Quotes September 14, 2021

And above all, remember that the meaning of life is to build a life as if it were a work of art.
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel,
Jewish theologian, philosopher
Now is the time to do what you know you must and have feared to begin.
Marge Piercy,
writer, activist
We are free to change the world and start something new in it.
Hannah Arendt,
political theorist, writer
If I see an ending, I can work backward.
Arthur Miller,
playwright, essayist
Exchange the words ‘have to’ with ‘get to.’ Exchange the word ‘can’t’ with ‘unwilling.’
The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people.
Jamie Lee Curtis,
actor, writer
One must think with the body and the soul or not think at all.
Hannah Arendt,
political theorist, writer
There is no absolute scale of size in nature, and the small may be as important, or more so than the great.
Shall I refuse my dinner because I do not fully understand the process of digestion?
Oliver Heaviside,
mathematician, physicist
“The table is a meeting place, a gathering ground, the source of sustenance and nourishment, festivity, safety, and satisfaction. A person cooking is a person giving: Even the simplest food is a gift.”
Laurie Colwin
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Viktor Frankl – 1905-1997 – Psychiatrist and Author
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
Alexander Graham Bell – 1847-1922 – Inventor-Scientist-Teacher
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.”
Mark Twain
One life on this earth is all that we get, whether it is enough or not enough, and the obvious conclusion would seem to be that at the very least we are fools if we do not live it as fully and bravely and beautifully as we can.
Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.
Frederick Buechner,
writer, poet, preacher, theologian