Quotes by Women
(1,300+ quotes)


Virginia Wolf famously said: “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” Our Quotes by Women section gives credit where credit is due. Quotes attributed to women are listed alphabetically.



Shaped a little like a loaf of French country bread, our brain is a crowded chemistry lab, bustling with nonstop neural conversations.
Diane Ackerman

Touch seems to be as essential as sunlight.
Diane Ackerman

Play is our brain's favorite way of learning.
Dianne Ackerman

He sendeth sun, he sendeth shower, alike they're needed to the flower; and joys and tears alike are sent to give the soul its nourishment.
Sarah Flower Adams

Action indeed is the sole medium of expressing for ethics.
Jane Addams

As you begin to pay attention to your own stories and what they say about you, you will enter into the exciting process of becoming, as you should be, the author of your own life, the creator of your own possibilities.
Mandy Aftel

Dreams are free, so free your dreams.
Astrid Alauda

There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women.
Madeleine K. Albright

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott

When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your sour helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.
Shannon L. Alder

People will be most creative when they feel motivated primarily by the interest, enjoyment, satisfaction and challenge of the work itself.
Teresa Amabile

The best way to help people to maximize their creative potential is to allow them to do something they love.
Teresa Amabile

True creativity is impossible without some measure of passion.
Teresa Amabile

Look at the optimism of Nature. Nothing can stop it. Only the ego makes humans pessimistic, and this causes suffering.
Amma

Sometimes I think you want me to touch you. How can I when you when you build a great wall around you?
Tori Amos

There is room for everybody on the planet to be creative and conscious if you are your own person. If you're trying to be like somebody else, then there isn't.
Tori Amos

Fundamentally ecstasy means to transcend yourself, to go outside and beyond what you think, know, and believe is possible. An ecstatic state is a glimpse into the infinite.
Margot Anand

Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.
Gillian Anderson

It is in awareness that we bring everything to life that lives within us. There is no time like the present to give birth to creativity.
Kathleen Anderson

We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interest and our attention to something outside ourselves.
Ethel Perry Andrus

Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
Maya Angelou

Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.
Maya Angelou

Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.
Maya Angelou

I believe talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it.
Maya Angelou

I believe the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.
Maya Angelou

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
Maya Angelou

I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.
Maya Angelou

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can transform one million realities.
Maya Angelou

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.
Maya Angelou

If you only have one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘good morning' at total strangers.
Maya Angelou

In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.
Maya Angelou

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
Maya Angelou

I've learned that making a ‘living' is not the same thing as making a 'life.'
Maya Angelou

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Maya Angelou

Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the sooner we will be able to treat life as art.
Maya Angelou

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Maya Angelou

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry, to get my work done, and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
Maya Angelou

Nothing will work unless you do.
Maya Angelou

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Maya Angelou

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Maya Angelou

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
Maya Angelou

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Maya Angelou

There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.
Maya Angelou

To make a difference is not a matter of accident, a matter of casual occurrence of the tides. People choose to make a difference.
Maya Angelou

We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what the color.
Maya Angelou

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has done through to achieve that beauty.
Maya Angelou

When someone shows you who they are, believe them - the first time.
Maya Angelou

When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace, love, prosperity, happiness…all the good things.
Maya Angelou

You alone are enough…you have nothing to prove to anybody.
Maya Angelou

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
Maya Angelou

Your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome troubles.
Maya Angelou

Failure is impossible.
Susan B. Anthony

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
Susan B. Anthony

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Hannah Arendt

Life is not about getting through the storms, but about dancing in the rain.
Bunny Armstrong

In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask you one of four questions: When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?
Angeles Arrien

The field of creativity that exists within each individual is freed by moving out of ideas of wrong-doing or right-doing.
Angeles Arrien

The portal of healing and creativity always takes us into the realm of the spirit.
Angeles Arrien

I have two questions for you: What do you need to make your creativity shine through? Why do you keep ignoring it?
Lauren Artress

There is a need to find and sing our own song, to stretch our limbs and shake them in a dance so wild that nothing can roost there, that stirs the yearning for solitary wings.
Barbara Lazear Ascher

Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash

Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people.
Mary Kay Ash

For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
Mary Kay Ash

There are two things people want more than sex and money…recognition and praise.
Mary Kay Ash

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Mary Kay Ash

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
Mary Kay Ash

When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.
Mary Kay Ash

Power is the ability to do good things for others.
Brooke Astor

Some people use things; they destroy. You're a creator, a builder.
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.
Emory Austin

I am not a has-been. I am a will be.
Lauren Bacall

Standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards in a rapidly changing world.
Lauren Bacall

Time is clay. Go make something.
Barbara Bach

A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the word you first thought of.
Burt Bacharach

Mortals must do what they are here to do creatively or they will become cranky.
Jill Badonsky

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. But you can decide how you're going to live now.
Joan Baez

Start wherever you are and start small.
Rita Baily

Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.
Christina Baldwin

I'm not funny. What I am is brave.
Lucille Ball

It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
Lucille Ball

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Lucille Ball

Begin today. Declare outloud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Joy is your birthright.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

The authentic self is soul made visible.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

During chemo, you're more tired than you've ever been. It's like a cloud passing over the sun, and suddenly you're out. But you also find that you're stronger than you've ever been. You're clear. Your mortality is at optimal distance, not up so close that it obscures everything else, but close enough to give you depth perception. Previously, it has taken you weeks, months, or years to discover the meaning of an experience. Now it's instantaneous.
Melissa Bank

If you have entrepreneurial dreams, you have to live it and breathe it. You have to treat the idea like a baby, like your child. You don't sleep when you have a new baby. I didn't sleep. I didn't have weekends. I worked nonstop.
Tyra Banks

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
Elizabeth Barrett

You grow up the day you have the first real laugh - at yourself.
Ethel Barrymore

I feel there are two people inside me -- me and my intuition. If I go along against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.
Kim Basinger

You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it.
Lucinda Basset

The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
Mary Catherine Bateson

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.
Vicki Baum

Action video games have a number of ingredients that are really powerful for brain plasticity, learning, attention, vision.
Daphne Bavelier

There is no one definitive creative path. There are as many ways to be creative - not only intuitive ways - but organized, logical ways, too.
Theresa Bayer

Accept yourself. Love yourself just as you are. Your finest work, your best moments, your joy, peace, and healing come when you love yourself. You give a great gift to the world when you do that. You give others permission to do the same: to love themselves. Revel in self love. Roll in it. Bask in it, as you would the sunshine.
Melody Beattie

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense out of the past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie

Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people's souls.
Melody Beattie

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
Simone De Beauvoir

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.
Alison Bechdel

Life always gives us exactly the teacher we need at every moment. This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor (or employee), every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every piece of garbage, every breath. Every moment is the guru.
Charlotte Joko Beck

We learn in our guts, not just in our brain, that a life of joy is not in seeking happiness, but in experiencing and simply being the circumstances of our life as they are; not in fulfilling personal wants, but in fulfilling the needs of life…
Charlotte Joko Beck

To attract something that you want, become as joyful as you think that thing would make you.
Martha Beck

I really do think that any deep crisis is an opportunity to make your life extraordinary in some way.
Martha Beck

Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile initially scared me to death.
Betty Bender

Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile initially scared me to death.
Betty Bender

Words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.
Ingrid Bengis

Dreams are logs that feed the fire of our souls.
Marcela Bennett

You must train your intuition. You must trust the small voice inside which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide.
Ingrid Bergman

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
Dorothy Bernard

Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
Sarah Bernhardt

Death is but an aspect of life, and the destruction of one material form is but a prelude to building up of another.
Annie Besant

We have only this moment, sparking like a star in our hand…and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late.
Marie Beynon

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Josephine Billings

A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly, but a laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows and bubbles all around.
Carolyn Birmingham

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Claudia Black

When will I meet him? We meet our soulmates when we're on our soul path.
Karen M. Black

Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.
Amy Bloom

Before you can do something that you've never done before, you have to imagine it's possible.
Jean Shinoda Bolen

When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.
Jean Shinoda Bolen

Children make your life important.
Erma Bombeck

There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, Yes, I've got dreams, of course I've got dreams. Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they're still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, How good or how bad am I? That's where courage comes in.
Erma Bombeck

Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.
Margaret Bonnano

It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis.
Margaret Bonnano

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog.
Corrie ten Boom

I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I only lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three.
Elayne Boosler

Tell your own story, and you will be interesting. Don't get the green disease of envy. Don't be fooled by success and money. Don't let anything come between you and your work.
Louise Bourgeois

It has never been, and never will be easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.
Marion Zimmer Bradley

Soulmates tend to find each other during their respective pursuits of their soul missions. Creating a soulmate could be seen as a spiritual reward that we give outselves, after pursuing many soul contracts rife with discord.
Linda Brady

We recognize a soulmate by the supreme level of comfort and security we feel with that person. That doesn't mean that there aren't issues that remain to be ironed out. Rather, it means we know intuitively that we can resolve issues with our soul mate without losing his or her love and respect.
Linda Brady

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.
Dorothea Brande

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Act as though it were impossible to fail.
Dorothea Brande

A fruit is not afraid of its own weight. It grows into its skin fully. It is whole, each part of its body equally alive.
Gayle Brandeis

Forgiveness is not a one-time-only event. It is a process.
Rhonda Britten

His heart was like a sensitive plant that opens for a moment in the sunshine, but curls up and shrinks into itself at the slightest touch of the finger, or the lightest breath of wind.
Anne Bronte

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.
Charlotte Bronte

Life is so constructed that an event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
Charlotte Bronte

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
Emily Brontë

Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.
Adele Brookman

It is brave to be involved.
Gwendolyn Brooks

Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
Joyce Brothers

Creativity, which is the expression of our originality, helps us stay mindful that what we bring to the world is completely original and cannot be compared.
Brené Brown

Maybe stories are just data with a soul.
Brené Brown

There is no such thing as creative and non-creative people, only people who use their creativity and people who don’t.
Brené Brown

The only thing that separates successful people from the ones who aren't is the willingness to work very, very hard.
Helen Gurley Brown

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
Rita Mae Brown

I believe you are your work. Don't trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That's a rotten bargain.
Rita Mae Brown

The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
Rita Mae Brown

The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become.
Gisele Bundchen

When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let it go.
Carol Burnett

Creative thinking is more than just coming up with new ideas. It is about living life in a way that is open, authentic and curious. It is a mindset and approach to everything we do.
Cyndi Burnett

The first step to being creative is to get rid of your own unwritten rules.
Mary M. Byers

Be afraid of nothing. You have within you all wisdom, all power, all strength, all understanding.
Eileen Caddy

Cease trying to work everything out with your minds, it will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
Eileen Caddy

Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level, expect to grow spiritually.
Eileen Caddy

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
Eileen Caddy

Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it.
Eileen Caddy

When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose; what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.
Eileen Caddy

As adults we have quite a bit of work to do, and play seems to function as a protective mechanism against the costs of this work; a buffer against stress, a support during life transitions, a means of forming bonds and alliances, a jump start for creativity and problem-solving.
Christine Caldwell

Creative arts meet soul needs, shift consciousness and both facilitate and enhance learning.
Catherine E. Camden-Pratt

Art is not thinking something up; it is the opposite - getting something down.
Julia Cameron

Art opens the closets, airs out the cellars and attics. It brings healing.
Julia Cameron

Creativity – like human life itself – begins in darkness.
Julia Cameron

Creativity flourishes when we have a sense of safety and self-acceptance.
Julia Cameron

Creativity is always a leap of faith. You're faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage.
Julia Cameron

Creativity is God's gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God.
Julia Cameron

Creativity is the natural order of life. Life is energy: pure creative energy.
Julia Cameron

Enthusiasm is not an emotional state. It is a spiritual commitment, a loving surrender to our creative process. Enthusiasm – from the Greek, filled with God' – is an ongoing energy supply tapped into the flow of life itself.
Julia Cameron

Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself.
Julia Cameron

I trust the tempo of my unfolding.
Julia Cameron

In a sense, as we are creative beings, our lives become our work of art.
Julia Cameron

In dance, in composition, in sculpture, the experience is the same: we are more the conduit than the creator of what we express.
Julia Cameron

In order to have a real relationship with our creativity, we must take the time and care to cultivate it.
Julia Cameron

Leap and the net will appear.
Julia Cameron

Love is the substance of all life. Everything is connected in love, absolutely everything.
Julia Cameron

Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.
Julia Cameron

Next to Morning Pages and Artist Dates, the most potent tool for contacting inner guidance and creativity is walking.
Julia Cameron

The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.
Julia Cameron

The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.
Julia Cameron

The grace to be a beginner is always the best prayer for an artist. The beginner's humility and openness lead to exploration. Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small and scary step.
Julia Cameron

The heart of creativity is an experience of the mystical union; the heart of the mystical union is an experience of creativity.
Julia Cameron

We don't always know what makes us happy. We know, instead, what we think SHOULD. We are baffled and confused when our attempts at happiness fail…We are mute when it comes to naming accurately our own preferences, delights, gifts, talents. The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people's expectations. The tongue of the original self is the language of the heart.
Julia Cameron

What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.
Julia Cameron

Creativity is our true nature; blocks are an unnatural thwarting of a process at once as normal and as miraculous as the blossoming of a flower at the end of a slender green stem.
Julia Cameron

Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is, and the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult.
Julia Cameron

I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow.
Julia Cameron

Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.
Julia Cameron

When your heart speaks, take good notes.
Judith Campbell

There is no freedom like seeing myself as I am and not losing heart.
Elizabeth J. Canham

Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn't taste good.
Lucia Capacchione

Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace. If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness you will know what His will is.
Amy Carmichael

I think that one's art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows.
Emily Carr

Look at the earth crowded with growth, new and old bursting from their strong roots hidden in the silent, live ground, each seed according to its own kind…each one knowing what to do, each one demanding its own rights on the earth. So artist, you too from the depths of your soul...let your roots creep forth, gaining strength.
Emily Carr

Cancer has changed, and so have I. Life goes on, even becomes normal again. I refused to let cancer wreck my party. There are just too many cool things to do and plan and live for.
Kris Carr

Faith is putting all your eggs in God's basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch.
Ramona C. Carroll

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
Rachel Carson

If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds most grow.
Rachel Carson

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.
Rachel Carson

Enhancing creativity is not only for enrichment; it's a vital resource for meeting the challenges and dangers, as well as the opportunities, of the accelerated change climate of the twenty-first century.
Shelly Carson

We are all creative. Creativity is the hallmark human capacity that has allowed us to survive thus far. Our brains are wired to be creative, and the only thing stopping you from expressing the creativity that is your birthright is your belief that there are creative people and uncreative people and that you fall in that second category.
Shelly Carson

You are in possession of one of the world's most powerful supercomputers, one that has virtually unlimited potential not only to change your life, but also to change your world.
Shelly Carson

We should not forget to enjoy the experience of daily creativity, whatever that may entail.
Diane Carter

Remember that not to be happy is not to be grateful.
Elizabeth Carter

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they didn't necessarily want to go but ought to be.
Rosalynn Carter

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Kathleen Casey

We have to laugh because laughter, we already know, is the first evidence of freedom.
Rosario Castellanos

A child's attitude toward everything is an artist's attitude.
Willa Cather

Artistic growth is, more than anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy. Only the great artist knows how difficult it is.
Willa Cather

That is happiness: to be dissolved into something completely great.
Willa Cather

Where there is great love there are miracles.
Willa Cather

The more passions and desires one has, the more ways one has of being happy.
Catherine Charlotte de Gramont

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
Coco Chanel

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
Coco Chanel

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Coco Chanel

Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward.
Carol Channing

Contemplation is the root of awareness and creativity.
Sandra Chantry

All that is worth cherishing begins in the heart.
Suzanne Chapin

Life is all about timing…the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable…attainable. Have the patience, wait it out. It's all about timing.
Stacey Charter

It is quite possible to leave your home for a walk in the early morning air and return a different person – beguiled, enchanted.
Mary Ellen Chase

Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time.
Deborah Chaskin

If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.
Cher

Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great.
Cher

Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice. We are uncommonly and marvelously intricate in thought and action, our problems are most complex and, too often, silently borne.
Alice Childress

As long as we're caught up in always looking for certainty and happiness, rather than honoring the taste and smell and quality of exactly what is happening, as long as we're always running from discomfort, we're going to be caught in a cycle of unhappiness and discomfort, and we will feel weaker and weaker. This way of seeing helps us develop inner strength. And what's especially encouraging is the view that inner strength is available to us at just the moment when we think that we've hit the bottom, when things are at their worst.
Pema Chödrön

Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.
Pema Chödrön

If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.
Pema Chödrön

Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.
Pema Chödrön

Now is the only time. How we relate to it creates the future. In other words, if we're going to be more cheerful in the future, it's because of our aspiration and exertion to be cheerful in the present. What we do accumulates; the future is the result of what we do right now.
Pema Chödrön

The greatest obstacle to connecting with our joy is resentment.
Pema Chödrön

The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.
Pema Chödrön

We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves.
Pema Chödrön

When there's a disappointment, I don't know if it's the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure.
Pema Chödrön

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless.
Pema Chödrön

The power of the word is real whether or not you are conscious of it.
Sonia Choquette

Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.
Sonia Choquette

Be open to the possibility that there is more to you than the fruit you bear.
Tamara Christensen

Write even when you don't want to, don't much like what you're writing, and aren't writing particularly well.
Agatha Christie

Women observe subconsciously a thousand little details, without knowing they are doing so. Their subconscious mind adds these little things together – and they call the result intuition.
Agatha Christie

Each of us possesses a creative self. Claiming that is a transformational art. When you begin to act on your creativity, what you find inside may be more valuable than what you produce for the external world. The ultimate creative act is to express what is most authentic and individual about you.
Eileen M. Clegg

Great opportunity is usually disguised as unsolvable problems.
Gretchen G. Clement

We each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.
Hillary Rodham Clinton

When I dream, I am ageless.
Elizabeth Coatsworth

When work, commitment, and pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where passion lives, nothing is impossible.
Nancy Coey

Put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.
Colette

Sit down, and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.
Colette

Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
Colette

We only do well the things we like doing.
Colette

Experience is how life catches up with us and teaches us to love and forgive each other.
Judy Collins

When inspiration does not come, I go for a walk, go to the movie, talk to a friend, let go…The muse is bound to return again, especially if I turn my back.
Judy Collins

Determination and perseverance move the world; thinking that others will do it for you is a sure way to fail.
Marva Collins

The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another.
Marva Collins

There is a brilliant child locked inside every student.
Marva Collins

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
Mary Lou Cook

Appreciation can make a day – even change a life.
Margaret Cousins

Losing weight for a big event is a great reason for you to call Jenny Craig, but don't forget the biggest of event all, your life.
Jenny Craig

Self-love is the only weight-loss aid that really works in the long run.
Jenny Craig

There’s a wonder in the way we’re always free, to change the world by changing how we see.
Cyndi Craven

Being diagnosed with cancer really opened my eyes to the fact anyone can have it and that even though we think we have control over everything in our lives, we don't.
Sheryl Crow

Let's face it, life is a constant challenge. It's full of unexpected detours that no one but you can navigate.
Sheryl Crow

More than 10 million Americans are living with cancer, and they demonstrate the ever-increasing possibility of living beyond cancer.
Sheryl Crow

Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway.
Mary C. Crowley

Do not save your living speeches for your friends 'til they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.
Anna Cummins

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Madame Curie

When looking for the tree of truth in a forest of illusions…the only reliable compass is one’s soul.
Enza Currenti

Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.
Belva Davis

If you risk nothing, you risk everything.
Geena Davis

We are weaving the future on the loom of today.
Grace Stricker Dawson

The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.
Barbara De Angelis

Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.
Barbara De Angelis

We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.
Barbara De Angelis

With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.
Catherine de Hueck Doherty

Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
Agnes de Mille

The truest expression of a people is in its dance and music.
Agnes de Mille

The first person I learned I could make happy with laughter was my mother, whom I idolize. It was a powerful thing to realize. I knew I had found my life's work.
Ellen DeGeneres

Think first of the action that is right to take, think later about coping with one’s fears.
Barbara Deming

Play will never kill you, work will. I have never worked a day in my life.
Dr. Leila Denmark , was America's oldest practicing physician at 103

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.
Bernadette Devlin

Remember that the six most expensive words in business are: ‘We’ve always done it that way.’
Catherine DeVrye

Beauty is not caused. It is.
Emily Dickinson

Hope is a thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.
Emily Dickinson

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.
Emily Dickinson

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
Emily Dickinson

Unable are the loved to die for love is immortality.
Emily Dickinson

I dwell in possibility.
Emily Dickinson

The brain is wider than the sky.
Emily Dickinson

The mere sense of living is joy enough.
Emily Dickinson

The possible's slow fuse is lit by the imagination.
Emily Dickinson

To be alive is power, existing in itself, without a further function, omnipotence enough.
Emily Dickinson

Where thou art - that - is home.
Emily Dickinson

I write to discover what I think.
Joan Didion

Change occurs at the edges, without permission.
Patti Digh - Life is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally

The shortest distance between two people is a story.
Patti Digh

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Annie Dillard

I have never read any theologian who claims God is particularly interested in religion, anyway.
Annie Dillard

No one escapes the wilderness on the way to the promised land.
Annie Dillard

The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.
Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)

To be a person is to have a story to tell.
Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)

Luck is largely a matter of paying attention.
Susan M. Dodd

We need images and myths through which we can see who we are and what we might become.
Christine Downing

When nothing is sure, everything is possible.
Margaret Drabble

In your heart, keep one still secret spot where dreams may go and be sheltered so they may thrive and grow.
Louise Driscoll

We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.
Mary Dunbar

I do not teach children. I give them joy.
Isadora Duncan

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
Eleanora Duse

I have the greatest of all riches: that of not desiring them.
Eleonora Duse

Always make new mistakes.
Esther Dyson

Adventure is worthwhile.
Amelia Earhart

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things; knows not the livid loneliness of fear.
Amelia Earhart

Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless, maybe, but what do dreams know of boundaries?
Amelia Earhart

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
Amelia Earhart

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life, and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
Amelia Earhart

When curiosity turns to serious matters, it's called research.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

No person has the right to rain on your dreams.
Marian Wright Edelman

Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
Marion Wright Edelman

Creativity is the ability to find new solutions to a problem or new modes of expression; thus it brings into existence something new to the individual and to the culture.
Betty Edwards

Through drawing, you are made visible.
Betty Edwards

Grief is the price we pay for love.
Queen Elizabeth II

Why are women immobile? Because so many feel like they’re waiting for someone to say, ‘You’re good, you’re pretty, I give you permission.’
Eve Ensler

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
Nora Ephron

You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets.
Nora Ephron

I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and your laughter ‘till they bloom, ‘til you yourself burst into bloom.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes

If you have yet to be called an incorrigible, defiant woman, don’t worry, there is still time.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes

The most important thing is to hold on, hold out, for your creative life, for your solitude, for your time to be and do, for your very life.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes

To be ourselves causes us to be exiled by many others, and yet to comply with what others want causes us to be exiled from ourselves.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Don't let anyone tell you that you have to be a certain way. Be unique. Be what you feel.
Melissa Etheridge

I feel my heart break to see a nation ripped apart by it's own greatest strength - it's diversity.
Melissa Etheridge

I get it now; I didn’t get it then. That life is about losing and about doing it as gracefully as possible…and enjoying everything in between.
Mia Farrow

We only get one life and we don’t truly live it until we give it away.
Lisa Fenn

Anyone who takes responsibility for understanding and acts on sustainability challenges – whether or not in a formal leadership position is a sustainability leader.
Mary A. Ferdig

Rather than providing all of the answers, sustainability leaders create opportunities for people to come together and generate their own answers – to explore, learn, and devise a realistic course of action to address sustainability challenges.
Mary A. Ferdig

Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.
Marilyn Ferguson

No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.
Marilyn Ferguson

Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives.
Marilyn Ferguson

Let the sparks from that which brings you joy fire up your creative soul.
Whitney Ferre

Say ‘yes’ and figure it out afterwards.
Tina Fey

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.
Sally Field

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.
Debbi Fields

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Carrie Fisher

Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago?
Bernice FitzGibbon

Thomas Edison tried 10,000 different materials before finding one that was suitable to serve as a light bulb filament. So if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. We need to set up a system where risk is rewarded. One where we recognize that failure helps us to increase our creativity. Nothing risked is nothing gained.
Beth Flynn

Use the word perhaps to change your negative beliefs to possibilities that invite action and, ultimately, to positive beliefs and probabilities.
Anita Foley

Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. We attain unity only through variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed.
Mary Parker Follett

After a few (or many) bad relationships, it's so easy to shut down, give up, and stop believing that the right person is out there for us. Our hearts yearn to fall in love, but our minds insist it's not possible, and we enter into a tug-of-war with ourselves. It's as if one part of us is screaming, Yes! I deserve a great relationship! while another part insists, I'll never find him or her. When our beliefs contradict our desires, we experience an inner conflict that not only paralyzes us, but can actually prevent us from recognizing the possibilities for love that exist all around us.
Arielle Ford

The universal Law of Attraction states that we draw to us those people, events, and circumstances that match our inner state of being. In other words, we attract experiences that are consistent with our beliefs. If we believe that there is plenty of love in the world and we are worthy of giving and receiving that love, we will attract a different quality of relationships than someone who believes in scarcity or feels unworthy of happiness. If we believe the world is a loving and friendly place, then most of the time that will be our experience. If we believe the world is a chaotic, stressful, and fearful place, then eventually that will become our reality. So, believing and knowing that your soulmate is out there is a critical first step in the formula for manifesting him or her into your life.
Arielle Ford

We attract experiences that are consistent with our beliefs. If we believe that there is plenty of love in the world and we are worthy of giving and receiving that love, we will attract a different quality of relationships than someone who believes in scarcity or feels unworthy of happiness. If we believe the world is a loving and friendly place, then most of the time that will be our experience. If we believe the world is a chaotic, stressful, and fearful place, then eventually that will become our reality. So, believing and knowing that your soulmate is out there is a critical first step in the formula for manifesting him or her into your life.
Arielle Ford

When deep down in the core of your being you believe that your soulmate exists, there is no limit to the ways he or she can enter your life.
Arielle Ford

