"Be the change you want to see in the world"
"As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it."
"If you scatter thorns, don't go barefoot."
"Sometimes I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me."
"I want a busy life, a just mind, and a timely death"
-Zora Neale Hurston
"If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people."
"I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual."
I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.
"If we didn't live venturously, plucking the wild goat by the beard, and trembling over precipices, we should never be depressed, I've no doubt; but already should be faded, fatalistic and aged."
"Nothing will work unless you do."
"Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable."
And because laughter always helps.....
I don't have false teeth. Do you think I'd buy teeth like these?
"Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck."
"I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it."
"May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house."
The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing-and then marry him.
"Reality is a crutch for people who can't handle drugs."
"We are all in this together, by ourselves."
"Why isn't there a special name for the tops of your feet?"
"Why is it that when we talk to God we're said to be praying, but when God talks to us we're schizophrenic?"