"The person who is a master in the art of living makes little distinction between their work and their play, their labor and their leisure, their mind and their body, their education and their recreation, their love and their religion. They hardly know which is which. They simply pursue their vision of excellence and grace in whatever they do, leaving others to decide whether they are working or playing. To them, they are always doing both."
James A. Michener
In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.
— Buddha’s Little Instruction Book
You have to want it like you want air.
— Brandon in my physics class
We must remember three things. I will tell them to you in the order of their importance. Number one, and first in importance, we must have as much fun as we can with what we have. Number two, we must eat as well as we can, because if we don’t, we won’t have the health and strength to have as much fun as we might. And number three, and last in importance, we must keep the house reasonably in order, wash the dishes and such things. But we will not let the last interfere with the other two.
— Doc Ricketts in Log From the Sea of Cortez