"I need to be alone for certain periods of time or I violate my own rhythm."
— Lee Krasner
(Source: theuniversityredhead, via songsofwolves)
"When angels go bad they are worse than anyone else. Remember Lucifer used to be an angel."
— Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere
"I have always felt that violence was the last refuge of the incompetent and empty threats the final sanctuary of the terminally inept."
— The Marquis de Carabas, in Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere
"The main thing in life is not to be afraid to be human."
— Pablo Casals
"The most challenging of all resistance comes from within. The similarity with all warriors is that they’re always battling demons within themselves. It’s a constant battle, a relentless one, that has to be fought non-stop; of wanting to quit, wanting to sit on the couch, wanting to hit the snooze bar. Those small battles, these little ones have to be fought over and over and over again. Once you start winning those battles and overcoming them, more often than not, you start being able to see something be forged within you. Being able to see the potential for greatness, to be epic, to be unique, to be original, and perhaps do something that’s never been done before."
— Tim Kennedy
(Source: mmaquotable.com, via anthonynoceda)
"For martial artists there is no finish line. You can always do better"
— Bruno Fernandes
(Source: mmaquotable.com, via blackbeltacademy)
"IF WE CAN DO IT UNDER FOUR SECONDS, WE CAN DO IT UNDER THREE," he said.
"IT JUST TAKES MORE FAITH."
"It takes more practice," I told him irritably.
"FAITH TAKES PRACTICE," said Owen Meany.
— John Irving
"If you care about something, you have to protect it — If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."
— John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany
"Life is a tapestry woven by the decisions we make."
— Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kiss of the Night
"The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants."
— Gichin Funakoshi
(Source: shoto-budo, via blackbeltacademy)
"[My ultimate goal is] to leave this world a better person, and for me to not be the only one who knows it."
— Gavin DeGraw (Musician), born February 4, 1977
(Source: bearingwater, via aperilousjourney)
"You win battles by knowing the enemy’s timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect"
— Miyamoto Musashi
"Simplicity is not a simple thing."
— Charles Chaplin
(Source: thedailypozitive, via hatethesinlovesinner)
"Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads."
— Erica Jong