Particular Moments

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Tag: inspirational quotes

Compassion Only

“A heart does not break; it goes on beating.” 

—Dr. Joe Gallenberger.


” …there was a language in the world that everyone understood…It was the language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for something believed in and desired.”

—Paulo Coelho.

A Sprinkle of Sugar

“…he realized that he had to choose between thinking of himself as the poor victim of a thief, or as an adventurer in quest of his treasure.

‘I am an adventurer, looking for treasure,’ he said to himself.”

                                                                                                               —The Alchemist.

On Love & Hate

“Hate is not the opposite of love. Apathy is the opposite of love.”


Needs to Be Met

“Take care of your morals first, your health next, and finally your studies.”

—Theodore Roosevelt, Sr.


“Why are you so determined to keep me alive?” The man, whose face was completely mangled by severe burns, asked feebly.

“Because I’m a nurse.” Juliet replied, easy and succinct.

Old Excerpts

“Like most of the others, I was a seeker, a mover, a malcontent, and at times a stupid hell-raiser. I was never idle long enough to do much thinking, but I felt somehow that my instincts were right. I shared a vagrant optimism that some of us were making real progress, that we had taken an honest road, and that the best of us would inevitably make it over the top.

At the same time, I shared a dark suspicion that life we were leading was a lost cause, that we were all actors, kidding ourselves along a senseless odyssey. It was the tension between these two poles––a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other––that kept me going.”


Connotations of Work

“No, I don’t like work. I had rather laze about and think of all the fine things that can be done. I don’t like work—no man does—but I like what is in the work, the chance to find yourself; your own reality—for yourself, not for others—what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.”

—Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness.

So Be Bold.

“If you set out to be liked, you will be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and would achieve nothing.”