Why must I not perform miracles to draw people closer to the Lotus Feet of the Lord?” I asked my Master. And he answered: — “To those that believe, no miracle is necessary. To those that believe not, no miracle is sufficient.

” ― Dada J.P. Vaswani

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“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
― Vincent van Gogh

In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence

– Robert Lynd

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“Que diga amor? Love? Hate? Speak to me of things the world has yet to truly understand, of the instant meaning of each bird’s call, of a child’s secret thoughts in her mother’s womb, of the measured rhythmical time of every man and woman’s breath, of the true colors of the inside of the moon, of the larger miracles in small things, the deeper mysteries.”

― Edwidge Danticat, The Farming of Bones

Women and elephants never forget.”

― Dorothy Parker

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“An elephant looks large, and it is large, but you have no real idea of how large until you are on its back ten feet above ground and can feel the power of it moving beneath you.”

Wayne Hepburn, Himandus.net webmaster,

http://www.himandus.net/elefunteria/library/words/quotes.html

“Falling silent should be cultivated, the way the woods fall silent in the snow. Messages you can’t send any other way can be heard.

Phyllis Theroux, The Journal Keeper: A Memoir

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“It was probably my mother’s screaming that frightened the cat. It’s just a guess. No one knows for sure why a cat fell from a ten-storey building onto my head.”

― J.E. Fison, Tiger Terror

The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

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“The birds are relatively silent. The woods, they’re like a jungle, just thick foliage, just incredibly hot, humid, buggy and snakes everywhere. Everything about it is just as bad as could be.”

-Tim Gallagher