Monday, January 21, 2013

To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.
-Tim Keller
In three words I can sum up all I know about life. It goes on.
-Robert Frost

No one longs for what he or she already has, and yet the accumulated insight of those wise about the spiritual life suggests that the reason so many of us cannot see the red X that marks the spot is because we are standing on it.  The treasure we seek requires no lengthy expedition, no expensive equipment, no superior aptitude or special company. All we lack is the willingness to imagine that we already have everything we need. The only thing missing is our consent to be where we are.
-Barbara Brown Taylor

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of 'disaster,' I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.
-Fred Rogers

Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, 
inspire and motivate.
-Harvey Fierstein

Monday, December 17, 2012

Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, November 5, 2012

If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world
can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for
another world.
-C.S Lewis
Vocation comes when our deepest gladness meets the world's deepest needs.
-Frederick Beuchner
Learn to write anywhere, at any time, in any conditions,
With anything, starting from nowhere.
All you really need is your head, the one indispensable 
-Verlyn Klinkenborg

To live a creative life we must loose our fear of being wrong.
-Joseph Chilton Pearce
There's a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
-Leonard Cohen
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one
wants, and the other is getting it.
–Oscar Wilde

Friday, September 21, 2012

The very moment i beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.

-Jane Austen

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Never look back unless you are going that way.

Monday, August 20, 2012

A call to love the orphan is a call to suffer with the orphan.
-Brandon Hatmaker
Family is not an important thing; it's everything.
-Michael J. Fox
If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead
bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped
about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let
it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go
unwarned and unprayed for.
-Charles Spurgeon
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
The road of sorrow is the road to heaven, but there are wells of
refreshing water all along the route. So, tested brother or sister,
cheer your heart and rest assured that your God will deliver you
before long.
-C.H. Spurgeon
I want to beg you, as much as I can, to be patient toward all that is
unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves
like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign
tongue. Do not now seek the answers which cannot be given you because
you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live
everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually,
without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.
Resolve to be always beginning—to be a beginner!
-Rainer Maria Rilke
There are far far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
-C.S. Lewis

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Be courageous and try to write in a way that scares you a little.
-Holley Gerth
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
stamen on stamen
fill your interior rose.
-Rainer Maria Rilke
Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.
-T.S. Eliot

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