If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.
Truly words to live by.
When there is long, there has to be short.
They do not exist through their own nature.
Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland of Advice
How mysterious it is, to be in love. For you can be in love with one who knows nothing of you. Perhaps our greatest happiness springs from such longings — being in love with someone who is oblivious of you.
Joyce Carol Oates, Little Bird of Heaven
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
Charles Dickens, The Pidwick Papers
Every moment in your life is a turning and every one a choosing. Somewhere you made a choice. All followed to this. The accounting is scrupulous. The shape is drawn. No line can be erased. I had no belief in your ability to move a coin to your bidding. How could you? A person’s path through the world seldom changes and even more seldom will it change abruptly. And the shape of your path was visible from the beginning.
Cormac McCarthy – No Country for Old Men
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…
Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Suess
This week’s quote is somewhat similar in meaning to the one from last week – only shorter.
The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt
Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views.