Oh, the Places You’ll Go

“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…”

— Dr. Seuss

Testing

“The idea that one can read books without having passed any exams is quite foreign to most young people.”
— Doris Lessing

Simple tastes

“My tastes are very simple. I like only the best.”

–Oscar Wilde

Live all you can

“Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to.”

–Henry James

Self-employed writers

“Self-employed writers are paid ‘per word, per piece, or perhaps'”

— Robert Enchley

Choices

“It is our choices, Harry, that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
― J.K. Rowling

 

Love actually is all around

“Whenver I get gloomy about the state of the world, I think of the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion is starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there–fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfiends, old friends. When the planes hit the twin towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge; they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually IS all around.”

 

— Hugh Grant, Love Actually

Those who cannot

“No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.”
― Charles Dickens

Suffering

“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.”
― Charles Dickens

The Untold Story

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

― Maya Angelou