“Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day.”—Orison Swett Marden
“Asking for advice doesn’t necessarily mean asking for guidance. It’s just asking for a second opinion. All of us have already made choices. It’s an illusion to think that we can really change someone. We can only change ourselves.”—
“We all want to grow up.We’re desperate to get there, grab all the opportunities we can— to live. We’re so busy trying to get out of that nest. We don’t think about the fact, that it’s going to be cold out there. Really freaking cold, because growing up sometimes means leaving people behind..and by the time we stand on our own two feet, we’re standing there alone.”—Grey’s Anatomy S7E5.
“To aspire and to inspire,
To inform and to empower,
To break new grounds and to reach new heights,
To simplify and to beautify,
To seek and to find,
To create and to innovate,
To design and to delight,
To invent and to initiate,
To know and to do,
To have and to hold,
To see and to believe.”—
“When you’re lost in the woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you’ve just wandered a few feet off the path, that you’ll find your way back to the trailhead any moment now. Then night falls again and again, and you still have no idea where you are, and it’s time to admit that you have bewildered yourself so far off the path that you don’t even know from which direction the sun rises anymore.”—Eat, Pray, Love.
“Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you, it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.”—Neil Gaiman