Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sages and Time

"Sometimes, perhaps, we are allowed to get lost that we may find the right person to ask directions of." ~Robert Brault

"You are the sky. Everything else - it's just the weather." ~Pema Chödrön

"Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each." ~Henry David Thoreau

"The basic paradox: everything is a mess yet all is well." ~Ezra Bayda

"A life without change is not a life; it is a stagnant pool. To change your mind frivolously is a cop-out. To change your mind under the direction of the wisdom of the heart is a brush stroke on the masterpiece you are delivering to the world." ~Alan Cohen

"Don't pray for rain if you are going to complain about the mud." ~Proverb

"What is to give light must endure burning." ~Viktor Frankl

"To decide is to walk facing forward with nary a crick in your neck from looking back at the crossroads." ~Betsy Cañas Garmon

"Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful." ~Jim Carrey


  1. Hey love, I found this quote when doing a gardener search and I find it hard to believe a gardener in 1782 had a plastic trowel.

    Take thy plastic spade,
    It is thy pencil; take thy seeds, thy plants,
    They are thy colours.
    ~William Mason, The English Garden, 1782

    I use your site fairly often, thank you for your hard work on it.

  2. Hi there, thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind words! Actually, the word "plastic" has been around since the 1600s. This author was using a different context than the modern material we think of now when we hear the word.

  3. Nice quotes. As I love gardening, I love these.