Wednesday, November 21, 2007


“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”
- Thich Nhat Hanh

“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.”
“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.”
- Hafiz

“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then, one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy, one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.”
- Woody Allen

“Forever is composed of nows.”
- Emily Dickinson

“Loving a child doesn't mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.”
- Nadia Boulanger

“In a mad world, only the mad are sane.”
“Man is a genius when he is dreaming.”
- Akira Kurosawa

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”
“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
- Ernest Hemingway

"Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change."
- Confucius

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
- Alan Kay

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.”
- Ellen DeGeneres

“I think it's wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly.”
- Steven Wright

“Don't seek God in temples. He is close to you. He is within you. Only you should surrender to Him and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.”
“If it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.”
“Let us forgive each other - only then will we live in peace”
- Leo Tolstoy

“Close the door. Write with _no one_ looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer.”
- Barbara Kingsolver

“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.”
- Anne Lamott

“There's very little advice in men's magazines, because men don't think there's a lot they don't know. Women do. Women want to learn. Men think, "I know what I'm doing, just show me somebody naked."”
“To me, if life boils down to one thing, it's movement. To live is to keep moving.”
- Jerry Seinfeld

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