On everyone’s mind is words, that must convey truth and be written right. ~~ Joni
“Live in truth with all people under all circumstances.”
-- Brian Tracy
“The virtue of man ought to be measured, not by his extraordinary exertions, but by his everyday conduct.”
-- Blaise Pascal
Truth spoken with a smile will penetrate the mind and reach the heart. . . .
I think these difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things one goes around worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird... So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing -- that's what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
-- Richard Feynman(1918 - 1988)
To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
--- AleisterCrowley (1875 - 1947)
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism is what will be read once.
--Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)
You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don't know what was in the newspapers that morning... a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be.
-- Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)
The pen is the tongue of the mind.
-- Miguel de Cervantes
Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.
-- Charles Caleb Colton
If you are pointing out one of the things a story is about, then you are very probably right; if you are pointing out the only thing a story is about you are very probably wrong - even if you're the author.
-- Neil Gaiman