When you walk with someone, something unspoken happens. Either you match their pace or they match yours.
actor, film director
Be respectful of words. They mean something.
Katherine Anne Porter,
Life is accepting what is and working from that.
Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.
When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No… don’t blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away. Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? But it is!”
Louis de Bernières, Corelli’s Mandolin
“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.”
Michael J. Fox
“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.”
”If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.”
“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.”
“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.”
“Self-love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full, and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people you hold dear. But you must come first.”
“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”