“Look at each day as a chance to invest life into life. A chance to share your experience and deposit it into someone else’s conscience. Each day is a chance to work miracles in the lives of others.” — J. Rohn (via harrisspeaks)
“I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always … so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don’t, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.” —Yann Martel (via atomos)
Speak clearly. Write crisply. Love soundly.
“She doesn’t like you. That’s fine. And sounds about right. You know how many people don’t, or won’t, like you over the course of your life? Hundreds. And if you keep making that confused face that looks like you smelled a dirty diaper, maybe even thousands. It doesn’t matter if she doesn’t like you. She’s got other things to do. And guess what? So do you. None of which includes moping because of some other human being exercising their right to be wrong. So stop worrying about someone who isn’t worried about you. Trust me. If she knew you, she’d like you. Just, you know… not while you’re making that face. Seriously, stop. You’re making me question how I feel about you now. Yeesh.” —Me, tonight
“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things (or people) for granted.” —Aldous Huxley (via paperlover)
“Google is where we go for answers. People used to go elsewhere or, more likely, stagger along not knowing. Nowadays you can’t have a long dinner-table argument about who won the Oscar for that Neil Simon movie where she plays an actress who doesn’t win an Oscar; at any moment someone will pull out a pocket device and Google it.” —How Google Dominates Us (via world-shaker)