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Sunday Quotes – Chaos

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.

Anais Nin

The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.

James Yorke

A great deal of chaos in the world occurs because people don’t appreciate themselves. Having never developed sympathy or gentleness toward themselves, they cannot experience harmony or peace within themselves, and therefore, what they project to others is also inharmonious and confused.

Chogyam Trungpa

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.

M. Scott Peck

Sunday Quotes – Dreams

 

 

Give yourself up to this moment. Dare to see it. Now look down at your feet; slip out of those invisible tethers. Then ask: Where would you take yourself right this moment if you walked toward your most heartfelt dream? What would your life look like? What would your body look and feel like? What level of energy would you have? What might be your favorite activity? What would your daily life include? Imagine happiness — the sweet glow of inner contentment, the way it tastes and smells and feels.

Chris Downie

When you stop having dreams and ideals — well, you might as well stop altogether.

Marian Anderson

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.

Dale Turner

Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.

Virginia Woolf

The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.

Anais Nin

Sunday Quotes: Be Yourself

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To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

e.e. cummings

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Judy Garland

The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant duplicity.  Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike, and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune.

Boris Pasternak

When one is pretending the entire body revolts.

Anaïs Nin

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

Never be bullied into silence.  Never allow yourself to be made a victim.  Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.

Harvey Fierstein

Sunday Quotes – The Universe

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To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
Lao Tzu

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is something which can’t be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.
Anais Nin

I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me.
Thomas Merton

The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.
Ansel Adams

Sunday Quotes – Anais Nin

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Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

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How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.

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I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.