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"Be light unto yourselves. Rely upon yourself; do not depend upon anyone else." -Buddha's Last words

I do not know whether I was then
A man dreaming I was a butterfly,
Or whether I am now a butterfly
Dreaming that I am a man.
- Chuang Tzu (Upon waking from a dream)

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds" -Albert Einstein

when you look into a mirror and realize that you are looking into the eyes of god... enjoy the goosebumps --Lonnie Lockett, Thoughts Across the Light Fence

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

He who knows others is wise, He who knows himself is enlightened. --Tao Te Ching

We all start out knowing magic, but then it gets educated right out of our souls. -Unknown

There is no greater sorrow than to recall a happy time in the midst of wretchedness. ~Dante Alighieri

" a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." -Plato

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes - Marcel Proust

The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals and 362 to heterosexuals. This doesn't mean God doesn't love heterosexuals, it's just that they need more supervision. - Lynn Lavner

The hardest thing in the world is to stand alone. Your friends will not understand, will resent you, will want you to just stop it and let life go back to where it was. But you have to follow the quiet turning of your own considered conscience. It's a hard road. - J. Michael Straczynski, creator of "Babylon 5"

"She loves women and she loves men and her love is not ideological, nor nice but nakedly obvious, powerful in its sensitivity and vulnerability. Her security is not cultic in association with anything or anyone including marriage, feminism, and the freedoms of neurotic independence. Rather, she unqualifiedly embraces the inherent insecurity of life. She takes risks not to prove something, but as a celebration of being alive, an intensification of love. She is a warrior, an oracle, a lover, a truth-speaker, an earthy flowering, a brilliance." --Robert Augustus Masters

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it with religious conviction. - by Blaise Pascal

Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.
-- Dorothy Parker

People always say how you should 'be yourself' , like yourself is a definate, definable thing, like a toaster or something. Like you even know what it is or how to be it. - My So Called Life

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." --George Santayana

"i could scream my truth if i wanted, right through yr lies. but yr baseball bat words, razormouth, carve yr initials bloody in my thighs." *.-bikini kill-.*

"Security gives way to conspiracy." --Artemindorus, Julius Caesar by Shakespeare

"I think Monica Lewinsky's a fox, though, I must say.She's got great hair, a great set of teeth.She's gorgeous. I think she should start a band. I'll be in a band with her." The DollHouse

"Sure God created man before woman, but then again you always make a rough draft before creating the final masterpiece."

"A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears." -Woodrow Wyatt

"Finding oneself is the quest of life."

"Some of us (perfectionists, especially) fuss so much over making the right choice, but in life, all that's really needed is to make any good choice, believe in it, go through with it, and accept the consequences." -Andy Roberts

"Life still owes me so much..."

"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life." -J. Krishnamurti

Daria: Um, let's see. Every aspect of my life? -Daria

"My goal is not to wake up at forty with a bitter realization that I wasted my life at a job I hate because I was forced to decide on a career in my teens." -Daria

"I think there're pieces of me you've never seen" -Tori Amos

<"I could have been you. You could have been me. One small change that shapes your destiny." -from I Could Have Been You by Melissa Etheridge

"It's just... it's like you agree to have a certain personality or something. For no reason. Just to make things easier for everyone. But when you think about it, how do you know if it's even really you?" -Angela, MSCL

"You can't stop something that's inside of you." -Bud in Pleasantville

"It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are." -e.e. cummings

"Sometimes I think I spend my whole life trying to figure out where I fit in." -Trent Reznor

"For the true bookworm it is sometimes hard to distinguish between what one has experienced and what one has read." -Laura Furman & Elinore Standard

For some moments in life, there are no words." -Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

"We can choose to know ourselves. We can choose to act or not. We cannot choose who makes our hearts beat faster, and I wish we could all stop worrying about it." - Amy Bloom, Author of "Come to Me"

"Most times, the only gay or lesbian face people know of is who they see in the pride parade. To judge us on that would be like judging heterosexuals after watching Mardi Gras." - Candace Gingrich

"Lesbians don't hate men. You must be thinking of married straight women." - Shelly Roberts, "Roberts' Rules of Lesbian Living"

"If male homosexuals are called gay , then female homosexuals should be called ecstatic ." - Shelly Roberts, "Roberts' Rules of Lesbian Living"

"My truth is I am attracted to souls, not genders, regardless of whether this way is acceptable to any particular community with which I affiliate." - Lea Haravon, Bisexual newspaper columnist