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Quotes February 16 – 18, 2023

How proud when I see all the young women who are making and reporting the news. If I did anything to help make that happen, that is my legacy. From the bottom of my heart, to all of you with whom I have worked and who have watched and been by my side, I can say: ‘Thank you.’
Barbara Walters,
broadcast journalist, television personality
Get me a room at Hotel Eternity / Where Time likes to stop now and then.
Charles Simic,
poet, Pulitzer Prize winner, MacArthur Foundation genius award recipient, poet laureate of the US
I’ve never stuck around long enough to know if anyone would miss me. That’s rock ‘n’ roll, though. Here today, gone tomorrow.
Jeff Beck,
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
Charles M. Schulz,
Avoid letting temper block progress — keep cool.
Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.
William Feather,
writer, publisher
“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”
Thomas Jefferson
“A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.”
Albert Camus
As you think you vibrate. As you vibrate you attract.
Abraham Hicks – American Inspirational Speaker-Author
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”
Muhammad Ali
The powers-that-be tried to limit me. We worked hard to get beyond the limits.
That period of dreams and civil rights taught all of us in entertainment how to find our stepping stones. It taught us how to pull others up.
Diahann Carroll,
actor, singer, activist
February is Black History Month
We all have stand-down moments that require us to stand up, in the center of ourselves, and know who we are.
Oprah Winfrey – Actress-Entrepreneur-Talk Show Host-Media Executive-Philanthropist
Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.
Roy T. Bennett – 1939-2014 – Author
Your worth is not a negotiation.

Quotes January 24, 2023

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.
Claudia Rankine,
poet, writer
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.”
Marcel Proust
Everybody’s sayin’ music is love.
Really what matters is what you do with whatever time you have.
David Crosby,
singer, songwriter, guitarist

Quotes December 10, 2022

Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.
Harold S. Kushner – American Rabbi-Author
There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.
Ralph H. Blum – Author
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”
Martin Luther
“Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.”
Ralph Bunche
“Forever is composed of nows.”
Emily Dickinson
Nature shows us the way of the cycles and impermanence of all things and awakens the heart.
Michele Kambolis
Tenderness personalizes everything to which it relates, making it possible to give it a voice, to give it the space and the time to come into existence, and to be expressed. It is thanks to tenderness that the teapot starts to talk.
Olga Tokarczuk
If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
It’s a calming thing, to learn there’s a word for something you’ve felt all your life but didn’t know was shared by anyone else.
John Koenig

Quotes November 29, 2022

Discipline is the ability to make yourself do something you don’t want to do, in order to get a result you really want to get.
Andy Andrews – Author
I write because I am trying to get closer and closer to the marrow of it, whatever the It might be. I write to try and find order in chaos. And sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I do
Danusha Lameris
“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.”
“All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.”
George Harrison, from “It’s All Too Much”
We are dependent on each other. Therefore, replenishing the soil, replenishing society and being part of one continuum — that’s the new story.
Satish Kumar
What gives me hope is that life unfailingly responds to the advances of love.
Nipun Mehta
Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.
Chinua Achebe
The gifts a place gives to people are abundant.
Trebbe Johnson
Thank you for the wind and rain
and sun and pleasant weather,
thank you for this our food
and that we are together.
Mennonite blessing

Quotes October 11, 2022

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always our self we find in the sea.
e.e. cummings
Breathing involves a continual oscillation between exhaling and inhaling, offering ourselves to the world at one moment and drawing the world into ourselves at the next.
David Abram
As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
Khalil Gibran
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie
When you’re happy, relaxed, and free of stress, the body can accomplish amazing, even miraculous, feats of self-repair.
Lissa Rankin, MD
We lie in the lap of an immense intelligence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What if we all could reach our potential and make our contribution to the world? That would create more abundance, solve humanity’s problems faster, and make the world better for everyone.
Guy Bieber

Personal experience is the lightning of the soul; it transforms the heart in ways that leave the brain behind.
Susan Cheever,

