All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Leo Tolstoy

-"For life is a river rolling into nowhere...let me live while I can and drink my cup or laughter."

-"I always knew I'd look back on my tears and laugh, but I knew thought I would look back on my laughter and cry."

-"I admired you from a distance, god sent you to me. Your appearance was perfect.. you weren't what I made you out to be."

"We'll either have sex or conversation, ideally both." MSCL

"My parents keep asking how school was. That's like asking 'How was that drive-by shooting?' You don't care how it was, you're lucky to get out alive." MSCL

"Tis only in their dreams can men be truly free; twas always thus, and always thus will be." Dead Poet's Society

"I don't have the heart to hurt you; it's the last thing I want to do; but I don't have the heart to love you, not the way you want me to."

"That's what it was to be alive. To move about in a cloud of ignorance, to go up and down in a trampling on the feelings of those...of those about you. To spend and waste time as though you had a million years. To be always at the mercy of one self centered passion or another. Now you know-that's the happy existence you wanted to go back to. Ignorance and blindness."

"A man who fears nothing, loves nothing. If you love nothing, what point is there to life? Listen to what you criticize most severely, and you will hear what you most fear you are.

It's much easier to be lonely without someone. . .than it is to be lonely with someone.

To live happily with a pet, one must first accept the responsibility of disciplining it consistently and firmly with much love. To live happily with ourselves. . .it is the same.

I have come to regard unrequited love like a hole in a sock. Mend it, or discard it. Don't just stand there with cold feet.

I made the bed today. I almost thought I was over you. . . for a minute.

Ask something of me please. I know there is no answer. . .but often, I need to feel it would be me you would ask. . .if there was one.

Nothing is everything, Everything is anything, And anything and everything are nothing.

Perfection is the prefect flaw.

Impressions are but images and images are but impressions. I know who you are. You are so much of me that is I don't love you, I won't exist. And I'm selfish. I don't want to miss something.

Stay with me long enough to let me hear again, that far away music Of yesterday...when I was young.

There is so much about me that I don't know until I talk to you.

Sorry I didn't answer. I was listening to what you weren't saying.

The beautiful togetherness of our silence makes me wonder why we ever bothered to speak at all.

I am not locking you out! I am trying very hard not to lock you in! Maybe it's, the same thing.

Let me be angry..please It is the only way I can keep you from seeing how much I need you.

I am not a piece of jewelry to be worn so that others will admire you. If you choose to must remember that when jewelry is can be stolen.

Love, Love...where are you? You alone soothe the ache.. And I can not believe in you.

Today, I know how lonely I am for you. I have mistakenly called four people by your name.

The most I can hope for, right now is to make it to tomorrow...just once..without listening for the phone.

I never lied to you. I always told you the truth about love. The joke is you listened to me. I didn't

I know myself, now that you have left. I shall be everywhere hoping to make such memories with someone else. That is when I will really feel you have gone.

We weren't living together anyway, we were hiding together.

Pain and loneliness make you strong. I dish that one out a lot. Today I don't want to be strong. I want to dream just as much as anybody else. But, I keep on paying my dues, anyway and I really don't want to belong to that club anymore.

You were so busy finding yourself in me....That I had run from you to keep from killing the both of us.

Have you learned yet, that who you know is not who you are. The softer I walk, the louder I hear.

To won anything is to be owned by it. I never wanted to own you, it's impossible. And I never wanted to be owned. But I guess I always wanted you to pretend that you thought I was worth owning.

In these moments of despair when I really don't care whether or not I survive, then, am I most keenly aware of the certainty that I will. That's the pain of it ....and the miracle.

I am astounded at how long it take to discover, for the first time, the things I have learned over and over again all my life,

Most loneliness is pain...peering into mirrors of self-pity with the hope of seeing someone else to blame it on.

Listen to what you criticize most severely and you will hear what you fear most.

The nicest thing about my life now, is that I am here with me most of the time.

It isn't always best to let everything spill out. At times, there is more to be gained by using restraint! Remember, it is the water held back by the dam that lights the cit.

Always trying to be a good person can be the biggest block to becoming one.

