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    Get inspired reading over 3100 of the world's best quotes by famous people, infamous people, and anonymous people. Quotes about Life, Death, Love, Friendship, Art, Music, and more!

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    Over 3000 quotes, and proverbs, about: art, cats, children, dogs, good & evil, life, love, friendship, Game of Thrones, happiness, imagination, military, the mind, the moon, money, music, Native Americans, peace, politics, religion, sex, science, the soul, technology, time, truth, war, witchcraft, and much more!

    Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.— Buddha

    What we think, we become.— Buddha

    You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.— Buddha

    Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.— Carl Jung

    Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.— Carl Jung

    Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.— Carl Jung

    All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination?— Carl Jung

    It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.— Carl Jung

    Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.— Confucius

    He who sling mud, lose ground.— Confucius

    Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?— Carl Jung

    What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.— Eckhart Tolle

    Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.— Confucius

    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.— Dr. Seuss

    Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.— Dr. Seuss

    If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy, that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.— Niels Bohr

    You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.— Dr. Seuss

    Be the change that you wish to see in the world.— Mahatma Gandhi

    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.— Maya Angelou

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.— Eleanor Roosevelt

    Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.— Albert Camus

    Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.— Oscar Wilde

    So many books, so little time.— Frank Zappa

    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.— Mark Twain

    In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.— Robert Frost

    Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.— Mahatma Gandhi

    I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.— Oscar Wilde

    Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.— Oscar Wilde

    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.— Martin Luther King Jr.

    Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.— Maya Angelou

    If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?— Maya Angelou

    Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.— Allen Saunders, American writer, journalist and cartoonist (1899 – 1986)

    A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.— William Shakespeare

    Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.— Groucho Marx

    A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.— Steve Martin

    I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.— Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm), The Fellowship of the Ring

    Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.— Gimli, The Fellowship of the Ring

    It is the measure of my individual struggle from darkness toward some measure of light.— Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet and writer (1914 – 1953)

    The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.— Carl Sagan

    Insanity in individuals is something rare — but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.— Friedrich Nietzsche

    Still round the corner there may wait
    A new road or a secret gate
    And though I oft have passed them by
    A day will come at last when I
    Shall take the hidden paths that run
    West of the Moon, East of the Sun.— J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings

    Oft in lies truth is hidden.— Glorfindel, The Fellowship of the Ring

    Bagginses? What is a Bagginses, precious?— Gollum, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.— Meriadoc Brandybuck (quoting Gildor), The Lord of the Rings: One Volume

    Fair speech may hide a foul heart.— Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers

    It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.— Gandalf the Grey, The Hobbit

    Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.— Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.— Legolas, The Return of the King

    You have nice manners for a thief and a liar,” said the dragon.— Smaug, The Hobbit

    Short cuts make for long delays.— Peregrin “Pippin” Took, The Hobbit

    May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.— Gandalf the Grey, The Hobbit

    Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.— Gildor Inglorion, The Fellowship of the Ring

    It is perilous to study too deeply the arts of the Enemy, for good or for ill.— Elrond, The Fellowship of the Ring

    All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.— Gandalf The Grey (Ian McKellen), The Fellowship of the Ring

    Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.— Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Not all those who wander are lost.— J.R.R. Tolkien, All That is Gold Does Not Glitter (poem), The Fellowship of the Ring

    Oft it may chance that old wives keep in memory word of things that once were needful for the wise to know.— Celeborn, The Lord of the Rings

    It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.— Albert Einstein

    Time is an illusion.— Albert Einstein

    Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.— Albert Einstein

    People need religion. It’s a vehicle for a moral tradition. A crucial role. Nothing can take its place.— Irving Kristol

    I thought of that while riding my bicycle.— Albert Einstein

    In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.— Albert Einstein

    Student: Dr. Einstein, Aren’t these the same questions as last year’s [physics] final exam?
    Dr. Einstein: Yes; But this year the answers are different.— Albert Einstein

    To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.— Oscar Wilde

    I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.— Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul

    It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.— André Gide

    Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.— Robert A. Heinlein

    We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.— Anaïs Nin

    You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…— Dr. Seuss

    Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.— Laozi, Tao Te Ching

    Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.— Laozi

    If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.— Laozi

    Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.— Robert A. Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land)

    Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.— Laozi

    Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered.
    “Yes, Piglet?”
    “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.— A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)

    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.— Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (1922 – 2000)

    Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.— John Lennon

    There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.— Charles Dickens

    As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.— John Lennon (1940 – 1980), English singer and songwriter, the Beatles

    I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?— John Lennon

    There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…— John Lennon

    God is a concept by which we measure our pain.— John Lennon

    Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns it calls me on and on across the universe.— John Lennon

    We all shine on…like the moon and the stars and the sun…we all shine on…come on and on and on…— John Lennon

    Time wounds all heels.— John Lennon

    I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.— Groucho Marx

    You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.— Ayn Rand

    I think, therefore I’ll think.— Ayn Rand

    Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.— Pablo Picasso

    The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.— Pablo Picasso

    If I don’t have red, I use blue.— Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright (1881 – 1973)

    A person’s a person, no matter how small.— Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who!

    Kindness is always fashionable.— Amelia Barr, British novelist (1831 – 1919)

    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.— Margaret Mead

    “Tut, tut, child!” said the Duchess. “Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.”— Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,

    My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.— Dalai Lama XIV

    If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.— Dalai Lama XIV

    Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.— Dalai Lama XIV

    Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.— Henry David Thoreau

    Things do not change; we change.— Henry David Thoreau

    there’s nothing you can do that can’t be done…..— John Lennon

    It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love.— John Lennon

    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.— Jimi Hendrix

    Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.— Jimi Hendrix (1942 – 1970), American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter

    Excuse me while I kiss the sky.— Jimi Hendrix

    Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.— George Carlin

    “Meow” means “woof” in cat.— George Carlin

    May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.— George Carlin

    Religion is like a pair of shoes…..Find one that fits for you, but don’t make me wear your shoes.— George Carlin

    Atheism is a non-prophet organization.— George Carlin

    Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.— George Carlin

    Ever wonder about those people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backward.— George Carlin

    How is it possible to have a civil war?— George Carlin

    Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fires, what do freedom fighters fight?— George Carlin

    What if there were no hypothetical questions?— George Carlin

    Weather forecast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning.— George Carlin

    Everyone smiles in the same language.— George Carlin

    Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.— Helen Keller

    Don’t give your money to the church. They should be giving their money to you.— George Carlin

    Always do whatever’s next.— George Carlin

    “No comment” is a comment.— George Carlin

    The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.— George Carlin

    Is there another word for synonym?— George Carlin

    If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?— George Carlin

    Make love, not war.— John Lennon

    I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.— Robert Fulghum (All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten)

    And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.— Roald Dahl

    The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.— Socrates

    Books are a uniquely portable magic.— Stephen King

    That’s the thing about magic; you’ve got to know it’s still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible for you.— Charles de Lint

    Magical places are always beautiful and deserve to be contemplated … Always stay on the bridge between the invisible and the visible.— Paulo Coelho

    hark, now hear the sailors cry,
    smell the sea, and feel the sky
    let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic…— Van Morrison

    The essence of independence has been to think and act according to standards from within, not without.— Aleister Crowley

    It’s all a matter of paying attention, being awake in the present moment, and not expecting a huge payoff. The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses.— Charles de Lint

    There is darkness in light, there is pain in joy, and there are thorns on the rose.— Cate Tiernan, American author

    We must be careful what we imagine, fear, or hope for. The echoes of our thought live on in eternity.— Robert Fanney

    Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!— Audrey Hepburn

    God has no religion.— Mahatma Gandhi

    God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.— Voltaire

    My arms are too short to box with God.— Johnny Cash

    If God dwells inside us like some people say, I sure hope he likes enchiladas, because that’s what he’s getting.— Jack Handey

    Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.— Christopher Hitchens

    Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.— John Steinbeck

    Fiction is the truth inside the lie.— Stephen King

    One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.— Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

    You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.— Ray Bradbury (Zen in the Art of Writing)

    You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.— Khalil Gibran

    Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.— G.K. Chesterton (Alarms and Discursions)

    Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.— Leonardo da Vinci

    For what is it to die, But to stand in the sun and melt into the wind? And when the Earth has claimed our limbs, Then we shall truly dance.— Khalil Gibran

    One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.— Khalil Gibran

    I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind. I should not be ungrateful to these teachers.— Khalil Gibran

    Joy and sorrow are inseparable. . . together they come and when one sits alone with you . . remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.— Khalil Gibran

    To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.— Khalil Gibran

    One’s own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one’s Maker and no one else’s.— Khalil Gibran

    We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.— Khalil Gibran

    The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.— Khalil Gibran

    It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright.— Stephen King, Wolves of the Calla

    But even when the moon looks like it’s waning…it’s actually never changing shape. Don’t ever forget that.— Ai Yazawa (Nana, Volume 14)

    Here’s looking at you, kid.— Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), Casablanca

    The baby bat
    Screamed out in fright,
    ‘Turn on the dark,
    I’m afraid of the light.— Shel Silverstein, Batty

    We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.— Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan

    Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.— Oscar Wilde

    The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.— Oscar Wilde

    Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.— Oscar Wilde

    Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.— Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist

    Who, being loved, is poor?— Oscar Wilde

    Everything in moderation, including moderation.— Oscar Wilde

    Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.— Oscar Wilde

    The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.— Oscar Wilde

    Only the shallow know themselves.— Oscar Wilde

    We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.— Oscar Wilde

    Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.— Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Picture of Dorian Gray

    A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.— Leonardo da Vinci

    Well, art is art, isn’t it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh… now you tell me what you know.— Groucho Marx

    Nature is a haunted house–but Art–is a house that tries to be haunted.— Emily Dickinson

    Forever is composed of nows.— Emily Dickinson

    Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.— Emily Dickinson

    Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it.— Emily Dickinson

    One need not be a chamber to be haunted.— Emily Dickinson

    The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.— Khalil Gibran

    Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.— Native American Prayer

    The Holy Land is everywhere.— Black Elk

    Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.— Cicero

    The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.— Black Elk

    There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which… is within the souls of men.— Black Elk

    All over the sky a sacred voice is calling your name.— Black Elk

    Peace will come to the hearts of men when they realize their oneness with the universe, It is everywhere.— Black Elk

    While I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw;
    For I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being….And I saw that it was holy— Black Elk

    Know the Power that is Peace.— Black Elk

    The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.— E.E. Cummings

    Be Impeccable With Your Word..
    Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.— Miguel Ruiz

    Don’t Make Assumptions..
    Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.— Miguel Ruiz

    Always Do Your Best..
    Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.— Miguel Ruiz

    We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

    Except for the point, the still point, There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.— T.S. Eliot

    Your life is your spiritual path.— Sandy Nathan

    Be — don’t try to become.— Osho

    Be realistic: Plan for a miracle.— Osho

    Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature. By and by love becomes not a relationship, it becomes a state of your being. Not that you are in love – now you are love.— Osho

    Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.— Osho

    Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.— Osho

    It’s not a question of learning much. On the contrary. It’s a question of UNLEARNING much.— Osho

    Truth is not to be found outside. No teacher, no scripture can give it to you. It is inside you and if you wish to attain it, seek your own company. Be with yourself.— Osho

    Now man must learn to live without ideologies religious, political or otherwise. When the mind is not tethered to any ideology, it is free to move to new understandings. And in that freedom flowers all that is good and all that is beautiful.— Osho

    The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth.— Chief Sealth

    Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. We did not weave the web of life, we are merely strands in it. Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves.— Chief Sealth

    Your religion was written upon tablets of stone by the iron finger of your God so that you could not forget. The Red Man could never comprehend or remember it. Our religion is the traditions of our ancestors — the dreams of our old men, given them in solemn hours of the night by the Great Spirit; and the visions of our sachems, and is written in the hearts of our people.— Chief Sealth

    At night when the streets of your cities and villages are silent and you think them deserted, they will throng with the returning hosts that once filled them and still love this beautiful land. The White Man will never be alone.— Chief Sealth

    Man is the religious animal. He is the only religious animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion, several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat, if his theology isn’t straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother’s path to happiness and heaven.— Mark Twain

    Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it’s the cyanide.— Tom Robbins

    All natural institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.— Thomas Paine

    Mythology is what we call someone else’s religion.— Joseph Campbell

    Religion disapproves of original thought the way Dracula does sunlight.— Pat Condell

    Anybody who wants religion is welcome to it, as far as I’m concerned–I support your right to enjoy it. However, I would appreciate it if you exhibited more respect for the rights of those people who do not wish to share your dogma, rapture, or necrodestination.— Frank Zappa

    No man who ever lived knows any more about the hereafter… than you and I; and all religion … is simply evolved out of chicanery, fear, greed, imagination and poetry.— Edgar Allan Poe

    To the believers it is true. To the wise it is false. To the leaders it is useful.— Seneca

    About the gods I have no means of knowing either that they exist or that they do not exist or what they are to look at. Many things prevent my knowing. Among others, the fact that they are never seen.— Protagoras (Essay on the Gods, 5th Century B.C.E.)

    It is only by dispelling the clouds and phantoms of Religion, that we shall discover Truth, Reason, and Morality.— Baron d’Holbach (1723-1789)

    To believe is very dull. To doubt is intensely engrossing. To be on the alert is to live, to be lulled into security is to die.— Oscar Wilde

    It is said that men may not be the dreams of the Gods, but rather that the Gods are the dreams of men.— Carl Sagan

    The good part of Christmas is not always Christian — it is generally Pagan; that is to say, human, natural.— Robert G. Ingersoll

    Religion is responsible for a lot of the problems in the history of the world and it’s not something that I practice or recommend, but to each his own.— Salman Rushdie

    The religion of one age is the literary entertainment of the next.— Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, lecturer, and poet (1803 – 1882)

    Beware the man of one book.— English proverb, Thomas Aquinas

    Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.— Joseph Campbell

    Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.— Joseph Campbell

    All religions are true but none are literal.— Joseph Campbell

    Gods suppressed become devils, and often it is these devils whom we first encounter when we turn inward.— Joseph Campbell

    If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.— Joseph Campbell

    The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.— Joseph Campbell

    Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.— Joseph Campbell

    The fates lead him who will; him who won’t they drag.— Joseph Campbell

    Wherever the poetry of myth is interpreted as biography, history, or science, it is killed.— Joseph Campbell

    Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.— Joseph Campbell

    Just as anyone who listens to the muse will hear, you can write out of your own intention or out of inspiration. There is such a thing. It comes up and talks. And those who have heard deeply the rhythms and hymns of the gods, can recite those hymns in such a way that the gods will be attracted.— Joseph Campbell (The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life & Work)

    The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe to match your nature with Nature.— Joseph Campbell

    The experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. Heaven is not the place to have the experience; here is the place to have the experience.— Joseph Campbell

    We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.— Joseph Campbell

    Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.— Joseph Campbell

    The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light.— Joseph Campbell

    Not all who hesitate are lost. The psyche has many secrets in reserve. And these are not disclosed unless required.— Joseph Campbell (The Hero with a Thousand Faces)

    The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.— Joseph Campbell

    Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.— Joseph Campbell

    What is a god? A god is a personification of a motivating power of a value system that functions in human life and in the universe.— Joseph Campbell

    I don’t have to have faith, I have experience.— Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

    I always feel uncomfortable when people speak about ordinary mortals because I’ve never met an ordinary man, woman or child.— Joseph Campbell (The Power of Myth)

    When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.— Joseph Campbell

    For we have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heros of all time have gone before us…— Joseph Campbell

    One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper patterns at the right moment.— Hart Crane, poet (1899-1932)

    When you realize that eternity is right here now, that it is within your possibility to experience the eternity of your own truth and being, then you grasp the following: That which you are was never born and will never die. . . .— Joseph Campbell (Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor)

    How does the ordinary person come to the transcendent? For a start, I would say, study poetry. Learn how to read a poem. You need not have the experience to get the message, or at least some indication of the message. It may come gradually.— Joseph Campbell (Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor)

    The demon that you can swallow gives you it’s power, and the greater life’s pain, the greater life’s reply.— Joseph Campbell

    All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you.— Joseph Campbell

    I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.— Joseph Campbell

    It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.— Joseph Campbell

    Mythology may, in a real sense, be defined as other people’s religion. And religion may, in a sense, be understood as popular misunderstanding of mythology.— Joseph Campbell (Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor)

    How teach again, however, what has been taught correctly and incorrectly learned a thousand thousand times, throughout the millenniums of mankind’s prudent folly? That is the hero’s ultimate difficult task.— Joseph Campbell (The Hero with a Thousand Faces)

    Myth must be kept alive. The people who can keep it alive are the artists of one kind or another.— Joseph Campbell

    How to get rid of ego as dictator and turn it into messenger and servant and scout, to be in your service, is the trick.— Joseph Campbell

    [Comedies], in the ancient world, were regarded as of a higher rank than tragedy, of a deeper truth, of a more difficult realization, of a sounder structure, and of a revelation more complete. The happy ending of the fairy tale, the myth, and the divine comedy of the soul, is to be read, not as a contradiction, but as a transcendence of the universal tragedy of man…. Tragedy is the shattering of the forms and of our attachments to the forms; comedy, the wild and careless, inexhaustible joy of life invincible.— Joseph Campbell

    Is the god the source, or is the god a human manner of conceiving of the force and energy that supports the world? In our tradition God is a male. This male and female differentiation is made, however, within the field of time and space, the field of duality. If God is beyond duality, you cannot say that God is a “He.” You cannot say God is a “She.” You cannot say God is an “It.— Joseph Campbell (Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor)

    Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.— Joseph Campbell

    If you want to change the world, you have to change the metaphor.— Joseph Campbell

    Love is a friendship set to music.— Joseph Campbell

    Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.— Joseph Campbell

    With the moon walk, the religious myth that sustained these notions could no longer be held. With our view of earthrise, we could see that the earth and the heavens were no longer divided but that the earth is in the heavens.— Joseph Campbell (Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor)

    And if there was no Fall, what then of the need for Redemption? What god was offended and by whom? Some especially touchy cave bear whose skull had been improperly enshrined?— Joseph Campbell

    It may be a species of impudence to think that the way you understand God is the way God is.— Joseph Campbell (Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor)

    [T]he experience of mystery comes not from expecting it but through yielding all your programs, because your programs are based on fear and desire. Drop them and the radiance comes.— Joseph Campbell (Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor)

    The creative act is not hanging on, but yielding to a new creative movement. Awe is what moves us forward.— Joseph Campbell

    ..enlarge the pupil of the eye, so that the body with its attendant personality will no longer obstruct the view. Immortality is then experienced as a present fact…— Joseph Campbell (The Hero with a Thousand Faces)

    Just because I’m on a different path doesn’t mean I’m lost.— Unknown

    Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.— Walt Whitman

    “if you have time to breathe you have time to meditate.”
    You breathe when you walk. You breathe when you stand. You breathe when you lie down.— Ajahn Amaro

    Although its light is wide and great, the Moon is
    reflected in a puddle one inch wide. The whole Moon
    and the entire sky is reflected in one dew drop on the grass.— Dogen

    In everything natural there is something marvelous.— Aristotle

    Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit. – Called or not called, the god will be there.— ancient Roman saying

    A religion without a goddess is halfway to atheism.— Dion Fortune

    The Goddess is Alive. Magic is afoot.— Z. Budapest

    This planet is our home.
    Our life and hers are interdependent.— Doreen Valiente

    When we let go of believing we are superior, we open ourselves to the experience of living in the community of Nature.— Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm

    Religion is about creation, and for that reason religion should be about the earth.— Laurie Cabot

    No matter how important everything else is to magical success, belief is the most crucial.— Dorothy Morrison

    Make no mistake about it, magick is an art form, and every true magician is an artist.— Lon Milo DuQuette

    The entire universe is but one vast symbol of God.— Thomas Carlysle

    Nature has her proper interest; and he will know
    what it is, who believes and feels, that every Thing
    has a Life of its own, and that we are all one Life.— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.— André Gide

    Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.— Claude Bernard

    Even a small star shines in the darkness.— Finnish proverb

    The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all.— Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

    If you look around and think the world is missing something, it is probably the gift you were supposed to be bringing.— Julie Cuccia Watts

    We can do no great things, only small things with great love.— Mother Teresa, Love

    The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.— Nietzsche

    The best way to predict the future is to invent it.— Alan Kay

    Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.— Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-1992)

    Recognize that the other person is you.— Buddhist proverb

    Avoid arguments with a fool, it may be difficult to tell you two apart.— Unknown

    If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning.— Catherine Aird

    Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.— Charles Schultz, American cartoonist (1922 – 2000)

    Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.— Miguel Ruiz (The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book)

    Whatever life takes away from you, let it go.— Miguel Ruiz

    People are starving for love, not knowing their heart is a magical kitchen. Open your heart. Open your magical kitchen and refuse to walk around the world begging for love. In your heart is all the love you need. Your heart can create any amount of love, not just for yourself, but for the whole world.— Miguel Ruiz

    If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?— Miguel Ruiz

    …What you are is a force–a force that makes it possible for your body to live, a force that makes it possible for your whole mind to dream…You are life.— Miguel Ruiz (The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship)

    The Four Agreements
    1. Be impeccable with your word.
    2. Don’t take anything personally.
    3. Don’t make assumptions.
    4. Always do your best.— Miguel Ruiz

    Don’t take anything Personally Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering— Don Miguel Ruiz, author of Toltec spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts

    Find yourself and express yourself in your own particular way. Express your love openly. Life is nothing but a dream, and if you create your life with love, your dream becomes a masterpiece of art.— Miguel Ruiz

    You don’t need to change the world; you need to change yourself.— Miguel Ruiz

    So shines a good deed in a weary world.— Willy Wonka

    Where is fancy bred? In the heart or in the head.— Willy Wonka

    A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.— Willy Wonka

    So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.— Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder), Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Time is a precious thing. Never waste it.— Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder), Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.— Willy Wonka

    You should never doubt what no one is sure about.— Willy Wonka

    We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.— Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind.— Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), The Matrix

    Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.— John Bradshaw

    Expecting rain, the profile of a day
    Wears its soul like a hat….— John Ashbery

    And the truth is cold, as a giant’s knee will seem cold.— John Ashbery

    Somewhere someone is traveling furiously toward you,
    At incredible speed, traveling day and night….— John Ashbery

    Be humble for you are made of earth, be noble for you are made of stars.— Rumi

    Such simple things,
    And we make of them something so complex it defeats us,
    Almost. Why can’t everything be simple again?…— John Ashbery

    This whole moment is the groin
    Of a borborygmic giant who even now
    Is rolling over on us in his sleep.— John Ashbery

    You stupefied me. We waxed,
    Carnivores, late and alight
    In the beaded winter. All was ominous, luminous.— John Ashbery

    Another time I go outside
    Into the world. It rocks on and on.
    It was rocking before I saw it
    And is presumably doing so still.— John Ashbery

    There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.— Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

    At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.— Italian proverb

    There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.— John Ashbery

    All beauty, resonance, integrity,
    Exist by deprivation or logic
    Of strange position.— John Ashbery

    The ellipse is as aimless as that,
    Stretching invisibly into the future so as to reappear
    In our present. Its flexing is its account,
    Return to the point of no return.— John Ashbery

    The sun fades like the spreading
    Of a peacock’s tail, as though twilight
    Might be read as a warning to those desperate
    For easy solutions.— John Ashbery

    To the poet as a basement quilt, but perhaps
    To some reader a latticework of regrets …— John Ashbery

    Some departure from the norm
    Will occur as time grows more open about it.— John Ashbery

    The soul establishes itself.
    But how far can it swim out through the eyes
    And still return safely to its nest?— John Ashbery

    The soul is not a soul,
    Has no secret, is small, and it fits
    Its hollow perfectly: its room, our moment of attention.— John Ashbery

    The gray glaze of the past attacks all know-how….— John Ashbery

    you and I
    Are suddenly what the trees try
    To tell us we are:
    That their merely being there
    Means something; that soon
    We may touch, love, explain.— John Ashbery

    Life is not at all what you might think it to be
    A simple tale where each thing has its history
    It’s much more than its scuffle and anything goes
    Both evil and good, subject to the same laws.— John Ashbery

    Then let yourself love all that you take delight in
    Accept yourself whole, accept the heritage
    That shaped you and is passed on from age to age
    Down to your entity. Remain mysterious;
    Rather than be pure, accept yourself as numerous.— John Ashbery

    When those in power deny you of freedom the only path to freedom is power.— Nelson Mandela

    Sleep is the best meditation.— Dalai Lama

    There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.— Dalai Lama

    We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.— Dalai Lama

    Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.— Mark Twain

    The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.— Mark Twain

    Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.— Mark Twain

    Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.— Mark Twain

    I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.— Mark Twain

    Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.— Mark Twain

    Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.— Mark Twain

    Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor – over each other.— Thomas Jefferson

    In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.— Thomas Jefferson

    It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God.— Thomas Jefferson

    It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.— Thomas Jefferson

    Power is not alluring to pure minds.— Thomas Jefferson

    I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.— Edgar Allan Poe

    All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.— Edgar Allan Poe

    I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.— Edgar Allan Poe

    The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.— Native American proverb

    Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may not remember. Involve me and I’ll understand.— Native American proverb

    When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them.— Chief Sealth

    I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes. I can go everywhere with a good feeling.— Geronimo

    I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.— Red Cloud

    Mysticism has been in the past & probably ever will be one of the great powers of the world & it is bad scholarship to pretend the contrary.— William Butler Yeats

    Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.— Edwin P. Whipple

    If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.— Thomas Jefferson

    It does not take a majority to prevail…But rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.— Samuel Adams

    Just look at us. Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information and religions destroy spirituality.— Michael Ellner

    Where there is love there is life.— Mahatma Gandhi

    As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.— William Shakespeare

    Myth must be kept alive. The people who can keep it alive are the artists of one kind or another. The function of the artist is the mythologization of the environment and the world.— Joseph Campbell

    No tribal rite has yet been recorded which attempts to keep winter from descending; on the contrary: the rites all prepare the community to endure, together with the rest of nature, the season of the terrible cold.— Joseph Campbell – The Hero with a Thousand Faces

    The myth is the public domain and the dream is the private myth. If your private myth, your dream, happens to coincide with that of the society, you are in good accord with your group. If it isn’t, you’ve got a long adventure in the dark forest ahead of you.— Joseph Campbell

    I believe that dreams — day dreams, you know, with your eyes wide open and your brain machinery whizzing — are likely to lead to the betterment of the world.— L. Frank Baum – Introduction to The Lost Princess of Oz

    The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.— Joseph Campbell

    We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.— E. M. Forster

    Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.— Joseph Campbell

    There is nothing more illusive than an obvious fact.— Sherlock Holmes

    Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.— Ferris Bueller (Matthew Boderick), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

    Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.— John Basil Barnhill

    Triumphant hours are the Lark’s
    Who circles skywards from his home each day:
    World’s early riser, with bubbling golden song,
    Towards the firmament, guardian of April’s gate.— Dafydd ap Gwilym

    I never entertained the dreadful thought that my face was anything other than good and fair until, in an act of revelation, I picked up a mirror.— Dafydd ap Gwilym

    Heavens defend me from that Welsh fairy!— Shakespeare

    We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.— Carlos Castaneda

    May the sun bring you new energy by day.
    May the moon softly restore you by night.
    May the rain wash away your worries.
    May the breeze blow new strength into your being.
    May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.— Apache blessing

    Flowers do not force their way with great strife.
    Flowers open to perfection slowly in the sun. . . .
    Don’t be in a hurry about spiritual matters.
    Go step by step, and be very sure.— White Eagle

    So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.— Tecumseh

    Remember that you are all people and that all people are you.— Joy Harjo

    I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.— Harry Emerson Fosdick, American pastor (1878 – 1969)

    This I believe: That the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world.
    And this I would fight for: The freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected.
    And this I must fight against: Any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.— John Steinbeck

    The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. . . take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.— Marcus Aurelius

    Once you know with abundant certainty that nothing can trouble you but your own imagination, you come to disregard your desires and fears, concepts and ideas, and live by truth alone.— Nisargadatta

    Imagination is the first step in creation whether in words or trifles. The mental pattern must always precede the material form.— William W. Atkinson

    Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.— John Updike

    Those who can’t laugh at themselves leave the job to others.— Unknown

    Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you.— Dane Rudhyar

    I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts, or my thoughts the result of my dreams.— D. H. Lawrence

    Beware of people who dislike cats.— Irish proverb

    Keep a thing for seven years and you’ll find a use for it.— Irish proverb

    Walk straight, my son – as the old crab said to the young crab.— Irish proverb

    You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.— Irish proverb

    Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion.— Egyptian proverb

    May you have a lawsuit in which you know you are in the right.— Gypsy proverb

    The leopard does not change his spots.— Hawaiian proverb

    Some people make things happen, some watch things happen, while others wonder what has happened.— Gaelic proverb

    Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way.— Native American proverb (Blackfoot)

    If you would get ahead, be a bridge.— Welsh proverb

    Without perseverance talent is a barren bed.— Welsh proverb

    Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind.— Zen proverb

    When you throw dirt, you lose ground.— Texan proverb

    Never squat with your spurs on.— Texan proverb

    If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.— Susan Jeffries

    Nothing is worth more than this day.— Goethe

    I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth – and truth rewarded me.— Simone de Beauvoir

    Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.— Janis Joplin (1943 – 1970), American singer-songwriter

    Saints fly only in the eyes of their disciples.— Hindu proverb

    Life is a bridge. Cross over it, but build no house on it.— Indian proverb

    Give the Goddess her due, even when her due is grief.— Darkovan proverb

    We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.— Carl Gustav Jung

    Castles made of sand fall in the sea eventually.— Jimi Hendrix

    Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.— Pablo Picasso

    Our weavings in the cosmic web are not self-contained. Rather, they are part of the design of our collective humanity.— Lisa Hunt, artist, author, illustrator

    Music is what feelings sound like.— Unknown

    A painter shows you what he painted, but an artist shows you why he painted.— Unknown

    Turn your stumbling blocks into stepping stones.— Unknown

    A craftsperson, when starting to work, knows just what to do and how to do it. An Artist never knows.— Unknown

    Goddess, make me the person my dog thinks I am.— Unknown

    May the long time sun shine upon you, / All love surround you and the pure light within you / Guide your way on.— Sufi Chant

    Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.— Khalil Gibran

    Paganism is the worship of life itself in its supreme mysteries of ecstasy and love.— Jane Ellen Harrison

    What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.— Crowfoot, Native American warrior and orator (1821-1890)

    … everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.— Mourning Dove Salish

    The Great Spirit is in all things, he is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us, that which we put into the ground she returns to us….— Big Thunder (Bedagi) Wabanaki Algonquin

    A wee child toddling in a wonder world, I prefer to their dogma my excursions into the natural gardens where the voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet breathing of flowers. If this is Paganism, then at present, at least, I am a Pagan.— Zitkala-Sa

    You have to believe in gods to see them.— Hopi Indian saying

    Every day, people are straying away from the church and going back to God.— Lenny Bruce

    Why is it that when we talk to God we’re said to be praying, but when God talks to us we’re schizophrenic?— Lily Tomlin

    I find it discouraging – and a bit depressing – when I notice the unequal treatment afforded by the media to UFO believers on the one hand, and on the other, to those who believe in an invisible supreme being who inhabits the sky.— George Carlin

    The gods too are fond of a joke.— Aristotle

    An Inuit hunter asked the local missionary priest: “If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?” “No,” said the priest, “not if you did not know.” “Then why,” asked the Inuit earnestly, “did you tell me?”— Annie Dillard

    Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.— André Gide

    If it were proven that there is no God there would be no religion. If it were proven that there is a God, there would be no religion.— Ursula K. Le Guin

    The nearer to the church, the further from God.— John Heywood

    The biblical account of Noah’s Ark and the Flood is perhaps the most implausible story for fundamentalists to defend. Where, for example, while loading his ark, did Noah find penguins and polar bears in Palestine?— Judith Hayes

    Some things have to be believed to be seen.— Ralph Hodgson

    The price of freedom of religion, or of speech, or of the press, is that we must put up with a good deal of rubbish.— Robert Jackson

    No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.— George Bernard Shaw

    There is a story, which is fairly well known, about when the missionaries came to Africa.
    They had the Bible and we, the natives, had the land.
    They said “Let us pray,” and we dutifully shut our eyes.
    When we opened them, why, they now had the land and we had the Bible.— Desmond M. Tutu

    Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned.— Unknown

    Morality is doing what is right, no matter what you are told.
    Religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right.— Unknown

    Zen is not what you think!— Unknown

    If triangles had a god, he would have three sides.— Charles de Montesquieu, French political thinker (1689 – 1755)

    Behold this day. It is yours to make.— Black Elk

    Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.— Standing Bear

    Zeus does not bring all men’s plans to fulfillment.— Homer

    Walking is man’s best medicine.— Hippocrates

    Want to make your computer go really fast?..Throw it out a window.— Unknown

    Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.— Pericles

    The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.— Publius Cornelius Tacitus, Roman senator and historian (56 – 117 A.D.)

