Below you’ll find a dose of inspiration for those of us fighting like hell for our dreams.  

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If you asked me what I came into this world to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.” -Emile Zola

Better happy than rich.” -unknown

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage.” – Anais Nin

You are what your deep, driving desire is.  As your desire is, so is your will.  As your will is, so is your deed.  As your deed is, so is your destiny.” -Brihadarranyaka Upanishad

You will never find time for anything.  You must make it.” -Charles Buxton

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim.  When you don’t know what harbor you’re aiming for, no wind is the right wind.” -Seneca

If you trusted that your art was going to support your life, how would you live?” -Danielle LaPorte

People will always try to stop you from doing the right thing if it is unconventional.” – Warren Buffett

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.” – Robert Fritz

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.” – Anna Quindlen 

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but also more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver

Once in awhile it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” – Alan Keightley

It starts with a dream.  Dreams are how we figure out where we want to go.  Life is how we get there.  Allow time for traffic.” – Kermit the Frog

I have accepted fear as a part of life- specifically the fear of change.  I have gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says: turn back.” – Erica Jong

You can’t accomplish anything worthwhile if you inhibit yourself.  If life teaches you nothing else, know this for sure: When you get the chance, go for it.” -Oprah Winfrey

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: They try to have more things or more money, in order to do more of what they want to do so that they will be happier: The way it actually works is the reverse.  You must first be who you really are, then do what you really need to do, in order to have what you want.”  – Margaret Young

A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.” – John le Carre

The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.”  – Richard DeVos

May all your trails be crooked, winding, dangerous, leading to the most amazing views, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you.”  – Edward Abbey

To be no longer content to pick up what is floating on the surface of life, and to want only the pearls at the bottom of the sea, this is grace, welling up from deep inside.”  – Eknath  Easwaran

A man may be very industrious, and yet not spend his time well.  There is no more fatal blunder than he who consumes the greater part of life getting his living.”  – Henry David Thoreau

To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: Leave no stone unturned.”  – Edward Bulwer Lytton

If you want to be comfortable, don’t try to live your dreams.”  – Emily Trinkaus

Winners, I’m convinced, imagine their dreams first.  They want it with all their heart and expect it to come true.” – Joe Montana

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”  – Leon Suenes

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice.”  – Mary Oliver

I have lots of things to prove to myself.  One is that I can live my life fearlessly.”  – Oprah Winfrey

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”  – Miriam Beard

Figure out what your purpose is in life, what you really and truly want to do with your time and your life; then be willing to sacrifice everything and then some to achieve it.  If you are not willing to make the sacrifice, then keep searching.”  – Quintina Ragnacci

There comes a time when one must risk everything or sit forever with ones dreams.”  – Author unknown

When it’s over, I want to say: All my life I was a bride married to amazement.” – Mary Oliver