Quotes from the Peaceful Warrior book/movie:
"Maybe you're still asleep. You can live your whole lifetime without ever being awake"
"There's no higher purpose than service to others"
"You need to start asking better questions"
"Sloppy. You practice gym, I practice everything"
"Everyone tells you what to do and what's good for you. They don't want you to find your own answers, they want you to believe theirs. Gather information from the inside. People are afraid of what's inside and that's the only place they're ever going to find what they need"
"Can't sleep cause you're scared cause everything feels so empty."
"Want to be more? Be someone who uses his mind and body in ways that most people would never have the courage to. Be a warrior."
"People are not their thoughts. They think they are, and it brings them all kinds of sadness."
"The mind is just a reflex organ it reacts to everything. Fills your head with millions of random thoughts a day. None of those thoughts reveal any more about you than a freckle does at the end of your nose."
"Did you notice how the right leverage can be very effective? That's what your training, even your life is about. Developing the wisdom to apply the right leverage in the right place at the right time. Take out the trash, the trash is up here (in your head). Learn to throw out everything you don't need."
"Falling into the water emptied your mind. You were present and devoted 100% to the experience you were having.
Youre out of your mind. It's taken a lifetime of practice. We want you out of your mind too.
Your mind's filling up again. You're missing out on everything that's going on. There's never nothing going on."
"Take out the trash. The trash is anything that's keeping you from the only thing that matters, this moment, here, now. And when you truly are in the here and now you'll be amazed at what you can do and how well you can do it."
"Reading their minds? Maybe you just never really listened to them before."
"Sometimes you have to loose your mind before you come to your senses."
"You have to be strong if you're going to do this. You're gonna need strength, and you're gonna need to trust me."
"When you become a warrior you learn to meditate in every action. Letting go of attachments, like you're pride, and giving up your addictions."
"All you have is right now. When you act like a jack ass, like now when you're letting your emotions control you."
"What are you holding onto anyway. Do you know who you are without me? No. What r you doing?"
"First realization of a warrior, not knowing. Emotions are natural, like the passing wx."
"Everything has a purpose, even this. And it's up to you to find it. Find your answers from within."
"The people that are the hardest to love are ones that need it the most."
"There's never nothing going on. There are no ordinary moments."
"There is no better. You'll never be better, same way you'll never be less than anybody else."
"The habit is the problem. All you need to do is be conscious of your choices and responsible for your actions."
"How do you know I'm not your own intuition speaking to you right now?"
"Every action has it's price and it's pleasure, recognizing both sides, a warrior becomes realistic and responsible for his actions."
"Knowledge is not the same as wisdom, wisdom is doing."
"Death is a transformation. More radical than puberty but nothing to get particularly upset about. Death is not sad, the sad thing is most people don't live at all."
"I took for granted what i could do. I was sloppy with my life. I'm scared but i feel like i got rid of all the old stuff and I think it iwas the right thing to do."
"When you feel fear, use the sword. Take it up here and cut the mind to ribbons. Slash through all those regrets and fears, anything else that lives in the past and the future."
"Service to others right?"
"A warrior does not give up what he loves. He finds the love in what he does."
"A warrior is not about perfection or victory or invulnerability. He's about absolute vulnerability, that's the only true courage."
"The accident is your training."
"Life is choice. You can choose to be a victim or anything else you'd like to be."
"A warrior acts, only a fool reacts."
"That's the future, throw it out."
"There is no starting or stopping, only doing."
"You can't hold onto it forever. Nearly all of humanity shares the predicament. If you don't get what you want, you suffer. And even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold onto it forever."
"You don't need him or any letter to get up on those rings and do what you love."
"The gold is a craving, if only I had it i'd be happy."
"You don't surrender your dreams. You surrender the one thing you never had and you never will, control."
"(What's the funnest part of a roller coster, the complete lack of control. Life is like that)"
"Accept that you don't control what will happen to you. That you may or you may not compete and that you are something exceptional, either way."
A warrior does what he loves. Chasing gold, living in fear that you might fail? Is that what you loved?
"Life has just three rules: paradox, humor and change
Paradox: life is a mystery, don't waste time trying to figure it out
Humor: keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself, it is a strength beyond all measure
Change: know that nothing stays the same."
"The whole trip up you were excited. What changed?"
"The journey is what brings us happiness, not the destination."
"Where are you? Here
What are you? This moment"