Quotes I Love...

"It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by through-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in the muscles and an immature mind." ~ Alex Karras

"Books are the windows through 
which the soul looks out."
— Henry Ward Beecher

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."
— Michelangelo

"Trust that little voice in your head that says "Wouldn't it be interesting if..."; And then do it."
- Duane Michals

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
Lao Tzu

"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun."
Pablo Picasso

"Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
Lao Tzu

"But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls."
Kahlil Gibran

"In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed."
Kahlil Gibran

"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."
Pablo Picasso

Do not let your fire go out,

spark by irreplacable spark
in the hopeless swamps
of the not quite,
the not yet,
and the not at all,
Do not let the hero in your soul perish
and leave only frustration for the life you deserved,
but never have been able to reach.
The world you desire can be won,
it exists,
it is real,
it is possible,
it is yours.
-Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

"A child on a farm sees a plane fly by overhead and dreams of a faraway place. 
A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse and dreams of home. " 
— Carl Burns

"To travel is to live." 
— Hans Christian Andersen

"Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering."
— Charles Dickens

Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
Robert Green Ingersoll 

"To all that come to this happy place: welcome. "—Walt Disney [Bambi's Viva la Chic book]

u·nique :having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparable


Music washes away from the soul 
the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach 

“We do not remember days, we remember moments."

Cesare Pavese

"Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it."-Albert Smith

 Do whatever you do intensely.  Robert Henri

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.-T. S. Eliot

Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.
T. S. Eliot 

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -Maya Angelou 

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
Albert Einstein

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein 

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein 

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. -Albert Einstein 

Black and White series-
These books are reminders to be good to yourself…

What we think, We become. –Buddha

Be Bold….
Incredible ©
Sensational ©
Believe in All your Talents!

You have to love© You.
When you do…
All the wonderfulness that is inside you
Can burst out…
And those that are waiting to love you…
Can see you, are drawn to you !!! ©©©
You can do or Be Anything! ©

To be nobody-but-yourself- in a world which is…
Doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else,
Means to fight the hardest battle…
Which any human being can fight;
And never stop fighting
Fight that fight. Be nobody but Yourself.
-e.e. cummings © Always

“…And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe
Is unfolding as it should
Therefore be at Peace with God, whatever
You conceive him to be, and whatever your labours
And aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life
Keep Peace
With your  Soul…” –Max Ehrmann

“…Speak your truth quietly and clearly
And listen to others, even the dull…
And ignorant; they too have their story…
Be Yourself.
…  And whether or not it is clear to you, No doubt…
The universe is unfolding as it should.
…in the noisy confusion of life Keep Peace With your  Soul…”–Max Ehrmann

You are extraordinary…
& Marvelous ©
Remember this every day!©

Be confident…you are…
Unique…©©a treasure
And most of all LOVED©

Follow your…
Bliss ©
Where it Is…
And don’t be afraid
To follow…
It. –Joseph Campbell  Follow your Bliss.

“It takes courage to grow up…
And become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings
But most of all LOVED! ©

“When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.”- J. M. Barrie from  Peter Pan

"If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle."
- Vincent van Gogh

Love You Forever
“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
as long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.”- Robert Munsch  
[my family absolutely LOVES Robert Munsch's books]

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities. - Dr. Seuss

"From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!"
— Dr. Seuss (One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish)

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. -Pablo Picasso 

The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him. -Pablo Casals 

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