“Sometimes in the morning, when it’s a good surf, I go out there, and I don’t feel like it’s a bad world.”Kary Mullis
Source: Never venture out of your depth till you can swim. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
“I want to be magic. I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile. I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree. Or under a hill. I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing. I don’t want to pretend at magic anymore. I want to be magic.”― Charles de Lint
Source: George Eliot “A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
I Came to buy a smile—today—But just a single smile—The smallest one upon your faceWill suit me just as well—The one that no one else would missIt shone so very small—I’m pleading at the “counter”—sir—Could you afford to sell—Emily Dickinson
Source: A man should avoid these six evils: lust, anger, avarice pleasure, pride, and rashness, for free of these he may be happy. (Sanskrit). | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
“Let’s just call things what they are. When a man’s love of finery clouds his moral judgement, that is vanity. When he lets a demanding palate make his moral choices, that is gluttony. When he ascribes the divine will to his own whims, that is pride. And when he gets angry at being reminded of animal suffering that his own daily choices might help avoid, that is moral cowardice.”― Matthew Scully.
Source: Our greediness so often troubles us, making us run after so many things at the same time, that while we too eagerly look after the least, we miss the greatest | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
There’s an unfamiliar grip on an unfamiliar handkerchiefAttending to the tears on cheeks I wouldn’t noticeWith you no matter how vicious the griefHer expression was damp and crookedGrabs onto my throat and won’t let goThe Last Shadow Puppets
Source: Where a blood relation sobs, an intimate friend should choke up, a distant acquaintance should sigh, a stranger should merely fumble sympathetically with his handkerchief. Mark Twain | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”― Audrey Hepburn
Source: A suppressed resolve will betray itself in the eyes. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington:…on a sailboat, surrounded by sea with no land in sight, without even the possibility of sighting land for days to come? To stand at the helm of your destiny. I want that, one more time
Source: “I began to understand that all of life is practice: writing, driving, hiking, brushing teeth, packing lunch boxes, making beds, cooking dinner, making love, walking dogs, even sleeping. We are always practicing. Only practicing.” —Dani Shapiro | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
“Crabbit Old Woman”What do you see, what do you see?Are you thinking, when you look at me-A crabbit old woman, not very wise,Uncertain of habit, with far-away eyes,Who dribbles her food and makes no replyWhen you say in a loud voice,I do wish you’d try.
Source: The follies of youth are food for repentance in old age. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
The Light of the Haremby Thomas MooreWho has not heard of the Vale of Cashmere,With its roses, the brightest that earth ever gave,Its temples and grottos, and fountains as clearAs the love-lighted eyes that hang over their wave?
Source: “Although humans and baboons may fight among themselves, dominate others, and keep harems, only humans have the ability to give pious excuses for what they do.” – Arnold M. Ludwig | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
“I am an expression of the divine, just like a peach is, just like a fish is. I have a right to be this way…I can’t apologize for that, nor can I change it, nor do I want to… We will never have to be other than who we are in order to be successful…We realize that we are as ourselves unlimited and our experiences valid. It is for the rest of the world to recognize this, if they choose.”― Alice Walker, The Color Purple
Source: Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
“There are many things in your life that you cannot understand. But be patient, for when the Hand of God is upon a thing, it may grind very slowly, but it will form the finest thing possible, if you dare wait until the end of it.”
Source: Proverbs 19.2 . Enthusiasm without knowledge is not good. If you act too quickly, you might make a mistake. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
it’s warm beer and cold hands; it’s leaning back into cigarettes and noise; it’s the vague concentration of the fourth drink; it is the alcoholic headache of the sun; it’s someone whose name you can’t remember; it’s the red esky suddenly full of a tidal water. And when I can’t drink any more, it’s ………..David McCooey.http://www.australianpoetrycentre.org.au/?p=460
Source: The uneasy seat in the ale- house is best. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
I put his right hand on the rail and take his stick. He clings to me. The stick is in his left hand, probing the treads. I guide his arm and tell him the steps.And slowly we go down. And slowly we go down.Edwin Morgan
Source: Love, Smoke, and a Cough are hard to hide. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.” ― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
Source: Beauty And vanity Vanish like vapour on A hot day; winter wrinkles wink And grin © irina dimitric 2013 | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
Your dignity is inside you. Nobody takes something from you that you don’t give them
Source: The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
Their attitude teaches the wiseThat in this world one must fearMovement and commotion;Man, enraptured by a passing shadow,Forever bears the punishmentOf having tried to change his place.
Source: You don’t need anything but hope. The kind of hope that flies on silent wings under a shining owl moon. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
For my part, I believe that the vain, glorious and the violent will not inherit the earth…. In pursuance of that faith my friends and I take the hands of the dying in our hands. And some of us travel to the Pentagon, and others live in the Bowery and serve there, and others speak unpopularly and plainly of the fate of the unborn and of convicted criminals. It is all one.(Daniel Berrigan)
Source: Stumbling round like a bowery bum -Hackett Steve (Taking The Easy Way Out) | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY
He then whispered to the mother where to go to find a souvenir of her missing daughter, and, when she went, weeping, to the search, she found this bulb, burst into flower, a strange odourless beautiful blossom, decked with fairy gold, and without a soul for what is the scent but the soul of a flower a fit emblem of a denizen of fairyland.
Source: “Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been. ” ― Jimmy Buffett | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY