Just to be alive is a grand thing. You know?
“You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your fucking khakis.”
You buy furniture.
You tell yourself: this is the last sofa I'll ever need. No matter what else happens, I've got the sofa issue handled. Then, the right set of dishes. The right dinette. This is how we fill up our lives. And, now it's gone. All gone.
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
“People who hold important positions in society are commonly labelled “somebodies,” and their inverse “nobodies”-both of which are, of course, nonsensical descriptors, for we are all, by necessity, individuals with distinct identities and comparable claims on existence.”
"You can become rich either by making more or by wanting less."
“I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest person alive.”
“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.”“There’s no passion to be found playing small — in settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living.”
“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Even a bad experience becomes a good story!