    If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.— Henry David Thoreau

    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.— Krishnamurti

    We are fast approaching the stage of ultimate inversion: the stage where government is free to do as it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission.— Ayn Rand

    There is no path to peace; peace is the path.— Mahatma Gandhi

    Absolute certainty is a privilege of uneducated minds and fanatics.— C.J. Keyser

    What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?— Mahatma Gandhi

    Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship.— William Blum

    Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.— Plato

    Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.— Carl Jung

    But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.— George Orwell

    It is the seeker, who understands there is more than what meets the eye, who is not afraid and makes the choice to go into the unknown. The process of awaking has begun, the discovery is underway.— Alan Watts

    There is a transcendental dimension beyond language… It’s just hard as hell to talk about!— Terence McKenna

    Right here and now, one quanta away, there is raging a universe of active intelligence that is transhuman, hyperdimensional, and extremely alien… What is driving religious feeling today is a wish for contact with this other universe.— Terence McKenna

    It is the imagination that argues for the Divine Spark within human beings. It is literally a decent of the World’s Soul into all of us.— Terence McKenna

    The imagination is the goal of history. I see culture as an effort to literally realize our collective dreams.— Terence McKenna

    The problem is we have to transcend cultural languages and fall into a phase with the communication systems that nature has placed all around us.— Terence McKenna

    Find the Others.— Terence McKenna

    Unexamined cultural values & limitations of language have made us unwitting prisoners of our own assumptions.— Terence McKenna

    Ideology always paves the way toward atrocity.— Terence McKenna

    Belief is a toxic and dangerous attitude toward reality. After all, if it’s there it doesn’t require your belief–and if it’s not there why should you believe in it?— Terence McKenna

    It’s clearly a crisis of two things: of consciousness and conditioning. ..We must decondition ourselves from 10,000 years of bad behavior. And, it’s not easy.— Terence McKenna

    Nature has an economy, an elegance, a style, that if we could but emulate it we could rise out of the rubble we are making out of the planet.— Terence McKenna

    The mystery is in the body and the way the body works itself into nature.— Terence McKenna

    Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored.— Terence McKenna

    People are so alienated from their own soul that when they meet their soul they think it comes from another star system.— Terence McKenna

    How do we fight back? By creating art.— Terence McKenna

    The engineers of the future will be poets.— Terence McKenna

    Language, thought, analysis, art, dance, poetry, mythmaking: these are the things that point the way toward the realm of the eschaton.— Terence McKenna

    Closure is a neurotic and infantile demand to make upon reality, other people, or language.— Terence McKenna

    I don’t believe consciousness is generated in the brain any more than television programs are made inside my TV. The box is too small.— Terence McKenna

    Art’s task is to save the soul of mankind.. anything less is a dithering while Rome burns.— Terence McKenna

    The notion of illegal plants and animals is obnoxious and ridiculous.— Terence McKenna

    Nothing comes unannounced, but many can miss the announcement. So it’s very important to actually listen to your own intuition rather than driving through it.— Terence McKenna

    As a society we cannot seem to make peace with nature. As individuals, it’s hard for us to be at peace with ourselves.— Terence McKenna

    Beauty is self-defined, perceived and understood without ambiguity. It’s the stuff that lies under the skins of our individual existences.— Terence McKenna

    Alchemy is really the secret tradition of the redemption of spirit from matter.— Terence McKenna

    Human beings are co-partners with deity in the project of being. This is the basis of all magic.— Terence McKenna

    I think ideology is toxic, all ideology. It’s not that there are good ones and bad ones. All ideology is toxic, because ideology is a kind of insult to the gift of human free thinking.— Terence McKenna

    The surface of things is not where attention should rest.— Terence McKenna

    Every path has its puddle..— English proverb

    Four things come not back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life and the neglected opportunity.— Arabian proverb

    The god you worship is the one you’re capable of becoming.— Joseph Campbell

    Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.— Theodor Adorno

    I don’t live in the present, I Am The Present.— Paul Palnik

    Art happens all the time, everywhere. All we have to do is to keep our minds open.— Jacek Tylicki

    There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.— Friedrich Nietzsche

    A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.— Mahatma Gandhi

    Without going outside you may know the whole world.
    Without looking through the window, you may see the ways of heaven.— Laozi, Tao Te Ching

    Yesterday is history
    Tomorrow is a mystery
    Today is a gift
    That’s why we call it
    “The present”— Eleanor Roosevelt

    Thinking is always the stumbling stone to poetry.— Khalil Gibran

    Said a skunk to a tube-rose, “See how swiftly I run, while you cannot walk nor even creep.”
    Said the tube-rose to the skunk, “Oh, most noble swift runner, please run swiftly!”— Khalil Gibran

    None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    True communication is communion―the realization of oneness, which is love.— Eckhart Tolle

    You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You can find yourself by coming into the present.— Eckhart Tolle

    You find God the moment you realize that you don’t need to seek God.— Eckhart Tolle

    Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.— Eckhart Tolle

    Power over others is weakness disguised as strength. True power if within, and it is available to you now.— Eckhart Tolle

    Nothing ever happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.— Eckhart Tolle

    Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to “die before you die” — and find that there is no death.— Eckhart Tolle

    All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.— Eckhart Tolle

    “I am the awareness that is aware that there is attachment.” That’s the beginning of the transformation of consciousness.— Eckhart Tolle

    If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they’d immediately go out..— William Blake

    There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.— George Carlin

    Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?— Ludwig van Beethoven

    Don’t judge any man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins.— Native American proverb

    Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.— Edmund Burke

    The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.— Aldous Huxley

    Faith and doubt both are needed – not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.— Lillian Smith

    A poet can survive everything but a misprint.— Oscar Wilde

    Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.— Jean Cocteau

    Within the heart of God is the heart of a mother.— Scottish Saying

    There is no death, only a change of worlds.— Chief Seattle

    Truth is the Voice of Nature and of Time–
    Truth is the startling monitor within us–
    Naught is without it, it comes from the stars,
    The golden sun, and every breeze that blows. . . .— W. Thompson Bacon

    Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.— Charlotte Bronte

    Affirm continously to yourself: I am in the right place, at the right time, for the right purpose!— Ursula Roberts

    A room without books is like a body without a soul.— Cicero

    I’m not a witch! I’m your wife!— Valerie (Carol Kane), The Princess Bride

    When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, May luck be yours on Halloween.— Unknown

    If you have negativity in your life, remember negativity is energy without love. Give love to turn negative into positive.— Kishan S. Chauhan

    Irony is jesting behind hidden gravity.— John Weiss

    Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?— George Carlin

    It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.— Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

    Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.— Soren Kierkegaard

    Lord, let me live until I die.— Will Rogers

    Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.— Chief Seattle

    We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.— Anais Nin

    Some see things the way they are and ask, “Why?” I dream things that never were, and ask “Why not?”— George Bernard Shaw

    Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.— Carl Sagan

    The moon is always jealous of the heat of the day, just as the sun always longs for something dark and deep.— Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic

    Everything that you are now is the raw material needed to produce the result of the fully awakened mind.— Domo Geshe Rinpoche

    When one tugs at a single thing in nature,
    he finds it attached to the rest of the world.— John Muir

    Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.— Jane Howard

    The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.— George Orwell, 1984

    Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.— George Orwell, Animal Farm

    I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me. It resembles my own mind except that you happen to be insane.— George Orwell, 1984

    If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.— George Orwell

    Most certainly, some planets are not inhabited, but others are, and among these there must exist life under all conditions and phases of development.— Nikola Tesla

    Life is and will ever remain an equation incapable of solution, but it contains certain known factors.— Nikola Tesla

    The desire that guides me in all I do is the desire to harness the forces of nature to the service of mankind.— Nikola Tesla

    Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.— Nikola Tesla

    The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.— William Butler Yeats

    What can be explained is not poetry.— William Butler Yeats

    Love comes in at the eye.— William Butler Yeats

    My wretched dragon is perplexed.— William Butler Yeats

    People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.— William Butler Yeats

    The mystical life is at the centre of all that I do and all that I think and all that I write.— William Butler Yeats

    Life is the flower for which love is the honey.— Victor Hugo

    A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.— Ezra Pound

    The artist is always beginning. Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth.— Ezra Pound

    All that spirits desire, spirits attain.— Khalil Gibran

    ..the Religion then of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man; and it is the right of every man to exercise it as these may dictate.— James Madison, 4th U.S. President (1751 – 1836)

    ..the establishment of Civil and Religious Liberty was the Motive that induced me to the field of battle.— George Washington, first U.S. President (1732 – 1799)

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.— First Amendment, United States Bill of Rights

    In Witchcraft, each of us must reveal our own truth.— Starhawk

    The majority of dysfunctions that arise and entrench themselves in our lives are caused because of preconditioned expectations and assumptions.— Ly De Angeles

    Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide.— Ben Okri

    I’m fascinated by the mysterious element that runs through our lives. Everyone is looking out of the world through their emotion and history. Nobody has an absolute reality.— Ben Okri

    Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.— Cree Indian proverb

    We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.— Thomas Fuller, M.D., Gnomologia

    If one way be better than another,
    that you may be sure is Nature’s way.— Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics

    Nature is the art of God.— Dante Alighieri

    One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.— William Shakespeare

    Choose only one master…Nature.— Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Dutch painter and etcher(1606 – 1669)

    What I know of the divine sciences and Holy Scriptures, I learned in woods and fields. I have no other masters than the beeches and the oaks.— Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

    If winter comes, can spring be far behind?— Percy Bysshe Shelley

    The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.— Claude Monet

    The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.— Blaise Pascal

    Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.— John Burroughs

    I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.— e.e. cummings

    The poetry of the earth is never dead.— John Keats

    Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.— Frank Lloyd Wright

    The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.— Galileo

    There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.— Linda Hogan

    To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.— Mahatma Gandhi

    On every stem, on every leaf … and at the root of everything that grew, was a professional specialist in the shape of grub, caterpillar, aphis, or other expert, whose business it was to devour that particular part.— Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.— Rachel Carson

    The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Nature has given man one tongue, but two ears, that we may hear twice as much as we speak.— Epictetus

    Study nature, not books.— Jean Louis Agassiz

    To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.— August Rodin

    A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.— Walt Whitman

    The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.— Zeno

    Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.— Oscar Wilde

    He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.— Epictetus

    Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.— Ancient Indian proverb

    This we know: The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. This we know.— Suquamish Chief Seattle

    Charity is unconscious of itself, there is no accumulation first and then distribution. It is like the flower – natural, open, spontaneous.— J. Krishnamurti

    For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.— Aristotle

    Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.— Laozi

    Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.— William Makepeace Thackeray, English novelist (1811 – 1863)

    Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.— Rumi

    Whoever gives reverence receives reverence.— Rumi

    The dog’s kennel is not the place to keep a sausage.— Danish proverb

    Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think.— Chinese proverb

    Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother.— Moorish proverb

    If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.— Khalil Gibran

    Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.— Native American proverb

    Live your own life, for you will die your own death.— Latin proverb

    One meets destiny often in the road taken to avoid it.— French proverb

    Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.— Japanese proverb

    When spiders unite they can tie down a lion.— Ethiopian proverb

    If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.— Benjamin Franklin, author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat (1706 – 1790)

    Give light and people will find the way.— Ella Baker

    It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.— Anais Nin

    I’d take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.— Douglas Adams

    Take heart! Like goddess Inanna, one may navigate the underworld, move through dark places yet return to the realms of light battle scarred but wiser, richer for the experience.— Helena Nelson-Reed

    Quiet people have the loudest minds.— Stephen Hawking

    I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.— Alan Watts

    Irreverence is the champion of liberty and it’s only sure defense.— Mark Twain

    You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.— Alan Watts

    As wolves love lambs so lovers love their loves.— Plato

    Hope and Memory have one daughter and her name is Art, and she has built her dwelling far from the desperate field where men hang out their garments upon forked boughs to be banners of battle. O beloved daughter of Hope and Memory, be with me for a little.— William Butler Yeats

    Tell me and I may forget, Show me and I may not remember, but Involve me and I will understand.— Native American proverb

    Regard Heaven as your Father, Earth as your Mother, and All That Lives as your Brother and Sister.— Native Wisdom

    I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I’m in a cabinet meeting.— Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. President (1911 – 2004)

    Silence becomes the Son of a prince,
    To be silent but brave in battle:
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.

    The coward believes he will live forever
    If he holds back in the battle,
    But in old age he shall have no peace
    Though spears have spared his limbs.— the poetic edda – nordic oral tradition – 6th century

    I am the wind on the sea.
    I am the ocean wave.
    I am the sound of the billows.
    I am the seven-horned stag.
    I am the hawk on the cliff.
    I am the dewdrop in sunlight.
    I am the fairest of flowers.
    I am the raging boar.
    I am the salmon in the deep pool.
    I am the lake on the plain.
    I am the meaning of the poem.
    I am the point of the spear.
    I am the god that makes fire in the head.
    Who levels the mountain?
    Who speaks the age of the moon?
    Who has been where the sun sleeps?
    Who, if not I?— song of amergin – mythical celtic invocation

    O Goddess,
    In my deeds,
    In my words,
    In my wishes,
    In my reason,
    And in the fulfilling of my desires,
    In my sleep,
    In my dreams,
    In my repose,
    In my thoughts,
    In my heart and spirit always,
    May the blessed Maiden
    And the Silver Bough of Faerie dwell,
    Oh, in my heart and spirit always,
    May the loving Maiden
    And the tinkling Silver Bough of Faerie dwell.— carmina gadelica – ancient celtic oral tradition

    Blessed Be.— Celtic blessing

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face;
    the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
    may God hold you in the palm of His hand.— traditional gaelic blessing

    Grant, O God, thy protection,
    and in protection, strength,
    and in strength, understanding,
    and in understanding, knowledge,
    and in knowledge, the knowledge of justice,
    and in the knowledge of justice, the love of it,
    and in that love, the love of all existences,
    and in the love of all existences, the love of God,
    God and all goodness.— gorsedd prayer – iolo morganwg – 1792 summer solstice

    As the rain hides the stars,
    as the autumn mist
    hides the hills,
    as the clouds veil
    the blue of the sky, so
    the dark happenings of my lot
    hide the shining of thy face from me.
    Yet, if I may hold thy hand in the darkness,
    it is enough, since I know,
    that though I may stumble in my going,
    Thou dost not fall.— traditional – Scottish gaelic

    If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations.
    If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities.
    If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace between neighbors.
    If there is to be peace between neighbors, there must be peace in the home.
    If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart.— Laozi, Chinese philosopher, 6th century BCE

    When you are in doubt, be still, and wait. When doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage. So long as mists envelop you, be still. Be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists — as it surely will; Then act with courage.— Ponca Chief White Eagle

    The beauty of the trees, the softness of the air, the fragrance of the grass, speaks to me.
    The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky, the rhythm of the sea, speaks to me.
    The faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning, the dew drop on the flower, speaks to me.
    The strength of fire, the taste of salmon, the trail of the sun, and the life that never goes away they speak to me.
    And my heart soars.— Chief Dan George

    You are your choices.— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    We are the music makers,
    And we are the dreamers of dreams,
    Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
    And sitting by desolate streams;—
    World-losers and world-forsakers,
    On whom the pale moon gleams:
    Yet we are the movers and shakers
    Of the world for ever, it seems.— opening stanza of “Ode” by Arthur O’Shaughnessy

    Easy reading is damn hard writing.— Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The scariest moment is always just before you start.— Stephen King

    Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.— Unknown

    I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.— Anne Rice

    A metaphor is like a simile.— Unknown

    Writing is both mask and unveiling.— E.B. White

    Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.— Marsha Norman

    Insanity is a sane response to an insane world.— Ronald David Laing

    There is no route out of the maze. The maze shifts as you move through it, because it is alive.— Philip K. Dick

    The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance — the idea that anything is possible.— Ray Bradbury

    Without followers, evil cannot spread.— Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Star Trek: Episode, “And The Children Shall Lead”

    Nature does not make mistakes. Right and wrong are human categories.— Frank Herbert

    I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.— Vincent Van Gogh

    Most people wish to serve God — but only in an advisory capacity.— Unknown

    God is that infinite All of which man knows himself to be a finite part.— Leo Tolstoy

    How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
    I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
    My soul can reach.— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    Love conquers all.— Virgil

    It’s the singing hen that laid the egg.— French proverb

    You have the power to write your own fortune.— Fortune Cookie saying

    Don’t panic.— Fortune Cookie saying

    When you look at the dark side, careful you must be … for the dark side looks back.— Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

    The maker of a sentence launches out into the infinite and builds a road into Chaos and old Night, and is followed by those who hear him with something of wild, creative delight.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.— Gustave Flaubert

    Creativity — like human life itself — begins in darkness.— Julia Cameron

    Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling.— Madeleine L’Engle

    Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.— Dee Hock

    Out of limitations comes creativity.— Debbie Allen, American actress, dancer, choreographer, television director and producer

    The possible’s slow fuse is lit by the Imagination.— Emily Dickinson

    There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.— William Butler Yeats

    Never be afraid to laugh at yourself. After all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.— Dame Edna Everage

    I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.— Voltaire

    I do not regret one moment of my life.— Lillie Langtry

    After the first death, there is no other.— Dylan Thomas

    Life is just a chance to grow a soul.— A. Powell Davies

    The most effective way to do it, is to do it.— Amelia Earhart

    Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.— Elizabeth Gilbert

    People are like stained-glass windows.
    They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
    but when the darkness sets in,
    their true beauty is revealed only if
    there is a light from within.— Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-American psychiatrist (1926 – 2004)

    Life is short, wear your party pants!— Loretta LaRoche

    Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else.— Alison Boulter

    Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.— Anais Nin

    The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.— Charles DuBois

    Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things. Their language has been lost.
    But not the gestures.— Vera Nazarian

    All that is harmony for you, my Universe, is in harmony with me as well. Nothing that comes at the right time for you is too early or too late for me. Everything is fruit to me that your seasons bring, Nature. All things come of you, have their being in you, and return to you.— Marcus Aurelius

    Observe always that everything is the result of a change, and get used to thinking that there is nothing Nature loves so well as to change existing forms and to make new ones like them.— Marcus Aurelius

    Give thyself time to learn something new and good, and cease to be whirled around.— Marcus Aurelius

    Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.— Marcus Aurelius

    Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in nature.— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    It is no longer good enough to cry peace, we must act peace, live peace, and live in peace.— Shenandoah proverb

    The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.— Ayn Rand

    The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it.— Michelangelo

    If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other.
    If you do not talk to them you will not know them, and what you do not know you will fear.
    What one fears one destroys.— Chief Dan George

    Life must be lived as play.— Plato

    What you seek is seeking you.— Rumi, Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic (1207 – 1273)

    Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.— Rumi

    For today only
    anger not, worry not.
    Be grateful and humble.
    Do your work with appreciation.
    Be kind to all beings— Traditional Reiki Principles

    An artist is someone who has learned to trust in himself.— Ludwig van Beethoven

    Art is by nature optimistic. Art is optimistic because it is alive.— Patti Smith

    After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.— Aldous Huxley

    Art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make itself artistic.— Oscar Wilde

    There’s no money in poetry…but then there’s no poetry in money, either.— Robert Graves

    We are not here to do what has already been done.— Robert Henri

    An idea comes as close to something for nothing as you can get.— Robert Frost

    You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.— Maya Angelou

    A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.— Maya Angelou

    Those who wish to sing always find a song.— Swedish proverb

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.— Bern Williams

    If cats could talk, they wouldn’t.— Nan Porter

    Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.— Richard B. Sheridan

    The heart that loves is always young.— Greek proverb

    Our true nationality is mankind.— H. G. Wells

    There is a wonderful mystical law of Nature that the three things we crave most in life-happiness, freedom, and peace of mind-are always attained by giving them to someone else.— Unknown

    The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in it’s turn, as the round earth rolls.— John Muir

    People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    I don’t want to believe, I want to know.— Carl Sagan

    We are caged by our cultural programming.— Terence McKenna

    God is everything that’s good.— James Marinou

    The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the gods.— Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, British writer and physician, creator of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes (1859 – 1930)

    It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

    Dogs don’t make mistakes.— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place

    It is, of course, a trifle, but there is nothing so important as trifles.— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Man with the Twisted Lip

    Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.— Carl Jung

    There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.— Andrew Jackson, 7th U.S. President (1767 – 1845)

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.— Robert Frost

    When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.— Ansel Adams

    It is extremely important for you to believe in yourselves, not only for what you are now, but for what you have the power to become.— Neal A. Maxwell

    Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled, “This could change your life”.— Helen Exley

    I am no bird; And no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.— Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

    If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.— Francis Bacon

    The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.— Mark Twain

    You must unlearn what you have been programmed to believe since birth. That software no longer serves you if you want to live in a world where all things are possible.— Jacqueline E. Purcell

    We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.— Howard Zinn

    The awakening of consciousness is the next evolutionary step for mankind.— Eckhart Tolle

    Singularity is the point at which all the change in the last million years will be superseded by the change in the next five minutes.— Kevin Kelly, founder of Wired Magazine

    Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.— Buddha

    When we release the pattern of bending over backwards in order to please everyone in our lives, miracles happen.— Emmanuel Dagher

    If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.— Albert Einstein

    Whoever controls the media controls the mind.— Jim Morrison

    Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise.— James Madison, 4th U.S. President (1751 – 1836)

    I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.— Friedrich Nietzsche

    The Bible has noble poetry in it… and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies.— Mark Twain

    Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?— Carl Sagan

    I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.— Clarence Darrow

    A belief is not true because it is useful.— Henri-Frédéric Amiel

    Science is agnostic when it comes to God – not atheistic, as some people prefer to read that laden word wrongly – just agnostic.— Eric Chaisson, Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

    The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
    Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
    Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
    Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.— Rubaiyat – Omar Khayyam

    The truth! What is the truth? One’s private truth?
    The mythic truth, which time and place transcends?
    Perhaps poetic truth? The psyche’s truths?
    Or last, the petty truth of public facts?
    But this account partakes of all of these!— Apollonius Sophistes

    Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.— Pema Chödrön

    A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.— Mark Twain

    One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.— C. G. Jung

    It always seems impossible until it’s done.— Nelson Mandela

    A picture is a poem without words.— Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known in the English-speaking world as Horace

    A man of courage is also full of faith.— Marcus Tullius Cicero

    I heard the spring light whisper
    Above the dancing stream,
    “The world is made forever
    in likeness of a dream.— Bliss Carmen

    If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is: Infinite.— William Blake

    The Universe is mental – held in the mind of the All.— The Kybalion

    And so being young and dipped in folly, I fell in love with melancholy.— Edgar Allan Poe

    Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.— Plato

    Woman like silent men, they think they are listening.— Marcel Achard

    Think about yesterday, Dream about tomorrow , but Live today.— Alina Ahmed

    Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.— Salvatore Quasimodo

    A poem is never finished, only abandoned.— Paul Valery

    Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.— Victor Hugo

    The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.— Mark Twain

    Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.— Mary Oliver

    I don’t believe in astrology; I’m a Sagittarius & we’re skeptical.— Arthur C. Clarke

    We need not feel ashamed of flirting with the zodiac. The zodiac is well worth flirting with.— Lawrence, D. H.

