These are the lyrics of life that keep me inspired, motivated and grateful.  Wonderful, awesome.

Behold the power of words.

“When setting out on a journey, never consult someone who has never left home.”- Rumi

“I have not failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

“The greatest achievements were at first, and for a time, dreams.  The oak sleeps in the acorn.” – James Allen

“When you get, give. When you learn, teach.” – Maya Angelou

“Creativity is the antidote to destruction.” – Trey Anastasio

“Do you know what happened to the man who got everything he wished for?  He lived happily ever after.” – Willy Wonka

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”- Unknown

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you sit there.” – Will Rogers

“…since the thing perhaps is to eat flowers and not to be afraid.” – e.e. cummings

“If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it.” – Isadora Duncan

“People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” – Albert Einstein


And More….

“In dreams begins responsibility.” – William Butler Yeats

“Everyone has in them something precious that is in no one else.” – Martin Buber

“The destiny of the world is determined less by the battles that are lost and won by the stories it loves and believes in.”
– Harold Goddard

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment in your life.” – Chogyam Trungpa

“Look and you will find it- what is unsought will go undetected.” – Sophocles

“A creative approach to life begins with the recognition that we have all that we need,
if we but know what to do with it.” – Laurence G. Boldt

“Hello Rabbit,” he said.  “Is that you?”   “Let’s pretend it isn’t,” said Rabbit, “and see what happens.”
-A.A. Milne  (Winnie the Pooh)

“Some experiences simply do not translate.  You have to go to know.” – Kobi Yamada

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air…” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Solvitur ambulando:  It is solved by walking.” – St. Augustine

“Everyone matters.” – The Muppets

“Be the change you would like to see in the world.” – Ganhi

“Those who wander are not necessarily lost.” – Joseph Stine

“There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo

“Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves.” -Rainer Maria Rilke

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” – Morrie Schwartz

“The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” – William Jones

“Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask, but when we are challenged to be what we can be.”
– Morris Adler

“Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure.” – Augustine

“This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us, ….to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves, to act in such a way that some part of us lives on.” – Oswald Spengler

“If you understand, things are just as they are. If you do not understand, things are just as they are.” – Zen saying

“Courage is very important.  Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.” – Ruth Gordon

“Lift up your eyes upon this day breaking for you.  Give birth to the dream.” – Maya Angelou

“Every child is born a genius.” – Albert Einstein

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”- Henry David Thoreau

“Since you are like no other being created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.” – Brenda Ueland

“The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.” – Barbara De Angelis

“When I have nowhere else to go, I write….Writing poetry and songs is what keeps me going.  The only reason I look so together on the outside is because I write whatever I want in my songs.” -John, age 19

“Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel.” – Morrie Schwartz

“To thine own self be true and it shall follow, as night the day, thou cans’t not then be false to any man.” -Shakespeare

“Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?” -from What a Girl Wants

“Ask a difficult question and the marvelous answer appears.”- Rumi

“Your life is your kingdom.  Rule it with pride and grace.”- Alan Cohen

“Do whatever it takes to achieve what you want.  Don’t accept the limitaions of other people who claim tings are “unchangeable.” If it’s written in stone, bring your hammer and chisel.” – Unknown

“Try to be the person you dream you can be.” – Unknown

“The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you,  and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” – Morrie Schwartz

“Love is the only rational act.” – Levine

“The greatest thing a man or woman can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him.” -Orison Swett Marden

“The things that one most wants to do are the things that are probably most worth doing.” – Winifred Holtby

“All things are tied together.  When you cut a tree, whose roots connect with everything, you must ask its forgiveness or a star will fall out of the sky.” – Mayan Proverb

“Simplify what you do have until you don’t have to manage anything about your lifestyle.  When you let go, reduce, drop, and stop stuff that you’ve been doing out of habit or obligation, you’ll naturally feel more free and new ideas will have some room to find you.” – Thomas Leonard

“Your life is a work of art, and in the end, the underlying theme of great art is bravery and hope and love.”- Garrison Keillor

“Never doubt that a group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”- Margaret Mead

“I have always wanted an adventurous life.  It took a long time to realize that I was the only one who could make an adventurous life happen to me.”- Richard Back

“I have spread my dreams under your feet; tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”- W.B. Yeats

“You will not see positive results in your daily life if you constantly speak negative things.” -Unknown

“Invest five percent of your time, energy, and money into furthering your career.  That’s about 2 hours a week (for a 40 hour week).  Spend this time INVESTING in yourself and your skills.  Become the best you can be and you’ll advance in your career.  It’s up to you….”- Unknown

“The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy.  What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” – Richard Bach

“If you are willing, great things are possible to you.”- Grenville Kleiser

“Creativity is the natural order of life.  Life is energy: pure creative energy.” – Julia Cameron

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer- it sings because it has a song.” – Chinese proverb

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”-Emily Dickinson

“All of life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make the better.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you don’t know me, don’t judge me.” – Tupac Shakur

“If you want something you’ve never had, you gotta do something you’ve never done.” – Thomas Jefferson

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look.  To affect the quality of the day– that is the highest of the arts.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Nothing real can be threatened.  Nothing unreal exists.”- A Course in Miracles

“As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.”- Albert Einstein

“Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To want to be what one can be is purpose in life.” – Cynthia Ozick

“To get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.” – Mark Twain

“Plunge boldly into the thick of life.” – Goethe

“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do…but how much love we put in that action.”- Mother Theresa

“We all come in as children; the trick is staying one.” – Picasso

“When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you until it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time when the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

“The less routine the more life.”- Amos Bronson Alcott

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

“Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.” – Herbert Otto

“I’m never going to place myself in a position where I’m doing something outside what I want to do or what’s in my heart.”- Ice Cube

“Today, I truly believe that all people can have hope if they really want to change.  My own experience has taught me that anything is possible.” -Christine Langley

“There is no such thing as failure.  Mistakes happen in your life to bring into a focus more clearly who you really are.”- Oprah

“You can’t expect one friend to fulfill all your needs.” – Hope Boonshaft

“The best way to succeed is to discover what you love and find a way to offer it to others.”- Oprah

“The healthy, the strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it- whether he’s got an abscess on his knee or in his soul.” – Rona Barrett

“No amount of self-improvement can make up for a lack of self-acceptance.”- Robert Holden

“The aim of life is self-development.  To realize one’s nature perfectly- that is what each of us is here for.”- Oscar Wilde

“Art is made by an imagination at play.”- Julia Cameron

“Whoever you are, whatever you are, start with that…”- Alice Walker

“What we play is life.”- Louis Armstrong

“Everyone has something to offer the world that no one else has to offer.” – Unknown

“The unexpected and the incredible belong in this world. Only then is life whole.” – Carl Jung

“When I dare to be powerful- to use my own strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde

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