Understand this, I mean to arrive at the truth. The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.
Agatha Christie, author (1890-1976 )
The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.
Madeleine L'Engle, writer (1918-2007)
May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back.
Rainer Maria Rilke, poet ( )
All of life is a foreign country.
Jack Kerouac, author (1922-1969)
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.
Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592 )
One of my greatest pleasures in writing has come from the thought that perhaps my work might annoy someone of comfortably pretentious position. Then comes the saddening realization that such people rarely read.
John Kenneth Galbraith, economist (1908-2006 )
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia, author (1924-1998)
The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction writer (1917-2008 )
There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.