Each year we try to pick an over all "mood" going into the year . The quotation should give you a good idea of what we expect.
2014 - Uncertainty
“I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of uncertainty about different things, but I am not absolutely sure of anything and there are many things I don't know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask why we're here. I don't have to know an answer. I don't feel frightened not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without any purpose, which is the way it really is as far as I can tell.” ― Richard P. Feynman
2013 - Transition
“How strange that the nature of life is change, yet the nature of human beings is to resist change. And how ironic that the difficult times we fear might ruin us are the very ones that can break us open and help us blossom into who we were meant to be.” ― Elizabeth Lesser, Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow
2012 - Development
“Everything can be explained to the people, on the single condition that you want them to understand.” ― Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth
2011 - Progress
“Progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer.
If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man.” ― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
2010 - Optimism
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ― Anne Frank
2009 - Apathy
“Even when I try to stir myself up, I just get irritated because I can't make anything come out. And in the middle of the night I lie here thinking about all this. If I don't get back on track somehow, I'm dead, that's the sense I get. There isn't a single strong emotion inside me.” ― Banana Yoshimoto
2008 - Conflicts
“Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.” ― Horace Mann
2007 - Struggle
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle.” ― Frederick Douglass
2006 - Pathfinder
“Maybe I will do what I want with my life!
The only problem is that I have no idea what I want to do with it.” ― Orson Scott Card, Pathfinder
2005 - Hope at last!
“I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars.” ― Stephenie Meyer, Twilight
2004 - Romances
“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
2003 - The Honey Moon
“Honeymoon is a trial period in which no complaints will be accepted.” ― Vikrant Parsai
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