Saturday, October 31, 2009

Quotation Saturday

"I always see the Light before the dark envelops me." ~joni

The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
~Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC)
The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
~ Dee Hock
Creativity is...seeing something that doesn't exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God.
~Michele Shea
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
I started concentrating so hard on my vision that I lost sight.
~Robin Green , Northern Exposure, Burning Down the House, 1992
Invent your own mythology or be slave to another man’s.
~William Blake
The mind can proceed only so far upon what it knows and can prove. There comes a point where the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge, but can never prove how it got there. All great discoveries have involved such a leap.
~Albert Einstein
The writer's only responsibility is to his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one... If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the Ode on a Grecian Urn is worth any number of old ladies.
~William Faulkner
I hated school. I don't trust anybody who looks back on the years from 14 to 18 with any enjoyment. If you liked being a teenager, there's something really wrong with you.
~Stephen King

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which coms always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.
~Woodrow Wilson


Stormcrow said...

Ha! I have it right here in said I was wise!

joni said...

I also said, "All men are big dreamers!" :P

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Love Stephen King's quote. LOL

joni said...

I have to admit Vicki,
Sometimes mister King hits the nail on the head! lol