This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama
Things have been going so smoothly lately, it would be way too easy for you to put yourself on mental auto-pilot — and that might not be such a good idea. You know the day’s tasks and obligations like the back of your hand, but you still need to pay attention to what you are doing. Letting your mind wander here and there is totally acceptable — turning your mind off is not. You can’t always rely on challenges to keep you on your toes. Focus on what you’re up to.
There are thousands and thousands of people out there leading lives of quiet, screaming desperation, where they work long, hard hours at jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.
Nigel Marsh
You are the books you read the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the dreams you have, the conversations you engage in. You are what you take from these. You are the sound of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner. You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life. You are every single second of every single day. So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence. Let the words run through your veins and let the colours fill your mind.
Jac Vanek
Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did - that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that - a parent’s heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.
Debra Ginsberg
We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke and a presumption that once our eyes watered.
Tom Stoppard

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"

"I’d tell them the same thing I’d tell one person. That if you understand failure, you won’t be afraid of it anymore. Failure isn’t diving on your face, or hitting rock bottom. That’s just being human. You only fail when you decide to not try again. So it’s entirely in your control. Once you understand failure, it’s impossible to fail."


I can’t stand moral absolutism. You know, there’s always that guy who wants to point out that Martin Luther King cheated on his wife— as if he obviously couldn’t have been a great person if he did something like that. Or someone will bring out an inspirational quote, and get you to agree, and then inform you that Hitler said it. As if a good thought couldn’t come from Hitler. Moral absolutism keeps us from learning from the past. It’s easy to say: ‘Hitler was a demon. Nazis were all bad seeds.’ That’s simple. It’s much harder to say: ‘Is that humanity? Is that me?’
Nervous and scared is a good thing, it’s your friend. You feel more on the edge, you feel like you’re about to fall down the river, it’s a good thing for me. I like that feeling.
Georges St Pierre

(Source: mmaquotes.blogspot.gr)

My novels are epic fantasy, but they are inspired by and grounded in history. Rape and sexual violence have been a part of every war ever fought. To omit them from a narrative centered on war and power would have been fundamentally false and dishonest, and would have undermined one of the themes of the books: that the true horrors of human history derive not from orcs and Dark Lords, but from ourselves. We are the monsters. (And the heroes too). Each of us has within himself the capacity for great good, and great evil.
GRRM
They’re a part of the “adulthood begins at 30” generation.
Jeff Winger
  • Ms. Archer: Metric? Who uses metric?
  • Lana: Every single country on the planet except for us, Liberia, and Burma.
  • Sterling: Wow really?!
  • Lana: Yup
  • Sterling: Cause you never really think of those other two as having their shit together.
Game of Thrones theory

Completely blew my mind. This changes everything. Everything!

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