” Today, this day was a brimming cup,
today, this day was the immense wave,
today, it was all the earth.
Today the stormy sea
lifted us in a kiss
so high that we trembled
in a lightning flash
and, tied, we went down
to sink without untwining.
Today our bodies became vast,
they grew to the edge of the world
and rolled melting
into a single drop
of wax or meteor.”
– Pablo Neruda.
” We always feel our reality isn’t enough. So we consume drugs and give ourselves artificial memories; we want to escape from the confinement of our lives. But I assure you that the only way to resolve the conflict is to learn to accept it and find your own place in the world.”
– Rosa Montero.
“Who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined?”
– Italo Calvino.
“Undress. Take off your clothes. Take off your body. Hang them up behind the door. Tonight we can go deeper than disguise.”
– Jeanette Winterson.
“You’ve a place in my heart no one else ever could have.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald.
“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
– Vincent van Gogh.
“Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mate and their pack. Yet both have been hounded, harassed and falsely imputed to be devouring and devious, overly aggressive, of less value than those who are their detractors.”
– Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
“See the light in others, and treat them as if that is all you see.”
– Wayne Dyer.
“Do not allow yourself to be misled by the surfaces of things.”
– Rainer Maria Rilke.
” We like to stress the commonness of heroes. Essences seem undemocratic. We feel oppressed by the call to greatness. We regard an interest in glory or perfection as a sign of mental unhealthiness, and have decided that high achievers, who are called overachievers, owe their surplus ambition to a defect in mothering (either too little or too much). We want to admire but think we have a right not to be intimidated. We dislike feeling inferior to an ideal. So away with ideals, with essences. The only ideals allowed are healthy ones — those everyone may aspire to, or comfortably imagine oneself possessing.”
– Susan Sontag.
” Whether you’re a libertarian liberal or a more egalitarian liberal, the idea is that justice means being non-judgmental with respect to the preferences people bring to public life.”
– Michael Sandel.
” I think, in terms of corporate philosophy, I’ve always believed that you’ve got to treat people in a very very egalitarian manner in the sense I like to treat people on a one-to-one basis. And I like people to take on a lot of responsibilities because I think with a sense of responsibility also comes a sense of purpose.”
– Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw