"What I think we fear is rapid, pronounced, and uncontrollable changes to ourselves, and because of this we have a form of personality inertia - something that resists rapid change."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Simon Travaglia on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Simon Travaglia on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Simon Travaglia on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Simon Travaglia on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Simon Travaglia on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Death is inevitable, but Life - that's the tricky bit where things happen."
"It's good to follow the path of personal happiness to some extent. People tend to get upset however when you drive a steamroller down it."
"Allowing yourself to smile takes 99% of the effort."