Archive for April, 2011

April 30th

April 30, 2011

"People wish to be settled. Only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

April 29th

April 29, 2011

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? Vincent Van Gogh

April 28th

April 28, 2011

"O Public Road... You express me better than I can express myself, You shall be more to me than my poem."- Walt Whitman

April 27th

April 27, 2011

“We lift ourselves by our thought. We climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always everywhere.” - Orison Swett Marden

April 26th

April 26, 2011

“It is better to spend one day contemplating the birth and death of all things than a hundred years never contemplating beginnings and endings.”- Buddha

April 25th

April 25, 2011

"One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, "Is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem." - Alexander Jodorowsky

April 24th

April 24, 2011

"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it." - Andree Gide

April 23rd

April 23, 2011

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

April 22nd

April 22, 2011

Not thinking of good, not thinking of evil - tell me, what was your original face before your mother and father were born?....Zen Koan.

April 21st

April 21, 2011

"The less I seek my source from some definitive, the closer I am to fine" - Indigo Girls

April 20th

April 20, 2011

"Play is the beginning of knowledge" - George Dorsey

April 19th

April 19, 2011

"No matter what anyone says to you, don't let 'em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change…it's a good one, even if it does resist learning." "- Atticus in Harper Lee's To kill a Mocking Bird

April 18th

April 18, 2011

"Empathy with someone else's pain or lack and a desire to help need to be balanced with a deeper realization of the eternal nature of all life and the illusion of all pain. Then let your peace flow into whatever you do, and you will be working on the levels of effect and cause simultaneously." Eckhart Tolle

April 17th

April 17, 2011

“You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain; -I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care. -As the peach-blossom flows down stream -and is gone into the unknown, -I have a world apart that is not among men.”--Li Po

April 16th

April 16, 2011

“Believe nothing. No matter where you read it, or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” Buddha

April 15th

April 15, 2011

"The Tao gives birth to One. One gives birth to Two. Two gives birth to Three. Three gives birth to all things." - Lao Tzu

April 10th

April 10, 2011

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple." - Dr Seuss.

April 9th

April 9, 2011

Imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in, an interesting hole I find myself in, fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!' This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it's still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything's going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise. I think this may be something we need to be on the watch out for.' Speech at Digital Biota 2, Cambridge, UK, (1998) As quoted in Richard Dawkins' Eulogy for Douglas Adams

April 8th

April 8, 2011

Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable, let's prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all." - Douglas Adamas

April 7th (alternative)

April 7, 2011

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for. Georgia O'Keeffe

April 7th

April 7, 2011

"Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy." - Frank Sinatra

April 6th

April 6, 2011

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." - Albert Schweitzer

April 5th

April 5, 2011

" “When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?” “What’s for breakfast? said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?” “I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said." - A.A. Milne.

April 4th

April 4, 2011

"Awake, thou wintry earth, Fling off thy sadness! Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth, Your ancient gladness!" -Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"

April 3rd

April 3, 2011

"It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures." -Vincent Van Gogh

April 2nd

April 2, 2011

"All things in this world are impermanent. They have the nature to rise and pass away. To be in harmony with this truth brings true happiness." - Buddhist chant

April 1st

April 1, 2011

"Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be." - Eckhart Tolle

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