10 Quotes by my most inspiring people

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Who doesn't love a rousing quote?

In fact, show me someone who doesn't get misty eyed, noddy and/or nostalgic after hearing a well timed stabbed at philosophy or funny and I'll show you a drop bear enjoying a frolic in Scottish waters with Nessie.

So, if you're need of a double shot of caffienated motivation this fine day, prepare to have the jam pumped up with some noteworthy quotes from people who never fail to hit to the heart of the matter with their amazing acts, tireless efforts in the name of social justice, conviction to remain true to their own visions, fearless spirits and satiating words.

“Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realise your true potential.”

– Barack Obama

“The choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself.”

- Oprah Winfrey

“I still weave dreams, finding inspiration wherever I can and looking for romance in the real, not the digital, world”

-          Grace Coddington

“We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.” 

– Ernest Hemingway

“As you become adults and the next generation of decision makers our message is simple. Life changing events do not just happen to other people. Unfortunately, sometimes they find you. How you deal with that will vary person to person. There is no book to follow or set of rules. You just do what you think is right. I’m talking about skills that you unknowingly accumulate along life’s journey. I hope you can take home something from our presentation that may help you make a right decision some day.” 

– Bruce Morcombe

“Our future growth relies on competitiveness and innovation, skills and productivity... and these in turn rely on the education of our people.”

-          Julia Gillard

"A moral crime is all the worse when it is sanctioned by law: the worst excesses of the Nazi regime were carried out under colour of the Nuremberg laws. At its best, practising law can be instrumental in achieving Justice. But there are times when to uphold the law is to betray Justice. Any society which legitimises the mistreatment of a defenceless group poses a great challenge for lawyers. We face a stark choice: we can lend ourselves to the enforcement of immoral laws, or help to resist them, and perhaps change them. "
-       Julian Burnside 

“Colour is its own reward
The chiming of a perfect chord
Let's go jumping overboard
Into waves of joy and clarity
Your hands come out to rescue me
And I'm playing in the shallow water
Laughing while the mad dog sleeps”

-          Neil Finn, Fingers of Love

"What was all that about?"

- my friend Kirsten

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