What I resist persists and speaks louder than I know
Alanis Morisette, Everything

The noun of self becomes a verb. This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge.
Stephen Nachmanovitch

I know who I am. No one else knows who I am. If I was a giraffe, and someone said I was a snake, I'd think, no, actually I'm a giraffe.
Richard Gere

One thing is clear to me. You can't know everything you'd like to know. You can't do everything you'd like to do. You can't read everything you'd like to read. You must hold onto some things and let go of others. Learning to make that choice is one of the big lessons of this life.
Real Live Preacher

In a progressive country change is constant; ...change... is inevitable.
Benjamin Disraeli

There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.
Pearl Buck

[Sad's] happy for deep people
Sally Sparrow, Doctor Who Series 3 Episode 10, Blink

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F Kennedy

The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.
John Ruskin

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Chinese Proverb

There is a curse.

They say:
May You Live in Interesting Times

Terry Pratchett

Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
Eddie Cantor

When you understand that what you're telling is just a story. It isn't happening anymore.
When you realize the story you're telling is just words, when you can just crumble it up and throw your past in the trashcan, then we'll figure out who you're going to be.

Chuck Palahniuk

Courage is a word that was created to replace the phrase "F#ck it, it's gotta be done".
Chae Richardson

It's not about the length of the posts. It's about the passion.
Cam Barrett

We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets.
Clark Moustakas

We must accept life for what it actually is - a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature.
Ida R. Wylie

Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.

No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined.
No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled.
No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
Baltasar Gracian

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Conrad Hilton

Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
Peter Marshall

I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Chinese Proverb

One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.
John Wanamaker

If we do what is necessary, all the odds are in our favor.
Henry Kissinger

Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.
Morarji Desai

What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.
Thaddeus Golas

I'm dancing through the fire
just to catch a flame
and feel real again

Paul Weller, You do something to me

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I wish I could give all I'm longing to give.
I wish I could live like I'm longing to live.
I wish I could do all I'm longing to do.
Though I'm way overdue I'd be starting a new.

Nina Simone, I wish I knew how it would to be free

I'm bleeding and broken
Though I've never spoken
I come undone
In this Mad Season.

Matchbox 20, Mad Season