more than that.”

(#AA pg. 153) “The age of miracles is still with us. Our own recovery proves that!”

(#AA pg. 161) “No one is too discredited or has sunk too low to be welcomed cordially-if he means business. Social distinctions, petty rivalries and jealousies-these are laughed out of countenance.”

(#AA pg. 161) “They had seen miracles, and one was to come to them.”

(#AA pg. 164) “Ask Him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick. Give freely of what you find…”

(#AA pg. 417) “When I stopped living in the problem and began living in the answer, the problem went away.”

(#AA pg. 452) “I have found that the process of discovering who I really am begins with knowing who I really don’t want to be.”

(#AA pg. XXXII)“I earnestly advise every alcoholic to read this book through, and though perhaps he came to scoff, he may remain to pray.”

(#AA pg. 030) “No person likes to think he is bodily and mentally different from his fellows.”

(#AA pg. 417) “Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in God’s world by mistake. Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy”

(#AA pgs. 300, 528, 255) “One day at a time.”

(#AA saying) “AA’s communion is the swill of bitter coffee and stale glazed doughnuts.” (Douglas Paul Wade)

(#AA saying) “A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on it’s own wings. Alway believe in yourself.”

(#AA saying)  “Acceptance is like a small candle just lit, it does not remove darkness, but lights a small pathway to serenity.” (Douglas Paul Wade)

(#AA saying) “Addiction is a monster; it lives inside, and feeds off of you, takes from you, controls you, and destroys you. It is a beast that tears you apart, rips out your soul, and laughs at your weakness. It is a stone wall that stands to keep you in and the rest out. It is a shadow that always lurks behind you, waiting to strike. Addiction lives in everyone’s mind, sitting, staring, waiting…”

(#AA saying) “Addiction is the only prison where the locks are on the inside.”

(#AA saying) “A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.”

(#AA saying) “A Great power is what keeps us sober.”

(#AA saying) “Alcoholic drinking has three stages: impulsive, compulsive, repulsive.”

(#AA saying) “Alcoholics don’t have relationships— they take hostages.” (Michael Robotham)

(#AA saying) “Alcohol is not the answer. It just makes you forget the question.”

(#AA saying) “A mindset of gratitude determines your mindset of happiness.”

(#AA saying) “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”

(#AA saying) “Be Giving”

(#AA saying) “I came for my drinking and stayed for my thinking.”

(#AA saying) “I came for recess and found recovery.”

(12&12, pg. 93-94) “Pain was the touchstone of all spiritual progress.”

(12&12 Pg. 100) “For in meditation, debate has no place.”

“A rising tide lifts all the boats.”

“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” (Proverbs 27:9)

“Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.” — (Bob Dylan)

“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.”

“Between fear and faith, one will always win out” (JB)

“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.”

“Charles had once remarked that holding onto a resentment was like eating rat poison and waiting for the rat to die.” (Anne Lamott, Crooked Little Heart)

“Definition of an alcoholic is an egomaniac with an inferiority complex.”

“Déjàbrew (noun) Slowly remembering things you did while drunk.

“Doctor my chest hurts when I touch it. My chin hurts when I touch it. My elbow hurts when I touch it.” Doctor, “that is strange, I have never seen that someone hurt everywhere they touched. He said, doctor, I am an alcoholic, ah… the doctor said, your chest, chin, elbow do not hurt, it is that you have a broken finger.” 

“Do more of what makes you happy.”

“Don’t ever fool yourself into thinking only weak or bad people get addicted.”

“Do your 4th step, or you will be drinking a fifth.”

“Embrace your weirdness.”

“Evil comes from the abuse of free will.” (C. S. Lewis)

“Excuses are for those who don’t want it bad enough.”

“Expectations are resentments under construction.” (Anne Lamott)

“Face the fear and do it anyways.”

“Faith and fear cannot occupy at the same time.”

“Fear is a trajectory for disaster.”

“First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

“For most people, their spiritual teacher is their suffering. Because  eventually the suffering brings about wakening.” (Eckhart Tolle)

“God doesn’t love a future version of you, He loves you.”

“God gave the Bible to get people to heaven, God gave AA the Big Book to get them out of hell on this earth.” (Douglas Paul Wade)

“God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and Wisdom to know the difference. Thy will, not mine, be done.” (Serenity Prayer)

“God uses imperfect people to accomplish His perfect will.” (Sarah Koontz)

“God’s authority is not dependent on our understanding.”

“Going faster doesn’t make you less lost. It’s okay to ask for directions.”

“Gratitude \’gra-te-tüd\ noun: the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful.”

“Gratitude lifts the weight of burden off your shoulders.” (Jessica ?)

“Health is not just about what you’re eating. It’s also about what you’re thinking and saying.”

“Home is wherever God is.”

“How we walk with the broken speaks louder than how we sit with the great.”

“I am in the effort business and God is in the results business.”

“I am not sure what kind of man I am, nor what kind of man I should be, but I know I am not the man I use to be.”

“I came to AA to stop drinking, but I stayed to fix my thinking.”

“I can read an Algebra book, but I won’t understand it, unless I work the problems and take the quizzes and tests.”

“I didn’t fight like hell to get back on my feet so that I could run back to the same things that knocked me down.”

“I don’t know what the future holds but I know who holds the future.” (Anne Lamott)

“If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.”

“If three birds are on a wire and one makes a decision, how many birds are left? – Three.”

“If you are not praying you are not staying.”

“If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.”

“I get the opportunity to save my own life.”

“I have two types of businesses. My business and minding my own business.”

“I miss alcohol, but in the same way that an abused spouse misses her abuser.”

