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Topic: If you feel like giving up, read this first...
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Nov 12, 2002 02:48AM)
These words have helped lighten my burdens when I have felt like quitting. Hope it helps you.

“It's not the critic that counts. It's not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena. Whose face is marred with dust, and sweat, and blood. Who strives valiantly; Who errors and comes short again and again; Because there is no effort without error and shortcoming. But who does actually dare to do the deeds. Who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; Who spends himself in a worthy cause; Who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly. So that his place will never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
- Theodore Roosevelt -
Message: Posted by: MOTO42 (Nov 13, 2002 12:40AM)
Words that have encouraged me in the past.

"Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the taking of action in spite of it." -Unknown
Message: Posted by: Indus (Nov 13, 2002 03:22AM)
This quote basically changed my life

"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of
attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important
than facts. It is more important than the past, than
education, than money, than circumstances, than
failures, than success, than what other people think
or say or do. It is more important than appearance,
gift, or skill. It will make or break a company...
a church... a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day
regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past... The only thing we
can do is play on the string we have, and that is
our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me
and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you...
we are in charge of our attitudes."
--Charles Swindoll
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Nov 13, 2002 11:39AM)
Beautiful sayings all..
When I feel like nothing is happening with my Magic and the other things I endeavour to accomplish even though I feel I have tried hard, I remember these words..

"It doesn't matter if you go slow, so long as you never stop." -Confucius-

and....

"Worry not about Perfection, that is solely God's work, worry only that you did not try to do your best, for life asks of us not that we be the biggest or the best, only that we try...." -Unknown-

Thanks, guys. Anyone else wanna share their sayings? :D
Message: Posted by: marionicasio (Nov 18, 2002 10:29PM)
I will copy all those lines. They are very beautiful. :nose:
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Nov 19, 2002 03:37PM)
And then pass them on, marionicasio.... :wavey:
Message: Posted by: Enigma3613 (Nov 25, 2002 06:05PM)
Really great lines. I wish I had some of my own to add.

Just, "life is what you make of it" and, "Your legacy in life is the people you have touched and how they remember you; how do you wish to be remembered?".
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Nov 28, 2002 01:59PM)
You DID have lines to add Enigma. :) Thanks. :wavey:
Message: Posted by: Terry (Jan 4, 2003 07:37PM)
The last I heard that parable I was in the military, in '94. I guess that was a prior life.

That parable and 'A coward dies a thousand deaths, the valiant die but once'

Very inspiring, there are those who do, and those who say I could have.

Thanks,
Terry

On a re-read it brings a tear to my patriotic eye.

Thanks again.
T
Message: Posted by: RandyStewart (Jan 5, 2003 03:26PM)
Pakar Ilusi said: "The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena."

Terry, as a veteran myself, I appreciate your quote: " 'A coward dies a thousand deaths, the valiant die but once' "

I've personally come to realize that the world offers me a lifetime of opportunity to quit or complain. I, in turn, offer myself a daily opportunity not to do so.
The results have been good!

You fellas have already made an unusual impact with your willingness to inspire within this discussion thread. That can certainly go a LONG way! :)

Thanks for nudging us along.

Randy Stewart
Message: Posted by: Tim Hannig (Jan 23, 2003 10:31PM)
I like the attitude quote.

As John Maxwell says, "Your attitude determines your altitude."
Message: Posted by: amazingboz (Jan 28, 2003 07:51PM)
We Create The Magic NOW!

The effort should be focused on being human having a spiritual experience,rather than a spirit having a human experience.
Celebrate whatever comes our way as this isn't a dress rehersal...

AmazingBoz aka Phil :bunny2:
Message: Posted by: khuber (Jan 28, 2003 11:11PM)
Whether you say you can or can't .. you're right!
Message: Posted by: Stephen Barney (May 19, 2003 03:20AM)
"Do or Do Not there is no Try"

Master Yoda!

Silly but so true :)
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jun 8, 2003 08:07AM)
Thanks for the thoughtful reply guys! I haven't been on for some time so it's good to know that this thread is still going!

Thanks again.

I'll add this one....

"Dreams aren't a matter of Chance but A matter of Choice." -DC-
Message: Posted by: Aus (Jun 16, 2003 11:24PM)
Here's my 10 cents worth:

"A calm sea, never made a skilled sailor"

"If one day you stand up and face the music, one day you might lead the band."

"If better is always possible, good will never be enough."

"Knowing your path, and walking it are to different things."

Magically

Aus
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jun 25, 2003 05:54AM)
Beautiful Aus... and I've never heard any of those before... Especially like...

"If one day you stand up and face the music, one day you just might lead the band."

:thumbsup: :online:

I'll add this one.

"You always miss 100% of all the shots you did not even try to make."

Thanks all... :online:
Message: Posted by: Kelvin Ng (Jun 29, 2003 05:10AM)
I'll add to the Group!

"The greatest principle of growth lies in Human Choice"

"There is no shortcut to any place worth going"
Message: Posted by: London (Jun 30, 2003 08:50PM)
These may not fit but I am a big James Dean fan

"dream as though you will live forever, and live as though you will die tommorow."

"only the gentle are truly strong"

I don't think the latter is Jimmy's but it was his favorite qoute.

best to all...... :goodluck:
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 9, 2003 10:21PM)
This one I really like...

"This is NOT a dress rehearsal, THIS is your LIFE! So LIVE it to the FULLEST! You pass this way only ONCE!"

:beatingheart:

Remember...

"Tomorrow is not a promise and yesterday is no longer here. Today is a gift from God. That's why we call it the PRESENT! So make the most of it..."

:online:
Message: Posted by: The Wiz (Jul 10, 2003 09:15AM)
Ther are a few small books with the wisdom of footballs greatest coach EVER. Vince Lombardi. If you really want to be inspired and motivated, look for them at your favorite book seller.

http://www.SandySinger.com
(^_^)

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Message: Posted by: Peter Eggink (Jul 10, 2003 09:31AM)
"Yesterday is the past, today was a gift and
tomorrow is a surprise.."


"In every life we have some trouble, but if you worry, you make it double.."

Don't worry, be happy :D



Peter
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 13, 2003 10:17AM)
Another one..

"Pain is a part of life, but suffering is a state of mind. CHOOSE NOT to suffer..."

Yet another...

"Do the best you can with what you have."

Keep 'em comin' y'all! :wavey:


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Message: Posted by: docdazzal (Jul 13, 2003 12:05PM)
You Must Not Quit...

"When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must...but don't you quit."

"Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When we might have won had we stuck it out,
Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow."

"Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worse...that you must not quit."
Unknown

Continued success to us all...Doc Dazzal
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 24, 2003 11:10AM)
Thanks Doc...


"The glory is not in never falling... but in getting up everytime you fall..." Chinese Proverb

"This thing we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford


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Message: Posted by: mattneufeld (Jul 24, 2003 04:03PM)
It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game.

With great power comes great responsibility.

To be, or not to be. That is the question.
Message: Posted by: Whit Haydn (Jul 24, 2003 04:26PM)
"You can put your hand in a bucket of water, and shake it around as hard and as long as you like, but when you take it out, it will be as if it was never there."
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 31, 2003 05:36PM)
"Luck is preparation meeting opportunity." -Oprah Winfrey-

:online:

"Feel the fear and do it anyway." Susan Jeffers

"Just do it." Nike

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Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Sep 16, 2007 10:55PM)
"The most certain fact in life is that we will all someday die, so while you're still alive, don't forget to live...."




Live Life Now.... :wavey:




:dancing: :dancing:
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Dec 25, 2007 09:25PM)
"80% of success is showing up." - Woody Allen

"Young man, when you've been around as long as I have, A LOT of people will have heard about you." - Lester Lake to me in the early 1970s
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Oct 30, 2008 06:57AM)
"Only this time more wisely..." -Anonymous-


Hope this thread helps to inspire....

:online:
Message: Posted by: McAllisterMagic (Oct 31, 2008 04:10PM)
No matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine- unknown

Cheers
Francis McAllister
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Oct 31, 2008 06:37PM)
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus
Message: Posted by: NicholasD (Oct 31, 2008 09:42PM)
I came across and began carrying Theodore Roosevelt's quote in my wallet around 1968. I was competing in weightlifting at the time and before each contest I would be very nervous and doubtful about my ability to perform. Reading his words before a contest always inspired me to do my best.
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Nov 1, 2008 08:10AM)
TR has that effect on people. He is a favorite historical figure both to my wife and myself.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Nov 4, 2008 02:44AM)
Me too.

One more....

"We are the ones, we've been waiting for..."

-Barack Obama-
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Nov 4, 2008 05:20AM)
Having read all this, I'm truly inspired.
I'll give up now.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Nov 6, 2008 07:04AM)
Ones that are most appropriate now...

"There's nothing false, about Hope..."

"Yes We Can!"

- Barack Obama -

:wavey:
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Nov 6, 2008 06:59PM)
"If you commit suicide, the jerks win."
- Steve Mollett
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Nov 10, 2008 03:42AM)
"For as long as We breathe, We Hope!"

- Barack Obama -
Message: Posted by: Mark Ennis (Nov 12, 2008 09:16PM)
"Baseball wrong. Man with 4 balls no walk." - Confucious
Message: Posted by: James F (Nov 13, 2008 11:26PM)
"For what purpose humanity is here should not even concern us: why YOU are there, THAT you should ask yourself: and if you have no ready answer, then set for yourself goals, high and noble goals, and perish in pursuit of them! I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible"

Nietzsche
Message: Posted by: James F (Nov 13, 2008 11:28PM)
"Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem"

The old man
Message: Posted by: gfdiamond (Nov 15, 2008 07:27PM)
Hi guys,

here is my list.

'Success - going from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm' - Sir Winston Churchill.

"You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own 'acres of diamonds.'"
-- Earl Nightingale

'An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.'
M.K. Gandhi

'Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.'
Dr. Napoleon Hill

'Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.'
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

'You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.'
Zig Ziglar

'Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.'
Mark Twain

'Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.'
Samuel Johnson

'I made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it short.'
Blaise Pascal

I hope these help.

regards,

geoff.
http://www.tvmagicians.com
Message: Posted by: liampower (Nov 17, 2008 07:47AM)
These are by a Canadian musician called Bruce Cockburn I think he writes some of the most beautiful lyrics in the world. but for this topic I reaccon

"Sometimes the best maps will not guide you, you cant see whats round the bend somtimes the road leads to dark places, somtimes the darkness is your friend"

"When you know even for a moment that its your turn you can walk with the power or a generations"
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Dec 1, 2008 07:42AM)
Wow gfdiamond!

Thanks for that!

And thanks everyone!

One more...

"Life is travelled only once,today's moment becomes tomorrow's memory. Enjoy every moment, good or bad because the gift of life is life itself."

- A Wise Person -


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Message: Posted by: critter (Feb 3, 2009 02:12PM)
Teddy Rooselvelt. TR. Last decent Republican. Good quote.
Message: Posted by: ying (Mar 9, 2009 04:21AM)
[i]"You are your own forerunner, and the towers you have built are but the foundation of your giant-self. And that self too shall be a foundation.

And I too am my own forerunner, for the long shadow stretching before me at sunrise shall gather under my feet at the noon hour. Yet another sunrise shall lay another shadow before me, and that also shall be gathered at another noon.

Always have we been our own forerunners, and always shall we be. And all that we have gathered and shall gather shall be but seeds for fields yet unploughed. We are the fields and the ploughmen, the gatherers and the gathered."[/i]

-Kahlil Gibran, The Forerunner
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Mar 14, 2009 05:32AM)
Thanks for your contributions everyone!

:online:

Another one...

"Do you want to look back 50 years from now and wondered if you should have gotten into that car?"

- Shia LaBeouf to Megan Fox in "Transformers" -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Apr 9, 2009 03:38PM)
"Because life is a gift, all of us are gifted."

- Noah BenShea -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Apr 14, 2009 09:12AM)
“Dream no small dream, it lacks magic. Dream large. Then make the dream real.”

~Donald Wills Douglas~


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Message: Posted by: lozey (Apr 15, 2009 06:39PM)
'If you have a quality, be proud of it, no matter what it is' Doug Bradley (AKA 'Pinhead')
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jun 12, 2009 12:34AM)
"While the media would remind you at every juncture of what you have lost, I challenge you to focus on what you have."

-Anna Unkovich, Education Director, Pay It Forward Foundation-
Message: Posted by: Chessmann (Jun 12, 2009 01:04AM)
Words, words, words....

Sometimes things work out. Sometimes they don't.

My mom had a pretty miserable life. 40 years married to a jerk. When my father passed in 2002, I thought, well, now maybe she can enjoy life. Come to find out she was in early stage Alzheimer's. Started having vile hallucinations, too. Now It has progressed to the point where she is in an absolute living hell. I'm really not exaggerating, though I surely wish I was. My one wish for her was that, after her husband passed, that however many remaining years she had left, they would be good for her.

Words can be great, but they cannot always overcome life.
Message: Posted by: Greg Arce (Jun 12, 2009 01:27AM)
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."
Thomas Jefferson

There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Christopher Morley

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--which is:
Try to please everybody.
Herbert Bayard Swope

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary
Vidal Sassoon

Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes

There are two primary choices in life:
to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Denis Waitley

Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there,
you must first see inside of you.
Wally Amos

"If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius." Michelangelo

What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.
Roethke

And perfect for this thread:

"Quotes are nothing but inspiration for the uninspired."
Richard Kemph


Greg
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Jun 12, 2009 10:11AM)
Always...no, never...no, always...always carry a litter bag in your car. If it gets full, you can throw it out the window.
- The quote by Steve Martin's guru that he claims he will never forget
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jun 15, 2009 12:53AM)
Sorry to hear that Chessman.

At least your Mom's life was a success in one way.

She had you. Someone who loves her so much.

At the end, life is just a collection of memories. Mine and yours are totally different. Words are the only way to pass it on, the experience and the knowledge.

Just wanting to learn and be inspired by the knowledge that successful people have passed on here...

"Life is travelled only once,today's moment becomes tomorrow's memory. Enjoy every moment, good or bad because the gift of life is life itself."

:online:
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Sep 22, 2009 01:09AM)
"While life is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it..."

:online:
Message: Posted by: tjaymagic (Dec 29, 2009 11:22PM)
Here's one I live to now, after suffering from severe depression...

Everything in life is fixable, whether that be eduacation, friends, families or jobs. It is also never to late to fix these things.

At 33, in 2nd year of university and perfoming magic again shows that this can be done.

As someone else posted, If you commit suicide, the jerks win.
Message: Posted by: Scott Compton (Dec 30, 2009 06:04PM)
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan
Message: Posted by: Scott Compton (Dec 30, 2009 07:24PM)
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (May 18, 2010 01:41PM)
Thanks so much everyone!

"What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?"

- Robert Schuller -
Message: Posted by: Mr. Mystoffelees (May 20, 2010 06:10AM)
My favorite inspiration is still Kipling's "If"...
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (May 26, 2010 02:36AM)
"There are two ways to get ahead in life... Put everyone else down OR lead everyone else forward..."
Message: Posted by: Kent Wong (May 27, 2010 11:03AM)
"Never crush another man's dreams, because sometimes, dreams are all he has". It's so easy to be negative and critical of things.I keep this saying in mind all the time when talking with other people.

"If you shoot for the stars, you may land on the roof. But if you shoot for the roof, you will never leave the ground"

Kent
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (May 27, 2010 12:41PM)
Nice post Kent, thanks!

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Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jun 9, 2010 07:52PM)
I love this one...

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

Marianne Williamson

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Message: Posted by: SilvaAce (Jul 28, 2010 11:21AM)
"Let me sleep in, and my day will be so much better!" Mine LOL
Message: Posted by: Jerry (Sep 14, 2010 06:18PM)
"Live every day like it's your last, one day you'll be right"
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Sep 14, 2010 08:35PM)
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift, that's why it is called the Present."
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Feb 22, 2011 08:44AM)
"Smile and the World smiles with you!" :)
Message: Posted by: harris (May 13, 2011 08:33AM)
Tragedy + time = comedy

If it doesn't kill us, we can use it in a future routine. (h.deutsch)

and on the inside of Solomon's ring "This too shall pass".
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (May 17, 2011 01:32AM)
"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." ;)
Message: Posted by: Michael Rubinstein (May 21, 2011 01:44PM)
"If you never try, you will never know" - me
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (May 21, 2011 04:19PM)
"Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling."

Margaret Lee Runbeck
Message: Posted by: harris (May 24, 2011 01:07PM)
Happiness is a by product of other actions. (author unknown)

When I am all wrapped up in me, I am a small package. (12 step saying)

When I am all wrapped up in me, I am overdressed. D.A. Deutsch
Message: Posted by: Michael Rubinstein (May 27, 2011 06:43PM)
"The road to victory is lined with rivits of failure. " - me
Message: Posted by: Michael Rubinstein (May 27, 2011 06:44PM)
"You will never become better at sailing if you learn on still waters" - Nick Swisher
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (May 30, 2011 10:41AM)
Just so everyone knows, I return to this thread every time I need to motivate myself.

It really does help. I sincerely hope it helps you too...

So... Thanks everyone for all your contributions here...

Really, really appreciated! :wavey:

I'll add one more...

"No matter all the wrong doings you may have done, it is always the right time to shed your skin and start anew. NO ONE is a bad person; just a person who will eventually become a very strong and wise individual."
Written in 2011 by Reiley Van Wagoner
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jun 3, 2011 09:47AM)
“I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.”

Louisa May Alcott
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jun 23, 2011 04:14AM)
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 11, 2011 04:55PM)
"Work like you don't need the money, love like you'll never get hurt, and dance like nobody's watching."

- Satchel Paige -

;)
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 24, 2011 04:05AM)
Dream like you will live forever, love like you will die tomorrow.

- Me -

Die trying than live regretting.

- Eva E. -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Aug 7, 2011 05:12AM)
I may not be perfect, but parts of me are pretty awesome! ;)

- Unknown -
Message: Posted by: TomBoleware (Aug 7, 2011 08:59AM)
"The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter
their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be."
--William James
Message: Posted by: Turk (Aug 31, 2011 06:16AM)
[quote]
On 2011-05-13 09:33, Harris wrote:
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and on the inside of Solomon's ring "This too shall pass".
[/quote]

Hmm,...I thought that this was written on his kidney stone.

Seriously,:

"You can never fully appreciate the height of the mountain until you have experienced the depth of the valley."

"There are no roses without thorns."

Keith Johnston on creativity (paraphrased by Turk): [b]"Rather than view children as immature adults, perhaps it would be more productive to view adults as atrophied children."[/b] (This thought hit me in the gut when I first read it and it has stayed with me ever since.)

The above quote is from his book "Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre" in the section where he discusses creativity and spontaneity and how children seem to be born uninhibited and to be born with both creativity and spontaneity, and, that children, as they are taught and conditioned in school, they begin to learn how to cope in society, and, as a consequence with learning how to cope (and conform), they begin to lose both their creativity and spontaneity qualities as they get older and begin to approach adulthood.) (See: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0878301178?ie=UTF8&tag=approanxie-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0878301178 )

Keith's companion book, "Impro for Storytellers" appears to be a free (and legal?) download at: http://www.filestube.com/fkCluWcv5yTtrdxJ22RW0b/Keith-Johnstone-Impro-for-storytellers-B-amp-W.html The Table of Contents appears very interesting and food for thought.

Just, IMHO; your mileage may vary...and probably does.

Mike
Message: Posted by: Patrick Differ (Sep 2, 2011 11:42AM)
Voyager, there are no bridges. One builds them as one goes.

Is that all there is? No! There must be something more. What else is there? What am I missing?
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Sep 18, 2011 01:02PM)
Thanks everyone... ;)

One more...

"Love like you'll never get hurt, Dance like no one is watching and Dream like you'll live forever..."
Message: Posted by: TomBoleware (Sep 19, 2011 01:59PM)
"The reason people blame others is, there is only one other choice."

Tom
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Nov 2, 2011 11:37AM)
It doesn't matter if they knock you down, so long as you get back up.

:ohyes:
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Dec 2, 2011 02:06AM)
"You're a lifetime of experiences, happiness and heartbreaks.... You've been through all the good and the bad to arrive at this very moment right now... And from this moment on, take all you know and live life to the fullest... Go for your dreams right now by doing the best you can with what you have... You already have what you think you need to succeed, deep within you... Now, go on... You can do it." -Me-

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Message: Posted by: Devious (Dec 3, 2011 08:59AM)
"If you don't have joy in your life, steal it from another".....no wait that's not how it goes, I'll be right back. Lol

Great posts gang! I'm so glad I found this little gem of a discussion, Wonderful!
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Dec 3, 2011 12:15PM)
[quote]
On 2011-12-03 09:59, Devious wrote:

Great posts gang! I'm so glad I found this little gem of a discussion, Wonderful!

[/quote]

Thanks... ;)

"Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling."

Margaret Lee Runbeck
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Dec 10, 2011 05:37AM)
Fear less, hope more,

Whine less, breathe more,

Talk less, say more,

Hate less, love more and

All good things are yours... :ohyes:
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Dec 15, 2011 10:10AM)
Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty... :ohyes:
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Dec 29, 2011 05:01AM)
"Never lose hope, 'cause you're awesome..."

:applause:

Haha, I loved that one the moment I laid eyes on it... :ohyes:
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Dec 29, 2011 05:34AM)
[quote]
On 2010-05-20 07:10, Mr. Mystoffelees wrote:
My favorite inspiration is still Kipling's "If"...
[/quote]

"If" by Rudyard Kipling.

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

:applause:
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jan 8, 2012 04:38AM)
"You don't stop dancing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop dancing..."

:banana:
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jan 12, 2012 02:38AM)
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. :)

Smile. :)
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jan 12, 2012 02:41AM)
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

- Dr. Seuss -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jan 30, 2012 12:48AM)
“When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.”--W. Clement Stone
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jan 30, 2012 12:59AM)
Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Calvin Coolidge - 30th president of US(1872 - 1933)
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Feb 13, 2012 12:03AM)
Cry if you must, laugh when you can.

:ohyes:
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Feb 15, 2012 01:02AM)
We will all fall some time in our lives... It's not the falling down that matters, it's the getting up.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Mar 20, 2012 02:16AM)
Be strong now, because it will get better. It may be stormy now, but it can't rain forever... :ohyes:
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Apr 3, 2012 05:50PM)
I have followed my dream... I have bled, sweated and cried, literally the blood, sweat and tears... I have been helped and betrayed by those close to me... I have both surprised and disappointed myself... I've done right and I've done wrong by some... I have laughed and cried... But... Given up I have not, for this is simply, my dream... I am on my way still... Thank you for the love and thank you even for the hate... ;) I have followed my dream...

- Me -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Apr 3, 2012 06:36PM)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jun 25, 2012 04:05PM)
If you cannot bring yourself to go for your dreams, don't put down others who are trying to go for theirs.
Message: Posted by: JRob (Jul 1, 2012 08:26AM)
Thanks, Pakar. I could not have seen the OP at a more opportune time
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 1, 2012 09:44AM)
[quote]
On 2012-07-01 09:26, JRob wrote:
Thanks, Pakar. I could not have seen the OP at a more opportune time
[/quote]

You're more than welcome JRob... :ohyes:

Hope you have many more Christmases with your Dad... ;)
Message: Posted by: NFW (Jul 7, 2012 03:48PM)
"whether you think you can or think you can't, I ether way your right". Henry Ford
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 11, 2012 01:59PM)
"Never frown because you never know who might be falling in love with your smile."

- Justine Milton -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Aug 17, 2012 03:39AM)
"Everything is now in God's hands. And that's cool as He seems to have done a great job so far..." :)

- Bill Robinson -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Oct 18, 2012 02:32PM)
In life, you have to stand for something or you'll fall for anything.

:ohyes:
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Nov 1, 2012 01:31PM)
I have been critized for starting this thread by some.

Why bother posting kind words?

Why?

If it did soothe an aching heart, ease a difficult journey, embrace a lonely soul, even if just a bit... Then it was worth posting. It may not mean much to some, but it means a lot to those in need of it and that means the world to me. - Me -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Nov 30, 2012 12:34AM)
1) "Every choice you make has an end result."

2) "Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days."

3) "Your business is never really good or bad 'out there.' Your business is either good or bad right between your own two ears."

4) "People don't buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons."

5) "A goal properly set is halfway reached."

6) "If you want to reach a goal, you must 'see the reaching' in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal."

7) "Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night."

8) "If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost."

9) "If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time."

10) "If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner."

11) "Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust."

12) "When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there."

13) "You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want."

14) "Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business."

15) "Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart."

16) "For every sale you miss because you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough."

17) "Stop selling. Start helping."

18) "People often say that motivation doesn't last, Well, neither does bathing—that's why we recommend it daily."
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jan 27, 2013 08:44AM)
Live in the moment. Yesterday is no more. Tomorrow has yet to arrive. There is only today. There is only now really. Life is a gift.

That's why it's called the present. :ohyes:
Message: Posted by: NFW (Feb 12, 2013 03:06PM)
I do enjoy re reading these every so often, thanks for starting this off Pakar.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Feb 14, 2013 03:54PM)
[quote]
On 2013-02-12 16:06, NFW wrote:
I do enjoy re reading these every so often, thanks for starting this off Pakar.
[/quote]

You're most welcome. :ohyes:
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Feb 15, 2013 08:51AM)
When life throws lemons at you, make lemonade... :)

When the power is out, the electricity breaks down, have a candle light dinner... ;)

Life's pleasures are a matter of perspective really.

Some see the rain as a sign that we have to be cooped up, some just dance in it... :ohyes:
Message: Posted by: RicHeka (Mar 18, 2013 12:43AM)
About Worry: "I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened." Mark Twain

This is a great thread Pakar...thank-you!

To extend on your rain reference above: I was watching the NYC St. Patricks Day Parade. It started to snow...a moderately heavy...very wet snow. One of the host's asked a parade dignitary: What do you think of this snow? He answered...oh.....it is just 'liquid sunshine'! :)
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Mar 19, 2013 04:47AM)
[quote]
On 2013-03-18 01:43, RicHeka wrote:
About Worry: "I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened." Mark Twain

This is a great thread Pakar...thank-you!

To extend on your rain reference above: I was watching the NYC St. Patricks Day Parade. It started to snow...a moderately heavy...very wet snow. One of the host's asked a parade dignitary: What do you think of this snow? He answered...oh.....it is just 'liquid sunshine'! :)
[/quote]

You're welcome RicHeka! :ohyes:

I love that, 'liquid sunshine'! :applause:
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Mar 21, 2013 03:41AM)
Watch this...

May You Be Blessed, please watch...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmNuxAZHrQ0


And when there is only darkness

And the storms of life are closing in

May the light at the core of your being

Illuminate the World.

:applause:
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Apr 7, 2013 11:59AM)
Wake up everyday and no matter how crappy you feel, want to change something for the better. Do something that makes someone happy. Create something that inspires someone. Be someone’s light when they are hopeless.

- Dave Grohl -


Be someone’s light when they are hopeless.

:ohyes: :applause:
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Apr 16, 2013 09:22AM)
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in this world.”

- Fred Rogers -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (May 23, 2013 09:28AM)
While it is always easier to be cynical and give up on your dreams.

No man (or woman) is an island.

So it goes, by that logic...

"Never give up your dreams,

You don't know who is watching you now,

You don't know who you're inspiring at this very moment.

While you may feel insignificant,

There is somebody who is looking up to you.

It may be a child, a friend or a stranger,

So choose to inspire them.

Never give up your dreams."

:ohyes: :applause:
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (May 27, 2013 05:45PM)
"Where's your friend?"
"He drowned in liquid sunshine." :sun:
Message: Posted by: alkazam (May 28, 2013 06:30PM)
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." Dr. Seuss

"I´d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I´m not" Kurt Cobain (It is often speculated that André Gide said it first)
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (May 29, 2013 08:58PM)
[quote]
On 2013-05-28 19:30, alkazam wrote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." Dr. Seuss

"I´d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I´m not" Kurt Cobain (It is often speculated that André Gide said it first)
[/quote]

Thanks alkazam! :)
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (May 30, 2013 01:53AM)
Pakar, thank Devious who sent me here to your ten plus year-old thread. And it will take me some time to navigate, but you seem to be a good person Pakar, despite that you keep banning me on that other thread!
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (May 30, 2013 02:00AM)
[quote]
On 2013-05-30 02:53, Bob1Dog wrote:
Pakar, thank Devious who sent me here to your ten plus year-old thread. And it will take me some time to navigate, but you seem to be a good person Pakar, despite that you keep banning me on that other thread!
[/quote]

Haha, thanks Bob. Those are kind words indeed.

A good ban deserves another, good fun that thread. :)

(Has it been that long? I'll thank Devious for being so nice pointing you here...)

This my little contribution to the Café that has helped me so much.

Hope you like it. :)
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (May 30, 2013 02:24AM)
Everyday you wake up, say thank you.

You woke up. ;)
Message: Posted by: Devious (May 30, 2013 03:09AM)
Brother Pakar from Malaysia,
although you didn't know it at the time,
I was suffering through some serious issues.
I used to visit here often during those moments.
I thank you for inspiring so many folks to provide
the words, that have helped many folks try to find some
comfort in knowing, that we have so much, to be thankful for.

[img]http://esotericquotes-eq.asg.netdna-cdn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/rumi/be-grateful.jpg[/img]
[b]This made me smile and I hope it does for you as well![/b]
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (May 30, 2013 04:49AM)
[quote]
On 2013-05-30 04:09, Devious wrote:
Brother Pakar from Malaysia,
although you didn't know it at the time,
I was suffering through some serious issues.
I used to visit here often during those moments.
I thank you for inspiring so many folks to provide
the words, that have helped many folks try to find some
comfort in knowing, that we have so much, to be thankful for.

[img]http://esotericquotes-eq.asg.netdna-cdn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/rumi/be-grateful.jpg[/img]
[b]This made me smile and I hope it does for you as well![/b]
[/quote]

Wow, I'm so touched... I really am.

Thank you for the kind words Devious.

I consider you my brother now... ;)

I'm so glad that you and others have found a little comfort in this thread I started, so long ago it seems now.

So sorry for your loss. I know she is in a better place.

Most of these sayings aren't mine, so to the extent of taking any credit...

I really don't deserve any, as I was just sharing words that have helped and comforted me.

Those who uttered these beautiful sayings are to be thanked.

They are just words, but sometimes, a few kind words is all we need to lift our spirits.

To know that others have felt and gone through what we're feeling and going through can make a world of difference.

Brother, I'm glad that though thousands of miles stand between us, a few words can bind us in friendship and brotherhood. :)

Brother Devious, thank you again.

It does mean a lot and you just made my day. :)

And thank you to Steve Brooks and The Magic Café staff for this wonderful place. :)

And that is a BEAUTIFUL PICTURE. :)
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 1, 2013 05:44AM)
'The measure of a man is not how he got knocked down on the mat, it is how he gets up.'
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Jul 3, 2013 06:32PM)
"When you wish upon a falling star, your dreams can come true. Unless it's really a meteorite hurtling to the Earth which will destroy all life. Then you're pretty much hosed no matter what you wish for. Unless it's death by meteor."
Message: Posted by: NFW (Jul 6, 2013 05:36AM)
That's funny........
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 8, 2013 03:40PM)
'We are here but a fleeting moment in the grand scheme of things. Make the most of it. Cry when you must, laugh when you can.'

;)
Message: Posted by: Dollarbill (Aug 19, 2013 03:45PM)
Courage is being scared to death....and saddling up anyway. John Wayne

This is what I try to teach my son.

What a great thread. Tip my hat to Pakar too.
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Aug 21, 2013 07:33AM)
Sticker on the back of a car I saw:

WAG MORE

BARK LESS
Message: Posted by: MagicBus (Aug 21, 2013 02:41PM)
"I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." -Michael Jordan
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Aug 22, 2013 04:38AM)
[quote]
On 2013-08-19 16:45, Dollarbill wrote:
Courage is being scared to death....and saddling up anyway. John Wayne

This is what I try to teach my son.

What a great thread. Tip my hat to Pakar too.
[/quote]

Great lesson for your son there... ;)

And my hat's off to you, sir...

Thank you. :)
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Aug 22, 2013 04:40AM)
[quote]
On 2013-08-21 08:33, ClintonMagus wrote:
Sticker on the back of a car I saw:

WAG MORE

BARK LESS
[/quote]

I like that! :)
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Aug 22, 2013 04:41AM)
[quote]
On 2013-08-21 15:41, MagicBus wrote:
"I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." -Michael Jordan
[/quote]

I've always loved that one... :ohyes:
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Oct 10, 2013 07:32PM)
When I wake up in the morning I say..."Aw crap--AGAIN?!?" ;)
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Oct 22, 2013 05:52AM)
[quote]
On 2013-10-10 20:32, Steve_Mollett wrote:
When I wake up in the morning I say..."Aw crap--AGAIN?!?" ;)
[/quote]

It's good for you to empty your bowels regularly... ;)
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Oct 22, 2013 05:55AM)
Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got.

- Art Buchwald -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Nov 12, 2013 09:26PM)
'Hey, the way I see it, we're going to die anyway at the end... So let's enjoy the ride!'

- Me -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Nov 18, 2013 08:38AM)
Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, was 43 when he began drawing his legendary superheroes and his partner Jack Kirby was 44 when he created The Fantastic Four.

