Monday, 20 September 2021

Quotes 238: Thomas Merton

"To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to the violence of our times." 

–– Thomas Merton (1915-1968), American Trappist monk, writer, scholar, and social activist

via Sketchbook #26, p. 44

Sunday, 19 September 2021

Quotes 237: Mario Batali

"Always choose joy." 

–– Mario Batali (b. 1960), American chef, restauranteur, and writer

via Sketchbook #26, p. 44

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Quotes 236: William Powers

"The moments we enjoy most as they unfold, and that we treasure long afterward, are the ones we experience most deeply. Depth roots us in the world, gives life substance and wholeness. It enriches our work, our relationships, everything we do. It's the essential ingredient in a good life and one of the qualities we admire most in others." 

–– William Powers (b. 1961), American writer, journalist, and technologist 

via: Sketchbook #26, p. 94 

Friday, 17 September 2021

Quotes 235: José Ortega y Gasset

"Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are." 

–– José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955), Spanish philosopher and essayist 

via Sketchbook # 26, p. 93 

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Quotes 234: Yohji Yamamoto

"I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion." 

–– Yohji Yamamoto (b. 1943), Japanese fashion designer 

via Sketchbook #26, p. 84

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Quotes 233: David Carradine

"If you cannot be a poet, be a poem." 

–– David Carradine (1936-2009), American actor 

via Sketchbook #26, p. 79

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Quotes 232: Alan Watts

"Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by degree of presence." 

–– Alan Watts (1915-1973), British philosopher and writer 

via: Sketchbook #26, p. 76