"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 praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels? 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."
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"Man is born to live, not to prepare to live."
— Boris Pasternak
"I am a part of all that I have met."
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
"The brave may not live forever, but the cautious never live at all."
— Timothy Luce
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’”
— Jack Kerouac
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
— Eleanor Roosevelt
"Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music."
— Angela Monet
"Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection."
— Mark Twain
"They can because they think they can."
"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kickass."
— Maya Angelou
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."
— Joseph Chilton Pearce
"Look, I really don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive, you got to flap your arms and legs, you got to jump around a lot, you got to make a lot of noise, because life is the very opposite of death. And therefore, as I see it, if you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy, or at least your thoughts should be noisy and colorful and lively."
— Mel Brooks
"Big shots are only little shots who kept shooting."
— Christopher Morely
"The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it."
— WM Lewis
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
— Albert Einstein
"No matter where you stand right now—on a hilltop, in a gutter, at a crossroads, in a rut—you need to give yourself the best you have to offer in this moment."
— Oprah Winfrey
"Great love and great achievement require great risk."
— Dali Lama
"Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors."
— Hunter S. Thompson
"Do what you can. Be what you are. Shine like a glow worm if you can't be a star."
— Jean Kurchak
"Some people walk in the rain... others just get wet."
— Roger Miller
"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 doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened by shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."
— Marianne Williamson
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
— Carl Sagan
"Those who don't drink dawn like a cup of spring water, or take in sunset like supper, those who don't want to change, let them sleep."
"Everyone sees what you seem, but few know what you are."
"Weep not sad soul, nor forget, that sunrise never failed us yet."
"In prosperity your friends know you. In adversity, you know your friends."
"Peace... it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work... it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart."
"If you want to feel rich, just count the things money can't buy."
"I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn't been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn't have been 'lucky.'"
"Do not neglect your own, in order to weed another's field."
— Chinese Pro
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
— Mark Twain
"Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life."
— Omar Khayyam
"Creative people have certain things in common. They challenge assumptions; they recognize patterns and see in new ways; they make connections and construct networks. They take advantage of chance; nothing is wasted. Mistakes are not discarded, but used as part of the solution. Most important of all, creative people take risks."
— Roberta Jean Bryant
"You can either waltz boldly onto the floor of life and live the way you know your spirit is nudging you to, or you can sit quietly by the wall and recede in the shadows of fear and self-doubt."
"You are built not to shrink down to less, but to blossom into more. To be more splendid. To be more extraordinary. To use every moment to fill yourself up."
"There's no such thing as a perfect match. My parents taught me that. Every professional athlete is something of a perfectionist, but it's how you cope with the imperfect matches that makes you great."
— Kim Clijsters