My Favorite Quotes

I love to collect quotes that help remind me that words can live on beyond the boundries of life and time. Here are a few of my favorites:
(I am retyping these from my journal which is written in coursive.
 I appologize ahead of time for spelling errors or crazy auto corrects)
"Have a heart that never hardens,
and a temper that never tires,
and a touch that never hurts."
-Charles Dickens
"Act without expectation."
-Lao Tzu
"Do not regret growing older.
It's a privilege denied to many."
"Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
-Rev. John Watson/ Ian MacLaren
"If your dreams don't scare you they're not big enough."
-Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
"It's not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are."
-Roy E. Disney
"Be couragous and try to write in a way that scares you a little."
-Holley Gerth
"We loved a love that was more than love."
-Edgar Allen Poe
"You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."
-Christopher Columbus
"Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does."
"Change does not mean rejecting what was; it means embracing what can be."
"Never let loyalty and kindness get away from you!
Wear them like a necklace, write them deep within your heart."
-Proverbs 3:1-4
"If I don't write to empty my mind I go mad."
-Lord Byron
"Fill your paper with the beathings of your heart."
-William Wordsworth
"There is but one cause of human failure and that is man's lack of faith in his true self."
-William James
"It is impossible to discourage the real writers-
they don't give a damn what you say,
they're going to write."
-Sinclair Lewis
"I have discovered that patience is not the ability to wait but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting."
-Joyce Meyer
"You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you."
-Barbara Sher
"I am ready to meet my maker. Whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter."
-Sir Winston Curchill (I love this purely for the ballsy aspect of it.)
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
-Dr. Seuss
"The pages are still blank but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamouring to become visible."
-Vladimir Nabakov
"If there's a book you really want to read,
but it hasn't been written yet,
then you must write it."
-Toni Morrison
"It is the quality of ones convictions that dertermine success,
not the number of followers."
-Remus Lupin
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that."
-J K Rowling
"Ask and God will give to you.
Search and you will find.
Knock and the door will open for you."
-Matthew 7:7
"There are all kinds of courage. It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, butjust as much to stand up to your friends."
-J K Rowling
"If you suffer for doing good and you are patient, then God is pleased."
-1 Peter 2:20 (long story why I like this one)
"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real."
-J K Rowling
"The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."
-Sylvia Plath
"What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers."
-Logan Pearsall Smith
"Learn how to see.
Realize that everything connects to everything else."
-Leonardo da Vinci
"Nothing is impossible the word itself says I'm possible."
-Audrey Hepburn
"Keep your face always towards the sunshine and the shadows fall behind you."
-Walt Whitman
"Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will."
"Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an oppertunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along."
-Rae Smith
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
-Walt Disney
"Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you."
-James D. Miles
"Prove them wrong, lead by example."
"You must do the thing that you think you cannot."
-Eleanor Roosevelt
"On the other side of fear is freedom."
"Don't let these waves wash away your hopes."
"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
-George Eliot
"To believe in something and not to live it, is dishonest."
"Do not work for free under the guise of good exposure. It is bad exposure. If you don't value your own work, neither will anyone else."
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
-Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'"
-Mary Anne Radmacher
"It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others while tears flow silently through the soul and clense the heart."
-Pope John Paul II
"Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory."
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
-Albert Einstein
 "In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit."
-Anne Frank

"No matter what, expect the unexpected and whenever possible be the unexpected."
-Lynda Barry

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