"Our position is not ours until we make it ours by suffering." Oswald Chambers
"I'll tell you what real love is. It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter—as I have." Charles Dickens
"The juice goes out of Christianity when it becomes too based on faith rather than on living like Jesus or seeing the world as Jesus saw it." Steve Jobs
"And I thought that when this feeling of surprise is no longer possible, the time has come to give up wandering." H. V. Morton
"Unposted, unmapped, without names on its streets, it is open only to those who are prepared to take pleasure in getting lost." Jonathan Raban
"As Fuchsia climbed into the the winding darkness her body was impregnated and made faint by a qualm as of green April. Her heart beat painfully. This is a love that equals in its power the love of man for woman and reaches inwards as deeply. It is the love of a man or of a woman for their world. For the world of their centre where their lives burn genuinely and with a free flame." Mervyn Peake
"Words, in short, must be there, not unseen and unheard, as they probably are and have been up to now. It is proper for the ordinary reader to absorb the meaning of a story or description as if the words were a transparent sheet of glass. But he can do so only because the writer has taken pains to choose and adjust them with care. They were not glass to him, but mere lumps of potential meaning. He had to weigh and assemble and fuse them before his purposed meaning could shine through." Jacques Barzun
"Words are good, but there is something better. The best is not to be explained by words. In the end, one returns to a wordless beholding." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"I learned about serif and sans serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can't capture, and I found it fascinating." Steve Jobs
“If it is difficult to believe in God’s mercy and goodness when He damns those who do not deserve it, we must recall that if God’s justice could be recognized as just by human comprehension, it would not be divine.” Martin Luther
"Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one."
"Because to the poor, books are not diversions. Book are siege weapons." Joe Queenan
"After the book was published, people often asked me why I had decided to write a novel, and the reasons I gave (which varied according to my mood) were probably all true—meaning that they were all false. Eventually I realized the only correct answer was that at a certain moment of my life I felt the urge to do it—and I think this is a sufficient and reasonable explanation." Umberto Eco
"Kindness, by it's nature, requires that you give more than you get. But in a world ruled by scarcity, it's difficult to make sense of this. Seen through the eyes of abundance, though, a mindset of kindness is perfectly rational. Given that gracefulness is in short supply, that happiness is what we seek, the obvious way to achieve it is with kindness." Seth Godin
"Art is a human act, something that's done with the right sort of intent. Art is when we do a work that matters, in a creative way, in a way that touches them and changes them for the better." Seth Godin
"People always make the mistake of thinking art is created for them. But really, art is a private language for sophisticates to congratulate themselves on their superiority to the rest of the world. As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance." Calvin
"God is in one of the letters on one of the pages of one of the four hundred thousands volumes of the Clementine." Jorge Luis Borges
"What I find generally is this: yes, people want enough money to live in the manner they prefer. But money alone will not suffice to make most workers happy, committed, or motivated...creative workers are most motivated by their work's intrinsic rewards—which flow from its very creativity." Richard Florida
"From the heart it has sprung, and to the heart it shall penetrate." Ludwig van Beethoven
“Friendship is like a book. It takes years to write but seconds to burn."
"We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible not live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it." Wendell Berry
"Some people create with words or music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say 'I've never seen anyone run like that.'" Steve Prefontaine
"When I run, I feel His pleasure." Eric Liddell
"The deceived and the deceiver are His." Job 12:16
"Lord of all pots and pans... Make me a saint by getting meals and washing up the plates!" Brother Lawrence
"Yeah, but don't you think that...that if you write minutely and rigorously about your life...you can, you know, transcend your particular self?" Alison Bechdel
"Of all the ways to lose someone, death is the kindest." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"We forgive. It's what separates us from the animals." Mike Greenberg
"At last, I can do without the Porsche Carrera. Now I am finally my true self." Patrizia Rinaldi
"Now silence fills the void of love and hate. An effective tool when used to separate." Collective Soul (Ed Roland) "In Between"
"Those who wish to be must put aside the alienation, get on with the fascination, the real relation, the underlying theme."
RUSH (Neil Peart) "Limelight"
"I'm a reasonable man, get off my case." Radiohead (Thom Yorke) "Packt Like Sardines In a Crushd Tin Box"