Eclectic quotations accumulating in Hell's Kitchen, NY, USA.


"The moment you feel yourself slipping, take action right away to get back on track. If you catch yourself quickly, you won't fall very far... It's great when you can stay disciplined and focused for long periods of time. At some point though, you'll get distracted and stray a little bit off course... That's not the end of the world. Don't beat yourself up just because you've momentarily lost your focus... Instead, give genuine thanks for how far you've already come. And then step right back on to the path you've set for yourself... Being disciplined doesn't mean being perfect. Remember that what really matters is what you choose to do right now... Even if you slip back one step for every two steps you take forward, you'll still be moving steadily ahead. Catch yourself, get back up, keep going and you'll get there".-- Ralph Marston


"It is now, and now is different. Even though you may have experienced an overwhelming amount of disappointment in the past, the past is over.
Perhaps you've failed again and again. Now is different... That was then and this is now. Now you have the opportunity to move forward... Now you can do what you've never been able to do before. Now you can follow through on the things you've been unable or unwilling to do in the past... Now is your moment to live. Now is the time to act... Now is when you can truly make a difference. Stand up, step forward and live".

-- Ralph Marston


"Wonderful, wonderful, day. Just so quiet. I just love to listen to the quiet. It always has a message. Today's was just a wisp of thankfulness. Thankful for living in a place that is quiet. Thankful for being able to enjoy the quiet".
-- Zane, ZaneJabbers


"If you wish to get something done, stop telling yourself why you can't. Begin telling yourself why you must... Of course there are obstacles to every achievement. Yet you can work through any obstacle when you have a clear and compelling reason to do so... Zero in on that reason. Make it your priority to keep that reason ever present in your thoughts... Though the challenges may be powerful, you can always make your purpose even more powerful. Keep telling yourself, again and again, why you must... Make a solid connection between your actions and your purpose. That will cause your effectiveness to soar... Remember always why you must. And you will." 
-- Ralph Marston


"Anger or hatred is like a fisherman's hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it".
-- Dalai Lama


"Praise the bridge that carried you over".
-- George Colman


"Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
-- Antonio Smith


"Think today of how good life can be. And you'll see that life's true goodness comes not from what you have, but from how much you value and appreciate it.

"There is no end to the possibilities for richness and fulfillment in your life. There is no limit to what you can make of whatever you have.

"Consider what you are able to be thankful for, and you'll discover something wonderful and empowering. You can be thankful for it all.

"Look back and you'll see that the pleasures and the pains have both pushed you forward and given you countless opportunities for real growth. You've been supported by the good things you do have and inspired to reach for those things you do not yet have.

"The triumphs have given you joy and the disappointments have strengthened your determination. All of it has enabled you to more richly fulfill the beautiful, genuine person you are.

"Treasure all that is around you, whatever it may be, and open yourself to the positive possibilities. Be truly thankful for it all, and every day is even more rich and fulfilling than the day before".

-- Ralph Marston


"If I try to be like him, who will be like me?"
--Yiddish Proverb


"One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life".
-- Edward B. Butler


"A true leader is not the one with the most followers, but one who creates the most leaders".
Meditations from Conversations with God, Book 1, page 114


"Every decision you make is NOT a decision about what to do. It's a decision about Who You Are".
-- Neale Donald Walsch


"Be Authentic - Acting authentically with others basically involves acting with integrity. At its core, authenticity is simply acting in keeping with your own values. It means being truly honest with both yourself and others. In a power relationship authenticity is based on being yourself, and avoiding acts that create false appearances. You know how easy it is to spot someone that is putting on an act - we all have this intuitive capability. Being authentic creates deep levels of mutual trust and true respect".
-- Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler


"Power Listening - Effective communication is far more than just talking - the real key is effective listening. Power communicators focus on what the other person is saying, rather than worrying on how they will respond. If you have trouble communicating clearly with others, you may want to try the following communication power tool: Mirror their thoughts back to them, and ask them if you properly understood what they said. The simplest way to do this is is to paraphrase what they just said to you, and ask them if you properly understood what they meant".
-- Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler


"A loving heart is the truest wisdom".
-- Charles Dickens


"Happiness is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment".
-- J. Donald Walters


"It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness".
-- Chinese Proverb


"People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


"You won't become successful by complaining that life is unfair. Certainly there are many injustices in the world, yet you won't get anywhere by using those injustices as excuses.

