Quotes that inspire me, accompanied by some of my favourite photos:
“Use what talent you possess.
The woods would be very quiet
if no birds sang except those that sang best.”
Henry Van Dyke
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Live the life you’ve imagined.”
Henry David Thoreau
“The wise man builds his world out of beautiful sunsets
and thrilling experiences and the song of the stars
and romance and miracles.”
“Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it.
Action has magic, grace and power in it.”
“Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.”
“The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness;
and knows that yesterday is but today’s memory
and tomorrow is today’s dream.”
“Follow your bliss and doors will open
where there were no doors before.”
“How does one become a butterfly?” she asked pensively.
“You must want to fly so much
that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
“Listen, are you breathing just a little,
and calling it a life?”
“Inside everyone is a great shout of joy
waiting to be born.”
“Nothing is impossible, unless you think it is.”
“The future belongs to those who believe
in the beauty of their dreams.”
What can writers and other creatives learn from Picasso? Artist & Illustrators magazine asked Picasso’s grandson how many works his grandfather created.
The answer: “It is quite difficult to answer but we are almost able to say that since he was very young he made 2 or 3 works every day. But in his personal collection there were 2000 paintings, 12000 drawings, 300 sculptures, 4000 ceramics, a few thousand print objects.
His attitude was if you want to do something, just do it.
And that’s what we can learn from Picasso.
“Once upon a time you believed in Love and Magic.
Then, one day, you stopped. That’s why you never found it.
You stopped listening to what you felt. You need to fix that….
Just remember – Playing it safe is a very risky business….
It’s what you say ‘YES’ to that determines your life.
The ‘NO’S’ just lead NO – where.”
Excerpts from the film “If You Believe.”
“We travel the endless corridors of time
until one day we find a pathway that leads us to our heart.”
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane
by those who could not hear the music.”
“May I have the courage, today, to live the life that I would love,
to postpone my dream no longer,
but do at last what I came here for,
and waste my heart on fear no more.”
“……I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not
enough, what is enough?”
Vincent Van Gogh
We are all wanderers on this earth.
Our hearts are full of wonder,
and our souls are deep with dreams.”
“Nature is painting for us day after day,
pictures of infinite beauty
if only we have the eyes to see them.”