Some Quotes I Am, Have Been, Have Subsumed, and Still Believe In

“Everything hinges upon our realizing the essentially transitory possibilities.”–Viktor Frankl

“Any landscape is a condition of spirit.”–Henri-Frederic Amiel

“In short all good things are wild and free.”–Henry David Thoreau

“All is flux, nothing stays still. Nothing is permanent but change.”–Heraclitus

“Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.”–Thoreau

“The dollar is always betting against the soul.”–Sven Birkerts

“Technology will never love you. Screens will never love you.”–Richard Davies

“Shallowness spreads.”–Daniel Liebert

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”–Proverbs

“I have to protect myself from the toxicity of this culture.”–Kate Braverman

“Violence is suicide.”–Mahatma Gandhi

“Most of one’s life is a prolonged effort to avoid thinking.”–Aldous Huxley

“The quality of your happiness depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”–Marcus Aurelius

“There is nothing in life except what one thinks of it.”–Wallace Stevens

“Irony is wasted on the stupid.”–Oscar Wilde

“The goal of the journey is to discover yourself as consciousness.”–Joseph Campbell

“Be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.”–Buddha

“Only those who dare, truly live.”–P. Freeman

“The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.”–George Eliot

“The goal of the hero’s journey is yourself, finding yourself.”–Joseph Campbell

“Follow your bliss. Live from your own centre.”–Joseph Campbell

“I must create a system or be enslaved by another man’s.”–William Blake

“The proper study of mankind is books.”–Aldous Huxley

“Language is the soul’s ozone layer.”–Sven Birkerts

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”–Rudyard Kipling

“Music is the universal language of mankind.”–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Literature is not about something: it is the thing itself, the quiddity.”–Vladimir Nabokov

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”–Albert Einstein

“We all live in the hope that authentic meeting between human beings can still occur.”–R.D. Laing

“Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.”–Jean Anouilh

“There is only one happiness in life–to love and be loved.”–George Sand

“Touch is the landscape of what is possible.”–Kate Green

“The most exquisite pleasure is giving pleasure to others.”–Jean de La Bruyere

“Enthusiasm is life.”–Paul Scofield

“To burn always with this hard, gem-like flame, to maintain this ecstasy is success in life.”–Walter Pater

“I dream, therefore I become.”–Cheryl Grossman

“I love a broad margin to my life.”–Thoreau

“The stars are in one’s brain.”–Bertrand Russell

“That is happiness, to be dissolved into something complete and great.”–Willa Cather

“Cheer up–it can only get worse.”–Pearl Bailey

“I am an optimist. It doesn’t seem too much use in being anything else.”–Winston Churchill

(Certainly, if anyone wants to understand me, my choices, values, sensibility, writing, and poetry, these quotes would be the most relevant and illuminating.)

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