I would like to spend my whole life traveling, if I could borrow another life to spend at home.
The kakapo is a bird out of time. If you look one in its large, round, greeny-brown face, it has a look of serenely innocent incomprehension that makes you want to hug it and tell it that everything will be all right, thought you know that it probably will not be.
Oh, I've made love, yeah, I've been fucked, so what? I'm a cartoon, you're a full moon, let's stay up.
Utu--Maori revenge. 'Do everything well, boy. Do it better than them. Be a better rugby player, better at your job. Outshine them everywhere. Tramp on their pride. Go far, and leave them sniveling in your dust.
We can believe in the future and work to achieve it and preserve it, or we can whirl blindly on, behaving as if one day there will be no children to inherit our legacy. The choice is ours; the earth is in balance.
Learning to see the world as it truly is - saturated with the presence and love of God - should be the essence of Christian discipleship, or what many call spiritual formation.
Life is thorny; and youth is vain; And to be wroth with one we love Doth work like madness in the brain
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.
Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.
John C. Maxwell
Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts.
Rita Mae Brown
I am a fashion person, and fashion is not only about clothes -- it's about all kinds of change
Finish, good lady; the bright day is done, And we are for the Dark.
Ahh the 90's I hated ye when I was in it, but I love it now that it's gone...
Allison B. Levine
Lay your sleeping head, my love Human on my faithless arm; Time and fevers burn away Individual beauty from Thoughtful children, and the grave Proves the child ephemeral; But in my arms till break of day Let the living creature lie: Mortal, guilty, but to me The entirely beautiful.
W. H. Auden
Men have always need of god! A god to defend them against other men..
My ass contemplates those who talk behind my back.
She should be on a hill somewhere, under a fruit tree, with the sun and clouds above her and the rain to wash her clean.
George R.R. Martin
Let us never forget that the greatest man is never more than an animal disguised as a god.
Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent.
A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone.
Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth.
To me, Fearless is not the absense of fear. It's not being completely unafraid. To me, Fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death.
A free spirit takes liberties even with liberty itself.
Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery.
Nature is unfair? So much the better, inequality is the only bearable thing, the monotony of equality can only lead us to boredom.
Only useless things are indispensable.
All beliefs are bald ideas.
Taste is tiring like good company.
The only way to win is to fight on the side of your adversaries.
Youth doesn't reason, it acts. The old man reasons and would like to make the others act in his place.
Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death.
Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader. Don't fall victim to what I call the Ready- Aim-Aim-Aim Syndrome. You must be willing to fire.
T. Boone Pickens
Far too many executives have become more concerned with the four P's -- pay, perks, power and prestige -- rather than making profits for shareholders.
Work eight hours and sleep eight hours and make sure that they are not the same hours.
Far better is it to know everything of a little than a little of everything.
If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.
Communication is not only the essence of being human, but also a vital property of life.
John A. Piece
Eating's going to be a whole new ball game. I may even have to buy a new pair of trousers.
Never eat anything you can't lift.
Never eat more than you can lift.
If a person lacks self-acceptance, he can't live with himself; if he lacks self-criticism, others can't live with him.
James Albert Pike
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