younginapril - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[Let us consider that we are all partially insane. It will explain us to each other; it will unriddle many riddles; it will make clear and simple many things which are involved in haunting and harassing difficulties and obscurities now.]]> <![CDATA[Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.]]> <![CDATA[Faith must be enforced by reason. When faith becomes blind it dies.]]> <![CDATA[The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.]]> <![CDATA[Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.]]> <![CDATA[At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.]]> <![CDATA[Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic.]]> <![CDATA[Too many people run out of ideas long before they run out of words.]]> <![CDATA[In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.]]> <![CDATA[It is better to run back than run the wrong way.]]> <![CDATA[An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.]]> <![CDATA[The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.]]> <![CDATA[The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad.]]> <![CDATA[It is either easy or impossible.]]> <![CDATA[Have no fear of perfection-you'll never reach it.]]> <![CDATA[I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.]]> <![CDATA[Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.]]> <![CDATA[Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.]]> <![CDATA[The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.]]> <![CDATA[Be not simply good; be good for something.]]> <![CDATA[When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.]]> <![CDATA[There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion. Every sentence is doubly significant, and the sense of our author is as broad as the world.]]> <![CDATA[When you see a thing clearly in your mind, your creative success mechanism within you takes over and does the job much better than you could do it by conscious effort or willpower.]]> <![CDATA[What the mind attends to, the mind considers. What the mind constantly considers, the mind believes. What the mind believes, the mind eventually does.]]> <![CDATA[Out of love and hatred, out of earnings and borrowings and leadings and losses; out of sickness and pain; out of wooing and worshipping; out of traveling and voting and watching and caring; out of disgrace and contempt, comes our tuition in the serene and beautiful laws.]]> <![CDATA[Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine]]> <![CDATA[The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennui s, vanish, all duties even.]]> <![CDATA[Nature is full of freaks, and now puts an old head on young shoulders, and then takes a young heart heating under fourscore winters.]]> <![CDATA[Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.]]> <![CDATA[Facts as facts do not always create a spirit of reality, because reality is a spirit.]]> <![CDATA[Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.]]> <![CDATA[The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.]]> <![CDATA[Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured and far away. It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak.]]> <![CDATA[You can choose to be lazy or you can choose to be ambitious. Stop to think about it again. Don't you do your own choosing?]]> <![CDATA[I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.]]> <![CDATA[We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.]]> <![CDATA[Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.]]> <![CDATA[Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.]]> <![CDATA[The world is so constructed, that if you wish to enjoy its pleasures, you must also endure its pains. Whether you like it or not, you cannot have one without the other.]]> <![CDATA[Fear not what is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.]]> <![CDATA[I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door -- or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.]]> <![CDATA[Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.]]> <![CDATA[We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.]]> <![CDATA[I know myself, but that is all.]]> <![CDATA[We live in the world when we love it.]]> <![CDATA[Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.]]> <![CDATA[What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.]]> <![CDATA[No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness.]]> <![CDATA[Life is always walking up to us and saying, 'Come on in, the living's fine,' and what do we do? Back off and take its picture.]]> <![CDATA[The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.]]> <![CDATA[We judge others by their behavior. We judge ourselves by our intentions.]]> <![CDATA[The dream crossed twilight between birth and dying.]]> <![CDATA[Where does one go from a world of insanity? Somewhere on the other side of despair.]]> <![CDATA[I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.]]> <![CDATA[Liberty is a different kind of pain from prison.]]> <![CDATA[I will show you fear in a handful of dust.]]> <![CDATA[We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started... and know the place for the first time.]]> <![CDATA[So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good: so far as we do evil or good, we are human: and it is better, in a paradoxical way, to do evil than to do nothing: at least we exist.]]> <![CDATA[Our emotions are only incidents in the effort to keep day and night together.]]> <![CDATA[The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.]]> <![CDATA[Seeing the light is a choice, not seeing the light is no choice.]]> <![CDATA[I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.]]>