Tag Archives: quotes

Mountains Calling

(quote: John Muir // photo: me)

Choices

You are where you are today because you’ve chosen to be there.

– Harry Browne

Life Pursuits

“There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue those.”

– Michael Nolan

Wishbones

“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.”

– Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

Farther

The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, “Thus far and no farther.”

-Ludwig van Beethoven

Life is like…

bicycle

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Stripes with Plaid

Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.

-Albert Einstein

Education

From today’s venti hot chocolate:

Our prejudices arise from the fear of things we do not understand. If my generation has a single goal, it must be to promote education — education that advances us not only technologically, but also intuitively and emotionally. In today’s fast-paced world, advancing has to mean more than scientific discovery; it is our responsibility to force ourselves beyond our comfort zones and become knowledgeable about the people around us.

– Jessica Arden Ettinger, Starbucks customer and student at the University of Virginia

Commitment

From today’s grande white mocha:

The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating — in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life.

– Anne Morriss, Starbucks customer from New York City (she describes herself as an “organization builder, restless American citizen, optimist.”)