“In a given day, a non-alcoholic might think something like 35,000 thoughts. In that same day, an alcoholic might think one thought, 35,000 times.”

“Is it odd or God?”

“I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but my God eluded me. I sought my brother and I found all three…” (William Blake)

“I spent a lifetime in hell and it only took me twelve steps to get to heaven.”

“It will never rain roses” when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.”

“It’s funny how we ask God to change our situation, not realizing that God put us in the situation to change us.”

“I was not the smartest kid in kindergarten, but I have been in the kindergarten the longest.” (Eric M)

“I’m Praying because Satan is preying!” (Doris D Harris)

“Jesusiest”, “Jesusy” (Anne Lamott)

“Just because my path is different doesn’t mean I’m lost.”

“Just For Today.”

“Life is in session.”

“Life is interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.” (Drew Barrymore)

“Make a list of things that make you happy. Make a list of things you do every day. Compare the lists. Adjust accordingly.”

“Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only lies in the roots. (Rumi)

“Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.”

“Most of my thinking is not my business.”

“My doctor asked if anyone in my family was suffering from mental illness. I said; ‘No, we are seem to enjoy it.’”

“My Ego is not my Amigo." 

“My past will remind me but it will not define me.”

“My recovery is my priority not my identity.”

“Never Panic. Just Pray!”

“Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours!”

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” (James Baldwin)

“Nothing proves that you love someone more than mentioning them in your prayers.”

“Old ways won’t open new doors.”

“One Tree can’t make a forest.”

“People may see me as John Wayne, but inside I see myself as Shirley Temple” (Eddie ?)

“Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.” (Esther 4:14)

“Remember, don’t run so fast that your guardian angel can’t keep up.”

“Remember, It’s ok to look back but don’t stare.”

“Remember to dance with the lady you brought to the dance.”

“Repeat after me: My current situation is not my permanent destination.”

“Retired Blackout Artist.”

“Sell your cleverness and purchase bewilderment!” (Rumi)

“Serenity is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.”

“Shared joy is double joy, and shared sorrow is half-sorrow.” (Swedish Proverb)

“Silent expectations can lead to disappointment and ultimately resentment.”

“Sobriety delivers everything alcohol promised.”

“Sobriety is never owned. It’s rented. And rent is due everyday.”

“Sobriety was the greatest gift I ever gave myself.” (Rob Lowe)

“Some people feel their emotions so intensely that it manifests physically and we call it anxiety.” (Tiffany Love)

“Sometimes you don’t feel the weight of something you've been carrying until you feel the weight of its release.” (unknown).

“Spiritual before material.”

“Suicide does not end the chances of life getting worse. Suicide eliminates the possibility of it ever getting better.”

“Surrendering is joining the winning side.”

“Surrender is joining the winning side.”

“The best apology is changed behavior.”

“The bottom started falling out faster than I could lower my standards.”

“The difference between a ‘winner’ and a ‘whiner’ is the sound of the ‘I.’ ” (A.A. Grapevine)

“The ego searches the loveliest garden to find a single thorn. The spirit searches the most desolate desert to find a single bloom.” (Dean Jackson)

“The elimination Diet: Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame and worry. Then, watch your health and life improve.” (Charles F. Galssman)

“The future is as bright as your faith.”

“The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” (Leonardo da Vinci)

“The greatest prison you could ever live in is the fear of what other people think…”

“The longer I’m sober, the drunker I was.”

“The most sacred gifts have been delivered in the dark.”

“The normal question is, “Is this bad enough for me to have to change? The question we should be asking is, “Is this good enough for me to stay the same?” And the real question underneath it all is, AM I FREE?” (Laura McKowen)

“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.” (Robert Holden)

“There are far better things ahead than those we leave behind.” (C. S. Lewis)

“There is an island of opportunity in the middle of every difficulty.”

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” (Socrates)

“The Seven Wonders of the World… To see, to hear, to touch, to taste, to feel, to laugh, and to love.”

“The strongest people make time to help others, even if they’re struggling with their own personal problems.”

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. (Ernest Hemingway)

“Those who abandon their dreams will discourage yours.”

“Those who leave everything in God’s hand will eventually see God’s hand in everything.” (unknown)

“True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive.” (Mignon McLaughlin)

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” (Oprah Winfrey)

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” (Oscar Wilde)

“We came to these rooms not because we drank a lot, but because we drank too much.”

“We can no longer be content with just getting by.”

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” (Winston Churchill)

“What comes easy won’t last. What lasts won’t come easy.”

“What we want is someone to be naked with, not only in body, but in soul.” (J.  Iron Word)

“When I came into recovery I realized that being a child for the past 28 years nearly killed me.”

“When you make friends with fear it can’t rule you.” (Anne Lamott)

“With one foot in the past and one foot in the future, we are only pissing on the present.”

“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength” (Corrie Ten Boom)

“Would you like to be right or happy?”

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.” (Kungfu Panda)

“You are only as sick as your secrets.” That is not Alcoholics Anonymous; that is Oxford Group.

“You cannot force someone to comprehend a message that they are not ready to receive. Still, you must never underestimate the power of planting a seed.”

“You cannot think your way into being sober - but you can live your life into sober thinking.”

“You can’t change what you refuse to confront.”

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

“You never hurt me, My own expectations do.”

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should've behaved better.” (Anne Lamott)

“Your life does not get better by chance; it gets better by change.” (Jim Rohn)

“Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.”

“Your wounds lead you to your purpose.”  (Mastin Kipp)

“You will begin to see that the world and it's people really dominate you” (unknown)

“You’ll have to learn the art of losing, choosing and refusing to win what we call the game of life.” (Noor Unnahar)

“You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.”

