Nikki Giovanni: “Nothing is easy to the unwilling.”
Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata: “Deal with the consequences of your actions, ’cause life ain’t no video game.”
Sol Hurok: “Get pleasure out of life…as much as you can. Nobody ever died from pleasure.”
Thomas Guthrie: “Do it now. It is not safe to leave a generous feeling to the cooling influences of the world.”
Seth Godin: “People don’t believe what you tell them.
They rarely believe what you show them.
They often believe what their friends tell them.
They always believe what they tell themselves.”
Martha Graham: “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”
Barbara Hall: “Because you are in control of your life. Don’t ever forget that. You are what you are because of the conscious and subconscious choices you have made.”
Joel Spolsky: “An idea isn’t worth that much. It’s the execution of the idea that has value. If you can’t convince one other person that this is something to devote your life to, then it’s not worth it.”
Andre Gide: “Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself – and thus make yourself indispensable.”
Paul Hawken: “Everything is connected… no one thing can change by itself.”
Saint Francis de Sales: “Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.”
Okakura Kakuzo: “The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.”
John Cleese: “If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.”
Erica Jong: “Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads.”
Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata: “Fresh clean sheets are one of life’s small joys.”
Leonardo da Vinci: “Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.”
Thomas Fuller: “He that will not sail until all dangers are over, will never put to sea.”
Karen Hall and Jerry Stahl: “If you’re here for four more years or four more weeks, you’re here right now. I think when you’re somewhere, you ought to be there. It’s not about how long you stay in a place, it’s about what you do while you’re there, and when you go, is that place any better for your having been there?”