Quotes

“No rules.”

- Katherine Pierce, The Vampire Diaries

“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, everyday.”

- David Foster Wallace, This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

“What is the trouble? The trouble lies in their lack of self-confidence. If you do not have enough self-confidence, you will busily submit yourself to all kinds of external conditions and transformations, and be enslaved and turned around by them and lose your freedom. But if you can stop the mind that seeks [those external conditions] in every instant of thought, you will then be no different from the old masters.”

- Master I-hsüan

“It's okay.”

- Dear Hex

“I figure life's a gift and I don't intend on wasting it. You don't know what hand you're gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you... to make each day count.”

- Jack Dawson, Titanic

“I leave you with two thoughts: First, Ghandi said: 'Be the change you wish to see in the world.' I find great motivation in this simple but piercing thought. You can build your life around this ideal. Second, my mentor in college, Henry Leitner, introduced me to the phrase 'Carpe Diem', not as some trite phrase, but as a way to live life. What does it mean? Literally, 'sieze the day'. But what does that mean? I think it is very closely related to what Ghandi said. It means to try today to be your ideal self, the one you envision yourself to be. Be proactive. Shape yourself by intention. Live actively. Be the change you wish to see in the world, the change you wish to see in yourself. And do it today. Every day. Carpe diem.”

- David Kosbie, CMU

“You got a loooooot of time. For now you only need to figure out two things: what you're interested in and who you really care about.”

- Zach

“You wanna know what takes real courage? Keeping your mouth shut no matter what you might be feeling. Holding it all together when the stakes are this high.”

- Francis J. Underwood, House of Cards

“It's what you do right now that makes a difference.”

- Sgt. Jeff Struecker, Black Hawk Down

“愛·堅持”

- R

“Hakuna Matata!”

- The Lion King

“Take it easy, folks.”

- Elliott Walters, ICC

“堅持實幹 保持年輕”

- R

“享受成長中的從容,享受成人后的大度。”

- 王青,美國的富裕在哪裡?

“耐心等候 安靜從容”

- R

“冥冥之中自有天意 圓滿之前必有曲折”

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“If you wanna lose yourself, you have to lose yourself in another person. And she has to lose yourself in you. It's a two-way thing.”

- Esther, Don Jon

“If your number is up, no point in worrying.”

- Napoleon's battlefield philosophy, Napoleon Bonaparte: An Intimate Biography by Vincent Cronin.

“建立自我 追求無我”

- Ka-shing Li

“My heart is in the work.”

- Andrew Carnegie