Your best response is to work over, under, around and through them. Accept the fact that life is unfair, and choose to experience outstanding success anyway.

"It is admirable to fight against injustice. But fighting against injustice may very well make that injustice even stronger.

"A better way to end injustice is to make it irrelevant. When you create ways for yourself and others to succeed in spite of unfair circumstances, then you render those circumstances powerless.

"The world is filled with inequity and unfairness. And yet, there are always plenty of workable and creative ways to rise above those negative circumstances.

"When something in life is unfair, choose to succeed anyway. And make that unfairness so small and insignificant it won't even matter".

-- Ralph Marston


"Never permit the behavior of other people to tell you how to feel." 
-- Vernon Howard


“Between the ages of twenty and forty we are engaged in the process of discovering who we are, which involves learning the difference between accidental limitations which it is our duty to outgrow and the necessary limitations of our nature beyond which we cannot trespass with impunity.”
-- W.H. Auden


" I’ve been struck by the paradoxes I kept confronting. The opposite of a great truth is also true. I try to embrace these contradictions:

1. Accept yourself, but expect more of yourself.
2. Keep an empty shelf, and keep a junk drawer.
3. Take yourself less seriously—and take yourself more seriously. 
4. Use your time efficiently, yet make time to play, to wander, to read at whim, to fail.
5. Think about yourself so you can forget yourself. 
6. The days are long, but the years are short.

Often, the search for happiness means understanding both sides of the contradiction".

-- Gretchen Rubin, the Happiness Project


"Is there something you desperately need? Your sense of desperation and your need will work against you, and will make it even more difficult to attain what you're after... By very definition, whatever you need you do not have. When you continually reinforce the idea that you do not have something, you continually push that thing away from yourself... Replace your desperate need with a passionate desire. That will frame your situation in a much more positive, powerful perspective... With desperation, you feel like giving up. With passion, on the other hand, you create the energy to move decisively forward... With need, you feel an emptiness that drains your every moment. With desire, you constantly motivate yourself to create fulfillment... Let go of your needs, for they will only keep you needy. Replace them with positive desires, and feel the empowering passion that will make those desires happen..."
-- Ralph Marston


"I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine."
-- Neil Armstrong


"To me, success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world, that I am able to change it in positive ways."
-- Maxine Hong Kingston


"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
-- Leo Tolstoy


"There is only one rule in all of metaphysics: Don't complain!" 
-- Emma Curtis Hopkins


"The work you're doing has a purpose that means something to you. As you do the work, feel the purpose... You can work your way cheerfully through any obstacle as long as there's something truly desirable on the other side. Feel the satisfaction of accomplishment and let that feeling pull you toward it".
-- Ralph Marston


“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
~Lao Tzu


"The best way to secure future happiness is to be as happy as is rightfully possible today."
-- Charles W. Eliot, educator


"You can never have a happy ending at the end of an unhappy journey; it just doesn't work out that way. The way you're feeling, along the way, is the way you're continuing to pre-pave your journey, and it's the way it's going to continue to turn out until you do something about the way you are feeling".
-- Abraham-Hicks


"Look with favor upon a bold beginning."
-- Virgil


"Play by the rules, but be ferocious."
Phil Knight, founder of Nike


"The man who does not make any mistakes does not usually make anything."
William Connor Magee


"Bantering and joking around and seeing things in a funny way, maybe a cynical way, even a skeptical way, is second nature for New Yorkers."
Robert Mankoff, cartoon editor for the New Yorker.


"We discover that who we are has always been good enough. It is who we were intended to be."
-- Marianne Williamson


"You are a three-fold being. You consist of body, mind, and spirit. You could also call these the physical, the nonphysical and the metaphysical. This is the Holy Trinity, and it has been called by many names". 
-- Meditations from Conversations with God


"Life will flow easily and gracefully when you simply allow it. Choose right now to simply allow it... Allow the problems to come and then allow them to go just as quickly. Peacefully accept the disappointments and you'll have no trouble with peacefully letting them go... Stop fighting against what is, and you'll clearly see how to make the most of it. Welcome each new experience and you'll quickly find the value it brings... Leave the worries and anxieties behind, for they add nothing to your life. Be at peace, and you will feel the fullness of your power... Allow the rich abundance to flow naturally and unhindered through your life. And delight in the fulfillment that is yours to create".
-- Ralph Marston


"Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule."
-- Stephen King


"There is great power in truth. There is great power in authenticity.

