Tag Archives: Quotes

Special Occasions

“Growing up, my mother taught me that lipstick should be reserved only for special occasions. Now, I wear it all the time. I am my own special occasion.”  ~Blythe Baird, from If My Body Could Speak I do the same thing. When I was growing up, my parents had a bottle of wine they were …

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Do Not Blame; Instead

“At all times, do not lose courage in your inner awareness; uplift yourself, while assuming a humble position in your outer demeanor. Follow the example of the life and complete liberation of previous accomplished masters (siddha). Do not blame your past karma; instead, be someone who purely and flawlessly practices the dharma. Do not blame …

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Obey

“Historically, the most terrible things– war, genocide, and slavery– have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.” ~Howard Zinn

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Dragon

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An Aside

“Astronomers know what stars are, but astrologers know what stars are for.” I don’t really believe that, but it’s a fun thing to say just to judge people’s reactions.  I bet it’d get quite a rise out of Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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Timing

“The world already moves by so fast. Don’t accelerate this even more by rushing yourself. Rushing your day. Rushing the process. Take it easy, remain peaceful, and enjoy the beauty that this world has to offer in its own timing.”  ~Nicole Addison • “I’ve always liked it slow.”  ~Leonard Cohen

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Awake

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Around You

“Acquire a peaceful spirit, and around you thousands will be saved.”  ~Saint Seraphim of Sarov

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Instead Of

“Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.”  ~Hermann Hesse Well, that’s not exactly a picker-upper, is it?

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We need

    “We need magic and bliss, and power, myth, and celebration and religion in our lives, and music is a good way to encapsulate a lot of it.” ~Jerry Garcia    

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“I ain’t nothing but tired;  man, I’m just tired and bored with myself.”  ~Bruce Springsteen, Dancing in the Dark

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So be careful!

“In truth, happiness is suffering in disguise but in such a subtle form that you don’t see it. If you cling to happiness, it’s the same as clinging to suffering, but you don’t realize it. When you hold on to happiness, it is impossible to throw away the inherent suffering. They’re inseparable like that. Thus …

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