If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?

Rumi

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

Ursula K. Le Guin

You have to simply start making your work, and go public with your work, then raise the stakes, and do it again.

Jessica Abel

Learning can only happen when a child is interested. If they are not interested, it's like throwing marshmallows at their head and calling it eating.

Katrina Gutleben

Homeostasis is the force that ensures life is regulated within a range that is not just compatible with survival but also conducive to flourishing, to a projection of life into the future of an organism or a species.

Antonio Damasio

We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.

Ursula K. Le Guin

We take almost all of the decisive steps in our lives as a result of slight inner adjustments of which we are barely conscious

W. G. Sebald

The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.

C. S. Lewis

They are as children, playing with their toys in a house on fire

Gautama Buddha

[He] would rather spend his time struggling to eliminate nettles from the world than put on a pair of wellies and walk through them.

Andrew Greig