The entry below is classified as a LEGACY post, meaning that it was written (well) before the current version of Avalonstar was released. Although these posts have survived the numerous moves over years, there is no guarantee that they've survived the trip unscathed (especially the links).


There is a saying that goes "a picture is worth a thousand words." But on the other hand, "a word can describe a thousand pictures." [...] These are the words of life, love, experience and inspiration.

Way back in 2002, when avalonstar.net was still running the show, I started jotting down quotes. Just a series of short phrases that came to mind as I journeyed (or slacked off) through college. Actually, I wonder if a bunch of them still apply today. Those that have been following along since then will remember these and I hope they can still be considered "originals." Enjoy.

  • Envision success.
  • Questions are never stupid, but in excess, can drive you nuts.
  • If you are experienced at what you do, stay with it and perfect it.
  • You are the boss of you, let nobody tell you otherwise.
  • Some people say I dream too much, then I ask, "Why don't you?"
  • Show respect by listening, not by getting in the last word.
  • People would rather criticize an action, than do it themselves.
  • Bad friends are like bad cars, after a few months, they're unreliable.
  • A person with no culture, is a person with no depth or definition.
  • A person who doesn't respect, doesn't deserve to be respected.
  • I don't hate the word "love," I hate how it's used.
  • Never give up, never give in, never settle for less than perfection.
  • All people are creative, because we all have the ability to create.
  • Don't be afraid to be different, that's how people remember you.
  • If it wasn't for my friends, my world would be a dark place.
  • Children who don't respect their parents, won't respect their own.
  • They say knowledge is power. Power is the use of that knowledge.
  • When was the last time you saw something positive on the 6PM news?
  • Use your power to inspire others, and in turn they will inspire you.
  • Anticipation can be the most nerve-wrenching times of your life.
  • The times that you are truly happy, are the ones that drive you to tomorrow.
  • The feeling of being lonely, is one of the few that can eat you alive.
  • Live by the will of your dreams, not the limits of reality.
  • What do you do when the person who gives advice can't help himself?
  • Never take no for an answer, but always know why they thought that way.
  • Dreams are hard things to decipher, but in the right hands, they can bloom.
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