"Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't."
"Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life."
"One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else."
"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
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
- Mark Twain
"Anything that has cynicism to it and that's jaded is smutty."
- Sandra Bernhard
"Well done is better than well said."
- Benjamin Franklin
“Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."
"I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."
- Thomas Jefferson
"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."
"Q: What's the difference between an enzyme and a hormone?
A: You can't hear an enzyme.”
“So, you're the man who can't spell 'fuck.'"
(Dorothy Parker to Norman Mailer after publishers had convinced Mailer to replace the word with a euphemism, 'fug,' in his 1948 book, "The Naked and the Dead.”)
- Dorothy Parker
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
"A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave."
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."
"It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings."
- Mahatma Gandhi
"What is Greatness?
It requires real strength to love Man. And to love him despite all invitations to do otherwise, all provocations and all reasons why one should not.
Happiness and strength endure only in the absence of hate. To hate alone is the road to disaster. To love is the road to strength.
To love in spite of all is the secret of greatness. And may very well be the greatest secret in this universe."
- L. Ron Hubbard
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious."
- Albert Einstein
"Some things I think are very conservative, or very liberal. I think when someone falls into one category for everything, I’m very suspicious. It doesn’t make sense to me that you’d have the same solution to every issue."
"'I’m bored' is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless, it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say 'I’m bored.'”