Someone Who Has Experienced Trauma

Someone who has experienced trauma also has gifts to offer all of us – in their depth, their knowledge of our universal vulnerability, and their experience of the power of compassion.

If You Asked Me For My New Year Resolution

“If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am.”

I Hope That In This Year To Come

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.”

We All Die. The Goal isn’t to Live Forever.

“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”

It is Never Too Late to be What You Might Have Been.

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

When Nothing Seems To Help

“When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it – but […]

Keep Your Eyes On The Stars

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”

When I Was Young

“When I was young, I observed that nine out of 10 things I did were failures, so I did 10 times more work.”

I Am a Great Believer In Luck

“I am a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it.”

People of Mediocre Ability Sometimes Achieve Outstanding Success

“People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.”