It was never loving that emptied the heart nor giving that ever emptied the purse.

The Constitution is not a document for the government to control the people. The Constitution is a document for the people to control the government. (Patrick Henry)

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. (Pablo Picasso)

When you put the clowns in charge, don't be surprised if a circus breaks out.

Loyalty to petrified opinion never broke a chain or freed a human soul. (Mark Twain)

Evil does not die of natural causes. (Charles Krauthammer)

Stupidity is not a necessary part of youth, though it does tend to thrive there, like fungus in a cellar. (Jude Morgan 'An Accomplished Woman')

Don't ask what a painting means. If the artist could say what he wants to say in words he wouldn't have painted. (Alfred Steiglitz)

The narrative impulse is always with us; we couldn't imagine ourselves through a day without it…We need myths to get by. We need story; otherwise the tremendous randomness of experience overwhelms us. Story is what penetrates. (Robert Coover)

Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts. (Winston Churchill)

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. (Dwight David Eisenhower)

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. (Nelson Mandela)

Eve ate the apple to quench that intense thirst for knowledge that the simple pleasures of picking flowers and talking to Adam could not satisfy. (Elizabeth Cady Stanton)

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. (Dante, 'The Inferno')

There are two ways of spreading the light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. (Edith Wharton)

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. (George Orwell)

The highest possible development of talent is a duty we owe our Creator (John Hafen)

Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art. (Konstantin Stanislavsky)

A friend gathers your scattered pieces and gives them back to you in the right order.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

Breathe; it's your only obligation.

Chocolate is cheaper than therapy and you don't need an appointment.

Follow your bliss; life is a journey, not a destination.

When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step out into the darkness, faith is knowing one of two things will happen... there will be something to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.

You can't change yesterday but you can ruin today worrying about tomorrow.

I'm here for the party and I want to sit in the rowdy section.

All you need is love, and chocolate.

I have flying monkeys and I'm not afraid to use them.