What we can do for another is the test of powers; what we can suffer for is the test of love.
讀萬卷書不如行萬里路 － It is better to travel ten thousand miles than to read ten thousand books.
A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead."
Graham Greene, “The End of the Affair
We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.
Disneyland will be based upon and dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America. And it will be uniquely equipped to dramatise these dreams and facts and send them forth as a source of courage and inspiration to all the world.
The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.
You can buy clothes, but you can’t buy style.
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.
All music is what awakes from you when you are reminded by the instruments,
It is not the violins and the cornets, it is not the oboe nor the
beating drums, nor the score of the baritone singer singing his
sweet romanza, nor that of the men’s chorus, nor that of the
It is nearer and farther than they.
Let me tell you how it works, kid.
You’re young, you’re naive, you think you’ve got a lot of time. You have all these dreams you wanna fulfill, and you are convinced that you will have all the time you need to fulfill them. You think you’ve got so much time, you’re willing to put some dreams on the back burner, you’re ready to file some away for safekeeping — you’re gonna pull ‘em out again in a couple of years, anyway.
But if you aren’t careful, one day you’ll wake up and realize you’ve been so busy alphabetizing your aspirations that you forgot to make them happen. You’ll wake up and realize that you’re old. You’re going to realize that you’re trapped. You missed your window, and it happened several years back. You never thought it would be too late. And yet here you are, holding a tarnished golden ticket.
And you’re going to look back on your life and think of all the dreams you left as dreams. You’re going to remember that as your chances walked out the door, you were right there, waving goodbye every time.
No, you didn’t become a rockstar. No, you didn’t marry her. No, you didn’t travel the world. You’re going to go back to that filing cabinet and pull them out one by one, realizing that you forgot all about them.
And you’re going to regret it.
So if you have a dream, if you have a goal, reach for it. Work towards it as soon as you can. Because you don’t have as much time as you think you do, and you sure as hell don’t want to regret the things you didn’t do.
If I were a flower… I would be a sunflower. To always follow the sun, turn my back to darkness, stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds.
We are living in a reality of excessive competition. In order to survive we must conquer someone else, and in the process of doing so, suffer much internal conflict. I hope to cast a spell of recollecting that beautiful childlike innocence that allowed them to believe in and imagine anything.
I don’t dream at night, I dream all day, I dream for a living.