Friday, October 22, 2010

The body

The body is deeper than the soul,
and its secrets inscrutable.

~E.M. Forester

Just as

Just as the body cannot exist without blood, so the soul needs the matchless and pure strength of faith.

~Mahatma Gandhi

The soul is

The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy.

~Oscar Wilde

Saturday, October 16, 2010

There are thoughts

There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.

~Victor Hugo

Fear is

Fear is the greatest obstacle on the spiritual path;
confront your fears.

~Sri AmmaBhagavan

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

No diet

No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.

~George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Body and mind

Body and mind, like man and wife, do not always agree to die together.

~Charles Caleb Colton

Each body

Each body has its art...

~Gwendolyn Brooks


Why should a man's mind have been thrown into such close, sad, sensational, inexplicable relations with such a precarious object as his body?

~Thomas Hardy

Our own physical body

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.

~Henry Miller

The mind

The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance.

~Saint Augustine


Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body.

~Irene Claremont de Castillejo

If the body

If the body be feeble, the mind will not be strong.

~Thomas Jefferson

Take care

Take care of your body.
It's the only place you have to live.

~Jim Rohn

Our bodies

Our bodies are our gardens - our wills are our gardeners.

~William Shakespeare

Our bodies

Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies.

~Frank Gillette Burgess

There is more

There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies.

~Friedrich Nietzche

The body

The body never lies.

~Martha Graham

Man is

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.

~Aldous Huxley

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

~Mark Twain

Flesh goes on

Flesh goes on pleasuring us, and humiliating us, right to the end.

~Mignon McLaughlin

How idiotic

How idiotic civilization is! Why be given a body if you have to keep it shut up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?

~Katherine Mansfield

Every man

Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.

~Henry David Thoreau

You know

You know the definition of the perfectly designed machine.... The perfectly designed machine is one in which all its working parts wear out simultaneously. I am that machine.

~Frederick Alexander Lindemann

The body is

The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.

~George Santayana

A trembling

A trembling in the bones may carry a more convincing testimony than the dry documented deductions of the brain.

~Llewelyn Powers

You don't

You don't have a soul.
You are a Soul.
You have a body.

~C.S. Lewis

Our limitations

Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.

~Denis Waitley

Sunday, October 10, 2010


“Let the blue sky meet the blue sea and all is blue for a time.”

Moncy Barbour

Any color

“Any color works if you push it to the extreme.”

Massimo Vignelli

Color is all

“Color is all. When color is right, form is right. Color is everything, color is vibration like music; everything is vibration.”

Marc Chagall

If we were to imagine

“If we were to imagine an orange on the blue side or green on the red side or violet on the yellow side, it would give us the same impression as a north wind coming from the southwest.”

Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

Some of us

“Some of us come on earth seeing – some of us come on earth seeing color.”

Louise Nevelson

I fell in love

“I fell in love with black; it contained all color. It wasn't a negation of color... Black is the most aristocratic color of all... You can be quiet, and it contains the whole thing.”

Louise Nevelson

I'm intrigued

“I'm intrigued that one can recognize different parts of the world solely by the particular color of the water.”

Leonard Mizerek

I have broken

“I have broken the blue boundary of color limits, come out into the white; beside me comrade-pilots swim in this infinity.”

Kasimir Malevich

I have established

“I have established the semaphore of Suprematism. I have beaten the lining of the colored sky, torn it away and in the sack that formed itself, I have put color and knotted it. Swim! The free white sea, infinity, lies before you.”

Kasimir Malevich

Artists can

“Artists can colour the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must colour things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid.”

Jules Feiffer

I saw

“I saw a sunset in Queretaro that seemed to reflect the colour of a rose in Bengal.”

Jorge Luis Borges


“Everything that you can see in the world around you presents itself to your eyes only as an arrangement of patches of different colors.”

John Ruskin

I mix them

“I mix them with my brains, sir.”

John Opie
English Painter, 1761-1807
When asked what he mixed his colors with.

As the sun

“As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.”

John Lubbock

Colours are

“Colours are light's suffering and joy.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I try

“I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.”

Joan Miro

This may sound

“This may sound a bit simple, but the rainbow was my teaching source about mixing color.”

Jim Pescott

Two colours

“Two colours are enough, just blue and white – more might be a nightmare."

Jennifer Kostuik

Who told you

“Who told you that one paints with colors? One makes use of colors, but one paints with emotions.”

Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin

Better gray

“Better gray than garishness.”

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

Trying to brighten

“Trying to brighten a dull color is nearly impossible... I start with a color that is too intense so I can calm it as needed.”

Jane Jones


“My favorite color to glaze with is yellow. It always glows just like stained glass lit up by the sun.”

Jane Jones

There is

“There is an undeniable virtue to a true black; allowing the brain to be mesmerized and pulling the pupils deep into that unfound but sensed abyss.”

Jamie Lavin

The range in brightness

“The range in brightness from the purple glow [of the sunset] to the dark sky above is too great for most films, and naturally it is beyond the range of printed pictures.”

James Elkins

The world is

“The world is your kaleidoscope, and the varying combinations of colors which at every succeeding moment it presents to you are the exquisitely adjusted pictures of your ever-moving thoughts.”

James Edward Allen

Truly color is vice

“Truly color is vice! Of course, it can be, and has the right to be one of the finest virtues. Controlled by the strong hand and careful guidance of her Master drawing, color is a splendid Mistress, with a mate worthy of herself, her lover, but her Master likewise, the most magnificent Mistress possible, and the result is evident in all the glorious things that spring from their union.”

