Saturday, June 19, 2010

Beauty is not something you can count on.

“Sunglasses are like eyeshadow, they make everything look younger and prettier.”
--Karl Lagerfeld

“What’s the matter with you? What is it? What is it you’re doing here? I don’t ask you to look for the words for it. Words are secondary. I want you to find the feel of it. I want you to find the fire of it. I want you to touch the source of your life, to feel the joy and the love that can come from living from the source of your being. Throw yourself completely into the aliveness of your life. It’s pretty risky. You could lose yourself. There’s nothing to hold onto.”

“Sometimes, I have the feeling,” she says, with a charming pout, “that when you are 20 years old and people say, ‘Oh, she’s beautiful,’ it sticks to you. Am I beautiful? It depends on the day, it depends on my life. Beauty is not something you can count on. Usually, when people say you are beautiful, it is when there is a harmony between the inside and the outside. When you are happy and in love and when you have children, then maybe you are beautiful.”
--Emmanuelle Beart

“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
--Chris McCandless

“Every single thing
you’ve secretly waited for,
I have inside me.”
--Tyler Knott Gregson

“You are the true love
I have waited my whole life
to wrap myself in.”
--Tyler Knott Gregson

“My face is waiting
to smile back with yours in so
many photographs.”
--Tyler Knott Gregson

Material possessions won't make you happy or maybe they will.

"There is no right and wrong. There is only fun and boring."

"I think your love is beautiful. I think you should go for it with everything you are, because love comes and it will go so quickly if you forget to grasp it with both hands. Love unconditionally. Every other way will fall apart."
--Jane Bird

"White is ultimately my favourite color, but it must be chic, fun, and sophisticated..."
--Lee Kleinhelter

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."

"Why'd you read then?"
"Partly for pleasure, because it's a habit and I'm just as uncomfortable if I don't read as if I don't smoke, and partly to know myself. When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has meaning for me, and it becomes part of me."
--W. Somerset Maugham

“Always learn poems by heart. They have to become the marrow in your bones. Like fluoride in the water, they’ll make your soul impervious to the world’s soft decay.”
--Janet Fitch

“If everybody feels fear when approaching something totally new in life, yet so many are out there “doing it” despite the fear, then we must conclude that fear is not the problem.”
--Susan Jeffers

“There’s room for the Gap, but the joy of dressing is an art.”
--John Galliano

“I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.”
--Helen Keller

“I tell you these stories because these things happen to everyone. It’s not about being starched or polished or cute or polite. It’s about having ears that stick out, about breaking yet another glass. It’s about seeing something for the first time and making a million mistakes and not ever getting completely discouraged.”
--Maira Kalman

"Seven deadly sins: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, science without humanity, knowledge without character, politics without principle, commerce without morality, and worship without sacrifice.”
--Mahatma Gandhi

“I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.”
--Elizabeth Gilbert

“I’m so afraid of losing something I love that I refuse to love anything”
--Jonathan Safran Foer

“Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we’re quoting.”
--John Green

"Peace - that was the other name for home."
--Kathleen Norris