Monday, March 16, 2009

Well Said

I must learn to love the fool in me—the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility and dignity but for my fool. ~ Theodore I. Rubin

Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be and he will become what he should be. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. ~W. Somerset Maugham

I beg you...to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without ever noticing it, live your way in the answer. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

Listen to me there is not a gesture, even the most insignificant, that can't change the world. You see every detail, every gesture as slight as it may be reveals an infinity of truths and thus has endless repercussion and grandiose effects. You only have to piss in the sea to make the ocean rise. Don't they say the beating of a butterfly's wings over the Atlantic can cause a hurricane in the Pacific? So feel free sometimes to do something stupid, random and ludicrous. That stupid, random & ludicrous act can upset the order of the world. ~Happenstance

You are what you love, not what loves you. ~The Orchid Thief

Follow your bliss, find where it is and don't be afraid to follow it. ~Joseph Campbell

You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body. ~CS Lewis

(#12 of the 100 posts challenge)