Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new. —Ursula K. Le Guin
Emotional dependency is not immature or pathological; it is our greatest strength.
- from The Love Secret by Sue Johnson
He who has a "why" to live for can bear almost any "how".
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Ships don’t sink because of the water around. Ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what happens around you get inside of you and drag you down.
When we are without joy, we grope in the dark. When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom. Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things are. – from A Woman's Worth by Marianne Williamson
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
-- Albert Einstein
If you must label my child as something, "super awesome" will do just fine.
If we plant a seed in a desert and it fails to grow, do we ask, "What is wrong with the seed?" No. The real conspiracy lays in this: to look at the environment around the seed and to ask, "what must change in this environment such that the seed can grow?"
–– Pat Deegan from "Recovery and the Conspiracy of Hope"
This is a collection of quotes that reflects in my interest in how people grow, change and become more fully who they want to be.