Goals Quotes

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us

Friday, August 26th, 2011
shell in the palm of a hand

“Always after a defeat and a respite, the Shadow takes another shape and grows again.”

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.

“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such…”

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Without mysteries, life would be very dull indeed. What would be left to strive for if everything were known?

Sunday, July 24th, 2011
mask swimmer

We are shaped by our experiences, and no matter where those experiences occur, they are still valid. The things you have seen and done don’t lose their resonance because you can only hold them in your memory. In that sense there is little difference between…

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Now is the only time there ever is to do a thing in

Sunday, February 20th, 2011
leaf and skyline

“…I want you to give me a deed of gift, or some legal paper.”

“Well, well,” said St. Clare, “I will;” and he sat down, and unfolded a newspaper to read.

“But I want it done now,” said Miss Ophelia.

“What’s your hurry?”

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The real trouble comes from not knowing what we really want in the first place

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
mismatched eyes

He looks at me with those mismatched eyes of his, pretending he’s as guileless as a newborn babe, but while my father might have made some mistakes in his life, raising me to be stupid wasn’t one of…

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You must do the thing you think you cannot do

Friday, May 14th, 2010
climbing to the top

The encouraging thing is that every time you meet a situation, though you may think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it you…

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One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a long time

Saturday, April 17th, 2010
water, no shore

To what use am I to put it? Is it by aiming at a goal? But how to choose such a goal? How know what it is before reaching it?”

“To live without a goal, is to give oneself up to chance.”

“I am afraid you don’t understand. When…

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The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it

Monday, March 29th, 2010
waterfall path

a Romany saying

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Your mission now is to ask yourself every day, ‘Am I doing what I want to be doing?’

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
puddle jumping

And I do ask myself that, every day. I try to make the answer yes, even if it requires saying the word no and disappointing someone.

My experience was about letting go. It was about really experiencing all that was happening at the deepest…

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There is not simply a new world to be gained, there is an old world that must be reclaimed

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

There are countless vanished and forgotten women who are nonetheless eager to speak to her – from Frances Harper and Anne Spencer to Dorothey West – but she must work to find them, to free them from their neglect…

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Brick walls are there for a reason. They give us a chance to show how badly we want something.

Friday, January 1st, 2010
brick wall

“Be supportive,” my mom said. “If you love her, support her.”

And so I did that. I spent that week teaching, hanging out in an office up the hall from Jai. I stopped by a couple of times, however, just to see if she was all right. “I just…

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You pilot always into an unknown future

Saturday, December 26th, 2009
star chart

What are the facts? Again and again and again – what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable…

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Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

Monday, December 14th, 2009

An artist is a creature driven by demons. He don’t know why they chose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why. He is completely amoral in that he will rob, borrow, beg or steal from anybody and everybody to…

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