All of our suffering in life is from saying we want one thing and doing another.
Debbie Ford

All real change requires risk. You must take risks every day of your life. You must get up each morning and ask...: What can I do that is different?
Debbie Ford

Your soul is infinitely creative. It is alive and expansive in nature. It is curious and playful, changing with the tides of time.
Debbie Ford

I think ‘destiny' is just a fancy word for a psychological pattern.
Jodie Foster

Creativity is an attitude that transcends paradigms and beliefs. It's a soul level yearning to fulfill a purpose, uniquely contribute and leave a mark.
Janice Francisco

Everyone has inside him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't yet realize how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
Anne Frank

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world.
Anne Frank

I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.
Anne Frank

I shall not remain insignificant. I shall work in the world for mankind…I don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living, even after my death.
Anne Frank

No one has ever become poor by giving.
Anne Frank

We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same.
Anne Frank

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Rose Franken

As soon as we notice that certain types of events ‘like' to cluster together at certain times, we begin to understand the Chinese, whose theories of medicine, philosophy, and even building are based on a ‘science' of meaningful coincidences.
Marie Louise von Franz

Our bodies are the source and resource for every moment in our lives. Our bodies tie us to the earth. If there's a way home - and there is - it's through the body.
Amy Frasier

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
Anna Freud

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
Betty Friedan

We couldn't conceive of a miracle if none had ever happened.
Libbie Fudim

The special genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
Margaret Fuller

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
Margaret Fuller

I believe in loyalty. When a woman reaches an age she likes, she should stick to it.
Eva Gabor

We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.
Gloria Gaither

Love is the seed of all hope. It is the enticement to trust, to risk, to try, to go on.
Gloria Gaither

Have a bias toward action – let's see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.
Indira Gandhi

Healing with art is a journey that will take you into the depths of your soul. There you will encounter parts of yourself that you never knew existed. As you create the artwork that exposes these parts of yourself so that you may know and understand them and the mysteries they hold, you will be healed.
Barbara Ganim - Art and Healing: Using Expressive Art to Heal your Body; Mind, and Spirit

Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of someone else.
Judy Garland

It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland

Anything in life that we don't accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it.
Shakti Gawain

If I could identify one core problem about the world, it's that we've been taught to distrust ourselves.
Shakti Gawain

A deadness occurs in relationships when people are no longer willing to tell each other how they really feel.
Shakti Gawain

Each one of us has all the wisdom and knowledge we ever need right within us. It is available to us through our intuitive mind, which is our connection with universal intelligence.
Shakti Gawain

Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the Universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request and everything your heart desires must come to you.
Shakti Gawain

I have found that it is the willingness to say what I feel and want that makes me feel whole.
Shakti Gawain

Notice what happens when you follow your intuitive feelings. The result is usually increased energy and power, and a sense of things flowing.
Shakti Gawain

Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them.
Shakti Gawain

The more we learn to operate in the world based on trust in our intuition, the stronger our channel will be and the more money we will have.
Shakti Gawain

The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf.
Shakti Gawain

This or something better now manifests for me in totally satisfying and harmonious ways, for the highest good of all concerned.
Shakti Gawain

To whatever degree you listen and follow your intuition, you become a creative channel for the higher power of the universe.
Shakti Gawain

We always attract into our lives whatever we think about most, believe in most strongly, expect on the deepest level, and imagine most vividly.
Shakti Gawain

We need to be willing to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.
Shakti Gawain

We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or other peoples' models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.
Shakti Gawain

What I am actually saying is that we need to be willing to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.
Shakti Gawain

Work and play are the same. When you're following your energy and doing what you want all the time, the distinction between work and play dissolves.
Shakti Gawain

You create your opportunities by asking for them.
Shakti Gawain

Dare to be remarkable.
Jane Gentry

Maybe as times get worse we get better. Our pain makes us feel other people’s too; our fear lets us practice valor; we are tense, and tender as well. And among the things we can no longer afford are things we never really wanted anyway…
Nancy Gibbs

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.
Althea Gibson

Every day when you wake up, ask yourself, "What do I really, really, really want?" You have to say really, really, really, otherwise you won't believe it.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be... a prudent insurance policy.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit.
Elizabeth Gilbert

I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.
Elizabeth Gilbert

I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.
Elizabeth Gilbert

If you learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control.
Elizabeth Gilbert - Eat, Pray, Love

I'm here. I love you. I don't care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There's nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.
Elizabeth Gilbert

People think a soulmate 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.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.
Elizabeth Gilbert

The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.
Elizabeth Gilbert

There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I'm going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts.
Elizabeth Gilbert

To sit patiently with a yearning that has not yet been fulfilled, and to trust that, that fulfillment will come, is quite possibly one of the most powerful ‘magic skills' that human beings are capable of. It has been noted by almost every ancient wisdom tradition.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Life is a verb, not a noun.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman

If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand, extraordinary things begin to happen.
Loretta Gizartis

What you call freedom is still nothing but choosing how to steer straight into the heart of what chooses you.
Kate Gleason

In the place of stillness, rises potential. From the place of potential, emerges possibility. Where there is possibility, there is choice. And where there is choice, there is freedom.
Gabriella Goddard

All of us can create if we allow ourselves to.
Natalie Goldberg

Our task is to say a holy yes to the real things of our life.
Natalie Goldberg

Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down.
Natalie Goldberg

There is no excuse. If you want to write, write. This is your life. You are responsible for it. You will not live forever. Don’t wait. Make the time now, even if it is ten minutes once a week.
Natalie Goldberg

Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.
Natalie Goldberg

Write about what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.
Natalie Goldberg

No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
Emma Goldman

Creativity is an electrifying force that defines, shapes, and initiates new ways of being, seeing and transforming the world.
Laine Goldman

Above all we must realize that each of us makes a difference with our life. Each of us impacts the world around us every single day. We have a choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place – or not to bother.
Jane Goodall

Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.
Jane Goodall

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
Jane Goodall

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential.
Ellen Goodman

If someone in your life talked to you the way you talk to yourself, you would have left them long ago.
Carla Gordon

Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.
Ruth Gordon

The three words women most want to hear from a man are: you lost weight.
Lori Gottlieb

We all need to look into the dark side of our nature - that's where the energy is, the passion. People are afraid of that because it holds pieces of us we're busy denying.
Sue Grafton

To love what you do and feel that it matters—how could anything else be more fun?
Katharine Graham

People need joy quite as much as clothing. Some of them need it far more.
Margaret Collier Graham

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Martha Graham

Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
Martha Graham

Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather.
Martha Graham

Nothing is more revealing than movement.
Martha Graham

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.
Martha Graham

The body says what words cannot.
Martha Graham

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.
Martha Graham

More important than talent, strength, or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams.
Amy Grant

Everyone has a covenant and a purpose which is special, and if you do not fulfill it, -- there is no one else who will.
Glenda Green

Giving is the highest expression of power.
Vivian Greene

Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain!
Vivian Greene

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Germaine Greer

Energy is the power that drives every human being. It is not lost by exertion but maintained by it, for it is a faculty of the psyche.
Germaine Greer

Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves.
Germaine Greer

A garden is the best alternative therapy.
Germaine Greer

Life is not a dress rehearsal. Stop practicing what you're going to do and just go do it. In one bold stroke you can transform today.
Marilyn Grey

We know not where our dreams will take us, but we can probably see quite clearly where we'll go without them.
Marilyn Grey

There's a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy. Her heart.
Melanie Griffith

Every act of creating is an act of power, an act of hope.
Pam Grout

Since movement is the primary language of the body, moving brings us to deep feelings and memories. The way we move also reveals disabling and repetitive patterns. Whatever resides in our body – despair, confusion, fear, anger, joy – will come up when we express ourselves in movement.
Daria Halprin - The Expressive Body in Life, Art and Therapy

Our legacy is really the lives we touch; altering someone's plan, if even for a moment.
Carrie Hamilton

We need to give ourselves permission to act out our dreams and visions, not look for more sensations, more phenomena, but live our strongest dreams – even if it takes a lifetime.
Vijali Hamilton

No-one gets an iron-clad guarantee of success. Certainly, factors like opportunity, luck and timing are important. But the backbone of success is usually found in old-fashioned, basic concepts like hard work, determination, good planning and perseverance.
Mia Hamm

A lot of creativity comes from just being in a place where it is allowed to happen spontaneously.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Ability and increased potential grow hand in hand. As we grow, as we move, as we learn, the cells of our nervous systems connect in highly complex patterns of neural pathways.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Actions such as doodling, eye movements, speaking aloud to oneself or to others, writing things down, are familiar movements that occur during thinking. Without movement of some kind, you don’t get conscious thought.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

If children are gently touched on the shoulder while they are reading, the brain connects the encouraging touch with the reading and helps to anchor the positive experience.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

It is our body’s senses that feed the brain environmental information with which to form an understanding of the world and from which to draw when creating new possibilities. And it is our movements that not only express knowledge and facilitate greater cognitive function, they actually grow the brain as they increase in complexity. Our entire brain structure is intimately connected to and grown by the movement mechanisms within our body.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

It is our movements that not only express knowledge and facilitate greater cognitive function, they actually grow the brain as they increase in complexity.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Movement awakens and activates many of our mental capacities.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Movement integrates and anchors new information and experience into our neural networks. And movement is vital to all the actions by which we embody and express our learning, our understanding and ourselves.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Play provides the emotional spark which activates our attention, problem solving and behavior response systems so we gain the skills necessary for cooperation, co-creativity, altruism and understanding.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Self-initiated movement, exploration, interaction and physical experience for the joy and challenge of it, facilitates neurogenesis for a lifetime.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

The human urge to create comes from the play impulse.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

The limbic system has links with the neocortex allowing for emotional/cognitive processing. It also works in concert with the body to elicit the physical signs of emotions like the flush of embarrassment, and the smile of joy. Limbic system emotions also determine the release of neurotransmitters that either strengthen or weaken our immune system. The limbic system consists of 5 major structures in the brain: the thalamus, hypothalamus, basal ganglia, amygdala and hippocampus.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Thought, creativity and learning arise from experience.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Touch is a strong anchor in behavior and learning.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Vision is a very complex phenomenon, with only a small percentage (less than 5%) of the process occurring in the eyes. The other ninety-five percent of vision takes place in the brain from association with touch, hearing and proprioception…Touch is the major contributor to full understanding of vision.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

When the emotions are brought into dynamic equilibrium with reason, insight, action and even survival, learning becomes a rational, creative process.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

When we play, dopamine is released which induces elation, excitement, and orchestrates nerve net development and alignment all over the brain. When we are able to take in our fill of sensory stimuli, process and integrate it with richly developed base patterns, and express new insights in a creative way, both physically and verbally, we are then truly at play.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

Whenever touch is combined with other senses, much more of the brain is activated, thus building more complex nerve networks and tapping into more learning potential.
Carla Hannaford - Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head

The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind.
Elizabeth Hardwick

Remember that you are all people and that all people are you.
Joy Harjo

Everything is affected by and is part of everything else, changing constantly from one state to another. The rain becomes the river; the river surrenders to the sea and the cycle begins over again. Nothing is ever lost. The melody changes – the dance goes on.
Connie Harrison

Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.
Elizabeth Harrison

I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile.
Goldie Hawn

If you put junk food in your body, your body will turn to junk.
Goldie Hawn

As I say yes to life, life says yes to me!
Louise Hay

I am the joy of life expressing and receiving in perfect rhythm.
Louise Hay

I give myself permission to be all that I can be, and I deserve the very best in life.
Louise Hay

Somewhere someone is looking for exactly what you have to offer.
Louise Hay

Every thought we think is creating our future.
Louise Hay

I accept perfect health as the natural state of my being. I now consciously release any mental patterns within me that could express as dis-ease in any way. Perfect health is my Divine right, and I claim it now.
Louise Hay

I am one with the Power that created me. I am totally open and receptive to the abundant flow of prosperity that the Universe offers. All my needs and desires are met before I even ask. I am Divinely guided and protected, and I make choices that are beneficial for me. I rejoice in other’s successes, knowing there is plenty for us all.
Louise Hay

I love and approve of myself. I love and approve of my body. I feed it nourishing foods and beverages. I exercise it in ways that are fun.
Louise Hay

If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.
Louise Hay

It is safe to be me. I love life. I am always safe and secure. I move forward in life with joy and ease. All is well in my world.
Louise Hay

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Louise Hay

My day begins with gratitude and joy. I look forward with enthusiasm to the adventures of the day, knowing that in my life, All is good.
Louise Hay

The bottom line for everyone is I’m not good enough. It’s only a thought, and a thought can be changed.
Louise Hay

The point of power is always in the present moment.
Louise Hay

See where your own energy wants to go, not where you think it should go. Do something because it feels right, not because it makes sense. Follow the spiritual impulse.
Mary Hayes-Grieco

Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.
Melinda Haynes

The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.
Elaine Heffner

Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
Dorothy Height

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

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
Audrey Hepburn

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
Katharine Hepburn

Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.
Anne Herbert

While the arts lie on the margins of most people's lives, creative process is central to who we are as humans. Learning, growth, and transformation are creative processes, and it is the act of seeing connections that
Kim Hermanson

