Robin Williams “Your Move Chief” Speech in Good Will Hunting
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and being alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You have to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes too near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself that you tasted as many as you could.” Louise Erdrich The painted Drum
“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.”
― Joseph Campbell
“Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. / Just keep going. No feeling is final.” - Rilke
“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
THE MAN IN THE ARENA
IT IS NOT THE CRITIC WHO COUNTS; NOT THE MAN WHO POINTS OUT HOW THE STRONG MAN STUMBLES. OR WHERE THE DOER OF DEEDS COULD HAVE DONE THEM BETTER. THE CREDIT BELONGS TO THE MAN WHO IS ACTUALLY IN THE ARENA. WHOSE FACE IS MARRED BY DUST AND SWEAT AND BLOOD; WHO STRIVES VALIANTLY: WHO ERRS. WHO COMES SHORT AGAIN AND AGAIN.
BECAUSE THERE IS NO EFFORT WITHOUT ERROR AND SHORTCOMING;
BUT WHO DOES ACTUALLY STRIVE TO DO THE DEEDS: WHO KNOWS GREAT ENTHUSIASMS. THE GREAT DEVOTIONS: WHO SPENDS HIMSELF IN A WORTHY CAUSE, WHO AT THE BEST KNOWS IN THE END THE TRIUMPH OF HIGH ACHIEVEMENT. AND WHO AT THE WORST. IF HE FAILS. AT LEAST FAILS WHILE DARING GREATLY. SO THAT HIS PLACE SHALL NEVER BE WITH THOSE COLD AND TIMID SOULS WHO NEITHER Know victory nor defeat….