i collect quotes.  i've got about 15 pages of them saved.  here's about 2.5 pages.  these all pertain directly to me in some way, so i figured they were appropriate.

She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.   ~Louisa May Alcott

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all  children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so  indestructible that it would last throughout life.  ~Rachel Carson

If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much.  ~Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.   ~Philip K. Dick

Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.    ~Corrie Ten Boom

More and more I realize that everybody, regardless of age, needs to be hugged and comforted in a brotherly or sisterly way now and then. Preferably now.    ~Jane Howard

Open your hearts to the love God instills… God loves you tenderly. What He gives you is not to be kept under lock and key, but to be shared.   ~Mother Teresa

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.   ~G. K. Chesterton

A bird does not sing because he has an answer; he sings because he has a song.   ~Barbara Johnson

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.  ~John Lubbock

Love all, trust a few.  ~William Shakespeare

The heart has its reasons which reason knows not of.   ~Blaise Pascal

I love humanity but I hate people.  ~Edna St. Vincent Millay

The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, "What are you going through?"  ~Simone Weil

No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.   ~Aesop

In three words I can sum up what I’ve learned about life:  it goes on.  ~Robert Frost

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.   ~Bill Cosby

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.   ~Richard Bach

Take pride in your pain. You are stronger than those who have none.  ~Lois Lowry

I am not in this world to live up to other people’s expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine.   ~Fritz Perls

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.  ~Elizabeth Kubler Ross

People say you’re going the wrong way when you’re simply going your own way.  ~Angelina Jolie

So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.  ~ the perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.  ~Nora Ephron 
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.  ~The Wonder Years

To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you would be loved, love and be lovable.  ~Benjamin Franklin

We cannot be normal and alive at the same time.  ~E.M. Cioran

I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.  ~Robert McCloskey

It is not how much you do, but how much Love you put into the doing that matters.   ~Mother Teresa
Anyone who is considered funny will tell you, sometimes without even your asking, that deep inside they are very serious, neurotic, introspective people.   ~Wendy Wasserstein

Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.  ~Roald Dahl

I am everything I’ve ever been.  ~Andrea Mitchell