ďIíd rather attempt to do something great and fail than
to attempt to do nothing and succeed.Ē
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
FIND YOUR LOVE
You know that dream you carry around with you each day? It's kinda important.
Wasn't it what you were
put on planet earth to do? They say everyone has a
calling, can you still hear it? Doesn't it eat away at
I do this because I must. I do this because it makes me feel more alive than anything else I do. I stand in the spotlight and everyone is waiting for me to speak. People will sit in dark theatres watching our work and waiting for us to help them feel. Everyone wants the magic.
"Actors are some of the most driven, courageous people on
"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the
chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of
initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of
which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one
definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of
things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A
whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor
all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance,
which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you
do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in
it. Begin it now."
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
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 and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesnít serve the world.
Thereís nothing enlightened about shrinking so other people wonít feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
Itís not just in some of us; itís in everyone.
And as we let our 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.
"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!"
"To laugh often and
much; to win the respect of intelligent people and
the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find
the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a
healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know
even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to