Category Archives: Quotes

Perspectives

“O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us / To see oursels as ithers see us!” ~Robert Burns -·- “Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” ~Henry David Thoreau, in Walden ©1854 Walden is in the public domain and may be downloaded or read …

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Hugs

“I was thinking the other day, ‘I wish I had sat and just hugged John all the time when we were together.’ (…) I’d just sit around and hug him forever. That’s the depth of my feeling for him.” ~Paul McCartney, 2020 If there’s someone in your life you want to hug, do it today. …

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Bring Home

“We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.” ~St. Francis of Assisi

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Happy?

“I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy.” ~Richard Bach Okay, but is that enough? Were we put on this earth just to have a few laughs and amuse ourselves? Is that all there is? What if happiness is just the …

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Move, Move Fast

“There is freedom in coming and going for no other reason than because you can. There is freedom in choosing to sit and be still when everything is always telling you to move, move fast.” ~-Elizabeth Acevedo, in The Poet X ©2018

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A Crayon Day

“It was a green summer day like what a child would draw, a crayon day with a few white cumulus children’s clouds, and the sun with yellow radiance lines sticking out.” ~Garrison Keillor, in Pontoon ©2007 I’ve read several of Keillor’s “Lake Wobegon” books, and Pontoon sticks out as my favorite. It can be very …

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Flood

“There aren’t enough moderators speaking enough languages, working enough hours, to stop the biblical flood of shit that Facebook unleashes on the world.” ~Adrienne LaFrance, in the Atlantic article Facebook Is a Doomsday Machine

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Be the Stillness

“Learn to be silent when everything else is an uproar. Be the stillness within the constant motion.” ~Nicole Addison

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Sagittarius

“I don’t believe in astrology; I’m a Sagittarius, and we’re skeptical.” ~Arthur C. Clarke

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One of the Special Cats

“One guy can ruin an instrument. Jimi Hendrix, bless his heart– how I wish he was still around– almost inadvertently ruined guitar. Because he was the only cat who could do it like that. Everybody else just screwed it up, and thought wailing away on the guitar is the answer. But it ain’t; you’ve got …

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So Much

“I don’t so much fear death as I do wasting life.” ~Oliver Sacks, quoted in Insomniac City by Bill Hayes, ©2017

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Good Begets Good

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