This book collects surprising, jolting, discomforting and comforting insights into living a full, unbridled life, questioning authority and reality, relating to fellow humans, creating, risking, loving, living with uncertainty and staying sane in an insane world. Poets, philosophers, scientists, musicians, artists, presidents, saints and mystics, activists and academics, among others, rub shoulders in this smartly designed book, giving us the benefit of their hard-earned wisdom, breakthroughs, breakdowns, bad choices, sudden illuminations and lightning wit. William Blake and Bruce Lee. Abraham Lincoln and Yoko Ono. Fyodor Dostoevsky and Terence McKenna. Ren Magritte and St. Teresa of Avila. Zelda Fitzgerald and Bob Marley all contribute. This book of rousing insights and challenging thoughts will appeal to anyone who is searching, anyone who doesn't fit in, anyone who questions the way things are. which is to say, all of us. The right quotation can change your life. That compressed idea-expressed in just a few words, a sentence or two can shift your thinking, trigger an epiphany and alter your way of seeing the world. The wisest, most experienced and most thoughtful people in history have left behind these little thought-bombs. Arranged neatly in topics, such as: Living: Welcome to the longest, squishiest section of this book, devoted to life. Well-Being: Some random bits of advice in the mix, as well as thoughts on advice itself. Self: Plenty of perspectives and possibilities to perhaps phase into our lives. Others: A bunch of pretty smart people throughout history think that we are our relationships with other people. Authority and Institutions: They might not have been created for nefarious purposes, but this is nonetheless they effect they often have. The World: Maybe it's the big picture.