“To enjoy the excitement of pleasure, but to be free from its vices and ill effects, – to have the sweet, and leave the bitter untasted, – that has been my study. The preachers tell us that this is impossible. It seems to me that hitherto I have succeeded fairly well. I will not say that I have never scorched a finger, – but I carry no ugly wounds.”
Anthony Trollope, An Autobiography
“The years from 7 to 13 seem to be particularly formative. We are young enough to be innocent and impressionable, yet old enough to think and feel deeply about what is happening to us.”
Ysenda Maxtone Graham, Mr. Tibbits’s Catholic School
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
Be careful who you make memories with.
Those things can last a lifetime.
Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.
I’ve always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be.
Dita Von Teese
Don’t let the mixed signals fool you. Indecision is a decision.
We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you don’t believe in miracles?
The key to success is playing the hand you were dealt like it was the hand you wanted.
Fashion says “me too”
style says “only me.”
Oh, I’m sorry. Did my back hurt your knife?
Everything is figureoutable.
You can’t do epic shit with basic people.
How to be successful; focus on your own shit.
The best apology is changed behavior.
A girl once told me
To be careful
When trying to fix
A broken person
For you may cut yourself
On their shattered pieces.