Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silentVictor Hugo
The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.Theodore Parker, Unitarian Minister 1853
I heard this quote while listening to an audiobook version of “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World”. If you haven’t read the book, I strongly recommend it. This quote resonated deeply with me, as all the darkness and violence erupting around the world, threatens to swallow up hope.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.Dalai Lama XIV
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.Marcus Aurelius
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.Virginia Woolf
“You know, I’ve really missed these evenings with you.”
“What is it that makes you love them so much, other than my incredible presence that is?”
“The smell of corn fields, and crisp evening air. The smell of leaves on the ground as they become an array of brown. It reminds me of young love and first kisses stolen under blankets… of late nights with friends now gone.”
Your life amounted to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean!
Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?David Mitchell , Cloud Atlas
This book is one of the greatest I have ever read, I’ll always be thankful to the friend that brought it into my life.