Category: quotes

Maybe that is all any bravery is, a stronger f…

Maybe that is all any bravery is, a stronger fear of not being brave.

Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. Th…

Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

Writing is the intelligent but unbiased heart …

Writing is the intelligent but unbiased heart living in its own beating. The only way to gain detachment, also from that heart, is to remain intimately involved with its ebb and its flow.

Must the moon be full in order to be loved?And…

Must the moon
be full
in order to be loved?And what of the heart?

Let someone dangerous in for tea. Make small s…

Let someone dangerous in for tea. Make small signs that say “yes” and spread them all over your house. Become a friend of freedom and uncertainty…Take a lot of naps…Dream wild, imaginative dreams. Draw on walls. Read every day. Imagine you are enchanted. Giggle with children. Listen to old people…Be free. Praise yourself. Let go of fear. Play with everything. Preserve the child in you.

By the way, do you know the joys of being alon…

By the way, do you know the joys of being alone, walking alone, lying in the sun alone?

Your heart will fix itself. It’s your mind you…

Your heart will fix itself. It’s your mind you need to worry about. Your mind where you locked the memories, your mind where you have kept pieces of the ones that hurt you, that still cut through you like shards of glass. Your mind will keep you up at night, make you cry, destroy you over and over again. You need to convince your mind that it has to let go…because your heart already knows how to heal.

The prettier the garden, the dirtier the hands…

The prettier the garden, the dirtier the hands of the gardener.

Why do you go away? So that you can come back….

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving

We are weighed down, every moment, by the conc…

We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.