"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her; but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cars in order to win the game."
- Voltaire (via observando)
"The universe is so well balanced that the mere fact that you have a problem also serves as a sign that there is a solution."
- Steve Maraboli (via observando)
"You don’t know what can happen tomorrow. Life is like a novel, isn’t it? It’s filled with suspense. You never know what’s going to happen until you turn the page."
- Sidney Sheldon (via observando)
"We are the sum of all people we have ever met; you change the tribe and the tribe changes you."
- Dirk Wittenborn, Fierce People (via observando)
Happy birthday to Venezuelan painter, sculptor & kinetic artist Jesús Rafael Soto (1923-2005)! http://bit.ly/1ogJUOU
[Jesús Rafael Soto, Penetrable, 1990, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros]
"The tragedy of preparedness has scarcely been handled, save by the Greeks. Life is indeed dangerous, but not in the way morality would have us believe. It is indeed unmanageable, but the essence of it is not a battle. It is unmanageable because it is a romance, and its essence is romantic beauty."
- E.M. Forster, Howards End (via observando)
"I could not but wonder at the queen’s unprecedented civility, until I realized with a flush of shame that it was my own improved behavior that motivated hers. So it is that we in life determine our own treatment."
- Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Princess Ben (via observando)
"Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness."
- Ayn Rand (via observando)
"Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way."
- Charles Bukowski (via observando)