September 19, 2017

Lailah Gifty Akita: Live a...

Live a sacred life of love.
/Lailah Gifty Akita/

Charles G. Stater: Of winter's...

Of winter's lifeless world each tree<BR>Now seems a perfect part;<BR>Yet each one holds summer's secret<BR>Deep down within its heart.
/Charles G. Stater/

September 16, 2017

Hillary Rodham Clinton: We are,...

We are, all of us, exploring a world none of us understands...searching for a more immediate, ecstatic, and penetrating mode of living...for the integrity, the courage to be whole, living in relation to one another in the full poetry of existence. The struggle for an integrated life existing in an atmosphere of communal trust and respect is one with desperately important political and social consequences...Fear is always with us, but we just don`t have time for it.-Commencement Speech, Wellesley 1969
/Hillary Rodham Clinton/

Haruki Murakami: People die...

People die all the time. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if possible, sincerely. It`s too easy not to make the effort, then weep and wring your hands after the person dies.
/Haruki Murakami/

September 14, 2017

Robert Capa: The war...

The war correspondent has his stake - his life - in his own hands, and he can put it on this horse or that horse, or he can put it back in his pocket at the very last minute.
/Robert Capa/

Siobhan Fahey: I watched...

I watched my mother waste her life on housework and swore I'd never do that. Dave does the cooking.
/Siobhan Fahey/

September 13, 2017

Francis Scott Fitzgerald: He smiled...

He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced--or seemed to face--the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.
/Francis Scott Fitzgerald/

September 12, 2017

Jonathan Anthony Burkett: I`ve lived...

I`ve lived my life fighting to overcome but still yet the troubles I face, may never end in this endless race.
/Jonathan Anthony Burkett/

September 11, 2017

Billy Collins: It is...

It is time to float on the waters of the night. Time to wrap my arms around this book and press it to my chest, life preserver in a sea of unremarkable men and women, anonymous faces on the street, a hundred thousand unalphabetized things, a million forgotten hours.
/Billy Collins/

Pope John XXIII: ... just...

... just as food is necessary to the life of the body, so good reading is necessary to the life of the soul.
/Pope John XXIII/

September 10, 2017

A.W. Tozer: Let us...

Let us beware of tinkering with our inner life in hope ourselves to rend the veil. God must do everything for us. Our part is to yield and trust. We must confess, forsake, repudiate the self-life, and then reckon it crucified. But we must be careful to distinguish lazy `acceptance` from the real work of God. We must insist upon the work being done. We dare not rest content with a neat doctrine of self-crucifixion. That is to imitate Saul and spare the best of the sheep and the oxen.Insist that the work be done in very truth and it will be done. The cross is rough, and it is deadly, but it is effective. It does not keep its victim hanging there forever. There comes a moment when its work is finished and the suffering victim dies. After that is resurrection glory and power, and the pain is forgotten for joy that the veil is taken away and we have entered in actual spiritual experience the Presence of the living God.
/A.W. Tozer/

September 08, 2017

Gavin Pretor-Pinney: We pledge...

We pledge to fight `blue-sky thinking wherever we find it. Life would be dull if we had to look up at cloudless monotony day after day.
/Gavin Pretor-Pinney/

September 07, 2017

George Gordon Noel Byron: Like the...

Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life.
/George Gordon Noel Byron/

J. Robert Lennon: My sister...

My sister stood up, trembling, and I must admit that I expected her familiar sneer to have taken its usual place on her face. But all I could find there was unhappiness and fear. Fear of my reaction, perhaps. But when a person has lived a life like hers, a life of promiscuity, rootlessness, and substance abuse, resentment and fear tend to replace all reasonable and proper emotions, and the world becomes your enemy.
/J. Robert Lennon/

September 06, 2017

Matthew Arnold: This strange...

This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims.
/Matthew Arnold/