I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
— Albert Einstein
Creativity is intelligence having fun.
— Albert Einstein
The people who matter in life will stay. Don’t waste your time on bonds that are meant to dissolve and be forgotten .
— Karlito [via: lilito]
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
This race and this country and this life produced me, he said. I shall express myself as I am.
— James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
In the space between yes and no, there’s a lifetime. It’s the difference between the path you walk and the one you leave behind; it’s the gap between who you thought you could be and who you really are; its the legroom for the lies you’ll tell yourself in the future.
— Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
— Maya Angelou [via: kari-shma]
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.
— Charles R. Swindoll [via: acollectionofmoments]
Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
— Langston Hughes [via: faith-in-humanity]
Once you had put the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you were never quite the same as you’d been before the fall.
— Jodi Picoult
If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
— Paulo Coehlo [via: sartorialgirl]
We are each on our own journey. Each of us is on our very own adventure; encountering all kinds of challenges, and the choices we make on that adventure will shape us as we go; these choices will stretch us, test us and push us to our limit; and our adventure will make us stronger then we ever know we could be.
— Aamnah Akram [via: sartorialgirl]
Nobody gets out of love alive. That’s half the deal and we all know it by the time we’re fifteen years old. You gamble and lose about 90% of the time. It’s like buying a lottery ticket. The chances of winning anything are a million to one. We know that but it doesn’t stop us from trying again and again. Which is good because it shows people are optimistic about the most important thing in life.
— Jonathan Carroll [via: browndresswithwhitedots]
Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.
— Jodi Picoult [via: kari-shma]