Inspiration & fun, pics & quotes

Some of this is truly inspirational.

Others just made me smile on a long day in the office or during a bad moment.

Feel free to copy or share and send me your own personal favourites!

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“Surfing is kind of a good metaphor for the rest of life. The extremely good stuff – chocolate and great sex and weddings and hilarious jokes – fills a minute portion of an adult lifespan. The rest of life is the paddling: work, paying bills, flossing, getting sick, dying.”

Jaimal Yogis, Saltwater Buddha

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“One step, the next step, is all you ever have to take.” Martha Beck

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“Take risks because failure is better than regret.” Yali Sharon from LiveUnbound

“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.” Charles Chaplin

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“To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it.” Charles Chaplin

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” Charles Chaplin

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“Happiness is a myth. It was invented to make us buy new things.” Gregory David Roberts

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“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them. Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama

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“We think too much and feel too little.” Charles Chaplin

“Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.” Charles Chaplin

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“There are no mistakes. Only new paths to explore.” Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

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“Luck is what happens to you when fate gets tired of waiting” Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

“Every human heart beat is a universe of possibilities.” Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

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“The past reflects eternally between two mirrors -the bright mirror of words and deeds, and the dark one, full of things we didn’t do or say.” Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

“Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope. Sometimes we cry with everything except tears.” Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

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“One of the reasons why we crave love, and seek it so desperately, is that love is the only cure for loneliness, and shame, and sorrow. But some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again. Some truths about yourself are so painful that only shame can help you live with them. And some things are just so sad that only your soul can do the crying for you.” Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

“Men reveal what they think when they look away, and what they feel when they hesitate. With women, it’s the other way around” Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

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“Enjoy yourself.  It’s later than you think.” Chinese Proverb

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“Do not take life too seriously.  You will never get out of it alive.” Elbert Hubbard

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“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.”  Abraham Lincoln

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We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.  ~Japanese Proverb

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“at first, when we truly love someone, our greatest fear is that the loved one will stop loving us. what we should fear and dread, of course, is that we wont stop loving them, even after they are dead and gone. for i still love you with the whole of my heart. i still love you. and sometimes, my friend, the love that i have and cant give to you, crushed the breast from my chest. soemtimes, even now, my heart is drowning in a sorrow that has no stars without you, and no laughter, and no sleep.” Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

“She loved the guy. She did it for him. She would’ve done anything for him. Some people are like that. Some loves are like that. Most loves are like that, from what I can see. Your heart starts to feel like an overcrowded lifeboat. You throw your pride out to keep it afloat, and your self-respect and your independence. After a while you start throwing people out—your friends, everyone you used to know. And it’s still not enough. The lifeboat is still sinking, and you know it’s going to take you down with it. I’ve seen that happen to a lot of people here. I think that’s why I’m sick of love.” Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

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“Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead.” Scottish Proverb

“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” Thomas La Mance

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“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.” Hector Berlioz

“Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.” Cynthia Nelms

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“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” St. Augustine

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“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt

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“Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.” Swedish Proverb

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“Happiness?  That’s nothing more than health and a poor memory.” Albert Schweitzer

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“The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn’t commit when he had the opportunity.” Helen Rowland

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“I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.” Ancient Persian Saying

“My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.” Louis Adam

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“Happiness and sadness run parallel to each other.  When one takes a rest, the other one tends to take up the slack.” Hazelmarie Elliott (“Mattie”)

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“If you search the world for happiness, you may find it in the end, for the world is round and will lead you back to your door.” Robert Brault,

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