You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?
Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.
If the light is in your heart, you will find your way home.
There’s a field somewhere beyond all doubt and wrongdoing. I’ll meet you there.
Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.
Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
Anyone who genuinely and consistently with both hands looks for something will find it.
Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.
Wayne Shorter (August 25, 1933 – March 2, 2023) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Shorter came to prominence in the late 1950s as a member of, and eventually primary composer for, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. In the 1960s, he joined Miles Davis’s Second Great Quintet, and then co-founded the jazz fusion band Weather Report. He recorded more than 20 albums as a bandleader.
Many Shorter compositions have become jazz standards, and his music has earned worldwide recognition, critical praise, and commendation. Shorter won 12 Grammy Awards. He was acclaimed for his mastery of the soprano saxophone since switching his focus from the tenor in the late 1960s and beginning an extended reign in 1970 as DownBeat’s annual poll-winner on that instrument, winning the critics’ poll for 10 consecutive years and the readers’ for 18. The New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff described Shorter in 2008 as “probably jazz’s greatest living small-group composer and a contender for greatest living improviser”. In 2017, he was awarded the Polar Music Prize.
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
John D. Rockefeller – 1839-1937 – Business Magnate-Philanthropist
Remember a future / from another dream / and hold on.
There is / no reasoning with need.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.
Izaak Walton – 1593-1683 – Author-Writer
The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy by yourself and for yourself.
Ellen DeGeneres – Comedian-Television Host-Actress-Writer-Producer
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
Everybody’s sayin’ music is love.
Really what matters is what you do with whatever time you have.
singer, songwriter, guitarist
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Charles Darwin – 1809-1882 – Naturalist-Geologist-Biologist
Aim for the sky, but move slowly, enjoying every step along the way. It is all those little steps that make the journey complete.
Chanda Kochhar – Former CEO of ICICI Bank
“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”
“Failure is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign that you are alive and growing.”
“The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.”
Cecil B. DeMille
Life is often more complex than the stories we like to tell about it.
Be curious, not judgmental.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Herman Melville – 1819-1891 – American Novelist
Gratitude and attitude are not challenges, they are choices.
Robert Braathe – Speaker-Educator-Mentor
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington – 1856-1915 – Educator-Reformer
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson – 1743-1826 – Former President of the United States
“Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”
Madam CJ Walker