“No chaos, no creation. Evidence: the kitchen at mealtime.” — Mason Cooley What kind of chaos are you most proud to create in your kitchen?
“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.” — Marcel Proust What condition is the road of your journey currently in?
“You have your identity when you find out not what you can keep your mind on but what you can’t keep your mind off.” — A. R. Ammons What thoughts occupy your mind most of the time?
“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” — Napoleon Hill What gifts have the scars in your heart given you?
“No one ever really dies as long as they took the time to leave us with fond memories.” — Chris Sorensen What have you gained from losing a loved one?
“The human body is the best picture of the human soul.” — Ludwig Wittgenstein What two words best describe your body?
“Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.” — Potter Stewart What does your sense of right & wrong stop you from doing?
“Dating is a give and take. If you only see it as “taking,” you are not getting it.” — Henry Cloud What is the most important thing to give in a relationship?
“The difference between involvement & commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.” — Martina Navratilova What or who have you fully dedicated yourself to?
“Boundaries are to protect life, not to limit pleasures.” — Edwin Louis Cole What boundaries are beneficial between even the best of friends?
“It is always better to ask than to make an assumption.” — Don Miguel Ruiz What assumptions have you avoided making lately?
“The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity.” — Thomas Love Peacock What do you waste that others might want?
“Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness, except greed.” — Thomas Harris Who do you prefer to be with in your most vulnerable moments?
“The hardest work in the world is being out of work.” — Whitney Young, Jr. What kind of work would you refuse to do for a living?
“A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.” — Robert Hughes What intangible tools help you get a job done?
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” — Thich Nhat Hanh Why do you smile?
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” — Benjamin Disraeli What riches have recently been revealed to you?
“Every quarrel begins in nothing and ends in a struggle for supremacy.” — Elbert Hubbard What was the topic of your most recent argument?
“Proper preparation prevents poor performance.” — Charlie Batch What steps are you taking to ensure your expected success?
“For better or worse, you must play your own little instrument in the orchestra of life.” — Dale Carnegie What instrument best illustrates your contributions to society?
“Necessity is the mother of taking chances.” — Mark Twain What difficult decisions have fulfilled your most dire needs?
“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what’s right.” — Isaac Asimov What rules do you disregard when nobody is watching?
“One loses many laughs by not laughing at oneself.” — Sara Jeannette Duncan What memorable ways have you made yourself laugh?
“He that can work is born to be king of something.” — Thomas Carlyle What kind of kingdom are you meant to rule?
“The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest.” — Henry David Thoreau When is humor harmful?
“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” — Joseph Campbell What part of your personality stands out from the crowd?
“First we make our habits, then our habits make us.” — Charles C. Noble Which of your habits are you most known for?
“No man ever was glorious, who was not laborious.” — Benjamin Franklin What was the last thing you worked tirelessly to achieve?
“Feelings are like chemicals; the more you analyze them, the worse they smell.” — Charles Kingsley What do your feelings smell like?
“To become a spectator of one’s own life is to escape the suffering of life.” — Oscar Wilde What movie genre would best describe the story of your life?
“The hard part about being a bartender is figuring out who is drunk and who is just stupid.” — Richard Braunstein What is the greatest thing you’ve accomplished while drunk?
“When the defects of others are perceived with so much clarity, it is because one possesses them oneself.” — Jules Renard What defects do you regularly detect in others?
“Success is full of promise till a man gets it; and then it is last year’s nest from which the birds have flown.” — Henry Ward Beecher When do you know it’s time to start building your next nest?
“Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.” — Charles H. Spurgeon Which of tomorrow’s sorrows are taking up too much of today?
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“Life is a zoo in a jungle.” — Peter De Vries What kind of zoo animal are you?
“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.” — Rodney Yee What are your favorite ways to occupy your body and mind?
“Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.” — Francis Bacon, Sr. What are your thoughts at this very moment?
“You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims.” — Harriet Woods What should you say to someone standing in your way?
“A good upbringing consists in hiding how much you think of yourself, and how little you think of others.” — Jean Cocteau What were you raised to believe about yourself?
“Progress is a tide. If we stand still we will surely be drowned. To stay on the crest, we have to keep moving.” — Harold Mayfield When was the last time you couldn’t roll with the tides?
“A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.” — Charlotte Brontë What kinds of things prevent you from being able to sleep?
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” — Joseph Addison What reading material gives you the best mental workout?
“It is difficult to keep quiet if you have nothing to do.” — Arthur Schopenhauer What activities keep you quiet the longest?
“Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.” — Ambrose Bierce What question seems impossible to answer?
“We probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do.” — Olin Miller Whose opinions about you matter the most?
“Great countries are those that produce great people.” — Benjamin Disraeli What kind of people does the nation you belong to produce?
“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson What is the most memorable coincidence you have witnessed?