Words of wisdom, or statements that slightly contradict themselves--A Runningwithscissors challenge

by Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy
originally published at 06:33PM on Sunday, January 06, 2008

-Be safe, but take risks. Sometimes they make you feel the most alive.
-Don’t live up to others expectations, but make sure you live up to your own. You are the one who needs to live with yourself forever.
-Chase your dreams, but just make sure it isn’t too far. One day you may not be able to find your way back.
-Always have one love you can look back on for nostalgias sake. Just remember to not look back too far because you need to live in the now.
-Make a list of 100 things you wish to do before you die. Keep it with you in your wallet. We all have moments when we want to give up, this can help you keep going when times get tough.
-Love is a valuable gift. It may be silly at moments, but it is never trite.
-Always have a place, be it your best friend’s kitchen or a bookshop, where nothing is expected of you besides your presence. This is a rejuvenation location. Everyone needs it, almost as much as they need food.

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist; that is all.”
-Oscar Wilde


  • from RunningWithScissors:

    i love it.

  • from Kermitgorf:

    I have a list I live to call Things to Do while I’m Alive. Trian ride, trip to Engand and Nashville Tn Yeehaw.. a few others like write a Novel.

  • from Mistress Elsha Hawk:

    Great advice! I would like to swim with the dolphins, which would, by default, achieve another of my goals, to see an ocean. :)

    I’m trying to think of what could be “my place”.