just a few quotes I like (ok, maybe more than a few):

I am not a self-made man; I am who I am because someone loved me

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

“Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.”

“Unless you feel worth the end result, you’ll never be able to do the ations that will put you there”

“You confront certain situations and you think, ‘i’m gonna die’ people say ‘so what did you do?’ [laughs] I say, ‘i don’t remember, but i didn’t die!'” – ceo/founder of quicksilver

“The media business is the new Ellis Island: Give me your talentless, give me your hoaxes and I will put anything on my air”

I could have given you a detailed explanation of photosynthesis, but could not have explained the beauty of a flower – richard sterns

“some questions don’t have answers, which is a terribly difficult lesson to learn.” – Katherine Graham

Experience: the most brutal of teachers, but you learn, my God do you learn.

“i’m living proof that you can become what you were taught to despise and everything works out ok.” – zach lind

“It is only through disruptions and confusion that we grow, jarred out of ourselves by the collision of someone else’s private world with our own.” Joyce Carol Oates

One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.

“I’d encourage you not to marry someone where the giving isn’t the reward.”

“i just had no intention of living this way. i need a phone call, i need a plane ride, i need a sunburn” – counting crows

“you have misunderstood man, you made to be free but all he wanted was to be happy” – doestevsky

“the most important thing right now is not where you are but whether you’re willing to be truthful and honest and authentic about that…and let God meet you there.”

“it is time you exercise your faith…we choose to believe He can do what He says He can do – and to believe He is who He says He is, not just in the bible and other people’s lives, but in your every day, every situation life.”

“Thanks also to bandmates, family members, friends, enemies, lovers, detractors, teachers, troublemakers and God for making this story come true. I love you all.” – Anthony Kiedis

“we would rather be ruined than changed.  we would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions die.” wh auden

“we will make an endless number of mistakes – but our motivation will always be love.”

“it’s a pity that the only thing that went smoothly was the shameless display of our wealth.”

“you’ve been raised: now rise above it”

“our sexuality is our easiest invitation to intimacy”

“try to understand the difference between a bona fide disaster and a funny memory”

“look for the woman in the dress.  If there is no woman, there is no dress.” – coco channel

“one thing behind us, another thing in front of us.  As God would have it, the more we had behind us, the less we feared what was ahead of us.” – beth moore

“we were never supposed to replace intimacy with instruction.”

“you’ve gotta get good at hearing what you are thinking.”

“what is it about us, especially those of us who identify ourselves with God, much less Jesus, that we seem to be more comfortable being the person holding the rock than the person defending the naked?”

“I want to know the sound of your heart.”

“somewhere along the way we found ourselves far more committed to lengthening our lives than deepending them.”

“people ask, ‘why do they starve?’ children starve because we let them  We stand by and do nothing.” – oprah winfrey

“you’re a smart girl, but you’re good at stupid.” – jane fonda

“everything has a suck factor.  You’ve got to hang in there.” – lee lyon

“would you really go out with some guy you don’t know? Well, you couldn’t be worse than the guys i do know”

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. i’ll always be with you. ” -winnie the pooh

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge — myth is more potent than history — dreams are more powerful than facts — hope always triumphs over experience — laughter is the cure for grief — love is stronger than death.

Looking at yourself in a mirror isn’t exactly a study of life. –lauren bacall

the declaration of the gospel is a call to a heroic life.  It’s not inviting people to receive the lowest level of their longings but to aspire to something beyond their greatest imagination. – erwin mcmanus

sometimes it’s easier to be needed than loved – rick mckinley

Some women learn at an early age how to negotiate. – rob bell 

“God has always intended to be our most intimate relationship, the One from whom we find our identity, have our defense, and receive our name.” – erwin mcmanus

If you have never lost anything that you have loved, you are lucky.  if you’ve never loved anything that you’ve lost, then you’ve actually become a tragedy b/c what that means is that you’ve no longer allowed yourself to move to a level of love that risks sorrow, grief.

“Learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience. Because if you cannot exercise this kind of choice in adult life, you will be totally hosed.” – David Foster Wallace

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