Inspirational Quotations

Quotes That Inspired and Move Me


"An artist needs to experience trial and tribulation in order to render their soul capable to inspire the rare and delicate fantasies that exist within the vibrant cord of the heart. It is only through such persecution that the exquisite melodrama and strength of character are realized. For without struggle, without hardship, and without pain, an artist cannot express them self and truly relate to others." - Zzorhn Carlson, July 2012

 There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves - Will Rogers

"My heart is my Achilles heel." - Zzorhn Carlson, June 27, 2015

I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Ordo ab Chao
"Order from chaos"


When you need to make a decision, regardless of how insignificant it may be, or how polarized you may feel, you only have to remember one thing; how is it going to affect you, in five years from now? - Zzorhn Carlson October 4, 2014

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” - Benjamin Franklin

God,
Grant me the serenity,
To accept the things I cannot change
Courage, to change the things I can,
And wisdom, to know the difference.

"When other people are angry with you - you can turn inward and escape from them. When it you yourself who is angry with you, turning inward does not work, because no matter how deep you go inside, the angry you is still there" - Dean Koontz

"The destruction of North America will not come from bullet or bomb, but political correctness run amok". - Zzorhn Carlson, September 2009

"I had great reason to consider it as a determination of Heaven that in this desolate place, and in this desolate manner, I should end my life. The tears would run plentifully down my face when I made these reflections, and sometimes I would expostulate with myself why Providence should thus completely ruin its creature, and render them so depressed, that it would hardly be rational to be thankful for such a life" - Daniel Defoe, 1955

"Everyone has phases where they act like a fool - I just happen to have most of mine on video......" - Zzorhn Carlson, 2011

You cannot choose who you fall in love with. Human emotions are not something we make in rationalization - rather we "feel" a certain way; insomuch, how we feel, comprise our emotions, which are in turn, tempered by our personality, and experiences. We can, however, choose to act on our emotions, ergo, we can choose who we have a relationship with, but, not who we love."  Zzorhn Carlson, August 20 2012

"The lesson here, is that, the decision can be legally correct, and still be unjust" - Capt. Bill Toti, 1999

Everyone wants to be happy. Most people will say, "I want happiness", however, a smart person will realize you have to remove one's ego, by taking out the word "I", and you need to remove desire by taking out the word "want". Only then, are you left with "Happiness".

"This is the first entry in my journal. Perhaps the tensions of the moment are making me over-dramatic. My journal may prove completely worthless and a waste of time. Yet, as a historian, I must satisfy the impulse to record what is happening around me" - Leon Uris, 1961

Reality, is simply one's interpretation of a given set of occurances. Everyone shares a common reality, yet not everyone shares the same interpretation of the occurrence.  - Zzorhn Carlson, 2006

"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering, are all noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for." - Robin Williams, Dead Poet's Society


Remember that when life body-checks you into the rink wall, tuck your chin, keep your stick on the ice, and focus on the puck."  Zzorhn Carlson, January 30th, 2017

“Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.” - Sir Winston Churchill

In all things, never view one side when it comes to opinions and plights. For it is only when you examine the issue from both sides that you can truly make an informed judgement." - Zzorhn Carlson, June 7th, 2017

Dreams can mean many things.
It's a mirror to the soul, and entertainment for the mind. In our dreams, we can live out the things that scare us the most, safely, within the confines of our mind. Acts committed during dreams are not an indication of who we are; they are a measure of how we are dealing with daily issues. What we dream about, does not define us, but our actions do. Live in your dreams,and make the good ones a reality, while you reflect on the negative, and try to understand what your unconscious mind is telling you, so you can make positive changes in your life.
But sometimes, just sometimes, a dream is just a dream. - Zzorhn Carlson - Nov 18, 2014

"Once you elevate yourself past the darkness of others, all you can see is the light." - Zzorhn Carlson, July 8th, 2015

"Just remember, that everytime you kiss a woman, you are sucking on a tube that's thirty feet long, and three quarters full of of shit!" - Pamela Bujold (My mom) 1985 ad.

“I have learned that the ambition of those who follow selfish precepts is no more than a chaotic waste, a finite gain that must be followed by infinite loss. For there is indeed a harmony in the universe, a concordant singing of common weal. To join that song, one must find inner harmony, must find the notes that ring true. There is one other point to be made about that truth: Evil creatures cannot sing.” ― R.A. Salvatore, Sojourn 

"Droplets of water can destroy stone over time, just like negativity can erode love." - Zzorhn Carlson, January 26th, 2017

"That sentence is so deliciously written, it's akin to licking silk" - Zzorhn Carlson, May 17, 2014

A man in love, becomes a poet. - Zzorhn Carlson, Sept. 29, 2014


"Immigration without assimilation is an invasion; any individual immigrating legally or illegally to any country should do so with the mindset of accepting and adopting the traditions and customs of the citizens of said country." - Zzorhn Carlson, March 29th, 2017

"Walk softly and carry a big stick,they say....... I SAY, walk with pride beside your fellow man but be humble in the face of the Lord our God, prepare for the storm on the horizon and the possibility of human conflict just like you prepare your heart for the second coming of Christ, and in the name of all that's Holy... Arm yourself to the best of your ability. Amen" - Zzorhn Carlson, September 13th, 2017

"Always find the good in every situation. That which makes us feel pain, teaches us to become stronger. It's only the steel that's exposed to the raw fury of the elements that becomes the keen edged sword. Through exposure to air, water, and flame, extreme pressure and torture, does the metal become tempered and honed. Those lumps of raw steel that remain safe in the ground will never find their true potential". - September 19th, 2017

"Just because you FEEL a certain way doesn't make it REALITY" - Zzorhn Carlson, January 18th, 2017

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