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.
Etty Hillesum

Strength and courage aren't always measured in medals and victories. They are measured in the struggles they overcome. The strongest people aren't always the people who win, but the people who don't give up when they lose.
Ashley Hodgeson

My theory is that everyone at one time or another has been at the fringe of society in some way: an outcast in high school, a stranger in a foreign country, the best at something, the worst at something, the one who's different. Being an outsider is the one thing we all have in common.
Alice Hoffman

Subtly, in the little ways, joy has been leaking out of our lives. The small pleasures of the ordinary day seem almost contemptible, and glance off us lightly…Perhaps it’s a good time to reconsider pleasure at its roots. Changing out of wet shoes and socks, for instance. Bathrobes. Yawning and stretching. Real tomatoes.
Barbara Holland

Cancer is a journey, but you walk the road alone. There are many places to stop along the way and get nourishment – you just have to be willing to take it.
Emily Hollenberg

Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.
Victoria Holt

Loving friendships provide us with a space to experience the joy of community in a relationship where we learn to process all our issues, to cope with differences and conflict while staying connected.
bell hooks

A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.
Grace Hopper

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
Grace Hopper

You manage things; you lead people.
Grace Hopper

It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Lena Horne

Concern should drive us into action, not into depression.
Karen Horney

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
Jean Houston

We all have the extraordinary coded within us waiting to be released.
Jean Houston

When you reduce life to black and white, you never see rainbows.
Rachel Houston

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
Jane Howard

We hold these truths to be self-evident; All people are born creative; Endowed by our Creator with the inalienable right and responsibility to express our creativity for the sake of ourselves and our world.
Barbara Marx Hubbard

Here is my wish for you and every other child, woman, and man on the face of the earth: Spend one week saying only kind, caring things to yourself. Say thank you at least ten times an hour, direct five toward yourself and five to the world at large. Compliment yourself (and others) each time an effort is made. Notice all the wonderful qualities and characteristics about yourself and those around you. One week. You will never go back. And your whole life will be a glorious meditation.
Cheri Huber

If you haven't forgiving yourself something, how can you forgive others?
Dolores Huerta

Goals are dreams with deadlines.
Diana Scharf Hunt

Talk to me like I'm someone you love.
Helen Hunt

Every one of us is a wonder. Every one of us has a story.
Kristin Hunter

Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder

What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give.
P. D. James

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Storm Jameson

The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is: a miracle and unrepeatable.
Storm Jameson

Learn the craft of knowing how to open your heart and to turn on your creativity. There's a light inside of you.
Judith Jamison

Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.
Kay Renfield Jamison

Genius is simply focus on a topic long enough to discover your own unique talent within.
Cheryl Janecky

It's pretty hard to get what you want when you're busy doing and being what you don't want.
Cheryl Janecky

Intuition is a way of knowing about the world through insight and exercising one's imagination.
Valerie Janesick

Power is the ability not to have to please.
Elizabeth Janeway

Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Susan Jeffers

Most of us do not 'sculpt' our lives. We accept what comes our way, then we gripe about it.
Susan Jeffers

Remove those ‘I want you to like me' stickers from your forehead and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good – on your mirror.
Susan Jeffers

Saying yes means getting up and acting on your belief that you can create meaning and purpose in whatever life hands you.
Susan Jeffers

Take a risk a day – one small or bold stroke that will make you feel great once you have done it.
Susan Jeffers

We cannot escape fear. We can only transform it into a companion that accompanies us on all our exciting adventures…
Susan Jeffers

You are innately designed to use your personal power. When you don't, you experience a sense of helplessness, paralysis, and depression-which is your clue that something is not working as it could. You, like all of us, deserve everything that is wonderful and exciting in life. And those feelings emerge only when you get in touch with your powerful self.
Susan Jeffers

Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.
Mae Jemison

Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.
Mae Jemison

I am not afraid…I was born to do this.
Joan of Ark

We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.
Sonia Johnson

What we resist persists.
Sonia Johnson

Remember, men need laughter sometimes more than food.
Anna Fellows Johnston

Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
Erica Jong

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
Erica Jong

I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged...I had poems which were re-written so many times I suspect it was just a way of avoiding sending them out.
Erica Jong

The soul is awakened through service.
Erica Jong

The trick is not how much pain you feel but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live, excuses, excuses, excuses.
Erica Jong

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Janis Joplin

I am responsible for me and must oversee with great sensitivity the impact of what I say or do on others.
Barbara Jordan

When you have the constant focus of going within and then acting, your life will unfold in magical ways.
Elizabeth Joy

Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?
Frida Kahlo

I tried to drown my sorrow, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.
Frida Kahlo

I used to think I was the strangest person in the world, but then I thought, there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true, I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.
Frida Kahlo

Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light.
Frida Kahlo

People can be inspired to meet stretch goals and tackle impossible challenges if they care about the outcome.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.
Irene C. Kassorla

Anything you want to ask a teacher, ask yourself, and wait for the answer in silence.
Byron Katie

Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.
Byron Katie

It's not your job to like me – it's mine.
Byron Katie

Love is who we are without our stories.
Byron Katie

When you realize that suffering and discomfort are the call to inquiry, you may actually begin to look forward to uncomfortable feelings. You may even experience them as friends coming to show you what you have not yet investigated thoroughly enough.
Byron Katie

Play is one of the highest spiritual forms of being. When we're in that state, we get lost in ourselves, which allows the mind to receive the message of the spirit.
Ellie Katz

Playology is about waking up our senses, infusing our organs of seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, tasting - and the higher cognitive senses as well, with the spirit of play. Play ignites creativity and spontaneity. Playing together leads to trust and cooperation.
Ellie Katz

Your brain controls how you feel. It's the biggest playground in the world. What we think and feel creates secretions from the brain which in turn cause biochemical changes throughout the body. When we laugh and play, our body releases endorphins, the body's natural opiates.
Ellie Katz

A man can't make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree.
Helen Keller

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Helen Keller

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller

As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
Helen Keller

Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.
Helen Keller

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
Helen Keller

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
Helen Keller

I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
Helen Keller

I have always thought it would be a blessing if each person could be blind and deaf for a few days during his early adult life. Darkness would make him appreciate sight, silence would teach him the joys of sound.
Helen Keller

Ideas without action are worthless.
Helen Keller

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.
Helen Keller

Life is a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
Helen Keller

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Helen Keller

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched …but are felt in the heart.
Helen Keller

The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of.
Helen Keller

The one thing worse than not being able to see is having no vision.
Helen Keller

The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller

To be blind is bad, but worse is to have eyes and not see.
Helen Keller

True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Keller

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
Helen Keller

We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
Helen Keller

Your success and happiness lie in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invisible host against difficulties.
Helen Keller

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Hellen Keller

To fully nurture the creative potential of others requires modeling the behaviors, attitudes and actions consistant with a creative learner. Development of one's creative expression is therefore first.
Susan Keller-Mathers

It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.
Sally Kempton

If you can learn from hand knocks, you can also learn from soft touches.
Carolyn Kenmore

He who angers you conquers you.
Elizabeth Kenny

Creative ability is often mistakenly attributed to inborn talent. It is about all the ability to connect one thing with another.
Sister Corita Kent

Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
Sister Corita Kent

Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything in the house.
Jean Kerr

Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.
Ellen Key

When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.
Pauline R. Kezer

Don't worry about being worried. You're heading out on an adventure and you can always change your mind along the way and try something else.
Tracy Kidder

Doing work you love is the dizzying path of saying yes to yourself and yes to a brilliant, hidden self you do not yet know.
Tama Kieves

The worship of convention has never yet led to astonishment and a joyous leap in human potential.
Tama Kieves

Transformation of any kind always exacts a holy tussle. The newborn butterfly struggles to open its wings so it can conjure up the strength to fly. So, too, with artists, inventors, mystics, and entrepreneurs.
Tama Kieves

The world is grand, awfully big, and astonishingly beautiful, frequently thrilling.
Dorothy Kilgallen

Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose.
Maureen Killoran

The air is like a butterfly with frail blue wings. The happy earth looks at the sky and sings…
Joyce Kilmer

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand-in-hand.
Emily Kimbrough

A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.
Billie Jean King

There are two ways to being creatively productive. One is not being daunted by one's fear of failure. The second is sheer perseverance.
Mary-Claire King

In the end, nothing we do or say in this lifetime will matter as much as the way we have loved one another.
Daphne Rose Kingman

Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer.
Barbara Kingsolver

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
Barbara Kingsolver

When Nike says, just do it, that's a message of empowerment. Why aren't the rest of us speaking to young people in a voice of inspiration?
Naomi Klein

Inexperience is an asset. Embrace it.
Wendy Kopp

Art is as heavy as sorrow, as light as a breeze, as bright as an idea, as pretty as a picture, as funny as money, and as fugitive as fraud!
Barbara Kruger

As far as service goes, it can take the form of a million things. To do service, you don't have to be a doctor working in the slums for free, or become a social worker. Your position in life and what you do doesn't matter as much as how you do what you do.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Free choice is the greatest gift God gives to his children.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

If we make our goal to live a life of compassion and unconditional love, then the world will indeed become a garden where all kinds of flowers can bloom and grow.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

People are like stained glass windows, the true beauty can be seen only when there is light from within. The darker the night, the brighter the windows.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

We are, each of us, our own prisoner. We are locked up in our own story.
Maxine Kumin

The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.
Aung San Suu Kyi

Age has given me what I was looking for my entire life – it gave me me. It provided the time and experience and failures and triumphs and friends who helped me step into the shape that had been waiting for me all my life…I not only get along with me most of the time now, I am militantly and maternally on my own side.
Anne Lamott

For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.
Anne Lamott

Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behavior. It almost always makes you willing to be of service, which is where the joy resides.
Anne Lamott

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.
Anne Lamott

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace, only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.
Anne Lamott

Joy is the best makeup.
Anne Lamott

Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.
Anne Lamott

This is our goal as writers, I think: to help others have this sense of wonder, of seeing things anew, things that catch us off-guard, that break in our small bordered worlds. When this happens everything feels more spacious.
Anne Lamott

You are desperate to communicate, to edify or entertain, to preserve moments of grace or joy or transcendence, to make real or imagined events come alive. But you cannot will this to happen. It is a matter of persistence and faith and hard work. So you might as well just go ahead and get started.
Anne Lamott

You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind.
Anne Lamott

Asking a writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp post how it feels about dogs.
Ann Landers

Know yourself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful
Ann Landers

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
Janet Lane

Mindfulness is the cure for everything; the essence of being alive.
Ellen Langer

To be mindfully engaged is the most natural, creative state we can be in.
Ellen Langer

Out of an intuitive experience of the world comes a continuous flow of novel distinctions. Purely rational understanding, on the other hand, serves to confirm old mindsets, rigid categories. Artists, who live in the same world as the rest of us, steer clear of these mindsets to make us see things anew.
Ellen Langler

You will always be your child's favorite toy.
Vicki Lansky

Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.
Lucy Larcom

Learning to listen to and harmonize with the patterns of change of our environments, remembering how to be curiously and playfully engages in a lifelong creative inquiry, reconnecting to practices that honor all our relations, are some examples of the manifestation of a systemic competence that goes beyond thinking.
Kathia Laszlo

May I have the courage to show up fully to be of service to what wants to emerge.
Kathia Laszlo

Sustainability is an inside job, a learning journey to live lightly, joyfully, peacefully, meaningfully.
Kathia Laszlo

Systems thinking has been a means for enabling critical and creative perspectives from which ideas for improving a difficult situation or innovating a new possibility emerge.
Kathia Laszlo

Systems thinking is a gateway to seeing interconnections. Once we see a new reality, we cannot go back and ignore it.
Kathia Laszlo

We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel…is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.
Ursula K. Le Guin

Without imagination, nothing is dangerous.
Georgette Leblane

Think before you speak. Read before you think.
Fran Lebowitz

If that's all there is, my friends, then let's keep dancing.
Peggy Lee

It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
Ursula LeGuin

Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone. It has to be made, like bread; re-made all the time, made new.
Ursula LeGuin

Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.
Madeleine L'Engle

If I'm not free to fail, I'm not free to take risks and everything in life that's worth doing involves a willingness to take a risk.
Madeleine L'Engle

Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.
Madeleine L'Engle

Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.
Madeleine L'Engle

Sometimes when we aren't looking, the holiness comes breaking through like a rainbow.
Madeleine L'Engle

To be born is to start the journey towards death.
Madeleine L'Engle

It is an act of courage to acknowledge our own uncertainty and sit with it for a while.
Harriet Goldhor Lerner

Laughter is by definition healthy.
Doris Lessing

To be creative you have to contribute something different from what you've done before. Your results need not be original to the world; few results truly meet that criterion. In fact, most results are built on the work of others.
Lynne C. Levesque

Lead yourself. If you must follow someone, follow the genuinely joyful. Joy is evidence that something is working.
Eileen Lighthawk

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone, his own burden, his own way.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Nothing feeds the center of being so much as creative work.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach--waiting for a gift from the sea.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

When one is out of touch with oneself, one cannot touch others.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

It's possible to forgive someone a great deal if he makes you laugh.
Carolyn Llewellyn

Gardening is a kind of self-prescribed preventative medicine, good for all ills.
Sheryl London

Whether we name divine presence synchronicity, serendipity, or graced moment matters little. What matters is the reality that our hearts have been understood. Nothing is as real as a healthy dose of magic which restores our spirits.
Nancy Long

