opportunity knocking

THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE SENTENCE STARTERS.

NO JOHN TRUMBULL.

  • ❝  you ever see a painting by john trumbull?  ❞
  • ❝  the reality is messier and richer.  ❞
  • ❝  the reality is not a pretty picture.  ❞

MY SHOT ( RISE UP REMIX ).

  • ❝  that’s why i hustle hella hard, never celebrate a holiday.  ❞
  • ❝  i refuse to ever lose or throw my shot away.  ❞
  • ❝  if i have given it all i got i cannot regret it.  ❞
  • ❝  when opportunity knock, you don’t send anyone to get it — answer the door, welcome it, let it in, or regret it.  ❞
  • ❝  i surprise you guys, i’m a prize fighter.  ❞
  • ❝  be leaders, believers in yourself and mean it.  ❞
  • ❝  i mean you only get one shot, take it or leave it.  ❞
  • ❝  we ain’t got no other choice, we need to rise up.  ❞
  • ❝  inside i feel that fire that’s burning.  ❞
  • ❝  see i’ve been patiently waiting for this moment.  ❞
  • ❝  give me my one chance to grab the torch and properly hold it.  ❞

WROTE MY WAY OUT.

  • ❝  i had no foundation, no friends and no family to catch my fall.  ❞
  • ❝  running on empty, there was nothing left in me but doubt.  ❞
  • ❝  writin’ songs about rights and wrongs and bails bonds.  ❞
  • ❝  competition near, i’m a spartan without the spear.  ❞
  • ❝  this poetry in motion, i’m a poet.  ❞
  • ❝  running out of time like i’m jonathan larson’s rent check.  ❞
  • ❝  my mind is where the wild things are.  ❞
  • ❝  oh, you think you smart?  ❞
  • ❝  oversensitive, defenseless, i made sense of it.  ❞
  • ❝  these sentences are endless, so what if they leave me friendless?  ❞
  • ❝  damn, you got no chill.  ❞
  • ❝  fuckin’ right, i’m relentless!  ❞
  • ❝  i know abuela’s never really gonna win the lottery.  ❞
  • ❝  i was born in the eye of a storm.  ❞
  • ❝  this hurricane in my brain is the burden i bear.  ❞
  • ❝  i’m here cause i wrote my way out.  ❞

AN OPEN LETTER ( INTERLUDE ).

  • ❝  an open letter to the fat, arrogant, anti - charismatic national embarrassment known as  ______.  ❞
  • ❝  the man’s irrational.  ❞
  • ❝  trick, please!  ❞
  • ❝  at least i do my job up in this rumpus.  ❞
  • ❝  the line is behind me, i crossed it again.  ❞
  • ❝  they were calling you a dick back in ‘76 and you really haven’t done anything new since.  ❞
  • ❝  you’re a nuisance with no sense.  ❞
  • ❝  you’ll die of irrelevance.  ❞
  • ❝  go ahead, you aspire to my level, you aspire to malevolence.  ❞
  • ❝  i don’t care if i kill my career with this letter.  ❞
  • ❝  sit down, _____, you fat motherfucker!  ❞

VALLEY FORGE ( DEMO ).

  • ❝  these are the times that try men’s souls.  ❞
  • ❝  tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.  ❞
  • ❝  i am seeing the best minds of my generation waste away in pestilence and starvation.  ❞
  • ❝  is this all a test or have we met our doom?  ❞
  • ❝  i am beyond comprehension of their nonsense.  ❞
  • ❝  do you have no influence at all, you fucking skinflints?  ❞
  • ❝  tone it down.  ❞

IMMIGRANTS ( WE GET THE JOB DONE ).

  • ❝  it’s really astonishing that in a country founded by immigrants, immigrant has somehow become a bad word.  ❞
  • ❝  we all came to america trying to get a lap dance from lady freedom.  ❞
  • ❝  don’t think i didn’t notice those tombstones disguised as waves.  ❞
  • ❝  all you got to do is see the world with new eyes.  ❞
  • ❝  immigrants, we get the job done.  ❞
  • ❝  look how far i come.  ❞
  • ❝  we’re america’s ghost writers, the credit’s only borrowed.  ❞

CONGRATULATIONS.

