Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.

Life is not measured by the number of breathes we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.

If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are—if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
(Joseph John Campbell)

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
(Mark Twain)

If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.”
(T.S. Eliot)

Get busy living, or get busy dying.
(Andy Dufresne – Shawshank Redemption)

When i was five years old my mom always told me that happiness was the key to life. 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 didnt understand the assignment and i told them they didnt understand life.

It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.
(Jackie Joyner-Kersee)

Not all who wander are lost.

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
(Albert Pike)

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost
almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the
game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and
over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
(Michael Jordan)

Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them.

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

“If everything is under control, you are going too slow.”
(Mario Andretti)

Opportunity doesn’t knock, it stumbles around aimlessly waiting for someone to take control.

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
(Harold Macmillan)

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
(Herman Cain)

Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.
(Kurt Wilhelm Marek )

A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
(Rita Mae Brown)

In this life we cannot always do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
(Mother Teresa)

What lies behind us & what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
(R W Emerson)

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of the {God/Universe} that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
(Marianne Williamson)

About the Author

A Digital Media Design Student in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Avid learner / traveler / amateur photographer / hiker / snowboarder / road-biker / long-boarder / wake-boarder / kite-boarder / & surfer in training. Significant roles to date: optimist, son, brother, uncle, godfather & friend. Career background: Financial Analysis & Business Management.