You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better. — Anne Lamott

My Five Year Plan

To all the modifiers in my life who positioned themselves right next to me and never budged. I’m grateful for the loyalty and definition.

When you tug at a single thing in the universe, you find it’s attached to everything else. — John Muir

I write to figure out what I think

The most effective way to do it, is to do it. —Amelia Earhart

As soon as you truly commit to making something happen, the how’ will reveal itself. — Tony Robbins

These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb. — Najwa Zebian.

Don’t worry about what anybody else is going to do. The best way to predict the future is to invent it. — Alan Kay

Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years. — Bill Gates

All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down. — Friedrich Nietzsche

No one has ever become poor by giving. — Anne Frank

Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people. — Carl Sagan

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. — Eleanor Roosevelt

Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. — A. A. Milne

It is better to fail in originality, than to succeed in imitation. — Herman Melville

The goal of minimalism isn’t to be remembered for owning little. The goal is to be remembered for living a life that mattered. - Joshua Becker

The sky is not the limit. Your mind is. — Marilyn Monroe

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. — Vincent Van Gogh

The more things you do, the more you can do. — Lucille Ball

You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it. — Robin Williams

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. — Albert Einstein


If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud. — Emile Zola

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. — Marcus Aurelius

Do Not Let Your Fire Go Out

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. — Leonardo da Vinci

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. — William Morris

Peace To You. May Your Wave Last Forever. — Jay Electronica

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. — Albert Einstein

Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. — Theodore N. Vail

I have to get lost so I can invent some way out. — David Salle

When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. — Lao Tzu

Everything I’ve ever let go of has claw marks on it. — David Foster Wallace

A great challenge of life: Knowing enough to think you are right, but not knowing enough to know you are wrong. — Neil deGrasse Tyson

Keep It About The Work

Long-term thinking improves short-term decision making. — Brian Tracy

Neil Gaiman’s New Year Wish

Be Whoever You Want To Be

Be a function of your values rather than a function of the impulse or desire of any given moment. — Stephen R. Covey

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. — Eleanor Roosevelt

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. — Epictetus

Monday, a new beginning! Only 52 per year, take advantage. — Baron Fig

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like. — Will Rogers

Keep your eyes open. Record everything you see, process it, and then spit it back out in your own very personal way. — Olimpia Zagnoli

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. — Desmond Tutu

If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito. — Anita Roddick

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. — Robert Collier

Life is about making an impact, not making an income. — Kevin Kruse

Very few writers really know what they are doing until they’ve done it. — Anne Lammott

If you are clear with what you want, the world responds with clarity. — Loretta Staples

It’s easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It’s a lot more difficult to perform one. ― Chuck Palahniuk

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. ―Pablo Picasso

You never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory. — Dr Suess

How do you get over a broken heart?

Finish Things

Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.

A quote from Anne Lamott: little gods or sorcerers’

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On Looking

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