“I dig old books.” ™
Understand that the people who care about you are not trying to discourage you — they're trying to protect you from disappointment. You must appreciate them, and, of course, ignore them. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
The man who has done his best has done everything. ~Charles M. Schwab
There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them. ~Charles D. Gill
I will annihilate the narrow margin that lies between me and my unused potency. ~Muriel Strode (1875–1964), "Songs of Longing: XXVIII," At the Roots of Grasses, 1923
What a fool, quoth he, am I, thus to lie in a stinking dungeon, when I may as well walk at liberty! I have a key in my bosom, called Promise, that will, I am persuaded, open any lock in Doubting Castle. ~John Bunyan
The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm. ~Fred Dehner
Each one of us should lead a life stirring enough to start a movement. ~Max Lucado
Nature decrees that we do not exceed the speed of light. All other impossibilities are optional. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.
~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, 1990
Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~Karl Geurs and Carter Crocker, Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin, 1997 [Disney movie
Put on your dream hat and dance all the way to success! ~Terri Guillemets
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ~Pablo Picasso
What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. ~Eleanor Powell
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~Nelson Henderson
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. ~David Brinkley
It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not. ~Attributed to Hanoch McCarty
The secret to wellness is being your own guardian angel. ~Terri Guillemets, "Gratitude going forward," 1995
Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams. ~Patch Adams
The shell must break before the bird can fly. ~Alfred Tennyson
There is no need to reach high for the stars. They are already within you — just reach deep inside yourself! ~Terri Guillemets
Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. ~Virgil, et al. See: quoteinvestigator.com/2015/02/03/you-can
[Y]ou can do it, even if you can't. Just keep can'ting until eventually you can. ~Jarod Kintz, Goodreads bio
I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn't fall down. ~Allen H. Neuharth
In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality. ~Kristian Kan, Rich By 25
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Success comes in cans, not cant's. ~Author Unknown
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!
~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, 1990
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. ~Michael Jordan
Share your sparkle wherever you are. ~Dodinsky
May you always remember that you are a sacred and beautiful rainbow. You are here to love and to share your special gifts. ~Rachel Rose Zoller, My Body Is a Rainbow: A Book about Our Chakras, 2016, www.rachaelrosezoller.com
Don't be sad
You have fairytales waiting for you
Wild and beautiful and fun
Don't think of the past
Love the dream
Work some magic in your life
~Terri Guillemets, "The magic in your soul," 2018, blackout poetry created from Danielle Steel, Fairy Tale, 2017, pages 237–239
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. ~Thomas Alva Edison
Life is not about discovering our talents; it is about pushing our talents to the limit and discovering our genius. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level. ~Max L. Forman
Dreams are free, so free your dreams. ~Terri Guillemets
Don't let anyone steal your dream. It's your dream, not theirs. ~Dan Zadra
Keep shining, beautiful one. The world needs your light. ~Author Unknown
[S]o you plant your own garden and nourish your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.... ~Veronica Shoffstall, "After a While," as posted in Dear Abby
Have we not all, amid life's petty strife,
Some pure ideal of a noble life
That once seemed possible? Did we not hear
The flutter of its wings, and feel it near,
And just within our reach? It was. And yet
We lost it in this daily jar and fret,
And now live idle in a vague regret;
But still our place is kept, and it will wait,
Ready for us to fill it, soon or late.
No star is ever lost we once have seen,
We always may be what we might have been.
~Adelaide Anne Procter, A Legend of Provence
The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do. ~Author Unknown
I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end. ~Larry Bird
Eye contact is the best accessory. ~Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo video game) written by Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka, and Toshihiro Kawabata
The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. ~Author Unknown
The reason most people do not recognize an opportunity when they meet it is because it usually goes around wearing overalls and looking like Hard Work. ~Author Unknown
Don't let the alarm clock of life wake you from the dream of your ideals. ~Terri Guillemets
Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat. ~Ann Landers
When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
Climb from the depths of your soul to the heights of your future. ~Terri Guillemets
If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~Flavia Weedn, Flavia and the Dream Maker, © Flavia.com
There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream. ~Author Unknown
dragon heads and fairie tales
dreams afire with billowing sails
~Terri Guillemets, "Later reverie," 2003
Our greatest glory is, not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~Oliver Goldsmith, c.1760 [Thanks, Garson O'Toole of QuoteInvestigator.com! Follow link for details.
Don't find fault. Find a remedy. ~Henry Ford
To the question of your life, you are the only answer. To the problems of your life, you are the only solution. ~Jo Coudert, Advice From A Failure (Thanks, Elizabeth!)
Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. ~Buddha