Here I am alive, and it’s not my fault, so I have to try and get by as best I can without hurting anybody until death takes over.
More quotes by Leo Tolstoy
Instead of going to Paris to attend lectures, go to the public library, and you won’t come out for twenty years, if you really wish to learn.
In the best, the friendliest and simplest relations flattery or praise is necessary, just as grease is necessary to keep wheels turning.
More quotes about Life
I think everyone has their own set of problems, and sometimes I feel I’m in the middle of the biggest challenge of my life just trying to maintain normalcy in a kind of crazy lifestyle.
Drama and crisis are currency to them because they love the power to make people react. They thrive on a good fight, a good scandal, a good drama.
One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldnt do.
I tell you, if you’re in the front row of the parade and you stop walking, pretty soon you’re back in the tuba section. And if you want to lead the parade you’ve got to keep moving.
Willpower is a myth. The problem with trying to use willpower to achieve and sustain a behavioral change is that it is fueled by emotion. And as we all know, our emotions are, at best, fickle. They come and go. When your emotions start running down — and they will — even your best-laid plans will fall flat.
Try to imagine what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up… now try to imagine what it was like to wake up having never gone to sleep.
I had learned one of the bitter lessons of life: never try to regain the past, the fire will have become ashes.