I’ve had heartaches, headaches, toothaches, earaches, and I’ve had a few pains in the ass; but I’ve survived to tell about it.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken — and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.
The moment of change is the only poem.
A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that still doesn’t mean she can’t have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones.
The thing about happiness is that it doesn’t help you to grow; only unhappiness does that.
If only I could meet someone new. I guess my chances of that happening are somewhat diminished, seeing that I’m incapable of making eye contact with a woman I don’t know.
Joel, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Do the things you’ve always wanted to
Without me there to hold you back; don’t think, just do.
More than anything I want to see you, girl
Take a glorious bite out of the whole world.
You Could Be Happy, Snow Patrol
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
I survived because I was tougher than anybody else
You don’t have a man, you need spaghetti.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
It is the friends you can all at 4a.m. that matter.
I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
So many times I define my pride
Through someone else’s eyes
Then I look inside and found my own stride
I found the lasting love for me
If I’m searching for my spirituality
Passionately I must begin with me
There’s just me,
One is the magic number
Jill Scott, One Is The Magic #
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, your school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the only one who has got to change.
What kind of fear is it? Is it fear of poverty, of loneliness, of
rejection? Then use common sense. Don’t let the fear get infected.
Often we burn 70 percent of our emotional energy on what we fear might
happen (90 percent of which won’t happen). By devoting our energy to
our other emotions, we will heal naturally. Interview with Za Rinpoche, the Dharma King, Tibetan Spiritual Leader from the book: What should I do with my life?