May 7, 2012


Here are some quotes I've remembered or recently come across. Inspiring, thought-provoking, cynical and the first I found very poignant.

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."—Tolstoy
"Expectation is the root of all heartache."—William Shakespeare 
"The chief enemy of creativity is good sense."― Pablo Picasso

"I pay absolutely no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or ridicule. I simply follow my own feelings."— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"To find yourself, think for yourself."— Socrates 
"You lose what individualism you have, if you have enough of course, you retain some of it, but most dont have enough, so they become watchers of game shows, y’know, things like that. Then you work the 8 hour job with almost a feeling of goodness, like you’re doing something, and you get married, like marriage is a victory and you have children like having children is a victory, but most things people do are a total grind, marriage, birth, children, it’s something they HAVE to do because they have nothing else to do. There is no glory in it, no esteem, no fire, their lives are flat and the earth is full of them. Sorry, but thats the way I see it. I could not accept the snail’s pace 8-5, Johnnie Carson, merry christmas, happy new year, to me it’s the sickest of all sick things."—Charles Bukowski

And lastly:    

"In the end we will only regret the chances we didn't take. The relationships we were scared to have and the decisions we waited too long to make. There comes a time in your life when you realize who matters, who doesn't, who never did and who always will. So don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason they didn't make it to your future."—Adam Lindsay Gordon

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