Monday 22 April 2024

Quotes: Nelson Mandela

"As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

–– Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), South African anti-apartheid activist, politician, South Africa's first Black president (1994-1999), winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 1993 

via: Commonplace Book 1999-2001, 2002.

Sunday 21 April 2024

Quotes: Emily Dickinson

"No is the widest word we consign to language."

–– Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), American poet

via: Commonplace Book 1999-2001, 2002.

Saturday 20 April 2024

Quotes: Italo Calvino

"Be as light as a bird, not as a feather." 

–– Italo Calvino (1923-1985), Cuban-born Italian author and journalist 

via: Commonplace Book 1999-2001, 2002.

Friday 19 April 2024

Quotes: Harriet Rubin

"Carl Jung said that people are more frightened of their strengths than they are of their weaknesses. If we knew how good we are, Jung believed, we'd have to act on our potential." 

–– Harriet Rubin (b. 1952), American writer 

Source: Harriet Rubin. Soloing: Realizing Your Life's Ambition. New York: Harper Business, 1999; p. 80.

via: Commonplace Book 1999-2001, 2002.

Thursday 18 April 2024

Quotes: Mary Oliver

"The patterns of our lives reveal us. Our habits measure us."

–– Mary Oliver (1935-2019), American poet 

Wednesday 17 April 2024

Quotes: Iris Apfel

"I could never be friends with anybody who wasn't curious and didn't have a sense of humour." 

–– Iris Apfel (August 29, 1921- March 1, 2024), American entrepreneur and style icon 

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Quotes: Will Rogers

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. Opportunity rarely knocks on your door. Knock rather on opportunity's door if you ardently wish to enter."  

–– Will Rogers (1879-1935), American Cherokee actor, writer, cowboy 

Source: Faire Magazine Issue 9, July 2023, p. 61.

via: Aboveground Art Supplies Sketchbook 2020, 2024, p. 32.