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.

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

The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.

George Eliot

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

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

In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?

Gabrielle Roth

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

Albert Einstein(1879-1955)

You must give birth to your images, they are the future waiting to be born. Fear not the strangeness you feel, the future must enter you long before it happens. Just wait for the birth, for the hour of new clarity.

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

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

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

Baghavad-Gita

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