If you stretch out
your world of positive exploration,
you can find anything and achieve anything
"Remake the world, a little at a time,
each in your own corner of the world." ― Rick Riordan
"A story is not like a road to follow … it's more like a house. You go inside and stay there for a while, wandering back and forth and settling where you like and discovering how the room and corridors relate to each other, how the world outside is altered by being viewed from these windows. And you, the visitor, the reader, are altered as well by being in this enclosed space, whether it is ample and easy or full of crooked turns, or sparsely or opulently furnished. You can go back again and again, and the house, the story, always contains more than you saw the last time. It also has a sturdy sense of itself of being built out of its own necessity, not just to shelter or beguile you."
― Alice Munro, Selected Stories
"Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you. Exploration is experiencing what you have not experienced before. How can there be any adventure, any exploration, if you let somebody else - above all, a travel bureau - arrange everything before-hand?"
― Richard Aldington, Death of a Hero
"We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it."
― Wendell Berry, The Long-Legged House
"You may think I'm small, but I have a universe inside my mind."
― Yoko Ono
"You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life."
― Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes
"You're too good for this world, and because of that the world will eventually crush you."
― Paul Auster, Invisible
"There's no benchmark for how life's "supposed" to happen. There is no ideal world for you to wait around for. The world is always just what it is now, it's up to you how you respond to it."
― Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies
"A complete stranger has the capacity to alter the life of another irrevocably. This domino effect has the capacity to change the course of an entire world. That is what life is; a chain reaction of individuals colliding with others and influencing their lives without realizing it. A decision that seems miniscule to you, may be monumental to the fate of the world."
― J.D. Stroube, Caged by Damnation
"The world is 3 days: As for yesterday, it has vanished along with all that was in it. As for tomorrow, you may never see it. As for today, it is yours, so work on it."
― al-Hasan al-Basri
"The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar." ― Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays.
"I change the world, the world changes me." ― Libba Bray
"There's only one great evil in the world today. Despair." ― Evelyn Waugh, Vile Bodies