EppsNet Archive: Quotations

In every living thing there is the desire for love. — D.H. Lawrence


The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. — Muhammad Ali


For why should my freedom be judged by another’s conscience? — I Corinthians 10:29


To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are. — Eric Hoffer


Love Conquers All . . .

30 Jun 2015 /

. . . including pleasure, peace, common sense, liberty and self-determination.


Always Something to Learn

21 Jun 2015 /

When Pablo Casals was asked at age 93 why he continued to practice the cello three hours a day, he replied, “I’m beginning to notice some improvement.”


The old ways are passing, and the new ones are yet to arrive. We are in the Open Space between what was and what might become. — Harrison Owen


Letting Go

3 May 2015 /

Let go of grief. Let go of joy. Let go of hope. Let go of fear. Let go of history. Let go of coming and going. Let go of culture. Let go of waiting. Let go of letting go.

— Rudolph Wurlitzer, Hard Travel to Sacred Places

How fully can the world be explored if you are also trying not to die? — Amy Fusselman


Doing What I Wanted To

5 Apr 2015 /

I’m just doing what I wanted to and what feels right and not settling for bullshit and it worked. How can they be mad at that?

— Janis Joplin

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. — Ralph Waldo Emerson


There are two possible situations — one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it — you will regret both. — Kierkegaard


We can regard our life as a uselessly disturbing episode in the blissful repose of nothingness. — Schopenhauer


Bad Luck

3 Feb 2015 /

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as “bad luck.”

— Robert Heinlein

Gatsby Tattoo

29 Jan 2015 /

 _The Great Gatsby_, F. Scott Fitzgerald


Anything You Want to Be

23 Jan 2015 /

You’re only as much as you settle for. If they settle for being somebody’s dishwasher that’s their own fucking problem. If you don’t settle for that and you keep fighting it, you know, you’ll end up anything you want to be.

— Janis Joplin, Village Voice, 1970

Janis Joplin


Excellence is never an accident. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives. Choice, not chance, determines your destiny. — Aristotle


What is the Way?

29 Jul 2014 /

This is now my way: where is yours?’ Thus I answered those who asked me ‘the way’. For the way – does not exist!

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
 

If a Man Neglects Education

11 Jul 2014 /


If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. — Buddha


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