That words could cause something in the world, make someone move or stop, laugh or cry: even as a child he had found it extraodinary and it never stopped impressing him. How did words do that? Wasn’t it like magic?
– Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon
Der beste Weg, die Zukunft vorauszusagen, ist, sie zu gestalten.
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, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
If you want something you never had, do something you have never done before.
Pain is temporary - regret is forever.
Never stop being a good person because of bad people.
Old ways don't open new doors.
Life is 10 % what happens to you and 90 % how you react to it.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Elegance is the only beatuy that never fades.
Well behaved women rarely make history.
Imperfection is beauty and madness is genius. And it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Always, always, always believe in yourself. Because if you don't, then who else will, sweetie?
Happiness is not out there, it's already in you. So count your blessings, not your problems.
Le cœur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît point
'Cause you said the brains I had went to my head"
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will be as one"
"A hundred bad days made a hundred good stories
A hundred good stories make me interesting at parties"
"Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten. Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window"
"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 times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
- The Lord of the Rings
"On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."
- Le Petit Prince
"Quando a ditadura é um facto a revolução é um dever."
- The Nighttrain to Lisbon