Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Just say it out loud.

“Suddenly I realize
That if I stepped out of my body I would break
Into blossom.”
--James Wright, 'A Blessing'

“The real secret of magic is that the world is made of words, and that if you know the words that the world is made of, you can make of it whatever you wish.”
--Terence McKenna

“Nothing will work unless you do.”
--Maya Angelou

“Life is never just one note. This is no different. …NO ONE - not one single person - on this earth is all alone with any feeling they have. Everyone has felt something similar at some time - and maybe they’re as scared of it as you are. Just say it! Just say it out loud.”

“Admit what you’ve lost and live with the cost; at times it does hurt to be healed.”
--Brian Yorkey, 'Next to Normal'

“Everything has its own place and function. That applies to people, although many don’t seem to realize it, stuck as they are in the wrong job, the wrong marriage, or the wrong house. When you know and respect your Inner Nature, you know where you belong. You also know where you don’t belong.”
--The Tao of Pooh

“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.”
--Edgar Allan Poe

“A mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimension”
--Oliver Wendell Holmes

“You’ve got to know the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to demolish the rules but to keep the tradition.”
--Alexander McQueen

"Failing at something you love to do feels much better than succeeding at something you care nothing about."
--Dallas Clayton

“We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, and work. Or waffles, friends, work … doesn’t matter. But work is third.”
--Leslie Knope, 'Parks & Recreation'

“I meet you. I remember you. Who are you? You’re destroying me. You’re good for me. How could I know this city was tailor made for love? How could I know you fit me like a glove? I like you. How unlikely. How low all of a sudden. How sweet. You cannot know.”
--Hiroshima Mon Amour, Alain Resnais, 1959

“It’s your choice to decide what looks good on you. What world you fit in. What do you feel about that. And don’t be afraid of having to be one look. Be anything you want to be. And be many things.”
--Ralph Lauren

"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought, there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you."
--Frida Kahlo

“Strangeness is a necessary ingredient in beauty.”
--Charles Baudelaire

“At times it feels like music is an excuse to be a human. It feels like people need that excuse to go and put their arms in the air and sing their hearts out.”
--Marcus Mumford

“The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
--Vincent Van Gogh

“I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child.”
--Vladimir Nabokov

“I can never say what I want to say. It’s been like this for a while now. I try to say something, but all I get are the wrong words-the wrong words or the exact opposite words from what I mean. I try to correct myself, and that only makes it worse. I lose track of what I was trying to say to begin with. It’s like I’m split in two and playing tag with myself. One half is chasing the other half around the big, fat post. The other me has the right words, but this me can’t catch her.”
--Haruki Murakami, 'Norwegian Wood'

“I have faith in the fact that, as I change, so will the things that I’m interested in, as long as I keep up my own change.”
--Michelle Williams in Interview Magazine

“I had always been kind of obsessed with making a home of my own and was always drawing rooms that I wanted to live in, down to pictures on the wall and the faces that would be in the photographs, and how the couches would be situated.”
--Michelle Williams in Interview Magazine

“…I would roll down the window and hang my head out like a dog, and let the 60-mile-an-hour wind slap me. It was the only way i could get the day off me.”
--Michelle Williams in Interview Magazine

“I still have a hard time giving up on the day and admitting exhaustion.”
--Michelle Williams in Interview Magazine


Cute Quotes said...

“Nothing will work unless you do.”
--Maya Angelou
This is so true.We always plan our work but we don't wanna work the plan.

anna said...

Hi, I've been reading here all morning, just wanted to say that I love your (huge!) collection of quotes, there's really good stuff here to pass a whole Sunday with. I might re-use some bits and pieces for my own blog if you don't mind, and I'll keep on coming back. Regards from BCN!