“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me
there lay an invincible summer.”
- Albert Camus
“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them,
that’s what makes you strong.”
- Sarah Dessen
“Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying,
“Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.”
“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability,
but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love.
You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth.
You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up.
And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness.
Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
- Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP
“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else.
It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits.
There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
- Bruce Lee
“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.”
– Susan Gale
“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.”
- Tony Robbins
“Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope”
- Hal Lindsey
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
– Dale Carnegie