If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you.
If you do not bring forth what is within you,
what you do not bring forth will destroy you.
~Attributed to Jesus in The Gospel Of Thomas
The greatest sin is to be unconscious.
Life—that is: continually shedding something that wants to die.
Adults need to have fun so that children will want to grow up.
Every flower has to go through a lot of dirt.
Man always dies before he is fully born.
The important thing is this:
to be able at any given moment to sacrifice what we are
for what we could become.
If we can possibly use anything we hear against ourselves, we usually do.
The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats
nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts:
to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, "I was wrong".
~Sidney J. Harris
Sometimes you just have to pee in the sink.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
It takes repeatedly having one’s life thrust into zones of annihilation
to discover what is imperishable and invincible within one.
Life must go on; I forget just why.
-- Edna St. Vincent Millay
Don’t just do something -- stand there!
~Attributed to various zen masters in various situations
The mind says everything, and knows nothing;
the heart says nothing, and knows everything.
~Unknown (at least unknown to ME...)