I’ve been sharing quotations on Facebook and then recapping on this blog. These quotations typically come from my own reading/learning/listening and therefore have significant meaning in my life (or at least to a life I aspire to).
We tend to think that the future happens later, but we’re creating it in our minds every day. When the present falls apart, so does the future we had associated with it. And having the future taken away is the mother of all plot twists.
― Lori Gottlieb
Odd as it may seem, I am my remembering self, and the experiencing self, who does my living, is like a stranger to me.
― Daniel Kahneman
There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.
― Alain de Botton
Damage begets a different destiny than one you might have had otherwise, but it does not preclude having a life or making things that matter. Sometimes it’s not despite but because of something terrible that you become who you are meant to be and set to the work you’re meant to do.
– Rebecca Solnit: Recollections of My Nonexistence
If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.
– Gospel of St. Thomas / Quoted by Dani Shapiro / Interview: From The Inside Out Podcast with Rivkah and Eda.
You don’t make your words true by embellishing them with religious lace. In making your speech sound more religious, it becomes less true.
– Eugene H. Peterson
Almost nothing important that ever happens to you happens because you engineer it.
― David Foster Wallace
She said to go ahead and feel the feelings. I did. They felt like shit.”― Anne Lamott