You guys, everyone in here, we're basically just a bunch of backpackers. We are all just travelers,
we are all just on a journey and we are heading for our home. But I think sometimes we lose sight of that and sometimes we
start to focus so much on this world and we forget that God said in his Bible that this world is not our home. We are strangers
and aliens in this place. THIS ISN'T IT, and someday this body of mine, it's going to die, it's going to pass away. And listen
to this, this is the most amazing thing. We are forced to live out the rest of eternity based on the decisions you are making
Here's to the crazy ones... the misfits; the rebels; the troublemakers. The round pegs in the square
holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can
quote them, disagree with, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do, is ignore them; because they change
things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people
who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
He who has the courage to laugh is almost as much a master of the world as he who is ready to die.
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot
There is no limit to the amount of good that people can accomplish, if they don't care who gets the
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were
in his place.
In complete darkness we are all the same. It is only out knowledge and wisdom that seperates us. Don't
let your eyes decieve you.
Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell
and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
I imagine the reason that people hold on to hatred so stubbornly is because if the hate is removed,
the pain will set in.
He who says 'Happiness is not getting what you want, but wanting what you already have' will live a
life that will never get any better than it already is.
Always be a first rate version of your self instead of a second rate version of someone else."
Background circumstances may influence who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
Faith isn't faith until it's all you're holding on to.
War doesn't decide who's right, war decides who's left.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect and I don't live to be, but before you
start pointing fingers make sure your hands are clean.
It takes alot of courage to show your dream to someone else.
I would like to thank a world that never understood or accepted me, family and friends that never believed
in me, and a God with one hell of a sense of humor. You have all made me what I am today. Let that weigh heavily on your consciences.
"What is better: a lie that draws a smile, or a truth that draws a tear?"
Many so-called open minds should be closed for repairs.
"Sometimes getting completly lost is the best way to find yourself."
You know childhood is over when a puddle seems like an obsticle instead of an opportunity
Why do we often say ‘truth hurts’, ‘the hard truth’, ‘you can’t
handle the truth’, etc? Truth in and of itself need not be hard to bear or painful. It is only after becoming accustomed
to living in lies that it becomes such. In my humble experience I’ve found the more one accepts the truth it generally
becomes enjoyable, soothing, even blissful.
How can you expect somebody to keep a secret if you can't keep it yourself?
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the
world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
They want me to be different because, that way, it can't happen to them.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at
times of challenge and controversy.
You grow up listening. You get older and you've heard everything. Do not forget how to listen.
Things happen in life that you can't stop, but that's not a reason to shut out the world.
You don't have to hold on to the pain to hold on to the memory.
The most important thing to get out of school is yourself.
We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the
top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude about it.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude about it.
If the stoneage children had done as their parents it would still be the stoneage.
The biggest flag in the world can not cover the shame of killing innocent people.
Humility isn't thinking less of oneself, but thinking of oneself less.
Every second that you live you are never going to get back. You are never going to get to change what
you said, didn’t say, did, or didn’t do. Live how you want to live. Act how you want to be remembered, because
you never know how long or short you are going to be here.
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform,
to love and to be greater than our suffering.
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without
ever having felt sorry for itself.
In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude
will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not
be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Let me tell you about our planet. Our planet is four and a half billion years old. There has been life
on this planet for nearly that long. Three point eight billion years. The first bacteria. And, later, the first multicellular
animals, than the first complex creatures, in the sea, on the land. Then the great sweeping ages of animals-the amphibians,
the dinosaurs, the mammals, each lasting millions upon millions of years. Great dynasties of creatures arising, flourishing,
dying away. All this happening against a background of continuous and violent upheaval, mountain ranges thrust up and eroded
away, cometary impacts, volcanic eruptions, oceans rising and falling, whole continents moving…Endless constant and
violent change…Even today, the greatest geographical features on the planet comes from two great continents colliding
buckling to make the Himalayan mountain range over millions of years. The planet has survived everything, in its time. It
will certainly survive us.
