When you meet a man who is broken, pick him up and carry him. When you meet a woman who’s broken, put her all into your arms. Cause we don’t know where we come from … we don’t know where we are. ”
― Laurie Anderson
Monkey mus’ know
weh ‘im gwine put ‘im tail,
before ‘im order trousiz.
One must know
one’s self before doing what
others are doing.
Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.”
Sent by Benedict Zeman, Exeter, United Kingdom
A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.
Frances Ward Weller
“Do not seek the truth, only cease to cherish your opinions.”
[Harry Jackson from Joe Neble, a Negro itinerant, Aug. 1965].
They asked a bullfrog, They asked a bullfrog, “Why do you croak all the time?” He replied, “I’m enchanted with my voice.”
― Kaitlin Bevis, Persephone
“Slowly, desolately, the fist of what we’d done unclenched the clawed palm of what we’d become.”
― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram
“This first glance of a soul which does not yet know itself is like dawn in the heavens; it is the awakening of something radiant and unknown.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
“It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgement.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero
“While spirituality provides an efficient and endless fuel for your mind and body, you must burn that fuel with human action towards your goals, dreams, and desires.”
― Steve Maraboli
Ursula K. Le Guin
“Rose, I’m an addict with no work ethic who is likely going to go insane. I’m not like you. I’m not a super-hero."
"Not yet," I said.”
Richelle Mead, Last Sacrifice
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.”
Thomas Chandler Haliburton