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A Million Really Exciting Things

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Patti Smith Crawling on Stage

“For everything bad, there’s a million really exciting things, whether it’s someone puts out a really great book, there’s a new movie, there’s a new detective, the sky is unbelievably golden, or you have the best cup of coffee you ever had in your life.”

“If I’ve learned one thing in life, it’s not to be so judgmental of other people.”

“An artist may have burdens the ordinary citizen doesn’t know, but the ordinary citizen has burdens that many artists never even touch.”

“Nothing is a hobby – each discipline is its own world with its own high standards. Of course, every artist has ‘minor works’ that they do, but I don’t think I have any ‘minor disciplines.'”

“I think we have a creative impulse where suffering can magnify our work, but so can joy. You can be in love and write the greatest love song ever. Sometimes I think too much suffering makes it difficult to do one’s work.”

“I never felt oppressed because of my gender. When I’m writing a poem or drawing, I’m not a female; I’m an artist.”

All quotes by Patti Smith

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You Control the Chapters

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“You’re basically telling your story. We’re all writing a book, whether you realize it or not. And the beautiful thing about the book that you write, is that you control the chapters. Whether one chapter ends bad or not, there is another chapter that starts after that. And it keeps on going, and your job is to make sure that your book ends well. And when that book ends well, you’re going to look back at your story and you’re gonna say, “I wouldn’t have had it any other way, because I did it the right way. I worked, and I got what the fuck I worked for at the end, like I was suppose to.” No matter what, it will pay off. For some it takes more time than others, for some it’s faster. One man or woman’s journey has nothing to do with the next. Focus on yours and yours only. You’re competing with yourself. That’s who you’re competing with — yourself! Nobody else. There is nobody else holding you back but you. That’s it. In any craft, whether you choose comedy, acting, the business world — whatever it is, it’s you against you. You can’t become the best version of you until you realize your self worth.”

Quote by Kevin Hart

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Terence Mckenna Interviews Ram Dass

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I rewatched a video I posted on this blog in 2011 — and it still delights me! It’s an interview between Terence Mckenna and Ram Dass‬. It’s actually four short Youtube videos of one discussion. You can click on the link below to view the original blog post. It may not be for everyone — but I highly recommend it!

Link: www.sundayisforlovers.wordpress.com/2011/04/10

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Magic of Thinking Big

Magic of Thinking Big

“Think little goals and expect little achievements.”

“Remember, you see in any situation what you expect to see.”

“Then it dawned on me that no one else was going to believe in me until I believed in myself.”

“Success depends on the support of other people. The only hurdle between you and what you want to be is the support of others.”

“Do what you fear and fear disappears.”

“Action cures fear.”

“How you think determines how you act. How you act, in turn, determines how others react to you.”

“Belief triggers the power to do.”

All quotes by David J. Schwartz

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Invite Someone…

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Invite someone dangerous to tea.

Allow the OUTRAGEOUS!

Teatime is the caffeine version of nap time.

Fling yourself into story telling and tea sipping.

Reveal your best dangerous self.

There are no rules!

Wear hats and gloves, and tell your most fabulous stories.

Invite someone you’ve always wanted to meet!

Be an adventure.

By S.A.R.K.

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The Great Opportunity

John Burroughs

“A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.”

“For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.”

“Leap, and the net will appear.”

“The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.”

“The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.”

“You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think.”

“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”

“The Infinite cannot be measured. The plan of Nature is so immense, but she has no plan, no scheme, but to go on and on forever. What is size, what is time, distance, to the Infinite? Nothing. The Infinite knows no time, no space, no great, no small, no beginning, no end.”

All quotes by John Burroughs

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Listen to The Voice

Shel Silverstein

There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
“I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.”
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What’s right for you — just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.

by Shel Silverstein

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