Do what you feel in your heart to be right for you’ll be criticized anyway. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Make your absence felt.
Work for a cause, not applause. Live life to express, not to impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt. – Unknown
Imperfection is beauty.
Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. And it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. And when it comes down to it let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do then I am already better than them. – Marliyn Monroe
Holding the universe together.
She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there, leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together. – J.D. Salinger
Tell the world…
The world will tell you who you are until you tell the world who you are. -Unknown
I do not care what car you drive. Where you live. If you know someone who knows someone who knows someone. If your clothes are this years cutting edge. If you are A list or B list or never heard of you list. If your trust fund is unlimited. I only care about the words that flutter from your mind. They are the only thing you own. The only thing I will remember you by. I will not fall in love with your bones or skin. I will not fall in love with the places you have been. I will not fall in love with anything but the words that flutter from your extraordinary mind. – Andre Jordan
There is nothing to writing…
There is nothing to writing. All you have to do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. – Ernest Hemmingway
Tell us something that will save us from ourselves…
Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say, like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see everything, and please, for God’s sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves. Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret, so we can wipe our brow and know that we’re not alone. Write like you have a message from the king. Or don’t. Who knows, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to. – Alan Watts