"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders and millions have been killed because of this obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves and the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem."
"I am trying—I am trying to explore my unconscious wishes and fears, trying to lift the barrier of repression, of self-deception, that controls my everyday self."
"Survival is the ability to swim in strange water."
"Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty."
"Fame is a vapor, popularity is an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today may curse tomorrow and only one thing endures - character."
"Show me a completely content person and I will show your their fears. Real boats are unsteady. Real boats rock.
And that’s okay."
"One person with courage makes a majority. Never settle for something you do not believe in."
"I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible; to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance, to live so that which came to me as seed goes to the next as blossom, and that which came to me as blossom, goes on as fruit."
"We all make choices in life, but in the end our choices make us."
"If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation."
"There are only two important days in your life: the day you are born, and the day you find out why."
"To live life, you need problems. If you get everything you want the minute you want it, what’s the point of living?"
"Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Dance like there’s nobody watching,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth."
I love a story that reminds me to not live life in second gear but full throttle.
It’s a love story that happens in a day. A single day. That single day, it has the capacity for each of us to make us a little larger as human or a little smaller.