Quotes

• "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." (John Lennon)

• "[So] for me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel, looking, looking, breathlessly." (Carlos Castaneda)

• "Greatness is abroad, not only in us, but in the purpose of all things! It is in the nature of all things, it is part of space and time. To grow and still to grow, from first to last; that is Being, that is the law of life. What other law can there be?" (H.G. Wells, The Food of the Gods)

• "And tomorrow, we might not be together — I'm no prophet, and I don't know Nature's ways. So I'll try to see into your eyes right now — and stay right here, 'cause these are the good old days." (Carly Simon, "Anticipation")

• "You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays. I don't know about you, Miss Paroo, but I'd like to make today worth remembering." (Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man)

• "I've always felt that tomorrow was for those who are too much afraid to go past yesterday and start living for today." (Stevie Wonder, "Joy Inside My Tears," Songs in the Key of Life)

• "Each time you teach a child something, you rob him of the joy of discovering it for himself." (Jean Piaget)

• "Calamities are only calamities if you define them as such; in reality there are only events, and all events can be useful." (Janwillem van de Wetering, The Blond Baboon)

• "There's no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. We seek out problems because we need their gifts." (Richard Bach, Illusions)

• "Does it really matter out of what glass you drink the water, so long as that water is able to quench your thirst?" (Krishnamurti)

• "Invariably, what it is we need to discover is exactly what we already know." (E.L. Doctorow, The Waterworks)

• "If you deny yourself commitment, then what can you do with your life?" (Harvey Fierstein)

• "If a person can't communicate, the very least he can do is shut up." (Tom Lehrer)

• "Coincidence is just God's way of remaining anonymous." (Lawrence Block, Random Walk)

• "God writes a lot of comedy, Donna. The trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny." (Garrison Keillor)

• "Any idiot can face a crisis. It is this day-to-day living that wears you out." (Anton Chekhov)

• "I really do believe that the most optimistic thing about the human race is its relative stupidity. There would be little hope [for us] if the human race was as bright as it thinks it is and still got itself into so much trouble." (Edward de Bono, Practical Thinking)

• "I beg you to believe in the most ridiculous superstition of all: that humanity is at the center of the universe, the fulfiller or the frustrator of the grandest dreams of God Almighty. If you can believe that and make others believe it, human beings might stop treating each other like garbage." (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)

• "Life is God's gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to God." (Leo Buscaglia, Living, Loving & Learning)

• "What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel! In apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world! The paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?" (William Shakespeare, The Tragedie of Hamlet)

• "Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't." (Richard Bach, Illusions)

• "Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream...."

 

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