A few quotes I’ve recently collected about owning our stories.
A foreign accent is a sign of bravery. — Amy Chua
The invention of the ship was also the invention of the shipwreck. — Paul Virilio
What I cannot create, I do not understand. — Richard Feynman
Find out who you are and do it on purpose. — Dolly Parton
It is better to follow your own path, however imperfectly, than to follow someone else’s perfectly. — Bhagavad-Gita
The world conspires to hold us back, but it can’t do that without our permission. — Seth Godin
“It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.” — CS Lewis