Comets Across The Sky

La musique

Artwork: La Musique by Henri Matisse.

Uncommonly Inspiring

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. ---May Sarton

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. ---Anais Nin

If you don't tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people. ---Virginia Woolf

It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God. ---Mary Daly

Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. ---Erica Jong

The question is not how to survive, but how to thrive, with passion, compassion, humour and style. ---Maya Angelou

The brush of angel wings stirs our souls as some long-forgotten paradisiacal memory of the future. ---Jean Houston

If one cannot command attention with one's admirable qualities, one can at least become a nuisance. --- Margery Allingham

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are alive. There are certain things we need to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them. --- George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Poetry is the way we help give names to the nameless so it can be thought. The farthest horizons of our hopes and fears are cobbled by our poems, carved from the rock experiences of our daily lives. ---Audre Lorde

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ---Anais Nin

We were born out of wretching debate. Our principal legacy is the quarantee of continued debate. We are a people who persaude and counterpersuade; who insist the truth be spoken aloud and printed for all to see. As a nation we continue to invent ourselves still, through open discovery of what we believe.... ---Barbra Rubenstein

'Cause I am a woman,
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.
--- Maya Angelou

Woman...can leave the collective way to find her own individual way, for somewhere deep inside, she knows she must leave to become herself. ---Judith Duerk

The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight ---Julia Cameron

I have described my work as a kind of psychenaut program to put the first human on Earth. I have found that most people, given opportunity and training, can learn to think, feel and know in new ways, to become more creative and more imaginative, and to aspire within realistic limits to a much larger awareness, one that is superbly equipped to deal with the complex challenges of modern life. ---Jean Houston

When I came to understand that there are mythic patterns in all our lives, I knew that all of us, often unbeknownst to ourselves, are engaged in a drama of soul which we were told was reserved for gods, heroes, and saints. ---Deena Metzger

We have enough youth, how about a fountain of SMART? ---Linda V. Owen

Don't be humble; you're not that great. ---Golda Meir

The less I behave like Whistler's mother the night before, the more I look like her the morning after. ---Tallulah Bankhead

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. ---Sandra Carey

The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ---Marcel Proust


Quotes compiled by Donna Cross.

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Artwork: La Musique by Henri Matisse.

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