Category: quotes

i heart books

“…books have been my classroom and my confidant. books have widen my horizons. books have comforted me in my hardest times. books have changed my life.” po bronson’s love of books from “what should i do with my life?

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explore. dream. discover.

i found a mark twain quote at this page and i find it utterly true, moving and encouraging:-

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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.” – Mark Twain

i need to leave soon.

whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it now.

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy,
the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all acts of initiative and creation,
there is one elementary truth,
The ignorance of which kills countless ideas and endless plans:

That the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision,
Raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen
incidences and meetings and material assistance,
Which no one would have dreamed would come their way.

Whatever you can do or dream you can,
Begin.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Begin it now.”

German philosopher, Johann Goethe

compassion

it’s nice when somebody more eloquent than me is able to put into words feelings i’ve been struggling to describe for years.

“Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It’s the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. ” 
— Frederick Buechner

it’s even nicer when someone else feels the same way as you.