"It can be comforting for a while to overlook or deny who you truly are, in order to go along with the crowd. Yet it is a false comfort that never does last.

"There is no person you can pretend to be who is as powerful and effective as the person you really are. No identity you might try to manufacture will ever work as well as the identity that has always been a part of you.

"With authenticity, no effort is needed to maintain your sense of self. It flows easily and naturally through everything you do, freeing you and enabling you to live life fully.

"You are real and you are unique and you are of great value. It is in your best interest to mine the magnificent treasure of the authentic you.

"Do not merely go along with life. Be authentic, and you will make it great".

-- Ralph Marston


"...Change cannot be avoided in life. So do not resist change, embrace it. Life is changing all the time -- and certainly the day-to-day conditions on our planet are changing now in ways we could not have expected -- so the fact of change is real, and very present. Our invitation from life is to not let changes get us down, but to lift ourselves up, and move past them."
-- Neale Donald Walsch


"You don't have to go back and deal with childhood issues, because those childhood issues produced a vibration within you that you are still offering -- which is producing today issues. You can shift your vibration a whole lot easier when you're dealing with today issues, than trying to deal with childhood issues. It's the same vibration. That vibration that was creating childhood issues, now it's creating today issues. Deal with it in your now. 'Which thought feels better? Which thought feels better? Which thought feels better?'"
-- Abraham-Hicks


"I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays."
-- Henny Youngman


"...Your light is seen, your heart is known, your soul is cherished by more people than you might imagine...If you knew how many others have been touched in wonderful ways by you, you would be astonished. If you knew how many people feel so much for you, you would be shocked...You are far more wonderful than you think you are... Rest with that. Rest easy with that. Breathe again. You are doing fine. More than fine. Better than fine. You're doin' great. So relax. And love yourself today".
-- Neale Donald Walsch


"Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up".
-- Jesse Jackson


"The time has come to get clear about who you are and what you choose... There come moments in every person's life when a decision is necessary... A big decision. A major choice... Such a time is now... What you get to choose today is who you are and who you choose to be, and what you wish to experience in your life... Remember, not to decide is to decide".
-- Neale Donald Walsch


"Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on schedule. The key is to keep working the engines."
-- Gary Sinise


"The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B."
--  James Yorke


"It may seem that you cannot control exterior circumstances, but you can always control interior ones... Your internal world -- the reality that you encounter within your mind and emotions -- is a world that you and only you control and create... How you experience everything is up to you. Your reactions need not be automatic or similar to ones you
have had before".

-- Neale Donald Walsch


"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."
-- George Bernard Shaw


"... The biggest question in life is, How much good can you accept?... Good is flowing to you every day. How much of it you experience depends on how much of it you can accept. And how much of it you can accept depends upon how 'worthy' you believe that you are".
-- Neale Donald Walsch


"To successfully move away from an undesirable situation, decide exactly where you wish to go. Create a powerful intention for yourself, and feed that intention with the energy that's in your desire for change".
-- Ralph Marston


“It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop".
-- Confucius


"One should not give up, neglect, or forget for a moment his inner life, but he must learn to work in it, with it, and out of it, so that the unity of his soul may break out in all his activities". 
-- Meister Eckhart


"Non-action is the purest and most effective form of action. The game plays the game; the poem writes the poem; we can't tell the dancer from the dance". 
-- Stephen Mitchell


"Have fun with this. Be playful about it. Be light and easy about it. Pamper yourself more. Be nicer to yourself more. Care less what others say. Complain not at all. And praise as often as you can. And if you can't praise, at least say nothing!"
-- Abraham-Hicks


"For every task that is given me, there is also given me all the power necessary for the performance of that task. I do not need to hold back".
-- Twenty-Four Hours a Day


"Be thankful for what is. And be thankful also for what has not yet come to you. For that is where the possibilities are. And those possibilities have no limit". 
-- Ralph Marston


"Long after a bitter failure, some of us still cling to the hope that we can erase the defeat in some spectacular way. One dream is to “prove ourselves” to those who scorned us or put us down.This never really works, even when we do become winners at some later time. For one thing, we may be proving ourselves to people who never will like us. If we are striving to show others that we can succeed, we are still dancing to their tune. We are accepting their idea of what success should be".
-- Walk in Dry Places, as quoted by Scott.