If I keep talking about what I believe in eventually, I will tell myself how much I believe in what I talk about.

The dream never dies, only the dreamer.---my English teacher, mr.jones

"Life is a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending."----Jim Henson

"Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there; I do not sleep. I am the autumn wind that blows, I am the diamond glints on snow. when you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the sweet uplifting rush...of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the star that shines in the night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there; I did not die."----Native American Killed in WW2

"I cheated on my metaphysics exam. I looked into the soul of the boy next to me."---Woody Allen

"You may say I'm a dreamer. But I'm not the only one. Maybe someday you will join us, and the world will live as one."-----John Lennon

"Dedication means giving up one part of your life to achieve another."

"Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your goal."

"The saddest words in tongue or pen are these sad words: It might have been."

"There are two ways of spreading light--to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it."

"Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better."

"Life is a test. If you go to sleep and wake up the next day, you get an 'A' for yesterday."

"As we grow older it is harder to just believe. It is not because we want to. It is because we can't. To much has happened to us, for us to just believe." Sam

"Things will happen in your life that you can't stop but that is no reason to ."-Sam shut out the world."-Crazy Pete (Peter Simms)

"I have been so afraid of the bad things, that I missed out on the "As we grow older it is harder to just believe. It is not because we want to. It is because we can't. To much has happened to us, for us to just believe." Sam

"Things will happen in your life that you can't stop but that is no reason to shut out the world."-Crazy Pete (Peter Simms)

"I have been so afraid of the bad things, that I missed out on the good."-Sam

"If every word I said could make you love me, I'd talk forever." If every word I said, could make you laugh, I'd talk forever. I'd ask the sky above, just what we had, It'd shine forever. Forever..I've been so happy loving you...

"There is nothing wrong with the world that a sensible woman could not cure in an afternoon." -Jean Giracedoax

"Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind." JFK

"Gravity can not be held responsible for people falling in love." Albert Einstein

"Life moves pretty fast and if you don't stop and look around sometimes, you just might miss it." -Ferris Beuller

"I cannot change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to get to my destination." ?

"Don't wait for your ship to come in, row out and meet it." ?

Be your own reason.

Attitude is the way you carry yourself, the vibe you give off, your like, essence or flavor. To successfully make your presence known in school, you must have attitude.

If you don't have an attitude, get one before the semester starts. It's required, not elective.

Never accept a first offer. Grades are just a jumping off point to start negotiations.

Everyone has attitude. Everyone needs attitude. But, not everyone has the attitude they need.

A blind man's love and affection are better than a supermodel's love and attraction towards you.

My friends and I are beautiful, rich, happy. We are the world. We are the "IN" crowd.

A word to the clueless: You are not alone. Think of all the people on Baywatch.

He has the right to criticize if he has the heart to help.

There is a certain blend of courage, integrity, character, and principle which has no satisfactory dictionary name, but has been called different things at different times, in different places. I like to call it "GUTS".

What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular.

Never settle for less than your best.

A few years ago, adolescence was a phase; then it became a profession. Now it's a whole new nationality.

I must keep aiming higher and higher: Even though I know how silly it is.

Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.

Crowds are the loneliest things.

Know yourself. But, know your enemy even better.

Some people spend their lives failing, and they never notice.

Sooner or later, you've heard what all of your best friends have to say. Then comes the tolerance of real love.

If it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger.

I don't care that much for money. Money can't buy me love.

No one is happy. it's not human.

"Do something worth remembering."Elvis Presley

"Whenever you do a thing, act as if the whole world was watching."Thomas Jefferson

"Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It is the only way to be happy."Martha Washington

"Do the common things of life in an uncommon way."George Washington Carver

"Don't allow the future to scare you."Tennessee Williams

"Don't hide from the past. It won't catch you if you don't repeat it."Pearl Bailey

"Make hay while the sun shines."Southern saying

"Combine a tough heart and a tender mind."Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Use your eyes as if tomorrow you would be stricken blind."Helen Keller

"Each day, look for a kernel of excitement."Barbara Jordan

"Life and living aren't the same. Life is more than just drawing breath."Elvis Presley

