Ik ben altijd op zoek naar prikkelende quotes, uitspraken van mensen die het zo goed, sterk, raak weten te zeggen. Een goede quote vat soms samen waar je anders een heel boek voor nodig hebt.
Hieronder volgen er een paar van mijn favorieten, dus zet je therapeut aan de kant en draag iedere dag een van deze quotes in je hart:


  • The Art of Life is dying young - as late as possible!
  • Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars. - Les Brown
  • You don't stop laughing because you're growing old, you grow old because you stopped laughing! - Anonymous.
  • You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind. - Timothy Leary
  • Meer componisten, minder dirigenten - Loesje
  • Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
  • Life isn't about waiting for the storm to end, but about learning to dance in the rain! (via Marianne Rugard Jarvstrat).
  • Luck is where opportunity meets preparation. [Robert Evans]
  • You were born an original. Don't die a copy. - John Mason.
  • A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. - Robert Heinlein in "Time Enough For Love".
  • If you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
  • The man who stands for nothing, will fall for anything.Tammy Richard
  • We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.- Plato (427 BC-347 BC)
  • If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much room. - Jayne Howard.
  • "Greatness belongs to those with the vision to follow their dreams, the courage to follow their heart, and the balls to live by their convictions!" - Andrew Simpson.
  • If wishing doesn't work, try working. - Robert Ettinger
  • Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it onto future generations.- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
  • In spite of illness, in spite of even the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things and happy in small ways.- Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
  • Without lightness I achieve nothing; application and overserious effort confuse, depress and weary my brain. - Montaigne 10,11.
  • Pack light and remain
    open to light in people
    who bless you with smiles.
    - Light Haiku for Trips by Maggie Marie Dougherty
  • Change and grow with the passage of time.
    Grow older, but try not to age too rapidly.
    Come to know why things really are as they are and act based on that knowledge. (Toni Pustovrh)
  • A man of great common sense and good taste--meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
  • If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all? - Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
  • The world’s most precious resource is the persistent and passionate human mind. - Peter H. Diamandis
  • Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain (1835-1910)
  • The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles. - Jack Kerouac: "On the Road".
  • Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man's features, any meanness or sensuality to imbrute them.- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
  • The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us. - Gilbert Chesterton
  • There is no way to happiness; happiness is the way. - Gautama Buddha.

    En, tot slot, Roosmarijn's Quote:
  • "Heb je even geen goede dag,
    Motiveer jezelf met een lach"


    Transhumanisme is de filosofie dat de mensheid zich verder kan, en ook moet, ontwikkelen tot een stadium in de evolutie bereikt is, waarop we wellicht geen mens - "human" - meer zijn, maar een "posthuman"..

  • This is what we should live for, Danlo: the heightening of our sensibilities, the rarefying of our desire, the deepening of our purpose, the vastening of our selves. The power to overcome ourselves. To be more. Or rather, to become more. Who hasn’t dreamed of such becoming? - David Zindell in "The Broken God".
  • The true human being...is the meaning of the universe. He is a dancing star.
    He is the exploding singularity pregnant with infinite possibilities. - David Zindell in "The Broken God".
  • Don Juan: - Wozu übermenschlich, Wenn du ein Mensch bleibst?
    Faust: - Wozu Mensch, Wenn du nach Übermenschlichem nicht strebst?
    -Chr.D. Grabbe: Don Juan und Faust

    De ander

  • I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine. –John Galt in ‘Atlas Shrugged’ by Ayn Rand.
  • Het leven is een bron van vreugde; doch daar, waar het gepeupel meedrinkt, zijn alle bronnen vergiftigd. - Nietzsche
  • The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been. -- Alan Ashley-Pitt
  • The soul that is within me no man can degrade. - Frederick Douglass (1817-1895)
  • Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. - Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
  • Friends should be weighed, not told; who boasts to have won a multitude of friends has never had one. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
  • Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it. - Rene Descartes
  • Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. - Plato (427 BC-347 BC)
  • Tact is the act of making a point without making an enemy. (Gelezen op een bord voor een kerk in Digby, Canada).
  • Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. - George Eliot (1819-1880)


  • Tijd is Prioriteit.
  • Think like a man of action, act like a man of thoughts. (Via: Patrick Ng
  • A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. - Charles Darwin
  • Life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece. - Nadia Boulanger
  • “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” - Jim Ryun
  • The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything either as a blessing or a curse. - Carlos Castaneda
  • Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. ~Anthony Robbins.
  • The way to 'solve' the problem of procrastination is to let delight pull you instead of making a to-do list push you. - Paul Graham.


  • The buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching toward infinity, and this passion is the only thing that raises us above the beasts that perish. - A. Edward Newton (1863-1949).
  • A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. - Tyrion Lannister
  • The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries. - Descartes.