An old typewriter and a big idea

I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy to finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one area where I truly belonged.

I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter, and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

~ J.K. Rowling

Everything flows

Everything flows and nothing stays.
Everything flows and nothing abides.
Everything gives way and nothing stays fixed.
Everything flows; nothing remains.
All is flux, nothing is stationary.
All is flux, nothing stays still.
All flows, nothing stays.

~ Heraclitus of Ephesus

There are good

There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.

~ Thomas Carlyle

Always be yourself

“Always be yourself, unless you can be a narwhal.”

~ Author Unknown


Good resolutions

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.

~ Oscar Wilde,

Good parties

Good parties create a temporary youthfulness.

~ Mason Cooley

Character

Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.

~ Cavett Robert