Some quotes I live by:

  • Ah nao ser eu toda a gente e toda a parte! (Lison Story, movie from Wim Wenders)
  • Guardala in faccia la realta’, e’ meno dura (Dillo alla Luna, song of Vasco Rossi)
  • To die is nothing, but is terrible not to live. (The Miserables, book of Victor Hugo)
  • “We do not see the world as it is. We see the world as we are.” (disputed)
  • No reason is needed for loving (The Alchemist, book of Paulo Coehlo)
  • L’eleganza non e’ farsi notare, ma farsi ricordare (Giorgio Armani)
  • The problem is, she doesn’t have enough of the superficial things that really matter. (movie Alfie)
  • “The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.” (James Matthew Barrie)
  • Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go, it’s one of the best. (Woody Allen)
  • “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”, Samuel Beckett, Worstward Ho
  • 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. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain
  • Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. (Seneca)
  • It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. (Seneca)
  • Doing the unrealistic is easier than doing the realistic. (Tim Ferriss)
  • Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful. (Mark Victor Hansen)
  • A ship in harbor is safe but that is not what ships are built for. ~John A. Shedd / Salt from My Attic, 1928
  • “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  • Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler  – Albert Einstein
  • “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win” – (Gandhi)
  • “Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.” – George Bernard Shaw
  • “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.” ~Reinhold Niebuhr, The Serenity Prayer
  • “I can accept failure but I can’t accept not trying.”, Michael Jordan
  • “The antidote to exhaustion is not necessarily rest. The antidote to exhaustion is wholeheartedness. The reason you are so exhausted is that much of what you are doing you have no affection for. You’re doing it because you have an abstract idea that this is what you ’should’ be doing.” -David Whyte
  • “The best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations.” (Eli Khamarov)
  • An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
    Bill Vaughan
  • The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.
    G. K. Chesterton
  • Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. (Mahatma Gandhi)
  • I don’t spend a nickel, if I can help it, unless it somehow profits my mileage account. (movie “Up in the Air”)
  • “It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can.” — Sydney Smith
  • Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. — Chuang Tzu
  • Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage (Anais Nin)


From Friends:

  • Life shouldn’t be good or bad, life should be intense (AC)
  • La vida sin drama esta aburrita! (Zayda)
  • Learned once again that the most “Connected” people are the one’s without lap tops, Ipads, computers, Cell phones, and TV’s… (Ana Leguisamo)

Personal Rubbish:

  • I met a girl, she’s half Dutch and half interesting.
  • Here, the wrong things we do them well.
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