"We often often look for kindness back in the same place we gave it, and mostly that is where we go wrong. Kindness does not work that way, you put your kind deeds into the universe and the universe reflects back that energy into your life, from unexpected avenues at most appropriate time."
- Drishti Bablani
"May the source of strength, who blessed the ones before us, help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing."
- Mi Shebeirach
“Change is not merely necessary to life - it is life.”
― Alvin Toffler
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ”
― Alvin Toffler
"If I can say, “I love you,” I say, “I love in you all of humanity, all that is alive; I love in you also myself.” Self-love, in this sense, is the opposite of selfishness. The latter is actually a greedy concern with oneself which springs from and compensates for the lack of genuine love for oneself. Love, paradoxically, makes me more independent because it makes me stronger and happier — yet it makes me one with the loved person to the extent that individuality seems to be extinguished for the moment. In loving I experience “I am you,” you — the loved person, you — the stranger, you — everything alive. In the experience of love lies the only answer to being human, lies sanity." -Erich Fromm, The Sane Society.
"Being a Parisian is not about being born in Paris, it is about being reborn there."
- Sacha Guitry
“Être parisien, ce n'est pas être né à Paris, c'est y renaître.”
- Sacha Guitry That's how I feel about Shanghai. Have you experienced a rebirth?  Where is home now?
"Home is not where you were born. Home is where all your attempts to escape cease."
- Naguib Mahfouz