Five Quotes (and a short video) from Seth Godin

“Here’s the truth you have to wrestle with: the reason that art (writing, engaging, leading, all of it) is valuable is precisely why I can’t tell you how to do it. If there were a map, there’d be no art, because art is the act of navigating without a map. Don’t you hate that? IContinue reading “Five Quotes (and a short video) from Seth Godin”

Five Quotes From Ernest Hemingway

When I was a young and impressionable man two writers in particular had a great effect on my life: Jack Kerouac and Ernest Hemingway. Like them or not, they both had their own style of writing and didn’t follow others; individualism, I believe, is a virtue hidden in all of us but we often stifleContinue reading “Five Quotes From Ernest Hemingway”

Five Quotes from Joseph Campbell

“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know theyContinue reading “Five Quotes from Joseph Campbell”

Five Quotes About Bicycles

Photo found here. Get a bicycle.  You will certainly not regret it, if you live.—Mark Twain When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.–H.G. Wells  Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. It has done more to emancipate women than anything elseContinue reading “Five Quotes About Bicycles”

Five Quotes from Leo Tolstoy

“Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.” “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” “I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him andContinue reading “Five Quotes from Leo Tolstoy”

Five Quotes and a Song from Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is a favorite singer-songwriter of mine so it’s only appropriate that I post about him as he reaches the milestone of 70 years on this earth. The internet, of course, abounds with videos of him (some great, some not-so-great, and some where he seems almost like a parody of himself), but the belowContinue reading “Five Quotes and a Song from Bob Dylan”

Five Quotes From Bob Marley

Bob Marley, 6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981 Picture found here. Redemption Song is one of my favorite songs by Bob Marley and the Wailers, and the below version is a very moving one (I think). For five more quotes from Bob Marley, click here. To read Five Quotes from other people, click here.Continue reading “Five Quotes From Bob Marley”

Five Quotes from Albert Einstein

Yes, I know it is actually 6 quotes–counting the one in the below image–but I find them all inspiring. For more quotes from Einstein, click here. “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”  “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius —Continue reading “Five Quotes from Albert Einstein”

Five Quotes from Helen Keller

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in theContinue reading “Five Quotes from Helen Keller”

Five Quotes from The Dalai Lama

Photo found here.    Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness. Today, more than ever before, life mustContinue reading “Five Quotes from The Dalai Lama”

Five Quotes from Thich Nhat Hanh

Photo found here. To visit the website of Plum Village, click here; to read more about Thich Nhat Hanh, click here. “Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature.” “People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle isContinue reading “Five Quotes from Thich Nhat Hanh”