"There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life."
- John Lennon (via thelovewhisperer)
"Your past is just a story. And once you realize this it has no power over you."
- Chuck Palahniuk (via alloutonthetable)
(Source: pavorst, via djrenaissance)
"There are a few things that Success is not; Success is not fame, money or power. Success is waking up in the morning so excited about what you have to do that you literally FLY out of the door. Success is getting to work with the people you love. Success is finding a way of connecting and binding them together. Success is connecting with the world. Success is falling asleep knowing you did the best you could. Success is joy, friendship and freedom. Success is LOVE."
- Fame (2009)
"Men are confused. They’re conflicted. They want a woman who’s their intellectual equal, but they’re afraid of women like that. They want a woman they can dominate, but then they hate her for being weak. It’s an ambivalence that goes back to a man’s relationship with his mother. Source of his life, center of his universe, object of both is fear and his love."
- Northern Exposure (via thelovewhisperer)