    He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.— Leonardo da Vinci

    If I am mad, it is mercy! May the gods pity the man who in his callousness can remain sane to the hideous end!— H.P. Lovecraft, “The Temple”

    If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences.— H.P. Lovecraft

    The obstacle is the path.— Zen proverb

    Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment.— Thich Nhat Hanh

    Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up.— Ogden Nash

    It is literally my mission to overuse and misuse the word ‘literally’ as much as literally possible.— Leo Babauta

    Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.— Alan Watts

    I am grateful that I am not as judgmental as all those censorious, self-righteous people around me.— Unknown

    Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.— Stephen Hawking

    Feathers shall raise men even as they do birds towards heaven :— That is by letters written with their quills.— Leonardo da Vinci,, English translation by Edward McCurdy

    Serenity is the final word of all the teachings; reflection is the response to all manifestations.— Hongzhi Zhengjue

    I’d rather have lilacs on my table than diamonds on my neck.— Emma Goldman

    The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.— Mark Twain

    Smile, breathe and go slowly.— Thich Nhat Hanh

    Be Here Now.— Ram Dass

    Live Your Dreams.— Les Brown

    What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who only dream by night.— Edgar Allan Poe, poet and short-story writer (1809 – 1849)

    Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Happiness Is A Choice.— Barry Neil Kaufman

    They can because they think they can.— Virgil, (70 BCE – 19 BCE), Roman poet of the Augustan period

    Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.— Ambrose Redmoon, American writer (1993 – 1996)

    Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.— Henry David Thoreau

    Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.— Marianne Williamson

    Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.— Unknown

    When the student is ready the teacher will appear.— Buddhist proverb

    We [the Moderns] are like dwarves perched on the shoulders of giants [the Ancients], and thus we are able to see more and farther than the latter.— Bernardus Carnotensis, 12th Century French Neo-Platonist philosopher, scholar, and administrator

    Minds are like parachutes: they only function when open.— Thomas R. Dewar

    The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting.— Plutarch

    Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.— Robert Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

    It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.— Charles Darwin

    When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things: either there will be ground to stand on, or you will be given wings to fly.— O.R. Melling, The Summer King

    Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.— Plato

    Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.— Socrates

    Boil down the words you have to say
    Then serve with spice or caraway.— Palmer Cox

    Every month brings pleasure bright
    If the heart is only right.— Palmer Cox

    Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence.— Gautama Buddha, Indian Mystic and Founder of Buddhism

    I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer, poet, aristocrat, and aviator (1900 – 1944)

    The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.— Albert Einstein, Physicist and Inventor of the Theory of Relativity (1879 – 1955)

    The cords of passion and desire weave a binding net around you. Worldly confrontation makes you stiff and inflexible. The trap of duality is tenacious. Bound, rigid, and trapped, you cannot experience liberation.— Laozi

    When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.— Laozi

    But when a man hath freed himself from body, then is he also freed from passion.— The Corpus Hermeticum

    The activities of the liberated soul transcend the pairs of opposites.— Patanjali, Hindu Mystic and Father of Yoga

    There never was a time when you or I did not exist. Nor will there be any future when we shall cease to be.— The Bhagavad Gita

    We’re at a point in history were we have to become a part of the neighborhood of inhabited planets, like a neighborhood of a community, which we have not even acknowledged that that community exists up until this point.— Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut

    Man is a hybrid. From a lower order we have been genetically manipulated by advanced intelligences into what we are. Now that in itself is dynamite for god’s sake.— Robert Dean, Retired Command Sergeant Major, US Army

    Although the aliens are not themselves gods, their behavior is sometimes anything but godlike, abductees consistently report that the beings seem closer to the godhead then we are, acting as messengers, guardian spirits or angels, intermediaries between us and the divine source.— Dr. John Mack, Passport To The Cosmos

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.— Ben Franklin

    Water is the driving force of all nature.— Leonardo da Vinci

    Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.— Margaret Shepard

    Your life is yours and yours alone. Rise up and live it.— Terry Goodkind

    After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    No man, no power, can bind the action of wizardry or still the words of power. For they are the very words of Making, and one who could silence them could unmake the world.— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore

    Nobody gets in to see the wizard. Not nobody.— L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    Great witch, tough woman.— Samantha, Bewitched

    Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.— John Andrew Holmes

    A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren’t we like that wise old bird?— Edward Hersey Richards

    All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories and to have a story to live by…religion, whatever else it has done, has provided one of the main ways of meeting this abiding need.— William Harvey Cox

    Religion is what a person does in his solitariness.— Alfred North Whitehead

    All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself, and never mind the rest.— Beatrix Potter

    Religion is confining and imprisoning and toxic because it is based on ideology and dogma. But spirituality is redeeming and universal.— Deepak K. Chopra

    The artist needs no religion beyond his work.— Elbert Hubbard

    Each religion, by the help of more or less myth which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny.— George Santayana

    True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.— Francis Duc de La Rochefoucauld

    In my day, we didn’t have self-esteem, we had self-respect, and no more of it than we had earned.— Jane Haddam

    Humility is a strange thing. The minute you think you’ve got it, you’ve lost it.— E. D. Hulse

    Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.— Khalil Gibran

    Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.— Jules Renard

    Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.— Cicero

    It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.— Sophia Loren

    Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.— Jim Davis, cartoonist

    Science and religion no more contradict each other than light and electricity.— William Hiram Foulkes

    Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and the state forever separate.— Ulysses S. Grant (1822-85) 18th US President, American civil war general (Union)

    Any religion…is for ever in danger of petrifaction into mere ritual and habit, though ritual and habit be essential to religion.— T. S. Eliot (1885-1968) American-born British poet, writer

    One man’s religion is another man’s belly laugh.— Robert Anson Heinlein (1907-88) American writer, “Stranger in a Strange Land”

    Religion is an attempt to get control over the sensory world, in which we are placed, by means of the wish-world which we have developed inside us as a result of biological and psychological necessites.— Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Austrian physician, founder of psychoanalysis

    All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.— Jack Kerouac, American novelist and poet (1922 – 1969)

    Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.— Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

    Destiny is what you are supposed to do in life. Fate is what kicks you in the ass to make you do it.— Henry Miller

    Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.— Oscar Fingall O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900) Irish writer, playwright

    Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.— Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, India nationalist, lawyer and spiritual leader (1869 – 1948)

    In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.— Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) American author, humorist (1835 -1910 )

    A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.— James Kern Feibleman, American writer, author

    Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.— Sonia Ricotti

    We are a landscape of all we have seen.— Isamu Naguchi, sculptor and architect (1904-1988)

    To oppose something is to maintain it.— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand Of Darkness

    Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art.— Susan Sontag, author and critic (1933-2004)

    Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.— Edgar Allan Poe

    Into the field of Yellow flowers, The red setting sun!— Natsume Soseki

    You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.— H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956)

    For blocks are better cleft with wedges, / Than tools of sharp or subtle edges, / And dullest nonsense has been found / By some to be the most profound.— Samuel Butler, poet (1612 – 1680)

    We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas, and not for things themselves.— John Locke, philosopher (1632 – 1704)

    I have sworn on the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.— Thomas Jefferson

    The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.— Thomas Paine (1737 – 1809)

    Oft in the silence of the night,
    When the lonely moon rides high,
    When wintry winds are whistling,
    And we hear the owl’s shrill cry,
    In the quiet, dusky chamber,
    By the flickering firelight,
    Rising up between two sleepers,
    Comes a spirit all in white.— Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888), “Our Little Ghost”

    Be silent in that solitude,
    Which is not lonliness-for then
    The spirits of the dead, who stood
    In life before thee, are again
    In death around thee, and their will
    Shall overshadow thee, be still— “Spirits of the Dead” by Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849)

    There is a field beyond all notions of right and wrong. Come, meet me there.— Rumi

    I dream of painting then I paint my dreams.— Vincent Van Gogh – Painter (1853-1890)

    I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.— Vincent Van Gogh

    The fingers of your thoughts are molding your face ceaselessly.— Charles Reznikoff, poet (1894 – 1976)

    The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.— George Orwell

    The fewer our wants the more we resemble the Gods.— Socrates

    Enjoy yourself…it’s later than you think.— Socrates

    Love is the bridge between you and everything.— Rumi

    One is not born into the world to do everything, but to do something.— Henry David Thoreau

    Syllables govern the world.— John Selden, historian and politician (1584 – 1654)

    Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.— Pablo Picasso

    Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature.— Bodhidharma

    An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it.— Don Marquis, humorist and poet (1878-1937)

    Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.— Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet (1809 – 1892)

    The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.— Hans Hofmann, German-born American abstract expressionist painter (1880-1966)

    The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.— Laozi

    Through God, everyone sparkles.— Jon Ericson

    We all travel the milky way together, trees and men; but it never occurred to me until this storm-day, while swinging in the wind, that trees are travelers in the ordinary sense. They make many journeys, not extensive ones, it is true; but our own little journeys, away and back again, are only little more than tree-wavings — many of them not so much.— John Muir, naturalist, explorer, and writer (1838-1914)

    Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.— Khalil Gibran

    Don’t go through life, grow through life.— Eric Butterworth, Canadian Educator, (1916 – 2003)

    Words are things; and a small drop of ink / Falling like dew upon a thought, produces / That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.— Lord Byron, poet (1788-1824)

    In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.— Iroquois Nation Maxim

    Get out of your head and get into your heart. Think less, feel more.— Osho

    For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.— Leonardo Di Vinci

    Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.— Horace, poet and satirist (65-8 BCE)

    What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.— Sigmund Freud, neurologist, founder of psychoanalysis (1856 – 1939)

    In the common words we use every day, souls of past races, the thoughts and feelings of individual men stand around us, not dead, but frozen into their attitudes like the courtiers in the garden of the Sleeping Beauty.— Owen Barfield, author (1898-1997)

    My heart is glad, my heart is high
    With sudden ecstasy!
    I have given back, before I die,
    Some thanks for every lovely tree
    That dead men grew for me.— V. H. Friedlaender

    I am not a teacher, but an Awakener.— Robert Frost

    Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.— F. Scott Fitzgerald, novelist (1896 – 1940)

    Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.— Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

    When I despair, I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it, always.— Mahatma Gandhi

    I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.— Steven Wright, comedian (b. 1955)

    The only thing of importance, when we depart, will be the traces of love we have left behind.— Albert Schweitzer, humanitarian (1875 – 1965)

    There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.— Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid

    No, no, you’re not thinking, you’re just being logical.— Niels Bohr, physicist (1885 – 1962)

    Did you hear about the dyslexic devil worshipper?
    He sold his soul to Santa.— Unknown

    People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made.— Joan Rivers

    Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off?
    He’s all right now.— Unknown

    Did you hear about the red ship and the blue ship that collided?
    Both crews were marooned.— Unknown

    What did the Buddhist say to the hot dog vendor?
    Make me one with everything!— Unknown

    What did the grape say after the elephant sat on it?
    Nothing, it just let out a little whine!— Unknown

    How does the man in the moon cut his hair?
    ECLIPSE IT!— Unknown

    Why shouldn’t you write with a broken pencil?
    BECAUSE IT’S POINTLESS!— Unknown

    A man didn’t like his haircut, but it started to grow on him.— Unknown

    What do you call a bear with no teeth?
    A gummy bear.— Unknown

    Who does a pharaoh talk to when he’s sad?
    His mummy.— Unknown

    What’s the best way to carve wood?
    Whittle by whittle.— Unknown

    Did you hear about the psychic midget who just escaped from prison?
    Police are looking for a small medium at large!— Unknown

    A magician was driving down the road..then he turned into a drive way.— Unknown

    Love is the every only god.— E. E. Cummings

    You cannot save people, you can only love them.— Anaïs Nin

    If you want to be loved, be lovable.— Ovid

    The madness of love is the greatest of heaven’s blessings.— Plato

    All great truths begin as blasphemies.— George Bernard Shaw

    Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.— Francis Bacon, philosopher, statesman, scientist, author (1561 – 1626)

    Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.— Rumi

    There are two holidays and a solstice in every moment for us.— Rumi

    Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.— Henry Ward Beecher

    The only thing one can give an artist is leisure in which to work. To give an artist leisure is actually to take part in his creation.— Ezra Pound, poet (1885-1972)

    Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.— John Keats

    If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all.— Michelangelo Buonarroti, sculptor, painter, architect, and poet (1475-1564)

    The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.— Henri-Louis Bergson, philosopher, 1859 – 1941

    Uncomfortable thoughts must be got rid of by good intentions for the future.— George Eliot(the pen name of Mary Ann Evans(1819 – 1880), author of Adam Bede

    If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.— Émile Zola, French writer, 1840 – 1902

    Fortunately for me, I know well enough what I want, and am basically utterly indifferent to the criticism that I work too hurriedly. In answer to that, I have done some things even more hurriedly theses last few days.— Vincent van Gogh

    We ran as if to meet the moon.— Robert Frost

    Soon as the evening shades prevail,
    The moon takes up the wondrous tale.— Ode, by Joseph Addison

    In fall-orbed glory, yonder moon Divine
    Rolls through the dark-blue depths.— Thalaba the Destroyer, by Robert Southey

    Best Witchcraft is Geometry
    To the magician’s mind —
    His ordinary acts are feats
    To thinking of mankind.— Emily Dickinson

    Best Things dwell out of Sight
    The Pearl — the Just — Our Thought.

    Most shun the Public Air
    Legitimate, and Rare —

    The Capsule of the Wind
    The Capsule of the Mind

    Exhibit here, as doth a Burr —
    Germ’s Germ be where?— Emily Dickinson

    Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.— Benjamin Franklin

    Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.— Marianne Moore, poet (1887-1972)

    Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.— Claude Monet, painter (1840-1926)

    Every paint-stroke takes you farther and farther away from your initial concept. And you have to be thankful for that.— Wayne Thiebaud, American painter (1920 – )

    Signs and symbols rule the world, not words nor laws.— Confucius

    The respect of those you respect is worth more than the applause of the multitude.— Arnold Glasow

    A minute’s success pays the failure of years.— Robert Browning

    The truth is that I am not a frump… I just enjoy being laid back.— Penny Marshall

    Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.— William Faulkner, Nobel Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer (1897 – 1962)

    Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.— Emily Perkins Bissell, American social worker and activist (1861 – 1948)

    It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.— Voltaire, philosopher and writer (1694-1778)

    Cure for an obsession: get another one.— Mason Cooley

    Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.— Dalai Lama

    What if our religion was each other?
    If our practice was our life?
    If prayer was our words?
    What if the Temple was the Earth?
    If forests were our church?
    If holy water—the rivers, lakes and oceans?
    What if meditation was our relationships?
    If the Teacher was life?
    If wisdom was self-knowledge?
    If love was the center of our being— Ganga White, pioneer of yoga, founder of White Lotus Foundation

    When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.— Peace Pilgrim

    I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.— Rumi

    A person experiences life as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. Our task must be to free ourselves from this self-imposed prison, and through compassion, to find the reality of Oneness.— Albert Einstein

    Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.— Albert Einstein

    Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.— Unknown

    The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.— Marcel Proust, French novelist, essayist and critic (1871 – 1922)

    When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.— A.D. Williams

    You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.— Marianne Williamson

    It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.— Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907-1988)

    And the fox said to the little prince: men have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    Several excuses are always less convincing than one.— Aldous Huxley

    Happiness is a direction, not a place.— Sydney J. Harris

    It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.— Dale Carnegie

    Most people think that shadows follow, precede, or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.— Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate

    There are two kinds of light — the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.— James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894 – 1961)

    A word after a word after a word is power.— Margaret Atwood, poet and novelist (b. 1939)

    Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.— Plutarch (45 CE – 120 CE), Greek historian, biographer, and essayist

    Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.— Carl Sagan, American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, (1934 – 1996)

    Persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our own minds.— Laura Ingalls Wilder, novelist (1867-1957)

    My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.— Thomas Paine, philosopher and writer (1737 – 1809)

    A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.— Bruce Lee, Hong Kong American martial artist, instructor, action film actor, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do, (1940 – 1973)

    A lovely lady garmented in light
    From her own beauty—deep her eyes, as are
    Two openings of unfathomable night— Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet (1792 – 1822)

    What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup.— Boris Pasternak, poet and novelist (1890-1960)

    When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    I’m just a human being trying to make it in a world that is very rapidly losing it’s understanding of being human.— John Trudell, Santee Dakota author, poet, actor, musician, and political activist (1946 – 2015)

    I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.— Rabindranath Tagore, author, artist, poet (1861 – 1941)

    Most people believe the mind to be a mirror, more or less accurately reflecting the world outside them, not realizing on the contrary that the mind is itself the principal element of creation.— Rabindranath Tagore

    Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.— Rabindranath Tagore

    When an Inner Situation is not made conscious, it appears outside of you as Fate.— Carl Gustav Jung

    People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.— Plato

    The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.— Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

    You will never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.— Irish proverb

    I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.— Thomas A. Edison

    Necessity can change a lion into a fox.— Iranian proverb

    The Fox’s wiles will never enter the lion’s head.— French proverb

    Few desires, happy life.— Moroccan proverb

    A wise wolf hides his fangs.— Welsh proverb

    Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.— Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, German philologist, philosopher, cultural critic, poet and composer. (1844 – 1900)

    A poetic journey starts with a breath, a thought, and the inward recollection of past & future Selves.— Lauryn Jean, poet, artist

    The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    First Thought is Best in Art, Second in Other Matters.— William Blake, English poet, painter and printmaker. (1757 – 1827)

    Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself. I am large. I contain multitudes.— Walt Whitman, American poet, essayist and journalist (1819 – 1892)

    Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.— Shelley

    They know enough who know how to learn.— Henry Adams, historian and teacher (1838 – 1918)

    There are some who only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts.— Voltaire, philosopher (1694 – 1778)

    Style is time’s fool. Form is time’s student.— Stewart Brand

    To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Every thought we think is creating our future.— Louise Hay, author and founder of Hay House

    The universe is always speaking to us. … Sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop, to look around, to believe in something else, something more.— Nancy Thayer, author

    God created war so that Americans would learn geography.— Mark Twain

    They must find it difficult . . . Those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority.— Gerald Massey

    Language is an anonymous, collective, and unconscious art; the result of the creativity of thousands of generations.— Edward Sapir, anthropologist, linguist (1884-1939)

    There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.— Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928)

    Home is where the heart is.— Gaius Plinius Secundus, “Pliny the Elder”, Roman philosopher (23 AD – 79 AD)

    Any god who can be killed ought to be killed.— Dr. Clifford L. Stanley, Professor of Theology (1902-1994)

    That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.— Christopher Eric Hitchens, English-born American author, journalist and literary critic (1949 – 2011)

    A body of clay, a mind full of play, a moment’s life — that’s me.— Harivansh Rai Bachchan, poet (1907-2003)

    To be Happy you must be your own Sunshine!— C.E. Jerningham

    An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.— Spanish proverb

    I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.— Oscar Wilde

    The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.— Jean-Paul Sartre, writer and philosopher (1905-1980)

    A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.— Abraham Maslow, American psychologist (1908-1970)

    One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.— Khalil Gibran

    I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.— Galileo Galilei, physicist and astronomer (1564-1642)

    The heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.— Noah Webster, lexicographer, textbook pioneer, author (1758 – 1843)

    A closed mind is like a closed book: just a block of wood.— Chinese proverb

    Once you label me you negate me.— Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher (1813-1855)

    By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.— Rabindranath Tagore

    Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.— Rudyard Kipling

    In every religion there is love, yet love has no religion.— Rumi

    Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.— Michel de Montaigne, French philosopher, essayist (1533 – 1592)

    Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.— Allen Ginsberg, poet (1926-1997)

    Read widely of others’ experiences, even if it’d be more comfortable to snuggle back in the comforting cotton-wool of blissful ignorance.— Sylvia Plath, American poet, novelist, and short-story writer (1932 – 1963)

    My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.— Aldous Huxley

    The illusion which exalts us is dearer to us than ten thousand truths.— Aleksandr Pushkin, poet, novelist, and playwright (1799 – 1837)

    Half the truth is often a great lie.— Benjamin Franklin

    Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.— Vivian Green, visionary, artist and author (1904 – 2003)

    Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.— William Butler Yeats

    Words are the small change of thought.— Jules Renard, writer (1864-1910)

    There was neither horizon, cloud, nor sound; of that pink, spread silence even I had become part, belonging as much to sky as to earth.— Emily Carr, Canadian artist and writer (1871 – 1945)

    An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.— Aldous Huxley

    Not that I want to be a god or a hero. Just to change into a tree, grow for ages, not hurt anyone.— Czeslaw Milosz, poet and novelist (1911 – 2004)

    Neo-Paganism “is in its essence the worship of the powers of this world. Beautiful or terrible, but all in a circle under the turning sky above, which is One.— C.A. Burland, Echoes of Magic (1972)

    Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.— Emily Dickinson

    Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.— Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (1821-1880)

    There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.— Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (1821-1880)

    There is no truth. There is only perception.— Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (1821-1880)

    Live like there’s no midnight.— Cinderella

    And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.— Anaïs Nin, French-born author of Spanish, Cuban, and Danish descent (1903 – 1977)

    If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.— Edward Hopper, painter (1882-1967)

    A hidden connection is stronger than an obvious one.— Heraclitus

    Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.— Roald Dahl

    It is important to remember that we all have magic inside us.— J.K. Rowling, British novelist

    Pick a flower on earth and you move the farthest star.— Paul Dirac, theoretical physicist (1902-1984)

    No amount of belief makes something a fact.— James Randi, magician and skeptic (b. 1928)

    Nothing in nature is by chance… Something appears to be chance only because of our lack of knowledge.— Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher (1632 – 1677)

    The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles

    Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.— Will Rodgers

    All is Number.— Pythagoras (b. 571), Ionian Greek philosopher, mathematician

    Every idea, extended into infinity, becomes its own opposite.— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher (1770 – 1831)

    Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.— A.A. Milne, author (1882-1956)

    Creative minds are uneven, and the best of fabrics have their dull spots.— H.P. Lovecraft, short-story writer and novelist (1890-1937)

    Consistency is the enemy of enterprise, just as symmetry is the enemy of art.— George Bernard Shaw

    Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will.— George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, Nobel Prize Laureate (1856 – 1950)

    I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.— Woody Allen

    We adore Chaos because we love to produce Order.— M.C. Escher

    Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.— Marie Curie, scientist (1867 – 1934)

    We can learn a lot from trees: they’re always grounded but never stop reaching heavenward.— Everett Mámor

    Think you’re escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.— James Joyce, Irish novelist and poet (1882 – 1941)

    Myths are things that never happened but always are.— Sallustius, 4th-century writer of Hellenic paganism

    He’s a pagan! I’m an artist! We’re naturally sympathetic!— Sidney Coe Howard, American playwright and screenwriter. (1891 – 1939)

    The Goddess has a fourth face. It is secret, and you should prey, as I do, as I do Igraine, that Morgause will never wear that face.— Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley, American fantasy novelist (1930 – 1999)

    Soon all of you immortals will be as dead as we are!
    Come on then, what are you waiting for?
    Have you run out of thunderbolts?— Euripides, The Trojan Women

    Man’s most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe.— Euripides, Greek writer of tragedy (480 – 406 BCE)

    Mighty is geometry joined with art resistless.— Euripides, Greek writer of tragedy, (c. 480 – 406 BCE)

    Do we, holding that the gods exist, deceive ourselves with insubstantial dreams and lies, while random careless chance and change alone control the world?— Euripides, Greek writer of tragedy, (c. 480 – 406 BCE)

    Art is partly communication, but only partly. The rest is discovery.— William Golding, novelist, playwright, poet, (1911-1993)

    Beauty is not caused. It is.— Emily Dickinson

    Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.— A.A. Milne, English author (1882 – 1956)

    Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.— Nora Roberts, American novelist

    The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.— Japanese proverb

    The future is no more uncertain than the present.— Walter “Walt” Whitman, American poet, essayist and journalist (1819 – 1892)

    The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.— Walter “Walt” Whitman, American poet, essayist and journalist (1819 – 1892)

    Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.— Walter “Walt” Whitman, American poet, essayist and journalist (1819 – 1892)

    The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.— Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express

    Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.— Edgar Cayce

    Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.— Grandma Moses, folk artist (1860 – 1961)

    Oh for a life of sensations rather than of thoughts.— John Keats, English Romantic poet (1795 – 1821)

    He, (the Shaman) is a self-reliant explorer of the endless mansions of a magnificent hidden universe.— Michael Harner, founder of The Foundation for Shamanic Studies

    We are the rainbow bridge between earth and sky.— Unknown

    Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.— Francis Bacon, British philosopher, essayist, statesman (1561-1626)

    The suppression of women’s rights began with the suppression of women’s rites.— Merlin Stone, American author, sculptor, professor (1931 – 2011)

    Of all the journeys to undertake, the one of self-compassion is one of utmost importance for long-term well-being.— Anne Foy, author

    All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.— Galileo

    There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way, and not starting.— Buddha

    The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.— JFK

    People can’t change the truth, but the truth can change people.— Unknown

    The Way of Truth is the Pathway to the Eternal Godhead.— Jesus Christ

    Don’t threaten me with love, baby. Let’s just go walking in the rain.— Billie Holiday

    Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.— Benjamin Franklin

    The Supernatural is only the Natural disclosed.— Emily Dickinson, American poet (1830-1886)

    Hitch your wagon to a star.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.— Steven Wright

    No wind favors he who has no destined port.— Montaigne

    I can resist everything except temptation.— Oscar Wilde

    Cats are magical. . .the more you pet them the longer you both live.— Stephen King

    Who wills, Can. Who tries, Does. Who loves, Lives.— Anne McCaffrey, Dragonsong

    This is how humans are: We question all our beliefs, except for the ones that we really believe in, and those we never think to question.— Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead

    Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.— Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game

    My hair is silver, my eyes are green and I freckle: the rest is subject to change without notice.— Anne McCaffrey, American-born Irish writer

    Science is no more than an investigation of a miracle we can never explain, and art is an interpretation of that miracle.— Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles

    If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.— Philip K. Dick

    Really important meetings are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other.— Paulo Coelho

    To err is human; to really foul things up requires a computer.— Bill Vaughan

    Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.— Camille Pissarro

    Here’s a quick “rule of thumb”: Don’t annoy science fiction writers. These are people who destroy entire planets before lunch. Think of what they’ll do to you.— John Scalzi

    Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.— Kurt Vonnegut

    Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.— Rumi

    Everything you want is on the other side of fear.— Jack Canfield

    Trust me, you can dance.— Al Cohal

    Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.— Thomas Merton

    The earth has music for those who listen.— George Santayana

    You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you.— Isadora Duncan

    You know it’s been a good day when you didn’t have to release the flying monkeys.— Everybody

    I’m not arguing, I’m just explaining why I’m right.— Everybody

    Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”— Robin Williams

    Death is nature’s way of saying, “Your table’s ready.”— Robin Williams

    If I had a bookstore I would make all the mystery novels hard to find.— Demetri Martin

    Life is the only game in which the object of the game is to learn the rules.— Ashleigh Brilliant

    When one guy sees an invisible man he’s a nut case; ten people see him it’s a cult; ten million people see him it’s a respected religion.— Richard Jeni

    Liars get caught by the tale.— Luebbert’s Law

    You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.— Anne Lamott

    People will believe anything if you whisper it.— Whispered Rule

    Satan: The scarecrow in the religious cornfield.— Unknown

    There are moments when everything goes well, but don’t be frightened.— Jules Renard (1864 – 1910), French author

    Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.— Philip K. Dick

    A conclusion is the place where you get tired of thinking.— Matz’s Maxim

    Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.— Albert Einstein

    People ask stupid questions for a reason.— Davidson’s Law of Inquiry

    I sink, therefore I swam.— Unknown

    There is another world, but it is in this one.— William Butler Yeats

    The aim of devotion and prayer is
    to develop love for everyone.— amma

    He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.— Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900)

    I am the Soul.
    I am the Light Divine.
    I am Love.
    I am Will.
    I am Fixed Design.— Alice Bailey

    Religions are different roads converging upon the same point.
    What does it matter that we take different roads
    so long as we reach the same goal?— Mahatma Gandhi

    Joy and woe are woven fine,
    A clothing for the soul divine.
    Under every grief and pine
    Runs a joy with silken twine.— William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

    What’s done to children, they will do to society.— Karl A. Menninger

    I do not think the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings of concrete are, but rather how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man.— Sun Bear, Chippewa Medicine Man (1929 – 1992)

    I can’t make you love me but you can’t keep me from loving you.— Unknown.

    God wisely designed the human body so that we can neither pat our own backs nor kick ourselves too easily.— Unknown

    Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.— Unknown

    Anyone can count the seeds in an apple.
    No one can count the apples in a seed.— Unknown

    Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.— Unknown

    Lady, weave your web of change
    Bring the world to peace again
    Let us all be kin together
    So Mote It Be— Rowan Fairgrove

    Something has got to hold it together. I’m saying my prayers to Elmer, the Greek god of glue.— Tom Robbins

    Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.— Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist (1875 – 1961)

    In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.— Carl Jung

    The worst thing about religion was religious people.— Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

    Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

    When you’re scared but you still do it anyway, that’s brave.— Neil Gaiman, Coraline

    There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.— Lord Byron

    The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.— Jonathan Lockwood Huie

    Don’t curse the darkness – light a candle.— Chinese proverb

    Magic is the art of changing consciousness at will.— Dion Fortune

    It’s not the job of the artist to give the audience what the audience wants. If the audience knew what they needed, then they wouldn’t be the audience. They would be the artists. It is the job of artists to give the audience what they need.— Alan Moore

    If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.— Bruce Lee

    Stand often in the company of dreamers: they tickle your common sense; believe you can achieve things which are impossible.— Mary Anne Radmacher

    At every crossroad on the way that leads to the future, each progressive spirit is opposed by a thousand men appointed to guard the past.— Maurice Maeterlinck

    An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.— Maurice Maeterlinck

    We must be clear that when it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images and establishing mental connections.— Niels Henrik David Bohr, Jewish Danish physicist (1885 – 1962)

    It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.— W. Somerset Maugham

    To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.— Emily Dickinson

    Who forces time is pushed back by time; who yields to time finds time on his side.— Talmud

    Time goes, you say? Ah no! Alas, Time stays, we go.— Henry Austin Dobson

    We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.— Jeremy Irons

    For eternally and always there is only one now, one and the same now; the present is the only thing that has no end.— Erwin Schrodinger

    To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.— Leonard Bernstein

    Experiencing the present purely is being empty and hollow; you catch grace as a man fills his cup under a waterfall.— Annie Dillard

    It is better to have lived one day as a tiger than a thousand years as a sheep.— Tibetan saying

    The purpose of art is to stop time.— Bob Dylan

    Eternity is the Absolute present.— D. T. Suzuki

    Every breath taken in by the man
    Who loves, and the woman who loves,
    Goes to fill the water tank
    Where the spirit horses drink.— Robert Bly

    Can you see through the night, woman, that you stare so upon it? Man, what sparks do your eyes follow in the smouldering darkness?— Amy Lawrence Lowell, American poet (1874 – 1925)

    To-night when the full-bellied moon swallows the stars.
    Grant that I know.— Amy Lawrence Lowell, American poet (1874 – 1925)

    Witches are moon-birds,
    Witches are the women of the false, beautiful moon.— Amy Lawrence Lowell, American poet (1874 – 1925)

    Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.— Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    All that you are is the result of all that you have thought.— Buddha

    The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.— Thích Nhất Hạnh, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist.

