“This is motherhood for you,' said my own mother. 'Going through life with your heart outside your body.”
“I let out a battle cry. Sure, a lot of people might have mistaken it for a sudden yelp of unmanly fear, but trust me. It was a battle cry.”
― Jim Butcher
“Human beings are the only creatures who are allowed to fail. If an ant fails, it's dead. But we're allowed to learn from our mistakes and from our failures. And that's how I learn, by falling flat on my face and picking myself up and starting all over again.”
― Madeleine L'Engle
Tonight Buddy yelled, "Hey Mama, I found an ant hill" I said, 'oh you love ant hills." and he said "I know, I love them so much I dream about them".
Shortly after that conversion the neighbor girl brought him over to me because he had an ant stuck in his hair. Gotta love little boys!
“The lovely flowers
They make me regret
I am not a bee...”
― Emily Dickinson
“You can run and run as fast and as far as you like, but the truth is, wherever you run, there you are.”
― Cecelia Ahern
“It takes lot of butterflies to make a world full of flowers”
― Trina Paulus
“God I love rainbows.”
― John Green
“A true friend is the one who holds your hand and touches your heart”
― Gabriel Garcí-a Márquez
“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.”
― Frida Kahlo
“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
― Maya Angelou
“Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
― Shannon L. Alder
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
― H. Jackson Brown Jr.
One of my all time favorite quotations...Yesterday reminded me that I need to take that Hot Air Balloon ride soon!
“He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
― Emily Brontë
“I’m a firm believer in the chaotic nature of the creative process needing to be chaotic. If we put too much structure on it, we will kill it. So there’s a fine balance between providing some structure and safety—financial and emotional—but also letting it get messy and stay messy for a while. To do that, you need to assess each situation to see what’s called for. And then you need to become what’s called for.”
― Ed Catmull
“There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.”
― Anaïs Nin
“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
― Albert Einstein
Tonight I'll dream while I'm in bed
when silly thoughts go through my head
about the bugs and alphabet
and when I wake tomorrow I'll bet
that you and I will walk together again
I can tell that we are gonna be friends
Yes I can tell that we are gonna be friends.
- The White Stripes
“Try a little harder to be a little better.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley
“The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you are finished.”
— Nelson DeMille
“The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.”
― William Blake
“People think dreams aren't real just because they aren't made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.”
― Neil Gaiman
“People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way.”
― Amy Poehler
“Things certainly aren't the way you imagine them when you're a kid and dreaming big dreams about what your life as a grown-up will look like.”
― Emily Giffin
“You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it's just teeth.”
― Chuck Palahniuk
The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose.
I had a family session with three brothers Friday night.
“Sister. She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she's the reason you wish you were an only child.”
― Barbara Alpert
“God must have given Grandparents to us to liven up our lives more complete, to make us well rounded & better human beings. Their love is unconditional, unselfish, unending.”
― Fatima Nacana
“And there it is, against all hope, like the sun peeking out from behind the clouds. The smallest hint of a smile.”
― Amie Kaufman
"Going into the woods is going home." - John Muir
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”
― Neil Gaiman
Girly told me her Littlest Pet Shops were having a kissing party. EEk!
“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer
“Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is! "
― William Shakespeare
“Not only did
I love her,
but I could tell
the universe loved
More than others.
She was different.
After all; I would
be a fool not to
notice the way the
sunshine played with
― Christopher Poindexter
“Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”
― Oscar Wilde
"So long sweet summer
I stumbled upon you and gratefully basked in your rays"
- Dashboard Confessional
“All things pass in time. We are far less significant than we imagine ourselves to be. All that we are, all that we have wrought, is but a shadow, no matter how durable it may seem. One day, when the last man has breathed his last breath, the sun will shine, the mountains will stand, the rain will fall, the streams will whisper—and they will not miss him.”
― Jim Butcher