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~Truth is the perfect circle. Its center is everywhere; its circumference stretches into infinite space. The land on which we stand is sacred; no matter where we stand.--Lama Surya Dass

~It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary. --Paul Coelho

~To return to our senses is to renew our bond with wider life, to feel the soil beneath the pavement, to sense — even when indoors — the moon's gaze upon the roof. --David Abram

~The more one knows, the more one comprehends, the more one realizes that everything turns in a circle. --Goethe

~Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

~Words are symbols which turn matter into spirit. --Elbert Hubbard

~A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. --Lao-Tze

~The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. --Albert Einstein

~Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. --Chief Seattle

~The power of myth and art is this magical ability to open doors, to make connections -- not only between us and the natural world, but between us and the rest of humanity. Myths show us what we have in common with every other human being, no matter what culture we come from, no matter what century we live in. . . . and at the same time, mythic stories and art celebrate our essential differences.--Alan Lee

~Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real. --Tupac Shakur

~The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it. --Elizabeth Drew

~Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility." --Wordsworth

~The things one who is prudent will not show: the bottom of their purse,the bottom of their knowledge, and the bottom of their heart. --celtic proverb

~Awn ni o ma i le uchel, Draw i ffridd yr adar ffraeth; Rhown ein dwylo ar hen delyn, Efo clustiau llym rhwng y trum a'r traeth; Wnawn ni ddisgwyl, Disgwyl am y swn. ***We will go from here to a high place, Over to the field of the glad birds; We will place our hands on an old harp, With sharp ears between the ridge and the beach; We will await, Await the sound. --Bob Delyn a'r Ebillion

~He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence. --Blake

~The fox condemns the trap, not himself. --Blake

~Beauty is truth, truth beauty. --Keats

~O joy! that in our embers is something that doth live, that nature yet remembers what was so fugitive! --Wordsworth

~"patience is the slow demise of time as you watch all your passion and potential flow down
the drainage of life" --me

~"Be responsive, not reactive" --Buddhist proverb

~"There's a part of every liging thing that wants to become itself, the tadpole into the frog, the chrysalis into the butterfly, a damaged human being into a whole one. That is spirituality." --Ellen Bass

~"It seems to me that before we set out on a journey to find reality, to find God, before we can act, before we can have any relationship with another . . . it is essential that we begin to understand ourselves first." --Krishnamurti

~"Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand." --Spinoza

~"Each thought, each action in the sunlight of awareness, becomes sacred." --Thich Nhat Hanh

~"Through our senses the world appears. Through our reactions we create delusions. Without reactions the world becomes clear." --Buddha

~"Always remember that it is your birthright and natural state to be wise and noble, loving and generous, to esteemyourself and others, to be creative and constantly renewing yourself, to be engaged in the world in awe and in depth, to have courage and to reply on yourself, to be joyouse and effortlessly accomplished, to be strong and effective, to enjoy peace of mind and to be present in the unfolding myster of your life." --from "The Wisdom of the Enneagram"

~"We do not have to improve ourselves; we just have to let go of what blocks our heart." --Jack Kornfield

~"And if not now, when???" --The Talmud

~"If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?" --Rumi

~"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that's waiting for us." --Joseph Campbell

~"If a tree can grow in the middle of the concrete, so can a druid!" --LadyVi

~"Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thought nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away." --Shoshone saying

~"You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round. In the old days when we were a strong and happy people, all our power came to us from the sacred hoop of the nation, and so long as the hoop was unbroken, the people flourished. The flowering tree was the living center of the hoop, and the circle of the four quarters nourished it. The east gave peace and light, the south gave warmth, the west gave rain, and the north with its cold and mighty wind gave strength and endurance.

This knowledge came to us from the outer world with our religion. Everything the Power of the World does is done in a circle. The sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours. The sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle. The moon does the same, and both are round. Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves. Our teepees were round like the nests of birds, and these were always set in a circle, the nation's hoop, a nest of many nests, where the Great Spirit meant for us to hatch our children." --Black Elk - Oglala Sioux

~"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain." --Maya Angelou

~"If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers." --Maya Angelou

~"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." --Maya Angelou

~"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well." --Diane Ackerman

~"I know how men in exile feed on dreams." --Aeschylus

~"In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend." --Aeschylus

~"Memory is the mother of all wisdom." --Aeschylus

~"Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades." --Thomas B. Aldrich

~"I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style." --Louis Aragon

~"Of all possible sexual perversions, religion is the only one to have ever been scientifically systematized." --Louis Aragon

~"In larger things we are convivial; what causes trouble is the trivial." --Richard Armour

~"This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims." --Matthew Arnold

~"A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects." --W.H.Auden

~"A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language." --W.H.Auden

~"A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep." --W.H.Auden

~"A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us." --W.H.Auden

~"Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead." --W.H.Auden

~"It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to know in what direction to point that organ." --W.H.Auden

~"Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return." --W.H.Auden

~"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought." --Matsuo Basho

~"A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle." --Charles Baudelaire

~"We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose." --Charles Baudelaire

~"Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting." --Elizabeth Bibesco

~"Seeing through is rarely seeing into." --Elizabeth Bibesco

~"To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god." --Jorge Luis Borges

~"What is seen at a distance looks beautiful . . but up close you see all the details, the apparent flaws. . it is only until you allow yourself to go within the seen that true beauty emerges, for such is the essence of connection." --myself

~"When first we met we did not guess That Love would prove so hard a master." --Robert Bridges
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