“When there’s nothing left to be said, are you still saying it?” Old 60’s quote from who knows where…
Archive for the ‘quotations’ Category
“Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.” Sigmund Freud
“If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can’t help but learn” Bernie Siegel
I periodically post favorite quotes from my collection, my Psychscribe Quotes. But today I’m wondering what yours might be? If you send them on, I’ll post them all together with links to your site.
The bookends featured above can be found for sale here. ( I have no financial interest in this business, nor any personal aquaintance with the owners. I just liked the image…and the bookends !:)
For my friend VanessaLeigh, who organized a vigil acknowledging the eve of the beginning of testimony regarding Prop 8 in California:
“Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.” Margaret Chase Smith
If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn’t it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?
“I am not a has-been. I am a will be.” Lauren Bacall
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“Do not be afraid to use what talents you possess, for how silent the woods would be if no birds sang except those which sang the best.” Henry Van Dyke
|by Sara Teasdale|
I am not yours, not lost in you, Not lost, although I long to be Lost as a candle lit at noon, Lost as a snowflake in the sea. You love me, and I find you still A spirit beautiful and bright, Yet I am I, who long to be Lost as a light is lost in light. Oh plunge me deep in love—put out My senses, leave me deaf and blind, Swept by the tempest of your love, A taper in a rushing wind.
“It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.” Sara Teasdale
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau
“There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.”
Its always nice to read this famous letter- to remind us of the magic of Christmas and what its all about. I am touched every time I read it. Hope you will be too.
Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
“Editorial Page, New York Sun, 1897
We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun:
I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?
Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except what they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The external light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.
Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies. You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.
You tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived could tear apart. Only faith, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.
No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times 10,000 years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.”
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!
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“Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.” Author unknown.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge”….A. Einstein
P.S. I don’t know who is the artist of this awesome image. I found it in my huge selection of saved photos. If I downloaded something from your blog, please tell me and I will give proper credit. Thx.
Well it turns out that this image was downloaded from the site of one of my best buddies, AmberMoon, LOL! So anyway, if you want creativity or inspiration, you really should visit her site.
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“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” Buckminster Fuller
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“Look not back in anger nor ahead in fear, but think of now with awareness.” Author Unknown
I chose this quote for my high school yearbook. I have no idea how it surfaced through the years to my conscious memory, but wow! That 18 year old girl must have had some precognition that the quoted lesson would be one I so needed to eventually learn (and teach my future clients).
And learning it I am. Even more aware of the beauty of nature than I’ve been all my life (if thats posssible),seeing it, smelling it, feeling it on my skin, melding with it, morphing with it, feeling it in every inch of my body and soul. Its a beautiful autumn here in the northeast…
How long are YOU able to stay in the present moment? Have you thought about that? Have you thought about the fact that when you are TRULY in the present moment you can’t worry or feel anxious because that’s about the future? Are you letting the simple joys of the present moment slip away into tomorrows that may never come?
What are your favorite ways of staying present? Staying in the present is a present you give to yourself.
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“We are not human beings having a
spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human
experience” (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin).