Mostrando postagens de Junho, 2011

James A. Garfield

Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.

J.R. Ward

Bottom line? As much as you wanted someone to change and believed they could, they were in control of their life. Not you. And you could throw yourself against the wall of their choices until you were black-and-blue and dizzy as hell, but unless they decided to take a different road, the outcome wasn’t going to be what you wanted.

Em Crave

Eça de Queirós

«Love me little, love me long». Há muita verdade neste lindo provérbio inglês. O que é violento é perecível. O que é calmo é duradouro. Um amor brusco e irreflectido, e com natureza de chama participaria da essência dessa primeira ilusão de que eu falei há pouco, e estaria condenado, como toda a chama, a consumir-se a si mesmo. É necessário que as coisas cresçam devagar e lentamente — para que durem muito.

Em Correspondência

José Saramago

Metidos nesta pele que nos refuta,
Dois somos, o mesmo que inimigos.
Grande coisa, afinal, é o suor
(Assim já o diziam os antigos):
Sem ele, a vida não seria luta,
Nem o amor amor.

Arte de Amar em Os Poemas Possíveis

E. E. Cummings

que o meu coração esteja sempre aberto às pequenas
aves que são os segredos da vida
o que quer que cantem é melhor do que conhecer
e se os homens não as ouvem estão velhos

que o meu pensamento caminhe pelo faminto
e destemido e sedento e servil
e mesmo que seja domingo que eu me engane
pois sempre que os homens têm razão não são jovens

e que eu não faça nada de útil
e te ame muito mais do que verdadeiramente
nunca houve ninguém tão louco que não conseguisse
chamar a si todo o céu com um sorriso

Chamar a Si Todo o Céu com um Sorriso em livrodepoemas
Tradução de Cecília Rego Pinheiro

Lemony Snicket

It is difficult, when faced with a situation you cannot control, to admit you can do nothing.

Em Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid

Lemony Snicket

At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may in fact be the first steps of a journey.

Augusten Burroughs

Although I was able to maintain a pleasant expression, I was mentally throwing up in her face.

Charles Bukowski

"you son of a bitch", she said, "I am trying to build a meaningful relationship".
"you can't build it with a hammer", he said.

Em Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit

Stephen Dunn

I’ve had it with all stingy-hearted sons of bitches.
A heart is to be spent.

Em Different Hours: Poems

Sully Erna

Be conscious of your decisions. More importantly, take responsibility for the consequences they bring. When struggling with your passions and goals, be patient and never bail out! You'll eventually get your shot. Remember that only the strong will survive. Be willing to sacrifice things you love to achieve your dream. Expect disappointments, because they will happen over and over again. Just never forget that there is definitely a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow- it's just a son of a bitch getting there!

Em The Paths We Choose

Nicholas Sparks

Yes, I decided, a man can truly change. The events of the past year have taught me much about myself, and a few universal truths. I learned, for instance, that while wounds can be inflicted easily upon those we love, it's often much more difficult to heal them. Yet the process of healing those wounds provided the richest experience of my life, leading me to believe that while I've often overestimated what I could accomplish in a day, I had underestimated what I could do in a year. But most of all, I learned that it's possible for two people to fall in love all over again, even when there's been a lifetime of disappointment between them.

Em The Wedding

Henry David Thoreau

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.

Milan Kundera

Love is by definition an unmerited gift; being loved without meriting it is the very proof of real love. If a woman tells me: I love you because you're intelligent, because you're decent, because you buy me gifts, because you don't chase women, because you do the dishes, then I'm disappointed; such love seems a rather self-interested business. How much finer it is to hear: I'm crazy about you even though you're neither intelligent nor decent, even though you're a liar, an egotist, a bastard.

Em Slowness

Paulo Leminski

Ai do acaso, se não ficar do meu lado.

Agatha Christie

"Poirot," I said "I have been thinking."
"An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it."

Em Peril at End House

Autor Desconhecido

De vez em quando é bom andar pra trás só pra cruzar com você de novo.

Autor Desconhecido

Não sinto raiva, não sinto nada. Sinto saudade, de vez em quando. Quando penso que podia ter sido diferente.

Baby Be Mine - Quadron (Michael Jackson Cover)

I don't need no dreams when i'm by your side
Every moment takes me to paradise
Darlin', let me hold you
Warm you in my arms and melt your fears away
Show you all the magic that a perfect love can
I need you night and day
So baby, be mine (baby you gotta be mine)
And, boy, i'll give you all i got to give