Life Quotes - Read or My Own Quotes

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.” (A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh)

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.” (Author Unknown)

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” (Nora Ephron)

“A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.” (Milton Berle)

“A critic is a legless man who teaches other people to run” (Channing Pollock)

“Action expresses priorities.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

“Action Is The Real Measure of Intelligence” (Napoleon Hill)

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” (Josh Billings)

“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” (Winston Churchill)

“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” (William Shakespeare)

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” (Elbert Hubbard)

“A full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.” (Mark Twain)

“Age and glasses of wine should never be counted.” (Unknown)

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” (Napoleon Hill)

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” (Bruce Lee)

“A great image is comprised of 1/3 vision, 1/3 the shot and 1/3 processing.” (Cole Thompson)

“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.” (C. S. Lewis)

“A Jewish woman had two chickens. One got sick, so the woman made chicken soup out of the other one to help the sick one get well.” (Henny Youngman)

“All glory comes from daring to begin.” (Eugene F. Ware)

“All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” (Winston Churchill)

“Allow yourself to go and do it wrong. Don’t expect to always get it right. It will prevent you from doing anything.” (Darren Hardy)

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” (Michael John Bobak)

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” (Walt Disney)

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” (Havelock Ellis)

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” (Helen Keller)

“An amateur is an artist who supports himself with outside jobs which enable him to create- A professional is someone whose spouse works to enable him to create.”

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile — hoping it will eat him last.” (Winston Churchill)

“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one“ (Charles Horton Cooley)

“And every day, no matter how bitter it may be, I will say: from tomorrow on, I shall be sad, not today!” (Holocaust Jewish child)

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” (Rainer Maria Rilke)

“An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” (Edwin Land)

“Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others- it only changes yours.” (Shannon L. Alder)

“An image can only be one element in constructing a sequence of understanding.” (Germano Facet)

“A number of recent studies have found that materialism can put people in an emotional debt in that the greater they place a value on materialistic pursuits, the more at risk they are for depression and other distressing emotional states including envy and hostility. Gratitude, though, can help reduce this cost.”

“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” (Charles Spurgeon)

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.” (Benjamin Franklin)

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” (Winston Churchill)

“A Rolex won’t give you more time.”

“Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.” (Leo Tolstoy)

“Art is not a thing; it is a way.” (Elbert Hubbard)

“Art is the daughter of freedom.” (Friedrich Schiller)

“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer.” (Terri Guillemots)

“A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility." (Lawrence G. Lovesick)

“A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.” (Bertrand Russell)

“At any rate, I am convinced that he God does not play dice.” (Albert Einstein)

“A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing.” (Albert Einstein)

“Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.” (Brian Tracy)

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” (Plato)

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” (Winston S. Churchill)

“A weed is but an unloved flower.” (Ella Wheeler Wilcox)

“A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.” (Grantland Rice)

A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's: She changes it more often.” (Oliver Herford)

“Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from the negative.”

“Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“Become a documentarian of what you do.”

“Behind your eyes lies a world that full of colors and every beautiful thing that is connected to the your lovely heart.” (Unknown)

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” (Abraham Lincoln)

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” (Dr. Seuss)

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” (Oscar Wilde)

“Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.” (Unknown)

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved” (Helen Keller)

“Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information.” (Edward Tuft)

“Clutter clogs creativity.” (Sean Stephenson)

“Composition is the strongest way of seeing.” (Edward Weston)

“Computers allow people to make mistakes faster than any invention other than handguns and tequila.”

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” (Scott Adams)

“Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” (Albert Einstein)

“Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.” (Emmet Fox)

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” (Winston Churchill)

“Cruft Killer”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” (Martin Luther King Jr)

“Deep in my heart I know I am a loner. I have tried to blend in with this world and be sociable, but people see me as invisible or tedious. They do not see me or choose to ignore me, the outcome is the same.”

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” (Edgar Allan Poe)

“Depression is the inability to construct a future.” (Rollo May)

“Design is a solution to a problem. Art is a question to a problem.” (John Maeda)

“Did you know there’s a difference between being busy and being fruitful? Did you ever stop to think that just being busy - running around in circles all day but not accomplishing anything - is the same as wasting your time? It’s frustrating to expend so much energy and time and not have any fruit from your effort!” (Joyce Meyer)

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” (Roger A. Caras)

“Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.” (Winnie the Pooh)

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” (John Wooden)

“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.” (Charles Richards)

“Don’t compromise even if it hurts to be yourself.” (Toby Keith)

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” (Dr. Seuss)

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” (Robert Louis Stevenson)

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” (Steve Jobs)

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” (Buddha)

“Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.” (William Barclay)

“Even when I’m sick and depressed, I love life.” (Arthur Rubinstein)

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” (Napoleon Hill)

“Every artist was first an amateur.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” (Albert Einstein)

“Every man’s work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.” (Elbert Hubbard)

“Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.” (Martin Luther King Jr.)

“Everything I read about hitting a midlife crisis was true. I had such a struggle letting go of youthful things and learning how to exist and have enthusiasm while settling into the comfort of an older age.” (David Bowie)

“Every two or three years, I knock off for a while. That way, I’m constantly the new girl in the whorehouse.” (Robert Mitchum)

“Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better.” (Mason Cooley)

“Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it I wash my mouth out with chocolate.” (Charles M. Schulz)

“Face the fear and do it anyways.”

“Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.” (C. S. Lewis)

“Far better an approximate answer to the right question than the exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise.” (Robert Wagner)

“Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are.” (Quentin Crisp)

“Fear is often just the imagination taking a wrong turn.”

“Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.” (Bill P)

“Fear knocked at the door; faith answered; no one was there.” (English Proverb)

“Fear melts when you take action toward a goal you really want.” (Robert G. Allen)

“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.” (William Arthur Ward)

“Focus on the moment, not the monsters that may or may not be up ahead.” (Ryan Holiday)

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” (Audrey Hepburn)

“Forget sale price. Everything is 100% off when you don’t buy it.” (Joshua Fields Millburn)

“Forgiveness is giving up all hope of having had a better past.” (Anne Lamott)

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” (T.S. Eliot)

“Friendship is a treasured gift, and every time I talk with you I feel as if I’m getting richer and richer.” (Unknown)

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” (C. S. Lewis)

“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” (Dr. Seuss)

“Fun is good.” (Dr. Seuss)

“Getting rid of unnecessary stuff (also known as “decluttering”) is the simplest way to minimize your daily obligations.” (S.J. Scott)

“Gift-giving is not a love language any more than Pig Latin is a Romance language.” (minimalist )

“Give people enough guidance to make the decisions you want them to make. Don’t tell them what to do, but encourage them to do what is best.” (Jimmy Johnson)

“God alone as the only real Cause, and the only real Power in existence.” (Emment Fox)

“God send everyone their heart’s desire!” (Shakespeare, Much Ado)

“Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” (Fred De Witt Van Amburgh)

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” (Eleanor Roosevelt)

“Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.” (Henry Ward Beecher)

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” (Vincent Van Gogh)

“Grieving is stored up love that is leaking out.” (Douglas Paul Wade)

“Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.” (Walt Whitman)

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” (Thomas Merton)

“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” (Sam Ewing)

“Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” (William Morris, 1834)

“Have patience, and endure” (Shakespeare, Much Ado)

“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves.” (Rainer Maria Rilke)

“Having a baby is like suddenly getting the world’s worst roommate.” (Anne Lamott)

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” (Epictetus)

“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” (Rob Siltanen)

“He used arrogance to cover up his ignorance and he is always arrogant. (Douglas Paul Wade)

“He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” (Elbert Hubbard)

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” (Friedrich Nietzsche)

“He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’.” (Martin Luther)

“Humility is not cowardice. Meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers.” (Swami Sivananda)

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less." (C. S. Lewis)

“I accept chaos, but does chaos accept me?” (Bob Dylan)

“I am Dead, but it’s not so bad. I’ve learned to live with it.” (Isaac Marion)

“I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be in another world; but still I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am” (John Newton)

“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” (Oscar Wilde)

“I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.” (George C. Lichtenberg)

“I can resist everything except temptation.” (Oscar Wilde)

“I continue to be drawn to clarity and simplicity. ‘Less is more’ remains my mantra.” (Stephane Rolland)

“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” (Joseph Campbell)

“I don’t feel very much like Pooh today," said Pooh. "There there," said Piglet. "I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.” (A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh)

“If I only had a little humility, I would be perfect.” (Ted Turner)

“If it weren’t for the last minute, I wouldn’t get anything done.” (Author Unknown)

“If merely ‘feeling good’ could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.” (William James)

“If my life is fruitless, it does not matter who praises me, and if my life is fruitful, it doesn't matter who criticizes me.” (John Bunyan)

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” (Frederick Douglass)

“If we could get paid to be distracted, everyone would be rich!” (Sean Stephenson)

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astonish ourselves.” (Thomas A. Edison)

“If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.” (Winston Churchill)

“If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven’t done much today.”(Mikhail Gorbachev)

“If you are going to have less things, they have to be great things.” (John Maeda)

“If you make decisions based upon people’s reactions or judgments then you make really boring choices.” (Heath Ledger)

“If your absence doesn’t affect them, your presence never mattered.”

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” (Buddha)

If your premise is wrong everything behind your premise is wrong.” (Douglas Paul Wade)

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” (Mark Twain)

“If you think of something, do it. Plenty of people often think, “I’d like to do this, or that.”― Lydia Davis

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.” (African proverb)

“If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.” (E. Joseph Cossman)

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” (Winston Churchill)

“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.” (Abraham Lincoln)

“I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear.” (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!” (Dr. Seuss)

“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” (T.S. Eliot)

“I have Van Gogh’s ear for music”

“I hear and i forgot. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

“I heard a preacher say recently that hope is a revolutionary patience; let me add that so is being a writer. Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.” (Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life)

“I intend to live forever, or die trying” (Groucho Marx)

“Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge we make promise only; pain we obey.” (Marcel Proust)

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” (Helen Keller)

“I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by.” (Douglas Adams)

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” (Ernest Hemingway)

I love you like a fat kid loves cake!” (Scott Adams)

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” (Albert Einstein)

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” (Marilyn Monroe)

“I never made a mistake in my life. I thought I did once, but I was wrong.” (Charles M. Schulz)

“Ingratitude is the natural offshoot of resentment.”

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” (Steve Jobs)

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” (Narcotics Anonymous)

“In the end, everything will be okay. If it’s not okay, it’s not yet the end.” (Fernando Sabino)

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” (Robert Frost)

“In today’s rush, we all think too much — seek too much — want too much — and forget about the joy of just being.” (Eckhart Tolle)

“I see the bottom of my coffee cup more than I see my friends.”

