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Love is not love until love's vulnerable.

Theodore Roethke

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My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.

Bruce Lee

The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.

Anonymous

Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.

Dennis Waitley

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.

Confucius

Reach for the stars.

Unknown

Happiness is a choice.

Barry Neil Kaufman

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Abraham Lincoln

Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.

Horace

The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.

Napoleon Hill

Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?

Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.

Thomas Edison

The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.

Cornelius Nepos

Faith can move mountains.

Unknown

I won't be ignored, Dan !

Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)

A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.

Levi ben Gershon

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.

Leo Buscaglia

Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.

Hermann Hesse

It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.

Aristotle

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bring out the gimp.

Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)

If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

Zig Ziglar

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.

Plutarch

Fortune and love favor the brave.

Ovid

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.

Burton Hills

After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.

Anonymous

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's always too soon to quit !

Norman Vincent Peale

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.

M. Scott Peck

Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?

Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.

Albert Einstein

Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.

Abraham Lincoln

Have you checked the children lately ?

Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.

Richard Bach

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.

Charlie Brown

No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.

Napoleon Hill

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Bruce Lee

All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.

Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.

Beverly Sills

Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.

Thomas Edison

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation

Thomas Edison

The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.

John Milton

Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

Henry Van Dyke

Your attitude determines your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.

Unknown

This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.

Robert Kincaid

Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.

Andy Warhol

If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.

Norman Vincent Peale

Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.

Eileen Caddy

Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.

Indian Proverb

I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.

Mary Baker Eddy

I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.

Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)

The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.

Edgar Watson Howe

The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.

Jessica Brumley

Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

Plato

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.

Ursula K. Le Guin

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.

Albert Einstein

One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.

Edwin Arnold

Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.

Christian Nestell Bovee

Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.

Unknown

We belong dead.

The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.

Isaac Asimov

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.

Margaret Thatcher

Adventure is worthwhile.

Amelia Earhart

Here's Johnny !

Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.

John Donne

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.

Emily Dickinson

Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.

Unknown

What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.

Baiyun

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Unknown

Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.

Lord Chesterfield

I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

Oscar Wilde

Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.

Robert M. Pirsig

Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Francis of Assisi

Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.

Congolese Proverb

I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Humphrey Bogart

A small house will hold a hundred friends.

African Proverb

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.

Winston Churchill

Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

Plutarch

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.

Virginia Satir

No one is so poor as an ignorant person.

Hebrew Proverb

The time to make friends is before you need them.

Traditional Proverb

Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.

Aristotle

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.

Dean Marshall

We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.

Earl Nightingale

To go fast, row slowly.

Norman Vincent Peale

The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.

Swami Vivekananda

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

Edgar Allan Poe

And that's how you play "Get the Guests".

George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

Albert Einstein