The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple.
Doris Janzen Longacre

Nothing fruitful ever comes when plants are forced to flower in the wrong season.
Bette Bao Lord

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
Audre Lorde

After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
Sophia Loren

Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.
Sophia Loren

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Sophia Loren

Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.
Sophia Loren

There is no right path. Only the one that allows you to sleep soundly and wake up excited.
Jennifer Louden

All books are either dreams or swords. You can cut, or you can drug, with words.
Amy Lowell

There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.
Clare Boothe Luce

I choose not to think of my life as surviving, but coping.
Lorna Luft

We won't always know whose lives we touched and made better for our having cared, because actions sometimes have unforeseen ramifications. What's important is that you do care and you act.
Charlotte Lunsford

Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.
Rosa Luxemburg

Art is about energy positive and negative. All art has the power to heal because it helps us see who we are, and what we resist.
Shirley MacLaine

You can't lie when you dance. It's so direct. You do what is in you. It is impossible to dance out of the side of your mouth.
Shirley MacLaine

The future is not out there in front of us, but inside us.
Joanna Macy

Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
Madonna

When the answer to all questions is yes, you enter a new world, a world of action, possibility, and adventure.
Patricia Ryan Madson

I see art making as a way to tell me where I am in my own life story.
Cathy Malchiodi

We must use the power of our words constructively.
Stella Terrill Mann

The greatest miracle of all, the human being.
Marya Mannes

I will not die an unlived life…I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me…I choose to risk my significance.
Dawna Markova

When it rains it pours. Maybe the art of life is to convert tough times to great experiences; we can choose to hate the rain or dance in it.
Joan Marques

Art is like singing. Some do it better than others, but everyone can and should be doing it for their soul.
Barbara Mason

Dance has always been a way of accessing the other worlds, especially whirling or spinning.
Caitlin Matthews

My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force: I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice, my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.
Elaine Maxwell

Believe in your dreams. They were given to you for a reason.
Katrina Mayer

It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.
Joyce Maynard

We are the hero of our own story.
Mary McCarthy

For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open – into the light, out of the darkness.
Reba McEntire

There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life.
Mary Rose McGeady

Always remember that you are absolutely unique, just like everyone else.
Margaret Mead

If the future is to remain open and free, we have to rear individuals who can tolerate the unknown, will not need the support of completely worked-out systems, whether they be traditional ones from the past or blueprints of the future.
Margaret Mead

Laughter is man's most distinctive emotional expression. Man shares the capacity for love and hate, anger and fear, loyalty and grief, with other living creatures. But humor, which has an intellectual as well as an emotional element, belongs to man.
Margaret Mead

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

To the extent a person makes, invents or thinks something that is new to him, he may be said to have performed a creative act.
Margaret Mead

When, within our souls and psyches we are made aware of a safe but insistent drum beat, repeated like butterfly wings in motion, we sense the message…that our inner self has begun its search for freedom.
Mary Meeker

Don't be so humble - you are not that great.
Golda Meir

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.
Golda Meir

We must not only give what we have, we must give what we are.
Désiré-Joseph Mercier

Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof.
Julie Moir Messervy

Without joy in your life you are powerless.
Joyce Meyers

Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Alice Meynell

If you dance with your heart, your body will follow.
Mia Michaels

There are only two choices; make progress or make excuses.
Ellen Mikesell

Can you imagine experiencing the world as a great sandbox given for us to play in like we did as children? As we play, we can also open ourselves to the exploration of our edges, always creating new adventures of self-exploration as we let go of old out-dated beliefs about ourselves.
Judith-Annette Milburn

Pour away despair and rinse the cup. Eat happiness like bread.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Our soul tries to direct us to individuals who share our purpose in life, complement our strengths, and supplement our weaknesses. But there is no guarantee that these ideal mates are going to look the way we expect, or be of our own background.
Carolyn Miller

Our soulmates seldom appeal to our personality—our ego. That's why they are called soulmates rather than egomates.
Carolyn Miller

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.
Cayla Mills

There are only two faces to existence – birth and death – and life survives them both, just so sunrise and sunset are not essentially different: it all depends on whether one is facing east or west.
Joy Mills

We don't try to be 100% better, rather 1% better a hundred ways.
Ann Mitchell

You've got to keep the child alive; you can't create without it.
Joni Mitchell

Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect.
Margaret Mitchell

Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
Angela Monet

All of us are stars and deserve the right to twinkle.
Marilyn Monroe

I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.
Marilyn Monroe

I don’t want to make money. I just want to be wonderful.
Marilyn Monroe

If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere.
Marilyn Monroe

If you can't handle me at my worst then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
Marilyn Monroe

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Marilyn Monroe

It’s often just enough to be with someone. I don’t need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You’re not alone.
Marilyn Monroe

It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
Marilyn Monroe

We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.
Maria Montessori

The heart that gives, gathers.
Marianne Moor

Every single thing you've been through in your life has had a purpose.
Beth Moore

Nothing will kill what you've been called to do more than comparing yourself to someone else.
Beth Moore

Talk about meeting your soul mate, ... I truly feel I have been given that gift. And believe me, I wasn't some lightweight package. I'm, like, the package that didn't just come with luggage -- I had trunks.
Demi Moore

Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
Mary Tyler Moore

In grief we know the worst of what we feel but who can tell the end of what we fear?
Hannah More

Stop looking for the Light. Be It.
Lori Moreno

As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.
Toni Morrison

Everywhere, everywhere, children are the scorned people of the earth.
Toni Morrison

If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
Toni Morrison

Don't wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.
Mary Manin Morrissey

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?
Mary Manin Morrissey

Nature herself does not distinguish between what seed it receives. It grows whatever seed is planted; this is the way life works. Be mindful of the seeds you plant today, as they will become the crop you harvest.
Mary Manin Morrissey

One way we can know that we are aligned with the life force that is God is that we feel more and more alive. Notice what gives you aliveness and what diminishes you, deadens and numbs you so that you only skim the surface of life. Begin to say yes to what quickens and energizes, to that which brings joy and gratitude.
Mary Manin Morrissey

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.
Mary Manin Morrissey

Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.
Doris Mortman

Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.
Grandma Moses

Art is a language. It's not a skill. It's not a stunt. It's not something that you just learn to do and put it down. It comes from the heart.
Wynona Mulcaster

Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck.
Iris Murdoch

Defeat is in your mind…resilience is in your soul.
Keri Murphy

Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.
Elizabeth Murray

Put a little fun into your life. Try dancing.
Kathryn Murray

Choice is your greatest power. It is an even greater power than love, because you must first choose to be a loving person.
Caroline Myss

Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it?
Caroline Myss

None of us needs instruction in how to recognize what your heart is saying. We do need guidance, however, on how to have the courage to follow those feelings, since they will force us to change our lives in any case. But consider the consequences of not listening to the heart's guidance: depression, confusion, and the wretched feeling that we are not on our life's true path, but viewing it from a distance.
Caroline Myss

Think of yourself as an energetic banker. If it doesn't pay back to you a positive interest...why would you invest in it? Think: Am I going to finance that thought?
Caroline Myss

The ability to know that your perceptions are accurate has to happen without others' validation. Intuition is not the result of diet, rituals, or wind chimes. It's the natural consequence of having self-esteem, the greatest power you can have. With self-esteem, your life can broaden into an adventure because you can know in your gut that you can handle the unknown. And you can handle helping others without fear, which is true liberation.
Caroline Myss

You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone, which can become a watered-down, occasional hope that you'll get to tomorrow. Intention without action is useless.
Caroline Myss

Creativity has two parts: thinking, then producing. Innovation is embedded in the creative process. It is the implementation of creative inspiration.
Linda Naiman

Creativity is a function of leadership. It requires navigating uncharted territory and having the courage to face adversity to bring your vision into fruition.
Linda Naiman

What is creativity? I define creativity as the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing. Innovation is the production or implementation of a creative idea. If you have ideas, but don't act on them, you are imaginative but not creative.
Linda Naiman

When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity.
Linda Naiman

Dance is life. Stillness is love. Together, they are everything.
Debbie Nargi-Brown

I think the key is for women not to set any limits.
Martina Navratilova

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
Gloria Naylor

Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times it’s allowing another to take yours.
Vera Nazarian - The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
Patricia Neal

Life! Can't live with it, can't live without it.
Cynthia Nelma

Going into business for yourself, becoming an entrepreneur, is the modern-day equivalent of pioneering on the old frontier.
Paula Nelson

My cancer scare changed my life. I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.
Olivia Newton-John

It's choice – not chance – that determines your destiny.
Jean Nidetch

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.
Florence Nightingale

Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift – there is nothing small about it.
Florence Nightingale

One's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.
Florence Nightingale

Dreams are necessary to life.
Anaïs Nin

Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the action stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
Anaïs Nin

I am in a beautiful prison from which I can only escape by writing.
Anaïs Nin

I must be a mermaid...I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.
Anaïs Nin

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by loving.
Anaïs Nin

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Anaïs Nin

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, or tarnishings.
Anaïs Nin

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.
Anaïs Nin

People living deeply have no fear of death.
Anaïs Nin

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
Anaïs Nin

The secret of joy is the mastery of pain.
Anaïs Nin

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anaïs Nin

When you possess light within, you see it externally.
Anaïs Nin

Dreams are illustrations…from the book your soul is writing about you.
Marsha Norman

Anything, everything, little or big becomes an adventure then the right person shares it.
Kathleen Norris

Just the knowledge that a good book is waiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
Kathleen Norris , from Hands Full of Living

Life is easier to take than you'd think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable.
Kathleen Norris

Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.
Christiane Northrup

Your mind is a dangerous neighborhood and you shouldn't go in there alone at night.
Christiane Northrup

Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.
Joyce Carol Oates

Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say.
Sharon O'Brien

All art requires creativity, but not all creativity requires art.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

All worry is your imagination. Why not use your imagination to explore happier options?
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Baby step by baby step, you have what you need right now to start moving in the direction of your happiest dreams.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Creative action leads to ‘joy attraction'.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Creativity is imagining possibilities and making them real.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Creativity is our human capacity to imagine and express new possibilities.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Creativity is the process of expressing and applying imagination.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Creativity starts with a process of imagining, exploring, and expressing. We can all do it. But it's a risk; it's a leap, and needs an environment free of evaluation to thrive.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Don't be hypnotized by appearances. What you see with your eyes is colored by your experiences, prejudices and other veils of influence. Whatever you are facing know this: what is happening has the power to bless you now and always.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

For every negative imagining (worry thought), practice positive pretending (imagining the most wonderful outcome).
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

It's time to re-define the construct of creativity in evolutionary terms.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Joy is your destiny. You were created for joy. Pay attention to what brings you joy and take joyful actions daily. Creative action equals joy attraction. Joy is the path to your true purpose.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Leap! There is nowhere to fall but into the arms of grace.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Living with passion and purpose is about doing what ‘lights you up' and makes your heart sing. It's NOT about money. It's about something much more rare and precious. It's about shining your light in a way only YOU can do it in this world!
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

No matter how bad things look, you are always being blessed. Ask yourself, ‘What is the blessing here?' and express gratitude for the awareness that comes to you.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Peace in the world starts with peace in your heart.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Practice and repetition are as essential for building creative muscles as they are for physical fitness.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Tears are liquid love.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

The dream and the dreamer are always matched. You could not have a dream without the means, right now, to begin it.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

The task is less ‘teaching creativity' than ‘building creative confidence.' Pathways to awakening latent creative potential are opened by practicing personally meaningful creative process.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Having someone who understands is a great blessing for ourselves. Being someone who understands is a great blessing to others.
Janette Oke

I don't see why we ever think of what others think of what we do – no matter who they are. Isn't it enough just to express yourself?
Georgia O'Keefe

As long as you're dancing, you can break the rules.
Mary Oliver

Instructions for life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.
Mary Oliver

Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.
Mary Oliver

Listen...are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?
Mary Oliver

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.
Mary Oliver

When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement.
Mary Oliver

Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.
Yoko Ono

Healing yourself is connected with healing others.
Yoko Ono

Creativity is the mother of all energies, nurturer of your most alive self. It charges up every part of you. When you're plugged in, a spontaneous combustion occurs that ‘artists' don't have a monopoly on.
Judith Orloff

Abundance is about being rich, with or without money.
Suze Orman

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.
Mirabel Osler

To want to be what one can be is purpose in life.
Cynthia Ozick

Being vulnerable doesn't have to be threatening. Just have the courage to be sincere, open and honest. This opens the door to deeper communication all around. It creates self-empowerment and the kind of connections with others we all want in life. Speaking from the heart frees us from the secrets that burden us. These secrets are what make us sick or fearful. Speaking truth helps you get clarity on your real heart directives.
Sara Paddison

Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectation that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them.
Sara Paddison

Your inner knowing is your only true compass.
Joy Page

I am leaving this legacy to all of you…to bring peace, justice, equality, love and a fulfillment of what our lives should be. Without vision, the people will perish, and without courage and inspiration, dreams will die – the dream of freedom and peace.
Rosa Parks

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Ellen Parr

If you want the rainbow, you've got to put up with the rain.
Dolly Parton

I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb…and I also know that I'm not a blonde.
Dolly Parton

