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Quotes to Live and Love by

Some of my favorite quotes have come from several writers, authors, musicians and poets. www.goodreads.com is where you can find these quotes and their hand selected work. 


John F. Kennedy said, "The courage of life is a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. A man does what he must, in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures. And that is the basis of all morality."


"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
E.E. Cummings


"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
Oscar Wilde


"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much."
Oscar Wilde


"You can't copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means you're working without any real feeling. No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music."
Billie Holiday


"I never hurt nobody but myself and that's nobody's business but my own."
Billie Holiday


"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Maya Angelou


"When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time."
Maya Angelou


"Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend."
Sarah Dessen (Someone Like You)


"There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you'd better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying."
Sarah Dessen (Just Listen)


"Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love."
J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7))


“We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


"I'm a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I'm no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won't hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat."
Muhammad Ali (The Greatest My Own Story)


"The man with no imagination has no wings."
Muhammad Ali


"There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life."
John Lennon