"The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at." Jesse Owens, Olympian
Browsing category: Courage
"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road
"You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you." Mary Tyler Moore, American film actress, producer and social advocate
"You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it." Barbra Streisand
"Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark." Agnes de Mille
"If you're going to have a story, have a big story, or none at all."
"Can I sail through the changing ocean tides? Can I handle the seasons of my life?" Stevie Nicks
A friend of mine has recently endured an arduous breakup. It’s a devastating story of major deceit and the misuse of kindness and love that left her a shadow of her former self. Her anticipation and joy at the burgeoning future she pictured in front of them as a couple was annihilated when she discovered some facts that changed everything about their relationship. She was determined not to allow this to destroy her and immersed her life into her work until one day that stopped helping. There was this niggling issue that was
"True courage is the willingness to fully experience whatever you are feeling at the moment."
"Pride is not a bad thing when it only urges us to hide our hurts— not to hurt others."
George Eliot, Middlemarch