Every moment in your life is a turning and every one a choosing. Somewhere you made a choice. All followed to this. The accounting is scrupulous. The shape is drawn. No line can be erased. I had no belief in your ability to move a coin to your bidding. How could you? A person’s path through the world seldom changes and even more seldom will it change abruptly. And the shape of your path was visible from the beginning.
Cormac McCarthy – No Country for Old Men
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…
Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Suess
Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi - Bilinmiyor
Every object, every being
is a jar full of delight.
Filed under Poetry, Quotes, Rumi
This week’s quote is somewhat similar in meaning to the one from last week – only shorter.
The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt
Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views.
Odysseus and the Sirens, Greek Red-Figure Stamnos Vase, c. 480-460 BCE, British Museum
Oh for shame, how the mortals put the blame on us gods, for they say evils come from us, but it is they, rather, who by their own recklessness win sorrow beyond what is given.
Zeus in The Odyssey
I’m just starting this book (The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield) and am already fascinated by all of the beautiful passages about the love of books, words, and reading. Here’s one of them to help us kick off the week!
There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.
Check out The Thirteenth Tale on Amazon.
Filed under Books, Quotes