Some of these are ones I used, some belonged to others and I liked 'em, and some I even wrote myself. Credit given where possible.
"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." F.Scott Fitzgerald
"'Cause intensity... it's never really been a problem for me." Melissa Ferrick
"It's all timing. One moment you're dying, and the next...you fall in love." "What's her name?" "I don't even know." from Cirque du Soleil's _AlegriA_ soundtrack
"To live is so startling, it leaves little time for anything else." Emily Dickinson
"Standing at opposite poles... equal partners in the mystery" Indigo Girls
"to know self is to forgive self...free my heart so my soul may fly" Me'Shell Ndgeocello
"Have heart. Would he be so special if he was that easy to find?" me
"If ya gotta go, ya gotta go, and if you're staying, stay...'cause I can't take the pain you keep leaving when you go away." Sinead O'Connor
"If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were." Kahlil Gibran, _The Prophet_
"...the good thing about shit is that it composts into rich soil.." -luscious
"To have courage for whatever comes in life -- everything lies in that" Saint Teresa of Avila
"what it means to be made of you but not enough for you" Tori Amos
"It was true, if one woman spoke the truth about her life,
the world would shatter. It was also true that if one woman chose the truth
about her life, the world would begin to put itself together again."
"If I can't dance, I don't want to be a part of your revolution."
"God got his ass kicked the first time he came down his summit.
He had the balls to come, the gall to die and then forgive us. I don't wonder
why, I wonder why he thought it would get us."
from _Tomorrow, Wendy_ by Concrete Blonde
"I trace my circles round and round, I'm sworn to find me."
"We can either make ourselves miserable or we can make ourselves
strong, but the amount of work involved is the same."
"Hope is the thing with feathers
that perches in the soul"
-- Emily Dickinson
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered."
Ralph Waldo Emerson