Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January Words of Wisdom

I'll read my books, and I'll drink my coffee and I'll listen to music, and I'll bolt the door. --J.D. Salinger

You are not a mess. You are a feeling person in a messy world. --Glennon Doyle Melton

Some people only hate you because of the way other people love you. --Unknown

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better person. --Benjamin Franklin

The smallest feline is a masterpiece. --Leonardo da Vinci

Avoid the base hypocrisy of condemning in one man what you pass over in silence when committed by another. --Theodore Roosevelt

Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably. --C.S. Lewis

Sometimes he sits at you feet looking into your face with an expression so gentle and caressing that the depth of his gaze startles you. --Theophile Gautier

If you only walk on sunny days you'll never reach your destination. --Paulo Coelho

I'm learning everyday to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be, to inspire and not terrify me. --Tracee Ellis Ross

I am asking you to dream big, bold and daring things for your family and for your country. --President Donald J. Trump

I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game's winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that's why I succeed. --Michael Jordan

Being a little weird is just a natural side-effect of being totally awesome. --Unknown

If you don't leave the past in the past, it will destroy your future. Look what's in front of you, not what yesterday took away. The best is yet to come. --George Strait

Hold the door, say please, say thank you. Don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie. I know you got mountains to climb but always stay humble and kind. --Tim McGraw

It is time to believe in the future. It is time to believe in each other. It is time to believe in America. --President Donald J. Trump

To be old and wise you must first be young and stupid. --Unknown

The horse. Nobility without conceit, friendship without envy, beauty without vanity. A willing servant, yet never a slave. --Ronald Duncan

When life throws a curve ball, say thank you for the opportunity to learn and grow. --Michelle Maros

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. --Charles Horton Cooley

The writer is an explorer. Every step is an advance into a new land. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

For civilization to survive, the human race has to remain civilized. --Rod Serling

The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind. --Humphrey Bogart

The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence. --Charles Bukowski

We don't always have to agree with one another but it's important that we learn to respect each other. --Rubyanne

People have to pretend you're a bad person so they don't feel guilty about the things they did to you. God forbid they be accountable for their own bullshit. --Unknown

I think celebrities should basically shut their pieholes and do what they do best: act, sing, tap dance, juggle balls and do all that kind of stuff. --Gene Simmons

Be silly. Be fun. Be different. Be crazy. Be you, because life is too short to be anything but happy. --Unknown

I knew I had matured when I realized that every situation doesn't need a reaction. Sometimes you've just got to let people get on with the lame shit that they do. --Unknown

Put your ass where your heart wants to be. By that, I simply mean if you want to paint, put your body in front of an easel. If you want to write, sit in front of a keyboard. --Steven Pressfield

Get emotionally connected to your story so you can deliver it. You know, if you can't deliver the emotions to your script there's no point to your story. --Robert Redford

The harder you work as a writer, the better you get at it. It's like anything else. It's a muscle you have to exercise. --Ron White

Do not be afraid to dream big. Work hard for what you want. Follow your passion and never give up. --Unknown

When you're a writer sometimes you have to spend time poking at part of yourself that normal, sane people leave alone. --Vikram Chandra

Life is too short to waste time on people who don't deserve to be an issue in your life. --Steve Wentworth

Always trust your gut instincts. If you genuinely feel in your heart that something is wrong, it usually is. --Unknown

A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world. --Unknown

Never give up on your dreams. The waiting can seem painful, but the regret of not going for it will be even more painful. --Steve Aitchison

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