"We were strangers On a crazy adventure Never dreaming How our dreams would come true Now here we stand Unafraid of the future At the beginning with you" - "At the Beginning" -Donna Lewis & Richard Marx "Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable." ~ Dr. Joyce Brothers ~ - “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise." -Oscar Wilde "Can't seem to hold you like I want to... So I can feel you in my arms... nobody's going to come an save you, we've pulled too many false alarms... We're goin' down and you can see it too, we're goin' down and you know that we're doomed.. My dear, we're slow dancin' in a burnin' room..." ~ Slow Dancing In A Burning Room - John Mayer ~ "Apologizing - Does not always mean you are wrong and the other person is right: it just means that you value your relationship more than your ego." "For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul." -Judy Garland "I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I'm not." ~ Kurt Cobain "You can't shake hands with a clenched first." ~ Indira Gandhi Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company. - Booker T. Washington “Beauty implies a good-sized body, and little people may be neat and well-proportioned, but cannot be beautiful.” -Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. I heard it said once somewhere that, "it takes a minute to find someone special, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but it takes a lifetime to forget them." "The only people you need in your life are the people that prove that they need you in theirs." "Confiding a secret to an unworthy person is like carrying grain in a bag with a hole in it." -- Ethiopian proverb "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightening and the lightening bug." ---Mark Twain "Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny." -- Frank Outlaw "Forget mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now . . . and do it." — Will Durant "It takes two to speak the truth, one to speak, and another to hear." -- Henry David Thoreau "You may not be flawless, but in the right eyes, you will always be perfect". --- I snagged this from Jessica Mitchell "The worse solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship." -- Francis Bacon "Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity." -- Clement Stone "Your character is determined by how you treat people who can do you no good and how you treat people who can't fight back." -- Abigail Van Buren "and avoid fear, though fear is simply the consequence of every lie." -Fyodor Dostoevsky Hoping for change is like trying to catch lightning' in a bottle.