IN.Spiration

I love little quotes, bits of poetry, sayings and wisdoms that just express what I think and feel. Sometimes they are just a mirror, sometimes they make me think. Sometimes it lacks me the words to express something and I stumble upon a quote that just describes what I feel.

“You need CHAOS in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche~

 

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.  ~Albert Einstein~

 

The difference between the right word and the nearly right word is the same as between lightning and the lightning bug.

~Mark Twain~

 

Nighttime is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep.

Catherine O’Hara

 

A wondrous dream, a fantasy incarnate, fiction complete us, mutilated  beings burdened with the awful dichotomy  of having only one life and the ability to desire a thousand.

Mario Vargas Llosa

 

Anything you dream is fiction, anything you accomplish is science, the whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.

Ray Bradbury

 

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.

Anais Nin

You always admire what you really don’t understand.  Blaise Pascal

 

We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge. John Naisbitt

 

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.

Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke

 

I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.    Robert MCCloskey

 

 

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.  James Thurber

“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then, one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy, one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.” Woody Allen

“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” William Shakespeare

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.  Erich Fromm

“Suffering, once accepted, loses its edge, for the terror of it lessens, and what remains is generally far more manageable than we had imagined.”  Lesly Hazelton

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough. Frank Crane

The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt but in spite of doubt.    Rollo May

“If I lose my demons, I will lose my angles as well.” Rilke

Words have a magical power. They can bring either the greatest happiness or deepest despair; they can transfer knowledge from teacher to student; words enable the orator to sway his audience and dictate its decision. Words are capable of arousing the strongest emotions and prompting all men’s actions. – Sigmund Freud

Words were invented to describe inner and outer pictures and feelings which go ahead with them. In using words we all become magicians, movie directors or sound artists, creating a powerful caleidoscope of picturesque landscapes and imaginations. Some find this natural. I find it highly magical and mystical. – Hans Taeger

 

 

 

 

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