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Saturday, April 23, 2011

I STILL FIND EACH DAY TOO SHORT FOR ALL THE THOUGHTS I WANT TO THINK, ALL THE WALKS I WANT TO TAKE, ALL THE BOOKS I WANT TO READ, AND ALL THE FRIENDS I WANT TO SEE.
-JOHN BURROUGHS

"if i didn't define myself for myself, i would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive." -audra lorde

"everybody has difficult years, but a lot of times the difficult years end up being the greatest years of your entire life." -brittany murphy

"Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."
-Rumi

"If you're lucky enough to be different
from everyone else, don't change."
-Taylor Swift

"It's your gift to see the beauty and the horror in ordinary things. It doesn't make you crazy - just different. There's nothing wrong with being different."
-Cassandra Clare; City of Bones

"You've got one life; live it. Follow your dreams, quit your job, drop out of school, tell your boyfriend that he is lousy, and walk out the door. This is your time. This is your life.
You know what? Dream as big as you want to,
it's the cheapest thing you'll ever do.
-Jared Leto

"Looking back on what I said all those years ago - all the hopes and dreams I had, I've come to the conclusion that if having things turn out the way you wanted them to is a measure of successful life - then some would say I'm a failure. The important thing is not to be bitter over life's disappointments. Learn to let go of the past and recognize that not every day is going to be sunny. And when you find yourself lost in the darkness and despair, remember it is only in the black of night that you see the stars and those stars will lead you back home. So don't be afraid to make mistakes, to stumble and fall, because most of the time the greatest rewards come from doing the things that scare you the most - so maybe you'll get everything you wished for. Maybe you'll get more than you ever could have imagined. Who knows where life will take you - the road is long and in the end, the journey is the destination."
-One Tree Hill


"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, dispairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know - quite certainly - that just to be alive is a grand thing."
-Agatha Christy

After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul. You learn that love does not mean leaning and company doesn't always mean security. You begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't always promises and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and eyes ahead with the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child. You learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight. After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much so you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone else to bring you flowers. You learn that you really can endure, that you really are strong, and that you really do have worth, and you learn. You learn.
With every good-bye, you learn.
-Veronica A. Shoffstall
"Big gates swing on small hinges"