Inspiration quotes

Always do what you are afraid to do. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship. Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old. Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. You become what you think about all day long. Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that. Do the things at which you are great, not what you were never made for. The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions. Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much. Every wall is a door. Even in the mud and scum of things, something always, always sings.
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you... Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question... Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't it is of no use. The aim is to balance the terror of being alive with the wonder of being alive. In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is no time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions. To seek freedom is the only driving force I know. Freedom to fly off into that infinity out there. Freedom to dissolve; to lift off; to be like the flame of a candle, which, in spite of being up against the light of a billion stars, remains intact, because it never pretended to be more than what it is: a mere candle. You say you need help. Help for what? You have everything needed for the extravagant journey that is your life. Seek and see all the marvels around you. You will get tired of looking at yourself alone, and that fatigue will make you deaf and blind to everything else. The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity. Once you decide something put all your petty fears away. Your decision should vanquish them. I will tell you time and time again, the most effective way to live is as a warrior. Worry and think before you make any decision, but once you make it, be on your way free from worries or thoughts; there will be a million other decisions still awaiting you. That's the warrior's way.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for. One love, one heart, one destiny. Love the life you live.
Live the life you love.
Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold. The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live! Don't worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright The winds that sometimes take something we love, are the same that bring us something we learn to love. Therefore we should not cry about something that was taken from us, but, yes, love what we have been given. Because what is really ours is never gone forever. When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open. The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I? Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me. To love is to risk, not being loved in return.
To hope is to risk pain.
To try is to risk failure.
But risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in my life is to risk nothing.
There will never be no love at all. You just can't live that negative way.
You know what I mean. Make way for the positive day. Cause it's a new day...
Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living. Until the end of the world,all whys will be answered,but now,you can only ask! Don't forget your history nor your destiny. You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice. We don't have education, we have inspiration; if I was educated I would be a damn fool. They will always tell you that you can't do what you want to do, but you can do what you want to do. You just have to believe in yourself. The system is to bring you down, but you can rise up.
Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure. Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving. No, I never saw an angel, but it is irrelevant whether I saw one or not. I feel their presence around me.
You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle. It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it. Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith. Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle. Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant. Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed. You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it's better to listen to what it has to say. Don't listen to the malicious comments of those friends who, never taking any risks themselves, can only see other people's failures. We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it's our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand. Don't be intimidated by other people's opinions. Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do. And, when you can't go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward. Sometimes, we are so attached to our way of life that we turn down wonderful opportunities simply because don't know what to do with it. Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him. No matter how you feel today, get up, dress up & show up. Talent is a universal gift, but it takes a lot of courage to use it. Don't be afraid to be the best. If you have a past with which you feel dissatisfied, then forget it, now. Imagine a new story for your life and believe in it. Focus only on the moments when you achieved what you desired, and that strength will help you to get what you want. Love is only a word, until we decide to let it possess us with all its force.
Love is only a word, until someone arrives to give it meaning.
Don't give up. Remember, it's always the last key on the key ring that opens the door.
Never give up. When your heart becomes tired, just walk with your legs - but move on. Close some doors today. not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere. If you believe in victory, then victory will believe in you. Everything, absolutely everything on this earth makes sense, and even the smallest things are worthy of our consideration. Everyday God gives us a moment in which it is possible to change everything that makes us unhappy. Each time we embrace someone warmly, we gain an extra day of life.

Inspiration quotes by Chuck Palahniuk

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Belief, Loss, Motivation, Humour
The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That's the only lasting thing you can create. Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything. Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart. All the effort in the world won't matter if you're not inspired. The lower you fall, the higher you'll fly. You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you're satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you've got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you. Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken! “Me with nothing left to lose, plotting my big revenge in the spotlight. Give me violent revenge fantasies as a coping mechanism. Now," those Plumbago lips say, "You are going to tell me your story like you just did. Write it all down. Tell that story over and over. Tell me your sad-assed story all night." That Brandy queen points a long bony finger at me.

"When you understand, " Brandy says, "that what you're telling is just a story. It isn't happening anymore. When you realize the story you're telling is just words, when you can crumble it up and throw your past in the trashcan," Brandy says,"then we'll figure out who you're going to be.
A river season will last as long as it takes you to reach your new
place. If you get into the river and let it take you where you need to
be, your river season will last an afternoon. But if you fear change
and struggle and hold on to the rocks, the river season will last and
last. It will not end until your body becomes exhausted, your grip
weakens, your hands slide off the rocks and the current takes you to
your new place.
But I'm here to tell you that nothing could be further from the truth. Your soul is a living, breathing, organic thing. No different than your heart or your legs. And just like your heart keeps your blood oxygenated and your legs keep you moving around, your soul gives you the ability to do amazing, beautiful things. Remember that the truth within yourself will always be greater than the truth found in these pages. These stories are here to guide us—to help us find that truth, not to tell us what it is. No one gets found in love. Everyone gets lost in it, Because love is overwhelming. Its beyond your control. You have to relinquish control to be in love. And that’s a good thing. There’s a beauty to being lost in something bigger than you. Why do bad things happen to good people?
Because it makes a good story.
It's true most superheroes have funny names. But they have to come up with these names by themselves. Think about how hard it is. Try it, right now; boil down your personality and abilities to a single phrase or image. If you can do that, you’re probably a superhero already. We are now, all of us, cinematographers for the movie of our own lives. Not the star. Not the director. Not even the writer. When you go through a tunnel- you're on a train – you go through a tunnel, the tunnel is dark, but you're still going forward. Just remember that.
But if you're not going to to get up on stage for one night because you're discouraged or something, then the train is going to stop.
Everytime you get up on stage, if it's a long tunnel, it's going to take a lot of times of going on stage before things get bright again. You keep going on stage, you go forward. Every night go on stage.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want. It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
If you lose a big fight, it will worry you all of your life. It will plague you - until you get your revenge. I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others. A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he'll never crow. I have seen the light and I'm crowing. 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. If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it. Don't count the days, make the days count. Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill. The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even. What you're thinking is what you're becoming. You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about. If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, then they can sure make something out of you. What keeps me going is goals. All through my life, I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested. We can't be brave without fear. The greatest victory in life is to rise above the material things that we once valued most. My wealth is in my knowledge of self, love, and spirituality. I don't count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.
Turn your wounds into wisdom. Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher. Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance. You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. You don't become what you want, you become what you believe. Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand. I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear. Your true passion should feel like breathing; it's that natural. Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams. Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the mext moment. Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand. As you become more clear about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you - the first time around. Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be. Meditate. Breathe consciously. Listen. Pay attention. Treasure every moment. Make the connection. The big secret in life is there is no secret. Whatever your goal. You can get there if you're willing to work. If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think. You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world. The best of times is now. It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you - always. What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine. You are built not to shrink down to less but to blossom into more. Devote today to something so daring even you can't believe you're doing it. Connect. Embrace. Liberate. Love somebody. Just one person. And then spread that to two. And as many as you can. You'll see the difference it makes. Keep your heels, head and standards high.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it. We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it. I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be. A little magic can take you a long way. There are no strangers in here, just friends you haven't met...