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


"What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner."
-- Colette


"We are disturbed not by what happens to us, but by our thoughts about what happens."
- Epictetus


"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become."
- Buddha


"Inspiration and genius-one and the same."
~ Victor Hugo


"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Happiness habits for the heart: 1. Focus on gratitude, 2. Practice
forgiveness, 3. Spread lovingkindness."
-- Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason


"When you follow your bliss... doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else."
Joseph Campbell


"Human beings are more alike than we are un-alike... Try to spread your giving of yourself... to people who may not even look like you. You belong to everybody, and everybody belongs to you."
-- Maya Angelou


"In any challenging scenario, the calmer you remain, the clearer you can
think and the faster you can figure your way out of the problem."
-- Ewan McGregor


"This joy I have - the world didn't give it, the world can't take it away."
-- Shirley Caesar, gospel singer


"Don't let people drive you crazy when you know it's in walking distance."
~~ Unknown


"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
~~ Edmund Hillary


"Happiness habits for relationships: 1. Tend to your relationships; 2.
Surround yourself with Support; 3. See the world as your family."
-- Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason


"To keep the thousands of negative thoughts we have each day from dragging us down, we don't have to get rid of each one of them. There's a simpler way. The secret is in accepting an astonishing fact: You're thoughts aren't always true."
-- Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason
"Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes."
~ Napoleon Hill


"Our business is to be happy."
-- Dalai Lama


"The guiding three: Whatever expands you makes you happier, The universe is out to support you, Whatever you appreciate, appreciates."
-- Marci Shimoff, Happy for No Reason


“There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.”
~~ Friedrich Schiller


"The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving."
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes


"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."
~~ Buddha


"If you can do one thing you thought was utterly impossible, it causes you to rethink your beliefs."
~~Tony Robbins


"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want."


"Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway"
~~ John Wayne


"There are many paths to enlightenment. Be sure to take one with a heart"


"You don't regret what you do, you only regret what you don't do.."
-- Dr. Wayne Dyer


“I am open to the guidance of synchronicity, and do not let expectations hinder my path.”
~~ Dalai Lama


"Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun."
~~ Kahlil Gibran


"I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new."
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water."
-- Rabindranath Tagore


"There is no security in doing something for a living when you are dying inside while doing it. That is taking care of the body at the expense of the soul. And a

withering soul cannot help but produce a withering body. So do not think you are "taking care of yourself" by killing your spirit to keep your body alive.

"How long will you put off what you are dying to do?"

~~ Neale Donald Walsch


"It's sometimes nice to get everything decided, settled,

and arranged. But you may want to leave room in your

life for spontaneity. Some of the best choices are made

"on the fly." Some of the best outcomes are created

by not needing anything specific to happen.


Who and how and why and when and where to love

often falls into this cagtegory".

~~ Neale Donald Walsch


"Mistakes are the portals of discovery."
~~ James Joyce