Often when you think about something for a long period of time,say jumping out of an airplane, you
never end up doing it. Its the spontanaeity that makes it worth while.
Anything with the power to make you laugh over thirty years later isn’t a waste of time. I think
something like that is very close to immortality.
People too weak to follow their own dreams Will always find a way to discourage yours.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. I’m not sure who the first person was who
said that. Probably Shakespeare. Or maybe Sting. But at the moment, it’s the sentence that best explains my tragic flaw:
my inability to change. I don’t think I’m alone in this. The more I get to know other people, the more I realize
it’s kind of everyone’s flaw. Staying exactly the same as long as possible, standing perfectly still… It
feels better somehow. And if you are suffering, at least the pain is familiar. Because if you took the leap of faith, went
outside the box, did something unexpected… Who knows what other pain might be waiting out there. Chances are it could
be even worse. So you maintain the status quo. Choose the road already traveled and it doesn’t seem that bad. Not as
far as flaws go. You’re not killing anyone… Except maybe yourself a little. When we finally do chage, I don’t
think it happens like an earthquake or an explosion, where all of a sudden we’re like this different person. I think
it’s smaller than that. The kind of thing most people wouldn’t even notice unless they looked at us really, really
close. Which, thank God, they never do. But you notice it. Inside you that change feels like a world of difference. And you
hope this is it. This is the person you get to be forever… that you’ll
never have to change again.
Why is it that the people who fight first for thier country, are
the people who have the least to fight for?
"As a child they are your superhero. As a teenager they are your
arch nemisis. As an adult they are your most trusted advisor. And then as you get older you watch them age and think to yourself,
too bad they aren't invincible like your childhood superhero."
"Before jumping to a conclusion, measure the distance. It is a
long dark drop if you're wrong."
In life, it seems that we can always reflect and appreciate the
meaning or logic behind certain events...events that are absolutely vital for one's inner growth whether they are good or
bad experiences...events that make perfect sense. So what does this mean? It means that everything that will happen in life
will have a purpose, despite our difficulty in appreciating the significance of the moment within the moment, because there
is Meaning behind and within life. So this very day and this very moment we are in the midst of something meaningful and of
incomprehensible importance. Live wisely and live lovingly because where you are tomorrow is the culmination of what you do
today. Do things right today and reflect on life tomorrow with a smile.
I ask not for a lighter burden, I ask for broader shoulders.
We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in
the night to visit violence upon those who would do us harm.
If you lend a person any money, it becomes lost for any purposes
of your own. When you ask for it back again, you find a friend made an enemy by your own kindness. If you begin to press further-
either you must part with that which you have entrusted, or else you must lose that friend.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by
mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but
World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Sometimes it was easier to swim with the current rather than fight
against it. There was always a shallow pool somewhere ahead. Memories are like battles, and battles can go one way or the
other. You can stand and fight, no matter what pains run from you wounds; or you can turn tail and run, knowing then that
the enemy will follow and without mercy hunt you down. We had so many dreams as children. Where do they all go when we grow?
Are they swallowed up by the mundane things of everyday life? Or do we lose them, leave them behind us in the dust, for new
children to find and take up?
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the
stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion
of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.
"Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you
think is right and stick to it."
"No one can tell me what to do, its my life and Ill live it the
way I want to"
*~*Be More Concerned about Your Character than Your Reputation
because Your Character is who you are and your Reputation Is What Others Think Of You! *~*
Loyalty isn't standing by someone when he's right... that's good
judgement. Loyalty is standing by someone when he's wrong."
"I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death
your right to say it"
I've learned that goodbyes will always hurt, pictures never replace
having being there, memories- good or bad- will always bring tears, and words can never replace feelings."
I often wonder what is worse; the pain of wondering or the pain
It's hard to answer 'what's wrong' when nothing is right.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe,
and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Remember that a little love goes a long way.
that a lot... goes forever.
Remember that friendship is a wise investment.
Life's treasures are people... together.
Realize that it's never too late.
Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
Have health and hope and happiness.
Take the time to wish upon a star.