"Life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy".
-- Florence Scovel Shinn


"The way you say your truth can be hurtful. So speak your truth, but soothe your words with peace".
-- Neale Donald Walsch


"Every day, every situation, every experience is a learning opportunity. Make good, purposeful use of what you know and learn, and there is no limit to what you can achieve".
-- Ralph Marston


"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science".
-- Albert Einstein


"Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are".
-- Bertolt Brecht


"It's sad to have sex for money. But it's sadder to have sex for hugs."
-- Jacqueline Novak


"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject". 
-- Winston Churchill


"Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway".
-- Elbert Hubbard


“Never complain. Never explain.”
-- Katharine Hepburn


"It's time to get busy. It's time to make a difference, and just think of how great that will feel.

This day is a golden opportunity to bring your dreams to life. You're in a position to have a positive impact on your world.

Instead of complaining about what's wrong, build upon what is right. Instead of arguing over who is to blame, figure out what you can do to make things better.

There are ideas you've been meaning to pursue. Now is the time to get started on them.

There are projects you've been needing to finish. Now is your chance to bring those achievements to fruition.

Give the gift of your own smart, focused, enthusiastic action to the world today. There's immense value just waiting to be created, and now is the time to make it happen".

-- Ralph Marston


"Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records".
--William A. Ward


"Judge not that about which you feel passionate. Simply notice it, then see if it serves you, given who and what you wish to be".
Meditations from Conversations with God


"There's a job that must be done. Will you get busy and do it or will you just sit there and avoid taking action?
The way you prevent yourself from taking action is to have a set of reasonable and believable excuses. The way to get the work done is to replace those excuses with clear and meaningful reasons that are far more compelling.

Every delay is a wasted opportunity. For time is a most precious and irreplaceable resource.

Each time you think of an excuse for not taking action, overpower it. For each single excuse, quickly come up with two good, solid believable reasons for moving forward.

Yes, if you choose you can talk yourself out of doing what must be done. Fortunately, you are just as empowered to talk yourself into taking any necessary action.

Decide to blast away every excuse with two good reasons for going ahead and moving forward. And the odds are two to one that you will indeed reach whatever goal you choose".

-- Ralph Marston


"This day is yours to experience. This life is yours to live.

This world is a place in which you can act to make a positive, meaningful difference. This moment is one that's filled with possibilities.

It can often be difficult to make your way forward, and it is all too easy to lose sight of the unique and beautiful person you truly are. Take time to remember the best that is within you, and know that your authentic, miraculous life is stronger than any obstacle.

Choose to fill this day with your very own special expression of what it means to be alive. Right now is your opportunity to fulfill those yearnings that have always called to you.

You have the power to take any ordinary moment and put joy into it. Your happiness comes not from what you may seek to take away from life but from what you give, what you create, and what you share.

This is your moment to live with all the purpose and richness you can imagine. Realize that nothing is really holding you back, and make this the best day ever."

-- Ralph Marston


"... Do not worry about "what the neighbors think." Worry only about whether you are being true to yourself... Think, act, and speak today from the place of your highest truth. About all things. Including your relationship, your life work, your thoughts and your choices... It is time that you came out of hiding on some things... "

-- Neale Donald Walsch


"desire is a powerful force that can be used to make things happen..."
-- marcia weider


"If you're doing something for someone else's approval, you may as well not do it at all... There is only one reason to do anything: to announce and declare, express and fulfill, become and experience Who You Really Are... Do what you do, therefore, for the sheer joy of it, for sheer joy is who you are. Do what you choose, not what someone else chooses for you..."
-- Neale Donald Walsch


"Do not confuse desire with expectation, or with need. Desire has an entirely different quality to it. You can desire something without needing or requiring it... That little difference makes everything work. That little difference is the whole trick. Desire, do not Require. To desire propels. To require compels. Life will not be compelled, but it can be coaxed..."

