Friday, 21 January 2022

Quotes 362: Hafiz

"God breaks the heart again and again until it stays open."

–– Hafiz (1315-1390), Persian poet 

via Sketchbook 11, 2010,  p. 2

Thursday, 20 January 2022

Quotes 361: Jane Goodall

"It actually doesn't take much to be considered a difficult woman. That's why there are so many of us."

–– Jane Goodall (b. 1934), English primatologist and anthropologist 

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Quotes 360: bell hooks

"To be truly visionary we have to root our imagination in our concrete reality while simultaneously imagining possibilities beyond that reality."

–– bell hooks, pen name of Gloria Jean Watkins (1952-2021), American writer, academic, & activist 

via Sketchbook 26, 2022, p. 134

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Quotes 359: Joan Didion

"I'm not telling you to make the world better. I'm just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, but to live in it. To look at it. To try to get the picture. To live recklessly. To take chances. To make your own work and take pride in it. To seize the moment." 

–– Joan Didion (1934-2021), American writer 

via Sketchbook 26, 2022, p. 135

Monday, 17 January 2022

Quotes 358: Betty Shayer

"Don't let your epitaph read: She died without causing a scene." 

–– Betty Shayer, San Francisco Breast Cancer Activist 

via Sketchbook 10, 2010, p. 149

Sunday, 16 January 2022

Quotes 357: Nellie McClung

"Don't apologize; don't explain; just get it done and let them howl." 

–– Nellie McClung (1873-1951), Canadian writer, social activist, politician, and suffragette 

via Sketchbook 10, 2010, p. 149 

Saturday, 15 January 2022

Quotes 356: Théodore Géricault

"Although obstacles and difficulties frighten ordinary people, they are the necessary food of genius. They cause it to mature, and raise it up ... All that obstructs the path of genius inspires a state of feverish agitation, upsetting and overturning those obstacles, and producing masterpieces." 

–– Théodore Géricault (1791-1824), French painter

via Sketchbook 10, 2010. p. 147