"Shame dies when stories are told in safe places." Ann Voskamp
"The largest part of what we call 'personality' is determined by how we've opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness." Alain de Botton
"What is meaningful remains more compelling than what is true. People are more willing to accept and act upon what is meaningful to them, than upon what is true." Mark Peterson, Philosopher
"Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking." Black Elk
"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
"History, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.”
James Joyce, Ulysses
"Being understood is not the most essential thing in life."
"A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most perfect prayer." Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
"Success is more dangerous than failure."Graham Green, Author
"Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same."