I’ve been sharing quotations on Facebook. These quotations typically come from my own reading/learning and therefore have significant meaning in my life (or at least to a life I aspire to). At the end of the week I’m recapping the quotations on my blog with the source material.
There seemed to be endless obstacles preventing me from living with my eyes open, but as I gradually followed up clue after clue it seemed that the root cause of them all was fear. – Marion Milner: A Life of One’s Own
MANY PEOPLE DEDICATE THEIR LIVES TO ACTUALIZING A CONCEPT OF WHAT THEY SHOULD BE LIKE, RATHER THAN ACTUALIZING THEMSELVES. This difference between SELF-ACTUALIZING and SELF-IMAGE ACTUALIZING is very important. Most people only live for their image. – Bruce Lee: Artist of Life
The trouble was the familiar one: too much power, too little knowledge. – Wendell Berry: What Are People For?
When I’m sometimes asked ‘When will there be enough [women on the Supreme Court]?’ and I say ‘When there are nine,’ people are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that. – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
ANY CULTURE TELLS YOU HOW TO LIVE your one and only life: to wit, as everyone else does. -Annie Dillard: The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New
The impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes. – Annie Dillard: The Writing Life
If the opponent does not move, then I do not move. At the opponent’s slightest move, I move first. – Wu Yu-hsiang (from Josh Waitzkin: The Art of Learning)