Books, Life, Quotes

“Not all of us will find our calling. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find purpose. (…) No matter what occupies our days, when we reframe our tasks as opportunities to help others, our lives and our work feel more significant. Each of us has a circle of people – in our families, in our communities, and at work – whose lives we can improve. That’s a legacy everyone can leave behind.”

– Emily Esfahani Smith

“Not of all of us will find our calling…

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Life, Quotes

“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?

“Being Parisian is not about being born in Paris…

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Films, Life, Quotes

“There are some things success is not. It’s not fame. It’s not money or power. Success is waking up in the morning so excited about what you have to do that you literally fly out the door. It’s getting to work with people you love. Success is connecting with the world and making people feel. It’s finding a way to bind together people who have nothing in common but a dream. It’s falling asleep at night knowing you did the best job you could. Success is joy and freedom and friendship. And success is love.”

– Jennifer Garrison, Fame (2009).

“Réussir ce n’est pas toujours ce qu’on croit. Ce n’est pas devenir célèbre, ni riche ou encore puissant. Réussir c’est sortir de son lit le matin et être heureux de ce qu’on va faire durant la journée, si heureux qu’on a l’impression de s’envoler. C’est travailler avec des gens qu’on aime. Réussir, c’est être en contact avec le monde et communiquer sa passion. C’est trouver une façon de rassembler des gens qui n’ont peut-être rien d’autre en commun qu’un rêve. C’est se coucher le soir en se disant qu’on a fait du mieux qu’on a pu. Réussir c’est connaître la joie, la liberté et l’amitié. Je dirais que réussir, c’est aimer.”

– Jennifer Garrison, Fame (2009).

“There are some things success is not…

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