Favorite Quotes

“Self-love is the ultimate act of inspiration.”
SARK Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

“If it's easy, it's your gift.”

“One hundred times a day I remind myself that my personal and professional life depends on the fruit of the work of other men, living and dead, and that I should make every effort to give in the same measure in which I have received and am receiving.” 

Albert Einstein 

“it is kind speech to speak to sentient beings as if you would to a baby.” 
Eihei Dogen

“There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open…” 
Martha Graham 

“Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one. You cannot make any useful contribution in life unless you do this.” 
Eleanor Roosevelt 

“Sit down right now. Give me this moment. Write whatever’s running through you. You might start with ‘this moment’ and end up writing about the gardenia you wore at your wedding seven years ago. That’s fine. Don’t try to control it. Stay present with whatever comes up, and keep your hand moving.” 
Natalie Goldberg 

“Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you.” 
Pooh, in The House at Pooh Corner, by A. A. Milne 

“Greater is thine own work, even if this be humble, than the work of another, even if this be great.” 
Bhagavad Gita 18:47-48 

"Let us not desert our own work, our own God within us, to gaze or pattern after our neighbor.” 
H. Emilie Cady

“And I said, ‘Hey, Stoltz, you’re nuts. You make a star; who the hell makes a star. You’re a thirty-eight-year-old man doing a star, little eggs, premortal little monsters; what are those things?’” 
David Stoltz, Artist 

“I fell through a crack for years. Historically, I am a nothing because I fit in no category. I can only be me.” 
Howard Hodgkin, Painter

“Breathe. Allow the breath of Spirit to move through you. Be aware that every breath you breathe, Spirit is actually breathing you. Every breath in is a baptizing and every breath out is a death or release. Go deep within yourself, to regions you have never traveled before. Feel the complete support of the universe for your existence. Breathe....breathe....breathe. As you breathe deeply, you make space in yourself to receive more of the Holy Spirit. You are Spirit. Know and accept it now.”
Reverend Alice Anderson

“Wherever you are is the entry point!” 

“O, listen—
Listen more carefully
To what is inside of you right now.”