inspiration from all over
a collection of quotes and text collected by reading, learning, facebook posts, friends, conversations
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. --ALBERT CAMUS
Productivity comes from being in the moment. It disperses negativity. Productivity is the true cure for negativity.
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity." - Charles Mingus
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
Life is a succession of moments, seconds and minutes. To live each one is to succeed. Keep moving forward. Your life is not a rehearsal. Give it your all. - Ashe Mwanza
When you play, are you thinking about your first love? your childhood aspirations? your dreams? the things that make you smile when you're the bluest of blues? utter heartbreak? the beauty of the people you're playing with?
If we all did that a little more, the music would surely respond..
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass
- Four corners quartet
Go after it. Get what you want. All of it. Kindly. And if your people look at you and express concern, doubt, worry... tell them to get into it or get out. There's no room for that here.
- Sanaz Ghajar
If we all did the things we were capable of, we would literally astound ourselves
- T. Edison
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. Henry David Thoreau
There comes a time when you feel you've tried everything and you feel like throwing in the towel, but instead of throwing in the towel, use it to wipe away the sweat and tears to see more clearly and keep on fighting. You should never regret having not tried your best. Dare to soar; how successful you are is determined by your attitude and strength in character. Have faith that things will work out and remember you are never alone. GOD is with you. When things do not work out according to your plan, do not be afraid, there is a Great Force guiding you. GOD has a GREATER PLAN for you. Whatever you do, DO NOT GIVE UP. TRUST IN GOD...
You shine the brightest when you live from your heart
- via A. Israels
To attract something you want, become as joyful as you think that thing would make you. The joy, not the thing, is the point
I need you to do your part, so that I can do mine. Your playing small in life does not serve the world. You were born for greatness and your life is meant to be remembered by every life that you touched. Remember who you are, you are unique and you are different. You aren't meant to be like anybody else, but you. Only you know what you really love and can follow the voice of your spirit - A. Mwanza
. There is something breathtakingly beautiful in the moments of smaller magic that occur when you strip down and are honest with those who are important to you
Compose, a piece, finish it, and have it performed. You will learn more about composition than anyone can teach you.
- Eric Whitacre
God would not have put a dream in your heart if He hadn't already given you everything you need to fulfill it. Patience means trusting God even when the circumstances haven't changed yet. He is in control. Your dream will come true if you have FAITH. - A Mwanza
"Every new day is another chance to change your life." Work on improving yourself at least 1% a day. Always remember the words of Aldous Huxley, "there is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self." And H. Jackson Brown, Jr sums it up well when he says, "Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others." -A. Mwanza
Damn... Sometimes you just need to be around, cause somewhere in that 2 hour class, something will be said that really resonates with you or makes you question... the other 119 minutes are all worth it for that one thing.
Be your best self. Set your own benchmark, without comparing yourself to others. Find a pace that works for you, and be proud of every page you finish. It gets much easier as the years go by, so if you ever feel discouraged, take a break and get back to the centre. Love yourself first, and everything will be awesome. Let no one or anything hinder you! - A. Mwanza
you don't have to fill in all the details, songs that leave you wondering are often the most interesting
Wisdom is to have dreams that are big enough not to lose sight of when we pursue them
- Oscar Wilde