What You Keep Alive Is What You Truly Care About

“I don’t really care if people forget me. My legacy wasn’t about me. It was about everything I could do for another. When that sinks in…well you try a little harder. You dream a little broader. Your heart stretches a little farther and you find that you can’t go back to the same place and make it fit. You become a person of ideas and seek out your own kind. And then it happens: One day you discover that staying the same is scary and changing has become your new home.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“What you keep alive is what you truly care about, no matter how many times you die in the process.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“What else can I do? Once you’ve gone this far you aren’t fit for anything else. Something happens to your mind. You’re overqualified, overspecialized, and everybody knows it.”
― Margaret Atwood, The Edible Woman

“It is through strength of character, not luck, do we form the predictable path of our future.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“If I don’t keep this job, then my only future career-options are working in Argos, or being a prostitute,’ I say, wildly.

‘Maybe you could work in Argos as a prostitute,’ my mother says, merrily. She appears to be enjoying this conversation. ‘They could list you in the catalogue, and people could queue up, and wait for you to come down the conveyor belt.”
― Caitlin Moran, How to Build a Girl

“In a sense, discouragement does not have to exist. Allow it to be rather the encouragement to honestly reconsider all the options, then, as necessary, shine on.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Find your hidden talents, your hidden potentials, your hidden purposes and convert them into a better business for the benefit of the entire world.”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

“If you don’t know what it is you’re looking for you’re NEVER going to find it. You have to be clear on what it is you’re seeking.”
― Germany Kent