1. Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
2. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
3. For the girls with messy hair and thirsty hearts.
4. You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know it’s going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.
5. If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it.
6. Talent is cheap; dedication is expensive. It will cost you your life.
7. In the vastness of space and the immensity of time, it is my joy to share a planet and an epoch with Annie.
8. Dedicate yourself to what gives your life true meaning and purpose; make a positive difference in someone’s life.
9. It now lately sometimes seemed a black miracle to me that people could actually care deeply about a subject or pursuit, and could go on caring this way for years on end. Could dedicate their entire lives to it. It seemed admirable and at the same time pathetic. We are all dying to give our lives away to something, maybe.
10. Though you can love what you do not master, you cannot master what you do not love.
11. To those who, in spite of everything, still choose goodness
12. If you plan to build walls around me, know this—I will walk through them.
13. Love is without a doubt the laziest theory for the meaning of life, but when it actually comes a time to do it we find just enough energy to over-complicate life again. Any devil can love, whom he himself sees as, a good person who has treated him well, but to love also the polar opposite is what separates love from fickle emotions.
14. When God takes out the trash, don’t go digging back through it. Trust Him.
15. Together, we form a necessary paradox; not a senseless contradiction.
16. The speed of your success is limited only by your dedication and what you’re willing to sacrifice
17. Dedication: For John, who said, “You know what this book needs? More fire. And maybe some swords.” This ONE time, honey, you were right. (Rachel Hawkins)
18. A sacrament–like marriage–means living a life better than your natural instincts, so that you’re modeling God. And God never gives up.
19. In the end, the most important thing is to be true to yourself and those you love and work hard. I mean, work like there’s no tomorrow. Train. Strive. I mean, really train and cultivate your talent to the highest degree. Be the best at what you do. Get to know more about your field than anybody alive. Use the tools of your trade, if it’s books or a floor to dance on or a body of water to swim in. Whatever it is, it’s yours.
20. There are always periodic opportunities to give up, while every single moment is an opportunity to persevere.
21. A trusting heart will follow, only those who truly follow their heart.
22. When you start something, make sure that you’re willing to take the time to finish it right because, honey, the work you put into it will be more than worth it in the end. The best things always are.
23. I am a free soul, singing my heart out by myself no matter where I go and I call strangers my friends because I learn things and find ways to fit them into my own world. I hear what people say, rearrange it, take away and tear apart until it finds value in my reality and there I make it work. I find spaces in between the cracks and cuts where it feels empty
and there I make it work.
24. To become a master at any skill, it takes the total effort of your: heart, mind, and soul working together in tandem.
25. Seems to me that there is a fine line between insanity and dedication…I call that line commitment
26. [G]rowing into your future with health and grace and beauty doesn’t have to take all your time. It rather requires a dedication to caring for yourself as if you were rare and precious, which you are, and regarding all life around you as equally so, which it is. (267-268)
27. When doing a job — any job — one must feel that he owns it, and act as though he will remain in that job forever.
28. Dedication: My thanks to the people who showed me that opera was stranger than I could imagine. I can best repay their kindness by not mentioning their names here.
29. There is something spiteful and yet open-hearted about you
30. When it comes to fighting for your dreams, be a dragon. Breathe fire.
31. But still try for who knows what is possible!
32. It was not sympathy in the ordinary sense which he [Adolf Hitler] felt for the disinherited. That would not have been sufficient. He not only suffered with them, he lived for them and devoted all his thoughts to the salvation of those people from distress and poverty… his noble and grandiose work, which was intended ‘for everybody’
33. If you were a truly dedicated brother Thomas, you would be at Babara’s side,” Anna said. “I would hope that if I collapsed, Christopher would weep inconsolably and be incapable of consuming meat pies.
34. A distaste for the new is not always fear of the unknown, but sometimes ambition. Some people don’t like the new way simply because they never got a chance to master the old way.
35. Dedicate your life to delivering people and teaching them the ways of Christ
36. Determination, devotion and deliberation are the fundamental pillars of societal growth.
37. You cannot be great at something at which you have never been good.
38. Greatness is always a byproduct of an obsession.
39. We fail to realize that some things really are disappearing doors, and need our immediate attention. We may work more hours at our jobs, for instance, without realizing that the childhood of our sons and daughters is slipping away. Sometimes these doors close too slowly for us to see them vanishing. One of my friends told me, for instance, that the single best year of his marriage was when he was living in New York, his wife was living in Boston, and they met only on weekends. Before they had this arrangement – when they lived together in Boston – they would spend their weekends catching up on work rather than enjoying each other. But once the arrangement changed, and they knew that they had only the weekends together, their shared time became limited and had a clear end (the time of the return train).
40. By dedicating ourselves to peace, understanding, kindness and compassion, we do our part to heal the world.
41. If you truly can dedicate your life to one single mission, no matter the nature of the mission, then sooner or later the mission itself will pave its own way for you to keep on walking – so, close your eyes, visualize your mission and take the leap of faith.
42. This book is for everyone who once loved a boy and felt those butterflies overwhelm them in the best possible way.
And, well, if the boy didn’t love you back, shame on him! What a jerk.
43. Whatever you do, do it with your whole being. Become one with that act. Forget thirst, hunger, sleep, sex, and give your whole existence to one idea – an idea to which you can boldly and unhesitantly point and say “this idea is me”. You and your idea must become one, for that idea to become a reality.
44. A man’s chances of being great at what he does are greatly reduced by his being good in bed (unless he is a prostitute).
45. For my mother, who taught me how to hold on to a dream
46.The power of passion trumps the power of problems.
47. When you love your work, you will be exceptionally diligent in what you do and you will excel in delivering both quality and quantity.
48. Celebrating your achievements is a way to acknowledge the contribution of others who stood with you and enabled you to succeed.
49. This is a lesson in creation: The first blood of blood magic is always your own.
50. Friends help you move. Real friends help you move bodies. True friends help you move the bodies of those who turned out not to have been friends to begin with.
51. Who are we if we can’t keep the agreements we make with ourselves?
52. The more you do something the easier it gets. Don’t expect it to get easier, if you’re not putting in the time and energy to make that happen.
53. Failure to seize opportunities is often a result of choosing distractions over dedication.
54. We overestimate the event and underestimate the process. Every fulfilled dream occurred because of dedication.
55. Most musicians want career-level results for hobbyist-level commitment.
56. There is most joy in virtue when ’tis hardest won.
57. Don’t feel undeserving for the success you’ve worked for. Don’t sabotage your own progress in fear that you can’t live up to how awesome you really are. Wear your blessing proudly and pass your goodness on to everyone you meet. It will be the open hearted and the joyful minds that recognize your loving spirit and dedication.
58. Embodied devotion and dedication is about how we give ourselves to the world; it’s about our relationships with other embodied beings.
59. What we do every day matters more than what we do once in a while..
60. Adela Rogers St. Johns, always the journalist closest to Gable, wrote that “The King is dead. Long live the King. There has been no successor, nor will be. The title died with him.” She recalled that Gable once told her, “I don’t believe I’m king of anything, but I know why they like to think I am. I’m not much of an actor, but I’m not bad unless it’s one of those things outside my comprehension. I work hard. I’m no Adonis, and I’m as American as the telephone poles I used to climb to make a living. So men don’t get sore if their women folks like me on the screen. I’m one of them, they know it, so it’s a compliment to them. They see me broke, in trouble, scared of things that go bump in the night, but I come out fighting. They see me making love to Jean Harlow or Claudette Colbert, and they say, ‘If he can do it, I can do it,’ and figure it’ll be fun to go home and to make love to their wives.