I cannot fix on the hour, or the look, or the words, which laid the
foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew
that I had begun.
Open your sensitive mouth And talk to me
"I've been the cause of that ball being a torture to her instead of
a pleasure. But truly, truly it's not my fault, or only my fault a
little bit,' she said, daintily drawling the words 'a little
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
If I must be lonely, I think I'd rather be alone
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die.
Graze on my lips, and if those hills be dry,
Stray lower, where the pleasant fountains lie
Finds a streetlight, steps out of the shade
Says something like, "You and me babe, how about it?"
There is no if... just and
I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is.
Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they'e supposed to
run wild until they find someone, just as wild, to run with.
Sometimes the things you want the most don't happen, and what you
least expect happens. I don't know - you meet thousands of people
and none of them really touch you. And then you meet one person and
your life is changed forever.
I have money, it's trust and character I need around me. You know,
who you choose to be around you lets you know who you are. One car
in exchange for knowing what a man's made of? That's a price I can
You know when you hear about someone and then you meet them? That's
-What if this is it? The real thing. A love that lasts
What you describe is all in fairy tales.
-No, it's not.
And how do you know? From personal experience?
-No, I looked for it, and I didn't find it. But that doesn't mean
it doesn't exist.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing
OK, yes it's a mistake. I know it's a mistake, but there are
certain things in life where you know it's a mistake but you don't
really know it's a mistake because the only way to really know it's
a mistake is to make the mistake and look back and say 'yep, that
was a mistake.' So really, the bigger mistake would be to not make
the mistake, because then you'd go your whole life not knowing if
something is a mistake or not. And dammit, I've made no mistakes!
I've done all of this; my life, my relationship, my career,
mistake-free. Does any of this make sense to you?
-I dunno, you said mistake a lot.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
"'Maybe I did not live as I ought to have done,' it suddenly
occurred to him. 'But how could that be, when I did everything
properly?' he replied, and immediately dismissed from his mind
this, the sole solution of all the riddles of life and death, as
something quite impossible."
With a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals
your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and
"[...] stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
The Tao that can be spoken of is not the enduring and unchanging
Tao. The name that can be named is not the enduring and unchanging
Having no name, it is the Originator of heaven and earth; having a
name, it is the Mother of all things.
We should rid ourselves of desires if we wish to observe its
subtlety; we should allow our desires if we wish to see something
of its manifestations.