What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.
To everybody's prejudice I know a thing or two; I can tell a woman's age in half a minute— and I do. Yet everybody says I'm such a disagreeable man ! And I can't think why
Do something that is totally unnecessary and spoil what you already have done.
If a man is as wise as a serpent, he can afford to be as harmless as a dove. –
“The violin doesn’t play for everybody”
Truth’s violinist is always beaten with his own bow.
My favourite little journey was white water rafting. Have ya been? If you haven’t been, just take an ice cold shower and hit yourself with a bag. It’s the same thing.
When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose: what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.
If a donkey kicks you and you kick back, you are both donkeys.
"The road to ruin is always kept in good repair." http://www.otd.com/~paul/Quote/proverb.html
When there is trouble, enemies are sometimes forced to get together to solve problems.
We are part of the earth and it is part of us. The perfumed flowers are our sisters; the deer, the horse, the great eagle, these are our brothers.
A child lacks wisdom, and some say that what is important is that the child does not die; what kills more surely than lack of wisdom?
We can see a thousand miracles around us every day.
What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken?”
S. Parkes Cadman
Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
One day the lion, the wolf and the fox went out hunting together. They caught a wild ass, a gazelle and a hare. The lion spoke to the wolf, “Mr. Wolf, you may divide the venison for us today.” The wolf said, “I would have thought it best, Sire, that you should have the ass and my friend the fox should take the hare; as for me, I shall be content to take only the gazelle.” On hearing this the lion was furious. He raised his mighty paw and struck the wolf on the head. The wolf’s skull was cracked, so he died. Whereupon the lion spoke to the fox, “Now you may try and divide our meal better. ” The fox spoke solemnly, “The ass will be your dinner, Sire, the gazelle will be your Majesty’s supper and the hare will be your breakfast for tomorrow morning.” Surprised, the lion asked him, “When did you learn so much wisdom?” Said the fox, “When I heard the wolf’s skill cracking.”
– Nubian (Sudan) Fable
― Therese Anne Fowler, Souvenir
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
“At first, I saw mountains as mountains and rivers as rivers. Then, I saw mountains were not mountains and rivers were not rivers. Finally, I see mountains again as mountains, and rivers again as rivers.”
Gold is the dust that blinds all eyes.
If you feel that you do not belong somewhere you should not go there. Also, if you are unable to do something, you should not do it.
“Like a parakeet, that says what he knows but doesn’t know what he says”
The toad likes water, but not when it’s boiling.
“When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.”
– D. H. Lawrence
“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”
A mouse that removes the palm-nut that turns out to be the bait of a trap, would already have known that the palm-nut does not ripen on the ground.
You are lifted. Out of whatever pit, unbound from whatever tie, released from whatever fear. You are lifted and you see it all from above.”
~ Fransesca Marciano, “Rules of the Wild”
In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled.
— Winston Churchill
Help me, so that I can help you, so that we can climb the mountain.