Quotes: On Curiousity


“The cure for boredom is curiosity.”
-National Geographic

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. Let’s ask the cat.”
-Paula Peralejo

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
–Walt Disney

“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.”
-Walt Disney


Quotes: On Fear

“Fear is our greatest enemy, and if we conquer that, what else can we not face?”
–Paula Peralejo

“Monsters are real. Ghosts are real, too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”
-Stephen King

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
-President Theodore Roosevelt

“A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.”
-Edgar Watson Howe

“A warrior of light, once he has done his duty and transformed his intention into gesture, need fear nothing else: He has done what he should have done. He did not allow himself to be paralyzed by fear. Even if the arrow failed to hit the target, he will have another opportunity, because he did not give in to cowardice.”
-Paulo Coelho

“If we are intimidated, we do not deserve freedom. So it is really a test of one’s capacity to be free. Because if you can be intimidated, you deserve to be a slave.”
–Dr. Francisco Nemenzo, Jr.

“The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists.”
–Who Moved My Cheese?

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”
–Who Moved My Cheese?

“Is fear causing you to run from something that isn’t after you?

“The greatest mistake we will make is living in constant fear that we will make one.”
–John Maxwell

graphic from http://www.insightinciteschange.blogspot.com

Quotes: On Courage

“Courage is not the absence of fear. Rather, the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.”

“A ship in a harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”
–William Shedd

“The important thing is not to be bitter over life’s difficulties. Learn to let go of the past and recognize that everyday won’t be sunny. And when you find yourself lost in blackness and despair, remember: It is only in the black of night that you see stars and those stars will lead you back home. So don’t be afraid to make mistakes, to stumble, to fall. Because most of the time, the greatest rewards come from doing things that scare you the most.”

“Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.”

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
-Winston Churchill

“When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.”
-Author Unknown

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” — Anais Nin

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog that matters.”
–Francis Kong

“Courage is not about taking a life; it’s but knowing when to spare one.”
-Gandalf, The Hobbit (An Unexpected Journey)

“A warrior of light, once he has done his duty and transformed his intention into gesture, need fear nothing else: He has done what he should have done. He did not allow himself to be paralyzed by fear. Even if the arrow failed to hit the target, he will have another opportunity, because he did not give in to cowardice.”
–Paulo Coelho, The Way of the Bow, Like A Flowing River

“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”
-Edmund Hillar, the first to climb Mount Everest

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.”
– Eddie Rickenbacker

Movie Quotes: Hairspray

“Love is a gift. Lotta people don’t remember that. So you two better brace yourself for a whole lot of ugly coming at you from a never ending parade of stupid.”
-Motor Mouth May Belle

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Some folks can’t stand it , say time is a bandit, but I take the opposite view
Cause when I need a lift, time brings a gift, another day with you

Some folks don’t get it, but we never fret it, cause we know that time is our friend
yeah, its plain to see, that you’re stuck with me, until the bitter end


Without love
Life is like the seasons with
No summer
Without love
Life is rock ‘n’ roll without
A drummer
‘Cause without love
Life is like a beat that you can’t follow
Without love
Life is Doris Day at the Apollo
Darling, i’ll be yours forever
‘Cause i never wanna be
Without love
So darlin never set me free

Movie Quotes: Invictus

You’re risking your future as our leader.
Nelson Mandela: The day I’m afraid to do that is the day I’m no longer fit to lead.

“We need inspiration because in order to build a nation, we must all exceed our expectations.”
-Nelson Mandela

“You criticize without understanding. You seek only to address your own, personal feelings. That is selfish thinking. It does not serve the nation.”
-Nelson Mandela

“You know times change, and we need to change this one.”
-Francois Pienaar

“I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.”
-From the poem INVICTUS


I first saw this in Facebook, then learned about them HERE.

Before watching the video, read the caption I read from Facebook:


One day a son asks his father: “Daddy, will you run the marathon with me?” The father answers yes and both ran their first marathon together.

One day, the son asks his father if he wants to run the marathon with him again and the father answers yes. They both run the marathon together again.

Then one day the son asks his father: “Daddy, will you run the Ironman with me?” (the Ironman is the toughest…it requires a 4km swim, 180km biking and 42km running). The father says yes again. This all sounds easy…but check this video.

I don’t know about you, but this made me cry a bucket. One of the most inspiring videos I’ve ever seen. Make sure you have tissue beside you 🙂 

Rick & Dick (aka TEAM HOYT), more power to you guys. You are truly amazing and inspiring people. Keep it up!:)

Quotes: On Death & Dying

photo from http://www.google.com (jameswoodward.wordpress.com)

Rose: I’m not in shock, dear. I know that Jonathan’s gone. I do miss him. I can’t even say his name without dying a little. But, to be honest, I haven’t cried because I’ve had no reason to. I have every reason to be sad, but I don’t have any reason to mourn. People grieve when things end. Nothing has ended tonight. One of us has simply gone ahead as we always knew it would have to be. But there is not place Jonathan can go…
Shelley: where you can’t follow.
Rose: Yes, in time.
-Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
-Steve Jobs

And DEATH is possibly the most important thing. We are all walking towards death, but we never know when death will touch us and it is our duty, therefore, to look around us, to be grateful for each minute. But we should also be grateful to death, because it makes us think about the importance of each division we take, or fail to take; it makes us stop doing anything that keeps us stuck in the category of the ‘living dead’ and, instead, urges us to risk everything, to bet everything on those things we always dreamed of doing, because whether we like it or not, the angel of death is waiting for us.
-Paulo Coelho

“Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we are no longer here.”

“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born and hadn’t suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”
Mark Twain

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”
– Cherokee Expression

“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.”
— Leonardo da Vinci

 “Somebody ought to tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit every minute of every day. Do it, I say, whatever you want to do, do it now.”
— Michael Landon

 “Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.”
— Alan Sachs

“I do not want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”
-Diane Ackerman

“I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending, that haunts our sleep so much as the fear that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived.”
– Harold Kushner

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”
-W. M. Lewis

“Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life is meant to be.”
— Steve Pavlina

Movie Quotes: The Secretariat

“Don’t let them fool you, darling. It’s not whether they think we won, it’s whether we think we won. You run your race, Penny.”

“I always knew where you stood, and I’m grateful, so grateful for the way you showed me what it was to stand up in the world, and live the way you believe.”

“His legacy to me isn’t money. It’s his will to win if you can, and live with it if you can’t.”

“This isn’t about going back. This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it, because you’ll never know how far you can go unless you run.”

“I realized something: I already won. I’m here. I didn’t quit.”

Movie Quotes: The Next Three Days

“Could it be about how rational thought destroys your soul? Could it be about the triumph of irrationality and the power that’s in there? Now, we spend a lot of time trying to organize the world; we build clocks and calendars and we try to predict the weather. But what part of our life is truly under our control? What if we choose to exist purely in a reality of our own making? Does that render us insane? And if it does, isn’t that better than a world of despair?”

“Escaping is easy; the hardest part is staying free.”