Quotes October 31, 2016

“There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch.”
Robert Brault

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.
Pablo Picasso

Being a hero is about the shortest lived profession on earth.
Will Rogers (1879-1935) American humorist and actor.

Happiness, knowledge, not in another place but this place, not for
another hour but this hour…
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

One always speaks badly when one has nothing to say.
writer, philosopher and historian

“A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Intimacy is being seen and known as the person you truly are.
Amy Bloom

“Alexandra drew her shawl closer about her and stood leaning against the frame of the mill, looking at the stars which glittered so keenly through the frosty autumn air. She always loved to watch them, to think of their vastness and distance, and of their ordered march. It fortified her to reflect upon the great operations of nature, and when she thought of the law that lay behind them, she felt a sense of personal security.”
Willa Cather, O Pioneers!

A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.
English proverb

Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards.
Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Swiss political philosopher and essayist.