Come to the edge.
We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It’s too high!
Come to the edge!
And they came,
and he pushed,
and they flew.
– Christopher Logue

Do you want me to tell you something really subversive?
Love is everything it’s cracked up to be.
That’s why people are so cynical about it. . . .
It really is worth fighting for,
being brave for,
risking everything for.
And the trouble is,
if you don’t risk anything,
you risk even more.
– Erica Jong

Dream lofty dreams,
and as you dream,
so you shall become.
Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be;
your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
– James Allen

I expect to pass through this world but once;
any good thing therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature,
let me do it now;
let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
– Stephan Grellet

It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
Before a dream is realized,
the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way.
It does this not because it is evil,
but so that we can,
in addition to realizing our dreams master the lessons
we have learned as we have moved toward that dream.
That’s the point at which most people give up.
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.
And that no heart has ever suffered
when it goes in search of its dreams,
because every second of search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity. – Paulo Coelho

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than
unsuccessful people with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve
the problems of the human race.
– Calvin Coolidge

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
– Marianne Williamson