Thursday, April 05, 2012

I have grown to love secrecy.

"This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meaness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight."

"When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear."
--Alfred Eisenstaedt

"I’m really insecure in a lot of ways and I suppose my confidence comes out in my clothes."
--Alexander McQueen

“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.”
--Miuccia Prada

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”
--Gore Vidal

"You cannot really be too concerned with what people think of you. You’re on you’re own adventure of growth and discovery. So it’s not always good to be who people think you are, especially if you subscribe to it as well … which is easily done, because then you don’t have to figure out who you are, you just ask somebody else."
--Tom Waits

"You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to."
--Sean, 'Good Will Hunting'

“There are silences harder to take back than words.”
--James Richardson

“You’re going to discover that conversations are best at 4am. The heavier the eyelids, the sincerer the words. Those are the talks you’ll remember. It’s ok not to know the answer and silence is not awkward. It’s shared, so share it more often than not.”
--Jeff Stuckel

“You explain quite a lot by saying little…and even more with nothing at all.”
--Georgia Whots, “Her Last Letter to Ghosts”, 1923

“I love myself when I am laughing… and then again when I am looking mean and impressive.”
--Zora Neale Hurston

“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”
--F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I marvel at how even the wrong choices can keep us on the right path. How the worst mistake can wind up being the best thing that ever happened to us.”
--Katie Klein, 'Cross My Heart'

“If you meet someone whose soul is not aligned with yours, send them love & move along.”
--Wayne W. Dyer

“Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90. Time is a concept that humans created.”
--Yoko Ono, 1977

“Alice: How long is forever?
White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second.”
--Lewis Carrol

“Everything you own should have value, either because it’s functional or beautiful or you just love it.”
--Peter Walsh

“Heart-shattered lives ready for love, don’t for a moment escape God’s notice…”
--Psalm 51

“Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.”
--Kurt Vonnegut

“I’ll try to be around and about. But if I’m not, then you know that I’m behind your eyelids, and I’ll meet you there.”
--Terence McKenna

“I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason.”
--Hugo Cabret, 'Hugo'

“From war and dust; love.
From love and thought; opinion.
From opinion; war and dust.”
--Georgia Whots, 'All Wars, Loss & Gain

“Here is a new spiritual practice for you: don’t take your thoughts so seriously.”
--Eckhart Tolle

“When I like people immensely I never tell their names to any one. It is like surrendering a part of them. I have grown to love secrecy.”
--Oscar Wilde

“Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best”.
--John C. Maxwell