And don't ever forget... for even a day...
How very special you are.
When Christ said: "I was hungry and you fed me," he didn't mean
only the hunger for bread and for food; he also meant the hunger to be loved. Jesus himself experienced this loneliness. He
came amongst his own and his own received him not, and it hurt him then and it has kept on hurting him. The same hunger, the
same loneliness, the same having no one to be accepted by and to be loved and wanted by. Every human being in that case resembles
Christ in his loneliness; and that is the hardest part, that's real hunger.
"Sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down
will be the ones to help you get back up."
"I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart." - Anne Frank
~I wanna be able to sit back when Im old and reflect on my life
and say I wouldnt change a thing'
If you cant be a good example, you'll just have to be a horrible
"My choice is what I choose to do, and if I'm causing no harm
it shouldn't bother you. Your choice is who you choose to be, and if you're causing no harm then you're alright with me"
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the
people he gave it to.
"The day you take full responsibility for your actions, the day
you make no more excuses, is the day you make your way to the top."
"You are not your job. You are not the money in your bank account.
You are not the car you drive. You are not how much money is in your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis. You are the
all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world." ~Fight Club
The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for
five seconds and think for ten minutes.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn
from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to
love the questions themselves. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, live along
some distant day into the answer.-Rainer Maria Rilke
I believe in the sun even though it is slow in rising. I believe
in you without realizing. I believe in rain though there are no clouds in the sky. I believe in truth even though people lie.
I believe in peace though sometimes I am violent. I believe in God even though he is silent.
"For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight
of the stars makes me dream......." * Starry Night * ~van Gogh~
šA coincidence is when God performs a miracle, and decides to
~*~I imagine the reason that people hold onto hatred so stubbornly
is cuz if the hate is removed the pain will let in~*~
God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so he
put his arms around you, and whispered "come to me", with tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away, although we
loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, God broke our heart
to prove to us, he only takes the best.
"Always remember, God made you just the way he wanted you, and
that should be good enough for anyone." - jo dee messina
"not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to
forget, is a necessary condition for our existence."
"Luck is what we call it when we forget that God had a plan for
us the entire time."
"Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no
power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free." -Jim Morrison
"I have taken more good from alcohol than alcohol has taken for
"He was a wise man who invented beer."-
"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. They wake up in the
morning and that's the best they're going to feel all day!"
One sad thing about this world is that the acts that take the
most out of you are usually the ones other people will never know about. ~ Anne Tyler
people spend a lifetime searching for happiness, looking for peace.
they chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. the irony
is the only place they ever needed to search was within -Ramona l. Anderson
I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look
at the teacher and wonder why they're here. If they like their jobs. Or us. And I wonder how smart they were when they were
15. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It's like looking at all the students and wondering who had their heart broken that
day, and how they are able to cope with having three quizzes and a book report on top of that. Or wondering who did the heartbreaking.
And wondering why. Especially since I know that if they went to another school, the person who had their heart broken would
have had their heart broken by somebody else, so why does it have to be so personal? ~ Perks Of Being A Wallflower
some people believe that holding on and hanging in there are signs
of great strength, however, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go, and then do it
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream
always wins … not through strength, but through persistence.
No matter the consequence those who are honest with themselves
get further in life
The hardest battle you are ever going to fight is the battle to
I'd like to tell today's youth that no matter where life takes
you, big cities, small towns, you'll inevitably come across small minded People who think they're better than you. People
who think that material things, or being pretty or popular, automatically make you a worthwhile human being. I'd like to tell
today's youth that none of these things matter. Unless you have a stregth of character, intergtity, ... and if you're lucky
enough to have any of these things, don't ever sell out. Don't ever sell out. So when you meet a person for the first time,
don't judge them by their station in life, 'cause who knows, that person just might end up being your best friend~Dawsons
When you remember how hard it is to change yourself, you begin
to understand what little chance we have of changing others
I’m going to do it because you said I can’t
All of you people..there is a big world out there, bigger than
prom, bigger than high school and it won't matter if you were the prom queen, or the quarterback of the football team, or
the biggest nerd in school. Find out who you are and try not to be afraid of it~ Never Been Kissed
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary
ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, which is what I do. And that enables
you to laugh at life's realities ~Dr. Seuss
When exactly we go from kids to people, i'm not certain... i do
know that its not about turning a certain age or graduating from high school... it happens when you're not paying attention.
we go from playing with our friends to playing with our friends feelings. without our knowledge or consent, childhood slips
away into the night and our innocence escapes us... and we wake up one morning to find that we have become who we are.
