"We need red blood cells to live, the same way a business needs profits to live. But the purpose of life is more than to make red blood cells, the same way the purpose of business is more than simply to generate profits" - Ed Freeman

"Speaking personally, I want my films to make money, but money is just fuel for the rocket. What I really want to do is to go somewhere. I don’t want to just collect more fuel" - Brad Bird (Pixar)

“Life is beautiful, as long as it consumes you. When it is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous, glorious. It's when you burn a slow fire and save fuel, that life's not worth having” - D. H. Lawrence

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function” - F. Scott Fitzgerald      

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it” – Aristotle

“Don't believe everything you think”-  Unknown

“If it is not paradoxical, it is not true” - Marc Lesser (SIYLI)

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, it's insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn't understand growth, it would look like complete destruction”  - Cynthia Occelli

 “Having an enviable career is one thing. Being a happy person is another” - Bill Watterson

“If you don't require the journey to be easy or comfortable or safe, you can change the world” - Seth Godin

“When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object” - Unknown

“As you go the way of life, you will see a great chasm. Jump. It's not as wide as you think” - Joseph Campbell

“I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be” - Albert Einstein

“The antidote to exhaustion is not necessarily rest; the antidote to exhaustion is wholeheartedness” - David Whyte

“The way you spend your day is the way you spend your life” - Annie Dillard

“Love is the only emotion that expands intelligence” - Humberto Maturana

“You can only cross the ocean if you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” – Unknown

“When I let go of who I am, I become who I might be” - Lao Tzu

“Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want at the moment” – Unknown

“If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done” - Luttwig Wittgenstein

"Probably I am very naive, but I also think I prefer to remain so” - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment” - Rumi

"I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."  - David Thoreau

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” - Maya Angelou

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned” - Maya Angelou

“One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest” - Maya Angelou

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” - Maya Angelou

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated” - Maya Angelou

“You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body” - CS Lewis

“Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious” - Rumi

“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present” - Lao Tzu

“It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So many conditions of happiness are available--more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run into the future in order to get more” - Thich Nhat Hanh

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them--that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like” - Lao Tzu

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us” - Joseph Campbell

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go” T.S. Eliot

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work” - Thomas A. Edison

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone” - Pablo Picasso

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth” - William W. Purkey

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken” - Oscar Wilde

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us” - Alexander Graham Bell

“ There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle” - Albert Einstein

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You” - Dr. Seuss

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world” - Anne Frank

“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. Delicious Ambiguity” - Gilda Radner

“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” - Unknown

“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

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable” - Helen Keller

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life” - Eckhart Tolle

“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination” - Jimmy Dean

“It is never too late to be what you might have been” - George Eliot

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security” - John Allen Paulos

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones” - Marcus Aurelius

“Our prime purpose in life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them” - Dalai Lama

“I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again” - F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma -- which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary” - Steve Jobs

“Learn your theories as well as you can, but put them aside when you touch the miracle of the living soul” - Carl Jung

“I want to do for you what the spring does for the cherry trees” - Pablo Neruda

“Truths are illusions which we have forgotten are illusions” - Friedrich Nietzsche

 “Confusion is a  word we have invented for an order which is not yet understood” – Henry Miller

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see” - Alexandra K Trenfor

“People are interested by talent. God is impressed by character” - Rick Warren

"If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life" - Abraham Maslow

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time” - T.S. Elliott

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” – Marcus Aurelius

“One cannot lead a life that is truly excellent without feeling that one belongs to something greater and more permanent than oneself.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“People say that what we’re seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. The effect of the successful adventure of the hero is the unlocking and release again of the flow of life into the body of the world.” - Joseph Campbell

 “When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.’ It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” - Steve Jobs

“The desire to do something because you find it deeply satisfying and personally challenging inspires the highest levels of creativity, whether it’s in the arts, sciences, or business.” – Teresa Amabile

“Do what you have to do, what is destined will happen.” – Unknown

“A worthy life is defined by what you give to life, not what you get from it. It’s defined by what we do and don’t do.” – Unknown

 “I think that evolution has had a hand in selecting people who had a sense of doing something beyond themselves.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

 “Effort is one of the things that gives meaning to life. Effort means you care about something, that something is important to you and you are willing to work for it. It would be an impoverished existence if you were not willing to value things and commit yourself to working toward them.” – Carol Dweck

“Purpose provides activation energy for living.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

 “Almost everything, all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure, these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”- Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Address

 “The key question to keep asking is, Are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have.” - Randy Pausch

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” -  Rainer Maria Rilke