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