"Don't believe there's plenty of time for everything. There isn't."Lillian Hellman

"Time can be your best friend or your worst enemy."Ray Charles

"We can not truly face life until we face the fact that it will be taken away from us."Billy Graham

"People see God everyday, they just don't always recognize him."Pearl Bailey

"As human beings we are born to improvise."Butterfly McQueen

"The idea of life is to give and receive."Dizzy Gillespie

She loved him all her life and when she thought he might die she tied her wrist to his at night so that his pulse would not flutter away from her suddenly and leave her stranded.--Lynne Alvarez

To the world you may be no one, but perhaps to someone you may be the world.

When I look at your smiling eyes, my heart wants to dance with joy.

When I'm feeling sad and blue, all I need in my life is you. It's all about love.

You may think it's easy to live without you but believe me, it gets harder everyday.

We never outgrow our need for hugs.

Without you in my life, I'd slowly wilt and die.

You were sent from heaven above for me to love. My love for you is so true, I'd do anything for you.

Take care of my heart because you're holding it in the palm of your hand.

"I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens -Woody Allen

"If I had my life to live over, I'd live over a delicatessen." -Unknown

"Last night I dreamed I ate a ten-pound marshmallow, and when I woke up the pillow was gone."-Tommy Cooper

"I don't really trust a sane person." -Lyle Alzado

"Sometimes when you look into his eyes you get the feeling that someone else is driving." -David Letterman

"San Francisco is like granola: Take away the fruits and the nuts, and all you have are the flakes -Unknown

"Join the Army, see the world, meet interesting people, and kill them." Unknown

You see the stars through eyes lit up with lies. You got your stories all twisted up in mine -Babes In Toyland

Some things will never change.-Meat Puppets

I went walking around this crazy town, but all I found was the same old thing. I get the feeling it's not enough. -Velocity

There I am in younger days... painting picture perfect maps of how my love and life would be. Not counting the unmarked paths of misdirection. My compass, faith in love's perfection, I missed ten million miles of road I should have seen. -Indigo Girls

For every time you find yourself, you lose a bit of me from within. -Indigo Girls

Mercy, what I won't give, to have the things that mean the most not to mean the things I miss.-Indigo girls

She loves him more than he will ever know. He loves her more than he will ever show. Kurt Cobain

If I die before I wake, I hope I don't come back. -Kurt Cobain

Though you want to last forever, you know you never will and goodbye makes the journey harder still. -Cat Stevens

Never meant half the things I said to you. So you know, there's a half that might be true.-Toad the Wet Sprocket

A friend indeed, but what I need, is someone who'll stay a while. Toad the Wet Sprocket

Don't expect me to cry.-The Vaseline

I've reached that point where giving up and going on are both the same dead end to me, and both are the same old song. The Cure

Yesterday you were much too young and tomorrow your too old. Forget all the things you've done. -Soul Asylum

Save me. I've pinned myself in the corner of an escaped artist's dream. You know I'll believe it, cause I just can't leave it. I don't really know what it means I may be buried alive or just left in the dust. I'm fading as fast as my jeans.-Soul Asylum

Lord then they ripped away my memories, and I can't remember who I was before. I only wanted to be 16 and free. -Tori Amos

My boredom has outshone the sun... Life is everything and nothing all at once. -Smashing Pumpkins

Late at night I'm filled with fear. That I can't take for granted that you'll always be near. And it makes me hate myself. -Matthew Sweet

When will you discover who you really are inside. Follow any other reason and you won't be satisfied.-Matthew Sweet

I might as well be dead, but I could kill you instead. -PJ Harvey

Maybe nothing lasts forever Not the mountains, nor the sea but, the times we had together will always be with me, forever. -the Samples

Everyday has its way of being forgotten. -Dave Mathews

Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone.-John Mellencamp

I believe in fate 'cause fate believes in me.-Lou Barlow

That which you fear the most could meet you halfway. -Pearl Jam

Insane people don't live in the world. . .they live their own and walk in ours. Lush

All the roads we have to walk are winding. And all the lights that lead you there are blinding. There are many things that I would like to say to you, but I don't know how. -oasis

"Nothing lasts forever, we still can find a way, cause nothing lasts forever, even cold November rain" ---Guns and Roses

"Love is a word seldom meant, but often heard"

"With love, anything is possible"

"Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away, now it seems as though they're here to stay, Oh I believe in Yesterday" ----The Beatles

When you really love someone, you have to let them go, If they come back to you, they're yours forever" Remember how they taught you, how much of it was fear? Refuse to hand it down, the legacy stops here. -Unknown

I'll give you the keys to my dreams, if you'll dance through when I miss you.

