— Mae West
"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. "
— Mark Twain
""To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.""
— Mahatma Gandhi
"Did you tackle that trouble that came your way with a resolute heart and cheerful?
Or hide your face from the light of day
With a craven soul and fearful?
Oh, A trouble’s a ton or a troubles’s an ounce,
Or a trouble is what you make it,
And it isin’t the fact that your hurt that counts,
But only how did you take it?
Are you beaten to earth ? Well , well, what’s that!
Come up with a smiling face.
It’s nothing against you to fall down flat,
But to lie there- that’s disgrace.
The harder your thrown, why the harder you bounce;
Be proud of your blackened eye!
It isin’t the fact that your licked that counts;
It’s how did you fight-and why?
And though you be done to the death, what then?
If you battled the best you could;
If you played your in the world of men,
Why, the critic will call it good.
Death comes with a crawl, or it comes with a pounce,
And whether he’s slow or spry,
It isin’t the fact that you’re dead that counts,
But only how did you die?
From the poem "How Did You Die?""
— Edmund Vance Cooke
"Life gives us choices. You either grab on with both hands and just go for it, or you sit on the sidelines.
— Christine Feehan (Night Game (Ghostwalkers, Book #3))
"Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,
Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels"
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Serenity is when you get above all this, when it doesn’t matter what they think, say or want, but when you do as you are, and see God and Devil as one.
— Henry Miller
"Visualize this thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin."
— Robert Collier
"Being an author is having angels whisper in your ear – and devils, too."
— Graycie Harmon
"To the well organized mind, death is but another great adventure – Dumbledore"
— J.K. Rowling
"Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while."
— William Goldman (The Princess Bride)
"Edward. Edward. My life and his were twisted into a single strand. Cut one, and you cut both. If he were gone, I would not be able to live through that. If I were gone, he wouldn’t live through it, either. And a world without Edward seemed completely pointless. Edward had to exist. "
— Stephenie Meyer (Breaking Dawn (Twilight Series, Book 4)