Saturday, December 18, 2010

The slope contains many wonders not found at the summit.

Obedience corrupts; absolute obedience corrupts absolutely.

The spider spinning its web is absorbed, but not self-absorbed.

Build your castle of dreams, but don't live in it.

What we have in common is also part of our uniqueness.

The true ladder of success is the one lying on the ground.

There is no fact that is not at least part fiction.

Ideas stand in the corner and laugh while we fight over them.

Even the bullfrog has a beautiful voice when it sings for its own pleasure.

Snow is the truth only when it's snowing.

Don't stand in the hallway waiting; join the feast.

What is eternal is the cloud passing slowly out of sight.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

When you stop expecting miracles, life is the miracle.

The beauty of this day doesn't depend on its lasting forever.

The gold you have to dig for is not the real gold.

Kites pull on their strings because they want to be free.

The feeling of being unappreciated is a failure to appreciate others.

The plant that's been uprooted has only courage to hold it up.

What is love after all but trusting in the unknown.

The right key: the one that doesn't open any door.

Lessons forgotten do more good than lessons learned.

The future can't be seen even with the most powerful telescopes.

Every destination knows that there's more than one way to get there.

People say, "It's not that simple." But maybe it is.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My ideal journey: set out early and never arrive.

Beware of those who aren't content with soup and bread.

More sailors have drowned in words than in the sea.

When the wings are too heavy, the bird can't fly.

Writing is talking to yourself-with the hope of being overheard.

Not the light ahead, but the wind pushing me from behind.

Like Noah I built my ark, but the floods never came.

Change is always trivial compared to what doesn't change.

Sometimes out of sheer perversity reality conforms to my wishes.

Your faith is weak if you can't lose it.

I have no heroes except flowers and children.

When the train stays on the tracks, you don't ask why.

Optimists think badly, but live well.

Some truths can only be seen in the dark.

Friday, July 30, 2010

If you think happiness is a rare bird you won't see much of it.

Art is a picture of the spirit.

What would beauty be if the whole world were blind?

Between greatness and cheesecake I'll take cheesecake.

When you look into things you see things that aren't there.

We no longer know what we feel when we can say what we feel.

Suppose Hercules had thought about his labors first. Fortunately, for him, he just went out and did them.

My kind of faith likes mountains just where they are.

Be a wanderer and a stranger to yourself.

I'd rather lose with love than win without it.

The fenced-in dog barks at the one running free.

I used to see the flaw in every diamond. Now stones astound me with their perfection.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Think life as a question but live it as an answer.

The lifting of an arm or leg is magic.

The news wouldn't worry us, if we weren't already worried.

Tell the world your secret, but keep it from yourself.

Some of our best decisions aren't decisions.

The world is the medicine that cures me of myself.

Salt-water is and isn't the ocean.

My drug of choice is Yes.

Everything happens as if nothing happened. I'd call it a dream, but it's something much better.

Telling a willow not to weep only makes it weep more.

The key to every lock doesn't open any door.

Time does not pass, it continues.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Whenever I do nothing I feel I've accomplished a lot.

What variety is to life, contradiction is to the mind.

The flea that doubts doesn't jump nearly as high.

Water flows because it's willing.

Looking in the mirror is seeing what other people see.

If it's work you're trying too hard.

To hate everything is to be wounded by everything.

The old philosophers knew so little; that's why they were so wise.

The air lets the arrow pass right through.

In the wind, more leaves tremble than any theory can account for.

If the light's not in you, you're in the dark.

Someone told me the world is round, but I'm checking it out for myself.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Good humor is the sun on cloudy days.

Between thoughts, travel far and wide.

Nobody wants to be nothing. But that's the greatest thing in the world to be.

Teach children what they would learn, not what you would teach them.

My calm is like the tides: never at rest.

The little girl riding her bicycle. Never once did she wonder: "Is this worthwhile?"

You either love what's broken or you don't love.

Maturity is the moment one regains one's innocence.

Dreams that scare us wake us up.

Getting lost is part of getting there.

I never reach those far-off places. New trails tempt me at every turn.

The deep roots never doubt spring will come.

To stand speechless before a mountain is all I ask now.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

You don't know how to live. You live.

When I lose something I was afraid to lose I find I don't miss it.

Cast yourself upon the waters. Trust in your ability to swim.

You have to let the balloon go if you want to see it fly.

Solutions often mask the fact that there is no problem.

What is is plenty, but more is never enough.

There's one fast rule concerning death: save it for the end.

God had no purpose in creating the world. He was just having fun.

Everybody calls me "Marty." I never know what to call myself.

If you're in a hurry, don't go.

Everything real casts a shadow and the shadow is real.

I envy the one simply walking down the road.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The order you seek is the confusion you feel.

Is the sun a symbol? I thought it was an object that lit up the world.

A false step now means nothing later.

I hate criticism, it makes me feel important.

The moon has seen many a theory come and go.

The mouse that fears the trap has already been trapped.

News used to come too late; now it comes too early.

Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours.

How come it's always the narrow path that considers itself superior?

I wasn't in Buffalo when it snowed but it snowed anyway.

A man went in search of one perfect moment. The price he had to pay was the rest of his life.

Open your eyes. Now tell me: where is the mystery?