“‘s pt. II

This one time, I wrote a post about my favorite quotes.  And then I wanted to do it again.

I am glad to the brink of fear– Ralph Waldo Emerson

I was re-introduced to this quote when I saw it tattooed on a friend’s back, and quickly was reminded how awesome it is. From Emerson’s “Nature,” the quote describes his walk through the Boston Commons (and my friend, fittingly, lived in Boston for awhile.) But that’s how I want to live: being so happy that I’m almost afraid of losing it — of being in perpetual awe when seized by experience, both the good and not so good.

I mused for a few moments on the question of which was worse, to lead a life so boring that you are easily enchanted, or a life so full of stimulus you are easily bored-Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is my writing hero. And if he wasn’t overweight, married, and sixty years old, I’d try to go for it. But either way, this quote is all sorts of awesome, and the second half deeeefinitely applies to me (and luckily I think the first part is what’s “worse”)

When you’re creating your own shit, man, even the sky ain’t the limit – Miles Davis

Miles is at it again. As if his tunes weren’t enough, this Prince of Darkness also kills it in the word department. And he’s right, isn’t he? Who says we should be creating any limits? Didn’t Kanye say we could touch the sky anyway?

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none – William Shakespeare

I try to do this, though I may trust people a little toooo much (but then can I wrong them?) But I do love everyone. I love you! I really do.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results -Albert Einstein

Einstein was pretty smart, I gueeess. This quote can be applied to like..everything in life, and I love it. I’ve thought about this a lot lately with my running; in the last 6 months I’ve been running less and lifting more, and I’ve become able to run significantly faster and farther. Guess he got more than e=mc2 right!

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm- David Henry Thoreau

Truth. I will never outlive enthusiasm. Ever.

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work― Thomas Edison

I really like this quote, since it makes you re-evaluate what failing really means. Maybe we never really do fail, we just don’t get it right the first (or second, or eighth) time.

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent – Victor Hugo

I’ve always felt that music is this bottled up emotion that has just been waaaaiting to be released. And of course you can’t really say outloud what its expressing, but you feel it, and maybe can only say it to yourself in your head.

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night- Steve Martin

lol Steve Martin.

About Laura

marketing director at Possible. formerly at Greatist. Still running, finding zen, and searching for the perfect bloody mary.

Posted on March 24, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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