Sunday, February 24, 2008

To write spiritually

"To write spiritually is to engage in a search for authentic language. You’ll find your truth by writing your way to it."

-- Patrice Vecchione

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Everyone stumbles

Everyone stumbles over the truth from time to time, but most people pick themselves up and hurry off as though nothing ever happened.

~Sir Winston Churchill

To attain knowledge

To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.

~Lao Tzu

When guilt

When guilt rears its ugly head confront it, discuss it and let it go. The past is over. … Forgive yourself and move on.

~Bernie S. Siegel

Follow effective action

Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

~James Levin

Just because

Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.

~Dale Dauten

An avoidance

An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self-being; if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.

~Karl Jaspers

The gesture

The gesture is the thing truly expressive of the individual – as we think so will we act.

~Martha Graham

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

You can

You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.

~Robert Collier

If opportunity

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.

~Milton Berle

When one door

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

~Alexander Graham Bell

To really ask

To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.

~Anne Rice

In nature

In nature a repulsive caterpillar turns into a lovely butterfly. But with humans it is the other way around: a lovely butterfly turns into a repulsive caterpillar.

~Anton Chekhov


Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.

~John Barrymore

I like flaws

I like flaws and feel more comfortable around people who have them. I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.

~Augusten Burroughs

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

We old folks

We old folks have to find our cushions and pillows in our tankards. Strong beer is the milk of the old.

~Martin Luther

No soldier

No soldier can fight unless he is properly fed on beef and beer.

~John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough

He was

He was a wise man who invented beer.


This is grain

This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption… Beer!

~Friar Tuck

Give me a woman

Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.

~Kaiser Welhelm

I would give

I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety.

~Shakespeare, Henry V

Oh, lager beer!

Oh, lager beer! It makes good cheer, And proves the poor man’s worth; It cools the body through and through, and regulates the health.


Alright brain

Alright brain, I don’t like you and you don’t like me, so just get me through this exam so I can go back to killing you slowly with beer.

~Homer Simpson

Monday, February 18, 2008

Our true identity

Our true identity is to love without fear and insecurity. Our higher potential finds us when we set our course in that direction. The power of love and compassion transforms insecurity.

~Doc Childre

You'll discover

You'll discover that real love is millions of miles past falling in love with anyone or anything. When you make that one effort to feel compassion instead of blame or self-blame, the heart opens again and continues opening.

~Sara Paddison,

Love is

Love is the best medicine, and there is more than enough to go around once you open your heart.

~Julie Marie

Harmonizing heart

Harmonizing heart and brain through love is what can establish a complete intelligence, a complete self, where a child can look at life and realize there are no dead ends, there are always possibilities. The greatest gift a parent can give a child during all the ups and downs of life is love.

~Doc Childre

As you continue

As you continue to send out love, the energy returns to you in a regenerating spiral... As love accumulates, it keeps your system in balance and harmony. Love is the tool, and more love is the end product.

~Sara Paddison

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The best form

The best form in which to worship God is every form.

~Neem Karoli Baba

To be free

To be free is to be able to stand up and leave everything behind - without looking back. To say "Yes!"

~Dag Hammarskjold

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Build upon strengths, and weaknesses will gradually take care of themselves.

~Joyce C. Lock

A man is not

A man is not what he wishes himself to be, a man is what his actions prove him to be.

~Jean Paul Sartre

Life is hard

Life is hard, after all it kills you.

~Katherine Hepburn

It is only when

It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on Earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had.

~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Love is

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

~ H L Mencken

A kiss

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature
To stop speech when words become superfluous.

~ Ingrid Bergman

Love doesn't

Love doesn't make the world go round,
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

~ Elizabeth Browning

You don't love

You don't love a woman because she's beautiful,
She is beautiful because you love her.

~ Anonymous

I have found

I have found men who didn't know how to kiss.
I've always found time to teach them.

~ Mae West

It's not

It's not the same to talk of bulls as to be in the bullring.

~Spanish Proverb

Monday, February 4, 2008

People wish

People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, February 1, 2008

If there are

If there are two courses of action, you should take the third.

~Jewish proverb

Cut the shit

Cut the shit and do the thing.

~Marc Allen

The surest sign

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.

~Bill Watterson


All that is in the heart is written in the face.

~African proverb

Many more Enlightening quotes, Be Yourself Quotes and quotes with pictures can be found at my new website, Way Cool Quotes.


As you are, so is the world.

~Ramana Maharishi

Nothing worse

Nothing worse could happen to one than to be completely understood.

~C G Jung

I went

I went into a McDonald's yesterday and said, "I'd like some fries." The girl at the counter said, "Would you like some fries with that?"

~Jay Leno


God respects us when we work but loves us when we dance.

~Old Sufi saying

I burn away

I burn away; laugh; my ashes are alive!
I die a thousand times:
My ashes dance back -
A thousand new faces.



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