From the ongoing project ‘In my secret garden’
The very essence of romance is uncertainty.
~ Oscar Wilde
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
~ Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning
When you're weary, feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all;
I'm on your side. When times get rough
And friends just can't be found,
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.
~ Simon & Garfunkel, Bridge Over Troubled Water
I must admit, I sometimes find it useful in my practice to delineate the various typologies of personality as cats and hens and ducks and swans and so forth. There is nothing wrong with ducks, or with swans. But ducks are ducks and swans are swans.
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Woman Who Run With Wolves
Feet, what do I need them for
If I have wings to fly.
~ Frida Kahlo
Remember the quiet wonders. The world has more need of them than it has for warriors.
~ Charles de Lint, Moonheart
Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines.
~ George R.R. Martin
Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.
~ Albert Einstein
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dream on, dream on
there's nothing wrong
If you dream on, dream on
Of being a swan
~ Michele Centonze, Elisa Toffoli, Swan
When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
~ Wendell Berry, Sex, Economy, Freedom. And Community: Eight Essays
The stork is voiceless because there is really nothing to say.
~ Will Cuppy
I am coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith, and that a soft landing is never guaranteed.
~ Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby
If the black box flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn’t the whole airplane made out of that stuff?
~ George Carlin
Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.
~ Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost
I am flying,
I am flying
Like a bird
'Cross the sky
I am flying,
Passing high clouds
To be with you,
To be free
~ Rod Stewart: Sailing
Everything has its beauty