Saturday, January 30, 2010

Quotation Saturday

I am but a flower reaching for the sunshine so that one day I may come to my full glory and blossom. ~Joni

~Thoughts for today~


The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
~Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.
~Norman Podhoretz

Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time... The wait is simply too long.
~Leonard Bernstein1918 - 1990)

I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled [poets] to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
~Socrates(469 BC - 399 BC), In "Apology," sct. 21, by Plato.

Words calculated to catch everyone may catch no one.
~Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr. (1900 - 1965), speech to Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, July 21, 1952

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
~William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
~William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "Hamlet", Act 3 scene 3

I show you doubt, to prove that faith exists.
~Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
~Voltaire (1694 - 1778)


1 comment:

Stormcrow said...

Good quotes as usual! :*