    First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.— Epictetus

    It is never too late to be what you might have been.— George Eliot

    For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.— Carl Sagan

    All you need is love.— John Lennon

    Children see magic because they look for it.— Christopher Moore

    Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.— Robert Frost

    People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.— Kent M. Keith

    In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.— János Arany

    At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.— Plato

    There is no remedy for love but to love more.— Henry David Thoreau

    Love: a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.— Unknown

    Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.— Swedish proverb

    Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.— Zelda Fitzgerald

    A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.— Ingrid Bergman

    We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.— Benjamin Disraeli

    Hate leaves ugly scars; love leaves beautiful ones.— Mignon McLaughlin

    Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get–only with what you are expecting to give–which is everything.— Katherine Hepburn

    One love, one heart, one destiny.— Bob Marley

    Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.— Emily Dickinson

    A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.— Elbert Hubbard

    For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.— Judy Garland

    I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    There is a budding morrow in midnight.— John Keats

    Common sense is unfortunately not very common.— Unknown

    Witchcraft … is a spiritual path. You walk it for nourishment of the soul, to commune with the life force of the universe,
    and to thereby better know your own life.— Christopher Penczak

    The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.— Sequichie Comingdeer

    Time is artificial.— Sybil Leek

    Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom.— Scottish proverb

    He that teaches himself has a fool for a master.— Scottish proverb

    It takes two to tangle.— Unknown

    Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and enkindles the great.— Comte de Bussy-Rabutin (1618-1693)

    The more the merrier.— John Heywood (1497 – 1580)

    The fall of a leaf is a whisper to the living.— Ancient proverb

    A troubled mind makes you sick.— Sumerian proverb

    A green Yule makes a fat churchyard.— Olde English proverb

    You are what you eat.— English proverb

    Love and a cough cannot be hid.— Old English proverb

    Fire is a good servant but a bad master.— Olde English proverb

    Walk lightly in the spring; Mother Earth is pregnant.— Kiowa proverb

    An ounce of wit is worth a pound of argument.— Sydney Smith, English clergyman, essayist, (1771 – 1845)

    The cowl does not make the monk.— Olde English proverb

    Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods.— Japanese proverb

    An old broom knows the dirty corners best.— Irish proverb

    Anyone can lose his hat in the fairy wind.— Irish proverb

    The old pipe gives the sweetest smoke.— Irish proverb

    The older the fiddle the sweeter the tune.— Irish proverb

    There’ll be white blackbirds before an unwilling woman ties the knot.— Irish proverb

    Only he who wanders, finds new paths.— Norwegian proverb

    At high tide, fish eat ants; at low tide, ants eat fish.— Thai proverb

    When the moon is full, it begins to wane.— Japanese saying

    We are made of stardust, our whole body consists of material that has been here before the beginning of time.— Giorgio A. Tsoukalos

    I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.— Stephenie Meyer, Twilight

    Everything, absolutely everything on this earth makes sense, and even the smallest things are worthy of our consideration.— Paulo Coelho, The Witch Of Portobello

    Garden fairies come at dawn,
    Bless the flowers then they’re gone.— Unknown

    To die would be an awfully big adventure.— J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

    All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.— J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

    If the sky could dream, it would dream of dragons.— Ilona Andrews, Fate’s Edge

    The power of Thought, the magic of the Mind!— Lord Byron

    Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.— Plato

    Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement.— Willa Cather

    A piece of writing is like a piece of magic. You create something out of nothing.— Susanna Clarke

    Astrology is just a finger pointing at reality.— Steven Forrest

    The celestial bodies are the cause of all that takes place in the sublunar world.— Thomas Aquinas

    Everything has a natural explanation. The moon is not a god, but a great rock, and the sun a hot rock.— Anaxagoras

    The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon.— Jean Ingelow

    Praise the bridge that carried you over.— George Colman

    I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Never, no, never. Your friendship is the best present ever.— Tigger

    Sex is an emotion in motion.— Mae West

    Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature.— Marilyn Monroe

    For women the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time.— Isabel Allende

    Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen. Women reach theirs at thirty-five. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke?— Rita Rudner

    I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and that’s to get rid of all my other desires.— John Cleese

    Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.— Margaret Mitchell

    And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with love like that. It lights up the sky.— Rumi

    One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.— Henry Miller

    Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.— Anatole France

    No journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.— Lillian Smith

    Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.— Roy M. Goodman

    The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.— William Least Heat-Moon

    Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.— Frank Herbert

    I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.— Mary Anne Radmacher Hershey

    It is solved by walking.— Algerian proverb

    We are not alone in the universe.
    They have been coming here for a long time…— Edgar Mitchell, Astronaut Captain, Apollo 14

    Something is monitoring the planet.
    And they are monitoring it very cautiously.— Senator Mike Gravel

    Keep walking, though there’s no place to get to. Don’t try to see through the distances. That’s not for human beings. Move within, but don’t move the way fear makes you move.— Rumi

    One does not fall ‘in’ or ‘out’ of love. One grows in love.— Leo Buscaglia

    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.— Aldous Huxley

    I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.— Audrey Hepburn

    Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.— Tris, Divergent (book), by Veronica Roth

    Art should become as one with its surroundings.— Isamu Naguchi, sculptor and architect (1904-1988)

    Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time.— J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

    I love mankind … it’s people I can’t stand!!— Charles M. Schulz

    We are not on this planet to ask forgiveness of our deities.— Scott Cunningham

    I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.— Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

    It isn’t by getting out of the world that we become enlightened, but by getting into the world…by getting so tuned in that we can ride the waves of our existence and never get tossed because we become the waves.— Ken Kesey, Kesey’s Garage Sale

    Let us proceed under the assumption that the fairy folk do exist, and that I am not a gibbering moron.— Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl

    Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability.— H.P. Lovecraft

    Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.— Richard Bach

    Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.— Judy Garland

    Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within.— Chinese proverb

    What humbugs we are,
    who pretend to live for beauty, and never see the dawn!— Logan Pearsall Smith

    Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    The color of the mountains is Buddha’s body;
    the sound of running water is his great speech.— Dogen

    Nature never goes out of style.— Unknown

    A belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.— Joseph Conrad, novelist (1857 – 1924)

    Tradition implies authority, conformity, imitation, following.— Jiddu Krishnamurti

    You may be reborn a thousand times, but you can never know the real, for only that which dies, that which comes to an end, can renew itself.— J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life

    One person’s craziness is another person’s reality.— Tim Burton

    We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.— Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

    Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.— Baltasar Gracián, The Art of Worldly Wisdom

    You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.— Friedrich Nietzsche

    I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.— Mahatma Gandhi

    Fate often saves an undoomed man when his courage is good.— Unknown, Beowulf

    When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy, when it gets burning from the heart, it becomes poetry.— Muhammad Iqbal, British Indian (now Pakistan) poet, philosopher, and politician (1877 – 1938)

    “Faith” is a fine invention / For gentlemen who see — / But microscopes are prudent / In an emergency.— Emily Dickinson

    Differences in experience, points of view and opinions aren’t what pulls us apart. It’s what pulls us together.— Tracee Ellis Ross

    Life begins where fear ends.— Osho

    The most sacred place in the world is your mind. Guard it ferociously.— Rick Beneteau

    Immortal and indestructible, surrounds all and directs all.— Anaximander (610 – 546 BC), pre-Socratic Greek philosopher

    People eat meat and think they will become as strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass.— Pino Caruso

    Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.— Adam Smith

    Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.— Woody Allen

    The only way to survive eternity is to be able to appreciate each moment.— Lauren Kate

    To perceive is to suffer.— Aristotle

    The mouth is made for communication, and nothing is more articulate than a kiss.— Jarod Kintz

    The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.— Tom Clancy (1947 – 2013), American novelist

    Some people create their own storms, then get upset when it rains!— Unknown

    Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake.— Francis Bacon Sr.

    Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.— Unknown

    The cure for anything is salt water – tears, sweat, or the sea.— Isak Dinesen, Seven Gothic Tales

    It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.— Anaïs Nin

    Dream until your dreams come true.— Aerosmith

    The past has no power over the present moment.— Eckhart Tolle

    When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.— Harley Davidson

    I shut my eyes in order to see.— Paul Gauguin

    If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.— Amy Tan

    When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead.— Ernest Hemingway

    Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.— E.E. Cummings

    Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.— Albert Schweitzer

    May you live every day of your life.— Jonathan Swift

    Get busy living or get busy dying.— Ellis “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman), The Shawshank Redemption

    We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.— May Sarton

    Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.— George Bernard Shaw

    Reality continues to ruin my life.— Bill Watterson, American cartoonist, Calvin and Hobbes

    Everything you can imagine is real.— Pablo Picasso

    Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.— Dr. Seuss

    Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.— Dr. Seuss

    Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.— Unknown

    Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.— Elizabeth Gilbert

    It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.— Walt Disney

    Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too.— Unknown

    I just want to make beautiful things even if nobody cares.— Unknown

    To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.— Joseph Chilton Pearce

    Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.— James Dean, American actor (1931 – 1955)

    Where it is a duty to worship the sun, it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.— John Morley

    Where shall we three meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain? When the hurlyburly ‘s done, when the battle’s lost and won.— William Shakespeare, Macbeth

    I’m afraid there’s no denyin’ / I’m just a dandy-lion / A fate I don’t deserve / I’m sure I could show my prowess / Be a lion, not a mouse / If I only had the nerve.— Cowardly Lion, The Wizard of Oz

    The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.— George Orwell, writer (1903 – 1950)

    Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.— Abraham Lincoln

    Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.— W. Somerset Maugham

    Be what you have always been.— Carl Gustav Jung

    There are years that ask questions and years that answer.— Zora Neale Hurston, folklorist and writer

    Respect for religion’ has become a code phrase meaning ‘fear of religion’. Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect.— Salman Rushdie

    Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!— William Butler Yeats

    How can we know the dancer from the dance?— William Butler Yeats

    If we pursue a spiritual path in depth, then it changes who and what we are. There is no turning back. We can only move forward.— Vivianne Crowley

    To move freely you must be deeply rooted.— Bella Lewitsky

    All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.— Sean O’Casey

    Sickness accompanies a waning moon; a new moon cures disease.— Bahamian proverb

    The soul floats like the lotus on the lake unmoved, unruffled by the tide.— Bhagavad Gita

    Carpe Diem!— Horace

    The universe has no fixed agenda.— Deepak Chopra

    It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.— Rabindranath Tagore

    A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.— Rabindranath Tagore

    We cross infinity with every step; we meet eternity in every second.— Rabindranath Tagore

    Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.— Rabindranath Tagore

    Magic is not a practice. It is a living, breathing web of energy that, with our permission, can encase our every action.— Dorothy Morrison

    The witches are firm believers in reincarnation, and they say that ‘once a witch always a witch.— Gerald Gardner

    You are the spell the universe has cast.— Phyllis Curott, Wiccan priestess, attorney, and author

    There are some situations even a half-Sidhe grand wizard can’t fix.— Ellen Cannon Reed

    Magickal experiences are intuitive experiences felt at the spiritual level.— Ellen Dugan

    For all those who believe, expect a miracle.— Linda Goodman

    What if we accepted that while we can’t control anything, we can influence everything?— John Beckett

    Vampires allow us to ask questions we usually bury.— Margot Adler

    Believing in gods always causes confusion.— Pearl S. Buck

    The Church says the Earth is flat. But I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow on the Moon. And I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church.— Magellan

    One of the greatest tragedies in mankind’s entire history may be that morality was hijacked by religion.— Arthur C. Clarke

    The hope of science is the perfection of the human race. The hope of theology is the salvation of a few and the damnation of almost everybody.— Robert Ingersoll

    We are the possibilities and the unshattered dream, we are what gives life magick.— Raven Grimassi

    Anti-social behaviour is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.— Nikola Tesla

    My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.— Henry Rollins

    ’tis ‘the witching time of night’
    Orbed is the Moon and bright
    And the Stars they glisten, glisten
    Seeming with bright eyes to listen
    For what listen they?— John Keats

    We learn of great things by little experiences.— Bram Stoker

    Activism is the rent I pay for living on the planet.— Alice Walker, American author and activist

    Welcome to Karma Cafe. There are no menus, you will get served what you deserve.— just by me

    To be a friend a man should remember that we are human magnets: that like attracts like, and that what we give we get.— Wilferd Peterson, American author (1900 – 1995)

    If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.— Amit Ray

    You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.— meggylou4life

    Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.— Marcel Proust

    Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.— Charles Dickens

    Behind me is infinite power, before me is endless possibility, around me is boundless opportunity.— Unknown

    After all is said and done, a lot more will have been said than done.— Unknown

    Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.— Dale Carnegie

    Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.— Napolean Hill

    Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.— William A. Ward

    I am a Witch, with pride say I,
    for a Witch’s soul
    Does never die.— Gerina Dunwich

    None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.— Anne Rice

    To wish to be well is a part of becoming well.— Lucius Annaeus Seneca, “Seneca the Younger” (4 BC – 65 AD), Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, humorist

    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.— Unknown

    Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.— Thomas Merton

    Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.— Anton Chekhov

    The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.— Dorothy Parker

    In art there is only one thing that counts: the bit that cannot be explained.— Georges Braque

    Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Where there is little risk, there is little reward.— Evel Knievel

    There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.— Ansel Adams, American photographer (1902 – 1984)

    Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.— Stephen Hawking

    But the beauty is in the walking — we are betrayed by destinations.— Gwyn Thomas

    Life is a combination of magic and pasta.— Federico Fellini

    Salt is born of the purest of parents: the sun and the sea.— Pythagorus

    The belly rules the mind.— Spanish proverb

    Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.— Heraclitus

    Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.— Isaac Newton

    I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.— John Muir

    I am proud only of those days that pass in undivided tenderness.— Robert Bly, A Little Book on the Human Shadow

    A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.— Goethe

    Mirrors, those revealers of the truth, are hated; that does not prevent them from being of use.— Victor Hugo

    Only by glaring into the depths of ones own reflection can we find our true selves. It is here where the mirrored voices of our souls speak and can be heard.— Paul Morabito, Mirrored Voices: Emerging Poets Anthology

    A power of Butterfly must be –
    The Aptitude to fly
    Meadows of Majesty concedes
    And easy Sweeps of Sky— Emily Dickinson

    The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.— J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

    Live Long and Prosper.— Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Star Trek

    I’m touched by the idea that when we do things that are useful and helpful – collecting these shards of spirituality – that we may be helping to bring about a healing.— Leonard Nimoy

    Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it’s the only one you have.— Emile Chartier

    I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.— Michelangelo

    This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.— Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), The Matrix

    I suggest a new strategy, Artoo: let the Wookie win.— C3PO, Star Wars

    Language is fossil poetry.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.— William Shakespeare, playwright and poet (1564-1616)

    Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

    Poetry is the shadow cast by our streetlight imaginations.— Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.— Eckhart Tolle

    Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare the truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.— Voltaire

    What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.— Albert Pike

    What we create within is mirrored outside of us.— Shakti Gawain

    In order to heal themselves, people must recognize, first, that they have an inner guidance deep within and, second, that they can trust it.— Shakti Gawain

    We always attract into our lives whatever we think about most, believe most strongly, expect on the deepest level, and imagine most vividly.— Shakti Gawain

    We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.— Albert Einstein

    Remember the quiet wonders. The world has more need of them than it has for warriors.— Charles de Lint, Moonheart

    Big results require big ambitions.— Heraclitus

    Every beauty which is seen here by persons or perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source form which we all come.— Michelangelo

    Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.— Mary Flannery O’Connor (1925 – 1964), American writer and essayist

    You’ve got to find yourself first. Everything else’ll follow.— Charles de Lint, Dreams Underfoot

    History is a novel whose author is the people.— Alfred de Vigny

    We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.— Plato

    Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order and lends to all that is good and just and beautiful.— Plato

    Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.— George Bernard Shaw

    The key to keeping your balance is knowing when you’ve lost it.— Unknown

    Next to love, balance is the most important thing.— John Wooden

    Make no judgments where you have no compassion.— Anne McCaffrey

    Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.— Leo Buscaglia

    Never bear more than one trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds — all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.— Edward Everett Hale

    Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.— Christopher Morcom (Jack Bannon), The Imitation Game

    Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.— Nicolas de Chamfort

    Health is worth more than learning.— Thomas Jefferson

    Specialization is for Insects.— Robert Heinlein

    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.— Robert Heinlein

    I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past.— Unknown

    Live and let live.— Scottish proverb

    Love the life you live and live the life you love.— Bob Marley (1945 – 1981), Jamaican reggae singer, song writer

    Wherever you go, go with all your heart.— Confucious (551 – 479 BCE), Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher

    The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have.— Leonard Nimoy

    If you want to be happy, be.— Leo Tolstoy

    Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.— Pema Chödron

    I drink to make other people more interesting.— Ernest Hemingway

    Candy is natures way of making up for Mondays.— Unknown

    To be old and wise, you must first have to be young and stupid.— Unknown

    Let My worship be in the heart that rejoices, for behold — all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals.— Doreen Valiente, Charge of the Goddess

    As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.— Henry David Thoreau

    What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof.— Christopher Hitchens

    Disabilities are not Liabilities but true test of abilities.— Emmanuel Ayeni

    Beware of advice. Even this.— Carl Sandburg

    The Earth would die If the sun stopped kissing her.— Hāfez

    The moon asked me to meet her in a field tonight. I think she has amorous ideas.— Hāfez

    Tell me the story..About how the sun loved the moon so much..That she died every night..Just to let him breathe…— Hanako Ishii

    Self-transformation is not just about changing yourself. It means shifting yourself to a completely new dimension of experience and perception.— Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

    The list could surely go on, and there is nothing more wonderful than a list, instrument of wondrous hypotyposis.— Umberto Eco

    Here is where people, / One frequently finds, / Lower their voices / And raise their minds.— Richard Armour, on Libraries

    Never Again the Burning.— Isaac Bonewits

    Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.— Novalis

    Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows.— Edmund Burke

    Poetry, like the moon, does not advertise anything.— William Blissett

    The oldest picture book in our possession is the midnight sky.— E.W. Maunder

    Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.— Bob Proctor

    If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can’t they fly in space?— Valentina Tereshkova, Russian former cosmonaut

    The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.— Gloria Steinem

    Adventure is worthwhile in itself.— Amelia Earhart

    The very secret of life for me, I believed, was to maintain in the midst of rushing events an inner tranquility.— Margaret Bourke-White

    There is no place for grief in a house which serves the Muse.— Sappho

    What, lost a world, and bade a hero fly? The timid tear in Cleopatra’s eye.— Lord Byron

    Remember “the unmoored boat floats about.— Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji

    Real things in the darkness seem no realer than dreams.— Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji

    I am not afraid… I was born to do this.— Jeanne d’Arc

    The beginning is always today.— Mary Wollstonecraft

    It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people’s business.— Dolley Madison

    I have not the pleasure of understanding you.— Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

    Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.— Mark Twain

    Don’t think of it as dying,” said Death. “Just think of it as leaving early to avoid the rush.”— Terry Pratchett, novelist (1948-2015)

    Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.— Lauren Bacall

    Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.— Sarah Bernhardt

    Love is only one fine star away.— Stephanie Lynn “Stevie” Nicks, American singer-songwriter

    The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.— Meryl Streep

    You have to fight unhappiness like a dragon with fire and breathe.— Drew Barrymore

    It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from.— Jodie Foster

    Being understood is not the most essential thing in life.— Jodie Foster

    The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.— Willa Cather

    There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.— Willa Cather

    You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow.— Janis Joplin

    Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.— Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

    A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.— Molière

    It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.— Arthur C. Clarke

    I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.— Hippolyte Taine

    If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.— Alfred Tennyson

    I am a part of all that I have met.— Alfred Tennyson

    Whether you call someone a hero or a monster is all relative to where the focus of your consciousness may be.— Joseph Campbell

    … the truly free individual is free only to the extent of his own self-mastery. While those who will not govern themselves are condemned to find masters to govern over them.— Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

    Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; all else is mere opinion.— Democritus, (460 – 370 BC), Greek pre-Socratic philosopher

    If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.— Nikola Tesla

    As in nature, all is ebb and tide, all is wave motion, so it seems that in all branches of industry, alternating currents – electric wave motion – will have the sway.— Nikola Tesla

    You can tell the deepest truths with the lies of fiction.— Isabel Allende

    Our highest, most important duty in this world is to help our fellow beings.— Amma

    You are not separate from the whole. You are one with the sun, the earth, the air. You don’t have a life. You are life.— Eckhart Tolle

    I’d rather have a mind opened by wonder than closed by belief.— Gerry Spence

    The biggest challenge we face is shifting human consciousness, not saving the planet. the planet doesn’t need saving, we do.— Xiuhtezcati Martinez

    Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.— Hal Borland

    One day the AI’s are gonna look back on us the same way we look back on fossil skeletons on the plains of Africa, –an upright ape living in dust with crude language and tools…all set for extinction.— Nathan Bateman, Ex Machina

    Red roses for young lovers. French beans for longstanding relationships.— Ruskin Bond

    Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.— Gus (Ansel Elgort), The Fault in Our Stars

    I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.— W.C. Fields

    If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.— Dorothy Parker

    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far I’ve finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.— Dave Barry

    Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.— Billy Crystal

    The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.— Sid Caesar

    Whoever said nothing is impossible obviously hasn’t tried nailing jelly to a tree.— John Candy

    Compassion is not weakness and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.— Hubert Humphrey

    If you want a teacher, try a waterfall. Or a mushroom or a mountain wilderness or a storm-pounded seashore. That is where the action is.— Terence McKenna

    You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts.— Daniel Patrick Moynihan

    Social control is best managed through fear.— Michael Crichton

    Let me ask you something, what is not art?— Unknown

    Colors are the deeds and sufferings of light.— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things.— Pablo Picasso

    Art is not a thing; it is a way.— Elbert Hubbard

    An artist cannot talk about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.— Jean Cocteau

    Art is Man’s nature. Nature is god’s art.— James Bailey

    Music is the poetry of the air.— Richter

    Play the music, not the instrument.— Unknown

    Music rots when it gets too far from the dance. Poetry atrophies when it gets too far from music.— Ezra Pound

    The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven’t got the joke yet.— Oliver Herford

    All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song.— Louis Armstrong (1901 – 1971), American jazz trumpeter, composer and singer

    A person should tend to the oak if they want to live under it.— Egils’ Saga

    Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool..— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.— Khalil Gibran

    I didn’t lie! I just created fiction with my mouth!— Homer

    The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.— Lucan

    Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.— Ovid

    The authentic pagan has no need of religion because, whatever religion can provide, he already has it.— Osho

    Love is a cunning weaver of fantasies and fables.— Sappho

    No day shall erase you from the memory of time.— Virgil

    Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived.— Oscar Wilde

    I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.— Frank Lloyd Wright

    Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.— Laozi, Tao Teh Ching

    Bless you and yours
    As well as the cottage you live in.
    May the roof overhead be well thatched
    And those inside be well matched.— Irish Blessing

    May you live as long as you want,
    And never want as long as you live.— Irish Blessing

    Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.— Mark Twain

    If cats looked like frogs we’d realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That’s what people remember.— Terry Pratchett

    I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats.— Eckhart Tolle

    I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.— Jules Verne

    To err is human, to purr is feline.— Robert Byrne

    Cats are a mysterious kind of folk.— Walter Scott

    I have found it is surprisingly difficult to remain sad when a cat is doing its level best to sandpaper one’s cheeks.— R.L. LaFevers

    Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds.— Jean Burden, Celebration Of Cats

    So many people throughout my life have told me who I am, what I must do, what I can’t do, what I have to complete, and what I will never be able to accomplish…and then I met the Goddess.— Amythyst Raine Hatayama

    I must go beyond the dark world of sense information to the clear brilliance of the sunlight of the outside world. Once done, it becomes my duty to go back to the cave in order to illuminate the minds of those imprisoned in the ‘darkness’ of sensory knowledge.— Plato

    Smile at the Fates and you will feel less their Slave.— Denise Sevier Fries, Parca’s Forsaken

    The feminine is more powerful than the masculine, the soft is more powerful than the hard, the water is more powerful than the rock.— Osho

    I am the blue-lidded daughter of Sunset; I am the naked brilliance of the voluptuous night-sky.— Aleister Crowley, The Book of the Law

    Just as a painter needs light in order to put the finishing touches to his picture, so I need an inner light, which I feel I never have enough of in the autumn.— Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer (1828 – 1910)

    The Goddess is the macrocosmic and microcosmic anima, as put in place by Creator. Her existence became necessary in order to give form to Creator’s thoughts and therefore ours as well.— Lawren Leo

    In the older view the goddess Universe was alive, herself organically the Earth, the horizon, and the heavens. Now she is dead, and the universe is not an organism, but a building, with gods at rest in it in luxury: not as personifications of the energies in their manners of operation, but as luxury tenants, requiring service. And Man, accordingly, is not as a child born to flower in the knowledge of his own eternal portion but as a robot fashioned to serve.— Joseph Campbell, Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine

    For me the goddess is the female of God, She is powerful if different.— Tina Turner

    God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there’s no turning back.— Gloria Steinem

    All women are a reflection, a mirror of the Goddess. Remember, you are the Universe figuring itself out. So, of course you are identical to the female aspect of divinity.— Robin Rumi

    . . . in the end, Goddess is just a word. It simply means the divine in female form.— Sue Monk Kidd, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter

    I have called on the Goddess and found her within myself.— Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon

    The dolphins play, the whales sing: the unicorn dances. . .The Charm of the Unseen, the Barely Seen, the Hidden, descends cryptically upon all sentient beings. Your Blessed Charisma, Grateful Goddess, whether waxing or waning never ceases to amaze us. Voices of Myraids of choirs rise in sonorous exaltation and fill the Heavens with their ringing adoration. We bow with rapture to Your Serene Majesty – Divine Enchantress. Return to us always.— Lady Svetlana

    The Moon! Artemis! the great goddess of the splendid past of men! Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump?— D.H. Lawrence

    In Goddess religion death is not feared, but is understood to be a part of life, followed by birth and renewal.— Carol P. Christ

    Dying is a wild night and a new road.— Emily Dickinson

    It’s amazing how once the mind is free of emotional pollution, logic and clarity emerge.— Clyde DeSouza, Creative Technology Evangelist, Memories With Maya

    I vow to interpret every experience as a direct healing of the Goddess with my soul.— Rob Brezsny, Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia

    Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.— William Shakespeare

    If music be the food of love; play on.— William Shakespeare

    You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.— Rumi

    The artist need not know very much; best of all let him work instinctively and paint as naturally as he breathes or walks.— Emil Nolde

    Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine, a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.— Benjamin Franklin

    Wine is necessary for life.— Thomas Jefferson

    My manner of living is plain…a glass of wine and a bit of mutton.— George Washington, first U.S. President (1732 – 1799)

    The ideal scientist thinks like a poet and only later works like a bookkeeper.— E.O. Wilson

    Don’t waste today by talking about yesterday until it’s finally tomorrow.— Tim Fargo

    Do or do not. There is no try.— Jedi Grand Master Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.— Arthur C. Clark, British-Sri Lankan sci-fi writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer (1917 – 2008), Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry Into the Limits of the Possible

    No one has ever become poor by giving.— Anne Frank

    God is the designer of the family.— Gordon B. Hinckley

    Family is more than blood.— Cassandra Clare

    Together in our house, in the firelight, we are the world made small.— Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution

    High thoughts must have high language.— Aristophanes, Frogs and Other Plays

    Hekate … pleased with dark ghosts that wander through the shade … nightly seen.— Orphic Hymn 1 to Hecate

    If two witches watched two watches, which witch would watch which watch?— Unknown

    The first time I called myself a ‘Witch’ was the most magical moment of my life.— Margot Adler, Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America

    I’m a witch, not a Ouija board.— M.R. Sellars, Perfect Trust: A Rowan Gant Investigation

    Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.— Blaise Pascal

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

    The first and lowest class talk of persons; the second talk about things; the third and highest about ideas.— Henry Thomas Buckle

    Sometimes your belief system is really your fears attached to rules.— Shannon L. Alder

    If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.— Gordon A. Eadie

    We are as gods and might as well get good at it.— Stewart Brand, American writer

    The practicality of technology may distinguish it from art, but both spring from a similar, distinctly human yearning.— Nicholas Carr, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

    I don’t believe that consciousness is generated by the brain. I believe that the brain is more of a receiver of consciousness.— Graham Hancock

    Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement.— Aldous Huxley, The Art of Seeing

    In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.— Rachel Carson

    Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?— Frida Kahlo

    A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP— Leonard Nimoy

    If you don’t know where you’re going, any road’ll take you there..— George Harrison

    All things must pass.— George Harrison (1943 – 2001), English musician, singer, songwriter, film producer, lead guitarist of the Beatles

    Avant Garde is French for bullshit.— George Harrison

    You do what you can–can’t do much more than that.— George Harrison

    If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.— George Bernard Shaw

    Let me be me, or let me be.— Anthony Liccione

    Adventure is a state of mind – and spirit.— Jacqueline Cochran

    The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains.— Josephine Baker

    If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.— Grace Hopper

    God… a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man’s power to conceive.— Ayn Rand, Novel Collection

    The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.— Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

    The element of discovery is very important. I don’t repeat myself well. I want and need that stimulus of walking forward from one new world to another.— Margaret Bourke-White

    Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.— Marlene Dietrich

    Love for the joy of loving, and not for the offerings of someone else’s heart.— Marlene Dietrich

    It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.— Marlene Dietrich

    Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.— Margaret Mead

    Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.— Georgia O’Keeffe

    A friend is known in adversity, like gold is known in fire; A friend in need is a friend indeed.— Persian proverb

    Draw not your bow till your arrow is fixed.— Russian proverb

    Pigs might fly.— Russian proverb

    Better a friend’s bite than an enemy’s caress.— Danish proverb

    Live with wolves, and you learn to howl.— Danish proverb

    Old men sit in the shade because they planted a tree many years before.— Ugandan proverb

    One should never rub bottoms with a porcupine.— Ugandan proverb

    A good friend will fit you like ring to finger.— Venezuelan proverb

    He who doesn’t look ahead gets left behind.— Venezuelan proverb

    What yoh do in de dark does come to light.— Virgin Islands proverb

    Those who lose dreaming are lost.— Aboriginal proverb

    Change yourself, and fortune will change.— Portuguese proverb

    Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends.— Shirley MacLaine

    If you want a thing well done, get a couple of old broads to do it.— Bette Davis, American actress (1908 – 1989)

    Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun.— Indian proverb

    Even a cat is a lion in her own lair.— Indian proverb

    A stone thrown heavenward, if you get hit on its way down, don’t get mad.— Philippine proverb

    Time and tide wait for no man.— Canadian proverb

    Do not yell “dinner” until your knife is in the loaf.— Canadian proverb

    You can’t catch skunks with mice.— Canadian proverb

    Love the one you’re with.— Stephen Stills

    If you don’t like being ignored, try being relevant.— Unknown

    A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.— G.C. Lichtenberg

    I read somewhere how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel strong.— Cristopher McCandless

    The foolish man seeks happiness at distances..the wise man grows it under his feet.— Unknown

    Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?— Odysseus

    See the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time.— Robin Williams

    Live life as an experience. When you live life as an experience, there are no limitations.— Richard Kim

    We think of the key, each in his prison
    Thinking of the key, each confirms a prison— T.S. Eliot – What the Thunder said.