How does one become a butterfly? she asked pensively. You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
Trina Paulus

To follow without halt, one aim; there is the secret of success.
Anna Pavlova

Find a need and fill it.
Ruth Stafford Peale

Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.
Carol Pearson

I value my time. I choose to use it wisely and do not let others steal it from me.
Paula Peisner

Ignorance is no excuse, it's the real thing.
Irene Peter

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Eden Philpotts

The only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.
Gloria Pitzer

Everything in life is writable if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.
Sylvia Plath

Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go to write it down, and either you over dramatize it, or underplay it, exaggerate the wrong parts or ignore the important ones. At any rate, you never write it quite the way you want to.
Sylvia Plath

The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt.
Sylvia Plath

Forgiveness is all-powerful. Forgiveness heals all ills.
Catherine Ponder

It is through the imagination that the formless takes form.
Catherine Ponder

The forgiving state of mind is a magnetic power for attracting good.
Catherine Ponder

When people bother you in any way, it is because their souls are trying to get your divine attention and your blessing.
Catherine Ponder

He who laughs, lasts.
Mary Poole

Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas.
Paula Poundstone

You are not here to save the world but you are here to touch the hands that are within your reach.
Kathleen Price , Motto of Mission of Love

No star is ever lost we once have seen. We always may be what we might have been.
Adelaide Anne Procter

When you find yourself stressed, ask yourself one question: Will this matter in five years from now? If yes, then do something about the situation. If no, then let it go.
Catherine Pulsifer

No action, no change. Limited action, limited change. Lots of action, change occurs.
Catherine Pulsifer

Personal action is your pathway to success, even if it is a little bit at a time!
Catherine Pulsifer

We all find ourselves in situations that at times seem hopeless. And, we all have the choice to do nothing or take action.
Catherine Pulsifer

What motivates you to change, to take action? Those who wait to take action until they find themselves in a desperate situation face more difficulties than they need to.
Catherine Pulsifer

You can adopt the attitude there is nothing you can do, or you can see the challenge as your call to action.
Catherine Pulsifer

Don't feed your mind with negative thoughts. If you do, you will come to believe them.
Catherine Pulsifer

Goals help focus you on areas in both your personal and professional life that are important and meaningful, rather than being guided by what other people want you to be, do, or accomplish.
Catherine Pulsifer

Get a life in which you are generous. Look around at the azaleas in the suburban neighborhood where you grew up; look at a full moon hanging silver in a black, black sky on a cold night. And realize that life is the best thing ever, and that you have no business taking it for granted. Care so deeply about its goodness that you want to spread it around. Take money...and give it to charity. Work in a soup kitchen. Be a Big Brother or Sister...You want to do well, but if you do not do good too, then doing well will never be enough.
Anna Quindlen

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
Anna Quindlen

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
Anna Quindlen

The world is full of women blindsided by the unceasing demands of motherhood, still flabbergasted how a job can be terrific and torturous.
Anna Quindlen

Consider calling it a challenge rather than calling it a crisis.
Mary Anne Radmacher

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher

Harvest the bounty of rich tradition and amazing possibilities.
Mary Anne Radmacher

I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.
Mary Anne Radmacher

In the garden of your days cultivate festivity, play and celebrations.
Mary Anne Radmacher

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
Mary Anne Radmacher

May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.
Mary Anne Radmacher

Plant the seeds of your dreams and weed all the objections out.
Mary Anne Radmacher

See stars in the changing season and dance among them, shining.
Mary Anne Radmacher

Today is a gift I honor by fully living it.
Mary Anne Radmacher

We laugh to survive. Then, with joy we thrive.
Mary Anne Radmacher

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
Mary Anne Radmacher

It's such an act of optimism to get through a day and enjoy it and laugh and do all that without thinking about death. What spirit human beings have!
Gilda Radner

Some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.
Gilda Radner

While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.
Gilda Radner

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness - not pain or mindless self-indulgence - is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
Ayn Rand

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Ayn Rand

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
Ayn Rand

Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness.
Ayn Rand

Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.
Ayn Rand

By picturing ourselves creating at our highest levels, imagining the finished product and the deep joy that comes from creating, we move closer to our dreams. Visualizing the end result from our creative effort helps us achieve it.
Salli Rasberry

Serving others helps strengthen your creativity by providing low-risk avenues of self-expression while making a difference in the lives of others. The joy of giving, the joy of creating, and the joy of helping come from service.
Salli Rasberry

Spending time in nature both reduces stress and enhances creativity.
Salli Rasberry

Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.
Karen Ravn

Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake.
Marie Beyon Ray

Ultimately, love is self-approval.
Sondra Ray

A fool wonders, the wise man wanders.
Susan Rea

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson Reagon

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
Francesca Reigler

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.
Rachel Naomi Remen

We are all born to be a blessing.
Rachel Naomi Remen

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.
Ruth E. Renkel

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Agnes Repplier

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
Agnes Repplier

Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.
Mary Lou Retton

It’s exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.
Adrienne Rich

It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.
Adrienne Rich

A creative style of living, coping with difficulties and weaving possibilities, can not only produce useful accomplishments for self and world but can offer the creator new resilience, perspective, aliveness in the moment, joy, and purpose in life.
Ruth Richards

Creativity challenges the status quo.
Ruth Richards

Creativity is for us all - it's about you, me, and about everyday life. It is about the abundant originality we manifest, and our flexible improvisations, whether teaching a class, raising our kids, fixing the car, helping a client, landscaping the yard, planning a benefit, or trying to figure out why we're on earth.
Ruth Richards

Our creativity is a fundamental survival capacity. Not only does it help us stay alive, it helps us learn what we are living for. Our human creativity must be taken seriously.
Ruth Richards

Our everyday creativity is not only good for us, it's also one of the most powerful capacities we have, bringing us alive in each moment, affecting our health and well-being, offering richness and alternatives in what we do, and helping move us further in our creative and personal development.
Ruth Richards

The construct of everyday creativity is defined in terms of human originality at work and leisure across the diverse activities of everyday life. It is seen as central to human survival, and, to some extent, it is (and must be) found in everyone.
Ruth Richards

We humans are not creatures of instinct who all build our nests in the same way. Throughout our day, whether at home or at work, we humans adapt and innovate, improvise flexibly, at times acting from our 'gut feelings', at times from options we imagine and systematically try out, one after the other. Our creativity may involve anything from making breakfast to solving a major conflict with one's boss.
Ruth Richards

Think BIG. There are unseen forces ready to support your dreams.
Cheryl Richardson

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.
Hanna Rion

I don't exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.
Joan Rivers

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.
Donna Roberts

You must begin to trust yourself. If you do not then you will forever be looking to others to prove your own merit to you, and you will never be satisfied. You will always be asking others what to do, and at the same time, resenting those from whom you seek such aid.
Jane Roberts

You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are…your simple presence can make others happy.
Jane Roberts

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.
Nora Roberts

Stretch out your hand and take the world's wide gift of joy and beauty.
Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.
Diana Robinson

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
Maria Robinson

I have always found that my view of success has been iconoclastic: success to me is not about money or status or fame, its about finding a livelihood that brings me joy and self-sufficiency and a sense of contributing to the world.
Dame Anita Roddick

If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.
Dame Anita Roddick

Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that's exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it's about trading: buying and selling.
Dame Anita Roddick

Part of the joy of dancing is conversation. Trouble is, some men can't talk and dance at the same time.
Ginger Rogers

As our feelings are tapped, they become a resource for further self-understanding and creativity. We gently allow ourselves to awaken to new possibilities.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

Creativity is like freedom: once you taste it, you cannot live without it. It is a transformational force, enhancing self-esteem and self-empowerment.
Natalie Rogers

Expressive art therapy integrates all of the arts in a safe, non-judgmental setting to facilitate personal growth and healing.
Natalie Rogers

Fostering creativity within yourself and others revitalizes the ability to feel, express, and act constructively – crucial competencies for our world.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection for Groups: Person-Centered Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change

I believe we are all capable of being profoundly, beautifully creative, where we use that creativity to relate to family or to paint a picture. The seeds of much of our creativity come from the unconscious, our feelings, and our intuition. The unconscious is our deep well. Many of us have put a lid over that well. Feelings can be constructively channeled into creative ventures: into dance, music, art, or writing. When our feelings are joyful, the art form uplifts. When our feelings are violent or wrathful, we can transform them into powerful art rather than venting them on the world. Such art helps us accept that aspect of ourselves. Self-acceptance is paramount to compassion for others.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

Involving yourself in creative process actually releases the blocks that have kept you from being creative. That is, as you explore and experiment with various forms of expression in a nonjudgmental environment, the inner critic, the need for approval, the fear of failure, and fears of the unknown can disappear.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

Movement is life, life is movement. If you don’t believe it, just try holding completely still for a minute. Impossible. Movement is a human need. Breath is movement. Our bodies express our internal state all the time. We know intuitively if someone is sad or angry. How? We are picking up on the person’s body language and movement.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

Moving our bodies to explore our emotions is an awakening experience. Great insights happen.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection for Groups: Person-Centered Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change

Our creativity is directly connected to our internal energy source and our willingness to face the unknown. Being in the space of silence, where everything and nothing exists, we cultivate the garden out of which creativity blooms.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection for Groups: Person-Centered Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change

Society has squeezed the tasty juice of the creative process right out of most of its citizens. We need to find ways to recapture our spontaneous freedom of expression, without looking to others for approval.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

The creative process as experienced through the expressive arts is one path to self-discovery, self-esteem, and self-empowerment.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

The creative process includes exploring, experimenting, messing around with materials, being playful, entering into the unknown.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

The creative process puts us in touch with our soul, our spirit, our inner wisdom. Self-expression through the creative arts – movement, art, music, and writing – is a sacred and often mystical experience, transforming pain, anger, fear, and grief into forms that nourish the soul.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection for Groups: Person-Centered Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change

The journal’s only purpose is to be a mirror.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection for Groups: Person-Centered Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change

Those of us who can facilitate the healing of the grief, anger, and sense of hopelessness that exist today are called to help humanity recover joy, creativity, and a sense of personal empowerment within community.
Natalie Rogers

To use the arts expressively means going into our inner realms to discover feelings and to express them through visual art, movement, sound, writing or drama. This process fosters release, self-understanding, insight and awakens creativity and transpersonal states of consciousness.
Natalie Rogers

We all need love and approval. Yet the key to unleashing our creative energy is finding the deepest sense of approval within ourselves. If we place the locus of our worth in the hands of others, we doom ourselves to a life of trying to please.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

Within each of us is a secret garden: a place where our true self exists…Whatever grows in the garden, it is all part of being human. It is all material that can be used in the creative process.
Natalie Rogers - The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts as Healing

The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer.
Alice Wellington Rollins

If you want to attract a life partner as your soul mate, there are several illusions you will need to relinquish. One is that your soul mate is someone you will be with for the rest of your life. You can have a soul mate relationship that lasts a few weeks, months, or years. Time has nothing to do with the quality of your connection and its importance in your life.
Sanaya Roman

Most people have more than one soul mate. You may already be in several soul mate relationships with friends and loved ones. A soul mate can come in the form of a life partner, treasured friend, child, or lover. A soul mate can be someone with whom you share a spiritual path, a joint work in the world, or a commitment to be parents to certain souls. It can be someone whose growth you are sponsoring, such as a child.
Sanaya Roman

You do not need to be affected by the economy or man-made conditions. You can create your own personal economic environment of prosperity. If you are willing to listen to and take action on your inner guidance, you will do well no matter what the economy around you is doing.
Sanaya Roman

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Eleanor Roosevelt

For our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others.
Eleanor Roosevelt

It isn't enough to talk about peace, one must believe it. And it isn't enough to believe in it, one must work for it.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give.
Eleanor Roosevelt

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

What you don't do can be a destructive force.
Eleanor Roosevelt

When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die.
Eleanor Roosevelt

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Women are like tea bags: put them in hot water and they get stronger.
Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage, and confidence in every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream; you've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.
Diana Ross

If we are completely honest with ourselves, everyone has a dark side to their personalities.
Isabella Rossellini

It is important that you recognize your progress and take pride in your accomplishments. Share your achievements with others. Brag a little. The recognition and support of those around you is nurturing.
Rosemarie Rossetti

Love is the passionate dance between two hearts. It is to believe in the dream, and together make it real.
Sylvana Rossetti

Those whom we loved never really leave us. They live on forever in our hearts, and cast their radiant light onto our every shadow.
Sylvana Rossetti

Anger is an integrity-producing response to the invasion of your personal boundaries.
Gabrielle Roth

Art is not just ornamental, an enhancement of life. It is a path in itself, a way out of the predictable and conventional…a map to self-discovery.
Gabrielle Roth

Dance has been my medium, my metaphor, my message and my meditation.
Gabrielle Roth

Dance is the fastest, most direct route to the truth.
Gabrielle Roth

Dancing, singing, storytelling and silence are the four universal healing salves.
Gabrielle Roth

Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected in your body. Your body knows; your body tells. The relationship of yourself to your body is indivisible, inescapable, unavoidable.
Gabrielle Roth

Healing is a journey. It involves stepping out of our habitual roles, our conventional scripts, and improvising a dancing path.
Gabrielle Roth

If you just set people in motion they'll heal themselves.
Gabrielle Roth

Imagination is powerful. Imagination is healing. All you need is the courage to visualize what should be, and then give yourself to its creation. The result may not be what you expected, but it will be right.
Gabrielle Roth

Imagination is the force that pulls your physical, emotional, and mental energies into dynamic harmony, giving wings to your soul.
Gabrielle Roth

Joy is the expansive energy of dynamic well-being. It uplifts, energizes, makes our eyes shine, gives a lift to our step, light to our whole being.
Gabrielle Roth

Our soul, our true self, is the most mysterious, essential, and magical dimension of our being.
Gabrielle Roth

Rhythm is our universal mother tongue. It's the language of the soul.
Gabrielle Roth

Ride the energy of your own unique spirit.
Gabrielle Roth

You just have to determine to settle for nothing less than being fully alive -- to show up, be who you are, and share your gifts.
Gabrielle Roth

Your body is the ground metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence.
Gabrielle Roth

Your soul is a seeker, lover, and artist, shape shifting through archetypal fields of energy, between your darkness and light, your body and spirit, your heaven and hell, until you land in the sweet moment of surrender when you, as dancer, disappear in the dance.
Gabrielle Roth

The real work of this life is not what we do every day from 9-5…The real work is to be passionate, be holy, be wild, be irreverent, to laugh and cry until you awaken the sleeping spirits, until the ground of your being cleaves and the universe comes flooding in.
Geneen Roth

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.
J. K. Rowling

It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
J. K. Rowling

Nothing like a nighttime stroll to give you ideas.
J. K. Rowling

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
Wilma Rudolph

The universe is made up of stories, not atoms.
Muriel Rukeyser

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret Lee Runbeck

Let go and trust; allow inspiration and imagination to lead the way…beyond the limitations of what the mind knows.
Linda Saccoccio

When we are enthusiastic we are intoxicated with passion rooted in our true selves and it flows into all we do.
Linda Saccoccio

It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop.
Vita Sackville-West

The important thing is not to think much, but to love much; and so, do that which best stirs you to love.
Saint Teresa of Avila

Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace.
Saint Theresa of Lisieux

An ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can't see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can't design or ordain.
Sharon Salzberg

Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention.
Sharon Salzberg

Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter.
Sharon Salzberg

Often we can achieve an even better result when we stumble yet are willing to start over, when we don't give up after a mistake, when something doesn't come easily but we throw ourselves into trying, when we're not afraid to appear less than perfectly polished.
Sharon Salzberg

If I had my life to live over…I’d dare to make more mistakes next time.
Nadine Sanger

Every time you write, something valuable will occur.
SARK

Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourishes you.
SARK

Plant impossible gardens. Look forward to dreams. Cry during movies. Swing as high as you can on a swing set, by moonlight. Cultivate moods. Do it for love. Take lots of naps. Take moon baths. Giggle with children. Listen to old people. Entertain your inner child. Build a fort with blankets. Get wet. Hug trees. Write love letters.
SARK

To live creatively free, do what you know how to do now, then ‘act as if' you know how to do the rest.
SARK

A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.
May Sarton

Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.
May Sarton

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
May Sarton

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
May Sarton

Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem
Virginia Satir

Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending.
Virginia Satir

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Virginia Satir

We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.
Virginia Satir

I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.
Diane Sawyer

Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
Ruth Ann Schabacker

Security is an attempt to try to make the universe static so that we feel safe.
Anne Wilson Schaef

Don’t underestimate the value of the ability to comfort yourself as a coping skill.
Mary Schaefer

Tears are God's gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.
Rita Schiano

If you have a goal in life that takes a lot of energy, that requires a lot of work, that incurs a great deal of interest and that is a challenge to you, you will always look forward to waking up to see what the new day brings.
Susan Polis Schultz

Life does not accommodate you; it shatters you. Every seed destroys its container, or else there would be no fruition.
Florida Scott-Maxwell

It is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed.
Vida D. Scudder

Live simply that others may simply live.
Elizabeth Seaton

Creativity is an endlessly renewable resource, and we can tap into it at any time.
Tina Seelig

The great news is that our brains are built for creative problem solving, and it is easy to both uncover and enhance our natural inventiveness.
Tina Seelig

We are all inventors of our own futures. And creativity is the heart of invention.
Tina Seelig

You can't hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can't catch a fish unless you put your line in the water. You can't reach your goals if you don't try.
Kathy Seligman

To grow as a writer, you grow as a person. There's no way to work on one without the other.
Heather Sellers

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them as you think you should and half the amount of money.
Esther Selsdon

One needs something to believe in, something for which one can have whole-hearted enthusiasm. One needs to feel that one's life has meaning, that one is needed in this world.
Hannah Senesh

It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
Anne Sexton

Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.
Merle Shain

One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.
Merle Shain

Our strength is in our dreams, and those who do not dare to dream damn themselves.
Merle Shain

Sometimes in your life you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you have ever taken. It is the journey to find yourself.
Katherine Sharp

Disappointment often focuses on the failure of our own agenda rather than on God's long-term purposes for us, which may use stress and struggle as tools for strengthening our spiritual muscles.
Luci Shaw

Creativity is…seeing something that doesn't exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God.
Michele Shea

Although there are many trial marriages... there is no such thing as a trial child.
Gail Sheehy

Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.
Gail Sheehy

Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
Gail Sheehy

If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing.
Gail Sheehy

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Gail Sheely

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Mary Shelly

Write yourself a permission slip to be surprised by someone’s potential. Who knows? One day that person could be you.
Sherri Shepherd

Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do - can love things that on one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You know what to do.
Barbara Sher

Everyone has unique gifts and talents. What you love is what you're gifted at. To be completely happy, to live a completely fulfilled life, you have to do what you love.
Barbara Sher

Go out and make a difference in your community. You don't need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.
Barbara Sher

Imaginary obstacles are insurmountable. Real ones aren't.
Barbara Sher

Now is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream.
Barbara Sher

The cure for sorrow is to learn something.
Barbara Sher

The first step is to find out what you love – and don't be practical about it. The second step is to start doing what you love immediately, in any small way possible.
Barbara Sher

When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we're given.
Barbara Sher

You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.
Barbara Sher

You don't need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.
Barbara Sher

You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.
Barbara Sher

Enthusiasm, like the breath of God, transforms everything.
Gail Sher

All obstacles now vanish from my pathway. Doors fly open, gates are lifted and I enter the kingdom of fulfillment, under grace.
Florence Scovel Shinn

All that is mine by Divine Right is now released and reaches me in great avalanches of abundance, under grace in miraculous ways.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Every person is a golden link in the chain of my good.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Giving opens the way for receiving.
Florence Scovel Shinn

I have a magical work in a magical way. I give magical service for magical pay.
Florence Scovel Shinn

If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he had prepared for.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Infinite Spirit, open the way for my great abundance. I am an irresistible magnet for all that belongs to me by Divine Right.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Man can only receive what he sees himself receiving.
Florence Scovel Shinn

My good now flows to me in a steady, unbroken, ever-increasing stream of success, happiness and abundance.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Never argue with a hunch.
Florence Scovel Shinn

Your word is your wand.
Florence Scovel Shinn

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
Beverly Sills

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you’re doomed if you don’t try.
Beverly Sills

Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power - a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment
Marsha Sinetar

Do what you love and the money will follow.
Marsha Sinetar

The significant business of your life is alive and well, awaiting discovery, within your very own soul. You and I were born to come into ourselves as complete and distinctive persons. Accepting this, we build a valuable life.
Marsha Sinetar

There is no truth. Only points of view.
Dame Edith Sitwell

We must trust our soul's noncallings as well as its callings. Destiny seems to have very specific ideas about what each of us should be doing on the planet, and our greatest personal fulfillment always lies in those directions and none other.
Dianne Skafte

You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
Ruth Smeltzer

Look at everything as if you were seeing it either for the first or last time.
Betty Smith

To be courageous means to be afraid but to go a little step forward anyway.
Beverly Smith

Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
Liz Smith

Cancer is not a death sentence, but rather it is a life sentence; it pushes one to live.
Marcia Smith

We should not permit tolerance to degenerate into indifference.
Margaret Chase Smith

A writer's duty is to register what it is like for him or her to be in the world.
Zadie Smith

If women ruled the world and we all got massages, there would be no war.
Carrie Snow

The likelihood that your acts of resistance cannot stop the injustice does not exempt you from acting in what you sincerely and reflectively hold to be the best interests of your community.
Susan Sontag

Maintaining a complicated life is a great way to avoid changing it.
Elaine St. James

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

What constitutes success? She who has achieved success has lived well; laughed often and loved much; has gained the respect of little children; has filled her niche and accomplished her task; has left the world better than she found it; has always looked for the best in others and given the best she had.
Bessie Anderson Stanley

Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The heyday of a woman’s life is the shady side of fifty.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
Pamela Vaull Starr

There will always be dreams grander or humbler than your own, but there will never be a dream exactly like your own...For you are unique and more wondrous than you know!
Linda Staten

You have to know what you want to get.
Gertrude Stein

I want us to organize, to tell the personal stories that create empathy, which is the most revolutionary emotion.
Gloria Steinem

The art of life isn't controlling what happens, which is impossible; it's using what happens.
Gloria Steinem

Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.
Gloria Steinem

The act of acting morally is behaving as if everything we do matters.
Gloria Steinem

The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.
Gloria Steinem

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
Gloria Steinem

Always remember your brilliance.
Alexandra Stoddard

I wake up every morning with a great desire to live joyfully.
Alexandra Stoddard

Slow down. Calm down. Don't worry. Don't hurry. Trust the process.
Alexandra Stoddard

The world is extremely interesting to a joyful soul.
Alexandra Stoddard

Contentment is a state of grace, a state of peace and happiness, appreciation and enjoyment for what is, right now. Desires, in contrast, can never be satisfied. Once we get what we crave, we soon find it less satisfying than we expected, so we strive for something else. The only escape from this perpetual wheel of want is to discover the contentment and perfection we already have.
Gillian Stokes

Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.
Elizabeth Stone

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, never give up then, for that is just the time when the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too.
Meryl Streep

We are the choices we make.
Meryl Streep

Everybody's frightened a bit. But how many of us just go through the fear and do it anyway?
Barbra Streisand

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?
Barbra Streisand

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose-not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.
Anne Sullivan

If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.
Amy Tan

Play brings joy. And it's vital for problem solving, creativity and relationships.
Margarita Tartakovsky

Oh who can tell the range of joy or set the bounds of beauty?
Sara Teasdale

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
Mother Teresa

Every act of love is a work of peace no matter how small.
Mother Teresa

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
Mother Teresa

God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass—grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Mother Teresa

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters that makes many ripples.
Mother Teresa

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.
Mother Teresa

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa

If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
Mother Teresa

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Mother Teresa

It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.
Mother Teresa

Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love...She gives most who gives with joy.
Mother Teresa

Joy is very infectious; therefore, be always full of joy,
Mother Teresa

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa

Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.
Mother Teresa

Let us all meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Mother Teresa

Life is a promise; fulfill it.
Mother Teresa

Life is an adventure, dare it.
Mother Teresa

Love is a fruit in season at all times and within the reach of every hand.
Mother Teresa

Peace and war begin at home. If we truly want peace in the world, let us begin by loving one another in our own families. If we want to spread joy, we need for every family to have joy.
Mother Teresa

Peace begins with a smile.
Mother Teresa

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Mother Teresa

We are all pencils in the hand of a writing God, who is sending love letters to the world.
Mother Teresa

What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
Mother Teresa

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
Mother Teresa

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
Twyla Tharp

Creativity is an act of defiance.
Twyla Tharp

Creativity is more about taking the facts, fictions, and feelings we store away and finding new ways to connect them.
Twyla Tharp

Everything is raw material. Everything is relevant. Everything is usable. Everything feeds into my creativity. But without proper preparation, I cannot see it, retain it, and use it.
Twyla Tharp

Reading, conversation, environment, culture, heroes, mentors, nature – all are lottery tickets for creativity. Scratch away at them and you'll find out how big a prize you've won.
Twyla Tharp

The thing about creativity is - people are going to laugh at it. Get over it.
Twyla Tharp

Without passion, all the skill in the world won't lift you above craft. Without skill, all the passion in the world will leave you eager but floundering. Combining the two is the essence of the creative life.
Twyla Tharp

Your creative endeavors can never be thoroughly mapped out ahead of time. You have to allow for the suddenly altered landscape, the change in plan, the accidental spark – and you have to see it as a stroke of luck rather than a disturbance of your perfect scheme. Habitually creative people are, in E.B. White's phrase, ‘prepared to be lucky.'
Twyla Tharp

It's never too late - in fiction or in life - to revise.
Nancy Thayer

Rather than being about excitement and lust, a soul mate relationship is characterized by such things as a shared life path, a sense of comfort and ease, and a genuine liking of each other.
Katherine Woodward Thomas

Spiritual partnership implies a goal of encouraging and supporting the unfolding of each other's soul's reasons for being here in the first place.
Katherine Woodward Thomas

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
Dorothy Thompson

Any problem, big or small, within a family, always seems to start with bad communication. Someone isn't listening.
Emma Thompson

Fear makes us feel small and uncertain, uncomfortable and separate. Fearlessness expands and creates possibilities.
Helena Tiainen

