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

3 comments:

  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.
    Sharyn

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  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.

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

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