Every now and then I read something that resonates (sticks out) with me, so I save it.  It could be any topic (recovery, spirituality, etc.).  As they come up, I will post them here:


We shall not cease from exploration.
And at the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time

—T. S. Eliot

“Don’t meddle in the affairs of dragons: to them you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.”
― Sean Keogh, Bottoms Up: A Cheeky Look At Life

“It is hard to understand addiction unless you have experienced it.” ~ Ken Hensley

“The first time I called myself a ‘Witch’ was the most magical moment of my life.”
Margot Adler, Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America

“Take your broken heart and make it into art.” ~ Carrie Fisher

21 Powerful Quotes That Will Change the Way You Live and Think

“Don’t carry your mistakes around. Instead place them under your feet to use as stepping stones.” – Unknown

Patience, grasshopper; Rome wasn’t built in a day.” ~ unknown

Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.

Anton Chekhov wrote, “Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.

The bad news is time flies; the good news is you’re the pilot.” ~Michael Altshuler

“The cause of my irritation is not in this person but in me.” ~ Anthony de Mello

I attract to my life whatever I give my attention, energy and focus to, whether positive or negative.”  — Michael Losier

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” Albert Einstein

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
Leo Tolstoy

Sometimes walking away is the only option. Not because you want to make someone miss you, or realize they took you for granted. But because you finally respect yourself enough to know that you deserve better.”  — Unknown Author

“Sometimes the only way to carry a heavy burden is to share it with another.”  ~ Jim Butcher

“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” -Bilbo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring, A Long-expected Party

“Fun becomes fun, love becomes love, and life becomes worth living. And we become grateful.” —Beyond Codependency, Melody Beattie

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” ~General Colin Powell

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. – Buddha (added Feb 7, 2019)

“When nothing is certain, anything is possible.”
-Mandy Hale, Author. (added Feb 13, 2019)

Change is always a voyage into the unknown and requires temporary instability just by its nature. – Unknown (added Feb 13, 2019)

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain (added Feb 19, 2019)

Author Roy T. Bennett wrote, “Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity.”