More Favorite Quotes

Many religions say that God and the Universe will speak to us if we just listen. Yet we often think that those who do hear the voice of God are a little "touched". I think the voice of the Universe is really our own inner voice, and often that inner voice speaks to us as we respond to a line in a song or a book - the song or the book has spoken for us - brought our inner voice into our conscious awareness. I try to pay special attention when words leap out at me - because I know that it's really me speaking...BC

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"This is what I believe:
That I am I
That my soul is a dark forest.
That my known self will never be more than a little clearing in the forest.
That gods, strange gods, come forth from the forest into the clearing
of my known self, and then go back.
That I must have the courage to let them come and go.
That I will never let mankind put anything over me, but that I will
try always to recognize and submit to the gods in me and the gods
in other men and women.
There is my creed."

-- D.H. Lawrence

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To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce

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We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection. Anais Nin

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There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

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There is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. So work like you don't need money, love like you've never been hurt,
and, dance like no one's watching.

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A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.
King Whitney Jr.

Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.
Thomas Merton

Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.
Brian Adams

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

What I am actually saying is that we need to be willing to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.
Shakti Gawain

Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "Measure for Measure", Act 1 scene 4

If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.
Unknown
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A man who fears nothing, Loves nothing.
And if you love nothing, what joy is there in your life?
- King Richard (Sean Connery) to Lancelot (Richard Gere)

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May the most you wish for be the least you get.
May the best times you've ever had
Be the worst you will ever see.
- an old Celtic Blessing

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"Two peanuts sat on a railroad track,
Their hearts were all a-flutter.
Along the trackcame the 1202,
Toot, toot - peanut butter."

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Today
when the sun wakes up,
and the dew drops in,
and the breeze whistles it's song,
and the clouds dance on the wild blue yonder,
and the forest whispers it's secrets,
and the mountains echo their wisdom,
and the rivers roll with laughter,
and the planet pirouettes in space,
till the stars tip-toe softly round the moon...
Today~
All day~
Just know it's for you.

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