Quotes

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have. -Norman Peale
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You have to trust in something- your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
Steve Jobs
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To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting. — e.e. cummings

“There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it.” -Judith McNaught

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” -Albert Einstein

“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.” – C. Joybell C.

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” - Rumi

“You’re not learning if you’re comfortable.”- Debbie Beets

“Don’t hire geniuses, hire capable people.”- Larry Bradley

“The things we fear most in organizations-fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances-are the primary source of creativity.”          -Alfred Whitehead

“YOUR WORK IS GOING TO FILL A LARGE PART OF YOUR LIFE, AND THE ONLY WAY TO BE TRULY SATISFIED IS TO…LOVE WHAT YOU DO. – YOUR TIME IS LIMITED. DON’T WASTE IT LIVING SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE.” – Steve Jobs

-Steve Jobs

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art or love or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

-Neil Gaiman’s wish for 2012

“Individuals and organizations that are good react quickly to change. Individuals and organizations that are great
create change.”
-Robert Kriegel,  Sacred Cows Make The Best Burgers

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”- Winston Churchill

“LIFE’S CHALLENGES ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO PARALYZE YOU, THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO HELP YOU

DISCOVER WHO YOU ARE”. – Bernice Johnson Reagon

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” -Albert Einstein

“Luck is what happens
when preparation meets opportunity.”
-Seneca, Roman Philosopher

“I don’t love studying, I hate studying. I like learning, Learning is beautiful.” – Natalie Portman

29 Responses to “Quotes”

  1. Tinker Barnett February 28, 2012 at 4:11 am #

    Your quotes are very positive and inspiring. Keep it up!

    • Kayla Cruz February 28, 2012 at 6:49 am #

      Thank you! I definitely will :)

  2. thoughtsappear March 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Great quotes! I especially like the one about liberating your inner awesome.

    • Kayla Cruz March 20, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

      Haha glad you like them! Yes! Because, you know, we’re kind of awesome :)

  3. Erin McNaughton March 21, 2012 at 3:03 am #

    I am so excited to have come across your blog! These quotes are wonderful and resonate so deeply with me. I’m looking forward to following you and exploring some of your older posts.

    • Kayla Cruz March 21, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

      I’m so glad you like them! I’m kind of obsessed with quotes. If you like these, there’s tons more on my Tumblr (www.alwayssparkle.tumblr.com). Hope you’ll keep on reading!

  4. ToggyOrderedChowder March 21, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    Wonderful quotes! My absolute favorite was the Neil Gaiman quote! I’m going to read some books of his now. :) I realized his name was familiar to me from his “Coraline” book/movie!

    I really enjoy your blog! I admire your confidence and your passion for change and your whole-hearted belief in the progress of Gen Y. You’re very funny as well! I’ve never really thought about Gen Y, even though I am participating in it. Seems it was about time to open my eyes. :D -Diana

    • Kayla Cruz March 21, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

      Thanks, that’s so sweet! I just love writing about what moves me and this certainly does. Hope you’ll keep reading and I hope you have a great day! :)

  5. 23rddimention March 21, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    you might want to try Kahlil Gibran

    “Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” – Kahlil Gibran

    • Kayla Cruz March 21, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

      Ahhh I agree 100% :D Me gusta this!

  6. Doug's BoomerRants March 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    I am drawn to this quote from the Star Trek TNG Episode, “All Good Things”. It is made by the omnipotent character, “Q”, and seems to embellish (at least for me)… life opportunities…

    “For that one fraction of a second (the duration of our lives as it relates to the cosmos), you were open to options you had never considered. *That* is the exploration that awaits you. Not mapping stars and studying nebulae, but charting the unknown possibilities of… existence.”

  7. Fatima A. March 23, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    I love the quotes! I will definitely come back and look at them anytime I need some inspiration! :)

  8. goodluckcharmsthatwork March 30, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    Fantastic collection of quotes! Thanks for sharing!

  9. shreyanswers April 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Every quote that’s up there reflects passion. Keep it up. :) Can I ask you what are your passions in life? And does that match your profession too?

  10. Amirullah Daeng Sibali May 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    increase my spirit :-)

  11. hopeforheather October 10, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    I want to borrow some of these for my blog! :)

  12. femmevitale October 11, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    Love this blog. Keep up the great work!

  13. Cam Wilson November 15, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    A great quote from the great 13th Century Persian poet and theologian Rumi:

    “Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.”

  14. hfadaifar January 25, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

    Love how you have an entire page dedicated to great quotes!

    “You’re not learning if you’re comfortable” – Love it!

    Keep up the great work!

  15. Amy January 25, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    LOVE these quotes!! :)

  16. ParkKing January 25, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    Awesome quotes. They really resonate with me at this point in my life – maybe because we’re Gen-Yers?

    For other Gen Y blogs that have similar themes to this blog, you should check out:
    “Voices of a Lost Generation” at http://lrfuller.wordpress.com/
    and my blog at http://parkking.wordpress.com/

  17. Rahburt January 26, 2013 at 12:26 am #

    loving your positivity :)

  18. Ink Stains On My Sheets March 4, 2013 at 3:58 am #

    Thank you thank you thank you

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  20. credwards29 December 9, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    Loved the quotes :) Steve Jobs is the man!

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