“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dali

 

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

“Keep your head up in failure and your head down in success”- Jerry Seinfeld

 

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan

 

I fill myself with love, and I send that out into the world. How others treat me is their path; how I react is mine.”- Dr. Wayne W Dyer

 

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”- Neil Gaiman

 

“Music, don’t you know, is a dream from which the veils have been lifted. It is not even the expression of a feeling, it is the feeling itself.” -Unknown

 

“The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will.’ Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.” -David Copperfield

 

“It is the struggle itself that is most important. We must strive to be more than we are. It does not matter that we will not reach our ultimate goal. The effort itself yields its own reward.” ― Gene Roddenberry

 

“Do not go gentle into that good night” (FULL POEM) by Dylan Thomas

 

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,To gain all while you give,To roam the roads of lands remote,To travel is to live.”― Hans Christian Andersen

 

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” -Nelson Mandela

 

“No matter how deep we venture into the cosmos,how many star systems we visit,or distant planets we manage to set foot on…There remains a handful of tiny invisible forcesWhose gravity we can never escapeWe are lifted by hopesWe are guided by dreamsWe are driven by love. ”– Jason Markow

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” -Shel Silverstein

 

“I have this dream where I keep all my favorite feelings in mason jars and bring them out and open them when I feel empty- I call the dream ‘Paradise’ Not because all of the feelings are happy but because I am in love with feeling a little bit of everything.”

-Christopher Poindexter

 

“The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

 

“Look to this day, for it is life. The very life of life. Within its brief span, lies all the verities and realities of your existence. The bliss of growth. The glory of action. The splendor of beauty. For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is but a vision. But, today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day.”- Bruce Lee

 

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” - Rumi

 

“Seek adventure in all things. Get uncomfortable on purpose. Lean into discomfort. Welcome struggle, hardships, & moments of despair. What good is success without them? Say YES. Try new things until you discover what you love. Once you find it, accept who you are. If it sets your soul on fire… ignite it. All we are guaranteed is this moment, right now. So grab the pen. Write your own story.” – Jason Markow

 

” To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” - The quote comes from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

 

“Attract what you expect,

Reflect what you desire.

Become what you respect,

Mirror what you admire.”

 

 

“Instead of seeing boundaries, learn to see opportunities to improve, to create, and to do unconventional things.” – Jason Zook

 

Make things. Make goals. Make memories. Make good food. Make great friends. Make bad art. Make people happy. Make opportunity. Make changes. Make love. Make ideas come to life. Make good choices. Make time for family. Make excuses to leave work early. Make a mess. Make mistakes. Make promises. Make out. Make decisions. Make music. Make movies. Make it work. Make a move. Make something. - Jason Markow
 
 
“Don’t ever be ashamed of loving the strange little things that make your weird little heart happy.”

 

” Our destiny is not determined by the number of times we stumble but by the number of times we rise up, dust ourselves off and move forward.”

 

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” -Lao Tzu

 

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault

 

“Logic will get you from A to B, Imagination will take you everywhere.” -Albert Einstein

 

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”- Abe Lincoln

 

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

 

“The thing about chaos, is that while it disturbs us, it too, forces our hearts to roar in a way we secretly find magnificent.” - Christopher Poindexter

 

Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.” ― Albert Schweitzer

 

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

 

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners. I wish someone had told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good… But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you…We all go through this… you gotta know that it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. It’s only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions.” - Ira Glass

 

“Every morning you have two choices: Continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them”

 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain

 

“The sight of the huge world put mad ideas into me, as if I could wander away, wander forever, see strange and beautiful things, one after the other.” – C.S. Lewis

 

 
 
 
“Let go of the parts of you that are anything but true. Let go of your excuses, they’re only hurting you. Let go of your past mistakes, but remember what you learn. Let go of material things;  for you’re not what you earn. Let go of all the little things you’re mad you didn’t do. Let go of your jealousy, anger, and ego too. Let go, let go of all those things and you will surely find, that letting go of everything makes it possible to shine.” – Jason Markow
 
 
“The greatest power you possess in life is your understanding that life gives you a fresh start any moment you choose to start fresh.” – Guy Finley
 
 
 
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
 
 
 
“I love you to the moon and back.”
 