  • ❝  congratulations, you have invented a new kind of stupid.  ❞
  • ❝  truly, you didn’t think this through? kinda stupid.  ❞
  • ❝  i begged you to take a break, you refused to  ❞
  • ❝  so scared of what your enemies might do to you. you’re the only enemy you ever seem to lose to!  ❞
  • ❝  you’ve redefined your legacy.  ❞
  • ❝  i lived only to read your letters.  ❞
  • ❝  i look at you and think ‘god, what have we done with our lives, and what did it get us?’  ❞
  • ❝  i’m back in the city and i’m here to stay.  ❞
  • ❝  i know what i’m here to do. i’m not here for you.  ❞

CABINET BATTLE 3 ( DEMO ).

  • ❝  and whether or not you want it, guys, that is the final compromise we made.  ❞
  • ❝  we cannot cure prejudice or righteous, desperate hate.  ❞
  • ❝  but we can’t address the question if we do not have an answer.  ❞
  • ❝  is it my turn? good.  ❞
  • ❝  a land of the free? no it’s not, it’s hypocrisy.  ❞
  • ❝  how dare you.  ❞
  • ❝  well, you asked how i feel. i don’t pretend to know the answer, but the question is real.  ❞
  • ❝  let’s take this moment to establish a precedent.  ❞
  • ❝  do you really wanna have that conversation?  ❞
  • ❝  let’s hope the next generation thinks of something better.  ❞

WASHINGTONS BY YOUR SIDE.

  • ❝  it’s kinda crazy ‘cause people think i got it made just ‘cause i got paper.  ❞
  • ❝  i do got it made but that’s ‘cause i made it myself.  ❞
  • ❝  don’t matter what most people say.  ❞
  • ❝  i did everything that i want, i still don’t care what anybody else think.  ❞
  • ❝  it must be nice to have everybody on your side.  ❞

WHO TELLS YOUR STORY.

  • ❝  when i die, will heaven be done?  ❞
  • ❝  what will my legend become?  ❞
  • ❝  the path to perfection is rarely achieved. i head in that direction, i dream and believe.  ❞
  • ❝  the quills that i dip into the ink go to document and you’ll remember me when i’m extinct.  ❞
  • ❝  through hard times, we spark minds to keep the flame on.  ❞
  • ❝  will they tell your story in the end?  ❞

→ hi guys! i decided to create a giant masterpost of quotes that you can use in your bujos, planners, notes, stickies, and anything else you can think of! this post was hugely inspired by @studysection‘s post that can be found here. it was a giant inspiration to me & i tried to make sure not to copy any of the quotes alex used to keep it original! hope you all enjoy ☁️ 

