I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I find that a good quote sgive me the perspective that I need.
Closer towards the end of this year, I started this blog so that I could share stories about what I love to do most: travel. Along the way, my husband bought me a camera. And with that, another passion was born. The gift is as much about learning a new art as it is about cultivating patience.
Writing and photography have brought me a lot of joy over the past couple of months — I didn’t realise how much until I started compiling photo-essays and sharing them with others. In turn, I am so grateful to the supportive blogosphere and the talented authors and photographers of inspiring posts.
Whether armed with a list of resolutions or not, I hope the following quotes will inspire you for the New Year. All photographs, except those credited to Antony Schuster, are my own.
Wishing you all a very safe, healthy, and wonderful 2012!
“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” ~ Tom Peters
“Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it.” ~ David Guy Powers
“A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.” ~ Proverb
“For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.” ~ Alfred Hitchcock
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ~Andy Warhol
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~ Andre Gide
“The world is round, and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.” ~ Ivy Baker
“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” ~ Plato
“From small beginnings come great things.” ~ Proverb
“The journey not the arrival matters.” ~ T. S. Eliot
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” ~John Lennon
“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which those who dream only by night may miss.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe
“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, or a new country.” ~ Anais Nin
“To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.” ~ Pablo Neruda
“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” ~ Alan Cohen
“I took some time out for life.” ~ James L. Brooks
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~ Confucius
“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” ~ Goethe
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” ~ Brian Littrell
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” ~T.S. Eliot
“Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.” ~ Franz Grillparzer