Phrases for the Soul
For Women: Don't be beautiful! They keep saying that beautiful is something a girl needs to be. But honestly? Forget that. Don't be beautiful. Be angry, be intelligent, be witty, be klutzy, be interesting, be funny, be adventurous, be crazy, be talented there are an eternity of other things to be other than beautiful. And what is beautiful anyway, but a set of letters strung together to make a word? Be your own definition of amazing, always. That is so much more important than anything beautiful, ever.
- Nikita Gill
Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky - all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.
- Cesare Pavese
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.
- Eduard Hoagland
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
- Joshua J. Marine
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
- Christopher Robin to Pooh