“I should have encouraged him to dip his brush in his own heart’s blood.” (Dorothea Lange)

“It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.” (Mark Twain)

“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” (W.C. Fields)

“It doesn’t matter how great your shoes are if you don’t accomplish anything in them.” (Martina Boone, Compulsion)

“It doesn’t take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go.” (J. C. Watts)

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” (Leonardo Da Vinci)

“It has been my observation that people get ahead during the time that others waste.” (Henry Ford)

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” (Gilda Radner)

“It is a mistake to think that moving fast is the same as actually going somewhere.” (Steve Goodier)

“It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.” (Winston Churchill)

“It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.” (Abraham Lincoln)

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” (Bruce Lee)

“It is not for me to judge another man’s life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone.” (Hermann Hesse)

“It is not stress that kills us. It is effective adaptation to stress that allows us to live.” (George Vaillant)

“It is not the size of the pencil that writes great books!” (Douglas Paul Wade)

“It isn’t about, in any way, becoming extraordinary; if anything it’s just becoming ordinary, it’s becoming who we really really are.” (Adyashanti)

“It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.” (Joseph Addison)

“It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.” (Bertrand Russell, 1872)

“It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.” (Brigitte Bardot)

“It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most human beings live only for the gratification of it.” (Aristotle)

“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses.” (William Arthur Ward)

“It takes a great enemy to make a great airplane.” (Air Force saying)

“It’s not about knowing all the gimmicks and photo tricks. If you haven’t got the eye, no program will give it to you.” (David Carson)

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” (Henry David Thoreau)

“It’s no use saying, “We are doing our best.” You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.” (Winston S. Churchill)

I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them.” (Phyllis Diller)

“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

“I would delete social media, but sometimes I like screaming into the void where no one gives a shit about me or my blog”

“I’m going to keep on finding out the kind of man I am through my music. That’s the one place I can be free. But the reason it’s difficult is because I’m changing all the time.” (Charles Mingus)

“I’m humble enough to know I’m not better than anybody and wise enough to know I’m different from the rest.” (unknown)

“I’m not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” (A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh)

“I’m not materialistic. I believe in presents from the heart, like a drawing that a child does.” (Victoria Beckham)

“I’ve always liked, someday the lamb will lay by the lion.... but it won’t get much sleep.” (Woody Allen)

“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do.” (Georgia O’Keeffe)

“I’ve developed a new philosophy... I only dread one day at a time.” (Charlie Brown, Charles Schulz)

“Just because nobody complains doesn’t mean all parachutes are perfect.” (Benny Hill)

“Just because you are offended, Doesn’t mean you are right”

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” (Helen Keller)

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” (Mark Twain)

“Know this: anyone who does anything worthy, anything noble, anything meaningful, will have critics.” (Eric Greitens)”

“Know what you want. Clarity is power. And vague goals promote vague results.” (Robin Sharma)

“Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone.” (Anthony Burgess)

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” (Pablo Picasso)

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” (Marcel Proust)

“Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.” (Annette Funicello)

“Life is a crisis - so what!” (Malcolm Bradbury)

“Life is a journey, not a destination.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” (Helen Keller)

“Life is going to get hard sometimes. So get the fuck up and get your shit together. You are either and ocean or a puddle. Don’t be a puddle. People walk through puddles, like they are nothing. Oceans fucking destroy cities.” (Unknown)

“Life is like an ice cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time. ” (Charles M. Schulz)

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” (Soren Kierkegaard)

“Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going on and on and on. It is about muddling through the middle.” (Anna Quindlen)

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” (George Bernard Shaw)

“Life is something that happens when you can’t get to sleep.” (Fran Lebowitz)

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” (John W. Gardner)

“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” (John Lennon)

“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” (Margaret Mitchell)

“Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow.” (Jerry Spinelli)

“Looking with my eyes— but seeing with my emotions— I saw the stories I was looking for.”

“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.” (Richard Whately)

“Love is limitless; it is not expressed in our performance, but rather it is love that is the miracle.”

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” (Lucille Ball)

“Lower your expectations and you will never be disappointed!”

“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” (Maxwell Maltz)

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” (Ray Kroc)

“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.” (Winston Churchill)

“Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.” (Sylvia Boorstein)

“Miracles are God’s ordinary truth seen with surprised eyes.”

Most artists are not so much searching for the truth, but searching for a proper method of expressing the truth as they see it.”

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal. “ (Jerome Fleishman)

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” (Oscar Wilde)

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.” (David Allen)

“Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.” (Herbie Hancock)

“My brain is not a warehouse, it is a factory” (Mike Vardy)

“My riches consist, not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants.” ( Joseph Brotherton, 1783)

“My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places. (A. A. Milne)

“My stuff gets cheaper over time”

“Never, never, never, never give up.” (Winston Churchill)

“Never compare your insides to everyone else’s outsides.” (Anne Lamott)

“Never give in... never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force.. never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” (Winston Churchill)

“Never leave the scene of a good idea without taking action.” (The Minimalist)

“Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

“Never tell your problems to anyone… 20% don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them.” (Lou Holtz)

“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.” (George Carlin)

“Never underestimate your own ability to delude yourself.”

