Over the past couple years I began collecting some of my favorite quotes. The best of the best deserve to be read over and over again, after all. A good quote is timeless; what it means to someone during one sequence of life can change as that life changes. We fit the best quotes to our own lives, to our own experiences, and thereby amplify their initial impact.
The power of words never fails to astound me. Words can build up or tear down. I’d like to make mine the building kind whenever possible. Sometimes, I will use my own words to do that, and sometimes, only those of another will do.
When I read the following quote, I think of: each member of my family, my own inner child, and all of you. And I delight in the fact that we are all here together in this particular time.
At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique human being; only once on this earth, and by no extraordinary chance, will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is ever be put together a second time. — Nietzche