Sunday, March 18, 2007

Words Worth Pondering

A few words worth pondering....

When your brain hungers for creative ideas that are just out of reach, try giving it something else to digest. An effective technique for many creative people is to get away from the problem at hand and give the ideas the time and space necessary to germinate.
~ Mary Ann DeMuth

The unconscience wants truth. It ceases to speak for those who want something else more than truth.
~ Adrienne Rich

Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right.
~ Igor Stravinsky

Take rest; a field that is rested gives a bountiful crop.
~ Ovid

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
~ Henry David Thoreau

In a river mist, if another boat knocks against yours, you might yell at the other fellow to stay clear. But if you notice then, that it's an empty boat, adrift with nobody aboard, you stop yelling. When you discover that all the others are drifting boats, there's no one to yell at. And when you find out you are an empty boat, there's no one to yell.
~ Chuang Tzu

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
~ Joseph Campbell

It is curious that courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
~ Mark Twain

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
~ John Quincy Adams


Jana said...

"It is better to remain silent and have people think you an idiot than to open it and prove them right."

hehehehehe I don't know who said it, but I live by that credo. Or I SHOULD live by that credo, anyhow. ;-)

Love the ponderings.

Heather said...

That's a good one, too, Jana. It's usually attributed to Lincoln, though the source seems unknown (speech, writings, etc).