“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less” – Marie Curie (chemist)

“Fortune favours the bold” or “Fortis fortuna adiuvat” – Publius Terentius Afer

“I know there’s a balance in life. I see it everytime I swing by” – John Mellencamp

“Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend” – Albert Camus

“Don’t be afraid that your life will end. Be afraid that it will never begin” – author unknown

“Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire” – William Yeats

“I am no longer afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my own ship” – Louisa May Alcott

“When something within us is disowned, that which is disowned wreaks havoc” – Ralph Blum

“I have woven a parachute out of everything broken” – William Stafford

“When you come to the edge of all the light you have and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen: either there will be something solid for you to stand on or, you will be taught how to fly” – author unknown

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us” – Marianne Williamson

“The best and most beautiful things of this world can’t be seen or touched, they must be felt with the heart” – author unknown

“As we let our own light shine, we unconciously give other people permission to do the same” – Nelson Mandela

“If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe” – author unknown

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known” – Carl Sagan (astronomer)

“If I can get you to laugh with me, you like me better, which makes you more open to my ideas. And if I can persuade you to laugh at the particular point I make, by laughing at it you acknowledge it’s truth” – John Cleese

“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we do teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four and that Paris is the capitol of France.

When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel?

You must work, we must work, to make a world worthy of its children” – Picasso

“We all live every day in virtual environments, defined by our ideas” – Michael Crichton (author)

“Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty. They merely move it from their faces into their hearts” – Martin Buxbaum

“Elegance is an attitude” – author unknown

“S/He who does not enjoy solitude, will not love freedom” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“I’ve been told I’m too intense but I think that just means I care” – Deb (author of Invisible Voices)

“The wo/man who has no inner life is a slave to their surroundings” – Henry Fredric Amiel

“I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself” – Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

“LIfe shrinks or expands in proportion to ones’ courage” – Anais Nin

“There is no reality; only perception” – Dr Phil McGraw

“Life is pure adventure; the sooner we realise that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art: to bring all your energies to each encounter & to remain flexible enough to notice and admit when what we expected to happen did not happen” – author unknown

“Don’t push the river. It runs by itself” – author unknown

“What do we live for, if not to make the world less difficult for each other” – George Eliot

“If you listen to your body when it whispers, you will never have to listen to it scream” – author unknown

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no wo/man can sincerely try to help another without helping themself” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Patience is the ability to idle your engines when you feel more like stripping your gears” – author unknown

“Every job is the autobiography of the wo/man who did it, so autograph your job with excellence” – author unknown

“Don’t give up the ship in a storm because you can’t control the winds” – Thomas Moore

“Whatever you do will be insignificant but it is very important that you do it” – Mahatma Gandhi

“We have met the enemy and s/he is us” – Walt Kelly

“The wo/man who never made a mistake never made anything” – author unknown

“Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can play weird, that’s easy. What is hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple complicated is commonplace. Making the complicated simple, awesomely simple – that is CREATIVITY” – author unknown

“The test of a first rate intellegence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise” – Scott Fitzgerald

“I know everything, I just can’t recall it at times” – Tara Rumsey’s father

“Bloom where you are planted” – author unknown