"I can't believe that!" said Alice. "Can't you?" the Queen said in a pitying tone. "Try again:draw a long breath, and shut your eyes." Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said: "one can't beleive impossible things." "I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've beleived as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
-Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass
"A human being is part of the whole, called by us "universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something seperated from the rest --- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
"I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy."
"When you feel in your gut what you are then dynamically pursue it -- don't back down and don't give up -- then you're going to mystify a lot of folks."
- Bob Dylan