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A collection of some favourite quotes (in no particular order):




When routine bites hard,
And ambitions are low, 
And resentment rides high, 
But emotions won't grow, 
And we're changing our ways, taking different roads. 

Then love, love will tear us apart again. 
Love, love will tear us apart again. 

Why is the bedroom so cold? 
You've turned away on your side. 
Is my timing that flawed? 
Our respect runs so dry. 
Yet there's still this appeal 
That we've kept through our lives. 

But love, love will tear us apart again. 
Love, love will tear us apart again. 

You cry out in your sleep, 
All my failings exposed. 
And there's a taste in my mouth, 
As desperation takes hold. 
Just that something so good just can't function no more. 

But love, love will tear us apart again. 
Love, love will tear us apart again. 
Love, love will tear us apart again. 
Love, love will tear us apart again.




"Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division
(The poignant and honest lyrics from the 1980 hit is 
brilliant in its own way to deserve a mentioning in its entirety)


"Memories are a way of keeping the past alive, some are so painful we never want to visit them again. but a memory can also be a gift, that we can open again and again in order to fill ourselves with happiness. and sometimes a moment becomes a memory the instant it's happening, because it is so true, so pure, and so significant, you want to capture it forever."
 - Kyle XY

“I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature; let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”



- Etienne de Grellet (1773-1855);
Quaker Missionary


" Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different "
- Oprah Winfrey


" There's a reason why people say we shouldn't expect too much: no one wants to see someone they care about end up disappointed. We instinctively act to protect our own from being hurt, and do what we can to make the right choices for people we love. But the reason we have expectations in the first place, is because we want to aim as high as we can. Because when you love someone, there's no limit to what you can accomplish. "
 - Kyle XY

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. 

- Lao Tzu

" In business you often don't see the cliff until you've already walked over it. Visibility on the ground is bad, and the roadmap-- well, that can't be trusted either. "
- Andy Grove in "The Education of Andy Grove", Fortune Magazine 

" A closed mind is a trap door to the abyss. "
- Andy Grove in "The Education of Andy Grove", Fortune Magazine


“A lake is a landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”

- "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau


" I know from my own indulgence in selfish behaviour that it's much easier to get what you want if you remove from consideration the effect your actions will have on others. "
- Russel Brand



People who usually have the most to offer believe in themselves the least.

 - Kyle XY 



" We all struggle to find the right path to take in life. Its not always easy to know where that is or where it will lead us. In the end its the people in our life that give us the balance to make it through. "
 - Kyle XY 


"...You are young and life is long 
And there is time to kill today 
And then the one day you find 
Ten years have got behind you 
No one told you when to run 
You missed the starting gun...


And you run and you run 
To catch up with the sun but it's sinking 
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same 
In a relative way 
But you're older 
Shorter of breath 
And one day closer to death..."


- 'Time' by Pink Floyd
 (The Dark Side of the Moon, 1973)

"When you grow up you, tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader, once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”

- Steve Jobs


"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."

 - Steve Jobs


"Instead of being jealous of others, focus on being inspired. Let the success of others move you forward toward your own success. After all, people who are doing things you want to do or have things you want are examples of what is possible for you."

- Rachelle Disbennett-Lee