Favorite Quotes


AND WITH THESE WORDS I PROMISE MYSELF:

I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which came to me as a seed goes to the next as blossom & that which came to me as blossom goes on as fruit.
~Dawna Markova



DEAR FRIEND

I salute you. I am your friend and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing I can give you which you have not got. But there is much, very much, that while I cannot give it, you can take. No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in today. Take heaven!No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present little instance. Take peace! The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy. Take joy! Life is so full of meaning and purpose, so full of beauty . . . that you will find earth but cloaks your heaven. Courage then to claim it, that is all! . . . And so I greet you, with profound esteem and with the prayer that for you, now and forever, the day breaks and the shadows flee away.
"Letter to a Friend" by Fra Giovanni, 1513



Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds. They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world.
~~~Emma Goldman