We decide which is right and which is an illusion.

Archive for September, 2012

The Greatest Mystery

‘The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness.’

Andre Malraux
French Historian, Novelist, and Statesman

Facilitators And Evolution

‘We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.’

Bill Hicks
American Comedian

If We Did All The Things We Are Capable Of

‘If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.’

Thomas Edison
American Inventor and Businessman

Each Of Us A Special Sort Of Artist

‘We consider the artist a special sort of person.’
‘It is more likely that each of us is a special sort of artist.’

Elsa Gidlow
The Poet Warrior

To Risk

‘To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out for another is to risk involvement. To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd is to risk their loss. To live is to risk dying. To hope is to risk despair. To try is to risk failure. To love is to risk not being loved in return.

But risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing. They may avoid suffering and sorrow but they simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live. Chained by their certitudes, they are a slave. They have forfeited their freedom.’

William A. Ward
Author of Fountains of Faith

Different Minds Different Discussions

‘Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.’

Eleanor Roosevelt
First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945

The Thing That You Really Believe In

‘The thing always happens that you really believe in and the belief in a thing makes it happen.’

Frank Lloyd Wright
American Architect, Interior Designer, Writer