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My Piece of Paradise
Life Quotes

It might sound strange to start a story with an ending, but all endings are also beginnings, we just don't know it yet- Five People You Meet In Heaven


I am a firm believer that everything happens for a purpose ... that it is up to us to discover that purpose ... and that more often than not, we won't understand ... even if we find an answer.-Sam Mott

There comes a point when you're more important than your past.

Someone asked me, the other day, that if I could change five things about my life, what would I change? My answer: nothing this is who I am, who I'm meant to be. I love being me; even when I'm feeling crappy and I hate myself I wouldn't change a thing.- punkyfairydude (on bolt)

 I wouldn't mind dying in a plane crash. It'd be a good way to go. I don't want to die in my sleep or of old age, or over dose...I want to feel what its like. I want to taste it, hear it, smell it. Death only happens once; i don't want to miss it-Jim Morrison

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But perhaps it is the end of the beginning.-Sir Winston Churchill

Sometimes the measure of strength is not so much in letting go of what we can see as it is in holding on to the beauty of that which does not yet exist-Brandon Boyd (Hers Is Beauty)

Inside a snow globe on my father’s desk, there was a penguin wearing a red-and-white-striped scarf.  When I was little my father would pull me into his lap and reach for the snow globe.  He would turn it over, letting all the snow collect on the top, then quickly invert it.  The two of us watched the snow fall gently around the penguin.  The penguin was alone in there, I thought, and I worried for him.  When I told my father this, he said, “Don’t worry, Susie; he has a nice life.  He’s trapped in a perfect world”-Alice Sebold (The Lovely Bones)


When you begin to go over the edge, life receding from you as a boat recedes inevitably from shore, you hold on to death tightly, like a rope that will transport you, and you swing out on it, hoping only to land away from where you are-Alice Sebold (The Lovely Bones)


An analogy to explain: I feel as if life is a text-book class and my first assignment is to read and discuss the first 5,000 chapters. The lessons of life should be dispersed and evenly distributed... I'm being hit with many of the major lessons simultaneously. And it's scary as hell. I always thought I was mature, and I'm realizing that I have a long way to go before I have a firm grasp on what to do with myself. Like, most classes are taught chapter to chapter, build on your knowledge as you go. Lately it's just been like, "Wham!! Now... survive”.-dayna rae


The good news is that you may have created my past and screwed up my present but you have no control over my future.-David Klass (You Don’t Know Me)


I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.-Gilda Radner


Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.-Will Rogers


In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.-Charlie Brown


I was finally content; I knew where I was, what I was doing, everything...but then someone came along and showed me that my map was upside down, turned my world inside out, and now I'm so lost and I can't figure out what to do.-ncolie13 (on bolt) 


After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much, so you plant your own garden, and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone else to bring you flowers.-Veronica A. Shoffstall

I like the stars, it’s the illusion of permanence. I can pretend that things last...that lives last longer than moments.-Neil Gaiman's Sandman: Brief Lives

Once in a while it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.-Alan Keightley


In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.-Robert Frost


What is our purpose here? Our purpose here is to be miracles for each other.-Brooke and Jean Ellison (Miracles Happen)

The end's almost here, he thought. The end of the stories I've made, and the stories I've manipulated, and those I've wandered through like a bit player and those I've endured like a prisoner. The end of all my favorite clichés: tragic mismatches and farcical encounters; tearful reunions and deathbed curses. The end of 'once upon a time' and 'now we shall see' and 'can I believe my eyes'? The end of final acts; of funeral scenes and curtain speeches. The end of ends. Think of that.-Clive Barker, Everville


I took for granted all the times I thought would last somehow.-Richard Marx


Some days you have to let go of the past; others you wish you were still in it.-Babygirl10212 (on bolt)

There's some illogical part of me that still believes if you want Superman to show up, first, there's got to be someone worth saving

And in the end people become who they promised they'd never be

A smart girl kisses and never loves, listens and never believes, and leaves before she is left

My life is rapidly becoming the punch line for a seriously disturbing joke

Eventually all the pieces will fall into place, until then...laugh at the confusion, live for the moment and know that everything happens for a reason.

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn

We can never turn back the pages of time, though we may wish to relive a happy moment, or say goodbye just one last time, we never can, because the sands of time continue to fall, and we can't turn the hourglass over.

I'm lost but I haven't wandered from the path, I'm running from it.

Sometime you just have to take a leap of faith, jump, and build your wings on the way down

Life isn't about keeping score. It's not about how many people call you and it's not about who you've dated, are dating, or haven't dated at all. It isn't about who you've kissed, what sport you play, or which guy or girl likes you. It's not about your shoes or your hair or the color of your skin or where you live or go to school. In fact, it's not about grades, money, clothes, or colleges that accept you or not. Life isn't about if you have lots of friends, or if you are alone, and it's not about how accepted or unaccepted you are. Life just isn't about that. But life is about who you love and who you hurt. It's about how you feel about yourself. It's about trust, happiness, and compassion. Life is about avoiding jealousy, overcoming ignorance, and building confidence. It's about what you say and what you mean. It’s about seeing people for who they are and not what they have. Most of all, it is about choosing to use your life to touch someone else's in a way that could never have been achieved otherwise. These choices are what life's about.


