Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
You donât forget the face of the person who was your last hope.
When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.
I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours.
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes…you’re Doing Something.
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
” Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope.
They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.
You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Only in the darkness can you see the stars.
-Martin Luther King Jr.
If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.
She wasn’t bitter. She was sad, though. But it was a hopeful kind of sad. The kind of sad that just takes time.
Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.
-Pearl S. Buck
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…
If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
If youre a pretender com sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin
Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.
In a time of destruction, create something.
-Maxine Hong Kingston
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.
When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.
There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.
It is often in the darkest
skies that we see the