Violets in the Mountains

quotes by Tennessee Williams

“Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory.”

“Life is an unanswered question, but let’s still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.”

“The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.”

“A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.”

“There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.”

“Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life.”

“Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person.”

“Success and failure are equally disastrous.”

“Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you – gently, with love, and hand your life back to you.”

All quotes by Tennessee Williams

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Do something for someone who can never repay you.

Lya Battle

Lya Battle's Dog Paradise

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dog paradise

Territorio de Zaguates (Territory of Strays) is a non-profit organization founded by Lya Battle and Alvaro Saumet. It’s home to more than 1,300 dogs. It’s a dog sanctuary located in the mountains of Costa Rica.

I can only imagine the amount of work they face each day, both physically and mentally. I am so grateful for all that Territorio de Zaguates has done and continues to do. I really want to help them in any way I can. If you can to help too — that would be so great! Thank you, thank you.

Their website is posted below, and I’ve included videos so you can see what they are about. It’s pretty amazing.

Territorio de Zaguates website:
https://info.territoriodezaguates.com/index/

 

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Close To Your Soul

Anne Sexton

“Live or die, but don’t poison everything.”

“Watch out for intellect,
because it knows so much it knows nothing
and leaves you hanging upside down,
mouthing knowledge as your heart
falls out of your mouth.”

“Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.”

“God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer.”

“I am alone here in my own mind.
There is no map
and there is no road.
It is one of a kind
just as yours is.”

“Even without wars, life is dangerous.”

“It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.”

“Only my books anoint me,
and a few friends,
those who reach into my veins.”

“The joy that isn’t shared dies young.”

“Don’t worry if they say you’re crazy. They said that about me and yet I was saner than all of them. I knew. No matter. You know. Insane or sane, you know. It’s a good thing to know – no matter what they call it.”

“You have a thousand prayers, but God has one.”

“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.”

All quotes by Anne Sexton

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Until I make It

James Baldwin
Baldwin quote

All quotes by James Baldwin

Illustration by Victoria Cassinova

 

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The Story of Each Stone

The story of each stone

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quqotes by W.S. Merwin

W.S. Merwin: To Plant a Tree

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poems by W.S. Merwin

W.S. Merwin

All quotes by W.S. Merwin

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Do Not Fear Mistakes

miles davis

“I know what the power of silence is. When I used to play in clubs, everybody was loud; there was a lot of noise. So I would take my mute off the microphone, and I would play something so soft that you could hardly hear it.”

“It’s not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change.”

“Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.”

“Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherf*cker who plays it is 80 percent.”

“Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there.”

“Do not fear mistakes. There are none.”

All quotes by Miles Davis

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The Generosity of Morgan Harper Nichols

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Morgan Harper Nichols artist

Morgan Harper Nichols work

Morgan Harper Nichols writer

Morgan Harper Nichols words

Morgan Harper Nichols art

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From the Instagram account of @morganharpernichols

Morgan Harper Nichols

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