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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.
Kabir
 
 
 
 
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.
Rumi
 
 
 
 
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.
Aristotle

Quotes May 02, 2022

Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.
Elizabeth Elliot – 1926-2015 – Author
 
 
 
 
Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.
Jack Canfield – Author
 
 
 
 
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt – 1882-1945 – Former President of the United States
 
 
 
 
Refuse failure. No matter how difficult the obstacles, find a way around them.
JJ Goldwag -Author
 
 
 
 
“We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.”
Stephen Hawking
 
 
 
 
“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.”
Theodore Roosevelt
 
 
 
 
“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”
Duke Ellington
 
 
 
 
“If I can create a minimum of my plans and desires, there shall be no regrets.”
Bessie Coleman
 
 
 
 
“We live in a perpetually burning building, and what we must save from it, all the time, is love.”
Tennessee Williams

Quotes April 26, 2022

Success only comes to those who dare to attempt.
Mallika Tripathi – Poet-Writer
 
 
 
 
The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.
Zig Ziglar – 1926-2012 – Author-Salesman-Motivational Speaker
 
 
 
 
Please think about your legacy, because you you’re writing in every day.
Gary Vaynerchuk – Entrepreneur-Author-Speaker-Internet Personality
 
 
 
 
“It isn’t where you came from; it’s where you’re going that counts.”
Ella Fitzgerald
 
 
 
 
If you believe in what you’re saying, if you believe in what you’re doing, you’ll be more effective, more passionate, and more authentic in everything you do.
Seth Goldman – Businessman
 
 
 
 
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
Kahlil Gibran
1883-1931 – Writer-Poet-Artist
 
 
 
 
He chose wrong. I had no idea he was such a d*. I just knew his house designs were not appealing.
“Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.”
Frank Lloyd Wright
 
 
 
 
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.”
John Keats
 
 
 
 
“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”
Carl Sandburg
 
 
 
 
“Be brave and clear. Follow your heart and don’t be overly influenced by outside factors. Be true to yourself.”
Shirley Temple
 
 
 
 
Be driven, be focused, but enjoy every moment, because it only happens once.
I’m deciding to be my own individual self. And it looks nothing like what anyone else is doing.
Alicia Keys,
singer-songwriter, musician
 
 
 
 
People say to do research; my research is reading and talking and listening to people.
Rolando Hinojosa-Smith,
writer, educator
1929-2022
 
 
 
 
“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.”
Charles Darwin
 
 
 
 
“In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.”
Lucille Ball
 
 
 
 
“You never teach a subject; you always teach a child.”
Dorothy Height
 
 
 
 
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.”
Mark Twain
 
 
 
 
“Passion is what makes life interesting.”
Pat Tillman

Quotes April 16, 2022

To be hopeful means to be uncertain about the future, to be tender toward possibilities, to be dedicated to change all the way down to the bottom of your heart.
Rebecca Solnit – Writer
 
 
 
 
It is by worrying about adversity that people survive; complacency brings catastrophe.
Amitav Ghosh,
writer
 
 
 
 
I changed the face of comedy. I used to be funny.
Gilbert Gottfried,
comedian, actor
1955-2022
 
 
 
 
The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they’re going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
Elizabeth Taylor,
actor, activist
 
 
 
 
A spinning coin, still balanced on its rim, may fall in either direction.
You know, one of the tragedies of real life is that there is no background music.
Annie Proulx,
writer, journalist
 
 
 
 
A word to the wise is not sufficient if it doesn’t make any sense.
James Thurber,
writer, humorist, cartoonist, screenwriter
 
 
 
 
Never limit yourself because of others limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.
Mae Jemison – Engineer-Physician-Astronaut

Quotes April 11, 2022

Happy Monday—celebrate companionship in your life, in all its wonderful forms.
Warmly,
The Good Trade Team
 
 
 
 
I have found that Centering, like clay,…bears the future within it.
M.C. Richards
 
 
 
 
All over the world, young men and young women will always dream dreams.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
 
 
 
 
Living simply is not about living in poverty or self-inflicted deprivation. It’s about living an examined life where one has determined what is truly important and enough… and then just let go of all the rest.
Duane Elgin
 
 
 
 
For us there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.
T.S. Eliot
 
 
 
 
A poem is where the flint of soul
strikes the stone of trauma
and makes a spark.
Chelan Harkin
 
 
 
 
Anxiety is the verb, the vibe, the texture, the pH of our age.
Ellen Vora, MD
 
 
 
 
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
Marcel Proust – 1871-1922 – Novelist-Critic-Essayist
 
 
 
 
“Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.”
Lao Tzu
 
 
 
 
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
Kurt Vonnegut
 
 
 
 
The truth is somewhere in the middle of funny and serious.
Steve Coogan,
actor, comedian, producer, screenwriter
 
 
 
 
The shortest distance between two points may be a straight line, but it’s in the curving paths that the best things are found.
We need to do things without expecting benefits in return.
Lygia Fagundes Telles,
writer, lawyer
1923-2022

Quotes March 28, 2022

A decline in tool use would seem to betoken a shift in our relationship to our own stuff: more passive and more dependent.
Matthew Crawford
 
 
 
 
Only in quietness do we possess our own minds and discover the resources of the Inner Life.
Helen Keller
 
 
 
 
Within us is the soul of the whole, the wise silence, the universal beauty, the eternal One.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
I raise up my voice– not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.
Malala Yousafzai
 
 
 
 
The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers.
Martin Luther King Jr.
 
 
 
 
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
Buddha
 
 
 
 
We need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers.
Bayard Rustin
 
 
 
 
“If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people.”
Virginia Woolf
 
 
 
 
I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.
Harriet Tubman,
abolitionist, political activist, Underground Railroad conductor
 
 
 
 
And the rose remembers The dust from which it came.
Edna St. Vincent Millay,
poet, social activist, first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry
March is Women’s History Month

Quotes February 26, 2022

“It is absolutely imperative that every human being’s freedom and human rights are respected, all over the world.”
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir
 
 
 
 
“Glam (style) really did plant seeds for a new identity. I think a lot of kids needed that sense of reinvention. Kids learned that however crazy you may think it is, there is a place for what you want to do and who you want to be.”
David Bowie
 
 
 
 
“In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.”
Erik Erikson
 
 
 
 
“We are all instinctively struggling to reach our potential—and some of us completely remake ourselves numerous times in order to do so.”
Toby Neal
 
 
 
 
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Napoleon Hill – 1883-1970 -Author
 
 
 
 
Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
Ella Fitzgerald – 1929-1995 – Singer
 
 
 
 
What gives you so much joy, that you will do it just for the sake of doing it?
Your desires are the seed of all your achievements. They are there to remind you what you are capable of.
Georgie Howson
 
 
 
 
Dig in: You’ll never reach bottom.
Rita Dove,
poet, writer, Pulitzer Prize winner, US poet laureate
February is Black History Month
 
 
 
 
People mistake their limitations for high standards.
Acceptance of prevailing standards often means we have no standards of our own.
Jean Toomer,
poet, writer
February is Black History Month