Collected Quotes September-October 2013

My main page on quotes is Quotes to Make You Think. Additional ones can be found under the Quotes tag.


As long as you seek for something, you will get the shadow of reality and not reality itself. — Shunryu Suzuki

I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them. — Boris Pasternak

None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.  — Anne Rice

A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way. — Caroline Gordon

Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach. — Anne Bradstreet

Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview – nothing more constraining, more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty. — Stephen Jay Gould (I found this hilarious as dogmatic is how I perceived his books.)

Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power — not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and they don’t want it to exist. — Bell Hooks

You must understand that there is more than one path to the top of the mountain. — Miyamoto Musashi

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