Saturday, July 17, 2010

Meandering while we wander . . .

Today is the birthday of Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954), writer and television producer. He is best known as the creator of Babylon 5 and author of The Complete Book of Scriptwriting.

"Understanding is a three edged sword: your side, their side, and the truth." - J. Michael Straczynski

"We are not powerless. We have tremendous potential for good or ill. How we choose to use that power is up to us; but first we must choose to use it. We're told every day, You can't change the world. But the world is changing every day. Only question is...who's doing it? You or somebody else?" - J. Michael Straczynski

"They told us not to wish in the first place, not to aspire, not to try; to be quiet, to play nice, to shoot low and aspire not at all. They are always wrong. Follow your dreams. Make your wishes. Create the future. And above all, believe in yourself." - J. Michael Straczynski

"People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives." - J. Michael Straczynski

"The past tempts us, the present confuses us, and the future frightens us. And our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast terrible in-between. But there is still time to seize that one last fragile moment." - J. Michael Straczynski

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