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Charlotte Safavi, Writer, Journalist, Stylist

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Charlotte Safavi has written for many publications, including The Washington Post, The British Sunday Times Magazine, House Beautiful, Victorian Homes, and Better Homes and Gardens.

She also writes a tea column for Inns magazine and regularly blogs for The Huffington Post. Articles from her blogs have been featured online in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and on National Public Radio.

Born in London and educated at Oxford University, her heritage is Iranian, and she now resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and son. For more information, visit www.charlottesafavi.com

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

– Andrew Carnegie

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

– Leonard Cohen

Speaking more than one language is no longer just an asset in today’s job market; it is a requirement.”

– Tom Adams, CEO, Rosetta Stone

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

– Anais Nin

The goal of Life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.”

– Joseph Cambell

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. 
Now put foundations under them.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Do one thing every day that scares you.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Entrepreneurs are willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise.”

– Victor Kiam

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.”

– President Calvin Coolidge

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

– Thomas Edison

If you would create something,
 you must be something.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Don’t follow your dreams. Chase them.”

– Richard Dumb

The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Chuck E. Cheese's

The awakening to the mystery of life is a revolutionary event; in it an old world is destroyed so that a new and better one may take its place.”

– J.J. Van Der Leeuw, The Conquest of Illusion

You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.”

– Goldie Hawn

The best hobbies are the ones that take us furthest from our primary occupation.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

You don’t love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand.”

– L.J. Smith

Part of your destiny is to live in the zone of maximum satisfaction.”

– Martha Beck

A man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.”

– Chinese Proverb

Change is a math formula. Change happens when the cost of the status quo is greater than the risk of change.”

– Alan Webber, author, "Rules of Thumb"

4oz tequila + 1oz TripleSec + 2oz lime juice + 1oz simple syrup (sugar=water), 1 cup crushed ice. Shake + dance around the kitchen.

– Avenida Margarita

Your own words are the bricks and mortar
of the dreams you want to realize.
 The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.”

– Sonia Croquette

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

– William Butler Yeats

Remove those ‘I want you to like me’ stickers from your forehead
and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good—on your mirror.”

– Susan Jeffers

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.”

– Jesse Jackson

I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.”

– Thomas Edison

There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.”

– Christopher Morley

A truly forgiving person is someone who experiences all the anger merited by injustice and still acts with fairness and compassion.”

– Martha Beck

Why am I whispering when I have something to say?”

– Eve Ensler

My job is my hobby. I come to work to play.”

– Uli Becker, president, Reebok International

You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough.”

– Mae West

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity 
and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”

– Indira Ghandi

The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”

– William James

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”

– Steve Jobs

Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.”

– Annie Dillard

If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.”

– Ajahn Chah

‎No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

Never cut what you can untie.”

– Joseph Joubert

They who give have all things. They who withhold have nothing.”

– Hindu Proverb

Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. They are signs of strength.”

– The Dalai Lama

There is little success where there is little laughter.”

– Andrew Carnegie

When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.”

– Henry David Thoreau

A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.”

– Carlos Castaneda

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.”

– Marcel Proust

How do you stay resilient? It’s about momentum. Like riding a bicycle. If you stop you fall over. So I keep pedaling.”

– Diane Lane

A diamond is a lump of coal that stuck with it.”

– Norwegian proverb

The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.”

– Marcel Proust