Viewing: Humility - View All Posts

THE MYSTERIOUS 



"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
—Albert Einstein

MOVE WITHIN 



Keep walking, though there's no place to get to.
Don't try to see through the distances.
That's not for human beings.
Move within, but don't move the way fear makes you move.

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. 
Don't open the door to the study and begin reading.
Take down a musical instrument.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

—Rumi

CHARITY 


"Pregnant women and Vietnam vets,
beggin' on the freeway, bout as hard as it gets."
—Tom Waits

"Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity,
nothing exceeds the criticisms made of the habits of the poor
by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed."
—Herman Melville

"You've got to have something to eat and a little love in your life
before you can hold still for any damn body's sermon on how to behave."
—Billie Holiday

DETERMINATION 


"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate,
that can hinder or control the firm resolve
of a determined soul."
—Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"I was determined to carve out a music of my own.
I didn't want to copy anybody."
—Bill Monroe

"Determined or not, that cat must be long dead.
That's kind of a downer."
—Marge Simpson

IT'S UP TO YOU 


"Only you, only you can, you are unique at last.
Alas it is a boring song but it works every time."
—Margaret Atwood

"It's one thing to think that you're the center of the universe.
It's another thing entirely to have this confirmed
by an ancient prophecy."
—Douglas Adams

"What I want to know is, what is this it which is to him up
and which he can perhaps handle?"
—Crow T. Robot
RSS