I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.

Elbert Hubbard

 

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The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. No, not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass where ever you may be.

Robert Fulghum

 

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No matter what accomplishments you achieve, somebody helps you.

Althea Gibson

 

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Take care of yourself — you never know when the world will need you.

Rabbi Hillel

 

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And love will simply have no choice but to go into battle with space and time, and furthermore, to win.

James Baldwin
Nothing Personal, a collaboration with photographer Richard Avedon

 

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We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that something deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

e.e. cummings

 

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Art makes life bearable. It isn’t a luxury. Like our capacity for understanding, and our experience of love, it is a vitally important part of life.

Gillian Pederson Krag

 

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All good things are wild, and free.

Henry David Thoreau

 

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People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give,

and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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