You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex, but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories, and make peace with them.” —Iyanla Vanzant
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”
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.”
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.”
The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.”
Life is hard. Bacon makes it better.
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.’
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.”
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
And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone— even alcohol. For by this time sanity will have returned. We will seldom be interested in liquor. If tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame.”