Tag Archives: Quotes

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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Marveling at the Lottery Logic

“I am told by longtime New Yorkers that the subway used to be awful– garbage-strewn, graffiti-covered, suffocating in the summer, dangerous at night all year round. And of course I know plenty of people who despise taking it today, even though the cars are remarkably safe, clean, and cool. I suggest they ride with me. …

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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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Here, There, and Everywhere

“I thought that coming home would solve all my problems, and I would be happy. But I came home, and I wasn’t. I came home and I realized that it doesn’t really matter if I’m here or I’m there. I’m just the same person.” ~Michael Alig (source) —•— “No matter where you go, there you …

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Notions

“Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.” ~Mary Browne (There have been a lot of people named Mary Browne, and I can’t say definitively which Mary Browne I’m quoting. The source I got it from credited Mary Browne the tennis player, which seems somewhat unlikely to me. )

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