    The Fool didn’t know it was Impossible, so he did it.— Unknown

    Life is a jest, and all things show it, / I thought so once, and now I know it.— John Gay

    Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.— Nhat Hanh

    We’ll see what we’ll see; maybe rain or maybe snow, maybe yes or maybe no.— Russian proverb

    Every vegetable has its time.— Russian proverb

    There is no law written for fools.— Russian proverb

    Make haste slowly.— Welsh proverb

    That put the red kite among the hens.— Scottish Gaelic proverb

    A good word never broke a tooth.— Irish proverb

    Don’t blow your own horn.— Maori proverb

    Better be alone than in bad company.— Icelandic proverb

    If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.— Ukrainian proverb

    Move your hand along with Athena.— Greek proverb

    When you reach the top of the mountain, keep climbing.— Zen proverb

    If you meet the Buddha, kill him.— Zen proverb

    Two monks were watching a flag flapping in the wind. One said to the other, “The flag is moving.”
    The other replied, “The wind is moving.”
    Huineng overheard this. He said, “Not the flag, not the wind; mind is moving.”— Zen kōan, The Gateless Gate

    If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development.— Aristotle

    I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.— Carl Jung

    You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.— Pema Chödrön

    The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.— Jules Renard

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.— Roger Miller

    Poetry operates by hints and dark suggestions. It is full of secrets and hidden formulae, like a witch’s brew.— Anthony Hecht

    With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft.— Henri Matisse

    Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.— Helen Keller

    No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.— R.A. Salvatore, Streams of Silver

    It is in their eyes that their magic resides.— Arthur Symons

    Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.— Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

    Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other “sins” are invented nonsense.— Robert A. Heinlein

    Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance.— William Paley

    The height of art is to conceal art.— Quintilian

    I shut my eyes in order to see.— Paul Gauguin

    Never take anybody’s advice.— George Bernard Shaw

    When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.— Henry David Thoreau

    For fast acting relief, try slowing down.— Lily Tomlin

    Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.— Isaac Asimov

    To be believed, make the truth unbelievable.— Napoléon Bonaparte

    The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all.— John Cage

    The best things in life aren’t things.— Ann Landers

    Pay attention to what they tell you to forget.— Muriel Rukeyser

    Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught.— Sir George Savile

    God is the only being who, in order to reign, need not even exist.— Charles Baudelaire

    Fashion is made to become unfashionable.— Coco Chanel

    There is nothing that fails like success.— G. K. Chesterton

    The unnatural, that too is natural.— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

    Reality is the ultimate illusion.— Mal Hancock

    Fire is a natural symbol of life and passion, though it is the one element in which nothing can actually live.— Susanne K. Langer

    Life is tragedy full of joy.— Bernard Malamud

    To imagine the unimaginable is the highest use of the imagination.— Cynthia Ozick

    It is the business of the tragic poet to give audiences the pleasure which arises from pity and terror.— Aristotle

    In poetry, everything which must be said is almost impossible to say well.— Paul Valery

    The malicious have a dark happiness.— Victor Hugo

    Parting is such sweet sorrow.— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

    You may not know it, but at the far end of despair, there is a white clearing where one is almost happy.— Jean Anouilh

    The cost for attending the Fasting and Prayer Conference includes meals.— Church bulletin, Mardy Grothe

    Yur hahnner, I was sober enough to know I was dhroonk.— Irish drunk in a Dublin court

    We find the man who stole the horse not guilty.— Anonymous Jury Foreman

    There are no atheists on turbulent airplanes.— Erica Jong, Fear of Flying

    Nature distributes her favors unequally.— George Sand

    It takes time for the absent to take shape in our thoughts.— Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, Sido

    By means of an image we are often able to hold on to our lost belongings. But it is the desperateness of losing which picks the flowers of memory, binds the bouquet.— Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, Mes Apprentissages

    To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.— Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, Paris From My Window

    Absolutes are absolutely dangerous.— James Tiptree, Jr.

    Whatever is—-is best.— Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Poems of Pleasure

    Action is the antidote to despair.— Joan Baez, American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and activist

    You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.— Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

    Friends, though absent, are still present.— Cicero

    An unusual amount of common sense is sometimes called wisdom.— Unknown

    Cast no dirt into the well that gives you water.— Flemish proverb

    I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.— Rubén Blades

    It sounds deeply shallow, but for brief spells every member of the public can be fascinating.— Graham Norton

    It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.— Philip K. Dick

    Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can’t remember.— Zeniba (Suzanne Pleshette), Spirited Away

    What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient… highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed – fully understood – that sticks; right in there somewhere.— Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), Inception

    You want to talk to God? Let’s go see him together, I’ve got nothing better to do.— Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?— Clarence (Henry Travers), It’s a Wonderful Life

    If you speak my name, I vanish. What am I? Silence.— Guido (Roberto Benigni), Life Is Beautiful

    Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends time and space.— Brand (Anne Hathaway), Interstellar

    People hurt the ones they love. That’s how it is all around the world.— John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan) American actor (1957 – 2012), The Green Mile

    What we do in life echoes in eternity.— Maximus (Russell Crowe), Gladiator

    Sometimes I think I have felt everything I’m ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I’m not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt.— Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), Her

    Be careful what you wish for.— Aunt Jet Owens, Practical Magic

    Now you’re looking for the secret. But you won’t find it because of course, you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to work it out. You want to be fooled.— Cutter (Michael Caine), The Prestige

    Everything that’s meant to happen does.— Angela (Mena Suvari), American Beauty

    Every man dies, not every man really lives.— William Wallace ( Mel Gibson), Braveheart

    To infinity, and beyond!— Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Toy Story

    My mother told me to be wary of Fauns.— Mercedes (Maribel Verdú), Pan’s Labyrinth

    It’s only forever, not long at all.— Jareth (David Bowie), Labyrinth

    Sir, the truth is, I talk to God all the time, and, no offense, but He never mentioned you.— Phillipe (Matthew Broderick), Ladyhawke

    When a man lies, he murders some part of the world.— Merlin (Nicol Williamson), British actor (1936 – 2011), Excalibur

    People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.— V (Hugo Weaving), V for Vendetta

    All formal dogmatic religions are fallacious and must never be accepted by self-respecting persons as final.— Hypatia

    To rule by fettering the mind through fear of punishment in another world is just as base as to use force.— Hypatia, Greek mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher

    Would it not be a comfort, just for a time, to believe that we create our own Heavens, and our own Hells?— Lancelot (Michael Vartan), The Mists of Avalon

    The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.— Albert Camus

    Waking consciousness is dreaming – but dreaming constrained by external reality.— Oliver Sacks

    The artificial is at the centre of reality. Reality is “a schizophrenic intoxication of serial signs which know no imitation, no sublimation, which are locked up in their repetition – who could say where the reality of that which they simulate is?— Hubertus von Amelunxen

    Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.— Arthur C. Clarke

    For many years I have lived with a secret, in a secrecy imposed on all specialists in astronautics. I can now reveal that every day, in the USA, our radar instruments capture objects of form and composition that are unknown to us.— Gordon Cooper, NASA Astronaut

    War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.— Aristotle

    The only way to have a friend is to be one.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Women made such swell friends. Awfully swell. In the first place, you had to be in love with a women to have a basis of friendship.— Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

    Friends show their love / in times of trouble, not happiness.— Euripides, Orestes

    It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won’t save us any more than love did.— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up

    What a delight it is to make friends with someone who we have despised!— Colette, Earthly Paradise

    To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.— Sallust, Conspiracy of Catiline

    Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.— Voltaire

    I cannot love a friend whose love is words.— Sophocles, Antigone

    A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.— Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    Worries go down with soup better than without.— Yiddish proverb

    Apology is only egotism wrong side out.— Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Professor At The Breakfast Table

    They are not all saints who use holy water.— English proverb

    There is something haunting in the light of the moon;it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery.— Joseph Conrad

    I happen to be privileged enough to have, um, be in on the fact that we have been visited on this planet and the ufo phenomenon is real although it’s been covered up by our governments for quite a long time.— Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut, Kerrang Radio(UK) 23 July 2008

    All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man… the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.— Chief Seattle

    Nothing is so burdensome as a secret.— French proverb

    There are no secrets except the secrets that keep themselves.— George Bernard Shaw, Back To Methuselah

    There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.— Sally Owens (Sandra Bullock), Practical Magic

    To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself.— Henry Ward Beecher

    Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.— Ben Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack

    If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.— George Orwell, 1984

    A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.— Diane Arbus

    Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs,and even from these dead doubt she gathers her most vital hope.— Herman Melville, Moby Dick

    Blessed is he whose fame does not outshine his truth.— Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

    An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.— Spanish proverb

    When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life.— Antisthenes

    Truth disappears with the telling of it.— Lawrence Durrell, Clea

    It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.— Edmund Hillary

    Freedom breeds freedom. Nothing else does.— Anne Roe, The Making of a Scientist

    Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.— Fanny Lou Hamer, This Little Light of Mine

    Absolute freedom is absolute responsibility.— Ursula K. Le Guin, Language of the Night

    Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.— Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch

    There are only two kinds of freedom in this world: the freedom of the rich and powerful, and the freedom of the artist and the monk who renounce possessions.— Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, vol. 3

    Better starve free than be a fat slave.— Aesop, Fables

    It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.— Dolores Ibarruri, from a speech in Paris, 1936

    He only earns his freedom and existence who daily conquers them anew.— Goethe, Faust

    The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.— Adlai Stevenson, from a speech in NYC, 1952

    A new friend is like wine; when it has aged you will drink it with pleasure.— Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus

    Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one.— A.J. Liebling

    There’s no present. There’s only the immediate future and the recent past.— George Carlin

    For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.— Nelson Mandela

    Marriage is a fine institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.— Mae West

    Freedom is what we do with what is done to us.— Jean-Paul Sartre

    Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; freedom is something people take and people are as free as they want to be.— James Baldwin

    Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.— John F. Kennedy

    It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else that prevents us from living freely and nobly.— Bertrand Russell

    To die hating them, that was freedom.— George Orwell, 1984

    It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance.— John Philpot Curran

    New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.— Laozi

    As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.— Rumi

    I can’t believe I was so asleep! How did I ever forget the Truth?— Rumi

    With each passing moment, a soul sets off to find itself.— Rumi

    An insincere peace is better than a sincere war.— Yiddish proverb

    Peace is when time doesn’t matter as it passes by.— Maria Schell

    Peace is liberty in tranquillity.— Cicero

    On all the peaks lies peace.— Goethe, Wanderers Nachtlied

    He knows peace who has forgotten desire.— Vedavyasa, Bhagavad-Gita

    Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. Ask the infantry and ask the dead.— Ernest Hemingway

    The soul is the voice of the body’s interests.— George Santayana, The Life of Reason: Reason In Art

    The soul is healed by being with children.— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    Grown ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets.— Roald Dahl

    Life’s aspiration’s come / in the guise of children.— Rabindranath Tagore, Fireflies

    Love is, um, it’s when you care more for someone else than you do yourself.— Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen), Starman

    Magic is the bloodstream of the universe. Forget all you know, or think you know. All that you require is your intuition.— High Aldwin (Billy Barty), Willow

    Dead? No excuse for laying off work.— Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), Time Bandits

    Who takes the child by the hand, takes the mother by the heart.— Danish proverb

    Children are the true connoisseurs. What’s precious to them has no price—only value.— Bel Kaufman

    Children need models rather than critics.— Joseph Joubert, Pensées

    Imagination is the eye of the soul.— Joseph Joubert

    You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.— Joseph Joubert

    The soul paints itself in our machines.— Joseph Joubert, French moralist and essayist

    Space is to place as eternity is to time.— Joseph Joubert

    Never cut what you can untie.— Joseph Joubert

    It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.— Joseph Joubert

    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.— Voltaire

    The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little.— Ray Bradbury, science-fiction writer (1920-2012)

    Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.— Cesar A. Cruz

    There are two kinds of truth: the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art. Neither is independent of the other or more important than the other. Without art, science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber. Without science, art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery. The truth of art keeps science from becoming inhuman, and the truth of science keeps art from becoming ridiculous.— Raymond Chandler

    Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.— Amelia Earhart

    There is no greater power than the one others do not believe you possess.— Luis Marques, Book of Orion – Liber Aeternus

    The core practice of magic is: The execution of a willed intent to create change in the material world, which either defies, hastens or purifies the consequences of natural cause and effect.— Zeena Schreck

    Happiness is the ability to recognize it.— Carolyn Wells, Folly For The Wise

    Nothing smelled so good or danced so well as a birch fire.— Katherine Paterson, Lyddie

    The power that makes grass grow, fruit ripen, and guides the bird in flight is in us all.— Anzia Yezierska, Red Ribbon on a White Horse

    Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings.— W.H. Auden, New Year Letter

    All we are not stares back at what we are.— W.H. Auden

    There must always be two kinds of art: escape-art, for man needs escape as he needs food and deep sleep, and parable-art, that art which shall teach man to unlearn hatred and learn love.— W.H. Auden

    Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.— W.H. Auden

    Good can imagine Evil; but Evil cannot imagine Good.— W.H. Auden

    Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.— Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

    There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.— Socrates

    Remember, darkness does not always equate to evil, just as light does not always bring good.— P.C. Cast, Betrayed

    People who claim that they’re evil are usually no worse than the rest of us… It’s people who claim that they’re good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of.— Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.— Edmund Burke

    The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.— Plato

    Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.— Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer

    That which is done out of love is always beyond good and evil.— Friedrich Nietzsche

    Most of the evil in this world is done by people with good intentions.— T.S. Eliot

    But magic is neither good nor evil. It is a tool, like a knife. Is a knife evil? Only if the wielder is evil.— Rick Riordan, The House of Hades

    A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: “Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time.” When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, “The one I feed the most.”— George Bernard Shaw

    No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.— Mary Shelley

    What if evil doesn’t really exist? What if evil is something dreamed up by man, and there is nothing to struggle against except out own limitations? The constant battle between our will, our desires, and our choices?— Libba Bray, Rebels and Angels

    Gardens are the result of a collaboration between art and nature.— Penelope Hobhouse

    True genius doesn’t fulfill expectations, it shatters them.— Arlene Croce, Afterimages

    There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.— Han Suyin

    I tell the gods are still alive / And they are not consoling.— Mary Sarton, At Delphi

    Good and evil travel on the same road, but they leave different impressions.— Marie de Rabutin-Chantal

    Stupidity always accompanies evil. Or, evil, stupidity.— Louise Bogan

    There is evil everywhere under the sun.— Agatha Christie, Evil Under the Sun

    The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.— Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

    It is not badness, it is the absence of goodness, which in Art as in Life, is so depressing.— Freya Stark, Baghdad Sketches

    Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.— Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

    Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.— Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Don’t try and define me.— Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior (Shailene Woodley), Divergent

    It’s a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself.— Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey), American Beauty

    To face what we are in the end, we stand before the light and our true nature is revealed. Self-revelation is annihilation of self.— Kathleen (Lily Taylor), The Addiction

    It takes a whole village to raise a child.— Nigerian proverb

    A mother is the cornerstone of the family.— Somali proverb

    War has no eyes.— Swahili proverb

    The bigger the hat, the smaller the property.— Australian proverb

    I’ve never seen anyone rehabilitated by punishment.— Henry Lawson

    Those who stop dreaming are lost.— Australian Aboriginal proverb

    Such is life.— Ned Kelly

    It isn’t what they say about you, it’s what they whisper.— Errol Flynn

    The Wheel will turn again.— Lynne Cantwell, Seasons of the Fool

    Sometimes the darkest light is the brightest even when we don’t see it all at once.— Christine Doran (Talitha Ruatha), poet (1960 – 2014)

    Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting.— Robert Frost

    Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.
    Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.— Laozi, 6th century bce Chinese philosopher, founder of Taoism from Tao Te Ching

    Time is a mind construct. It’s not real.— Prince, American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor (1958 – 2016)

    Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.— Horace, Roman lyric poet

    Art shows us that human beings still matter in a world where money talks the loudest, where computers know everything about us, and where robots fabricate our next meal and also our ride there.— John Maeda

    In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.— Robert Green Ingersoll

    An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer.— Max Planck, Theoretical Physicist

    Valid criticism does you a favor.— Carl Sagan

    Chemistry, unlike other sciences, sprang originally from delusions and superstitions, and was at its commencement exactly on a par with magic and astrology.— Thomas Thomson, Chemist

    Things are as they are because they were as they were.— Thomas Gold, Astrophysicist

    Science is the acceptance of what works and the rejection of what does not. That needs more courage than we might think.— Jacob Bronowski, Mathematician, Biologist

    We are storytelling animals, and cannot bear to acknowledge the ordinariness of our daily lives.— Stephen Gould, Paleontologist

    Dreams heed no borders, the eyes need no visas. With eyes shut I walk across the line in time. All the time.— Gulzar, Indian poet, lyricist and film director

    Mythology is the mother of religions, and the grandmother of history.— Zsuzsanna E. Budapest

    Allow there to be a spectrum in All that you see.— Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist

    It is not doubt, it is certainty which makes men mad.— Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 – 1900), German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, composer, and Latin and Greek scholar

    The “mare” in “nightmare” originally referred to a demonic woman who suffocated sleepers by lying on their chests (she was called “Old Hag” in Newfoundland).— Oliver Sacks, Hallucinations

    Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art.— Charles Baudelaire

    Remembering is only a new form of suffering.— Charles Baudelaire

    What can an eternity of damnation matter to someone who has felt, if only for a second, the infinity of delight?— Charles Baudelaire, Paris Spleen

    A multitude of small delights constitute happiness.— Charles Laudelaire

    The Poet is a kinsman in the clouds
    Who scoffs at archers, loves a stormy day;
    But on the ground, among the hooting crowds,
    He cannot walk, his wings are in the way.— Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs Du Mal

    We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.— Charles Baudelaire

    To handle a language skillfully is to practice a kind of evocative sorcery.— Charles Baudelaire

    Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.— Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary

    The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.— Ambrose Bierce

    Religion, n. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.— Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary

    Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea.— Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

    Form follows function.— Louis Sullivan

    One day everything will be well, that is our hope. Everything’s fine today, that is our illusion.— Voltaire

    None knows the weight of another’s burden.— Thomas Fuller, M.D., Gnomologia

    You and I, we believe in life, but you want to fight for it, to kill for it, even to die for life, I only want to live it.— Ayn Rand, We the Living

    I could die for you. But I couldn’t, and wouldn’t, live for you.— Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

    Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artists metaphysical value judgments.— Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

    My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.— Ayn Rand, Anthem

    I am. I think. I will.— Ayn Rand, Anthem

    The secrets of this earth are not for all men to see, but only for those who will seek them.— Ayn Rand, Anthem

    Whatever road I take, the guiding star is within me; the guiding star and the loadstone which point the way. They point in but one direction. They point to me.— Ayn Rand, Anthem

    The best mirror is an old friend.— German proverb

    The mind covers more ground than the heart but goes less far.— Chinese proverb

    Men live by forgetting–women live on memories.— T. S. Eliot

    Where there is no jealousy there is no love.— German proverb

    It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.— Oscar Wilde

    I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.— Oscar Wilde

    To understand all is to forgive all.— French proverb

    I’m trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.— Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), The Matrix

    What power has love but forgiveness?— William Carlos Williams

    What is Love? Love is the absence of judgment.— Dalai Lama

    Invention requires an excited mind; execution, a calm one.— Johann Peter Eckermann

    Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket, and do not pull it out and strike it merely to show you have one. If you are asked what o’clock it is, tell it, but do not proclaim it hourly and unasked, like the watchman.— Lord Chesterfield

    Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities. It grows with our social life, and a new social condition means a radical change in conscience.— Walter Lippmann, American writer, reporter, and political commentator (1889 – 1974)

    Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life.— William Blake

    Some are Born to sweet delight
    Some are Born to Endless Night— William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

    Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.— Alan Watts, Philosopher (1915 – 1973)

    Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.— Alan Watts

    I owe my solitude to other people.— Alan Watts

    The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.— Alan Watts

    Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.— Alan Watts

    Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.— Alan Watts

    Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.— Alan Watts

    We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infinitesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience. We are therefore out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. We are sick with a fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas.— Alan Watts

    When we attempt to exercise power or control over someone else, we cannot avoid giving that person the very same power or control over us.— Alan Watts

    Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand.— Guinean proverb

    In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams.— Nigerian proverb

    Where a woman rules, streams run uphill.— Ethiopian proverb

    A single bracelet does not jingle.— Congolese proverb

    Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you.— African proverb

    You must act as if it is impossible to fail.— American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress

    She is beautiful; she has love, understands; she respects herself and others; everyone likes, loves and honors her; she is a goddess.— African proverb

    Beautiful discourse is rarer than emerald, yet it can be found among the servant girls at the grindstones.— Egyptian Proverb

    Despite the beauty of the moon, sun and the stars, the sky also has a threatening thunder and striking lightening.— African proverb

    In the end, we’ll all become stories.— Margaret Atwood, Moral Disorder and Other Stories

    The Universe is filled with magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.— Eden Phillpotts

    The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.— Audrey Hepburn

    Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.— Truman Capote

    It’s ain’t over till it’s over.— Yogi Berra

    True ascension, is not about being shot back up into a another dimension, no. It is an ascension of the consciousness, a state of thinking and seeing things as a heavenly being would, in other people, in their selves, and in the world and how it works.— Alura Cein

    Writing is thinking on paper.— William Zinsser

    Life is just a short walk from the cradle to the grave and it sure behooves us to be kind to one another along the way.— Alice Childress, playwright, author, and actor

    The more you consume, the more insecure you are. It’s the nature of the world.— Manoj Bhargava, Creative Philanthropist

    Service to others seems the only intelligent choice for the use of wealth.— Manoj Bhargava, Creative Philanthropist

    If your mind is still, you’re the happiest.— Manoj Bhargava, Creative Philanthropist

    Not my circus, not my monkeys.— Polish proverb

    Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.— Jack Kerouac

    It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.— Lena Horne

    You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!— Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), Rocky Balboa

    There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.— Beverly Sills, Opera singer

    There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.— Kenneth H. Blanchard

    The universe is the game of the self, which plays hide and seek forever and ever.— Alan Watts

    As it is, we are merely bolting our lives—gulping down undigested experiences as fast as we can stuff them in—because awareness of our own existence is so superficial and so narrow that nothing seems to us more boring than simple being. If I ask you what you did, saw, heard, smelled, touched and tasted yesterday, I am likely to get nothing more than the thin, sketchy outline of the few things that you noticed, and of those only what you thought worth remembering. Is it surprising that an existence so experienced seems so empty and bare that its hunger for an infinite future is insatiable? But suppose you could answer, “It would take me forever to tell you, and I am much too interested in what’s happening now.” How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such a fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself as anything less than a god? And, when you consider that this incalculably subtle organism is inseparable from the still more marvelous patterns of its environment—from the minutest electrical designs to the whole company of the galaxies—how is it conceivable that this incarnation of all eternity can be bored with being?— Alan Watts, The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.— Rabindranath Tagore

    I think, therefore I am.— René Descartes, French philosopher, Discourse on Method (1637)

    Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.— Groucho Marx

    It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.— Jiddu Krishnamurti

    The hallmark of intelligence is not whether one believes in God or not, but the quality of the processes that underlie one’s beliefs.— Alister McGrath

    I happen to feel that the degree of a person’s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.— Lisa Alther

    Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life‘s coming attractions.— Albert Einstein

    Creativity is intelligence having fun.— Albert Einstein

    Think for yourself and question authority.— Timothy Leary, psychologist and writer

    Every man’s memory is his private literature.— Emily Kimbrough, author, journalist and radio commentator

    As above, so below. As within, so without.— Hermes Trismegistus

    If thou but settest foot on this path, thou shalt see it everywhere.— Hermes Trismegistus

    Close your eyes and let the mind expand. Let no fear of death or darkness arrest its course. Allow the mind to merge with Mind. Let it flow out upon the great curve of consciousness. Let it soar on the wings of the great bird of duration, up to the very Circle of Eternity.— Hermes Trismegistus

    The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life. Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality.— Hermes Trismegistus, Divine Pymander

    Listen within yourself and look into the infinitude of Space and Time. There can be heard the songs of the Constellations, the voices of the Numbers, and the harmonies of the Spheres.— Hermes Trismegistus, Divine Pymander

    We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.— Dakota proverb

    Death is nothing and pain is nothing, but cowardice is crime and disgrace, the greatest punishment.— Dakota proverb

    It’s not what you see that is suspect, but how you interpret what you see.— Isaac Asimov

    If I had my life to live over…I wouldn’t have time.— Roger Miller, American singer, songwriter (1936 – 1992)

    The poet…is the man of metaphor: while the philosopher is interested only in the truth of meaning, beyond even signs and names, and the sophist manipulates empty signs…the poet plays on the multiplicity of signifieds.— Jacques Derrida, French Philosopher (1930 – 2004)

    How can I say ‘I love you’, if I know the love is you .. the word ‘love’ either as a verb or a noun would be destroyed in front of you.— Jacques Derrida

    The idea of the life as identical to the progression of the thought is a serious idea. And poetry builds up the road for thought.— Judith Balso

    Time is the moving image of eternity.— Plato

    Love is a serious mental disease.— Plato

    I can’t imagine where I would be without my imagination.— Paul Keigwin Vitale

    The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.— Jean Baudrillard (1929 – 2007), French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer.

    Going to the mountains is going home.— John Muir

    The Fates guide the person who accepts them and hinder the person who resists them.— Cleanthes

    There could be no justice, unless there were also injustice; no courage, unless there were cowardice; no truth, unless there were falsehood.— Chrysippus

    Thought is the fountain of speech.— Chrysippus

    The universe itself is God and the universal outpouring of its soul.— Chrysippus

    Wealth and poverty do not lie in a man’s estate, but in men’s souls.— Antisthenes

    Not to unlearn what you have learned is the most necessary kind of learning.— Antisthenes

    And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.— Homer

    Goddess of song, teach me the story of a hero.— Homer

    He harms himself who does harm to another, and the evil plan is most harmful to the planner.— Hesiod

    They are fools who do not know how much the half exceeds the whole.— Hesiod

    It will not always be summer: build barns.— Hesiod, Greek poet

    Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.— Aeschylus

    In war, truth is the first casualty.— Aeschylus

    Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.— Aeschylus (b. 525 BC), Greek tragedian

    Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.— William Butler Yeats

    Children are the anchors of a mother’s life.— Sophocles

    Who seeks shall find.— Sophocles

    Time, which sees all things, has found you out.— Sophocles

    What greater wound is there than a false friend?— Sophocles

    Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.— Sophocles (d. 406 BC), Greek tragedian

    What people believe prevails over the truth.— Sophocles

    Do nothing secretly; for Time sees and hears all things, and discloses all.— Sophocles

    The dice of Zeus always fall luckily.— Sophocles, Greek tragedian

    There is no sense in crying over spilt milk. Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled?— Sophocles

    As sight is in the eye, so is the mind in the soul!— Sophocles

    Love is like ice in the hands of children..— Sophocles

    Leave no stone unturned.— Euripidides

    Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.— Euripidides

    Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.— Euripidides (480 – 406 BC), Athenian playwright and poet

    Prosperity is full of friends.— Euripidides

    Noble fathers have noble children.— Euripidides

    Experience, travel – these are an education in themselves.— Euripidides

    All men’s gains are the fruit of venturing.— Herodotus

    All of life is action and passion, and not to be involved in the actions and passions of your time is to risk having not really lived at all.— Herodotus

    We are less convinced by what we hear than by what we see.— Herodotus

    If you have two loaves of bread, keep one to nourish the body, but sell the other to buy hyacinths for the soul.— Herodotus

    Circumstances rule men; men do not rule circumstances.— Herodotus, (484 – 425 BC), Greek historian of Halicarnassus, Caria

    As material fortune is associated with the properties of the body, so honor belongs to those of the soul.— Ptolemy

    Mortal through I be, yea ephemeral, if but a moment
    I gaze up at the night’s starry domain of heaven,
    Then no longer on earth I stand; I touch the Creator,
    And my lively spirit drinketh immortality.— Claudius Ptolemy (90 – 168 AD), Greco-Egyptian writer of Alexandria, mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet

    We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.— Dolly Parton, American singer-songwriter, actress, author

    When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.— Alexander Graham Bell

    Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.— Alexander Graham Bell

    When the white man came we had the land and they had the bibles; now they have the land and we have the bibles.— Chief Dan George

    It is in our nature to travel into our past, hoping thereby to illuminate the darkness that bedevils the present.— Farley Mowat, Canadian writer and naturalist

    A smile costs less than electricity, but gives much light.— Abbé Pierre

    Whatever is created by the spirit is more alive than matter.— Charles Baudelaire, French poet

    The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries out in terror before being defeated.— Charles Baudelaire

    You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms.— Terence McKenna

    If you don’t have a plan, you become part of somebody else’s plan.— Terence McKenna (1946 – 2000), American ethnobotanist, mystic, psychonaut, lecturer, and author

    Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.— Khalil Gibran, Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer

    As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.— Herman Melville, American novelist (1819 – 1891), Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

    There is no question that there is an unseen world. The problem is, how far is it from midtown and how late is it open?— Woody Allen, American actor, writer, director, comedian and playwright

    If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences.— W. I. Thomas and D. S. Thomas, Thomas theorem

    Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.— Francis of Assisi

    Do you wish the world were happy? / Then remember day by day, / Just to scatter seeds of kindness / As you pass along the way.— Ellen Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (1850 – 1919)

    Do not go gentle into the good night. / Old age should burn and rave at close of day; / Rage, rage against the dying of the light.— Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night – Collected Poems (1953)

    Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.— Laozi, Chinese philosopher and poet (d. 531 BCE)

    Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.— Pericles

    What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.— Pericles (495 – 425 BC), Greek statesman, orator and general of Athens

    A nation that draws too broad a difference between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting done by fools.— Thucydides (460 – 395 BC), Athenian historian, political philosopher and general

    The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.— Thucydides

    We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.— Thucydides

    History is Philosophy teaching by examples.— Thucydides

    I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.— Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., writer

    You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.— Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774), writer and physician

    If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth.— Carl Sagan (1934-1996), Carl Sagan, astronomer and author

    The journey is the reward.— Tao proverb

    Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.— Steve Jobs

    The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.— John Muir

    As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delights of presence best known by the torments of absence.— Alcibiades (450 – 404 BC), Athenian statesman, orator, and general

    The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.— Rachel Carson, American marine biologist and conservationist

    We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.— Ray Bradbury

    The most preposterous notion that Homo sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in all history.— Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

    Woman is the most superstitious animal beneath the moon. When a woman has a premonition that Tuesday will be a disaster, to which a man pays no heed, he will very likely lose his fortune then. This is not meant to be an occult or mystic remark. The female body is a vessel, and the universe drops its secrets into her far more quickly than it communicates them to the male.— Edward Dahlberg

    You are an Universe of Universes and your soul a source of songs.— Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan poet (1867-1916)

    Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.— Robert Frost

    The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.— Blaise Pascal (1623 – 1662), French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopher

    Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.— Plato (423 – 347 BC), Greek philosopher and mathematician

    Words are like money; there is nothing so useless, unless when in actual use.— Samuel Butler, writer (1835-1902)

    Beware the barrenness of a busy life.— Socrates (d. 399 BC), Greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy

    There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.— Epictetus

    It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.— Epictetus (55 – 135 AD), Greek speaking Stoic philosopher

    We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.— Seneca the Younger

    True happiness is… to enjoy the present without anxious dependence on the future.— Seneca

    If you’re going through hell, keep going.— Winston Churchill

    I’ve never had a problem with drugs. I’ve had problems with the police.— Keith Richards, guitarist, songwriter, The Rolling Stones

    We are magic. It is magic that we’re walking around.— Donovan, Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist

    A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.— Jim Morrison

    Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.— Jim Morrison

    This is the strangest life I’ve ever known.— James Douglas “Jim” Morrison, American singer, songwriter and poet

    Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.— Billie Holiday (1915 – 1959), American jazz musician and singer-songwriter

    Nobody loves me but my mother, and she could be jivin’, too.— B.B. King (1925 – 2015), American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist

    The way people come into your life when you need them, it’s wonderful and it happens in so many ways. It’s like having an angel. Somebody comes along and helps you get right.— Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954 – 1990), American musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist

    The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.— Carlos Santana, Mexican and American musician, guitarist

    May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.— Frank Sinatra (1915 – 1998), American jazz and traditional pop singer, actor, and producer

    Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.— Elvis Presley

    Rhythm is something you either have or don’t have, but when you have it, you have it all over.— Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977), American singer and actor

    I accept chaos, I’m not sure whether it accepts me.— Bob Dylan

    Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.— Darth Vader (James Earl Jones), Star Wars (1977)

    I’m an instant star. Just add water and stir.— David Bowie (1947 – 2016), English singer, songwriter, painter, and actor

    The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.— David Bowie

    Who wants to live forever?— Freddie Mercury, British singer, songwriter and producer

    The only thing better than singing is more singing.— Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz singer

    I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.— Aretha Franklin, American singer and musician

    The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.— James Brown (d. 2006), American singer, songwriter, and dancer

    There are a lot of people who look great but can’t sing.— David Crosby, American musician, songwriter

    There is no person that love cannot heal; there is no soul that love cannot save.— Carlos Santana

    We are the same. There is no difference anywhere in the world. People are people. They laugh, cry, feel, and love, and music seems to be the common denomination that brings us all together.— Willie Nelson, American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist

    Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.— Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827), German composer and pianist

    I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791), Austrian composer of the Classical era

    It’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.— Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750), German composer and musician of the Baroque period

    The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.— Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009), American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor

    The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.— Bruce Springsteen, American musician, singer, songwriter and humanitarian

    If anyone asks you what kind of music you play, tell him ‘pop.’ Don’t tell him ‘rock’n’roll’ or they won’t even let you in the hotel.— Buddy Holly (1936 – 1959), American musician and singer/songwriter

    I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose; they should draw the line at goats though.— Elton John, English singer-songwriter, composer and pianist

    Do not fear mistakes. There are none.— Miles Davis (d. 1991), American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer

    With my music, I create change…I am using my music as a weapon.— Fela Kuti (d. 1997), Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick

    Everybody knows that our cities were built to be destroyed.— Caetano Veloso, Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist, writer, and political activist

    I’m just an advertisement for a version of myself.— David Byrne, Scottish-born American musician

    Don’t let the same dog bite you twice.— Chuck Berry, American guitarist, singer and songwriter

    You can’t base your life on other people’s expectations.— Stevie Wonder,, American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist

    How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man.— Johnny Cash (1932 – 2003), American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor and author

    Out of everything I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most!— Ozzy Osbourne, English singer, songwriter and television personality

    The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.— Kurt Cobain (1967 – 1994), American musician, lead singer, guitarist of Nirvana

    Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.— Chief Seattle (1780 – 1866), Dkhw’Duw’Absh (Duwamish) chief

    When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.— Laozi, Tao Te Ching

    There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.— Pythagorus

    Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.— Pythagorus

    Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.— Pythagorus

    Nōlī turbāre circulōs meōs!— Archimedes, Greek mathematician, philosopher, scientist and engineer (c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC), Latin for “Do not disturb my circles!”

