These words speak to me. I accept them as truths.
“I wanted what the Greeks called kalos kai agathos, the singular balance of the good and the beautiful.” -Eat. Pray. Love.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”-Maya Angelou
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” -Abraham Lincoln
“We waste so many days waiting for weekend. So many nights wanting morning. Our lust for future comfort is the biggest thief of life.”
“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
“You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place, like you’ll not only miss the people you love, but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.” -Azar Nafsi
“Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.” -Buddha
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
“Don’t let a win get to your head or a loss get to your heart.” -Public Enemy
“I believe we are who we choose to be. Nobody is going to come in and save you. You’ve got to save yourself. Nobody is going to give you anything. You’ve got to go out and fight for it. Nobody knows what you want except you, and nobody will be as sorry as you if you don’t get it. So don’t give up.”
Work until your heroes become your rivals.
“It’s very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better.” -Jonathan Ive
“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” -Buddha
“I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.” -Oscar Wilde
What Susie says of Sally says more about Susie than of Sally.
“Charm is more valuable than beauty. You can resist beauty. But you can’t resist charm.” -Audrey Tatou
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” -Oscar Wilde
“When a girl feels that she’s perfectly groomed and dressed she can forget that part of her. That’s charm. The more parts of yourself you can afford to forget the more charm you have.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald
First Learn The Rules; Then Break Them.
“I’m sweet, romantic and traditional. I’m a bit prissy and naive, and I won’t settle for less than a picture perfect life.” -Charlotte York
You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
“I didn’t always know what I wanted to do, but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be.” -Diane von Furstenberg
Do things with passion, or not at all.
“Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.” -Plato
Whatever you are, be a good one.
“Destiny is for losers. It’s just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen.” -Blair Waldorf
The cure for anything is salt water- sweat, tears, or the sea.
“Be pretty if you can, be witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you.” -Elosie De Wolfe
“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.” -Meg Cabot
“Know what’s weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change. But pretty soon, everything’s different.” -Bill Waterson
Never leave the house in sweats. A girl must be prepared to meet a dashing stranger or old enemy.
“Why don’t you tell me that “if the girl had been worth having, she’d have waited for you?” No, sir, the girl really worth having won’t wait for anybody.”-F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” -Oscar Wilde
“If you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” -Conan O’Brien
“What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.” -Leo Tolstoy
Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe, and have faith that everything will work out for the best.
“There are better things ahead than any we left behind.” -C.S. Lewis
“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” -Oscar Wilde
At any given moment you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end.
“Be so good, they can’t ignore you.” -Steve Martin
It’s easier to go down a hill than up it, but the view is much better at the top.