Life… is like a box of chocolates – a cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift that no one ever asks for, unreturnable because all you get back is another box of chocolates. So, you’re stuck with mostly undefinable whipped mint crap, mindlessly wolfed down when there’s nothing else to eat while you’re watching the game. Sure, once is a while you get a peanut butter cup or an English toffee but it’s gone too fast and the taste is fleeting. In the end, you are left with nothing but broken bits filled with hardened jelly and teeth-shattering nuts, which, if you are desperate enough to eat, leaves nothing but an empty box of useless brown paper. ~The X-Files
I couldn’t resist including this classic quote from the X-Files, a more cynical look at the meaning of life. … Read the rest
Every now and then go away and have a little relaxation. To remain constantly at work will diminish your judgment. Go some distance away, because work will be in perspective and a lack of harmony is more readily seen. – Leonardo DaVinci
This is a beautiful quote about work from one of the greatest geniuses to ever live. Leonardo DaVinci is widely regarded as one of the greatest inventors, artists, designers and scientists of all time. His body of work throughout life is varied and extensive. There is no question that he was someone who was able to be incredibly passionate about his work and had the motivation to accomplish so much. But even DaVinci, who accomplished so much in his life gives the advice that one needs to take a step back from work every so often just to relax. … Read the rest
“Dedicate your life to a cause greater than yourself, and your life will become a glorious romance and adventure.” ~Mack Douglas
This inspirational quote comes from Mack Douglas and has to do with living your life with an immense purpose. It is easy to go through life just following your instincts or living the life that you think you should be without really considering any other choices, but life is always filled with so much awesome things to do if we only consider living our lives outside of the box.
What the author is saying, however, is that if you dedicate your life to something bigger than yourself and your own dreams – whether it be helping others in some way, or starting your own business, or following religion (it could be anything really). … Read the rest
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose–a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. – Mary Shelley
I found this quote quite interesting because I have often found, that when you are purposeless, such as being unemployed or struggling to find out what you want to be doing for the rest of your life, it makes you feel super anxious. And the anxiousness has little to do with tangible worries but rather with a lack of being able to focus and a fear of the unknown.
If you find this is happening to you, and you are not ready or can’t move forward, the best thing to do is just to find something to do that engages you. … Read the rest