    Time is the wisest of all things that are; for it brings everything to light.— Thales of Miletus

    Know thyself.— Thales of Miletus, mathematician and philosopher (c. 624 – c. 546 BC)

    Moderation is the best thing.— Cleobulus, Greek poet (c. 600 BC)

    Reprove thy friend privately; commend him publicly.— Solon

    Speech is the mirror of action.— Solon (d. 558 BC), Athenian statesman, lawmaker, and poet

    There is a time to let things happen and a time to make things happen.— Hugh Prather

    Poetry is a sort of homecoming.— Paul Celan, poet and translator (1920-1970)

    Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.— Confucious

    There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare.— Sun Tzu, Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher

    I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.— Zhuang Zhou (370 -287 BCE), Chinese philosopher

    Friendship is one mind in two bodies.— Mencius (372 – 289 BCE), Chinese philosopher

    Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.— Zhuang Zhou

    The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.— Emily Dickinson

    That what should be shall be.— Galadriel, The Fellowship of the Ring

    Courage is found in unlikely places.— Gildor Inglorion, The Fellowship of the Ring

    If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.— Thorin Oakenshield, The Hobbit

    Who will guard the guards themselves?— Juvenal, Roman poet of the late 1st and early 2nd century CE

    We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.— Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The world is not in your books and maps. It’s out there.— Gandalf (Ian McKellen), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?— Gandalf the Grey, The Hobbit

    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with ketchup.— Unknown

    But today of all days, it is brought home to me it is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life.— Bilbo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring

    Flowers and buds fall, and the old and ripe fall.— Malay proverb

    It is as natural to die as to be born.— Francis Bacon, Essays (1625)

    Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.— Ted Shawn, Time magazine (1955)

    To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.— Thomas Edison (1746 – 1843), 3rd U.S. President

    There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me.— Philip K. Dick

    Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.— Aldous Huxley, English writer, novelist, philosopher (1894 – 1963), Ends and Means

    Half the time you think your thinking you’re actually listening.— Terence McKenna

    You see, a secret is not something untold. It’s something which can’t be told.— Terence McKenna

    Matter is not lacking in magic, matter Is magic.— Terence McKenna

    Culture is the effort to hold back the mystery, and replace it with a mythology.— Terence McKenna

    Chaos is what we’ve lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.— Terence McKenna

    Now, I think, it’s time to refine our mathematical skills, learn to think straight and not be afraid to, uh, denounce the pernicious forms of foolishness which are vitiating the energies of our community and making us appear, uh, marginal and absurd in the discourse of our truly transforming society.— Terence McKenna, Conversations at the End of the Millennium with Ralph Abraham and Rupert Sheldrake

    Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

    Transhumanism is the ethics and science of using things like biological and genetic engineering to transform our bodies and make us a more powerful species.— Dan Brown, American author

    If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.— Frank Zappa

    Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.— George Carlin

    Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.— Oscar Wilde

    The difference between sex and love is that sex relieves tension and love causes it.— Woody Allen

    Love is blind, they say; sex is impervious to reason and mocks the power of all philosophers. But, in fact, a person’s sexual choice is the result and sum of their fundamental convictions. Tell me what a person finds sexually attractive and I will tell you their entire philosophy of life. Show me the person they sleep with and I will tell you their valuation of themselves. No matter what corruption they’re taught about the virtue of selflessness, sex is the most profoundly selfish of all acts, an act which they cannot perform for any motive but their own enjoyment – just try to think of performing it in a spirit of selfless charity! – an act which is not possible in self-abasement, only in self-exultation, only on the confidence of being desired and being worthy of desire. It is an act that forces them to stand naked in spirit, as well as in body, and accept their real ego as their standard of value. They will always be attracted to the person who reflects their deepest vision of themselves, the person whose surrender permits them to experience – or to fake – a sense of self-esteem .. Love is our response to our highest values – and can be nothing else.— Ayn Rand

    Flirting is a woman’s trade, one must keep in practice.— Charlotte Brontë

    Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.— George Bernard Shaw

    Love knows hidden paths.— German proverb

    The love we give away is the only love we keep.— Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book (1927)

    Love is the irresistible desire to be loved irresistibly.— Louis Ginsberg

    Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass.— French proverb

    Love is Nature’s second sun.— George Chapman, All Fools (c. 1599)

    Whoso loves /Believes the impossible.— Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh (1856)

    Love is a tyrant sparing none.— Pierre Corneille, French tragedian, (1606 – 1684), Le Sid (1636)

    Happiness seems made to be shared.— Pierre Corneille

    It’s not about embracing technology anymore… It’s about *Mastering* it.— Clyde DeSouza

    One dies only once, and then for such a long time!— Molière

    It infuriates me to be wrong when I know I’m right.— Molière

    We must eat to live, and not live to eat.— Molière, French playwright and actor (1622 – 1673), The Miser and Other Plays

    The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.— Molière

    There are no secrets that time does not reveal.— Jean Racine

    The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love.— Jean Racine (1639 – 1699), French dramatist

    … a future period during which the pace of technological change will be so rapid, its impact so deep, that human life will be irreversibly transformed. Although neither utopian nor dystopian, this epoch will transform the concepts that we rely on to give meaning to our lifes, from our business models to the cycle of human life, including death itself.— Ray Kurzweil, author, inventor, futurist

    Singularity “is a break in human evolution that will be caused by the staggering speed of technological evolution.— James Martin, author, computer scientist

    Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended. […] I think it’s fair to call this event a singularity. It is a point where our models must be discarded and a new reality rules. As we move closer and closer to this point, it will loom vaster and vaster over human affairs till the notion becomes a commonplace. Yet when it finally happens it may still be a great surprise and a greater unknown.— Vernor Vinge, author

    Transhuman intelligence: what “the Singularity” has always supposed to mean, ..Let me put it this way: transhuman intelligence is not a specific thing, it’s a space of possible things, encompassing human intelligence enhancement through drugs, gene therapy, brain-computer interfacing, brain-brain interfacing, and maybe other techniques we haven’t even considered. It also encompasses AI, .. To me, transhuman intelligence is completely inevitable in the long run – it will be developed, the question is how, who, and when.— Michael Anissimov, founder Longecity.org, and futurist consultant

    Technology isn’t what makes us “post-human” or “transhuman,” as some writers and scholars have recently suggested. It’s what makes us human. Technology is in our nature. Through our tools we give our dreams form. We bring them into the world. The practicality of technology may distinguish it from art, but both spring from a similar, distinctly human yearning.— Nicholas Carr, American writer, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

    The only thing we can try to do is to influence the direction scientists are taking. Since we might soon be able to engineer our desires too, perhaps the real questions facing us is not ‘What do we want to become?’, but “What do we want to want?’ Those who are not spooked by this question probably haven’t given it enough thought.— Yuval Noah Harari, Israeli professor of history and author, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

    Beauty without intelligence is like a hook without bait.— Molière, Tartuffe

    If we don’t end war, war will end us.— H.G. Wells, English writer (1866 – 1946)

    The heart can do anything.— Molière

    Reason is not what decides love.— Molière

    Books don’t need batteries.— Nadine Gordimer (1923 – 2014), South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature

    Truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is.— Nadine Gordimer

    Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.— Nadine Gordimer

    A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings.— Nadine Gordimer

    Don’t explain computers to laymen. Simpler to explain sex to a virgin.— Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

    Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we do not experience it.— Rollo May, American existential psychologist and author (1909 – 1994), The Cry for Myth

    Depression is the inability to construct a future.— Rollo May

    When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.— Viktor Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (1905 – 1997), Man’s Search for Meaning

    Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.— Viktor Frankl

    An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.— Viktor E. Frankl

    Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue.— Viktor E. Frankl

    Without suffering and death human life cannot be complete.— Viktor E. Frankl

    He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.— Friedrich Nietzsche

    What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment.— Viktor E. Frankl

    The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.— Carl Rodgers

    The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.— Carl Rodgers

    Magic–that’s just a label, you know. Completely meaningless. It wasn’t so very long ago that people were saying that electricity was magic.— Robert Bloch, American fiction writer (1917 – 1994), Psycho

    If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.— Abraham Maslow

    What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.— Abraham Maslow

    The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect.— Esther Dyson, Swiss-born American journalist, author

    Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories.— Laurie Anderson, American experimental performance artist and musician

    All evils are equal when they are extreme.— Pierre Corneille

    A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.— Alfred Adler

    The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.— Alfred Adler

    Immature love says: “I love you because I need you.” Mature love says: “I need you because I love you.”— Erich Fromm

    To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.— Erich Fromm

    Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.— Erich Fromm

    Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves.— Herbert Marcuse, German-American philosopher

    The medium is the message.— Marshall McLuhan, Canadian philosopher of communication theory

    Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.— Rumi

    The wound is the place where the Light enters you.— Rumi

    Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.— Rumi

    She is not any common Earth,
    Water or wood or air,
    But Merlin’s Isle of Gramarye,
    Where you and I will fare.— Rudyard Kipling, Puck’s Song

    We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis.— LeeAnn Taylor

    Earth being so good, would Heaven seem best?— Robert Browning

    The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.— John Muir

    Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.— Mahatma Gandhi

    Earth’s crammed with heaven…but only he who sees, takes off his shoes.— Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh

    Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
    Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
    More than cool reason ever comprehends.
    The lunatic, the lover and the poet
    Are of imagination all compact:
    One sees more devils than vast hell can hold,
    That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic,
    Sees Helen’s beauty in a brow of Egypt:
    The poet’s eye, in fine frenzy rolling,
    Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
    And as imagination bodies forth
    The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
    Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
    A local habitation and a name.— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.— Henry David Thoreau, Walden

    It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.— Rainer Maria Rilke

    What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?— Henry David Thoreau, Familiar Letters

    Someday, I hope that we will all be patriots of our planet and not just of our respective nations.— Zoe Weil, Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life

    Illusion is so fragile; it rarely survive questions.— Aniekee Tochukwu

    Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.— Belva Davis

    Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.— Albert Einstein

    Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.— Laozi

    Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.— John Lennon

    If you’ve never eaten while crying you don’t know what life tastes like.— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Nothing ever becomes real ’til it is experienced.— John Keats

    Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.— Frank Herbert, American science fiction writer (1920 – 1986), Dune

    Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t handle drugs.— Robin Williams

    The sky is not less blue because the blind man does not see it.— Danish proverb

    The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality.— Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    For every fact there is an infinity of hypotheses.— Robert M. Pirsig

    The only Zen you find on tops of mountains is the Zen you bring there.— Robert M. Pirsig

    It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.— Robert M. Pirsig

    Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than to arrive.— Robert M. Pirsig

    In the high country of the mind one has to become adjusted to the thinner air of uncertainty…— Robert M. Pirsig

    The more you look, the more you see.— Robert M. Pirsig

    Humankind cannot bear very much reality.— T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets

    Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.— George Orwell, 1984

    No man’s religion ever survived his morals.— English proverb

    In prosperity no altars smoke.— Italian proverb

    I am always most religious on a sunshiny day.— Byron

    Even the gods are moved by the voice of entreaty.— Ovid, Roman poet (b. 44 BCE)

    Everybody’s business is nobody’s business.— English proverb

    Man’s responsibility increases as that of the gods decreases.— André Gide, French author (1869 – 1951)

    Every mile is two in winter.— George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum (1651)

    The most common sort of lie is the one uttered to one’s self.— Nietzsche

    The big drum only sounds well from afar.— Persian proverb

    We must be our own before we can be another’s.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.— Napoléon Bonaparte, Maxims

    If you want good service, serve yourself.— Spanish proverb

    The only shame is to have none.— Pascal

    He who divides gets the worst share.— Spanish proverb

    Things seen are mightier than things heard.— Alfred Lord Tennyson

    The stillest tongue can be the truest friend.— Euripides

    The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.— Socrates

    It is such a secret place, the land of tears.— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    Ultimately nature and events are largely what our imaginations make them out to be.— José Vasconcelos (1882 – 1959)

    Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.— Swedish proverb

    A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.— Laozi

    Less is more.— Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

    Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.— Will Rodgers

    If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, then this is the best season of your life.— Wumen Huikai (1183 – 1260)

    If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, then this is the best season of your life.— Wu-Men

    Simplicity is the essence of happiness.— Cedric Bledsoe

    Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.— Frederic Chopin, Polish composer and virtuoso pianist (1810 – 1849)

    Eliminate physical clutter. More importantly, eliminate spiritual clutter.— D.H. Mondfleur

    If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.— Albert Einstein

    ..the height of sophistication is simplicity.— Clare Boothe Luce, American author and US Ambassador (1903 – 1987)

    Living simply makes loving simple.— Bell Hooks, African-American author, feminist, and social activist

    I was reading Omar Khayyam, Kahlil Gibran, Rumi, L. Ron Hubbard, all sorts of philosophy. Bebop cats are like that. Curious. I wanted to know about everything.— Quincy Jones, American musician, record, television and film producer

    I’m not afraid of appearing vulnerable.— Amy Winehouse, English singer-songwriter

    Associate with people who will improve you.— Seneca

    The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.— Aristotle

    Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.— Herbie Hancock, American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer

    Here’s the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don’t find it anywhere else.— Bob Dylan, American singer, songwriter, artist, and writer

    Leisure is the mother of philosophy.— Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (1588 – 1689)

    Spirituality amounts to love with me. I consider it the same as love. And my band members are full of love.— Brian Wilson, American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer

    Philosophy . . .consists chiefly in suggesting unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.— Henry Adams, journalist, writer and Harvard professor of medieval, European, and American history (1838 – 1913), The Education of Henry Adams

    Every science begins as philosophy and ends as art.— Will Durant, American writer, historian, and philosopher (1885 – 1981)

    Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know.— Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist (1872 – 1970)

    Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.— Bertrand Russell

    To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.— Bertrand Russell

    All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.— Epictetus

    Philosophy – A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.— Ambrose Bierce, American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist (1842 – 1914), The Devil’s Dictionary and Other Works

    Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.— Epicurus, Greek philosopher (341 – 270 BCE)

    Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.— Plato

    To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher.— Blaise Pascal

    The Occultists, however, know that the traditions of Esoteric Philosophy must be the right ones, simply because they are the most logical, and reconcile every difficulty.— Helen Blavatsky

    In the ancient times, bards went around singing the epics, which were storehouses of philosophy.— Amish Tripathi, Indian author

    Rightly defined philosophy is simply the love of wisdom.— Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist (107 – 43 BCE)

    Not what I have, but what I do, is my kingdom.— Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher (1795 – 1881)

    There is nothing in religion which cannot be found in poetry.— George Bataille, French philosopher, poet, writer (1897 – 1962)

    Spring Song
    As my eyes search the prairie
    I feel the summer in the spring— anonymous, Chippewa Indian

    Naturally, love’s the most distant possibility.— George Bataille

    I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction.— George Bataille

    Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things.— George Bataille

    Never make a decision when you need to pee.— Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, painter, poet, novelist, Beautiful Losers

    Deprivation is the mother of poetry.— Leonard Cohen

    Reality is one of the possibilities I cannot afford to ignore.— Leonard Cohen

    We are not mad. We are human. We want to love, and someone must forgive us for the paths we take to love, for the paths are many and dark, and we are ardent and cruel in our journey.— Leonard Cohen

    There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.— Leonard Cohen

    I’ve found it is the small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keeps the darkness at bay.— Gandalf the Grey, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars.— Jack Kerouac

    If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.— Noam Chomsky

    My fundamental premise about the brain is that its workings – what we sometimes call “mind” – are a consequence of its anatomy and physiology, and nothing more.— Carl Sagan

    I don’t know what my path is yet. I’m just walking on it.— Olivia Newton-John, English-born Australian singer, songwriter and actress

    Have you seen the roses? There’s a whole lot of colours.— Syd Barrett, English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter (1946 – 2006)

    I don’t make music for eyes, I make music for ears.— Adele, English singer and songwriter, Rolling Stone magazine

    I sing the songs that people need to hear.— Etta James, American singer (1938 – 2012)

    If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.— Katherine Hepburn, American actress (1907 – 2003)

    Worlds self made are so full of monsters and demons.— Anaïs Nin, House of Incest

    Solitude may rust your words.— Anaïs Nin, Collages

    Art is the method of levitation, in order to separate one’s self from enslavement by the earth.— Anaïs Nin

    Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.— Hippocrates, Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (460 -370 BCE)

    Everything in excess Is opposed by nature.— Hippocrates

    Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.— Hippocrates

    In the world of the dreamer there was solitude: all the exaltations and joys came in the moment of preparation for living. They took place in solitude.— Anaïs Nin, Children of the Albatross

    The poet is one who is able to keep the fresh vision of the child alive.— Anaïs Nin

    A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.— Diane Mariechild, Mother Wit and Inner Dance

    How very good it is when we wake up before we die.— Hindu proverb

    It is the Journey that matters in the end.— Anonymous

    Love is a verb: alive wherever it is lived.— Anonymous

    To be still is to be alive in a whole new way.— Anonymous

    Sow Peace at home, scatter its fruits abroad.— Anonymous

    Like trees, children grow tall in silence.— Anonymous

    NATURE is eternally inviting us to simply BE who we were born to be.— Anonymous

    Every soul is part of One Soul.— Anonymous

    Love is anterior to Life, Posterior to Death, Initial of Creation, and The Exponent of Earth.— Emily Dickinson

    There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.— Edith Wharton, Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer (1862 – 1937)

    It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.— J.K. Rowling

    Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.— Rosalind Russell

    One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.— Simone de Beauvoir

    kiss. A trick of nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.— Anonymous

    The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.— Eleanor Roosevelt

    Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.— Eleanor Roosevelt

    Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.— Eleanor Roosevelt

    You must do the thing you think you cannot do.— Eleanor Roosevelt

    I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.— Elizabeth Arden, Canadian American businesswoman (1878 – 1966)

    So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind, Is all this sad world needs.— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.— Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson (1960)

    If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.— Flavia Weedn, American artist, writer, poet and dancer (1929 – 2015)

    Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.— Gilda Radner, American comedienne and actress (1946 – 1989)

    Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.— Harriet Beecher Stowe

    One cannot consent to creep when one has an impulse to soar.— Helen Keller

    Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.— Ingrid Bergman

    I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.— Lucille Ball

    Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.— Mae West

    Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.— Marianne Williamson, American spiritual teacher, author and lecturer

    The minute you alter your perception of yourself and your future, both you and your future begin to change.— Marilee Zdenek

    I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.— Martha Washington

    Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.— Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman (1918 – 2001)

    Every achievement, big or small, begins in your mind.— Mary Kay Ash

    When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.— Max Lerner, American journalist (1902 – 1992)

    When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.— Maya Angelou

    I like to be a free spirit. Some don’t like that, but that’s the way I am.— Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 – 1967)

    I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.— Max Lerner

    The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.— Roseanne Barr

    What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon also be beautiful.— Sappho

    What cannot be said will be wept.— Sappho, Greek lyric poet

    We don’t have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here.— Susan L. Taylor, American editor, writer, and journalist

    I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.— Virginia Woolf, English writer (1882 – 1941)

    Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.— Virginia Woolf

    If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.— Virginia Woolf

    The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.— Virginia Woolf

    You cannot find peace by avoiding life.— Virginia Woolf

    Discover your true self in creative solitude.— Anonymous

    Silence is also speech.— West African proverb

    Fame is a bee. / It has a song / It has a sting / Ah, too, it has a wing.— Emily Dickinson

    I can be a better me than anyone can.— Diana Ross, American singer, record producer and actress

    My guitar is not a thing. It is an extension of myself. It is who I am.— Joan Jett, American rock guitarist, singer-songwriter

    Love me like you’ll never see me again.— Alicia Keys, American singer-songwriter, actress and author, Tears for Water

    Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there.— Bonnie Raitt, American blues singer, songwriter and slide guitar player

    I think quotes are very dangerous things.— Kate Bush, English singer-songwriter

    Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.— Joni Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter and painter

    I do not want horses or diamonds, I am happy in possessing you.— Clara Schumann

    Composing gives me great pleasure… there is nothing that surpasses the joy of creation, if only because through it one wins hours of self-forgetfulness, when one lives in a world of sound.— Clara Schumann, German musician and composer (1819 – 1896)

    I wish to lead a life free from care, and I see that I shall be unhappy if I cannot always work at my art.— Clara Schumann

    We know where we are going but we don’t know how we are going to get there.— Hilary Hahn, American violinist

    You have to learn to get up from the table when love is not being served.— Nina Simone

    You can’t help it. An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times.— Nina Simone

    There’s no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were.— Nina Simone, American singer-songwriter and civil rights activist (1933 – 2003)

    Freedom lies at the heart of my willingness to lose everything.— Alanis Morissette, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actress

    In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.— Patti Smith, American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist

    Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.— Emily Dickinson

    Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.— Emily Dickinson

    If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.— Emily Dickinson

    Saying nothing…sometimes says the most.— Emily Dickinson, from a letter to her Aunt dated 1874

    I am out with lanterns, looking for myself.— Emily Dickinson

    Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.— Emily Dickinson

    My friends are my “estate”. Forgive me then the avarice to hoard them.— Emily Dickinson, The Letters of Emily Dickinson (1958)

    Friendship is a sheltering tree.— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Faith is a passionate intuition.— William Wordsworth

    Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.— William Wordsworth

    A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.— John Keats

    My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.— John Keats

    We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.— William Butler Yeats

    The Soul selects her own Society.— Emily Dickinson

    Sooner or later we all sit down to a banquet of consequences.— Robert Louis Stevenson

    Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.— John Wayne

    ..the Craft is a natural religion, seeing in Nature the expression and revelation of Divinity.— The American Council of Witches, Principals of Belief (1974)

    Happiness is acceptance.— Anonymous

    In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.— Anonymous

    Peace is not a season, it is a way of life.— Anonymous

    Love is blind, but friendship is clairvoyant.— Anonymous

    The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.— Muriel Rukeyser

    If there were no poetry on any day in the world, poetry would be invented that day. For there would be an intolerable hunger.— Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (1913 – 1980)

    I hear the singing of the lives of women. They clear mystery, the offering, and pride.— Muriel Rukeyser

    In presence of the Moon nobody sees stars.— Amit Kalantri, Indian author

    Peace shouldn’t be an option, it must be the objective, peace shouldn’t be a possibility, it must be the purpose.— Amit Kalantri

    My brain is the key that sets my mind free.— Harry Houdini

    What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.— Harry Houdini

    Astonishment is not an emotion that’s created. It’s an existing state that’s revealed.— Paul Harris, American magician, inventor and writer

    In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.— Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the U.K. from 1979 to 1990, (1925 – 2013)

    Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as an escape.— Bell Hooks

    The soul would have no rainbow
    Had the eyes no tears.— John Vance Cheney, American poet (1848 – 1922)

    You can’t change the past but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future.— Anonymous

    I can’t die. It would ruin my image.— Jack LaLanne, American fitness expert (1914 – 2011)

    Whatever you are, be a good one.— Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President (1809 – 1865)

    Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.— John F. Kennedy

    Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.— John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. President (1917 – 1963)

    In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.— Thomas Jefferson, 3rd U.S. President (1743 – 1846)

    Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.— Alexander Hamilton (1755 – 1804), Founding Father of the United States

    Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.— John Adams, 2nd U.S. President (1735 – 1826)

    Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.— John Quincy Adams, 6th U.S. President (1767 – 1848)

    Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.— James Madison, 4th U.S. President (1751 – 1836)

    Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.— Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President (1882 – 1945)

    Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.— Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President (1858 – 1919)

    If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.— Harry S. Truman, 33rd U.S. President (1884 – 1972)

    Art is the signature of civilizations.— Beverly Sills, American opera singer (1929 – 2007)

    Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.— Friedrich Nietzsche

    I guess you could describe me as a Goddess-worshiping Christian Pagan Buddhist.— Cybill Shepherd, American actress

    People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.— W. Somerset Maugham, British playwright, novelist and short story writer (1874 – 1965)

    We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.— W. Somerset Maugham

    I believe that Nature is a very, very good example of how to live.— Cassandra Latham-Jones

    I maintain that in order to work magick effectively you have to bring your light and your dark together in order to create that magickal spark. That’s how sparks are created–positive, negative, together. It won’t happen if your all positive anymore it’ll happen if your all negative. You have to have that frisson in the middle.— Cassandra Latham-Jones, Village Witch of St Buryan, Cornwall, England, Open University ‘Religion Today’

    Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.— Aleister Crowley, English occultist (1875 – 1947)

    It still goes on today.— Cecil Williamson, English Neopagan witch (1909 – 1999)

    People’s souls are like gardens. You can’t turn your back on someone because his garden’s full of weeds. You have to give him water and lots of sunshine.— Nancy Farmer, American author, The House of the Scorpion

    Psychic faculties are like muscles, the more they are used the stronger they become.— Lois Bourne, English witch, author, Witch Among Us : The Autobiography Of A Witch

    A good many things go around in the dark besides Santa Claus.— Herbert Hoover, 31st U.S. President (1874 – 1964)

    We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.— Calvin Coolidge, 30th U.S. President (1872 – 1933)

    If you want to make enemies, try to change something.— Woodrow Wilson, 28th U.S. President (1856 – 1924)

    Don’t write so that you can be understood, write so that you can’t be misunderstood.— William Howard Taft, 27th U.S. President (1857 – 1930)

    Things don’t turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.— James A. Garfield, 20th U.S. President (1831 – 1881)

    A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.— James A. Garfield, 20th U.S. President (1831 – 1881)

    Must swear off from swearing. Bad habit.— Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th U.S. President

    I know only two tunes: one of them is ‘Yankee Doodle’, and the other one isn’t.— Ulysses S. Grant, 18th U.S. President (1822 – 1885)

    There are no good laws but such as repeal other laws.— Andrew Johnson, 17th U.S. President (1808 – 1875)

    They misunderestimated me.— George W. Bush, 43rd U.S. President

    Read my lips: no new taxes.— George H. W. Bush, 41st U.S. President

    I did not have sexual relations with that woman.— Bill Clinton, 42nd U.S. President

    I think when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody.— Barack Obama, 44th U.S. President

    We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.— Jimmy Carter, 39th U.S. President

    Things are more like they are now than they have ever been.— Gerald Ford, 38th U.S. President (1913 – 2006)

    Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.— Richard Nixon, 37th U.S. President (1913 – 1994)

    Every man has a right to a Saturday night bath.— Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th U.S. President (1908 – 1973)

    A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.— Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President (1890 – 1969)

    It’s like déjà vu all over again.— Yogi Berra

    When you come to a fork in the road, take it.— Yogi Berra

    The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.— Geeta Iyengar, Yoga teacher

    Dictionary: The universe in alphabetical order.— Anatole France, French poet, journalist, and novelist

    A clear conscience is a soft pillow.— Amish proverb

    The best things in life aren’t things.— Art Buchwald, American humorist

    The family the soul wants is a felt network of relationship, an evocation of a certain kind of interconnection that grounds, roots, and nestles.— Thomas Moore, Soul Mates

