“You must learn her.
You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.
You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.
And, this is how you keep her.”
— Junot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her
I don’t know where this is from or who wrote it but…whoa.
“Work for a cause, not for applause. Life life to express, not to impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt.”
—I have no idea where this quote is from but I LOVE it.
“Each child is living the only life he has — the only one he will ever have. The least we can do is not diminish it.”
“Some people can give thousands of reasons why they CANNOT succeed at something when all they need is one reason why they CAN succeed.”
—The First Days of School (Harry & Rosemary Wong)
“Take a moment to love and don’t ask why.”
—"Take a Moment" - Armin Van Buuren
“The difficulties that we experience allows us to push past the things we “think” we understand and becoming things we “do” understand.”
“Sometimes you are aware when your great moments are happening, and sometimes they rise from the past. Perhaps in the same with people.”
—James Salter, Burning the Days
“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.”
― Ann Landers