I realize I'm in one of those stages where I'm mad at the world, I'm like daring the world to push me off a cliff...just to see if I can fly


Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity


Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is that quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow


You'll be surprised to know how far you can go from the point where you thought it was the end.


As you journey through life, choose your destinations well, but do not hurry there. Wander the back roads and forgotten paths. Seek out new voices, strange sights, and ideas foreign to your own. Such things are riches for the soul. May happiness always be your companion, wherever you go, whatever you do.


Every path has its puddle


Have you ever heard a song from so long ago with so many memories tied to it that it made you cry? And didn't you wish that you could go back into time when everything seemed so much simpler and carefree? Those are songs that are the soundtrack of our lives... the ones that bring back childhood memories, best friends, first love, first heartbreak... the memories


Is anyone satisfied with who they really are? You could be the moon and still be jealous of the stars. You have to learn to swim if you can't walk upon the sea. So I'm learning to live with me.


Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle was real and you’re just a reflection of them?


The grass might be greener on the other side, but I bet it rains more.


Why do we close our eyes when we dream? When we cry? When we imagine? When we kiss? Because the most beautiful things in this world are unseen.


It is easy to be pleasant when life flows by like a song.  But the man worthwhile is one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.


What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story, and the greatest good is little enough, for all life is a dream


Dream as if you'll live forever.  Live as if you'll die tomorrow

Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away


Learn from the mistakes of others you can't live long enough to make them all yourself.


I'll be the pes-optimist, the glass is half empty but still filling


When you come to the end of all the light you know, and are about to step off into darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught to fly.


Someone once asked me “Why do you insist on taking the hard road?” I replied, “Why do you assume I see 2 roads?


It's amazing how one minute you can't imagine your life without someone...and then the next minute you find yourself doing exactly that


Life is made up of years that mean nothing, and moments that mean it all...


A pessimist sees only the dark side of clouds and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them.


There’d be no good days, if there weren’t any bad ones. The sky wouldn’t be blue, if it were never black. And sometimes you need to fall halfway down the mountain to find a new trail that will take you straight to the top.

You gotta take some chances, you gotta risk losing it all, you gotta close your eyes and leap because it just might be worth the fall


It’s funny how you can see someone everyday and never really see them at all.

Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye and deny it.

The bad things in life open your eyes to the good things you weren't paying attention to before

I didn't ask for it to be over, but then again, I never asked for it to begin. For that's the way it is with life, as some of the most beautiful days come completely by chance. But even the most beautiful days eventually have their sunsets.

I've learned that goodbyes will always hurt, pictures never replace having been there, memories, good or bad, will bring tears and words can never replace feelings.

Can you leave it all behind? ‘Cause you can’t go back

She stood tall, all her insecurities shining for the whole world to see, and she smiled.

Time is the best and worst thing we've got. Because nothing lasts forever - but then again, nothing ever stays the same.


If you can't solve it, it isn't a problem - it's Reality. And sometimes reality is the hardest thing to understand and the thing that takes the longest to realize. But once it hits you in the face you'll never forget it. It will always be there in your memories and sometimes that is the best way to look at it.


It's not that we don't belong, it's that we've learned we don't need to


Sometimes there are things in our life that aren't meant to stay. Sometimes change may not be what we want. Sometimes change is what we really need. And sometimes saying goodbye is the hardest thing you think you'll ever have to do, but sometimes it's saying 'hello again' that breaks you down and makes you the most vulnerable person you'll ever know. Sometimes change is too much to bear, but most of the time change is the only thing saving your life.


My life story, the girl who tried so hard to do something right just once, failed, and gave up.


Sometimes we must get hurt in order to grow; we must fail in order to know. Sometimes our vision clears only after our eyes are washed away with tears.


In your life, you meet people. Some you never think about again. Some, you wonder what happened to them. There are some that you wonder if they ever think about you. And then there are some you wish you never had to think about again. But you do.

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

On your tombstone, there will be two dates-the date you were born and the date you died. The little line between those two dates... that DASH, is your life.


When it seems like everything is wrong and will never be right again remember even the darkest nights must give way to day


The brighter the light the deeper the darkness.


As time goes by, life has a way of rearranging itself. People enter your life, and inevitably, they leave as well. Things have a tendency to happen that can turn your world upside down. You’ll come to realize eventually, that even though things are different, you are as well.


Every day she'd walk a little further then come home: a mile and come home, 2 miles and come home. One day she just kept on walking.

It's LIFE you're angry at. People leave. Period. They move on; they get sick; they die. That's life, darling. That's life. But if you let that stop you from living then what the point of it all?


I don't believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel.


Sometimes the only way to find out who we really are, is to go to that place where you don't have to be anything else.

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