    Faith–is the Pierless Bridge / Supporting what We see / Unto the Scene that We do not–— Emily Dickinson

    He that lies on the ground cannot fall.— Yiddish proverb

    Facts are the images of history, just as images are the facts of fiction.— E. L. Doctorow, American author (1931 – 2015)

    Not only does beauty fade, but it leaves a record upon the face as to what became of it.— Elbert Hubbard

    The eyes have one language everywhere.— George Herbert, Welsh-born English poet (1593 – 1633)

    The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings.— John F. Kennedy

    To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.— Voltaire

    I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.— Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

    The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    You create the realities you inhabit.— Timothy Leary, Chaos & Cyber Culture

    A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    There are certain half-dreaming moods of mind in which we naturally steal away from noise and glare, and seek some quiet haunt where we may indulge our reveries and build our air castles undisturbed.— Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

    Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.— Plato

    The world becomes more rewarding if you let yourself look beyond what you’re searching for.— Thessaly La Force, My Ideal Bookshelf

    All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.— George Orwell, Animal Farm

    If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company.— Jean-Paul Sarte

    If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.— Carl Sagan, Cosmos

    Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.— Oscar Wilde

    I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.— Richard Dawkins, British ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and writer

    We accept the love we think we deserve.— Steven Chbosky

    Anyone who is observant, who discovers the person they have always dreamed of, knows that sexual energy comes into play before sex even takes place. The greatest pleasure isn’t sex, but the passion with which it is practiced. When the passion is intense, then sex joins in to complete the dance, but it is never the principal aim.— Paulo Coelho

    In one aspect, yes, I believe in ghosts, but we create them. We haunt ourselves.— Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

    He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.— Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

    Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.— Paul Terry

    The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.— Terry Pratchett, Diggers

    I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it.
    It’s just getting out of one car, and into another.— John Lennon

    To dream by night is to escape your life. To dream by day is to make it happen.— Stephen Richards

    I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.— Susan B. Anthony

    We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.— Anaïs Nin

    No one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.— Charles de Lint, Canadian writer

    Witchery is merely a word for what we are all capable of.— Charles de Lint

    The best artists know what to leave out.— Charles de Lint

    Carry on the Flame to a new dawn I am with you.
    ~the Goddess of the Stars and the Sea— Jodine Turner, The Keys to Remember

    To me, a witch is a woman that is capable of letting her intuition take hold of her actions, that communes with her environment, that isn’t afraid of facing challenges.— Paul Coelho

    At the word witch, we imagine the horrible old crones from Macbeth. But the cruel trials witches suffered teach us the opposite. Many perished precisely because they were young and beautiful.— André Breton, Anthology of Black Humor

    If in any quest for magic, in any search for sorcery, witchery, legerdemain, first check the human spirit.— Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone: Complete Stories

    Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.— Terry Pratchett

    Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.— Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

    Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.— Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

    Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.— Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

    The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it.— Terry Pratchett

    This book was written using 100% recycled words.— Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters

    Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.— Terry Pratchett

    The entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.— Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites

    Evil begins when you begin to treat people as things.— Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight

    There isn’t a way things should be. There’s just what happens, and what we do.— Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

    The female mind is certainly a devious one, my lord.”
    Vetinari looked at his secretary in surprise. “Well, of course it is. It has to deal with the male one.— Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals

    “There’s a door.”
    “Where does it go?”
    “It stays where it is, I think.”— Terry Pratchett, Eric

    Seeing, contrary to popular wisdom, isn’t believing. It’s where belief stops, because it isn’t needed any more.— Terry Pratchett

    Strange invitations were often dancing lessons from the goddess.— Ellen Hart, Stage Fright

    Remember to take in and harvest light yet also allow yourself to cast shadows where needed, like a tree. Then, in return, your shadow will support your light.— Iva Kenaz, The Goddess Within

    Aphrodite just kept smiling.
    Because she was just doing what a goddess does-the same way that a tornado rips houses apart or a fire burns down a forest.— L.J. Smith, Spellbinder

    When you believe your lie, it will curse your life forever.— Robert Ahanes, Goddess In The Silence

    God Father (the Creator) geometrizes, God Mother (Nature) fractalizes.— Stefan Emunds

    Throughout the years, I have found people are confused about my love for both Christianity and Paganism. I tell them what was revealed to me while I lay sleeping in the hospital. The All, whether perceived as a God, or a Goddess, or as one being, or even as an energy field, cares only about one thing: Love. Absolute and unconditional love. –High Priestess Enoch— Arin Murphy-Hiscock, Out of the Broom Closet: 50 True Stories of Witches Who Found and Embraced the Craft

    But how could anyone be grateful for what they have if they didn’t know what it was like not to have what they need?— Josephine Angelini, Goddess

    Thou, nature, art my goddess; to thy law. My services are bound.— Shakespeare, King Lear Act 1 Scene 2

    The more Chaotic I am, the more complete I am.— Austin Osman Spare, English artist and occultist (1886 – 1956)

    In our solitariness… great depths are sometimes sounded. Truth hideth in company.— Austin Osman Spare

    The soul is the ancestral animals. The body is their knowledge.— Austin Osman Spare, The Focus of Life

    Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.— Neil Gaiman

    Never put your faith in a Prince. When you require a miracle, trust in a Witch.— Catherynne M. Valente, In the Night Garden

    The color of truth is grey.— André Gide

    The songs of our ancestors are also the songs of our children.— Philip Carr-Gomm

    The risks involved in the pursuit of magic are–put simply–either getting frightened by unpleasant perceptions or becoming deluded. Unfortunately it is possible to suffer from both symptoms at the same time.— Philip Carr-Gomm, The Book of English Magic

    Chase away sorrow by living.— Melissa Marr, Darkest Mercy

    Unseelie dreams make unseelie fae.— Luna Lindsey, Emerald City Dreamer

    You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.— Rabindranth Tagore

    It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

    A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.— Carl Sandburg

    Schizoid behavior is a pretty common thing in children. It’s accepted, because all we adults have this unspoken agreement that children are lunatics.— Stephen King

    Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.— Emilie Buchwald

    A child is not a Christian child, not a Muslim child, but a child of Christian parents or a child of Muslim parents. This latter nomenclature, by the way, would be an excellent piece of consciousness-raising for the children themselves. A child who is told she is a ‘child of Muslim parents’ will immediately realize that religion is something for her to choose -or reject- when she becomes old enough to do so.— Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

    You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.— Roman Payne

    Sweater, n. Garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.— Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary

    Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.— Jess Lair, author (1927 – 2000)

    Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.— Benjamin Spock

    I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.— Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

    A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.— Lyman Abbott, American author ( 1835 – 1922)

    Boy, n.: a noise with dirt on it.— Not Your Average Dictionary

    Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed.— Robert Gallagher

    There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.— Frank A. Clark

    The problem with internet quotes is that you cannot always depend on their accuracy.— Benjamin Franklin

    In quoting others, we cite ourselves.— Julio Cortázar, Around the Day in Eighty Worlds

    I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.— Marlene Dietrich, German-American actress and singer (1901 – 1992)

    The hell with the rules. If it sounds right, then it is.— Edward Lodewijk “Eddie” Van Halen, Dutch-born American guitarist

    When two people dream the same dream, it ceases to be an illusion.— Philip K. Dick

    An act that produces effective surprise [is] the hallmark of the creative enterprise.— Jerome Bruner, American psychologist

    Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.— Gloria Steinem

    I am not young enough to know everything.— Oscar Wilde

    A good husband is healthy and absent.— Japanese proverb

    Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.— Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese swordsman, author and rōnin (1584 – 1685), A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy

    Music will save the world.— Pablo Casals, Spanish cellist and conductor (1876 – 1973)

    Path of Wisdom does not begin from choosing a wise path, but of making wise choices, that creates the path.— Unenkulkija, Finnish witch, Coven of Tulipisara

    Don’t believe in your eyes, don’t believe in your brain, believe in your heart.— Karhuntassu, Finnish witch, Coven of Tulipisara

    An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.— Henri Matisse

    An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.— Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse, French painter (1869 – 1954)

    How can I tell what I think till I see what I say?— E. M. Forster, English novelist (1879 – 1970)

    Women are in league with each other, a secret conspiracy of hearts and pheromones.— Camille Paglia, Sex, Art and American Culture

    Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.— Camille Paglia

    Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality. It’s part of the sizzle.— Camille Paglia

    Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.— Mark Twain

    Sex is full of lies, The body tries to tell the truth. But, it’s usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can barely move. We cripple ourselves with lies.— Jim Morrison

    Sex is a big question mark. It is something people will talk about forever.— Catherine Deneuve

    Sex is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other.— Marquis de Sade

    Sexually progressive cultures gave us literature, philosophy, civilization and the rest, while sexually restrictive cultures gave us the Dark Ages and the Holocaust.— Alan Moore

    I thank God I was raised Catholic, so sex will always be dirty.— John Waters

    Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.— Lord Chesterfield

    Asking who’s the ‘man’ and who’s the ‘woman’ in a same-sex relationship is like asking which chopstick is the fork.— Ellen DeGeneres

    Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn’t have it and thought of other things if you did.— James Arthur Baldwin, African American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic (1924 – 1987)

    Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.— James Baldwin

    Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.— James Baldwin

    Sex is hardly ever just about sex.— Shirley MacLaine

    Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. The other eight are unimportant.— Henry Miller

    It is a terrible error to let any natural impulse, physical or mental, stagnate. Crush it out, if you will, and be done with it; or fulfil it, and get it out of the system; but do not allow it to remain there and putrefy. The suppression of the normal sex instinct, for example, is responsible for a thousand ills. In Puritan countries one inevitably finds a morbid preoccupation with sex coupled with every form of perversion and degeneracy.— Aleister Crowley, Moonchild

    Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.— Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan

    He who has been bitten by a snake fears a piece of string.— Persian proverb

    He who has burnt his mouth always blows his soup.— German proverb

    Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches.— English proverb

    Either dance well or quit the ballroom.— Greek proverb

    The crab instructs its young, “Walk straight ahead–like me.”— Hindustani proverb

    Goodness that preaches undoes itself.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows.— David Grayson, Adventures in Contentment

    The teeth are smiling, but is the heart?— Congolese proverb

    It is fear that first brought gods into the world.— Petronius, Roman courtier and author (c. 27 – 66 AD)

    Any god who can invent hell is no candidate for the Salvation Army.— Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

    It may be a fire–tomorrow it will be ashes.— Arabic proverb

    The cat in gloves catches no mice.— English proverb

    There is always something else to do. A gardener should have nine times as many lives as a cat.— Vita Sackville-West

    Technology presumes there’s just one right way to do things and there never is.— Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    Freedom of the mind requires not only, or not even especially, the absence of legal constraints but the presence of alternative thoughts.— Allan Bloom

    A good meal ought to begin with hunger.— French proverb

    Over the bottle many a friend is found.— Yiddish proverb

    A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.— English proverb

    Great desire obtains little.— Burmese proverb

    What the eye sees not, the heart craves not.— Dutch proverb

    Myths are clues to the spiritual potentialities of the human life.— Joseph Campbell

    That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.— Neil Armstrong

    Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.— Horace Mann

    It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?— Henry David Thoreau

    There is no little enemy.— French proverb

    Be thine enemy an ant, see in him an elephant.— Turkish proverb

    Elegance is good taste plus a dash of daring.— Carmel Snow

    Style is a magic wand, and turns everything to gold that it touches.— André Maurois

    The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.— André Maurois

    In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.— Oscar Wilde

    We can never have enough of nature.— Henry David Thoreau

    The more laws the less justice.— German proverb

    Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.— Francis Bacon, Apothegms

    There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.— Francis Bacon, Essays

    All colours will agree in the dark.— Francis Bacon, Essays

    Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.— Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

    The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.— Laozi, Tao Te Ching

    Common sense is not so common.— Voltaire, A Pocket Philosophical Dictionary

    Woman is the masterpiece.— Confuscious

    Woman is a miracle of divine contradictions.— Jules Michelet

    She moves a goddess, and she looks a queen.— Homer

    Divination seems heightened and raised to its higher power in woman.— Amos Bronson Alcott

    The eternal feminine doth draw us on.— Goethe

    Woman’s grief is like a summer storm, short as it is violent.— Joanna Baillie, Scottish poet (1762 – 1851)

    Man forms and educates the world; but woman educates man.— Julie Burow, German writer (1806 – 1868)

    Love often reillumes his extinguished flame at the torch of jealousy.— Lady Blessington

    A woman should not paint sentiment till she has ceased to inspire it.— Lady Blessington

    All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.— Ellen Glasgow

    I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.— Pablo Picasso

    Love is half of believing.— Victor Hugo

    A good beginning makes a good ending.— English proverb

    A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.— Chinese proverb

    Beauty hath no true glass, except it be / In the sweet privacy of loving eyes.— James Russell Lowell, A Chippewa Legend (1843)

    A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase.— French proverb

    The fear of women is the basis of good health.— Spanish proverb

    Things are beautiful if you love them.— Jean Anouilh, French dramatist (1910 – 1987)

    Wedlock, a padlock.— English proverb

    Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.— Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richards Almanack

    More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed.— Thomas Fuller, M.D., Gnomologia (1732)

    When a match has equal partners / then I fear not.— Aeschylus

    When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.— Elizabeth Bowen, Irish novelist (1899 – 1973)

    Illusions are art, for the feeling person, and it is by art that you live, if you do.— Elizabeth Bowen

    Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.— Elizabeth Bowen

    Art is how we decorate space; music is how we decorate time.— Unknown

    Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.— Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

    When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.— Ursula K. Le Guin

    What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.— Rumi

    What makes night within us may leave stars.— Victor Hugo, Ninety-Three

    People who are unable to stand within the dark places of life, those who are always running towards their happy places, are the same things as candles without flames. There is no worth in a candle without a flame, and we only add the flame when there is darkness. Without darkness, there would be no need for warriors and angels. Warriors are not made because the whole world is happy and angels were not formed because there are no demons. Be of worth, have a flame.— C. JoyBell C.

    We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this. It’s time for us to let ourselves be loved.— C. JoyBell C.

    Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.— C. JoyBell C.

    If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier than other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.— Charles de Montesquieu

    Liberty itself has appeared intolerable to those nations who have not been accustomed to enjoy it.— Charles de Montesquieu

    The prejudices of superstition are superior to all others, and have the strongest influence on the human mind.— Charles de Montesquieu

    All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.— Federico Fellini, film director and writer (1920 – 1993)

    The gods of the valley are not the gods of the hills.— Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary War patriot, hero, and politician (1738 – 1789)

    I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse, and in a Republican Government a greater curse than any other.— James Madison, 4th U.S. President (1751 – 1836)

    We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.— Thomas Jefferson, 3rd U.S. President (1743 – 1846)

    Avoid occasions of expense…and avoid likewise the accumulation of debt not only by shunning occasions of expense but by vigorous exertions to discharge the debts, not throwing upon posterity the burden which we ourselves ought to bear.— George Washington, first U.S. President (1732 – 1799)

    Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives.— William Cobbett, English pamphleteer, farmer and journalist (1763 – 1835)

    Never esteem men on account of their riches or their station. Respect goodness, find it where you may.— William Cobbett

    Sit down to write what you have thought, and not to think about what you shall write.— William Cobbett

    Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.— George Orwell, 1984

    You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.— Indira Gandhi

    The power to question is the basis of all human progress.— Indira Gandhi

    The meaning of a poem is the outcome of a dialogue between the words on the page and the particular person who happens to be reading it. The interpretation can only be false if the reader does not know the contemporary meaning of the words.— W. H. Auden, Anglo-American poet (1907 – 1973)

    Writers, like teeth, are divided into incisors and grinders.— Walter Bagehot, British journalist (1826 – 1877)

    When a big tree falls, the earth shakes.— Rajiv Gandhi

    Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.— W.H. Auden

    Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.— W.H. Auden

    Guesswork is useless, logic is better, data is best.— Michael Fossel, author

    Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.— Jacques-Yves Cousteau, French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author (1910 – 1997)

    Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.— Rumi

    He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.— Thomas Paine

    When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.— Laozi, Daoist philosopher

    I was sixteen years old when the first World War broke out, and I lived at that time in Hungary. From reading the newspapers in Hungary, it would have appeared that, whatever Austria and Germany did was right and whatever England, France, Russia, or America did was wrong. A good case could be made out for this general thesis, in almost every single instance. It would have been difficult for me to prove, in any single instance, that the newspapers were wrong, but somehow, it seemed to me unlikely that the two nations located in the center of Europe should be invariably right, and that all the other nations should be invariably wrong. History, I reasoned, would hardly operate in such a peculiar fashion, and it didn’t take long until I began to hold views which were diametrically opposed to those held by the majority of my schoolmates. Even in times of war, you can see current events in their historical perspective, provided that your passion for the truth prevails over your bias in favor of your own nation.— Leo Szilard, Hungarian-American physicist and inventor (1898 – 1964)

    Divination or foretelling the future is one of the commonest forms of witchcraft; when this is done in the name of the deity of one of the established religions it is called prophecy; when, however, the divination is in the name of a pagan god it is mere witchcraft.— Dr.Margaret Alice Murray, Anglo-Indian Egyptologist, archaeologist, anthropologist, historian, and folklorist (1863 – 1963)

    …goddess with lovely hair. . .radiant. . .the beautiful goddess singing in a lovely voice. . .(in) a white shining robe, delicate and lovely, with a fine girdle of gold about her waist.— Homer (describing Circe), Odyssey

    Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.— Joseph Addison

    Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honor is a private station.— Joseph Addison

    Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pain to bring it to light.— George Washington

    You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.— Swami Vivekananda

    You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.— Swami Vivekananda

    We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.— Swami Vivekananda

    Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.— Swami Vivekananda

    Music fills the infinite between two souls.— Rabindranath Tagore

    Both the man of science and the man of action live always at the edge of mystery, surrounded by it.— J. Robert Oppenheimer, Theoretical Physicist (1904 – 1967)

    There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.— J. Robert Oppenheimer

    In general we are least aware of what our minds do best.— Marvin Lee Minsky

    There was a failure to recognize the deep problems in AI; for instance, those captured in Blocks World. The people building physical robots learned nothing.— Marvin Lee Minsky, American cognitive scientist in the field of artificial intelligence (1927 – 2016)

    I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don’t have as many people who believe it.— George Carlin

    Our main problem is a lack of understanding of what it means to be human and that we are not separate from nature.— Jacque Fresco

    Most churches make people feel guilty about natural human inclinations, making them feel dependent on the church for forgiveness. Religion focuses on unresolved human problems of insecurity, shame, fear, and wish fulfillment, and offers hope for a better life in the next world. Science offers people the tools of reason and knowledge to help build self-reliance and free people from mythology and simple wish fulfillment.— Jacque Fresco

    I was asked once, “You’re a smart man. Why aren’t you rich?” I replied, “You’re a rich man. Why aren’t you smart?— Jacque Fresco

    Democracy is a con game. It’s a word invented to placate people to make them accept a given institution. All institutions sing, ‘We are free.’ The minute you hear ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’, watch out… because in a truly free nation, no one has to tell you you’re free.— Jacque Fresco, American architect, founder of The Venus Project

    Jesus Christ knew he was God. So wake up and find out eventually who you really are. In our culture, of course, they’ll say you’re crazy and you’re blasphemous, and they’ll either put you in jail or in a nut house (which is pretty much the same thing). However if you wake up in India and tell your friends and relations, ‘My goodness, I’ve just discovered that I’m God,’ they’ll laugh and say, ‘Oh, congratulations, at last you found out.— Alan Watts

    A spiritually illumined soul lives in the world, yet is never contaminated by it.— Swami Bhaskarananda Saraswati, sannyasin and saint of Varanasi, India (1833 – 1899), The Essentials of Hinduism: A Comprehensive Overview of the World’s Oldest Religion

    As a caterpillar, having come to the end of one blade of grass, draws itself together and reaches out for the next, so the Self, having come to the end of one life and dispelled all ignorance, gathers in his faculties and reaches out from the old body to a new.— Anonymous

    A more common explanation for the feeling of being Old in Soul is tied up in Buddhist and Hindu ideas of reincarnation, or metempsychosis. Interestingly, this is most likely where the origin of the phrase “Old Soul” came from in the first place.— Aletheia Luna, author, Old Souls: The Sages and Mystics of Our World

    Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.— John W. Gardner, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson (1912 – 2002)

    Whoever I am, or whatever I am doing, some kind of excellence is within my reach.— John W. Gardner

    Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.— John W. Gardner

    Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.— Aristotle

    Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.— Booker T. Washington

    We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life.— Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc. (1955 – 2011)

    If you’re any good at all, you know you can be better.— Lindsay Buckingham, guitarist Fleetwood Mac

    To hate excellence is to hate the gods.— Mary Renault, English writer (1905 – 1983), The Persian Boy

    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.— Vince Lombardi, American football player, coach, and executive (1913 – 1970)

    Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.— William Makepeace Thackeray

    Badness you can get easily, in quantity; the road is smooth, and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it.— Hesiod

    The noblest search is the search for excellence.— Lyndon B. Johnson

    Excellence always sells.— Earnest Nightingale

    Mediocre men work at their best; men seeking excellence strive to do better.— Dr. Edwin Louis Cole, Author, pastor, founder of Christian Men’s Movement (1922 – 2002)

    By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.— Voltaire, French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher (1694 – 1778)

    If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him.— Voltaire

    Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.— Voltaire

    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.— Voltaire

    The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.— Voltaire

    The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.— Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 18th century composer, philosopher and writer (1712 -1778)

    Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    A feeble body weakens the mind.— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    There should be weeping at a man’s birth, not at his death.— Montesquieu

    A sound mind in a sound body, is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.— John Locke

    To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.— John Locke

    Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.— David Hume

    Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.— David Home, Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist (1711 – 1776)

    He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.— David Hume

    A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.— David Hume

    Truth springs from argument amongst friends.— David Hume

    Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.— David Hume

    The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster.— David Hume

    Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.— Aaron Hillel Swartz, American computer programmer, entrepreneur, writer, political organizer, and Internet hacktivist (1986 – 1913)

    Creativity comes from applying things you learn in other fields to the field you work in.— Aaron Swartz

    No, you can’t force other people to change. You can, however, change just about everything else. And usually, that’s enough.— Aaron Swartz

    Life is short … so why waste it doing something dumb?— Aaron Swartz

    Reality is painful — it’s so much easier to keep doing stuff you know you’re good at or else to pick something so hard there’s no point at which it’s obvious you’re failing — but it’s impossible to get better without confronting it.— Aaron Swartz

    Come, live in my heart and pay no rent.— Samuel Lover, songwriter, composer, novelist, and artist (1797 – 1868)

    Follow your heart and realize that your dream is your dream for a reason.— Dori Roberts, Founder and CEO Engineering for Kids

    The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved — loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.— Victor Hugo

    Sometimes I wonder if my life has all been an illusion, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned is that reality is only what you make it.— Dynamo, English magician

    We should not be simply fighting evil in the name of good, but struggling against the certainties of people who claim always to know where good and evil are to be found.— Tzvetan Todorov, philosopher

    If there be such a thing as truth, it must infallibly be struck out by the collision of mind with mind.— William Godwin, English journalist, political philosopher and novelist (1756 – 1836)

    God himself has no right to be a tyrant.— William Godwin

    There must be room for the imagination to exercise its powers; we must conceive and apprehend a thousand things which we do not actually witness.— William Godwin

    My thoughts will be taken up with the future or the past, with what is to come or what has been. Of the present there is necessarily no image.— William Godwin

    There can be no passion, and by consequence no love, where there is not imagination.— William Godwin

    No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.— Mary Wollstonecraft

    I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.— Mary Wollstonecraft, English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women’s rights (1759 – 1797)

    My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed – my dearest pleasure when free.— Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.— Mary Shelley

    If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.— Maria Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish writer (1768 – 1849)

    But dreams come through stone walls, light up dark rooms, or darken light ones, and their persons make their exits and their entrances as they please, and laugh at locksmiths.— Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels (1814 – 1873)

    Such is the inconsistency of real love, that it is always awake to suspicion, however unreasonable; always requiring new assurances from the object of its interest.— Ann Radcliffe, English author and pioneer of the Gothic novel (1764 – 1863), The Mysteries of Udolpho

    Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn’t the dream destroy reality?— George Augustus Moore, Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist (1852 – 1933)

    The difficulty in life is the choice.— George Moore

    Remorse: beholding heaven and feeling hell.— George Moore

    Art must be parochial in the beginning to be cosmopolitan in the end.— George Moore

    What the heart knows today the head will understand tomorrow.— James Stephens, Irish novelist and poet (1880 – 1950)

    Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.— James Stephens

    It’s impossible for a creative artist to be either a Puritan or a Fascist, because both are a negation of the creative urge. The only things a creative artist can be opposed to are ugliness and injustice.— Liam O’Flaherty, Irish novelist and short story writer (1896 – 1984)

    There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.— Robert Burns, Collected Poems of Robert Burns

    She’s been worshiped from the beginning of time under many names: Diana, Isis, Artemis, Aphrodite, but she was forgotten even in the witch trials. And it seems even the Church couldn’t think of an evil character to turn her in to, We symbolize the Goddess as the Moon but in one of her guises you can see her every time you take a penny out of your pocket. The Goddess was canonized by the church of St. Brigit. But, in Britain, her oldest name were Ann or Annis and Bride. From there it’s only a short step to Britannis or Britannia; the feminine force behind all Nature. Goddess of the Moon, the sacred Fire and also of the Sea.— Patricia Crowther, A Spell Of Witchcraft with Patricia & Arnold Crowther Episode 1: “The Old Religion” (1971)

    Not every little girl dreams of being a princess.— Jesse Jane McParland

    Wisdom, Wise, Wicca, Witch. A religion. A very ancient and real one. A way of life that no one need be ashamed of following. Those who do follow it regard everything connected with it as sacred and precious. The Wise Craft: A religion that extends from the darkness of Britain’s most ancient history to the darkness just outside your door. No need to be afraid of Witchcraft.— Patricia Crowther, A Spell Of Witchcraft with Patricia & Arnold Crowther Episode 1: “The Old Religion” (1971)

    All that can be said with truth of this Absolute and Supreme Reality is that IT IS. This must suffice.— Israel Regardie, Jewish occultist, writer, Chiropractic Dr. and Aleister Crowley’s personal secretary and transcriptionist (1907 – 1985), The Tree of Life: A Study in Magic

    According to the traditional philosophy of the Magicians, every man is a unique autonomous center of individual consciousness, energy and will – a soul, in a word. Like a star shining and existing by its own inward light it pursues its way in the star-spangled heavens, solitary, uninterfered with, except insofar as its heavenly course is gravitationally modified by the presence, near or far, of other stars. Since in the vast stellar spaces seldom are there conflicts between the celestial bodies, unless one happens to stray from its appointed course – a very rare occurrence – so when the realms of humankind there would be no chaos, little conflict and no mutual disturbance were each individual content to be grounded in the reality of his own high consciousness, aware of his ideal nature and his true purpose in life, and eager to pursue the road which he must follow.— Israel Regardie, The Tree of Life (1932)

    You gotta have a dream. If you don’t have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?— Oscar Hammerstein II

    Do you love me because I’m beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?— Oscar Hammerstein II

    Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process, the work of many decisions.— Oscar Hammerstein II

    If you have a dream, give it a chance to happen.— Richard DeVos, American businessman

    I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.— Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.— Deepak Chopra

    The most complicated skill is to be simple.— Dejan Stojanovic

    There is another alphabet, whispering from every leaf, singing from every river, shimmering from every sky.— Dejan Stojanovic

    The wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile.— Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

    Every giant leap for mankind resulting from a technological advance requires a commensurate step in the opposite direction – a counterweight to ground us in humanity.— Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe

    Minds of people need a good revolution and great quotations are good revolutionists!— Mehmet Murat ildan

    If you do goodness, do it in the name of goodness, not in the name of a religion! All goodnesses should be nameless!— Mehmet Murat ildan

    You do not exist to serve the illusion. The illusion exists to serve you.— Lauren Zimmerman, author, artist, mystic, life-after-death survivor and contactee

    Be careful–with quotations, you can damn anything.— André Malraux, French novelist, art theorist and Minister of Cultural Affairs (1901 – 1976)

    An art book is a museum without walls.— André Malraux, art theorist

    What I want to happen to religion in the future is this: I want it to be like bowling. It’s a hobby, something some people will enjoy, that has some virtues to it, that will have its own institutions and its traditions and its own television programming, and that families will enjoy together. It’s not something I want to ban or that should affect hiring and firing decisions, or that interferes with public policy. It will be perfectly harmless as long as we don’t elect our politicians on the basis of their bowling score, or go to war with people who play nine-pin instead of ten-pin, or use folklore about backspin to make decrees about how biology works.— Paul Zachary “PZ” Myers, American associate professor of biology

    It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.— Mark Twain

    Beware of the stories you read or tell; subtly, at night, beneath the waters of consciousness, they are altering your world.— Ben Okri, Nigerian poet and novelist

    Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts.— Salman Rushdie

    Our lives teach us who we are.— Salman Rushdie

    Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings.— Salman Rushdie

    When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.— Salman Rushdie

    A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.— Salman Rushdie, British Indian novelist and essayist

    Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.— Salman Rushdie

    Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one.— Salman Rushdie, Novelist

    Writing is one of the few professions in which you can psychoanalyze yourself, get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public, and get paid for it.— Octavia Estelle Butler, American science fiction writer (1947 – 2006)

    All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.— Toni Morrison, American novelist

    If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.— Toni Morrison, American novelist

    Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.— Zora Neale Hurston, American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist (1891 – 1960)

    Gods always behave like the people who make them.— Zora Neale Hurston, American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist (1891 – 1960)

    What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.— Alice Malsenior Walker, American novelist

    Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.— Alice Walker

    Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me.— Alice Walker, American novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist

    It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.— Mark Twain

    We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.— T.S. Elliot

    Conformity may give you a quiet life; it may even bring you to a University Chair. But all change in history, all advance, comes from the nonconformists. If there had been no trouble-makers, no dissenters, we should still be living in caves.— Alan John Percivale Taylor, English historian (1906 – 1990)

    It’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who has been swimming naked.— Warren Buffet

    It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.— Amelia Barr, British novelist (1831 – 1919)

    All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves.— Amelia Barr, British novelist (1831 – 1919)

    The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much.— Amelia Barr

    When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.— Donald James, British television writer, novelist and non-fiction writer (1931 – 2008)

    Mankind’s true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.— Milan Kundera, novelist, playwright, and poet

    Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.— Gene Fowler, American journalist, author and dramatist (1890 – 1960)

    What is honor compared to a woman’s love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms . . . or the memory of a brother’s smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    Fear cuts deeper than swords.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    The things we love destroy us every time, lad. Remember that.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    What is honor compared to a woman’s love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms . . . or the memory of a brother’s smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    Nothing burns like the cold.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    Laughter is poison to fear.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    Every flight begins with a fall.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    My brother has his sword, King Robert has his war-hammer and I have my mind…and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. That’s why I read so much Jon Snow.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    “What do we say to the Lord of Death?’

