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.
He is in the clean and well-lit prison of one idea. – G.K. Chesterton
Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Character is what you really are; reputation is merely what you are perceived to be. – John Wooden
The paradox of hospitality is that it wants to create emptiness, not a fearful emptiness, but a friendly emptiness where strangers can enter and discover themselves as created free. . . . Hospitality is not a subtle invitation to adopt the life style of the host, but the gift of a chance for the guest to find [their] own. – Henri Nouwen – Reaching Out
I have a different perspective on booing.(Paraphrased comments from Bob Dylan about being booed at concerts after going electric. Source: No Direction Home – Martin Scorsese)
I thought what an awful thing is idealism when reality is so marvelous. – Marion Milner: A Life of One’s Own
I would like to learn, or remember, how to live. – Annie Dillard: Teaching a Stone to Talk
The truth knocks on the door and you say, “Go away, I’m looking for the truth,” and so it goes away. Puzzling. – Robert Pirsig: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.