This quote resonated with me as I often try to make sense of the very different parts of myself, attempting to cross out some that don’t “work” with the “cooler” or “better” other parts. Who is to say they don’t work? And who is to say the other parts are “cooler” or “better”?
Here’s one of my all time favorite quotes, straight from the mouth of one of the greatest orators ever.
“I’m just trying to make sense of the world and love folks before I die.”Cornel West, 1999
“To play so as to be relaxed and refreshed for work is not to play, and no work is well and finely done unless it, too, is a form of play.”–Alan Watts
You’re only given a little spark of madness and if you lose that, you’re nothing. – Robin Williams
If parts of everyone I was friends with was one person, only then would there be a person in the world who truly understands me. – Benjamin Defillippis
“It all seems so very arbitrary. I applied for a job at this company because they were hiring. I took a desk at the back because it was empty. But, no matter how you get there or where you end up, human beings have this miraculous gift to make that place home.”- Creed Bratton, The Office
This is a really cool quote that I think encapsulates some of what I’ve been thinking about lately. A
“My mission is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
“A man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter”
– James A. Garfield: Williams alum, President of the United States, and, most importantly, peanut butter lover
a collection of thoughts on the stars:
“I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” – Vincent van Gogh
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” —Lady Windermere’s Fan,Oscar Wilde
“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” – Carl Sagan
“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“Who has been unhooking the stars without my permission, and putting them on the table in the guise of candles?” -Les Misérables,Victor Hugo
“Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light / I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night” – “The Old Astronomer”, Sarah Williams