    ‘Not today.”— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    The man who fears losing has already lost.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    A true man does what he will, not what he must.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    Is it so far from madness to wisdom?— George R.R. Martin, (Daenerys Targaryen) A Game of Thrones

    Wisdom oft comes from the mouth of babes.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    A man who won’t listen can’t hear.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    They say night’s beauties fade at dawn, and the children of wine are oft disowned in the morning light.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    Summer is the time for squabbles. In winter, we must protect one another, keep each other warm, share our strengths.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    A man who sees nothing has no use for his eyes.— George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

    Curiosity is the lust of the mind.— Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, English philosopher (1588 – 1679)

    The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.— Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher, (1588 – 1679)

    Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.— Thomas Hobbs, English philosopher (1588 – 1679)

    Knowledge is power.— Thomas Hobbes (1588 – 1679)

    Now am I about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.— Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (1588 – 1679)

    I am going to the Great Perhaps.— François Rabelais, French Renaissance writer, physician, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar (1494 – 1553)

    Science without conscience is the death of the soul.— François Rabelais, French Renaissance writer, physician, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar (1494 – 1553)

    Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.— François Rabelais, French Renaissance writer, physician, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar (1494 – 1553)

    It is my feeling that Time ripens all things; with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.— François Rabelais (1494 – 1553)

    I have known many who could not when they would, for they had not done it when they could.— François Rabelais (1494 – 1553)

    Conscience is a dog that does not stop us from passing but that we cannot prevent from barking.— Nicolas Chamfort, French writer (1741 – 1794)

    There are more people who wish to be loved than there are who are willing to love.— Nicolas Chamfort, French writer (1741 – 1794)

    Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.— Nicolas Chamfort, French writer (1741 – 1794)

    Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.— William Wordsworth, English Romantic poet (1770 – 1850)

    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).— Mark Twain

    Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance.— Woodrow Wilson, 28th U.S. President (1856 – 1924)

    The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.— Margaret Atwood, Canadian poet

    Big Brother is watching you.— George Orwell, 1984

    All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.— George Orwell

    The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.— George Orwell

    Happiness can exist only in acceptance.— George Orwell

    So here are you, and here am I,
    Where we may thank our gods to be;
    Above the earth, beneath the sky,
    Naked souls alive and free.— George Orwell, writer (1903 – 1950), The Pagan

    Feare may force a man to cast beyond the moone.— John Heywood, English writer (1497 – 1580), Proverbes. Part i. Chap. iv.

    Lady Moon, Lady Moon, where are you roving?
    Over the sea.
    Lady Moon, Lady Moon, whom are you loving?
    All that love me!— Richard Monckton Milnes Houghton, English poet (1809 – 1885), A Child’s Song

    Nothing that is can pause or stay;
    The moon will wax, the moon will wane,
    The mist and cloud will turn to rain,
    The rain to mist and cloud again,
    To-morrow be to-day.— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (1807 – 1882), Kéramos, and other poems

    Youth comes but once in a lifetime.— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction for the life of man.— Charles Caleb Colton, English cleric, writer and collector (1780 – 1832)

    True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.— Charles Caleb Colton

    Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.— Charles Caleb Colton

    Don’t think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.— Malayan proverb

    The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.— Swedish proverb

    All roads do not lead to Rome.— Slovenian proverb

    All sins cast long shadows.— Irish proverb

    An excess of courtesy is a discourtesy.— Japanese proverb

    Avoid the evil, and it will avoid thee.— Gaelic proverb

    Be happy while you’re living, For you’re a long time dead.— Scottish proverb

    Below the navel there is neither religion nor truth.— Italian proverb

    Be on your guard against a silent dog and still water.— Latin proverb

    Be Prepared.— Boy Scout motto

    Beware of a man that does not talk and a dog that does not bark.— Portuguese proverb

    Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.— Benjamin Franklin

    Call on God, but row away from the rocks.— Indian proverb

    Charity sees the need, not the cause.— German proverb

    A deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple.— French proverb

    The church is near, but the way is icy, The tavern is far, but I will walk carefully.— Ukranian proverb

    Do not be in a hurry to tie what you cannot untie.— English proverb

    Do not put your spoon into the pot which does not boil for you.— Romanian proverb

    Do not speak of a rhinoceros if there is no tree nearby.— Zulu proverb

    Don’t open a shop unless you know how to smile.— Jewish proverb

    Don’t shake the tree when the pears fall off themselves.— Slovakian proverb

    Every road has two directions.— Russian proverb

    Everything goes to him who wants nothing.— French proverb

    Fear less, hope more,
    eat less, chew more,
    whine less, breathe more,
    talk less, say more,
    hate less, love more,
    and all good things will be yours.— Swedish proverb

    Goodness shouts. Evil whispers.— Balinese proverb

    A guest sees more in an hour than the host in a year.— Polish proverb

    A half-truth is a whole lie.— Jewish proverb

    A heart in love with beauty never grows old.— Turkish proverb

    He is rich who owes nothing.— French proverb

    If there is no wind, row.— Latin proverb

    If you can’t bite, don’t show your teeth.— Yiddish proverb

    If you forsake a certainty for an uncertainty, you will lose both the certainty and the uncertainty.— Sanskrit proverb

    If you speak the truth, keep a foot in the stirrup.— Turkish proverb

    If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself.— Spanish proverb

    Ignorance is bliss.— American proverb

    It is the great north wind that made the Vikings.— Scandinavian proverb

    June is too early and July is too late — for summer.— Siberian proverb

    A leaky house can fool the sun, but it can’t fool the rain.— Haitian proverb

    Long absent, soon forgotten.— Romanian proverb

    Love makes time pass; time makes love pass.— French proverb

    The loveliest of faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy.— Persian proverb

    Man has responsibility, not power.— Native American proverb (Tuscarora)

    A man who chases two rabbits catches none.— Romanian proverb

    Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians.— Chinese proverb

    Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry.— Spanish proverb

    Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys.— Jewish proverb

    All religions united with government are more or less inimical to liberty. All, separated from government, are compatible with liberty.— Henry Clay, statesman and orator (1777 – 1852)

    If all men by nature desire to know, then they desire most of all the greatest knowledge of science.— John Duns Scotus, philosopher-theologian (c. 1266 – 1308)

    There is no way of controlling what your experiencing because what your experiencing is you.— Alan Watts

    Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.— Willie Nelson

    To preserve permanent good health, the state of mind must be taken into consideration.— Robert Owen, Welsh social reformer, factory owner, inventor (1771 – 1858)

    Everything is better with prosecco.— Erynn Rowan Laurie, poet and writer

    Cheese—milk’s leaping toward immortality.— Clifton Paul “Kip” Fadiman, American intellectual, author, editor, radio and television personality, Any Number Can Play

    Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks.— Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living

    When the cock is drunk, he forgets about the hawk.— Ashanti proverb

    What the sober man has in his heart, the drunken man has on his lips.— Danish proverb

    It is only the first bottle that is expensive.— French proverb

    Brandy is lead in the morning, silver at noon, gold at night.— German proverb

    I liked the taste of beer, its live white lather, its brass-bright depths, the sudden world through the wet brown walls of the glass, the tilted rush to the lips and the slow swallowing down to the lapping belly, the salt on the tongue, the foam at the corners.— Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet and writer (1914 – 1953)

    That all-softening, overpowering knell, / The Tocsin of the Soul—the dinner-bell.— Byron, English poet (1788 – 1824), Don Juan

    Dinner is to a day what dessert is to dinner.— Michael Anthony Dorris, American novelist and scholar (1945 – 1997), The Quest for Pie

    Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.— Orson Welles, American actor, director, writer, and producer (1915 – 1985)

    A good artist should be isolated. If he isn’t isolated, something is wrong.— Orson Welles, American actor, director, writer, and producer (1915 – 1985)

    I don’t pray because I don’t want to bore God.— Orson Welles, American actor, director, writer, and producer (1915 – 1985)

    A full gut supports moral precepts.— Burmese proverb

    Spread the table and contention will cease.— English proverb

    I have known many meat eaters to be far more non-violent than vegetarians.— Mahatma Gandhi, Non-Violence in Peace and War

    Life, within doors, has few pleasanter prospects than a neatly arranged and well-provisioned break-fast-table.— Nathaniel Hawthorne, American novelist, Dark Romantic, and short story writer (1804 – 1864), The House of the Seven Gables

    One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.— Adeline Virginia Woolf, English writer (1882 – 1941), A Room of One’s Own

    I think careful cooking is love, don’t you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who’s close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give.— Julia Carolyn Child, American chef, author, and television personality (1912 – 2004)

    Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.— Mark Twain

    You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom. You can only be free if I am free.— Clarence Seward Darrow, American lawyer (1857 – 1938)

    I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.— Clarence Seward Darrow, American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union (1857 – 1938)

    The powerful have always preyed on the powerless, that’s how they became powerful in the first place.— Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Game of Thrones: “The Wars to Come” (Season 5 Episode 1) (2015)

    When you play the game of thrones you win or you die. There is no middle ground.— Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Game of Thrones: “You Win or You Die” (Season 1 Episode 7) (2011)

    When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east, then you shall return to me, my sun and stars.— Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Game of Thrones: “Fire and Blood” (Season1 Episode 10) (2011)

    First lesson: stick ’em with the pointy end.— Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Game of Thrones: “The Kingsroad” (Season 1 Episode 2) (2011)

    Knocking things down isn’t fixing them. It’s ruining them.— Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Game of Thrones: “Mockingbird” (Season 4 Episode 7) (2014)

    You have a good claim: a title, a birthright. But you have something more than that. You may cover it up and deny it, but you have a gentle heart. You would not only be respected and feared, you would be loved. Someone who can rule and should rule. Centuries come and go without a person like that coming into the world. There are times when I look at you, and I still can’t believe you’re real.— Jora Mormont (Iain Glen), Game of Thrones: “The Ghost of Harrenhal” (Season 2 Episode 5) (2012)

    Hate’s as good a thing as any to keep a person going. Better than most.— Sandor ‘The Hound’ Clegane (Rory McCann), Game of Thrones: “First of His Name” (Season 4 Episode 5) (2014)

    There is only one god and his name is Death, and there is only one thing we say to Death.. “Not today”.— Syrio Florel (Miltos Yerolemou), Game of Thrones: “A Golden Crown” (Season 1 Episode 6) (2011)

    It’s not fighting, it’s water dancing.— Arya Stark (Maise Williams), Game of Thrones: “First of His Name” (Season 4 Episode 5) (2014)

    It’s like stepping into a dream you’ve been dreaming for as long as you can remember and finding out that the dream is more real than your life.— Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Game of Thrones: “A Man Without Honor” (Season 2 Episode 7) (2012)

    Winter is coming.— Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark (Sean Bean), Game of Thrones: “Winter Is Coming” (Season 1 Episode 1) (2011)

    Hodar.— Hodar (Kristian Nairn), Game of Thrones: 22 Episodes (2011 – 2016)

    I didn’t know I was going to kill it. But I had to do something, I didn’t have any choice. It was going to kill Gilly and take the baby. If someone had asked me my name, right there, I wouldn’t have known. I wasn’t Samwell Tarly anymore. I wasn’t the steward of the Night’s Watch, or son of Randyll Tarly, or any of that. I was nothing at all. When your nothing at all there’s no more reason to be afraid.— Samwell Tarly (John Bradley), Game of Thrones: “The Watchers on the Wall” (Season 4 Episode 9) (2014)

    It’s better to be cruel than weak.— Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen), Game of Thrones: “A Man Without Honor” (Season 2 Episode 7) (2012)

    You know what I learnt losing that duel? I learnt that I’ll never win. Not that way. That’s their game, their rules. I’m not going to fight them: I’m going to fuck them. That’s what I know, that’s what I am, and only by admitting what we are can we get what we want.— Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish (Aiden Gillen), Game of Thrones: “You Win or You Die” (Season 1 Episode 7) (2011)

    Careful now. We don’t want to get blood all over your pretty white cloak.— Bronn (Jerome Flynn), Game of Thrones: “Garden of Bones” (Season 2 Episode 4) (2012)

    But what do we have left, once we abandon the lie? Chaos? A gaping pit waiting to swallow us all.— Lord Varys (Conrath Hill), Game of Thrones: “The Climb” (Season 3 Episode 6) (2013)

    Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some, are given a chance to climb. They refuse, they cling to the realm or the gods or love. Illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.— Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish (Aiden Gillen), Game of Thrones: “The Climb” (Season 3 Episode 6) (2013)

    You need trust to have a truce.— Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), Game of Thrones: “Kissed by Fire” (Season 3 Episode 5) (2013)

    All my life men like you have sneered at me. And all my life I’ve been knocking men like you into the dust.— Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), Game of Thrones: “The Prince of Winterfell” (Season 2 Episode 8) (2012)

    They say that if a man goes through life with his battle visor down, he can often be blind to enemies at his side.— Grand Maester Pycelle (Julian Glover), Game of Thrones: “Fire and Blood” (Season 1 Episode 10) (2011)

    A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinion of a sheep.— Tywinn Lannister (Charles Dance), Game of Thrones: “You Win or You Die” (Season 1 Episode 7) (2011)

    ..he not busy being born is busy dying.— Bob Dylan, It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

    I am the king! I will punish you!— Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson), Game of Thrones: “Mhysa” (Season 3 Episode 10) (2013)

    Our way is the old way?— Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright), Game of Thrones: “Winter Is Coming” (Season 1 Episode 1) (2011)

    Wise men do not make demands of kings.— Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley), Game of Thrones: “A Man Without Honor” (Season 2 Episode 7) (2012)

    Sometimes it is best to answer injustice with mercy.— Barristan Selmy (Ian McElhinney), Game of Thrones: “Oathkeeper” (Season 4 Episode 4) (2014)

    Whoever dies last, be a good lad and burn the rest of us. Once I’m done with this world, I don’t want to come back.— Eddison Tollett (Ben Crompton), Game of Thrones: “The Mountain and the Viper” (Season 4 Episode 8) (2014)

    You were a hero and a smuggler. A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad the good.— Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), Game of Thrones: “Garden of Bones” (Season 2 Episode 4) (2012)

    I think mothers and fathers made up the gods because they wanted their children to sleep through the night.— Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham), Game of Thrones: “Second Sons” (Season 3 Episode 8) (2013)

    We may be faced with an alarming number of weddings, soon. I won’t even know what to call you, ..”Sister”, or “Mother”.— Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), Game of Thrones: “First of His Name” (Season 4 Episode 5) (2014)

    All men should keep their word, kings most of all.— Robb Stark (Richard Madden), Game of Thrones: “The Rains of Castamere” (Season 3 Episode 9) (2013)

    I have a tender spot in my heart for cripples and bastards and broken things.— Tyrion Lannister ( Peter Dinkage), Game of Thrones: “Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things” (Season 1 Episode 4) (2011)

    We all must choose, man or woman, young or old, lord or peasant. Our choices are the same. We choose light or we choose darkness. We choose good or we choose evil. We choose the true god or the false.— Melisandre (Carice van Houten), Game of Thrones: “The Wars to Come” (Season 5 Episode 1) (2015)

    I don’t think Lord Varys likes fish pie.— Shae (Sibel Kekilli), Game of Thrones: “The Night Lands” (Season 2 Episode 2) (2012)

    You know nothing, Jon Snow.— Ygritte (Rose Leslie), Game of Thrones: “A Man Without Honor” (Season 2 Episode 7) (2012)

    You’re mine as I’m yours. If we die, we die. But first, we’ll live.— Ygritte (Rose Leslie), Game of Thrones: “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” (Season 3 Episode 7) (2013)

    You know you shouldn’t insult people that are bigger than you are.— Gendry (Joe Dempsie), Game of Thrones: “The Night Lands” (Season 2 Episode 2) (2012)

    Sink your metal deep, and make sure it holds before taking your next step. And if you fall, don’t scream. You don’t want that to be the last thing she remembers.— Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju), Game of Thrones: “The Climb” (Season 3 Episode 6) (2013)

    I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies— Pietro Aretino, Italian author, playwright, and poet (1492 – 1556)

    As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.— Josh Billings, pen name of American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw, (1818 – 1885)

    A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.— Josh Billings

    Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.— Josh Billings

    Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.— Josh Billings

    About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.— Josh Billings

    Taught from their infancy that beauty is woman’s sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.— Mary Wollstonecraft, English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women’s rights (1759 – 1797)

    There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.— Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, French novelist and memoirist (1804 – 1876)

    The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul.— Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, French novelist and memoirist (1804 – 1876)

    The trade of authorship is a violent, and indestructible obsession.— Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, French novelist and memoirist (1804 – 1876)

    For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.— Issac Newton

    Science is built with facts as a house is with stones, but a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.— Jules Henri Poincaré, French mathematician, theoretical physicist, engineer, and a philosopher of science (1854 – 1912)

    The Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the sun, in which they put a man called Christ in the place of the sun, and pay him the adoration originally payed to the sun.— Thomas Paine, English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary (1737 – 1809)

    Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.— Robert Green “Bob” Ingersoll, American lawyer, Civil War veteran, political leader, and orator of the United States during the Golden Age of Free Thought (1833 – 1899)

    Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.— Robert G. Ingersoll, American lawyer, (1833 – 1899)

    Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.— Robert G. Ingersoll, American lawyer (1833 – 1899)

    It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.— William Kingdon Clifford, English mathematician and philosopher (1845 – 1879)

    The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.— John Maynard Keynes

    Jazz attracted me because in it I found a formal perfection and instrumental precision that I admire in classical music, but which popular music doesn’t have.— Jean “Django” Reinhardt, Belgian-born French guitarist and composer of Romani ethnicity (1910 – 1953)

    Money often costs too much.— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too.— Steve Martin, American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician

    A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.— Yogi Berra, American professional baseball catcher, manager, and coach (1925 – 2015)

    Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.— Ayn Rand

    Fortune sides with him who dares.— Virgil

    It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.— Henry Ford, American industrialist (1863 – 1947)

    I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.— Thomas Jefferson, American Founding Father and principal author of the Declaration of Independence

    Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.— Mahatma Gandhi

    When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.— Voltaire, French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher (1694 – 1778)

    His money is twice tainted: taint yours and taint mine.— Mark Twain

    Where gold speaks every tongue is silent.— Italian proverb

    If you are poor, though you dwell in the busy marketplace, no one will inquire about you; if you are rich, though you dwell in the heart of the mountains, you will have distant relatives.— Chinese proverb

    Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.— W. Somerset Maugham, British novelist and playwright (1874 – 1965)

    A fool and her money are soon courted.— Helen Rowland, American journalist and humorist (1875 – 1950)

    All the perplexities, confusions, and distresses in America arise, not from defects in the Constitution or confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, as much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.— John Quincy Adams, American statesman and 6th President of the United States (1767 – 1848)

    Every circulating Federal Reserve Note represents in actuality a one dollar debt to the Federal Reserve system.— Money Facts, House Banking and Currency Committee

    History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.— James Madison, American statesman and 4th President of the United States (1751 – 1836)

    Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.— Woody Allen, American actor, comedian, filmmaker, and playwright

    I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by it’s system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the world… no longer a government of free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men.— Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States (1856 – 1924), after signing the Federal Reserve Act in 1913

    Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.— J.M. Barrie

    I do not torture animals, and I do not support the torture of animals, such as that which goes on at rodeos: cowardly men in big hats abusing simple beasts in a fruitless search for manhood.— George Carlin

    What you can do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is, what can you make people believe that you have done.— Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

    Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.— Mahatma Gandhi

    Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.— Mahatma Gandhi

    I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.— Mahatma Gandhi

    Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.— Mahatma Gandhi

    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.— Mahatma Gandhi

    I’ll stop being rude, when you stop being judgmental.— Anonymous

    If you don’t like being ignored, try being relevant.— Anonymous

    The way I see it, there’s two types of people: those who spend their lives trying to build a future and those who spend their lives trying to rebuild the past.— Max Payne

    Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you’re wasting your life.— Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson, American Major League Baseball player and Civil Rights Activist (1919 – 1972)

    Because of love, I have become the giver of light.— Rūmī

    A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.— Rita Mae Brown, American writer, activist, and feminist

    Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.— Neale Donald Walsch, American author

    One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.— Rita Mae Brown

    If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle.— Rita Mae Brown

    Simplicity of living means meeting life face to face. It means confronting life clearly, without unnecessary distractions. It means being direct and honest in relationships of all kinds. It means taking life as it is.— Duane Elgin

    Terrorism, War & Bankruptcy are caused by the privatization of money, issued as a debt and compounded by interest.— Napoléon Bonaparte, French Emperor (1769 – 1821)

    Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.— Napoléon Bonaparte

    Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.— Napoléon Bonaparte

    Where there is no imagination there is no horror.— Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

    When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier

    There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Boscombe Valley Mystery

    There are always some lunatics about. It would be a dull world without them.— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Red Headed League

    That head of yours should be for use as well as ornament.— Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

    Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Yellow Face

    We balance probabilities and choose the most likely. It is the scientific use of the imagination.— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles

    Work is the best antidote to sorrow.— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Return of Sherlock Holmes

    It is a capital mistake to theorize in advance of the facts.— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Second Stain

    It is a mistake to confound strangeness with mystery.— Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

    Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear

    When one tries to rise above Nature one is liable to fall below it.— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Creeping Man

    A change in perspective is worth 80 IQ points.— Alan Curtis Kay, American computer scientist

    Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born.— Alan Curtis Kay, American computer scientist

    Truth never dies, but it lives a wretched life.— Yiddish proverb

    Truth shines in the dark.— Welsh proverb

    Time and tide wait for no one.— Irish proverb

    Time will tell.— Jamaican proverb

    The times are changing, and we too are changing with them.— Roman proverb

    All the truth should not be told.— Scottish proverb

    Tell the truth and run.— Slavic proverb

    For a web begun, God sends thread.— French proverb

    Easier to bend the body then the will.— Chinese proverb

    Wine wears no mask.— Spanish proverb

    If you call for one wolf, you invite the pack.— Bulgarian proverb

    A child’s wisdom is also wisdom.— Yiddish proverb

    If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.— Margaret Fuller, American journalist, critic, and women’s rights advocate (1810 – 1850)

    Nature provides exceptions to every rule.— Margaret Fuller, American journalist, critic, and women’s rights advocate (1810 – 1850)

    The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.— Margaret Fuller, American journalist, critic, and women’s rights advocate (1810 – 1850)

    Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.— Margaret Fuller, American journalist, critic, and women’s rights advocate (1810 – 1850)

    Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.— Helen Keller, American author, political activist, and lecturer (1880 – 1968)

    Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.— E.E. Cummings, American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright (1894 – 1962)

    The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.— E.E. Cummings, American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright (1894 – 1962)

    If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.— Napoléon Bonaparte

    Speculation is perfectly all right, but if you stay there you’ve only founded a superstition. If you test it, you’ve started a science.— Hal Clement, science fiction author (1922 – 2003)

    I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.— Walter “Walt” Whitman, American poet, essayist and journalist (1819 – 1892)

    To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.— Wendell E. Berry, American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer

    I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief… For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.— Wendell E. Berry, American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer

    Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup.— Wendell E. Berry, American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer

    Ethics, decency, and morality are the real soldiers.— Kiran Bedi, police officer and social activist

    In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.— Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian (1466 – 1536)

    It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.— Muhammad Ali, American Olympic and professional boxer and activist (1942 – 2016)

    The man who has no imagination has no wings.— Muhammad Ali, American Olympic and professional boxer and activist (1942 – 2016)

    Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.— Muhammad Ali, American Olympic and professional boxer and activist (1942 – 2016)

    Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.— E. O. Wilson, American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author

    True character arises from a deeper well than religion.— E. O. Wilson, American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author

    Science is but a perversion of itself unless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment of humanity.— Nikola Tesla

    Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.— Oscar Wilde

    In the twenty-first century the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization.— Nikola Tesla

    Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance.— Nikola Tesla

    I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.— Nikola Tesla

    It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.— Nikola Tesla

    The distance between your dreams and reality is called action.— Unknown

    What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?— Jean Jacques Rousseau

    Liberty is always freedom from the government.— Ludwig von Mises, Austrian economist (1881 – 1973), Liberty and Property (1954)

    Freedom is indivisible. As soon as one starts to restrict it, one enters upon a decline on which it is difficult to stop.— Ludwig von Mises, Austrian economist (1881 – 1973), Human Action (1949)

    Whoever wants peace among nations must seek to limit the state and its influence most strictly.— Ludwig von Mises, Austrian economist (1881 – 1973)

    It’s hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning.— William Boyd “Bill” Watterson II, American cartoonist

    The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.— William Boyd “Bill” Watterson II, American cartoonist

    There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do.— William Boyd “Bill” Watterson II, American cartoonist

    I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each others dreams, we can play together all night.— William Boyd “Bill” Watterson II, American cartoonist

    Men rarely (if ever) managed to dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.— Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907 – 1988)

    Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants – but debt is the money of slaves.— Norm Franz, Money & Wealth in the New Millennium: A Prophetic Guide to the New World Economic Order

    I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, “Mother, what was war?”— Eve Merriam, American poet and writer (1916 – 1992)

    I am more concerned with the return of my money than the return on my money.— Mark Twain

    Words, when written, crystallize history; their very structure gives permanence to the unchangeable past.— Francis Bacon

    Talk is cheap. Show me the code.— Linus Benedict Torvalds, Finnish-American software engineer

    Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.— Michael Jordan, American basketball player

    I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.— Michael Jordan, American basketball player

    I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination.— John Keats

    Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?— John Keats

    What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.— John Keats

    You are always new. The last of your kisses was ever the sweetest; the last smile the brightest; the last movement the gracefullest.— John Keats

    There is one art of which man should be master, the art of reflection.— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    In any free society, the conflict between social conformity and individual liberty is permanent, unresolvable, and necessary.— Kathleen Thompson Norris, American novelist and newspaper columnist (1880 – 1966)

    A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.— Alan Watts, Alan Watts Teaches Meditation

    An ardent Jehovah’s Witness once tried to convince me that if there were a God of love, he would certainly provide mankind with a reliable and infallible textbook for the guidance of conduct. I replied that no considerate God would destroy the human mind by making it so rigid and unadaptable as to depend upon one book, the Bible, for all the answers. For the use of words, and thus of a book, is to point beyond themselves to a world of life and experience that is not mere words or even ideas. Just as money is not real, consumable wealth, books are not life. To idolize scriptures is like eating paper currency.— Alan Watts

    To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.— Alan Watts, The Essence of Alan Watts

    Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.— Issac Newton, English physicist, mathematician and scientist (1643 – 1727)

    Mediocrity is self-inflicted and genius is self-bestowed.— Walter Russell, American painter, sculptor, author, philosopher (1871 – 1963)

    What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give.— P.D. James, English crime writer (1920 – 2014)

    God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest.— P.D. James, English crime writer (1920 – 2014)

    Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.— Wendell E. Berry

    Eating is an agricultural act.— Wendell E. Berry, American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer

    Courage without conscience is a wild beast.— Robert G. Ingersoll, American Lawyer (1833 – 1899)

    A tiger doesn’t lose sleep over the opinion of sheep.— Ziad K. Abdelnour

    The shadows of twilight grow,
    And the tiger’s ancient fierceness
    In my veins begins to flow.— William Wetmore Story

    He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.— Chinese Proverb

    O tiger’s heart wrapped in a woman’s hide!— William Shakespeare

    Van Gogh would’ve sold more than one painting if he’d put tigers in them.— Bill Watterson

    It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious.— Henry David Thoreau

    When waking a tiger, use a long stick.— Mao Tse-Tung

    When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.— George Bernard Shaw

    Everyone needs a dog to adore him, and a tiger to bring him back to reality.— Unknown

    The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.— William Blake

    The tiger springs in the new year. Us he devours.— T.S. Eliot

    Do not blame God for having created the tiger, but thank him for not having given it wings.— Ethiopian proverb

    A man’s good name is as precious to him as its skin is to a tiger.— Japanese proverb

    There is no off switch on a tiger.— German proverb

    You know, tigers are very unpredictable.— Suraj Sharma

    I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.— Bertrand Russell

    I do not pretend to be able to prove that there is no God. I equally cannot prove that Satan is a fiction. The Christian god may exist; so may the gods of Olympus, or of ancient Egypt, or of Babylon. But no one of these hypotheses is more probable than any other: they lie outside the region of even probable knowledge, and therefore there is no reason to consider any of them.— Bertrand Russell, Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects

    The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.— Bertrand Russell

    The term ‘working mother’ is ridiculously redundant.— Donna Reed, American film, television actress and producer (1921 – 1986)

    The ultimate aim of all science to penetrate the unknown. Do you realize we know less about the earth we live on than about the stars and the galaxies of outer space? The greatest mystery is right here, right under our feet.— Walter Reisch, Austrian-born director and screenwriter (1903 – 1983)

    Poetry is like making a joke. If you get one word wrong at the end of a joke, you’ve lost the whole thing.— William Stanley Merwin, American poet

    I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.— Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, American composer, pianist, and bandleader (1899 – 1974)

    A painting of a rice cake does not satisfy hunger.— Zen proverb

    Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old: seek what they sought.— Basho

    I’ve told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation.— Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

    There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.— Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

    The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.— Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

    The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.— Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

    When you learn your lessons, the pain goes away.— Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, The Wheel of Life