-- Neale Donald Walsch


"... They who are all things to their neighbors cease to be anything to themselves".
-- Norman Douglas


"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something".
-- Thomas H. Huxley


"My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person."
Andy Warhol


"Isn't life just a series of images that change as they repeat themselves? "
-- Andy Warhol


"Today, I am grateful that every day is a joyous one even though I may not act the part..."
-- Scott, Attitude of Gratitude


"I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today."
-- William Allen White


"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."
-- Abraham Lincoln


"What is the most important thing that you should do right now? It's easy to figure out the answer--the most important thing is usually the item you least want to do. So jump on it. Get it out of the way. Then go on to the next thing you don't want to do and get rid of that item by completing it. You'll be amazed at how it frees your spirit no to have them hanging over you."
-- Tom Hopkins


"Don't wait. The time will never be just right."
-- Napoleon Hill


"Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world".
-- Annie Lennox


"To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness."
-- Robert Muller


"It takes as much stress to be a success as it does to be a failure".
-- Emilio James Trujillo


“For every line of conversation she has with someone else, she has sixteen with herself.”
-- Sarah Pare


"There is nothing for you to go back and live over, or fix, or feel regret about now. Every part of your life has unfolded just right. And so --now -- knowing all that you know from where you now stand, now what do you want? The answers are now coming forth to you. Go forth in joy, and get on with it."
-- Abraham-Hicks


“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
-- Maya Angelou


“Be very, very careful what you put into that head, because you will never, ever get it out.”
-- Thomas Cardinal Wolsey


"It's been a privilege to be here. "
-- Paul Newman (1925-2008)


"Nobody else knows your reason for being. You do. Your bliss guides you to it. When you follow your bliss, when you follow your path to joy, your conversation is of joy, your feelings are of joy -- you're right on the path of that which you intended..."
-- Abraham-Hicks


"It is as easy to create a castle as a button. It's just a matter of whether you're focused on a castle or a button."
-- Abraham-Hicks


"If you are feeling a shortage of time or money, your best effort would be to focus upon better-feeling thoughts, and do more things that make you feel good. Your time is a perceptual thing, and even though the clock is ticking the same for everyone, your alignment affects your perception, as well as the results that you allow".
-- Abraham-Hicks


"If the Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me."
-- Jimmy Buffett


"To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: 'Leave no stone unturned.'"
-- Edward Bulwer-Lytton


"I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself."
-- Michel de Montaigne


"In the end, everything is a gag".
-- Charlie Chaplin


"My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything - even if you have no clue what you're doing".
-- Jessica Alba


"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later."
-- Og Mandino


"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."
-- Thomas Jefferson


"It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong."
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


"It is not your aptitude, but your attitude that determines your altitude."
-- Zig Ziglar


"I have no memory. Every day is a new day because I don't remember the day before. Every minute is like the first minute of my life. I try to remember, but I can't..."
-- Andy Warhol


"It takes a lot of work to look so good. "
-- Andy Warhol


"The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting."
-- Andy Warhol


"art is what you can get away with."
-- andy warhol


"Everybody must have a fantasy." -- Andy Warhol


"The world fascinates me."
-- Andy Warhol


"i wonder if it's possible to have a love affair that lasts forever?"
-- andy warhol


"Pop art is for everyone "
-- Andy Warhol


"I don't know where the artificial stops and the real starts. "
-- Andy Warhol


"There should be a course in the first grade on love."
-- Andy Warhol


"Wasting money puts you in a real party mood "
Andy Warhol


"think rich, look poor "
-- andy warhol


""There will be times when it seems that your dreams are slipping away. Remind yourself once again why you follow those dreams, and you will bring them back to life... Choose to live not in a world that's overwhelmed with problems. Choose instead to live in a world that is overflowing with positive possibilities...
On the surface, life can often seem tumultuous and incomprehensible. Yet deep inside, where it truly matters, life is the way you see it and becomes what you choose to make it."
-- Ralph Marston


"People should fall in love with their eyes closed. Just close your eyes. Don't look and it's magic. "
-- Andy Warhol


"When the going gets tough, smile. And know that you have what it takes to make it through... When stress and tension and confusion surround you, relax. Select a specific challenge, deal with it, and then move calmly and confidently to the next... If you're being pulled in every direction by forces beyond your control, take time to remember what you value most. Focus on what's important to you, and you'll naturally move toward it".
-- Ralph Marston


"I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning. " -- andy warhol


“Alice came to the fork in the road.
“Which road do I take?” she asked.
“Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire cat.
“I don’t know,” Alice answered.
“Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.”

-- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


"A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something."
-- Frank Capra


"When you make the present moment, instead of past and future, the focal points of your life, your ability to enjoy what you do - and with it the quality of your life- increases dramatically."
-- Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth


"Whatever you cannot enjoy doing, you can at least accept that this is what you have to do. Acceptance means: For now, this is what this situation, this moment, requires me to do, and so I do it willingly."
-- Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth


"Whether you think you can, or can't, you are usually right."
-- Henry Ford


"Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down."
-- Jimmy Durante


"use mind over matter. if you don't mind, it doesn't matter".
-- unknown


"Your rewards in life are always in direct proportion to your contribution."
-- Anonymous


"In business, you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate."
-- Chester L. Karrass


"Performing an action in the state of acceptance means you are at peace with it."
-- Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth


"The hopeful man sees success where others see failure, sunshine where others see shadows and storm.
-- O.S. Marden


"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future".
-- Niels Bohr


"If you dream as big as you can dream, anything is possible."
-- Michael Phelps


"A person who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints."
-- Anonymous


"Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
-- Anais Nin


"I never explain anything..."
-- Mary Poppins


"A great burden was lifted from my shoulders the day I realized that no one owes me anything".
— Harry Browne


"You can pretend to be serious; you can’t pretend to be witty".
— Sacha Guitry


"The only way things are going to change for you is when you change."
-- Anonymous


"We don't beat the reaper by living longer... We beat the reaper by living well and living fully."
-- Randy Pausch


"You're only as old as your knees".
-- Shirley Conran


"Life is too short to stuff a mushroom".
-- Shirley Conran


"... The events of this very day will move you closer to God.... That is what they were designed to do, and you will experience them doing just that if you will allow yourself to... It is all a matter of opening your eyes to what is really happening (as opposed to what it looks like is happening). Judge not by outward appearances."
-- Neale Donald Walsch


"Suffering has nothing to do with events, but with one's reaction to them. What's happening is merely what's happening. How you feel about it is another matter".
-- Meditations from Conversations with God


"The hopeful man sees success where others see failure, sunshine where others see shadows and storm".
-- O.S. Marden


"A liar needs a good memory"
-- Quinilian


"" We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can..."
-- will rodgers


"People Pleasers are always seeking the validation of others for all that they do. Unfortunately, their deep feelings of inadequacy rob them of actually hearing how important and appreciated they are to their receiver. When People Pleasers are acting from their emotional wounds, their self-sabotage comes from their inability to hear what another might truly want from them. Looking through their own filter of "How can I please you?" cuts them off from hearing, listening to, and being in touch with appropriate behavior, thereby cutting themselves off at the foot. The shadow of People Pleasers is their deep shame that they are nothing without you. "You" is whomever they happen to be attached to at the moment, together with the deeds they are doing on "your" behalf to prove how necessary they are... What is the People Pleaser's shame? Useless,forgettable, insigificant, disposable, needy, unwanted, passive aggressive".

-- Debbie Ford, Why Good People Do Bad Things


"True People Pleasers are usually people who were wounded badly in adolescence -- shamed until their needs no longer seemed important to them -- and learned at a young age that to survive with the least amount of stress thrown at them, they should try with all their might to make others happy. People Pleasers are prey for the predator types and feel deeply ashamed that they are just not worth the space they take up in the world. Their feelings of worthlessness, and the fear that they are nothing without someone else's love or approval, leave them with a driving need to prove their worth to others. People Pleasers are the ones with a warm smile on their face and the word prey stamped on their forehead. They are driven to capture your love by doing, overdoing, and then doing some more. They will give until there is nothing left of themselves and covertly feed off the one they are giving to in a less than healthy way. They may take the form of the love buyer, buying gifts and spending money that they don't have, in order to gain love. Their food is the adoration of others, and although they may look like they are giving, they are actually taking".
-- Debbie Ford


"I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work the more of it I seem to have".
-- Coleman Cox


"You cannot change your type, but you can make yourself a brilliant success at that type".
-- Emmet Fox


"I never read. I just look at pictures. "
-- Andy Warhol


"I just think any picture you take is a good picture. "
-- Andy Warhol


"I believe in low lights and trick mirrors. "
-- Andy Warhol


"I am a deeply superficial person. " -- Andy Warhol


"Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details. " --Andy Warhol


"Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. "
-- Andy Warhol


"They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. "
-- Andy Warhol


"I think everybody should like everybody. "
-- Andy Warhol


"Once you gain control over the thoughts you think, your sense of injustice will subside and will be replaced with the exuberance for life and the zest to create that you were born with."