 
 
“For most of us the problem isn’t that we aim too high and fail – it’s just the opposite – we aim too low and succeed.” - Sir Ken Robinson
 
 
 
“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they shall never sit in.”
 
 
 
“Forget the risk and take the fall, if it’s what you want it’s worth it all.”
 
 
 
“You can’t control the length of your life, but you can control its width and depth.”
 
 
 
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato
 
 
 
“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.”
 
 
 
 “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time” 
 
 
 
 “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work” 
 
 
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” - Ali
 
 
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told then they didn’t understand life.” -John Lennon
 
 
“When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. But that’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact. And that is everything around you you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it. You can influence it. You can build your own things that other people can use. And the minute you understand that you’ll never be the same again”- Steve Jobs
 
 
 
“Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negatives. And if things don’t work out… just take another shot.” ~unknown
 
 
 
 
“Not all those who wander are lost.” - J.R.R. Tolkien
 
 
 
“On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far, is 100% and that’s pretty good.”
 
 
“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.” - John Green
 
 
 
“There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.” – Miyamoto Musashi
 
 
“You can not stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf”
 
 
“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”
 
 
 
“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”- Henry David Thoreau
 
 
 
 
 “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.” – Buddha
 
 
 
“If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costumes and come back as a new character… Would you slow down? Or speed up?” - Chuck Palahniuk
 
 
 
“The other animals in the animal kingdom, whenever we presume some level of intelligence for them… further research shows that they’re smarter than we ever thought or cleverer than we ever gave them credit for being. Humans aren’t as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans or other animals on Earth, So maybe part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, that were ‘reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.'" - Neil DeGreasse Tyson
 
 
 

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” ― Carl Bard

 

“Don’t be afraid to be a fool. Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying “yes” begins things. Saying “yes” is how things grow. Saying “yes” leads to knowledge. “Yes” is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say yes.” - Stephen Colbert

 

“If you want to succeed you’ve got to be okay to just lose control.” - Alexis Ohanian

 

“Good things come to those who wait? No. Good things come to those who work their asses off and never give up!” - Jason Zook

 

“Live your life now. Tomorrow is promised to no one. The only things you regret are the things you did not do. Be real. Forgive. Slow down. Be yourself, you are beautiful. Have the courage to live a life that is true to yourself, not the life others expect of you. Play more, think less. Your first decision each day is the most important. Choose happiness. Make time for family; in the end, they are everything. Be intentional in your living; strive to create beautiful moments. Tell the people you love what you appreciate about them; speak from the heart. They might cry. A dream unfulfilled is a tragedy. Be crazy about something. Honor your promises.  You have a great bottle of wine; drink it. Sometimes we are scared. It’s OK. Go on an adventure. Shared experience are precious beyond measure. Achievement tastes most sweet when at first we dare to fail. Don’t wait for a special occasion; life is a special occasion. Live Joyfully.”

 

“Love is what we take with us wherever we go.”

 

“Life isn’t about waiting out the storm. Life is about learning to dance in the rain.”

 

“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.” - Anthony Robbins

 

“Legacy is greater than currency.” – GaryVaynerchuk 

 

"However, I am no nihilist. I am not even a cynic. I am, actually, rather romantic. And here’s my idea of romance: You will soon be dead. Life will sometimes seem long and tough and, god, it’s tiring. And you will sometimes be happy and sometimes sad. And then you’ll be old. And then you’ll be dead. There is only one sensible thing to do with this empty existence, and that is: fill it. Not fillet. Fill. It. And in my opinion (until I change it), life is best filled by learning as much as you can about as much as you can, taking pride in whatever you’re doing, having compassion, sharing ideas, running(!), being enthusiastic. And then there’s love, and travel, and wine, and sex, and art, and kids, and giving, and mountain climbing … but you know all that stuff already. It’s an incredibly exciting thing, this one, meaningless life of yours." - Tim Minchin