Quotations

Words shape our reality, and a song or poem has that power in a potently condensed form. Likewise a pithy quotation can say it all – and lodge in the mind to drip-feed our own purpose and courage. Here are the quotations that  appear throughout this website – they will change from time to time as new ones find and inspire me.

When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won.

Mahatma Gandhi

Life is no brief candle to me; it is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

George Bernard Shaw

It is the loss of connection with the past, our uprootedness, which has given rise to the discontents of civilization and to such a flurry and haste, that we live more in the future and its chimerical promises of a golden age, than in the present.

C G Jung

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic and power in it. Begin it now.

J W Goethe

We don’t need to focus on the unanswered questions so much as the unquestioned answers.

Buckminster Fuller

Out beyond right and wrong there is a place.
I will meet you there.

Rumi

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.

James Baldwin

In these matters, the only certainty is that nothing is certain.

Pliny the Elder23 - 79 AD

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique … No artist is pleased. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching…

Martha Graham

Action rightly renounced brings freedom; Action rightly performed brings freedom: Both are better than mere shunning of action.

Baghavad-Gita

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain