So I've Heard

On Words & Books

“Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand.”

- Ezra Pound -

On Life

“Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.”

- Jim Rohn -

On Life

“I’d rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I’d rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are.”

- Milton Berle -

On Life

“I remember when i was younger and I wanted to be beautiful; now I’m older and I want to be intelligent. I want to burn hearts with brilliance and engulf souls with compassion.  I want to be loved for my thoughts and nothing else.”

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On Travel

“I can tell about one who didn’t win. And it didn’t matter. Because his destiny was battle, Not the victory. He was born to travel, Not to find destination. He lived to live, Not to make a home.” 

- Abdur-Rehman Qadeer -

On Work & Career

“The price of greatness is responsibility.”

- Winston Churchill -

On Life

“I am not a place for cowards.”

- Caitlyn Siehl, What We Buried -

On Words & Books

“Not a wasted word. That has been a main point to my literary thinking all my life.”

- Hunter S. Thompson -

On Love & Relationships

“What’s the worse thing I’ve stolen?  Probably little pieces of other people’s lives.  Where I’ve either wasted their time or hurt them in some way.  That’s the worst thing you can steal, the time of other people.  You just can’t get that back.”

- Chester Bennington -

On Travel

“May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.”

- Trenton Lee Stewart -

On Love & Relationships

“I hope you find someone who knows how to love you when you are sad, insecure, mad, and most of all when you are unlovable.”

- Mikee Cane -

On Life

“I’ve got a thing for the type of people who are undeniably themselves.  The ones with messy hair and even messier souls. The kind of people who wear their hearts on their chest and have passion in their tears.  i’ve got a thing for those people who laugh at their own jokes and rejoice in their own success. it’s the people who fight for what they believe in and never let their spirit settle that are the ones for me.  I’m obsessed with all the people who have the strength to remain soft and let their fire burn hard. These are the type of people I’m in love with, these are the type of people I want in my life, these are my people.’

- k.a. -

On Love & Relationships

“Your love will be too strong for anyone who isn’t looking for something real.”

- Pierre Jeanty -

On Travel

“Everybody needs beauty…places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike.”

- John Muir -

On Love & Relationships

“All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.”

- Mitch Albom -

On Life

“Everyone needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.”

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On Life

“But above all, in order to be, never try to seem.”

- Albert Camus -

On Life

“I must evolve without forfeiting what I love.”

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On Life

“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”

- George R.R. Martin -

On Life

“Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.”

- Anon -

On Life

“You were under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago.”

- Alan Watts -