A person should not be defined by the worst thing they ever did, and a person should not be defined by the best thing they ever did.
I like things to happen; and if they don’t happen, I like to make them happen. –Winston Churchill
What you really want is a time machine, so you can erase all your manic behavior and start from the beginning…
The hand of fate sometimes seems to touch some of us more firmly than others.
“Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
- Steve Jobs, Stanford University commencement, 2005
I am so glad I read this. It made me smile, tear up and feel so incredibly alive and inspired.
The trick is to make yourself first useful and then necessary.
Be pretty if you can, be witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you.
I never planned to acquire a lot of jewels or a lot of husbands. For me, life happened, just as it does for anyone else. I have been supremely lucky in my life in that I have known great love, and of course I am the temporary custodian of some incredible and beautiful things. But I have never felt more alive than when I watched my children delight in something, never more alive than when I have watched a great artist perform, and never richer than when I have scored a big check to fight AIDS. Follow your passion, follow your heart, and the things you need will come.
February 9, 2011
I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.
The things people discard tell more about them than the things they keep.