I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.
A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.
A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love (via observando)
Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.
A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.
The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your existence itself is an act of rebellion.
The bigger the mountain, the better the view.
Perhaps, the problem is not the intensity of your love, but the quality of the people you are loving.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Everyone wants to save the world, but no one wants to help mom do the dishes.
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.