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.
Lily Tomlin

If we can open your mind to laughter, we can slip in a little information.
Virginia Tooper

Happiness is the sense that one matters.
Sarah Trimmer

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Harriet Tubman

All art requires courage.
Anne Tucker

Supposing you only saw the stars once a year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!
Tasha Tudor

Whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it, because you’ll find that when you’re free…your true self comes out.
Tina Turner

Be bold, free, and truthful.
Brenda Ueland

Imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
Brenda Ueland

Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.
Brenda Ueland

Why should we all use our creative power….? Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold and compassionate, so indifferent to fighting and the accumulation of objects and money.
Brenda Ueland

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.
Ernestine Ulmer

The spiritual life is not a special career, involving abstraction from the world of things. It is a part of every man’s life; and until he has realized it, he is not a complete human being, has not entered into possession of all his powers.
Evelyn Underhill

There is a positive you and there is a negative you. When you begin to realize which you is responsible for specific actions that you take, you can finally eliminate the negative and build upon the positive.
Michelle C. Ustaszeski

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.
Abigail Van Buren

I gave myself permission to feel and experience all of my emotions. In order to do that, I had to stop being afraid to feel. In order to do that, I taught myself to believe that no matter what I felt or what happened when I felt it, I would be okay.
Iyania Vanzant

What am I doing? I am letting life rain upon me.
Rahel Varnhagen

When we commit ourselves to writing for some part of each day we are happier, more enlightened, alive, lighthearted and generous to everyone else. Even our health improves.
Brenda Veland

Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.
Donatella Versace

At first, I only laughed at myself. Then I noticed that life itself is amusing. I've been in a generally good mood ever since.
Marilyn vos Savant

Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.
Marilyn vos Savant

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant

A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential.
Jane Wagner

A lot of people say they want to get out of pain, and I'm sure that's true, but they aren't willing to make healing a high priority. They aren't willing to look inside to see the source of their pain in order to deal with it.
Lindsay Wagner

It's important the people should know what you stand for. It's equally important that they know what you won't stand for.
Mary H. Waldrip

Heaven. Now there's a thought. Nothing has ever been able, ultimately, to convince me we live anywhere else. And that heaven, more a verb than a noun, more a condition than a place, is all about leading with the heart in whatever broken or ragged state it's in, stumbling forward in faith until, from time to time, we miraculously find our way. Our way to forgiveness, our way to letting go, our way to understanding, compassion and peace. It is laughter, I think, that bubbles up at last and says, Ho, I think we are there. And that "there" is always here.
Alice Walker

Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful.
Alice Walker

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.
Alice Walker

In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.
Alice Walker

No person is your friend who demands silence, or denies your right to grow.
Alice Walker

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.
Alice Walker

The more I wonder, the more I love.
Alice Walker

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
Alice Walker

The most important question in the world is, 'Why is the child crying?'
Alice Walker

Whenever I have knocked, a door has opened. Whenever I have wandered, a path has appeared. I have been helped, supported, encouraged and nurtured by people of all races, creeds, colors and dreams.
Alice Walker

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!
Madam C.J. Walker

You are the colors you choose.
Vicky Wall

Anyone can cut an apple open and count the number of seeds. But, who can look at a single seed and count the trees and apples?
Dottie Walters

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition, and not our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.
Martha Washington

As I ramble through life, whatever be my goal, I will unfortunately always keep my eye upon the doughnut and not upon the whole.
Wendy Wasserstein

Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.
Wendy Wasserstein

Creativity lifts you out of difficulties, over the edge of fear, and on to the wild ride of new possibilities.
Carole Watanable

How come every other organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy, except your brain?
Ruby Wax

The capacity to give one's attention to a sufferer is a very rare and difficult thing; it is almost a miracle; it is a miracle. Nearly all those who think they have the capacity do not possess it.
Simone Weil

Creativity is a rare part of living. It's fundamental. None of us can squelch our creativity without feeling less than whole, incomplete and depressed.
Lynn Weiss

Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be part of.
Geri Weitzman

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states.
Carol Welch

Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary.
Jessamyn West

Marriage is a fine institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.
Mae West

It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.
Rebecca West

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton

They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods.
Edith Wharton

The things we fear most in organizations – fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances – are the primary sources of creativity.
Margaret J. Wheatley

We can't be creative if we refuse to be confused.
Margaret J. Wheatley

Innovation is fostered by information gathered from new connections; from insights gained by journeys into other disciplines or places; from active, collegial networks and fluid, open boundaries. Innovation arises from ongoing circles of exchange, where information is not just accumulated or stored, but created. Knowledge is generated anew from connections that weren't there before.
Margaret J. Wheatley

Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don't have to do anything else. We don't have to advise, or coach, or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen.
Margaret J. Wheatley

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
Charlotte Whitton

It is essential to our well-being, and to our lives, that we play and enjoy life.
Marcia Wieder

You can change your beliefs so they empower your dreams and desires. Create a strong belief in yourself and what you want.
Marcia Wieder

Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.
Colleen Wilcox

Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe. No path is wholly rough.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A tulip doesn't strive to impress anyone. It doesn't struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn't have to. It is different. And there's room in the garden for every flower. You didn't have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else's on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were created that way. Look at little children in kindergarten. They're all different without trying to be. As long as they're unselfconsciously being themselves, they can't help but shine. It's only later, when children are taught to compete, to strive to be better than others, that their natural light becomes distorted.
Marianne Williamson

Bless more; blame less.
Marianne Williamson

Do what you love. Do what makes your heart sing. And never do it for the money. Don't go to work to make money; go to work to spread joy.
Marianne Williamson

Everything we do is either an act of love or a cry for help.
Marianne Williamson

Growth is a detox process, as our weakest, darkest places are sucked up to the surface in order to be released…often, it is not a change in partners but rather a change in perception that delivers us to the love we seek.
Marianne Williamson

Imagine everything you're experiencing now being a hundred times more wonderful. Bad turns good; good turns great. THAT IS WHAT IS POSSIBLE.
Marianne Williamson

In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it.
Marianne Williamson

Joy is our goal, our destiny. We cannot know who we are except in joy. Not knowing joy, we do not know ourselves.
Marianne Williamson

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. Joy is not necessarily what happens when things unfold according to our plans.
Marianne Williamson

Like a great athlete, we must have a very clear vision of what we want to accomplish before we make a move. Vision, in preparation for an action, is as important as the action itself.
Marianne Williamson

Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.
Marianne Williamson

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense every thing that comes from love is a miracle.
Marianne Williamson

Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Marianne Williamson

Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.
Marianne Williamson

Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.
Marianne Williamson

Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.
Marianne Williamson

The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery, and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self.
Marianne Williamson

The highest prize we can receive for creative work is the joy of being creative. Creative effort spent for any other reason than the joy of being in that light filled space, love, god, whatever we want to call it, is lacking in integrity.
Marianne Williamson

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
Marianne Williamson

The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best which is within us.
Marianne Williamson

The spiritual path – is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don't know it.
Marianne Williamson

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by the love we're not extending in the present.
Marianne Williamson

We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present.
Marianne Williamson

We were born with a natural tendency to focus on love. Our imaginations were creative and flourishing, and we knew how to use them. We were connected to a richer world, a world full of enchantment and a sense of the miraculous. What happened?
Marianne Williamson

When love isn't in our lives, it's on the way. If you know that a special guest is coming at five o'clock, do you spend the day messing up the home? Of course not. You prepare. And that is what we should do for love.
Marianne Williamson

When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom.
Marianne Williamson

You will fear the darkness only to the extent that you yourself are not providing light.
Marianne Williamson

A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.
Oprah Winfrey

Devote today to something so daring even you can't believe you're doing it.
Oprah Winfrey

Don't settle for a relationship that won't let you be yourself.
Oprah Winfrey

Doubt means don’t. Don’t move. Don’t answer. Don’t rush forward.
Oprah Winfrey

Every birthday, you decide whether to mark it the end of your greatest days or the beginning of your finest hour.
Oprah Winfrey

Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Oprah Winfrey

Every day, passion speaks to us through our feelings. That's why when you allow yourself to become anesthetized by what others think, you literally block yourself from living the life you were called to live. I promise you that if you make a choice that doesn't please your mate, your friends, your mother, or whoever, the world will not fall apart. The people who truly love you want you to love yourself.
Oprah Winfrey

Failure is a signpost to turn you in another direction.
Oprah Winfrey

Failure is just a way for our lives to show us that we’re moving in the wrong direction, that we should try something different. It holds no more power than we give it.
Oprah Winfrey

Find a way to get paid for doing what you love. Then every paycheck will be a bonus.
Oprah Winfrey

Follow your instincts. That is where true wisdom manifests itself.
Oprah Winfrey

Have the courage to follow your passion – and if you don't know what it is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it.
Oprah Winfrey

I always knew I was destined for greatness.
Oprah Winfrey

I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life.
Oprah Winfrey

I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.
Oprah Winfrey

I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I've become. If I had, I'd have done it a lot earlier.
Oprah Winfrey

I live in the space of thankfulness – and I have been rewarded a million times over for it. I started out giving thanks for small things, and the more thankful I became, the more my bounty increased. That's because what you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.
Oprah Winfrey

I think education is power. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves.
Oprah Winfrey

I trust in the ebb and flow of the universe. I trust that life's bigger than what I can see. I trust that there is a divine order beyond my control. And I trust that no matter what happens, I will be all right.
Oprah Winfrey

If you focus on what you have, you will end up having more. If you focus on what you lack, you'll never have enough.
Oprah Winfrey

If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough.
Oprah Winfrey

Ignoring your passion is like dying a slow death…Passion whispers to you through your feelings, beckoning you toward your highest good. Pay attention to what makes you feel energized, connected, stimulated- what gives you your juice. Do what you love, give it back in the form of service, and you will do more than succeed. You will triumph.
Oprah Winfrey

It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn – which is what life is all about.
Oprah Winfrey

I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
Oprah Winfrey

Joy is a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace – a connection to what matters.
Oprah Winfrey

Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.
Oprah Winfrey

Let passion drive your profession.
Oprah Winfrey

Love yourself and then learn to extend that love to others in every encounter.
Oprah Winfrey

Our beliefs can move us forward in life – or they can hold us back.
Oprah Winfrey

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing…on what excites you!
Oprah Winfrey

Real success means creating a life of meaning through service that fulfills your reason for being here.
Oprah Winfrey

Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
Oprah Winfrey

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.
Oprah Winfrey

The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give.
Oprah Winfrey

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.
Oprah Winfrey

The real point of being alive is to evolve into the whole person you were intended to be.
Oprah Winfrey

There is a vision for my life that is greater than my imagination can hold.
Oprah Winfrey

Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.
Oprah Winfrey

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
Oprah Winfrey

Trust your instincts. Intuition doesn't lie.
Oprah Winfrey

Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Oprah Winfrey

Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.
Oprah Winfrey

What I know for sure is that you feel real joy in direct proportion to how connected you are to living your truth.
Oprah Winfrey

What I know for sure is that your life is a multipart series of all your experiences- and each experience is created by your thoughts, intentions, and actions to teach you what you need to know. Your life is a journey of learning to love yourself first and then extending that love to others in every encounter.
Oprah Winfrey

When people say they are looking for happiness, I ask, What are you giving to the world?
Oprah Winfrey

When you don’t know what to do, get still. The answer will come.
Oprah Winfrey

When you make loving others the story of your life, there's never a final chapter, because the legacy continues. You lend your light to one person, and he or she shines it on another and another and another.
Oprah Winfrey

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
Oprah Winfrey

Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?
Oprah Winfrey

Worrying is wasted time. Use the same energy for doing something about whatever worries you.
Oprah Winfrey

You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.
Oprah Winfrey

You become what you believe – not what you wish or want but what you truly believe. Wherever you are in life, look at your beliefs. They put you there.
Oprah Winfrey

You must define your own life. Don't let other people write your script.
Oprah Winfrey

1. The path is not straight, 2. Mistakes need not be fatal. 3. People are more important than achievements or possessions. 4. Be gentle with your parents. 5. Never stop doing what you care most about. 6. Learn to use a semicolon. 7. You will find love.
Marion Winik - Rules for the Unruly: Living an Unconventional Life

I wouldn't dream of working on something that didn't make my gut rumble and my heart want to explode.
Kate Winslet

Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.
Jeanette Winterson

What you risk reveals what you value.
Jeanette Winterson

Every heart has a hidden treasure. A secret wish. A silent dream. A special goal to long for.
Jill Wolf

Love, genuine love, makes people good.
Victoria Wolff

Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat.
Joanne Woodward

As a woman, I have no country. As a woman my country is the world.
Virginia Woolf

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.
Virginia Woolf

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
Virginia Woolf

In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us.
Virginia Woolf

It is worth mentioning, for future reference, that the creative power which bubbles so pleasantly in beginning a new book quiets down after a time, and one goes on more steadily. Doubts creep in. Then one becomes resigned. Determination not to give in, and the sense of an impending shape keep one at it more than anything.
Virginia Woolf

No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.
Virginia Woolf

Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.
Virginia Woolf

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
Virginia Woolf

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
Margaret Young

If you love someone, hurry up and show it.
Rosie Zadra

For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end.
Catherine Zeta-Jones



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