Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.

Don't go through life, grow through life.

My friends, love is better than anger.

Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.

There were moments when I really just thought, I don't need anything and I don't need anyone. I just want to go away and disappear.

Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one's taking.

I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it's not the answer.

 image quote by Leonard Cohen

There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.

Achievement is talent plus preparation.

I was motivated by just thinking that if you had all this external success that everyone would love you and everything would be peaceful and wonderful.

Blame is just a lazy person's way of making sense of chaos.

There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.

It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?

You show your vulnerability through relationships, and those feelings are your soft spot. You need to have a soft spot.

 image quote by Keanu Reeves

If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, than you're a badass with a heart of an angel.

The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.

My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh.

Sorrow is easy to express and so hard to tell.

Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer. It is joy and art.

Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.

SIN: Self-Inflicted Nonsense

 image quote by Hubert Reeves

Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this is Nature he's destroying is this God he's worshiping.

Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony, which means that eighty percent of the world takes everything at face value.

A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.

I was in a very deep, dark slump, and I needed to find a way to get myself out of it. I had to force myself back out into life, back out into experiencing things.

Life is funny and it is interesting how we make it as serious as possible.

You can't get mad at weather because weather's not about you.

Apply that lesson to most other aspects of life.

Half of us are blind, few of us feel, and we are all deaf.

 image quote by Michael J. Fox

Family is not an important thing. It's everything.

Money is not real. It is a conscious agreement on measuring value.

I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection.

Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God's business.

Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.

Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes.

The eyes see only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

 image quote by Gail Vaz-Oxlade

Happy people don’t worry about what other people think about them.

I'm like a duck: calm above the water, and paddling like hell underneath.

My self-editing process is intense.

The only pressure I'm under is the pressure I've put on myself.

Two things reduce prejudice: education and laughter.

If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.

If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.

 image quote by Orlando A. Battista

An error does not become a mistake, until you refuse to correct it.

The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself.

The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.

One of the best things to do sometimes is simply to be.

Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.

The Eskimos had 52 names for snow because it was important to them;

there ought to be as many for love.

Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.

 image quote by Bobby Umar

Don't make permanent decisions based on temporary feelings.

I'm looking forward to influencing others in a positive way.

My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it.

Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear.

We meet all life's greatest tests alone.

An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.

What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us.

What you get is no longer what you see.

It was a boy's name first.

 image quote by John G. Diefenbaker

Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong.

What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.

Never pray for justice, because you might get some.