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.

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. We are faced now with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.

Martin Luther King Jr

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

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. It cannot lead; it can only serve.

Albert Einstein(1879-1955)

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

Rumi

Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience rather than understanding that influences behaviour.

Marshall McLuhan

The world we have made as a result of the level of thinking we have done thus far creates problems that we cannot solve at the same level at which we have created them… We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humankind is to survive.

Albert Einstein

You can never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Buckminster Fuller

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go out and do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Howard Thurman

People do not resist change; they resist being changed.

Gerald Nierenberg

Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here…
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.

David Wagoner

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The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.
Albert Einstein
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