As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along. -Eleanor Roosevelt "A closed mind is as much a prison as any small confined space" Gloria Steinem Its hard to wait for something you know might not happen, but it's even harder to give up when you know it's everything you've ever wanted. "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."--Helen Keller "The myth of the family shaping who we are is tired and boring. My problems come from cool shit like restless spirits and trickster demons." "They laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at them because they're all the same." “The things that people admire in others are their own reflections.” "He who throws dirt is losing ground." "Sometimes the best way to find your way...is to get lost." I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world ever' day. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head all the time... -John Coffey, The Green Mile "If everyone likes you, it probably means you aren't saying much." "A life without meaning is a search for answers."--MIH "Those who danced were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."-Nietzsche "Your pain is the shell that encloses your understanding." "You shouldn't engage in a battle of wits unarmed." "Out of life's school of war: What does not destroy me, makes me stronger."--Friedrich Nietzsche, The Twilight of the Idols (1899) "He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."--Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 146 "Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself."--Friedrich Nietzsche "Fear can hold you prisoner, but hope can set you free." "For believe me: the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and greatest enjoyment is - to live dangerously." Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, section 283 "It is through the darkest skies the stars are best seen." "If there is something that you dislike about yourself, either accept it or work to change it." "Joy often lies just below the surface of uncomfortable." "The consequences of all that you fear are not nearly as bad as the regret of what is missed while standing on the sidelines." "Dream as if you'll live forever, and live as if you'll die tomorrow." "The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies." "Never take life seriously. No one ever gets out alive anyway." "Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened." "You can't lick the system, but you can certainly give it a damned good fondling." "Intolerance is the last defense of the insecure." " 'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt." "Always behave like a duck: keep calm and unruffled on the surface, but paddle like the devil underneath." "The only difference between a rut and the grave is the depth." "Life is too short for grief. Or regret. Or bullshit." "A good day is when you wake up without a chalk outline around your body." "You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do." "Before you find your handsome prince, you've got to kiss a lot of frogs." "Good judgment comes from bad experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment." "Some days you're the dog, and some days you're the hydrant." "Any day spent above ground is a good day." "If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with bullshit."