Quotations for Today


“If a thing is never spoken between people who know each other well, and each knows the thing well, maybe it’s not a secret. …. It’s a powerful thing, that ability to tell the truth when the truth is upon you, but it has another power entirely when you don’t tell it.” – Stephen Jenkinson in Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

“If you can’t say something, you can’t see it either.” – Stephen Jenkinson in Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” – Bill Cosby

“The first rule of holes: when you're in one, stop digging.” – Molly Ivins (more on Molly here & here)

“The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.” – F.H. Bradley

“No burden is heavy if everyone lifts.” – Sy Wise

“Every man’s island, Jean Louise, every man’s watchman, is his conscience.” – from the novel Go Set A Watchman, by Harper Lee

“Modern man, the world eater, respects no space and no thing green or furred as sacred.  The march of the machines has entered his blood.”  – Loren Eisley, anthropologist

“I do not want to talk about what you understand about this world. I want to know what you will do about it. I do not want to know what you hope. I want to know what you will work for. I do not want your sympathy for the needs of humanity. I want your muscle.” – Robert Fulghum

“Hoard each joyous moment that comes to you.

No one knows how it will all end.”


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