Not all those who wander are lost*

Get busy living, or get busy dying.

– Stephen King

 

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.

– Galileo

 

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. „Which road do I take?” she asked. „Where do you want to go?” was his response. „I don’t know,” Alice answered. „Then,” said the cat, „it doesn’t matter.”

– Lewis Carroll

 

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

– Bob Dylan

 

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

– Kahlil Gibran

 

Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense.

– Mark Twain

 

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.

– Sylvia Plath

 

The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.

– Virginia Woolf

 

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

– Bertrand Russell

 

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

– Albert Einstein

 

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

– Albert Camus

 

The better the state is established, the fainter is humanity.

– Nietzsche

 

Draw a crazy picture, Write a nutty poem, Sing a mumble-gumble song, Whistle through your comb. Do a loony-goony dance’ Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world, That ain’t been there before.

– Shel Silverstein

 

What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?

– Henry David Thoreau

 

The only paradise is paradise lost.

– Marcel Proust

 

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

– Plato

 

Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.

– Mother Teresa

 

You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

– Kafka

 

A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what’s going on.

– William Burroughs

 

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.

– Aldous Huxley

 

Religious people tend to have a god shaped hole in their hearts.

– Salman Rushdie

 

As I have not worried to be born, I do not worry to die.

– Federico Garcia Lorca

 

People can have many different kinds of pleasure. The real one is that for which they will forsake the others.

– Marcel Proust

 

We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

– Carl Jung

 

You have to strive every minute to get rid of the life that you have planned in order to have the life that’s waiting to be yours. Move, move, move….

– Joseph Campbell

 

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

– Nietzsche

those who preach god, need god
those who preach peace do not have peace
those who preach peace do not have love

– Charles Bukowski

 

Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.

– Edgar Allan Poe

 

…to be acutely conscious is a disease, a real, honest-to-goodnes disease. -notes from the underground

– Dostoevsky

 

*- J. R. R. Tolkien

 

To be awake is to be alive*

First, I was dying to finish my high school and start college

And then I was dying to finish college and start working

Then I was dying to marry and have children

And then I was dying  for my children

to grow old enough

so I could go back to work

But then I was dying to retire

And now I’m dying…

And suddenly I realized

I forgot to live

To make money we lose our health, and then to restore our health we lose our money…

We live as if we are never going to die and we die as if we never lived…

(de aici)

(*Henry David Thoreau)