“New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.” (James Agate)

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” (Maria Robinson)

“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” (Larry Winget)

“No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.” (Winston Churchill)

“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” (Socrates)

“No man is a failure who is enjoying life.” (William Feather)

“No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.” (Anonymous)

“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced” (James Baldwin)

“Nothing but perfection” may be spelled “Paralysis” (Winston Churchill)

“Nothing can truly be taken from us. There is nothing to lose.” (Epictetus)

“Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.” (Paul Tournier)

“Of all the virtues we can learn, no trait is more useful, more essential for survival, and more likely to improve the quality of life than the ability to transform adversity into an enjoyable challenge.” (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)

“Oh Tigger, where are your manners?” “I don’t know, but I bet they’re having more fun than I am.” (A.A. Milne)

“Once photography enters your bloodstream, it is like a disease.” (Anonymous)

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” (Virginia Woolf)

“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do. (Henry Ford)

“One thing I know: The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.” (Albert Schweitzer)

“Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security found.” (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

“Opportunities are not offered. They must be wrested and worked for.” (Indira Gandhi)

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” (Helen Keller)

“Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.” (Thomas Mann)

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.” (Confucius)

“Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth, or power. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter.” (Harold Kushner, 1935)

“Owning Less is Great. Wanting Less is Better.” (Douglas Wade)

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” (Buddha)

“People gather bundles of sticks to build bridges they never cross.” (Author Unknown)

“People only stutter at the beginning of the word. They’re not afraid when they get to the end of the word. There’s just regret.” (Laurie Anderson)

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” (A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh)

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 1900)

“Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” (Winston Churchill)

“Philosopher's Stone of the Alchemists that turns the cheap base metal of alcoholism and drunkenness into the gold of "sobriety" and “true recovery.” (Douglas Paul Wade)

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” (Aaron Siskind)

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” (A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh)

“Please, dear Lord, don’t let me f*** up.” (Alan Shepard)

“Poetry and Hum aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you.” (Pooh Bear)

Politics is the religion of the liberal.” (Douglas Paul Wade)

“Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity,” (Samuel Johnson)

“Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.” (Calvin Coolidge)

“Pride creates a noise within us which makes the quiet voice of the Spirit hard to hear. And soon, in our vanity, we no longer even listen for it. We can come quickly to think we don’t need it.” (Henry B. Eyring)

“Procrastination Is Opportunity’s Assassin.” (Victor Kiam)

“Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow.” (Gerald Vaughan)

“Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.” (Mason Cooley)

“Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.” (Author Unknown)

“Quiet confidence is much better than loud insecurities.”

“Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.” (Hosea Ballou, 1771)

“Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.” (Charles Eames)

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” (Eleanor Roosevelt)

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” (Benjamin Franklin)

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” (Roy M. Goodman)

“Ring the bell that still can ring. There are cracks in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Flaws are what make us authentic and real, flaws are what make us shine, and authenticity trumps perfection every time. Those who ring cracked bells are the ones who make the biggest difference in our lives. They are the musicians who write the best songs, the artists who make the most meaningful art, the poets who write the strongest lines, and the people who make the best friends. When all hell breaks loose, their presence provides hope because it’s real. Nobody wants to spend time with a perfect person when their world is falling apart. We want to be with people who understand. Rather than make us feel ashamed, they empathize with our pain. Rather than fix our brokenness, they reveal the light even in dark times. Not all cracks are bad; some are just wild edges where the untamed music can be heard.” (Leonard Cohen)

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” (J.K. Rowlng)

Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.” (Oscar Levant)

Roses may be red, violets not always blue, reason I know, I chose a life with a different hue.”

“Routines limit the number of decisions you have to make, increasing your odds of doing the right thing.” (S.J. Scott)

“Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.”

“Self-pity is a drug… Pity is a drug. Your first hit on the pity pipe makes you feel good, but it’s just a temporary fix. All too soon, it leaves you in a darker place, craving more.” (Sean Stephenson)

“Self-pity is the most destructive of all narcotics.” (Sebastian Horsley)

“She wore her scars as her best attire. A stunning dress made of hellfire. (Daniel Saint)

“Simplicity is the glory of expression.” (Walt Whitman)

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” (Leonardo da Vinci)

“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” (Which Nhat Hanh)

“Smiling and breathing. These are simple things. Exercising and serving. These are simple things. Being grateful and gracious. These are simple things. Acting with humility. Acting with courage. These are simple things. Some people try to make this business of living too complicated,” (Eric Greitens)

“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” (Winston Churchill)

“Someday is not a day of the week.” (Author Unknown)

“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.” (A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh)

“Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.” (Winston Churchill)

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” (Marilyn Monroe)

“Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, So what. That’s one of my favorite things to say. So what.” (Andy Warhol)

“Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worthy of the trip.” (Glenn Beck)

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” (Dr. Seuss)

“So much to savor, so much to be grateful for. And since I’m not sure of the address to which to send my gratitude, I put it out there in everything I do.”  (Michael J. Fox)

“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach” (Tony Robbins)

“Storms make trees take deeper roots.” (Dolly Parton)

“Strive to become the best version of you instead of the best copy of someone else’s life.” (Edmond Mbiaka)

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak” (Rachel Zoe)

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” (Winston Churchill)

“Success is relative. It is what we make of the mess we have made of things.” (T.S. Eliot)

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” (Winston Churchill)

“Sunsets and sunrises bring serenity, applying minimalism produce serenity between those events.” (The Minimalists)

“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” (Edmund Lee)

“Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.” (Euripides)

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” (Benjamin Franklin)

“That which takes effort, improves your life.” (Sean Stephenson)

“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex; you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.” (Steve Jobs)

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” (Hans Hofmann)

“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” (William James)

“The axe forgets, but the tree remembers.” (African Proverb)

“The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.” (Conan O’Brien)

“The best mirror is a friend’s eye.” (Unknown)

“The best revenge is massive success.” (Frank Sinatra)

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” (Abraham Lincoln)

“The best way to know God is to love many things.” (Vincent van Gogh)

“The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved.” (Princess Diana)

“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.” (Pablo Picasso)

“The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.” (Elise Boulding)

“The contemplation of things as they are without substitution or imposture without error or confusion is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention.” (Francis Bacon)

