I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won't mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever.... connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.
Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
If you're reading this... Congratulations, you're alive. If that's not something to smile about, then I don't know what is.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.
It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..
Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.