"May you always be blessed with walls for the wind. A roof for the rain. A warm cup of tea by the fire. Laughter to cheer you. And all that your heart might desire." 
- Irish Blessing

"live with intention. walk to the edge. listen hard. practice wellness. play with abandon. laugh. choose with no regret. continue to learn. appreciate your friends. do what you love. love as if this is all there is."
-mary anne radmacher

"Success is liking yourself, and liking what you do, and liking how you do it."
-Maya Angelou

"My friends and I greet each other in a wild profusion of words
And wave farewell amidst the wonderment of air
And in the laughing times we know that we are lucky
And in the quiet times we know we are blessed."
-Dar Williams

“We do not remember days...
We remember moments”
-Cesare Pavese

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww'..."
-Jack Kerouac

"we lay there and looked up at the night sky and she told me about stars called blue squares and red swirls and i told her id never heard of them. of course not, she said, the really important stuff they never tell you. you have to imagine it on your own."

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."
-Mary Anne Radmacher

"Put blinders on those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head. Guard your good mood. Listen to music every day, joke and love and read more for fun, especially poetry"- Meryl Streep 

"Our falling places are many: we tumble feetlast into disaster, stumble upon random blessings, sink into pessimism, slip into love, and sometimes even let our knees buckle under us in laughter.  I like the last one best.  Enjoy."
-Edie Carey

“Begin each day as if it were on purpose.” - Mary Anne Radmacher

“I beg you... to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. don’t search for the answers, which could not be given you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without ever noticing it, live your way into the answer...” -Rilke

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience” -Eleanor Roosevelt

"Go for long walks, indulge in hot baths, question your assumptions, be kind to yourself, live for the moment, loosen up, scream, curse the world, count  your blessings, just let go. just be."
-Carole Shields

“Do what you can where you are with what you have” - Theodore Roosevelt

"There are things you do because they feel right and they may make no sense and they may make no money and it may be the real reason we are here, to love each other and to eat each others cooking and say it was good." -storypeople

“The beauty of the trees, the softness of the air, the fragrance of the grace, speaks to me.
The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky, speaks to me.
The faintness of stars, the trail of the sun, the strength of the fire, and the life that never goes away.
They speak to me.
and my heart soars”
-Chief Dan George

"You and I want our lives to matter. We want our lives to make a real difference - to be of genuine consequence in the world. We know that there is no satisfaction in merely going through the motions, even if those motions make us successful, or even if we have arranged to make those motions pleasant. We want to know we have made some impact on the world. In fact, you and I want to contribute to the quality of life. We want to make the world work."
-Werner Erhard

"is it not possible that a place could have a huge affection for those who dwell there? perhaps your place loves having you there. it misses you when you are away and in its secret way rejoices when you return. could it be possible that a landscape might have a deep friendship with you? that it could feel your presence and feel the care you extend towards it? perhaps your favorite place feels proud of you..."
-john o'donohue

"i learned then that happiness is not smiling or having money or being in good health, although those are conditions worth having. happiness really is only living, taking life on its own terms. i'm passionately involved in life: i love its change, its color, its movement. to be alive, to be able to speak, to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings, it's all a miracle. i have adopted the technique of living life from miracle to miracle."
- arthur rubinstein

"good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them... 
your smile, your hope, and your courage."
-doe zantamata

"try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. and when you get angry, get good and angry. try to be alive."
-ernest hemingway

"among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile & a grateful heart."
-zig ziglar

"The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you."
— Neil deGrasse Tyson