Quotes September 03, 2022

The biggest thing holding you back is you. Start there.
Hunter Post – Strategy Coach-Leadership Consultant
My perspective will create my perception.
Neale Donald Walsch – Author
“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”
“May your future be limited only by your dreams.”
Christa McAuliffe
All the world’s a stage we’re going through.
Lorrie Moore,
It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.
George Eliot,
writer, poet
A neurosis is a secret you don’t know you’re keeping.
Kenneth Tynan,
theater critic, writer
If we don’t show anyone, we’re free to write anything.
Allen Ginsberg
Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Leroy “Satchel” Paige,
professional baseball player, pitcher


Quotes August 14, 2022

“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters.”
Amit Ray
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
Auguste Rodin – 1840-1917 – Sculptor
Remember when life’s path is steep to keep your mind even.
Horace – 65 BC-8 BC – Poet
It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience.
Roger Ascham – 1515-1568 – English Scholar-Writer
I believe that all forms of creativity are related.
Issey Miyake
“Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.”
Lauren Bacall
“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”
Julia Child
“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
Søren Kierkegaard

Quotes July 19, 2022

Fathoming deep time is arguably geology’s single greatest contribution to humanity.
Marcia Bjornerud
People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.
Terry Pratchett
Perhaps if people talked less, animals would talk more.
E.B. White
The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.
Ida B. Wells
“Even if life stops, love goes on.”
Bishop Steven Charleston
Such a marvel, the tenacity of the buds to surge with life every spring, to greet the lengthening days and warming weather with exuberance, no matter what hardships were brought by winter.
Suzanne Simard
Slow Food unites the pleasure of food with responsibility, sustainability and harmony with nature.
Carlo Petrini
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
Victor Hugo
And this is what I learned, that the world’s otherness is antidote to confusion – that standing within this otherness – the beauty and the mystery of the world, out in the fields or deep inside books – can re-dignify the worst-stung heart.
Mary Oliver

Quotes June 12, 2022

Does not everything depend on our interpretation of the silence around us?
Lawrence Durrell
To every child–I dream of a world where you can laugh, dance, sing, learn, live in peace and be happy.
Malala Yousafzai
All things are possible through the openness of our mind, the gentleness of our spirit, and the act of understanding and embracing.
Lily Yeh
The river that flows in you also flows in me.
Surrendering reminds me that my way is always inferior to the way of life.
Anna-Zoe Herr
To realize that prophecy in the people is like fruit in the tree is to know the unity of life.
Kahlil Gibran
I may not be in total control of what happens in my life, but I certainly am in charge of how I choose to perceive my experience.
Jill Bolte Taylor
Sing to me in the silence of your heart and I will rise up to hear your triumphant song.
A garden is a way that the land says, “I love you.”…Gardens are simultaneously a material and a spiritual undertaking.
Robin Wall Kimmerer

Quotes May 30, 2022

“As I came down from the mountain, I recalled how, not many years ago, it was access to information and movement that seemed our greatest luxury; nowadays it’s often freedom from information, the chance to sit still, that feels like the ultimate prize. Stillness is not just an indulgence for those with enough resources—it’s a necessity for anyone who wishes to gather less visible resources.”
Pico Iyer in The Art of Stillness
Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.
Mary Lou Retton – Retired American Gymnast
Uncommon thinkers reuse what common thinkers refuse.
JRD Tata
Sadly, there are more wild horses in holding pens than in the wild.
Willie Nelson
We are going to the moon that is not very far. Man has so much farther to go within himself.
Anais Nin
High alert is the nature of the moment, and rightly so, but I do not intend to lose the reality that as a culture we are entering deeply mythic ground.
Martin Shaw
This rare and precious gift of human life has been bestowed upon us so that we may return to our true Home.
Dada Vaswani
The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost
This quiet dust was gentlemen and ladies
and lads and girls.
Was laughter and ability and sighing,
And frocks and curls.
Emily Dickinson
Love is the cause of unity in all things.