Sorrow used to pass under these eyes, but I've given up my past, my lies.

There's a lifetime of second chances waiting, but you'll never give me a second dance.

Flying down Chance street, a million miles an hour, on a tank of dreams and a quart of hope.

Sometimes, just sometimes, I wonder if maybe, just maybe, you might actually, a little bit, feel in your heart, deep down in your heart, like you might maybe care........but then your icy eyes glaze over and I know that it's too cold down there for you to think like that.

You can tell me anything, I'll remember, I'll listen, I'll be there, forever and always. Promise? On a rosebed and secrets, I promise. I was so mistrusting, I never said anything to anybody like this, until now. I won't breathe another word. I love you.

"No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself." William Penn

"If you think you can, you're right. If you think you can't, you're right!" Henry Ford

"Do not buy anything you do not need just because it is cheap." Thomas Jefferson

"Losers quit when they are tired, winners quit when they have won."

"People are like bags of tea. You don't know how strong they are until they get into hot water."

"A lot of people die at 40, but they aren't buried until 30 years later."

I think I've seen a few of these posted before but I figured I'd post them anyway

Absence diminishes minor passions and inflames great ones, as the wind douses a candle and fans a fire. --Hoskins

A man has no more right to say an uncivil thing to another man than he has to knock him down. --Dr. Johnson

Accuse. To affirm another's guilt or unworth; most commonly as a justification of ourselves for having wronged him. --Bierce

it were done when tis done, then 'twere well It were done quicky --Shakespeare (Macbeth)

When you're safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home. --Wilder

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. --Gide

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice. --Howe

If youth but knew; if age but could. --Estienne

A man's as old as he's feeling, a woman as old as she looks. --Collins

about AIDS: We're all going crazy, living this epidemic every minute, while the rest of the world goes on out there., all around us, as if nothing is happening, going on with their own lives and not knowing what it's like, what we're going through. We're living through war, but where they're living it's peacetime, and we're all living in the same country. --Kramer (The Normal Heart)

Ambition can creep as well as soar. --Burke

It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended but the glory belongs to our ancestors. --Plutarch

I would rather make my name than inherit it. --Thackeray

How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not remember how often we have recounted it to the same person? --Cobb

Anger is a kind of temporary madness. --Basil

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched. --Nathan

on Animals: They do not sweat and whine about their condition, they do not lie awake in the dark and week for their sins, they do not make me sick discussing their duty to God, not one is dissatisfied , not one is demented with the mania of owning things, not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago. --Whitman

Hope for the best. Expect the worst. Life's a play . We're unrehearsed.

"Do you remember the way it used to feel when you believed in make-believe and fantasies were real?"

Time is like sand. NO matter how hard you hold on, it eventually slips through your fingers.

Never be sad for what is over, just be glad that it was once yours.

You never really leave a place you love. Part of it you take with you, and part of it you leave behind.

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. -Annie

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

Sail on silver girl, Sail on by your time has come to shine all your dreams are on their way see how they shine if you need a friend, I'm sailing right behind. -Simon & Garfunkel

We laughed until we had to cry, and we loved right down to the last goodbye. -St. Elmos' Fire

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. -Flavia

I"ve learned that: goodbyes will always hurt, pictures will never replace being there, thanks is a feeble word, memories forget the hard times, words can never replace feelings; and heroes often go unsung.

We begin as total strangers and end as lifetime friends. We shared a season of our lives but every season has to end.

Go a little crazy and make these times worthwhile and remember your friends with a laugh and a smile.

When they [babies] are little, you want to eat them. When they grow up, you wish you had.

