Set The World On Fire

OK, normally when I come across good quotes, I save them for the sidebar, but my devotional book had such a wealth of them the other day that I decided to dedicate a post to them. These address one of the things I work to do in my life.

“Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situtation you believe to be the will of God.” — Jim Elliot

“Get absolutely enthralled with something. Throw yourself into it with abandon. Get out of yourself. Be somebody. Do something.” — Norman Vincent Peale

“Catch on fire with enthusiasm, and people will come for miles to watch you burn.” — John Wesley

“It is a remarkable thing that some of the most optimistic and enthusiastic people you will meet are those who have been through intense suffering.” — Warren Wiersbe

And a few others, not from the devotional, that I’ve posted before that are related:

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’” — Jack Kerouac

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

“What you risk reveals what you value.” — Jeanette Winterson

And a few others from my collection not in my quote archive:

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world nees is people who have come alive.” — Gil Bailie

“I don’t want to survive. I want to live!” — Caption of the Axiom, “WALL•E”

“In a world full of people, only some want to fly. Isn’t that crazy?” — Seal