Quotes


“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ~Confucius

“What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.” — Walt Whitman

“Let your courage mount with difficulties. There would be no will if there were no resistance.” N. Sri Ram

“Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?” – from the Abhosen series.

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?” – Frank Scully

“We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.” ~Carl Gustav Jung

“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically – to say ‘no’ to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside. The enemy of the ‘best’ is often the ‘good.’” ~Stephen Cove

“If you look around and think the world is missing something, it is probably the gift you were supposed to be bringing.” — Julie Cuccia Watts

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Kahlil Gibran

“That is part of the beauty of literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if I can let them be…when I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner”. I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” ~Carl Rogers

“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.” ~Norton Juster

“Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true.” ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850

“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.” ~Robert Fripp

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. ” ~Wayne Dye

“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.”- Laozi (Lao Tzu, Lao Tse, Lao Tsu)

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” -C. S. Lewis

“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” — Bob Harris

“Remember that your gods are alive
that they are not captured in stories any more
than you are captured as the girl who won the spelling bee…” -Grace

Remember: Magic spells take many forms, from spoken word to candle burning, to mixing oils, to something as simple as posting an image on the wall. Your energy, focus and intent are what transform simple actions, words and gestures into magic spells.”  —  Judika Illes, Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells

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