"I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger a d the chance to sacrifice myself for my love. I felt in myself a superabundance of energy which found no outlet in out quiet life."
— Leo Tolstoy “Family Happiness”
"You may have lots of friends in the audience of your life, but not everyone can sit in the front row. There are some friends that you need to move to the balcony, and some that you need to move out of the building altogether. You can still live them, though, but only from a distance."
— Dr. Mahalia Ann Hines (mother of Common; taken from his book “One Day It’ll All Make Sense)
"Some people say, “Never let them see you cry.” I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone."
— Tina Fey
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…"
— Dr. Seuss
"if you’re not paying for something, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold"
— MetaFilter user blue_beetle
"Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches."
— Andy Warhol
"It’s not too much fun to know yourself too well or think you do -everyone needs a little conceit to carry them through & past the falls."
— Marilyn Monroe
"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?"
— Morning Motivation: Whatever Else Remains « Clutch Magazine
"Don’t do anything that doesn’t pertain to your goal."
— Russell Simmons
"I have a look of concern on my face, though you can’t see it because of my Botox."
— Jacqueline, RHONJ
"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it."
— Gandhi (via missfolly)