James Abbot McNeill Whistler


“Mauve? Mauve is just pink trying to be purple.”

James Abbot McNeill Whistler

Of all the hues

“Of all the hues, reds have the most potency. If there is one electric blue, a dozen reds are so charged. Use them to punctuate white, burn into bronzes, or dynamite black.”

Jack Lenor Larsen

Any color

“Any color, so long as it's black.”

Henry Ford

Purer colors

“Purer colors... have in themselves, independently of the objects they serve to express, a significant action on the feelings of those who look at them.”

Henri Matisse

I am as curious

“I am as curious about color as one would be visiting a new country, because I have never concentrated so closely on color expression. Up to now I have waited at the gates of the temple.”

Henri Matisse

Cutting directly

“Cutting directly into color reminds me of a sculptor's carving into stone.”

Henri Matisse

The whole world

“The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color. Our entire being is nourished by it. This mystic quality of color should likewise find expression in a work of art.”

Hans Hofmann

If time

“If time were a color, I bet it would be a tasteful off-white."

Greg Parrish

Whether the flower

“Whether the flower or the color is the focus I do not know. I do know the flower is painted large to convey my experience with the flower – and what is my experience if it is not the color?"

Georgia O'Keeffe

One has to

One has to arrive at a specific temperature, at which the objects become malleable.”

Georges Braque

You can spend

“You can spend a lifetime studying the interaction of colours, and painting how red can dance, so when the viewer 'gets it' and says 'Aha!' their way of seeing is transformed.”

Gayle Konantz

Using color

“If you use colour carefully, that is, placing a softer 'off' colour next to pure colour, it helps add the magic touch to your work – and that special look.”

Gail Boyle


“The white canvas-- it's like a layer of dust that covers up the real painting. It's just a matter of cleaning it. I have a little brush to clear away the blue, another for the red, and another brush for the green. And when I've finished cleaning, the picture is all there.”

Georges Braque


“Don't order any black things. Rejoice in his memory; and be radiant: leave grief to the children. Wear violet and purple. Be patient with the poor people who will snivel: they don't know; and they think they will live for ever, which makes death a division instead of a bond.”

George Bernard Shaw


“Yellow wakes me up in the morning. Yellow gets me on the bike every day. Yellow has taught me the true meaning of sacrifice. Yellow makes me suffer. Yellow is the reason I am here.”

Lance Armstrong

The key of D

“The key of D is daffodil yellow, B major is maroon, and B flat is blue.”

Marian McPartland


“Imagine someone pointing to a place in the iris of a Rembrandt eye and saying, 'The walls of my room should be painted this color."

Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

To any white body

“To any white body receiving the light from the sun, or the air, the shadows will be of a bluish cast.”

Leonardo da Vinci


“Nowhere in nature can you find purer color than sunlight passing through the petal of a flower.”

Larry K. Stephenson

Color is

“Color is the language of the poets. It is astonishingly lovely. To speak it is a privilege.”

Keith Crown

Working in white

“Working in white makes people look into it. White is ethereal. There's a purity to it, it makes things look elevated in a way. There's a whole palette of white…”

Jonathan Milne


“White covers a multitude of sins.”

Jonathan Milne

Don't think

“Don't think of sea as color. Make it a solid that can support a boat. Think of 'wetness' as color-texture.”

John Sloan


“Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight.”

John Ruskin

Thursday, October 7, 2010

No one

"No one, not even Hafiz, can describe with words the Great Mystery. No one knows in which shell the priceless pearl does hide."

~ Hafiz

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Upon the skein of time

Upon the skein of time and space are the records made. For thoughts and deeds are indeed things, and their currents run with time and space and make their impressions there; just as in the mental forces it is gradually being comprehended that as the man, as the being thinketh in the heart, so is he.

~Edgar Cayce

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

We cannot

We cannot change anything until we accept it.

~Carl Jung

There is no

There is no coming to consciousness without pain.

~Carl Jung

The word "happiness"

The word “happiness” would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

~Carl Jung

The pendulum

The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense,
not between right and wrong.

~Carl Jung

The least of things

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

~Carl Jung

The debt

The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.

~Carl Jung

Often the hands

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.

~Carl Jung


Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.

~Carl Jung


Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.

~Carl Jung

It all depends

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.

~Carl Jung

Great talents

Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.

~Carl Jung

A man who has not

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.

~Carl Jung

There can be no

There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotions.

~Carl Jung

As far as

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

~Carl Jung

Who has fully realized

Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?

~Carl Jung

The shoe

The shoe that fits one person pinches another;
there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

~Carl Jung

The meeting

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

~Carl Jung

The healthy man

The healthy man does not torture others – generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.

~Carl Jung


Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.

~Carl Jung

In all chaos

In all chaos there is a cosmos,
in all disorder a secret order.

~Carl Jung

Everything that irritates us

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.

~Carl Jung

Every form

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.

~Carl Jung

Who looks

Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakes.

~Carl Jung

Monday, October 4, 2010

Shrinking away

Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.

~Carl Jung

Show me

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.

~Carl Jung

The easiest thing

The easiest thing in the world is to be what you are, what you feel. The hardest thing to be is what other people want you to be.

-Leo Buscaglia

There is something

There is something about the outside of a horse
that is good for the inside of a man.

–Sir Winston Churchill

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The sharing of joy

The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.

~Audre Lorde


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