Quotes April 19, 2021

While thought exists, words are alive and literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living.
Cyril Connolly
Everybody has a heart that can be touched by something.
Naoki Higashida
Understanding and loving are inseparable. If they are separate, it is a cerebral process and the door to essential understanding remains closed.
Erich Fromm
We all flow from one fountain — Soul. All are expressions of one love.
John Muir
A choir is made up of many voices, including yours and mine. If .one by one all go silent then all that will be left are the soloists. Don’t let a loud few determine the nature of the sound. It makes for poor harmony and diminishes the song.
Vera Nazarian
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Aldous Huxley
O body swayed to music, O brightening glance, how can we know the dancer from the dance?
William Butler Yeats
Sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare.
Mike McIntyre
I came into poetry feeling as though, on some level, these words were not just mine but my grandparents’, their parents’.
Joy Harjo
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
James Clear
Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.
Jorge Luis Borges
Interaction with self, with other human beings, and with Nature, all should lead to harmony and peace. That is the purpose of life.
Anand Damani
The first and most important choice a leader makes is the choice to serve, without which one’s capacity to lead is severely limited.
Robert Greenleaf
Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.
Nelson Mandela
What is this moment teaching me about myself and others, and how is it contributing to my ability to love?
Lee Perlman
A market exchange has an equilibrium or stasis: you pay to balance the scale. But when you give a gift there is momentum, and the weight shifts from body to body.
Lewis Hyde
The true life of the bowl began the moment it was dropped.
Ancient Kintsugi quote
I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion–and where it isn’t, that’s where my work lies.
Ram Dass