"It does not interest me how old you are. But if you will risk to look like a fool for your dream and for the adventure of being alive."
"The best kind of pride is that which compels a man to do his very best when no one is watching."
"Go slow. Stop thinking. Look around. You might see something beautiful."
Writer, Joel L. Swerdlow
"When you are ill at ease in heart, take a walk. Do anything that has to be done. Walk it out. Walk alone in the hills, in the mountains. Be strong in the heart, nothing lasts forever."
"I can hear the melancholy sound of the caravans' bronze bells, that song of the desert, unchanged through thousands of years."
Swedish Geographer, Sven Hedin
"Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."
"The only true wisdom lives far from mankind, out in the great lonliness, and can be reached only through suffering."
Caribou Eskimo, Sharman
"All the warm nights/ sleep in the moonlight/ Keep letting it go to you/ do this all your life/ and you will shine outward/ in old age/ the moon will think/ you are the moon"
Cree Indian's Poetry
"Destiny is what we are supposed to do in our lives. Fate is what kicks us in the ass to make us do it."
Writer, Henry Miller
"People claim the land by creating sacred sites, by mythologizing the animals and plants-they invest the land with spiritual powers."
"The face of the water, in time, became a wonderfull book-a book,which told its mind to me without reserve, delivering its most cherished secrets as clearly as if it had uttered them with a voice. And it was not a book to be read once and thrown aside, for it had a new story to tell everyday. Throughout the long hundreds of miles there never was a page that was void of interest, one that you were meant to skip, thinking you could find higher enjoyment in some other things."
Mark Twain in his book, Life on the Mississippi
"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the wolrd cries and you rejoice"
"If a door opens and if you don't take a step, you will never see what's on the other side"
"If it is impossible, it is worth trying"
"I see drawings and pictures in the poorest huts, in the dirtiest corner. No result of my work could please me better than that ordinary working people would hang such prints in their room or workshop. I shall be poor, I shall be a painter: I want to stay human."
Vincen Van Gogh
"All my life," he said, "I have searched for the treasure. I have sought it in the high places, and in the narrow. I have sought it in deep jungles, and at the ends of rivers, and in dark caverns-and yet have not found it." /"Instead, at the end of every trail, I have found you awaiting me. And now you have become familiar to me, though I cannot say I know you well. Who are you?"/ And the stranger answered:"Thyself."
From an old tale
"The acquisition of riches has been for many men, not an end, but a change, of troubles. I do not wonder. For the fault is not in the wealth, but in the mind itself. That which had made poverty a burden to us, has made riches also a burden. Just as it matters little whether you lay a sick man on a wooden or on a golden bed, for whithersoever he be moved he will carry his malady with him; so one need not care whether the disease mind is bestowed upon riches or poverty. His malady goes with the man."
Seneca ad Lucilium
"Stand right behind your dream for you are the only one who can push it. Make sacrifice. Walk all the way with your dream."
"The person who is responsible for your failure or success is you."