You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
James Allen

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard

Try doing something different every day—like talking to the person at the next table to you in a restaurant, visiting a hospital, putting your foot in a puddle, listening to what another person has to say, allowing the energy of love to flow freely, instead of putting it in a jug and standing it in a corner.
Paulo Coelho (The Zahir)

I have only one wish in the world; and that is, to travel the same road with you. I do not say that you ought to wish it too; but you ought to know that I am sincere.

- Anthony Trollope (The Way We Live Now)

Sometimes we may learn more from a man’s errors, than from his virtues.
Henry Wadsworth

Gifts are temporary and over time whither away: cars rust, clothes tear, diamonds can be lost, but ideas change lives forever.

If your dreams don’t scare you,
they’re not big enough.

Crying isn’t a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of having tried too hard to be strong for too long.

It needs to hurt to be worthy of the word.

It needs to hurt to be worthy of the word.

It’s good to cry out all your tears,
because only then will you be able to smile again.
Paulo Coelho

This is what I learned: that everybody is talented, original and has something important to say.
Brenda Ueland

You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.

Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.
Luna Lovegood (via jeniecehorcruxhallow)

After all, monogamy is a myth that has been rammed down peoples’ throats for far too long…The inability to be monogamous isn’t just a matter of excess hormones or vanity, but, as all the research indicates, a genetic configuration found in almost all animals. Paternity tests given to birds, monkeys, and foxes revealed that simply because these species had developed a social relationship very similar to marriage did not necessarily mean that they had been faithful to each other. In seventy percent of cases, their offspring turn out to have been fathered by males other than their partners. The only species in nature that doesn’t commit adultery and in which there seems to be one hundred percent monogamy is a flatworm, Diplozoon paradoxum. The male and female worms meet as adolescents, and their bodies literally fuse together.

-Paulo Coelho (The Winner Stands Alone)