Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.” Paul Edward Theroux, American travel writer and novelist (b. 1941) Fiction can be a momentary escape from life’s travails.
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.” Samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer (1709-1784) This is so important—to be kind even to people we dislike.
It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought — that is to be educated.” Edith Hamilton, educator, MORE >
I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.” Katharine Hepburn, American actress (1907–2003) I never lose sight of the fact that just being is something to be grateful for on a daily basis.
Do you love me because I’m beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?” Oscar Hammerstein II, American librettist, theatrical producer, and theatre director of musicals (1895-1960) Actually it is both.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.” Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian diplomat, politician, historian, and writer (1469-1527) Indeed I feel I am growing wiser, more tolerant and compassionate as I am growing older. I am up to 90+.
There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.” Anais Nin, writer (1933-1977) To be aware of ego is to be free of it.
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.” Thomas Edison, inventor, businessman (1847-1931) We have been harming each other non-stop since Cain murdered his brother, Abel. I am sad to think that this is hopeless, and we are, MORE >
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” Victor Hugo, French poet, novelist, and dramatist (1802–1885) This has proven to be so. Educational programs have substantially reduced recidivism.
“Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars, etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons. Douglas Adams, English author, humorist, satirist and dramatist (1952–2001) I am with MORE >