"Get off the people-mover: Most decisions we make in life slide by without us ever realizing we’re deciding. Life pulls us onward like a big conveyor belt. So we need to look up and figure out whether we are going where we need to go—and if not, stretch out a leg and get off. In a perfect world, what would you ask for? If you can answer that question, then ask [for it]."
— Relevant Magazine, 5 Keys for Making Big Life Decisions
"The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself. That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right."
— Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012
"I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries."
— Theodore Isaac Rubin
"Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are, let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it."
— C. Assaad
(Source: pigcharmer, via sweet-tea-and-mimosas)
"Inside each of us resides the truth…the absolute truth. But sometimes the truth is hidden in a hall of mirrors. Sometimes we believe we are viewing the real thing, when in fact we are viewing a facsimile, a distortion… I am reminded of the climactic scene of a James Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun. James Bond escaped his hall of mirrors by breaking the glass, shattering the illusions, until only the true villain stood before him. We, too, must shatter the mirrors. We must look into ourselves and root out the distortions until that thing which we know in our hearts to be perfect and true, stands before us."
— Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain