"Why do people say life is short? It's the longest thing you'll ever do."
"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."
"A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to be."
"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 be great."
"Always remember that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing."
"As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense."
"The safest road to Hell is the gradual one--the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts."
"Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure."
"Friends are born, not made."
"Every man desires to live long, but no man would be old."
"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted."
"The world breaks us all. Afterward, some are stronger at the broken places."
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."
"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor."
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."
"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is most important that you do it."
"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today."
"Men are the head of the household but women are the neck and can turn the head whichever way they want."
GO READ THE STORIES ON MY FAVOURITES LIST. It's an elite list, I'm very picky. Well, most of them are very good, sometimes I add a story because I think it might warrant a second look but forget about it and never read it.
Favourite Books/Authors (I spell favourite with a "u" because I'm Canadian...):
O.R. Melling - There is a definite possibility that she could be my favourite author ever. The Chronicles of Faerie are so, SO, SO EXCELLENT!
Alison Croggon - I love the Book of Pellinor series, first book is the best. It gets a bit angsty but the prose is amazing.
David Eddings - I admit it's a bit old school but if you're looking for a good fantasy author he's your guy. The Belgariad series is my favourite.
Guy Gavriel Kay - Canadian author!! Yay!! I really like the The Fionavar Tapestry. His writing is similar to J.R.R. Tolkien.
Garth Nix - Shade's Children and the Abhorsen series are really good.
Jane Austen - Okay so putting her down as one of my favourites is SO CLICHE but whatever.