--DON'T YOU WANT TO STAY HERE A WHILE?
"Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without
forgetting." Elizabeth Bibesco
"A certain cloud of loneliness sets the conditions for a storm of poetry." Melodie Past
"The investigation of ugliness is, to me, more interesting than the bourgeois idea of beauty. And why? Because ugly is human. It touches the bad and the dirty side of people. You know, this might have been a scandal in fashion but in other fields of art it is common: in painting and in movies, it was so common to see ugliness. But, yes, it was not used in fashion and I was very much criticized for inventing the trashy and the ugly." - Miuccia Prada
"If you do the best you can, you will find, nine times out of ten,
that you have done as well as or better than anyone else." William Feather
"This above all, to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man." Shakespeare
“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau
"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
"The world is a hellish place and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering." Tom Waits
“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” Henry David Thoreau
"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." T. S. Eliot
"You get whichever accomplishment you are willing to declare." Georgia O'Keeffe
"Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard." Anne Sexton
"Whatever job I'm doing I try to do the best I can with it and enjoy it for what it is and what it entails. I passed the time in the shoe shop by trying to be the best damn shoe salesman in the whole of New Jersey. The fact that I didn't succeed and ended up washing the coffee cups in the kitchen didn't really matter. I just tried to get those coffee cups the cleanest they'd ever been. Playing in the band was another job. The only difference was, I was finally doing the one thing that I had any aptitude for."
-Jon Bon Jovi,
"It's much better to attempt to trust people until they prove you wrong." Thom Yorke"
“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” Edmund Lee