Category Archives: Quotable

Life is made up by people no smarter than you. The most important thing for you to realise is that you can poke life, you can mold and change it.”

—Steve Jobs

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So, what the hell, leap.”

–Cynthia Heimel

The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.”

—Fyodor Dostoevsky

Well-behaved* women seldom make history.”

—Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

*What I find humorous is that folks will like, favourite, re-tweet, & otherwise share this sentiment with ringing endorsements, then they’ll abruptly unfollow/defriend me when I misbehave.

Ah, Alanis, that is what we accurately deem ‘ironic.’

feel what I feel
within myself — that is trying to
become aware of it
also what I feel in others
not being ashamed of my feeling, thoughts — or ideas

realize the thing that
they are –

— Marilyn Monroe

See more poems & read the full article “Marilyn Monroe’s Unpublished Poems: The Complex Private Person Behind the Public Persona” (from brainpickings.org).

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.”

—Henry Rollins

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, ‘Why me?’

Then a voice answers, ‘Nothing personal; your name just happened to come up.'”

—Charles M. Schulz

 

I love therapy to this day: pay somebody just to not run screaming from the room. This is the best! And I can talk about anything I want. I’m not making fun. I love therapy, and I’m grateful I had it, but it didn’t stop me from drinking, guys. Therapy won’t stop you from drinking if you’re the real McCoy, the ‘genetically predisposed alcoholic.’ Bill Wilson uses that term, not Chris Raymer. Bill Wilson says, ‘But what about the real alcoholic?’ Introduce yourself from the podium like that sometime and watch them line up after to take inventory. ‘What do you mean? You think you’re special?’ ‘Probably.’”

—Chris R., from his Oct. 24, 2013 talk at We Are Not A Glum Lot Big Book Study in Dunwoody, GA

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.”

—Walt Whitman