"Every artist was once an amateur." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald
"It’s cause you thrilled me
proved things I never believed
the taste of you
the smell on you
will always be with me”
"A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art." Paul Cezzane
"The truth is in nature, and I shall prove it." Paul Cezzane
"Darkness can not drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate can not drive out hate, only love can do that." -MLK
Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart. -Anne Frank
No one has ever become poor by giving -Anne Frank
"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground." - FDR
"Three things cannot be long hidden; the sun, the moon, and the truth." -Siddhartha Guatama
"…And to make an end is nothing more to realize a beginning because the end is where we start." "He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced—or seemed to face—the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Always be sincere, even if you don’t mean it." Harry S. Truman
"Being too good is apt to be uninteresting." Harry S. Truman
"In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first." Harry S. Truman
"Intense feeling too often obscures the truth. Harry S. Truman It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." Harry S. Truman
"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."- Ansel Adams
"The awareness of our own strength makes us modest."- Paul Cezzanne
"If you love somebody, set them free. if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were."
"All life is just a progression toward and then a recession from one phrase— ‘I love you’" — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy." -Anne Frank
"Genius is the ability to renew one’s emotions in daily experience." -Paul Cezzane
"No one has ever become poor by giving."- Anne Frank "I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside. " — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"I am too much a moralist at heart, and really want to preach at people in some acceptable form, rather than entertain them." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss." — F. Scott Fitzgerald "How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being?"
"I was angry with my friend I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow." -William Blake
"For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea." -e.e. cummings
"When every promise turns to dust, And there is no one left to trust. When you’re punchin at the sky, and you’re out of allibies. I know how it feels, when the wounds don’t want to heal. But I won’t forget your grace, Or the beauty of your face."
"And we were dress head to toe in love… the only label that never goes out of style."
"For him in vain the envious seasons roll, who bears eternal summer in his soul."
"In the midst of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."
"Sometimes the most charming people are also the biggest heartbreakers, and the details give them away. Believe in how beautiful and special you are…"
You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog. Harry S. Truman
"Worrying is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere."
"All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness." — Eckhart Tolle
"If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him" — F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)
"Guys create the drama, girls just talk about it" (:
"The Democrats are the party of government activism, the party that says government can make you richer, smarter, taller, and get the chickweed out of your lawn. Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work, and then get elected and prove it."
"Loves makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place." - Zora Neale Hurston
"Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired." - Mark Twain
"Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope." — F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)
"without you I’m just not the same. Half of me is out there looking for you and the other half is wishing i didn’t have to." I don’t want to live - I want to love first, And live incidentally. Don’t—don’t ever think of the things you can’t give me—You’ve trusted me with the dearest heart of all—and it’s so damn much more than anybody else in all the world has ever had. - Zelda Fitzgerald
"I’m not white, I’m Italian!" "We accept the love we think we deserve"
Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them. Marilyn Monroe
"Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly."
"Sure, it’ll work out. But, once the dust settles, you’ll kick up some more because you don’t know how to just be happy."
"You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I’ll buy you a new car." ~Harvey Diamond
"After all is said and done, usually more is said," "The dust never settles. I spread dirt when i get it."
"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company." -Mark Twain
"You either die the hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villian."-Dark Knight
“‘You’ll find another.’ ‘God! Banish the thought. Why don’t you tell me that ‘if the girl had been worth having she’d have waited for you’? No, sir, the girl really worth having won’t wait for anybody.’” — F. Scott Fitzgerald (This Side of Paradise)
"I’d rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am not." Kurt Donald Cobain
"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please."-Mark Twain
"Give me one friend, just one, who meets the needs of all my varying moods"
"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages."
"If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy,"
"I’m giving you exactly what you deserve, in the most inconvenient way possible."
"I’m not straight, but I don’t consider myself gay either, I’m like a rockstar, I go with whatever’s hot."
"If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything."
"Don’t make someone a priority in your life when they make you an option in theirs"
"Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself."
"We all live downstream"
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
"Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans."
"Since light travels faster then sound, people appear bright until you hear them speak."
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
"Think how you love me,’ she whispered. ‘I don’t ask you to love me always like this, but I ask you to remember.’ You’ll always be like this to me.’ Oh no; but promise me you’ll remember.’ Her tears were falling. ‘I’ll be different, but somewhere lost inside me there’ll always be the person I am tonight." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"It was always the becoming he dreamed of, never the being." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Things are sweeter when they’re lost. I know—because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly, Dot, and when I got it it turned to dust in my hand." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"…the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. This philosophy fitted on to my early adult life, when I saw the improbable, the implausible, often the "impossible," come true." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God - F. Scott Fitzgerald
"There is a moment—Oh, just before the first kiss, a whispered word—something that makes it worth while." — F. Scott Fitzgerald (This Side of Paradise)
"…she knew that for her the greatest sin now and in the future was to delude herself. It had been a long lesson but she had learned it. Either you think—or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Peace comes from within; do not try to seek it without."- Buddha "They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered." — F. Scott Fitzgerald (This Side of Paradise)
"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Where there is hope, there is life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again."- Anne Frank
"…Because paper has more patience than people."- Anne Frank
"Love is fragile — she was thinking — but perhaps the pieces are saved, the things that hovered on lips, that might have been said. The new love-words, the tenderness learned, and treasured up for the next lover." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Because paper has more patience than people. " -Anne Frank
"I get cross, then sad, and finally end up turning my heart inside out, and keep trying to find a way to become what I’d like to be and what I could be if….if only there were no other people in the world." -Anne Frank
"It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"When a girl feels that she’s perfectly groomed and dressed she can forget that part of her. That’s charm" — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"So he tasted the deep pain that is reserved only for the strong, just as he had tasted for a little while the deep happiness." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"If I knew words enough, I could write the longest love letter in the world and never get tired" — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"It is youth’s felicity as well as its insufficiency that it can never live in the present, but must always be measuring up the day against its own radiantly imagined future" — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"…one of those men who reach such an acute limited excellence at twenty−one that everything afterward savors of anti−climax." — F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)
But he hated to be sober. It made him conscious of the people around him, of that air of struggle, of greedy ambition, of hope more sordid than despair, of incessant passage up or down…. There was kindliness about intoxication – there was the indescribable gloss and glamour it gave, like the memories of ephemeral and faded evenings” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"…the best contacts are when one knows the obstacles and still wants to preserve a relation." — F. Scott Fitzgerald (Tender Is the Night)
"Here was a new generation, a new generation dedicated more than the last one to the fear of poverty and the worship of success, grown up to find all gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths to man shaken." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"he was figuratively following along beside her as she walked the fence, ready to catch her if she should fall." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her; If you can bounce high, bounce for her too, Till she cry "Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover, I must have you!" — F. Scott Fitzgerald
"The country runs better with a good looking man in the white house. I mean, look what happened with Nixon; no one wanted to fuck him, so he fucked everyone."
"History will have to recall that the greatest tragedy of this time period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people."- MLK
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."-MLK
"Action is Character." — F. Scott Fitzgerald