The goal of therapy is to find out who you really are ... and change that."Getting Away with Murder"

She climbed into my lap and curled into the crook of my left arm. I couldn't move that arm, but I could cradle her in it. I could kiss the top of her head. And I could have no doubt that this was one of the sweetest moments of my life." Dennis Byrd (about his daughter)

The heavens are calling you and wheel around you, displaying to you their eternal beauties, and still your eye is looking on the ground. Dante

"Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."---William Shakespeare

"I'll look to like if looking liking move. But no more will I end art mine eye than your consent gives it strength to fly."

"Seek happy nights to happy days."

"My only love sprung from my only hate, too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me that I must love a loathed enemy."

"My lips two blushing pilgrims ready stand to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss."

"O trespass sweerly urged. Give my sin again."

"That which we call a rose by any other name would as sweet."

"O that I were that glove upon that hand, that I might touch that cheek."

"O blessed, blessed night! I am afeard, being in night, all this is but a dream, too flattering to be substantial."

"hearts are like egg shells, born to be broken."

"Love is like oxygen.....You can't live without it."

"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything."

"It's better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you're smart, than to open it and remove all doubt."

"I never new I would look back and laugh about the times I cried and cry about the times I laughed."

"Don't live in the past because you can't change what's already happened."

Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering. -Pooh

They're funny things accidents. You never have them, till you're having them. --Eeeyore

We cant all and some of us don't. That's all there is to it. --Eeyore

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly understand everything there is to be known. --Pooh

when you are a bear of very little brain and you think of things you find that a thing that seemed very thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out in the open and has other people looking at it -pooh bear

Given a choice between a friend who I can talk to and anyone who will listen, I'll choose the latter any day.

Not one shred of evidence have I found to support even the notion that life is serious.

You say that you don't understand her because *she* won't listen to *you*?

Ignorance breeds intolerance. -My 8th grade social studies teacher

Yeah...I hear she *aced* all her ranked 1st in her high school class.. And people keep telling me how talented and intelligent she is. One question: She's been depressed for three years because she thinks she's the only one in the world with problems.. And that's intelligence? Now it only remains this: How to change that?-Anonymous

Now the circle is complete; when I left you I was but a learner, but now I am the master.

suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem

I'm lazy, but it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things.

Speak not against anyone whose burden you have not weighed yourself.

I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.

Failures are a normal part of life. They are not disasters.

I am a Bear of No Brain at All.--Winnie-the-Pooh

Smile and the world smiles with you; Frown and you stand alone.

"The only thing that look good on me is you"

"Then I suddenly see you, did I tell you I need you, every single day of my life"

"Love takes the tears and pain and turns it into the beauty that remains"

"You came to me like dawn through the night"

"You live, you learn; You cry, you learn; You love, you learn; You lose, you learn"

"I recommend walking around naked in your living room"

"I know sometimes it feels like we're standing all alone, but we'll get through it cause love won't let us fall"

"Said I loved you but I lied, this is more than love I feel inside"

"Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason." --- Jerry Seinfeld

"If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got." --- Jay

"Common sense is not so common." --- Voltaire

I am astounded at how long it takes to discover, for the first time, the things I have learned over and over again all my life.

Most loneliness is pain. . .peering into mirrors of self-pity with the hope of seeing someone else to blame it on.

The nicest thing about my life, now, is that I am here with me most of the time.

It isn't always best to let everything spill out. At times, there is more to be gained by using restraint! Remember, it is the water held back by the dam that lights the city. Always trying to be a good person can be the biggest block to becoming one.

When you're not sure you trust a person anymore, say a person you really trusted, say your father, you start wishing they'd do something, like, really wrong, just so you could be right about them.

"You don't know, you don't understand, not for one second. You think you understand, but you don't. You just analyze everything until it barely even exists."

"It's amazing the things you notice. Like the corner of his collar that was coming undone, like he was from a poor family and couldn't afford new shirts. That's all I could see. The whole world was that unraveled piece of fabric. It's such a lie that you should do what's in your heart. If we all did what was in our hearts, the world would come to a halt.