“We can all reprogram our brain’s responses by putting ourselves into new, initially uncomfortable situations. We’ll learn fear might not mean ‘stop’; I’ve come to believe fear usually means ‘go.’”—Frances Moore Lappé
“Perfect love is to feeling what perfect white is to color. Many think that white is the absence of color. It is not. It is the inclusion of all color. White is every other color that exists, combined. So, too, is love not the absence of an emotion (hatred, anger, lust, jealousy, covetousness), but the summation of all feeling. It is the sum total. The aggregate amount. The everything.”—Neale Donald Walsch
“Everybody’s success is predicated on the hard work of all of us. Nobody gets there on their own. So why should it be that the people that lose are hung out to dry? …For a group that doesn’t necessarily believe in evolution, it’s awfully Darwinian.”—
JON STEWART, on the conservative and libertarian notion that the government should not provide “safety nets” for the disadvantaged in our society, on The Daily Show.
this is one of my favorite quotes. My little brother and I memorized every line of this movie when it went to video. I can call him now anytime, anywhere and say, “there is no spoon” and we will fall out laughing!!!!!
“To be a real man or woman, you’ve got to know what you believe in. You’ve got to understand that your actions have consequences and that they are connected to everything that you are.”—Sister Souljah (via theuplift)
“I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.”—Maya Angelou (via theearthsheartbeat)
The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own.’ If you get sick, you’re on your own. If you can’t afford college, you’re on your…