My Favorite Quotes

These quotes really get to me.  They help motivate me when writing or when doing any endeavor, really, and simply bring a smile to my face.  I've found them over time, while browsing or reading.  I hope you like them too! 

"All men are brothers, like the seas throughout the world, so why do winds and waves clash so fiercely everywhere?"  -Emperor Hirohito 

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."  -Walt Disney 

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever."  -M.K. Gandhi 

"You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  You're on your own.  And you know what you know.  You are the guy who'll decide where to go."  -Dr. Seuss 

"The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken."  -Henry W. Longfellow 

"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine."  -Ralph Waldo Emerson 

"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up."  -Paul Valery 

"You have enemies?  Good.  That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."  -Winston Churchill 

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."  -Albert Einstein

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."  -Judy Garland

"If there is a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."  -Toni Morrison 

"They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them."  -Author Unknown 

"Everything happens for a reason.  People change so that you can learn to let go; things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they're right; you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself; and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."  -Author Unknown   

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers."  -Charles W. Eliot 

"If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."  -J.K. Rowling 

And another from the incredible J.K. Rowling...

"We've all got both light and dark inside us.  What matters is the part we choose to act on.  That's who we really are."  -J.K. Rowling