My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

I used to dislike being sensitive. I thought it made me weak. But take away that single trait, and you take away the very essence of who I am. You take away my conscience, my ability to empathize, my intuition, my creativity, my deep appreciation of the little things, my vivid inner life, my keen awareness of others pain and my passion for it all.

Go to the people and places that set a spark in your soul.

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.

Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us.

Comparison is waste of energy. Every individual is unique with unique talents. Find your passion and live your best life.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.

Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

Life’s blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed by the fire of enthusiasm.

I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.

Don’t worry about what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Never underestimate the power of passion.

Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.

Patience is passion tamed.

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.