Monday, December 16, 2013

Wonderful Quotes from the Blog Giveaway

Thanks to all who entered the blog giveaway for the little brush booklet with a quote from Jenny Hunter Groat and the wonderful quotes they shared. Here they are:

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Dorothy Parker

Suppose we did our work
like the snow, quietly, quietly,
leaving nothing out.
Wendell Berry's entire poem "Like Snow" in "Leavings: Poems"

I want to end with something that will baffle me for some time.
~ Philip Guston

To remember who you are, You need to forget who they told you to be...

For truly there is magic in the seeing. Open your eyes…then open them again.
Terry Prachett

Luck Favors the Prepared, Darling.
Edna Mode

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened
Anatole France

peace is every step - Thich Nhat Than

"Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable." - Mary Oliver

In honor of Jenny Hunter Groat and other mentors, this:
"Some people cross your path and change your whole direction."
(I do not know the author and could not find it in a search.)

Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows. -- Rilke

"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then, what am I?"
Hillel, a Jewish scholar

"nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands" from ee cummings "somewhere i have never traveled" and, for extra credit: "What is it that you are going to do with your one wild and precious life?!" from Mary Oliver's "Wild Geese"

Pablo Picasso -- "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."

"There are also times in life when a person has to rush off in pursuit of hopefulness."
— Jean Giono quoted in The Music of Time by John S. Dunne

"That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time." —John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

"Silence is the medium in which great things fashion themselves."
—Thomas Carlyle

"Patience is a virtue, well-rewarded!"
~~Patricia Points

"Becoming comfortable with uncertainty is essential to creativity."
Jenny Hunter Groat

"A person's hand is the person."  — Kaz Tanahashi (Brush Mind)

One of my favorite quotes: If I remember correctly it is from Shakespeare, 
'tis an ill cook who cannot lick his (her) own fingers.  

The last of the brush booklets are now on my etsy shop with quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Shunryu Suzuki, and Rabindranath Tagore.

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