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Recently Found Favorite Quotes!

“It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else.”
-Henri Matisse

“If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?”
-Van Gogh

“The darker the sky, the brighter the stars.”

“Well it’s way past midnight and there are people all around/
Some on their way up, some on their way down/
The air burns and I’m trying to think straight/
And I don’t know how much longer I can wait/”
– Bob Dylan

“It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know how I love him: and that, not because he’s handsome, Nelly, but because he’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same; and Linton’s is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire.”
– Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

“If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it.”
– Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.”
-Henry David Thoreau

“To be awake is to be alive.”
-Henry David Thoreau, Walden

In the hopes of reaching the moon, men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.”
-Albert Schweitzer

What are some of your favorites?

The Number One TED Talk. Ever!

I have a major affinity for TED talks. That being said, I just had the privilege of watching Jill Bolte Taylor’s 18-minute talk, which was voted Number One in the Top 10 Best TED Talks. I’ve heard a little about her, mainly through advertisements for her book. She seems a little nutty – especially when she talks about her out-of-body experiences. But who wouldn’t after studying the brain’s functions for years and then, in a day, watching those same functions disappear one by one?