Tag Archives: Quote

Don’t Be Afraid, Ever

“The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it’s very brightly colored, and it’s very loud, and it’s fun …

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Come, come!

Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshipper, lover of living, it doesn’t matter Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come even if you have broken your vow a thousand times, Come, yet again, come, come. WikiQuote has a large collection of sourced Rumi poems and quotes, which is available on the web HERE. Project …

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Epitaph

The epitaph on Rumi’s grave reads, “When we are dead, seek not our tomb in the earth, but find it in the hearts of men.” I like that.

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Only Made It Worse

“‘That’s horrid.’ Horrible, thought Susan. The word is ‘horrible’. ‘Horrid’ is a childish word selected to impress nearby males with one’s fragility, if I’m any judge. She knew it was unkind and counterproductive of her to think like that. She also knew it was probably an accurate observation, which only made it worse.”  ~Terry Pratchett, …

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One

 “I go into the Muslim mosque and the Jewish synagogue and the Christian church and I see one altar.”  ~Rumi

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Joie de Vivre

 “You ever look at their faces? ‘We’re pro-life.’ Don’t they look it? Don’t they just exude joie de vivre?”  ~Bill Hicks

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C-Sharp

“One of the things that people don’t realize about Dad’s kind of music is, when you replace a C-sharp with a gunshot, it has to be a C-sharp gunshot or it sounds awful.“  ~Spike Jones Jr.

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Only a Shape

 “An emotion was swelling in my throat. It took me a moment to recognize what it was. I had been old and stern for so long, carved with regrets and years like a monolith. But that was only a shape I had been poured into. I did not have to keep it.”  ~Madeline Miller, in …

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Good

“More harm is done under guise of goodness than ever realized by foul deed or evildoer.  Nevertheless, I wish I was good.”  ~Herbert E. Huncke And that reminded me of this: “You made me forget myself.  I thought I was someone else– someone good.”  ~Lou Reed Full lyrics HERE.

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Live a Little

 

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Condemned to Repeat It

 

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Old Women Knitting Quilts

 Excerpted from John Lydon’s autobiography Rotten:  No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, ©1994: I’m not a social snob; I can move inside any group and feel comfortable, I don’t care if it’s old women talking about knitting quilts. It’s all about human beings. I can find that as fascinating as anything else. Sid, Paul, and …

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Every Single Thing

  I wished I lived someplace where people wrote things like this then hung it on a wall for everybody to see. In East Texas all we get is profanity and crude drawings of genitalia.

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Choke

  “Don’t plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it, you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me: choke those little bad days. Choke ‘em down to nothing.”  ~Tom Waits

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History

“In the past I have been a cloud, a river, and the air.  And I was a rock.  I was the minerals in the water.  This is not a question of belief in reincarnation.  This is the history of life on earth.”  ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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and sigh

“I’m a very romantic person. I don’t mean romantic in a flowers and chocolate kind of way. It’s more like if it’s raining, I’ll go up to the window and press my nose against the glass and sigh at how beautiful it all looks.”  ~ Amy Winehouse

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He’s Here

  “I see him in my dreams all the time.  I hear him when I’m on stage.  I would say I can’t talk to him, but I can.  I don’t miss him, he’s here with me.”  ~Bob Weir, on Jerry Garcia I’m glad he has a connection that endured beyond death.  But I’m envious. The …

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Purpose

 I like the idea that our purpose in life might not be Grand and Exulted, it might be something quite simple. Will Rogers (might have) said, “We all can’t be heroes, for someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.”  (source) LunarBaboon, on the web HERE, put it like this:

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Tragically Terrestrial

“I leaned back on my palms, looking at the Milky Way spilling in modest grandeur across the sky. A fountain of stars frothing over, surrounded by a mist of stardust. It looked like raw magic, like the glimmer I’d spy in a shadowy corner where the sun skimmed off invisible particles, reminding me there was …

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You Do Not Have To Be A Monk

“Some people think there is a difference between mindfulness and meditation, but this is not correct. The practice of mindfulness is simply to bring awareness into each moment of our lives. Mindful living is an art. You do not have to be a monk or live in a monastery to practice mindfulness. You can practice …

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