Bits & Pieces

This is the personal space where you can find quotes, art, literature, photographs, facts, and people who inspire me. Somethings make you laugh, and make you think. Never cease to be relentless in working on yourself and your life, figure out what makes you who you are, your faults and your virtues, and try to be open to others’ thoughts and ideals- I promise you won’t be disappointed.

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing.”

Jack Kerouac

“We stand today on the edge of a new frontier- the frontier of the 1960s- a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils- a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats.”

John F. Kennedy, Acceptance Speech at the 1960 Democratic National Convention

“If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the ’60s, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal.”

John Lennon

“The ’60s are gone, dope will never be as cheap, sex never as free, and the rock and roll never as great.”

Abbie Hoffman

Everyone, male or female, should read this book! It is the perfect guide to modern feminism and an amazing insight into the minds of women all across America. Cheers to Emma and Nona on their inspiring adventure ❤


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War Is Over poster


In a post from Bitch Magazine, Kristin Rogers Brown said, Laurie Hogin explores human impulses, desires, and needs, including pleasure, intoxication, addiction, the erotic, totem, violence, greed, grief, and love. What could get better than that? She does it in a way that refers to the lavishness and opulent detail of the 17th-19th century European traditions, but with technicolor and ferocity that is completely modern and in her words “belie(s) subversive cultural critique.”

I find her art completely unique, some shocking and some pieces made me cringe, but she is amazing at what she does, and has found a twist to art that not a lot of people could imagine.

Untitled Revolution Horses #3

Field Guide to Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals–Orange Mockingbird

Country Anthology: Common Themes in Country Music–Stoned

Other pieces from various artists that I found thought provoking…

Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything, except what you are going to do now, and do it.

“The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.” Albert Einstein

“And Shepherds we shall be, For thee, my Lord, for thee. Power hath descended forth from Thy hand, Our feet may swiftly carry out Thy commands. So we shall flow a river forth to Thee, And teeming with souls shall it ever be. In Nomeni Patri Et Fili Spiritus Sancti.”

“Human Beings, indeed all sentient beings, have the right to pursue happiness and live in peace and freedom.” The XIVth Dalai Lama

“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” Albert Einstein

“Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nobody wants to believe they’re all alone…what does it mean to be alone? Can certain aspects of loneliness be paired with being independent? What’s independence?

Peace not war. Love not hate. Happiness not sadness. Friends not enemies. Knowledge not ignorance. Opinion not ambivalence.

“Throw out that last, take this. This is the most titanic battle of modern times. A David without even a slingshot rises to do battle against the mighty Goliath, the Taylor machine, allegedly crooked inside and out. Yeah, and for my money, you can cut out the “allegedly.” –Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

“Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong.” -William Thackeray

“Insist on yourself. Never imitate.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“In learning to know other things, and other minds, we become more intimately acquainted with ourselves, and are to ourselves better worth knowing.” -Philip Gilbert Hamilton

“The happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what is best in us.” -Hamerton

“Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.” -Miguel de Cervantes

“Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don’t think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.” -Samuel Johnson

“Years teach us more than books.” -Berthold Auerbach

“One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little.”
-Alexander Chase

“The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid.” -Confucius

“The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.”

–G.K. Chesterton

“The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where the stand in times of challenge and controversy.” –Martin Luther King Jr.

“A country which loses its hippies is in deep trouble.” –David Hare

The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one’s relationship has a growing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.

“To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.” – Bertrand Russell

“I think, therefore I’m single.” – Liz Winston

“A woman needs a man like a fish needs bicycle”- Anonymous

“Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free till they find someone just as wild to run with them.” – Sex in the City

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” – Dr. Seuss

“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Don’t let the best you have ever done be the standard for the rest of your life.”

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Face your fears, and the death of fear is certain. Thinking may not overcome fear, but action will.” – Dan Zadra

“You may occasionally give out, but never give up.” -Dan Zadra

“Have pride in your past performance, and positive expectations for the future. Approach each new situation with confidence.” – Dan Zadra

“All but Death, can be Adjusted-

Dynasties repaired-

systems- settled in their sockets-

Citadels- dissolved-

Wastes of lives- resown with colors

By succeeding springs-

Death- unto itself- exception-

Is exempt from Change-“

– Emily Dickinson

“All change is not growth; as all movement is not forward.”

-Ellen Glasgow

“Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.”

“I am a woman above everything else.”

“If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher

“It matters more what’s in a woman’s face than what’s on it.”

-Claudette Colbert

“Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.” -Susan B. Anthony

“I’d rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am not.” -Kurt Cobain

“Wise men talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something.” -Plato

“Sometimes we build walls around ourselves, not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.”

He who knows not and knows not he knows not, He is a fool – Shun him.

He who knows not and knows he knows not, He is simple – Teach him.

He who knows and knows not he knows, he is asleep – Awaken him.

He who knows and knows that he knows, He is wise – Follow him.

– Chinese proverb

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” -Aldous Huxley

“I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.” -Heinlein

“If it’s stupid, and it works, it isn’t stupid.” -Murphy’s laws of combat.

“We, the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.”

“Draw a line. Live above it.”

“The only people you need in your life are the ones that proved they needed you in theirs.”

“Tell me my dreams are unrealistic, and I’ll tell you yours aren’t big enough.”

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.” -E.J.Phelps



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