It is never too late to let your inner child loose and live your Dreams! :ohyes:
Message: Posted by: RicHeka (Nov 26, 2013 04:09PM)
"Courage...is 'being scared to death' and saddling up anyway". John Wayne
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Nov 27, 2013 12:34AM)
[quote]
On 2013-11-26 17:09, RicHeka wrote:
"Courage...is 'being scared to death' and saddling up anyway". John Wayne
[/quote]

Yes, one of the gems... :ohyes:
Message: Posted by: Alex L. Molina (Nov 27, 2013 01:26AM)
[quote]
On 2002-11-12 03:48, Pakar Ilusi wrote:

These words have helped lighten my burdens when I have felt like quitting. Hope it helps you.

“It's not the critic that counts. It's not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena. Whose face is marred with dust, and sweat, and blood. Who strives valiantly; Who errors and comes short again and again; Because there is no effort without error and shortcoming. But who does actually dare to do the deeds. Who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; Who spends himself in a worthy cause; Who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly. So that his place will never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
- Theodore Roosevelt -

I just fell in Love with you, Bro - lol - we are most definitely Kindred Spirits ;)
[/quote]
Message: Posted by: Zhang (Dec 1, 2013 02:54PM)
[quote]
On 2013-11-27 01:34, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
[quote]
On 2013-11-26 17:09, RicHeka wrote:
"Courage...is 'being scared to death' and saddling up anyway". John Wayne
[/quote]

Yes, one of the gems... :ohyes:

[/quote]
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Dec 9, 2013 08:46AM)
[quote]
On 2013-11-27 02:26, Alex L. Molina wrote:
[quote]
On 2002-11-12 03:48, Pakar Ilusi wrote:

These words have helped lighten my burdens when I have felt like quitting. Hope it helps you.

“It's not the critic that counts. It's not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena. Whose face is marred with dust, and sweat, and blood. Who strives valiantly; Who errors and comes short again and again; Because there is no effort without error and shortcoming. But who does actually dare to do the deeds. Who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; Who spends himself in a worthy cause; Who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly. So that his place will never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
- Theodore Roosevelt -

I just fell in Love with you, Bro - lol - we are most definitely Kindred Spirits ;)
[/quote]
[/quote]

Thanks Alex! :)
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jan 28, 2014 04:37PM)
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable.
Be honest and transparent anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
People who really want help may attack you if you help them.
Help them anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt.
Give the world your best anyway.

- Mother Theresa -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Mar 7, 2014 02:09AM)
Sleep is the best meditation.

- Dalai Lama -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Mar 7, 2014 02:11AM)
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

- Henry David Thoreau -
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Jun 9, 2014 08:10PM)
If there's one thing that makes me cynical, it's optimists. They are just far too cynical about cynicism. If only they could see that cynics can be happy, constructive, even fun to hang out with, they might learn a thing or two.
- Julian Baggini
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jun 12, 2014 10:24AM)
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

- Winston Churchill -
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Jun 19, 2014 08:47PM)
"If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job."
- Woody Allen
Message: Posted by: critter (Jun 20, 2014 11:44PM)
"May the chip on your shoulder never grow stale." ~Professor Valeyard
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jun 21, 2014 01:19PM)
“It will never rain roses, when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.”

- George Eliot -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jun 30, 2014 10:32PM)
“Don't wait for what you don't have. Use what you have, begin now and what you don't even expect will come alongside with excess of what you expect.

Go, make it happen.”

- Israelmore Ayivor -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jun 30, 2014 11:25PM)
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”


- Jane Goodall -
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jul 1, 2014 07:53PM)
“Look, if I were alone in the world, I would have the right to choose despair, solitude, and self-fulfillment. But I am not alone.” ~ Elie Wiesel
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 2, 2014 03:35AM)
“I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.”

- Steve Maraboli -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 6, 2014 10:32PM)
"When you are no longer here, your life will be your message to the world.

Do you want to be remembered well?"

;)
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Jul 16, 2014 07:28PM)
That which does not kill me postpones the inevitable.
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Jul 16, 2014 07:29PM)
Your role may be thankless, but if you're willing to give it your all, you just might bring success to those who outlast you.
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Jul 16, 2014 07:30PM)
If a pretty poster and a cute saying are all it takes to motivate you, you probably have a very easy job. The kind robots will be doing soon.
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Jul 16, 2014 07:30PM)
You can do anything you set your mind to when you have the vision, determination, and an endless supply of expendible labor.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 18, 2014 03:00PM)
Steve, regardless, I love your sayings! And you're not even pretty and they weren't even cute... :lol:

I'll add one...

“I’m an idealist, I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

- Carl Sanburg -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 31, 2014 09:31AM)
"Give someone one of your smiles, it might be the only sunshine they see all day. It can change the world, maybe not the whole world, but their world."

By these guys...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoGtaXt5f1w

:applause:
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Sep 17, 2014 10:49AM)
Jim Carrey on how his late father inspired him to follow his dreams.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajMpfPYlHi4

"You can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance at doing what you love."

:applause:
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Sep 27, 2014 10:49PM)
"I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different."
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Oct 4, 2014 01:25PM)
[quote]On Sep 27, 2014, Steve_Mollett wrote:
"I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different."
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. [/quote]

:ohyes: :applause:
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Oct 4, 2014 01:28PM)
“I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”

- Jimi Hendrix -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Oct 27, 2014 04:08AM)
"If you fall down during the race, as we all do sometimes...
Take a moment to cry your tears and recover, then...
Pick yourself up, brush yourself down, look forward towards the finish line,
Smile and keep on running."

- Me - ;)
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Nov 5, 2014 02:36AM)
"If the effort is to do good then always try to support another person's good efforts...

someday you will need someone to support your good efforts." ;)

- Me -
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Nov 9, 2014 10:11AM)
"My mind," he said, "rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession,—or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world."

Sherlock Holmes Quote

-The Sign of Four
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Nov 24, 2014 03:20AM)
"The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes."

- Sherlock Holmes -

"The Hound of the Baskervilles" Chapter 3: "The Problem"
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jan 22, 2015 09:49PM)
"You cannot control the wind but you can control the sails."