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. (Carl Rogers)

“The earth has music for those who listen.” (William Shakespeare)

“The end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable.” (Friedrich Nietzsche)

“The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication.” (Harold S. Geneen)

“The girls that are always easy on the eyes are never easy on the heart.” (Author Unknown)

“The goal of art was the vital expression of self.” (Alfred Stieglitz)

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” (Martha Washington)

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can change the quality of the lives by changing the attitudes of their minds.” (William James)

“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.” (Winston Churchill)

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” (Elbert Hubbard)

“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“The joy of losing consists in this: Where there are no expectations, there is no disappointment.” (Charles Krauthammer)

“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.” (Bruce Lee)

“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.” (Brian Tracy)

“The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.” (Alain de Botton)

“The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.” (Friedrich Nietzsche)

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” (Mark Twain)

“The more a person limits himself, the more resourceful he becomes.” (Soren Kierkegaard)

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” (Dr. Seuss)

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.” (Helen Keller)

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” (Amelia Earhart)

“The new year means nothing if you’re still in love with your comfort zone.” (Unknown)

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” (Scott Hamilton)

“The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.” (Ernest Hemingway)

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” (Steve Jobs)

“The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.” (Cyril Connolly)

“The pleasure of criticizing takes away from us the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things.” (Jean de La Bruyère)

“The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.” (Jerzy Kosinski)

“The reality is this and nothing more, we live in God's world.” (Douglas Paul Wade)

“The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.” (Zig Ziglar)

“There are moments when time stands still and all you do is hold your breath and hope it will wait for you.” (Dorothea Lange)

“There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.” (Abraham Lincoln)

“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” (Ansel Adams)

“There are two great days in a person’s life - the day we are born and the day we discover why.” (William Barclay)

“There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.” (Jackie French Koller)

“There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.” (Leo Tolstoy, 1828)

“There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.” (Ronald Reagan)

“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.” (Buddha)

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” (Linda Grayson)

“There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart." (Saint Augustine)

“There were a number of definitions of courage, but now I was seeing it in its simplest form: you do what has to be done day after day, and you never quit.” (Eric Greitens)

“There’s always a little truth behind every ‘just kidding,’ a little knowledge behind every ‘I don’t know,’ a little emotion behind every ‘I don’t care,’ and a little pain behind every ‘It’s okay.’” (Unknown)

“There’s never a space under paintings in a gallery where someone writes their opinion.”

“There’s no such thing as ‘correct’ composition, just bad composition, good composition, and inspired composition.” (Andrew S. Gibson)

“There’s nothing that reflects me. I’m unreflectable!” (Larry David)

“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” (Steven King)

“The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.” (Thomas Henry Huxley)

“The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.” (Marcus Aurelius)

“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” (Socrates)

“The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” (Mark Twain)

“The sky is always there for me, while my life has been going through many, many changes. When I look up the sky, it gives me a nice feeling, like looking at an old friend.” (Yoko Ono)

“The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“The strongest single factor in prosperity consciousness is self-esteem: believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, believing you will get it.” (Jerry Gilles)

“The things that make me different are the things that make me.” (A.A. Milne)

“The tricks of today are the truths of tomorrow.” (Man Ray)

“The ultimate inspiration is the deadline. (Nolan Bushnell)

“The ungrateful, envious, complaining man … cripples himself. He is focused on what he has not, particularly on that which somebody else has or seems to have, and by that he tends to poison his world.”

“The world breaks everyone and afterward some are strong at the broken places.” (Ernest Hemingway)

“Think, think, think.” (A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh)

“Think it over, think it under.” (A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh)

“This is the formula: C>E. I told you it was simple. C stands for Cause, and E stands for Effect. Cause is greater than Effect. Each of us is living on one side or the other of this formula.” (Sean Stephenson)

“This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” (Winston Churchill)

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” (Buddha)

“Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” (Albert Einstein)

“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.” (Mark Twain)

“Time stays long enough for those who use it.“ (Leonardo Da Vinci)

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” (Anatole France)

“To argue, to complain, or worse, to just give up, these are choices. Choices that more often than not, do nothing to get us across the finish line.” (Ryan Holiday)

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” (E.E. Cummings)

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.” (Unknown)

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You!” (Dr. Seuss)

“To gain knowledge knowledge, add something every day. To gain wisdom, let go of something every day.” (Lao Tzu)

“Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.” (Thomas Mann)

“To me Beauty appears when one feels deeply, and Art is an act of total attention.” (Dorothea Lange)

“Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform.” (Edward Young)

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” (Les Brown)

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like.” (Will Rogers, 1879)

“To regret one’s own experiences is to arrest one’s own development. To deny one’s own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one’s own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.” (Oscar Wilde)

“To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.” (Ansel Adams)

“To the critic, art is a noun. To the artist, art is a verb.” (David Bayle and Ted Orland)

“To the uneducated an “A” is just three sticks” (A A Milne)

“True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” (Helen Keller)

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” (C.S. Lewis)

“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.” (Marilyn Ferguson)

“Until you take ownership for your life, you will always be chasing happiness.” (Sean Stephenson)

“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” (Arthur Christopher)

“Voters don’t decide issues, they decide who will decide issues. (George Will)

“Wag more bark less” (Unknown)

“Wanting more and wanting what one already has are very different. It is not materialism per se that is the enemy of gratitude but rather a lack of appreciation for what one already possesses. Wanting things to be different than how they are right now is the formula for regret and rumination, not gratitude.” (Robert A. Emmons)

“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” (William James)

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” (Abraham Lincoln)

“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” (Albert Einstein)

