“There is a joy in the pursuit of anything.”
Robert Henri, The Art Spirit
“It does seem that it is often in those years between 8 and 13 that a tiny spark is lit by a teacher telling you or showing you something, and that if you’re lucky, that spark keeps alight and gradually becomes the glowing fire of your lifelong passion and career.”
Ysenda Maxtone Graham, Mr. Tibbits’s Catholic School
“The serious problems in life, however, are never fully solved. If ever they should appear to be so it is a sure sign that something has been lost. The meaning and purpose of a problem seem to lie not in its solution but in our working at it incessantly. This alone preserves us from stultification and petrification.”
Carl Jung, The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche
“I know all about the despair of overcoming chronic temptation. It is not serious, provided self-offended petulance, annoyance at breaking records, impatience, etc., don’t get the upper hand. No amount of falls will really undo us if we keep picking ourselves up each time…The only fatal thing is to lose one’s temper and give up.”
C.S. Lewis, Letters, January 20, 1942
Real dialogue is where two or more people become willing to suspend their certainty in each other’s presence.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.