MAY 2008

May 28, 2008
" You've got to have heart, because without heart, you're nothing."
Written in 2008 by Chase B., Age 19 --- Indiana
I wrote this because it's about life. You have got to have heart because if you don't, how are you going to strive in sports, life, or anything that moves you as a person? You just got to have heart on or in everything you do.
May 28, 2008
" A structured day doesn't make a life; ambitions and dreams do."
Written in 2008 by Tyler B., Age 14 --- South Dakota
May 28, 2008
" No one ever guaranteed us an easy life, but that doesn't mean we give up for the wonders and joys tomorrow may bring."
Written in 2008 by Charmaine, Age 13 --- Australia
I was thinking how we give up hope or when we are down many people just complain or commit suicide. Why not live life as long as possible?
May 28, 2008
" Ignore dull days, forget the showers, and keep count of only shining hours."
Written in 2007 by Tim C., Age 13 --- Australia
May 28, 2008
" Words are what you say, but what you say can show who you really are."
Written in 2007 by Kellie M D., Age 14 --- California

May 21, 2008
" Love is like the waves of the ocean. It can bring you the highest of highs but the very next moment it can crash, giving you the lowest of lows. Keep going because even if your love for that special someone turns into the love of a friend, riding the wave and getting barreled is all so worth it in the end."
Written in 2008 by A.H., Age 14 --- Hawaii
I wrote this quote because I love surfing and I was in love with a guy. He brought my highest of highs and lowest of lows just to discover that we're better off as friends. It's better having him as a friend than not having him in my life at all.
May 21, 2008
" Love is not temporary; there will always be someone to love you, no matter what."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Vanessa J., Age 15 --- United Kingdom
This is a really positive quote to remind you there is always SOMEONE, whether you know it or not, that loves YOU.
May 21, 2008
" You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That's where I'll always love you no matter what!"
Written in 2008 by Kashaila H., Age 16 --- South Carolina
This defines me.
May 21, 2008
" Even the flowers live their one day of life by spreading fragrance to everyone. Think of every day as your last day and show your best every day."
Written in 2004 by Saranya, Age 17 --- India
This will surely light the minds of people to march towards success.
May 19, 2008
" The best antidote for fear is faith."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.G., Age 18 --- Virginia
It's the truth.
May 19, 2008
" If you want something, you get it; if you have something, you give it; but if you want someone, don't hold back."
Written in 2008 by Elizabeth E., Age 14 --- Florida
I made this one up because there are people in this world that I would love to have in my life, (not necessarily a boyfriend) but a dad. I have always wanted him to be a part of my life and I never really tried to get him in it. Although he never did his part, it's really too late to do anything about it now. So, I'm saying if you want someone, go out and tell them how you feel about them or that you want them in your life and never let anything or anyone else hold you back from your dreams.
May 19, 2008
" Poetry spills from the cracks of a broken heart, but flows from one which is loved."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sammie G., Age 13 --- Pennsylvania
May 19, 2008
" I feel as if I have lived for hundred of years and still don't know the meaning of life."
Written in 2008 by Amber T., Age 15 --- Indiana
I wrote this quote because it doesn't matter how long you have lived in life, doesn't mean you will find the meaning of it and doesn't mean you will ever know the meaning.
May 14, 2008
" You are only as happy as you make up your mind to be."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Bendito S., Age 17 --- California
Live positive, it's the only way.
May 14, 2008
" Life is about trusting your feelings and taking chances, losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories and learning from the past and realizing people can always change. Take a chance because you never know how absolutely perfect something could turn out to be."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ericka S., Age 16 --- California
It reaches out to your heart and you can instantly connect to it.
May 14, 2008
" All this death and destruction is because of one's construction."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by E.K., Age 16 --- Malaysia
I just want to tell people that if something or someone tore your apart, then try to pick the pieces up and put it back together for the good of yourself. Make use of the time you have, while you can.
May 14, 2008
" When you hear someone saying, 'Oh, let's do it", and they ask you if you want to do drugs or drink - take a minute and let your life flash before your eyes. Remember what good times you've had and remind yourself about the support from your friends and family. Because the second you say yes, you threw it all away."
Written in 2008 by Claudia G., Age 13 --- Massachusetts
May 12, 2008
" You have to know that you're a good person and a good friend. What's meant to be will end up good, and what is not, won't. Relationships are worth fighting for, but sometimes you can't be the only one fighting. At times, people need to fight for you. If they don't, you must move on and realize that what you gave them was more than they were willing to give you. Hopefully, people realize great things when they come around and don't lose something real. Always fight until you can't anymore and then, be fought for."
Written in 2008 by Kylene B., Age 13 --- Florida
May 12, 2008
" It is easy to make your mark in life. Humbly employ your talents and knowledge to help others, and you will have accomplished the ultimate goal. The only trial is realizing your potential."
Written in 2008 by M.C., Age 17 --- BC, Canada
May 12, 2008
" Eventually everybody's going to let you down. It's up to you to decide rather they're worth the disappointment."
Written in 2008 by Chassidy B., Age 19 --- Michigan
I wrote this when I was having problems with my best friend. I was questioning if I could get over what she had done or if I should just leave her alone.
May 12, 2008
" Remember, your dedication is the key to your future success."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.C., Age 17 --- Ireland
May 7, 2008
" No one ever guaranteed us an easy life. There is a fine line between simplicity and reality. It's important to know where you stand. And stand firmly."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Fayeanne L., Age 16 --- Georgia
May 7, 2008
" I believe in the love of old couples, the love that has lasted them decades. It proves that love never dies; we kill it."
Written in 2007 by Olivia G., Age 15 --- Australia
I chose this quote because it was one of my favorite quotes out of my first novel. I wrote it when I was 14.
May 7, 2008
" Life is like the board game Chutes and Ladders. Sooner or later you are going to fall, but falling helps you roll the dice to go back up the ladders to reach your goal. The dice is the roll of hard work that factors your fate. One day, you will reach the finish spot."
Written in 2008 by Sravya V., Age 13 --- Kentucky
I wanted to write something to motivate me because I was going through some hardships in my life.
May 5, 2008
" God gave eyes to everyone; but failed to give vision to someone. God gave ears to everyone; but failed to give the capacity of hearing to someone. God gave mouth to everyone; but failed to give speech to someone. God gave heart to everyone so that everyone may love someone."
Written in 2008 by Saranya P.M., Age 17 --- India
Loving yourself makes your life beautiful; loving others makes our world beautiful.
May 5, 2008
" Just keep smiling and life will seem brighter."
Everyone --- Submitted by Jamie P., Age 17 --- New Hampshire
I really can't take the credit for this one because I'm not sure if I made it up myself or heard it from someone, maybe my mom, but basically this is something that is a basic summary of what people tell me. And you know what? It works!
May 5, 2008
" Being negative requires the same effort as being positive."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mathilde C., Age 15 --- Singapore