Tuesday, February 3, 2015

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" - Audrey

To over 24,000 people (potentially) reading this,

I’m no wordsmith, but I always appreciate great quotes. Below are some of my and my favorite people’s favorite quotes, in no particular order. Feel free to respond with your favorite quote!

“For each minute you’re angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.” – Anonymous

“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

“Why don’t they give us things we can actually use? I don’t need a thinner phone. You know what I need? I need a tortilla chip that can support the weight of guacamole.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“Help ever, hurt never.” – Sathya Sai Baba

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

“Justice is what love looks like in public.” – Cornel West (Thank you, Laverne Cox, for telling an amazing story here at Duke University last week!)

“You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretzky

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“If you don’t have any shadows, you’re not standing in the light.” – Lady Gaga

“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.” – Randy Pausch

“I could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at me.” – Taylor Swift

“To dream of the person you wish to be is to waste the person you are.” – Anonymous

“Astrophysicists assure us the universe has no center; therefore, you cannot be it.” – David McCullough (Listen to his 2012 commencement address at Wellesley High School.)

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you’re a real artist, you follow your intuition and your integrity and you do things because they fill your heart and give you reasons to live.” – Lykke Li

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” – Randy Pausch

“It’s better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” – Cyril Connolly

“I’m not great at the advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?” – Chandler Bing, Friends

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than you.” – Dr. Seuss

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour, or a day, or even a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. However, if you quit that pain will last forever.” – Eric Thomas

“Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.” – Stephen King

“Be the rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

“Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.” – Coach Taylor, Friday Night Lights

“Better to be the one who smiled than the one who didn’t smile back.” - Anonymous

Life is good.

#coach1k (Go Blue Devils!!)

Danielle Lefland
daniellelef2[AT]gmail.com
Durham, North Carolina

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