“We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.” (Walt Disney)

“We don’t need to increase our goods nearly as much as we need to scale down our wants. Not wanting something is as good as possessing it.” (Donald Horban)

“We don’t see thing as they are, we see them as we are.” (Anais Nin)

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” (Carlos Casteneda)

“We have a strategic plan. It’s called doing things.” (Herb Kelleher)

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” (Martin Luther King)

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” (Jim Rohn)

“We will be friends until forever, just you wait and see.“ (A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh)

“We’ll be friends until forever, just you wait and see” (A.A. Milne)

“What a child does not receive, he can seldom later give.” (P. D. James)

“What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.” (Henry David Thoreau)

“What day is it?” It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. My favorite day,” said Pooh.” (A.A. Milne)

“Whatever excites you, go do it. Whatever drains you, stop doing it.” (Derek Sivers)

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

“What gets measured, gets managed.” (Peter Drucker)

“What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.” (Wendell Phillips)

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“What separates artists from ex-artists is that those who challenge their fears continue; those who don’t, quit.” (David Bayles)

“What you produce reflects how you react to your surroundings, in life and in art-making.”

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” (Bob Dylan)

“When an amateur does not like their pictures, they look at their equipment. When an artist does not like their pictures, they look in the mirror.”

“When it is dark enough, only then can you see the stars.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal.” (Unknown)

“When people realize they’re being listened to, they tell you things.” (Richard Ford)

“When people say, ‘I don’t get art’ ... that means art is working.” (John Maeda)

“When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.” (Winston Churchill)

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” (Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching)

“When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone.” (Winston Churchill)

“When you have a good heart: You help too much. You trust too much. You give too much. You love too much. And it always seems you hurt the most.”

“When you have expectations, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.” (Ryan Reynolds)

“When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.” (A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh)

“Where the head goes, the body follows. Perception precedes action. Right action follows the right perspective.” (Ryan Holiday)

“Wherever you are, be all there.” (Jim Elliot)

“Wherever you are, it is your friends who make your world.” (William James)

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” (Dr. Seuss)

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” (Friedrich Nietzsche)

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” (Robert A. Heinlein)

“Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.” (Mark Twain)

“Worry is a misuse of imagination.” (Dan Zadra)

“You are free to make whatever choice you want, but you are not free from the consequences of the choice.”

“You are so weak. Give it up to grace. The ocean takes care of each wave till it gets to shore.” (Jalal ad-Din Rumi)

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” (Wayne W. Dyer)

“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” (James A. Froude)

“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” (Joyce Meyer)

“You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.” (Unknown)

“You can only come to the morning through the shadows.” (J.R.R. Tolkien)

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” (Mark Twain)

“You can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right; but spelling isn’t everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn’t count.” (A.A. Milne)

“You don’t always have to chop with the sword of truth. You can point with it too.” (Anne Lamott)

“You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.” (Edwin Louis Cole)

“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” (C. S. Lewis)

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

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” (Ansel Adams)

“You end up becoming who you are by jumping into that circle of fear – that’s how it’s done.” (Paula Abdul)

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” (Eleanor Roosevelt)

“You have brains in your head. Your feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” (Theodor Seuss Geisel)

“You just don’t luck into things… You build step by step, whether it’s friendship or opportunities.” (Barbara Bush)

“You just have to be as generous as you can, but selfish enough to get your work done.” (Austin Kleon)

“You know my name not my story…”

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” (Maya Angelou)

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” (Henry David Thoreau)

“Your goal should be just out of reach, but not out of sight.” (Denis Waitley)

“Your heart is not a guinea pig that anyone can experiment with. You deserve a love that will last long past Valentine’s Day.” (Buky Ojelabi)

“Your humiliation can be turned into humility.”

“Your priorities are what you do each day.” (The Minimalists)

“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.” (Buddha)

“You would worry a lot less about what people think of you if you realized how little they do.” (T. Harv Eker)

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” (William W. Purkey)

“… in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.” (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)


“Courage is telling our story, not being immune to criticism.” (Brené Brown)

“Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.” (Gail Sheehy)

“The contemplation of things as they are, without substitution or imposture, without error or confusion, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention.” (Francis Bacon)

“The fact is that relatively few photographers ever master their medium. Instead they allow the medium to master them and go on an endless squirrel cage chase from new lens to new paper to new developer to new gadget, never staying with one piece of equipment long enough to learn its full capacities, becoming lost in a maze of technical information that is of little or no use since they don’t know what to do with it.” (Edward Weston)

“The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told.” (Cindy Sherman)

“Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera.” (Henri Cartier-Bresson)


“To enter heaven is to become more human than you ever succeeded in being on earth; to enter hell, is to be banished from humanity.” (C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain)


“A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still.”

“A real man will ruin your lipstick, not your mascara.”

“Sexy is between the ears not between the legs.” (Douglas Paul Wade)

“Sup… I am Douglas, I am an alcoholic, I was sober for 13 years, then I turned 14.”

The biggest lie I tell myself, “I do not need to write it down, I’ll remember it.”’


Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save, they stand there shining. (Anne Lamott)

Light Hearted

“Am I waving or drowning?”

“You know that tingly little feeling you get when you like someone?  That’s your common sense leaving your body”

“And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)” (Dr. Seuss)

“Count not the candles…see the lights they give. Count not the years, but the life you live.”

“Oh the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind!” (Dr. Seuss)

“Weapons of Mass Distraction.”

“We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.” (Willy Wonka)

“Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.” (Will Rogers)

“The last time I was someone’s type, I was donating blood.”

“I just want to be rich enough to afford printer ink.”