A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.
Joyce A. Myers
A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
And now, this is the sweetest and most glorious day that ever my eyes did see.
Belief creates the actual fact.
Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher
Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
William Ellery Channing
For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat.
Give light and people will find the way.
God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him.
God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man.
Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
Henry Ward Beecher
Great hopes make great men.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
Hope is a waking dream.
Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them.
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.
Pope John XXIII
I pray God may preserve your health and life many years.
Ideas shape the course of history.
John Maynard Keynes
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.
Joseph Wood Krutch
Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.
Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will transcend them.
Henry Norris Russell
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.
Love and desire are the spirit’s wings to great deeds.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
Quotes from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
“Life can only be understood looking backward. It must be lived forward.” – [from the trailer]
“You never know what’s coming for you.”
“It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed, is you.”
“I want to remember us, just as we are now.”
“In the end, you have to let go.”
“I look a lot older than I really am.”
“We are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss”
“You can be as mad as a mad dog at the way things went, you can curse the fates, but when it comes to the end, you have to let go.”
“We were meant to lose people. How else would we know how important they are?”
“Have I ever told you I’ve been struck by lightning seven times?”
“Along the way you bump into people who make a dent on your life. Some people get struck by lightning. Some are born to sit by a river. Some have an ear for music. Some are artists. Some swim the English Channel. Some know buttons. Some know Shakespeare. Some are mothers. And some people can dance.”
The letter to his daughter (submitted by Amanda)
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”
Benjamin Button: I was thinking how nothing last, and what a shame that is.
Daisy: Some things last.
Quotes from the movie A Beautiful Mind
~ There has to be a mathematical explanation for how bad your tie is.~
~ Classes will dull your mind, destroy the potential for authentic creativity.~
~ Terrified, petrified, mortified, stupified…by you.
~ Adam Smith said the best result comes from everyone in the group doing what’s best for himself, right? Adam Smith was wrong! The message: Sometimes it is better to cooperate!~
~ I don’t exactly know what I am required to say in order for you to have intercourse with me, but could we assume that I said all that? I mean essentially we are talking about fluid exchange right? So could we go just straight to the sex?~
~ I find you very attractive. Your assertiveness tells me that you feel the same way about me. But ritual remains that we must do a series of platonic actions before we can have intercourse. Now, I’m doing that. But all I really want to do is have sex with you as soon as possible.~
~ I’ve made the most important discovery of my life. It’s only in the mysterious equation of love that any logical reasons can be found. I’m only here tonight because of you. You’re the only reason I am…you’re all my reasons.~
~ Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart.~
~ Despite my privileged upbringing, I’m actually quite well-balanced. I have a chip on both shoulders.~
~ I don’t have time for these classes and these books, memorizing the weak assumptions of lesser mortals.~
~ Find the truly original idea – that’s the only way I will ever distinguish myself – it’s the only way I’ll ever…matter.~
~ Adam Smith… was wrong.~
~ It’s the same with your dreams and nightmares. You have to feed them to keep them alive.~
~ Through the physical, the metaphysical, the delusional and back~
~ Your comfort comes second to my ability to hear my own voice.~
~ You know, Hanson has just published another paper. I can’t imply a topic for my doctorate.~
~ I am here to work.~
~ One more thing. Do you have a name or should I keep calling you miss.~
~ Give me a moment to redefine my girlish notions of romance.~
~ I need to believe that something extraordinary is possible.~
~ Excuse me we have a little problem here. It is extremely hot when the windows are closed and extremely noisy with them open.~
~ Mathematicians won the war. Mathematicians broke the Japanese codes and built the A-bomb.~
~ In medicine or economics, in technology or in space, battle lines are being drawn. To triumph we need results – publishable, applicable results. Now, who among you will be the next Morse, the next Einstein? Who among you will be the vanguard of democracy, freedom and discovery? Today we bequeath America’s future into your able hands. Welcome to Princeton, gentlemen.~
Here I share some nice quotes about love, grief, friends, loneliness, words, and inspiration, and will post other quotes later again.
“A true friend is someone who says nice things behind your back.”
“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.”
“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked”
“People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.”
“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”
–Joseph F. Newton
“If you love somebody, let them go. If they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.”
“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.”
–H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.”