  • “It is not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lou Holtz
  • “Anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” – JK Rowling 
  • “When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.” – Unknown
  • “When you think, you become.” – Buddha 
  • “If the opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
  • “We cannot help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Ronald Reagan
  • “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams
  • “Love only dies when growth stops.” – Pearl S. Buck
  • “Let your mind alone, and see what happens.” – Virgil Thompson
  • “Life is always a bit rocky when you’re a gem.” – Unknown
  • “It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela 
  • “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
  • “Aim for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone
  • “Do not ever compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.” – Jon Acuff
  • “What is done with love, is done well.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  • “You get in life only what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “Always know that you can start late, look different, be uncertain, and still succeed.” – Unknown
  • “What’s comin’ will come, and we’ll meet it when it does.” – Rubeus Hagrid, Harry Potter
  • “A plan is not always needed. Sometimes you just need to breathe, let it go, and trust the universe.” – Unknown 
  • “Kindness is the noblest weapon to conquer with.” – Thomas Fuller
  • “The very idea that you’re too kind, too sensitive, too emotional, too enthusiastic, too loving is just batshit preposterous.” – Meredith Maple
  • “Normality is a paved road; it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.” – Vincent Van Gough
  • “Never lose your sense of wonder.” – Lee Ann Womack
  • “There is peaceful. There is wild. I am both at the same time.” – sum
  • “None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” – Jane Austen 
  • “Courage, dear heart.” – C.S. Lewis
  • “Que sera sera; whatever will be, will be.” – Unknown
  • “We either make ourselves miserable or make ourselves strong. The work is the same.” – Carlos Castenada 
  • “Choose kindness. Laugh often.” – Unknown
  • “Quiet people have the loudest minds.” – Stephen King
  • “Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up.” – Ann Bradford 
  • “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh
  • “Embrace reality, even if it burns you.” – Pierre Bergé 
  • “Never cut what you can unite.” – Robert Frost
  • “The worst thing you could do is tame the chaos inside you. That’s like being told not to feel when you’re thrown in the fire.” – r.m. drake
  • “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the ocean in a single drop.” – Unknown
Stop wasting time lingering over all that you could have, should have and would have done. Stop spending your days thinking of how much better you could do; stop longing for something that has been and always will be out of your reach. Just live the days as they come. Wake up every morning and smile at the wonderful day that awaits you. And when opportunity comes knocking on your door, don't you dare ignore it. Don’t run away. Pull yourself together, and open the damn door. Let love in.
—  Anonymous
This year may you...

- muster more courage to grab opportunities when they come knocking at your door

- be brave enough to stand for yourself and for the ones you hold dear

- make wiser decisions to help your future self

- enjoy life today, all while preparing for an even more awesome tomorrow

- have a grander music playlist. It helps you get through the day!

- love more, hate less

- enjoy learning more, things outside your comfort zone (or better yet, expand it by conquering uncharted territories)

- take it easy. Life’s not supposed to be all serious and no fun

- receive more blessings

- improve yourself, waaaay better than the 2016 you

- not let unfortunate events swallow you whole forever

- realize that it’s okay to make mistakes sometimes

- give more, expect less

- keep healthy

- always be careful

- be happy.

Opportunity Knocks

@lovelornrocketscientist

Jemma tilted her head in consideration as she looked at the new poster on the announcement board. 

She frequently participated in research studies because A) she knew how difficult it was to get suitable participants who wouldn’t drop out and B) they paid. 

Rent wasn’t just a play on Broadway, after all. 

She squinted and pursed her lips. 

She and Fitz were in a committed relationship, living together for more than six months, and over the age of 18. True, theirs was a friendship and not a romantic relationship, but that hardly mattered. These sorts of things were always focusing on how well couples knew each other and how they resolved arguments and things. 

She and Fitz could certainly manage that easily enough. 

She read through what the study involved, and none of it was anything Fitz would protest. Especially not for the $500 payment. Per person, not per couple. 

initial interview and screeningweekly interviews, individual and coupledetailed questionnaires at the beginning, midpoint, and end of the studystandard liability waiverimmediate withdrawal from the study in case of pregnancy, engagement, or breakup

Her eyebrows rose at that requirement, but when she thought about it it made sense. The breakup was obvious, of course, but pregnancy and marriage were both large stressors on relationships, and they were probably trying to control for those.

She ripped off one of the dangling strips with the website and contact email and shoved it into her pocket. She’d show it to Fitz just as soon as she got home. 

If an opportunity knocks on your door, don’t hesitate to grab it. Do not think twice or doubt yourself that it wasn’t the right time because opportunities doesn’t come twice. Remember, deliveries come because you ordered for it. Opportunities come because you worked hard for it. Maybe it is the opportunity you have been waiting and working for years, maybe it’s something that can change your whole life. So there’s no reason for doubts. Open that door and let it come in. Do not think of what will happen next, think of what will happen today. Let your blessings come in. Every opportunity, every blessing. Because you deserve it.
—  E.J. Cenita
The Houses #10: Quotes

Gryffindor: “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.” - Mandy Hale

Hufflepuff: “If you can’t be positive, then at least be quiet.” - Joel Osteen

Ravenclaw: “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing can be.” - Maya Angelou

Slytherin: “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle