A child teaches


“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” — Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain

Twice


“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” —Anaïs Nin

Terrible odds


“Life is a gamble, at terrible odds. If it were a bet you wouldn’t take it.” ―Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Establish atmosphere


“There’s a world of difference between insisting on someone’s doing something and establishing an atmosphere in which that person can grow into wanting to do it.” ―Fred Rogers, You Are Special

Open hearts


“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” —Pema Chodron

Example


“The master is content to serve as an example and not to impose her will.” —Tao Te Ching

Approaching the end


“As one approaches the end, one begins to see life as it truly is.” —Hercule Poirot

Change the ending


You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. —C.S. Lewis

Choices


You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are. —Fred Rogers

Present


If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret. —Jim Carrey