“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” 

― Agatha Christie

 “I disregard the proportions, the measures, the tempo of the ordinary world. I refuse to live in the ordinary world as ordinary women. To enter ordinary relationships. I want ecstasy. I am a neurotic — in the sense that I live in my world. I will not adjust myself to the world. I am adjusted to myself.” 

― Anaïs Nin

“The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.” 

― Edith Södergran

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream

A dream you dream together is reality"
Yoko Ono

 "What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” 

― Jane Goodall

 “One does not surrender a life in an instant. That which is lifelong can only be surrendered in a lifetime.” 

― Elisabeth Elliot

 “I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.” 

― Katharine Hepburn

Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments." ― Rose Kennedy

 “The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for." - Mother Teresa

"The more a man knows, the more he forgives." ― Catherine the Great (or woman!)


  "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world Anne Frank

 “That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.” 

― Simone de Beauvoir
Janis Joplin and quote by her

  One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.

Joan of Arc

 “Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.” ― Coco Chanel

"I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.” ― Simone de Beauvoir

 “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ― Maya Angelou

 “Hope costs nothing. ”  ― Colette

 "Fear is always with us, but we just don't have time for it."― Hillary Rodham Clinton 

“No woman really wants a man to carry her off; she only wants him to want to do it.”
― Elizabeth Peters, author

 You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” 

― Mae West