In a November 2009 60 Minutes interview, underwater Explorer Robert Ballard was asked: "What is your greatest discovery?"Without any hesitation he smiled and said with confidence... "It's the one I am about to make!"

Robert Ballard is the world's most famous and successful underwater explorer/scientist. He discovered the Titanic, as well as some profound discoveries of tube worms living at depths that most scientists said were impossible for ANY life. His explorations have gone to 20,000 feet depth (in SUVs).   

This is the essence of MANIFESTING:
Man can perform things in his thought, and by impressing his thought in formless substance, can cause the thing 
he thinks about to be created. -Wallace Wattles Financial Success Through the Power of Creative Thinking.

Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. 
All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
-- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison 

Keep your eyes on the prize! - from the American Civil Rights movement.

How LIFE'S little dramas play out depends in part on how you set the stage. -Anonymous

That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already is. -Ecclesiastes 3:15

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew, The Bible

As you sow, so shall ye reap. -Bible

Oh God, guide me, protect me; make of me a shining lamp and a brilliant star. -- Abdu’l-Bahá 

The Amount of Good we can conceive, is the amount of good we can receive.

Goodness and Mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. -23rd Psalm

Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream...merrily, merrily, merrily, is but a dream. (Old song)

The question of our Receptivity is: what can you take in? THAT you can use! 
The Universe never plays favorites. -Science of Mind, by Ernest Holmes

If our dreams weren't already real within us, 
we could not even dream them. -Gloria Steinem

I am a walking work of art!...Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors

...the Kingdom of Heaven is within Man and (that) we experience 
this kingdom to the degree that we become conscious of it. -Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes

Would you tell me, please
Which way I ought to go from here?
That depends a good deal on where you want to get.
I don't much care where.
Then it doesn't matter which way you go.
-Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll

Any idea seriously entertained tends to bring about the realization of itself.
-Joseph Chilton Pierce

Any idea that is held in the mind that is either feared or revered will begin at once 
to clothe itself in the most convenient and appropriate forms available.
-Andrew Carnegie

Without this playing of fantasy, no creative work has ever yet come to birth...
the debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. -Jung

The same power that spins the planet around the sun resides within every human being, 
and it is abundantly available within you. -Deepak Chopra, Boundless Energy

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, 
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. -Thoreau

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 
For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. -
Matthew, -Bible

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at 
change. -Max Planck, Nobel Prize-winning physicist

Many of the things you can count, don't count. Many of the things you can't count, really count.
-Albert Einstein

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. 
  -- Mahatma Gandhi

To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again. 
— Ralph Waldo Emerson 
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. 
- Meister Eckhart
“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.”— from Walden, 
by Henry David Thoreau
You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
—Franz Kafka
  The great thing about being an architect is you can walk into your dreams.
-Harold E. Wagoner, architect
I don't seek. I find. -Picasso
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.-Unknown
Io Ho Fiducia -- I am confident.- (Italian)
If you say the lines, the character comes out. 
-Sam Waterston, distinguished actor, on portraying Abraham Lincoln.
You monks, straining day after day to understand what Zen might be, are barking up the wrong tree! What you can't seem to see is that all is beyond understanding, not just one thing or many things, but every single thing is fundamentally beyond our understanding. The Really Real in its Suchness is beyond our understanding.—Butsugen, eleventh century Buddhist Monk 
"Cerca, trova" - seek and you shall find - words painted on a
five-century-old fresco in the council hall 
of Florence's Palazzo Vecchio. Researchers think the message 
pertains to the lost mural of Leonardo da Vinci. Researchers now 
believe these cryptic words could be a clue to the location of a long-lost 
da Vinci painting and are pressing local authorities to allow them to search 
for the masterpiece of Renaissance art, most likely underneath another 
mural painted 50 years later.
When you have come to the edge of all the light you know,
and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown,
Faith is knowing one of two things will happen:
There will be something solid to stand on,
or you will be taught how to fly. -Patrick Overton
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." ~ Henry David Thoreau
è scritto nelle stelle ...  "It is written in the stars"
"It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis."
 Margaret Bronano (As quoted on Fresh Seeds)

Never underestimate the power of shoes...
Dorothy, in Wizard of Oz, about her magic red sparkly shoes. Click them together, and "you'll be home".
"Use the Force, Luke. Use the Force!"
-Star Wars
Blue skies smiling on me
Nothing but blue skies do I see
Bluebirds singing a song
Nothing but blue skies from now on
.....Irving Berlin
Vi veri universum vivus vici (also written as "Vi veri veniversum vivus vici") is a Latin phrase meaning: "By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe." -found on
My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams
are reflected....Anna M. Uhlich.

Looking the part is part of being the part. 
                      -Vidal Sassoon, 2010 
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Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.  -Tao Te Ching

Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. Love still stands when all else has fallen. -Unknown

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. - Lao Tzu

Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong - sometimes it's letting go. -Sylvia Robinson

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

Without faith, hope, and trust, there is no promise for the future, and without a promising future, life has no direction, no meaning and no justification.  -Adlin Sinclair

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. -Reinhold Niebuhr

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger that your faith. -Mary Manin Morrissey 
from W. H. Murray in The Scottish Himalaya Expedition, 1951. 
'But when I said that nothing had been done I erred in one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves and were halfway out of our ruts. We had put down our passage money--booked a sailing to Bombay. This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: 

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. 
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!'

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
-Walt Disney
We don't need magic to transform our world. 
We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.

JK Rowling
"I always knew I was going to be rich.
I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute"
-Warren Buffet

"Laissez les bons temps rouler" ...Let the good times roll!