;)
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jan 22, 2015 09:49PM)
"Don't let someone who has given up on their dreams talk you out of yours."
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 23, 2015 09:55AM)
If you're feeling helpless, help someone...

http://youtu.be/CeMaMORNGm8?t=2m29s

The wonderful Morley.

"I believe the almighty knows each and everyone of you by your name..."
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Feb 3, 2015 11:59AM)
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

Calvin Coolidge
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Mar 24, 2015 06:08AM)
Do not give in to fear.

Give in to hope.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Nov 4, 2015 08:29PM)
Magicians are indeed a rare breed.

In a world so full of disillusionment, they provide both joy and wonder by using Illusion.

And the effect is just... Magic.

:ohyes:
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jan 31, 2016 07:46PM)
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

- Theodore Roosevelt -
Message: Posted by: gallagher (Feb 23, 2016 12:26PM)
"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."
Samuel Beckett

,actually though,
..the truth is:
"No one can give more,
then what they find,
in themselves."
g.h.

,...look.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Mar 25, 2016 08:33PM)
Thanks gallagher!

"There are only so many tomorrows..."
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 6, 2016 11:52AM)
"Never let your fear dictate your future."
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 8, 2016 10:10AM)
No matter how bad your life may seem,
Be thankful you still have a life.

Someone somewhere right now is breathing their last breaths and would do anything for the life you have, as bad as you might think it is.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jul 21, 2016 10:19AM)
Potatoes, eggs and coffee change when introduced to boiling water.

Potatoes softened. Eggs hardened.
Coffee though, changes, it bonds with the water and brews itself into something wonderful. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts in the end.

If hardship is boiling water, then you be like coffee, change and "brew" yourself together with the hardship into something wonderful!

Then just like coffee, help awaken others. ;)
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Aug 23, 2016 10:23PM)
"Do not ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

- Harry Truman -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Oct 27, 2016 02:22PM)
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."

Oprah Winfrey
Message: Posted by: danaruns (Nov 27, 2016 01:15PM)
"Only those who risk going too far can ever find out how far they can go." -- TS Eliot
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jan 4, 2017 12:27PM)
"Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow."

- Carrie Fisher -
Message: Posted by: TomBoleware (Jan 13, 2017 08:30PM)
"All You Can Do Is All You Can Do But All You Can Do Is Enough" --Art Williams


Tom
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jan 16, 2017 02:35PM)
"Life is truly fleeting. Live it while you can."

😃
Message: Posted by: Goldfield (Feb 25, 2017 08:13AM)
Self love exercise: go and walk around the block for an hour and repeat in your mind "I love you (insert you name here)"

Always know there is a way out and through the depths of pain you are experiencing.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Sep 2, 2017 03:51AM)
Somehow in recent years, defeatism has become the accepted norm amongst many.
Somehow being jaded shows maturity and showing optimism, naivety.

But I rebel, life is a gift and living in relative comfort, a luxury not afforded to most on Earth. I know I am blessed with what I have. Life is too short to wallow in despair.

So I despair against despair. I will not give into despair. I will fight despair when it rears its ugly head.

Never give in. Never give up. Live every day as if it were your last because someday it will be.

Make the most of the time you have now. This is not a dress rehearsal, THIS is your life!
Message: Posted by: SiCaff (Dec 19, 2017 07:58PM)
"You try to run but fall again, you get back up, that's living" - From Hollywood Undead, a band that has helped me through many difficult times.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jan 25, 2018 12:39AM)
Life might be bad now but it could be worse.

You could be dead. 😉
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Sep 6, 2018 09:57PM)
It is not who we think we are that holds us back.

It's who we think we are not.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Sep 29, 2019 06:17PM)
Impossible is not a fact.

It's an opinion.

- Muhammad Ali -
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Nov 4, 2019 03:22PM)
All we really have is now.

Now, while you're reading this. 😉
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Feb 24, 2020 10:52PM)
Thx for everyone encouraging words.

Over the years the hardship my day job as hospital clerical staff... I always remember those slogan from US Troops,'The only easy day was yesterday.'
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jun 16, 2020 11:24PM)
[quote]On Feb 24, 2020, Steven Leung wrote:
Thx for everyone encouraging words.

Over the years the hardship my day job as hospital clerical staff... I always remember those slogan from US Troops,'The only easy day was yesterday.' [/quote]

And may your days forward be filled with peace and happiness.

Life is truly fleeting, this I am sure you know better than most.

May yours be long and full of joy in helping others. ♥
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Jul 16, 2020 11:10PM)
The last seven months have been one of my most devastated moment since my previous supervisor retired. The place where I worked all procedures basically turned upside down. I no longer can uphold my ability to serve and help clinical wards which I used to serve due procedure changes they claimed are required. Every day, thought of quitting never leave my mind. In this pandemic situation everybody said it should be blessed for a person who still have a job. I don’t know if that was true or not. One thing is sure, is that my mind and body is in deep stress and I cannot see there is a way out if I continue in this job. Being a parent, sometimes I really have no idea what I should do…

Over the years, many leave the Magic Café, however this is the only place where I keep return, because I saw the beauty, as always ‘Magicians helping magicians.’
Message: Posted by: Russo (Jul 17, 2020 12:59PM)
Do the best you can, while you can - look for openings there or someplace else- ask around there,ask someone you respect - PRAY - be patient(my Wife always told me) . Also. as I told our Kids when their Mom (my Wonderful Wife for a Wonderful 63 years) peacefully passed away 10/04/19. Respect "LIFE"-a GIFT, DON'T purposely destroy IT. I know, going through Highs and Deep lows, stress and anxiety - but keep going. You too. P/M me anytime. My Shoulder is here. Ralph (russo)ROUSSEAU