Sometimes you just feel everything and nothing all at once. Sometimes
you'll find yourself smiling while missing something at the same time. At times you can absolutely love a person, all the
while wanting to hate them. Life comes without guarantees, except that smiling with brighten your face, laughing will enhance
your eyes, and falling in love will change your life.
I don't do drugs, because my idea of fun is not sitting in a corner
analyzing string ~ Home Improvement
There are not many people in this world with the ablility
to give you butterflies, and if you dont tell those people how you feel, It'll be like spending the rest of your life in your
own personal prison. Dawsons Creek
I used to be afraid of so many things, that I'd never grow
up, that I'd be trapped in the same place for all eternity, that my dreams would forever be shy of my reach, it's true what
they say, time plays tricks on you. one day youre dreaming the next your dream has become your reality and now that the scared
little girl no longer follows me wherever I go, i miss her. i do. because there are things that i want to tell her, to relax,
to lighten up, that it is all going to be okay. i want her to know that meeting people who like you, who understand you, who
actually except you for who you are will become an increasingly rare occurrence Jen, Jack, Audrey, Andie, Pacey and Dawson,
these people who contributed to who i am they are with me where ever i go. and as history gets rewritten in smalls way with
each passing day my love for them only grows, because the truth is it was the best of times. mistakes were made, hearts were
broken, harsh lessons learned, but all that has receded into fond memory now. how does it happen? why are we so quick to forget
the bad and romanticizes the good? maybe it's because we need to believe that the time we spent together actually meant something.
that we were there for each other in a time in our lives that defined us all. That time our lives that we will never forget.
I can't swear that's exactly how it happened. but this is how it felt - Dawsons Creek
Dreams aren't perfect. They come true, not free.
so the only thing i could think of that unites us all,
that we all have in common, is that we start out in kindergarten thinking we can be anything we want to be, and by the time
we get here, we've all lost that feeling, we've all started to believe whatever our friends or our parents have told us about
what we can achieve in life, and who we can be, and we've forgotten about the possibility we had when we were younger, thats
the one thing we all have in common, so thats the symbol on this mural means, possibility, i painted it because i thought
we could all use a little daily reminder of the fact that if you believe in yourself, even when the odds seem stacked against
you, anything is possible. Dawsons Creek
We talk like we know what's going on, but we don't. We
don't know anything. We're really young and we're gonna screw-up a lot. We're gonna keep changing our minds and even sometimes
our hearts. And through all that, the only real thing we can offer each other is forgiveness. Dawsons Creek
dusk, i realized then, is just an illusion, because the
sun is either above the horizon or below it. and that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are; there
cannot be one without the other, yet they cannot exist at the same time.
I can't say certain things, so I write them down, that's
how I get them out. Now I do that for myself and not for anyone else
I don't know what's gonna happen to me. But I do know that
I'm going be a good person who cares about people. I blame you for that.
You listen, and you take a lesson from the dead. If we
don't come together right now on this hallowed ground, we too will be destroyed, just like they were. I don't care if you
like each other of not, but you will respect each other. And maybe... I don't know, maybe we'll learn to play this game like
men. -Remember the Titans
Sometimes what you're searching for, is right where you
left it --Sweet Home Alabama
Sometimes you need a second chance, because time wasn't
ready for the first one
And although we adore men individually, we agree
that as a group they're rather stupid -Marry poppins
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.- Thomas Fuller
do not spoil what you have by desiring which you
have not, but remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for.* - epicurus