“I don’t give a shit what the world thinks. I was born a bitch, I was born a painter, I was born fucked. But I was happy in my way. You did not understand what I am. I am love. I am pleasure, I am essence, I am an idiot, I am an alcoholic, I am tenacious. I am, simply I am.”
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, ‘Wow! What a ride!’”
— Hunter S. Thompson
The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. – Randy Pausch
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
– Albert Einstein
“But we were never lonely and never afraid when we were together. I know that the night is not the same as the day: that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started. But with her there was almost no difference in the night except that it was an even better time. If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially.”
A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway.
“But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.”
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
1984, George Orwell
“Don’t you dare shrink yourself for someone else’s comfort. Do not become small for people who refuse to grow.” -Steve Maraboli
You are unstoppable…infinite…if only you are brave enough to embrace your full potential.