“Never despise little things;
a candle can do any time what the sun will never be able to do:
to light in the darkness.”
translation : memyselfandela, 2012
“Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing ”
~ Leo Babauta
A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker….. and a man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker……..:)
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
April 9, 2012 | Categories: Cookie, Memories, Photography, Quotes, Thoughts | Tags: “Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, Cookie, Life, Memories, Photography, Quotes, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.” Kevin Arnold quotes, Thoughts | 2 Comments
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.
“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
― Dr. Seuss
Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”- Anthony Robbins
“Life is perphas after all simply this thing and then the next. We are all of us improvising. We find a careful balance only to discover that gravity or stasis or love or dismay or illness or some other force suddenly tows us in an unexpected direction. We wake up to find that we have changed abruptly in a way that is perculiar and inexplicable. We are constanly adjusting, making it up, feeling our way forward, figuring out how to be and where to go next. We work it out, how to be happy, but sooner or later comes a change-sometimes something small, sometimes everything at once- and we have to start over again, feeling our way back to a provisional state of contentment.”
― Anne Giardini, The Sad Truth About Happiness
Harry Emerson Fosdick – “Whatever you laugh at in others, laughs at yourself.”
Roy Castle – “Don’t whine… laugh.”
William James – “We don’t laugh because we’re happy — we’re happy because we laugh.”
“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap. ”
“Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.” Marsha Norman
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
― Marilyn Monroe
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
― Mae West
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
― John Lennon
“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener
“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” – Freya Stark
“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. ”
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
— Frank Herbert, Dune