Let nothing deter you from your happiness – see your path clearly

z mammaliadeerante21jardrich_0273

“Art is limitation; the essence of every picture is the frame. If you draw a giraffe, you must draw him with a long neck. If in your bold creative way you hold yourself free to draw a giraffe with a short neck, you will really find that you are not free to draw a giraffe.”

― G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

“If a bachelor decides to cook and at the same time goes to climb the palm tree, if he does not fall from the palmtree, his food on the fire (stove) will get burnt.”

http://poemsofsoul.homestead.com/african.html

z navaholegends00mattrich_0072

“It seemed as he had been falling for years. Fly, a voice whispered in the darkness, but Bran did not know how to fly, so all he could do was fall.”

― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Life, said Samuel Butler, is like giving a concert on the violin while learning to play the instrument—that, friends, is real wisdom.

― Saul Bellow

z oldviolins00hawe_0078

“I inherited a painting and a violin which turned out to be a Rembrandt and a Stradivarius. Unfortunately, Rembrandt made lousy violins and Stradivarius was a terrible painter.

 Tommy Cooper

A young fool would grow up to be an old fool,if care is not taken.

– Shodi Media

z pearlsofpacificb00barriala_0074

“I don’t know many rules to live by, But here’s one. It’s simple. Don’t put anything unnecessary into yourself. No poisons or chemicals, no fumes or smoke or alcohol, no sharp objects, no inessential needles–drug or tattoo–and…no inessential penises either. When an essential one comes along, you’ll know”

Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Love is enough. Love does conquer all. Love really does always protect, trust, hope, persevere.

― Willow Aster, True Love Story

z pussyblackfaceor00saunuoft_0171

“The only way that we can protect each other is if we are together. If we face things together. If we trust each other.”

― Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls

The knower of the mystery of sound knows the mystery of the whole universe.

– Hazrat Inayat Khan

z richardwagnerenc00gran_0093

 

“Everyday courage has few witnesses. But yours is no less noble because no drum beats for you and no crowds shout your name.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson

Many have fallen with the bottle in their hand. Lakota

z rubiytofpers00herfrich_0061

“I was lying there trying to control the fear. I did not know much about this uremic poisoning. A woman I’d known slightly in Texas had died of it after drinking a bottle of beer ever hour, night and day, for two weeks.”

― William S. Burroughs, Junky

Music is the vernacular of the human soul.

Geoffrey Latham

z storyoflauliidau00williala_0260

“People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands – literally thousands – of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss.” ― Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

http://www.musicloversgroup.com/music-quotes-sayings-and-proverbs/

Wild ducks and tomorrow both come without calling.

[Russian]

http://oaks.nvg.org/ducks.html

Z taleoftomkitten00pottrich_0050

“Thanksgiving dinner’s sad and thankless. Christmas dinner’s dark and blue. When you stop and try to see it From the turkey’s point of view.

Sunday dinner isn’t sunny. Easter feasts are just bad luck. When you see it from the viewpoint of a chicken or a duck. Oh how I once loved tuna salad Pork and lobsters, lamb chops too Till I stopped and looked at dinner From the dinner’s point of view.”

― Shel Silverstein

You speak of my drinking, yet you don’t know my thirst”

― Scottish

z taleoftomkitten00pottrich_0084

“Our children don’t have to have drinking problems. They don’t have to go through divorce or live defeated lives. You can be the one to stir them up, shake them up, and tell them there is a champion inside of them just waiting to come out. Tell them God has a plan for their lives, and they are destined to do greater things than we ever thought of doing…. You can decide to be the role model and reverse your whole generational pattern from a bad one to a good one.”
― Tim Storey, Comeback & Beyond: How to Turn Your Setbacks Into Comebacks

You must judge a man by the work of his hands.

 

z threelittlekitte00unclrich_0023

“It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that, whatever you say to them, they always purr: “If they would only purr for ‘yes,’ and mew for ‘no,; or any rule of that sort,” she had said, “so that one could keep up a conversation! But how can you talk with a person if they always say the same thing?”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

The swan, like the soul of the poet, By the dull world is ill understood.

Heinrich Heine

Z violinlady00campiala_0093

There is nothing wrong with ducks, I assure them, or with swans. But ducks are ducks and swans are swans. Sometimes to make the point I have to move to other animal metaphors. I like to use mice. What if you were raised by the mice people? But what if you’re, say, a swan. Swans and mice hate each other’s food for the most part. They each think the other smells funny. They are not interested in spending time together, and if they did, one would be constantly harassing the other.

But what if you, being a swan, had to pretend you were a mouse? What if you had to pretend to be gray and furry and tiny? What you had no long snaky tail to carry in the air on tail-carrying day? What if wherever you went you tried to walk like a mouse, but you waddled instead? What if you tried to talk like a mouse, but insteade out came a honk every time? Wouldn’t you be the most miserable creature in the world?

Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

“Mystery keeps man alive; it opens his ears, his eyes, and his mind! Find a mystery and try to solve it!”

 

 ― Mehmet Murat ildan

ZZ waterbabiesking_0145

CHARLES KINGSLEY.

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world!

Joel Arthur Barker

http://www.brainstorming.co.uk/quotes/creativequotations.html

It is easier to make a camel jump a ditch than to make a fool listen to reason. Kurdish

http://creativeproverbs.com/cgi-bin/sql_search3cp.cgi?boolean=and&field=all&frank=all&keyword=camel

Z zigzagjourneysin00zwem_0153 CAMEL

“Well I come from a land,
from a far away place, where the caravan camels roam.
They will cut of your ear if they don’t like your face,
it’s babaric, but hey,
it’s home.”

― Walt Disney Company

The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life.

1 a festivalofsongse01saun_0379

“Pippin glanced in some wonder at the face now close beside his own, for the sound of that laugh had been gay and merry. Yet in the wizard’s face he saw at first only lines of care and sorrow; though as he looked more intently he perceived that under all there was a great joy: a fountain of mirth enough to set a kingdom laughing, were it to gush forth.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

The best way to eat the elephant standing in your path is to cut it up into little pieces.

African

http://creativeproverbs.com/cgi-bin/sql_search3cp.cgi?boolean=and&field=all&frank=all&keyword=elephant

1 a engravingsoflion00landuoft_0113

The human heart is never satisfied, just like the snake that wants to swallow an elephant.
Chinese

 

 

Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 – 1950), Letters

1 a edwardbuttoneyeh00austiala_0022

“Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It’s just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.”
― Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

This shall be home, where danger was my cradle, and all we have learned will guard us!

― Brian W. Aldiss, The Long Afternoon of Earth

1 A colonialcarolsfo00terh_0042

In my age, as in my youth, night brings me many a deep remorse. I realize that from the cradle up I have been like the rest of the race–never quite sane in the night.
– Mark Twain’s Autobiography