"We don't see the things as they are. We see the things as we are." Ursula K. Le Guin
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." -Oscar Wilde
whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so
certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts -Bertrand Russell
Jim Rohn - "Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better".
most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat,
known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way
out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity,
and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion,
gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just
"If Tetris has taught me anything, it's that errors pile up and accomplishments disappear." (You've got to keep growing).
Some people see their life as it is and ask themselves why? I see my life as it could be and ask myself why not?
If you don't build your dream yourself, somebody will hire you to build theirs'.
Google will tell you who wrote these, should you care to know more.
kindness for scorn; those who have told you mean-spirited or smug
comments are of no consequence, for those of true consequence are not to
be found commenting on petty things, they are too busy doing great
things— it is impossible for real greatness to belittle, so know that
all who sneer are little themselves. Pity, therefore, the irony of their
lives, give kindness in return, and walk away realizing they have only
commented on themselves.
you were to pick yourself apart with tweezers, one atom at a time, you
would produce a mound of fine atomic dust, none of which had ever been
alive but all of which had once been you.”
- Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything
"On a clear night, go lie in your back yard and gaze up the stars. At
first, you will have the familiar sensation of comfortably resting on a
stable earth looking up at the stars twinkling in the sky.
But keep this in mind. We're not really "down here" and the stars aren't really "up there." That's all an illusion. We're actually stuck to the side of a sphere that's hurling through space at an amazing speed.
You're not looking up at the stars, you're looking out at the vastness of space, almost as if you were in the cockpit of a gigantic spaceship."