Real friends are those people who will stand for you expressing yourself fully, who will go out of their way to support you to keep your word, to go the extra mile, to get out of the box, to make your dreams come true.
You are the author of your life, the inventor of your future, the agent of your intentions.
A passionately lived life is not always comfortable. Going for it involves being open to all of life - the joys, the sorrows, the mundane as well as the magic, the splendid victories, the most abject defeats. You might even stop closing your eyes during the scary parts of the movie.
It takes committed, high energy, full-tilt boogie participation to have the kind of life you want.
If you want great relationships, live your life fully. Your enthusiasm will spark those around you, who then become better company themselves.
Since you may never discover the truth, invent it.
How can someone say they're successful if they're not happy doing their work?
The way to find the perfect career is to give up the notion that you will ever find it, stumble across it, or that it will somehow magically find you, and to get to work designing it.
Greatness is often born of the passionate dance between a rare talent and a noble purpose.
Everyone else on the planet, from the lowest amoebae to the great blue whale, expresses all their component elements in a perfect dance with the world around them. Only human beings have unfulfilled lives.
True independence means being free from the domination of your own internal automatic behaviors, not doing what you feel like when the urge strikes.
The secret to perseverance is a simple one: have a bigger commitment to getting the job done than to attempting to control your inner feelings and sensations.