"If you need to know in advance that everything will 'work out' before you jump in, you'll never jump into anything... Yet 'jumping in' is life's greatest excitement, its grandest
adventure. Don't deny yourself that. Just go for it. Trust that Life will bring you benefit no matter what happens".

-- Neale Donald Walsch


"Don't be afraid of growing old. Be afraid of growing boring."
-- Unknown


"...Look to see what behaviors you are

indulging in over and over again that are clearly not serving you. Then, go on a 'bad habit diet.'... I mean it. I'm not kidding, Pick one bad habit, one bad behavior, a day for five days. You can do this. Stop doing the stuff you're doing that obviously

does not serve you--or others."

-- Neale Donald Walsch


"This period of your life marks a New Beginning. You

can feel it. And you have only just begun to know the

treasure and the glory of You. And you have only just

begun to make your Real and Lasting Contribution.

So step into this day with zest and zeal! Go now and

give your gift. We're all waiting for you. And we need

the wonder of Who You Are".

-- Neale Donald Walsch


"No effort is ever wasted, although some pay dividends later than you think... Do not imagine that you 'wasted your time' because something didn't turn out right. There is no such thing as 'waste' in the Universe. Everything -- everything -- yields benefit... It's true. And your life will show you this. So don't decry the 'effort that failed.' All things lead to your highest good. You just may not know it yet".
-- Neale Donald Walsch


"War is not nice".
-- Barbara Bush


"People who have no weaknesses are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them".
-- Anatole France


"My ambition is all in my head. I'm on a f*cking journey. I'm on a walkabout".
-- Heath Ledger


"If you take just one tiny thing out of your past, I believe it will change the position of everything else so I try not to have any regrets in life."
-- Heath Ledger


"I don't plan at all... I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future."
-- Heath Ledger


"Bloom where you are planted..."
-- Unknown


"The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand”.
— Frank Herbert


"Anytime you feel negative emotion, stop and say: Something is important here; otherwise, I would not be feeling this negative emotion. What is it that I want? And then simply turn your attention to what you do want. . . . In the moment you turn your attention to what you want, the negative attraction will stop; and in the moment the negative attraction stops, the positive attraction will begin. And—in that moment—your feeling will change from not feeling good to feeling good. That is the Process of Pivoting".
-- Abraham-Hicks


"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made."
-- Groucho Marx


"Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before."
-- Kurt Vonnegut


"The handwriting on the wall may be a forgery."
-- Ralph Hodgson


"The realization that something is not as you want it to be is an important first step, but once you have identified that, the faster you are able to turn your attention in the direction of a solution, the better, because a continuing exploration of the problem will prevent you from finding the solution. The problem is a different vibrational frequency than the solution—and all thoughts (or vibrations) are affected by (or managed by) the Law of Attraction".
- Abraham-Hicks Publications.


"You could spend years and years figuring out how to take three steps at once. Or you could simply take one step, and then the next, and then the next.

"Being able to think things through is a tremendously valuable skill. But don't let all that thinking prevent you from doing.

"Sometimes it pays to think of a more efficient or effective or faster way to complete the task. Other times you're better off when you just go ahead and do it.

"Analyzing what you must do can be helpful. Yet analysis by itself won't get the job completed.

"After you think it through, go ahead and get it done. Put your clever thinking into action, and you'll have something of tangible value to show for it.

"Put your mind to work and you'll create great ideas. Then put those ideas to work with your efforts, and bring them successfully to life".

-- Ralph Marston


"When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you".
-- Lao Tse


"If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done".
-- Ludwig Wittgenstein


"Be yourself. No one can ever tell you you’re doing
it wrong".
-- James Leo Herlihy


"I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven".
-- Barbra Streisand


"It is so easy to waste our lives: our days, our hours, our minutes. It is so easy to take for granted the color of the azaleas, the sheen of the limestone on Fifth Avenue, the color of our kid’s eyes, the way the melody in a symphony rises and falls and disappears and rises again. It is so easy to exist instead of live".
-- Anna Quindlen