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Quotes About Visionary

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Jodi Picoult
“The first question she was asked was What do you do? as if that were enough to define you. Nobody ever asked you who you really were, because that changed. You might be a judge or a mother or a dreamer. You might be a loner or a visionary or a pessimist. You might be the victim, and you might be the bully. You could be the parent, and also the child. You might wond one day and heal the next.”
Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes

Christina Westover
“Someone who dreams cannot be forced to stop—there are no limitations to dreams, because we do not own dreams, dreams are from God.”
Christina Westover, Poisoning Sylvie

Aldous Huxley
“It's a very salutary thing to realize that the rather dull universe in which most of us spend most of our time is not the only universe there is. I think it's healthy that people should have this experience.”
Aldous Huxley, Moksha: Writings on Psychedelics & the Visionary Experience

Bell Hooks
“Fame is fun, money is useful, celebrity can be exciting, but finally life is about optimal well-being and how we achieve that in dominator culture, in a greedy culture, in a culture that uses so much of the world’s resources. How do men and women, boys and girls, live lives of compassion, justice and love? And I think that’s the visionary challenge for feminism and all other progressive movements for social change.”
Bell Hooks

“The tribe often thinks the visionary has turned his back on them. When, in fact, the visionary has simply turned his face to the future.”
Ray Davis

E.M. Forster
“They wept for humanity, those two, not for themselves. They could not bear that this should be the end. Ere silence was completed their hearts were opened, and they knew what had been important on the earth. Man, the flower of all flesh, the noblest of all creatures visible, man who had once made god in his image, and had mirrored his strength on the constellations, beautiful naked man was dying, strangled in the garments that he had woven. Century after century had he toiled, and here was his reward. Truly the garment had seemed heavenly at first, shot with colours of culture, sewn with the threads of self-denial. And heavenly it had been so long as man could shed it at will and live by the essence that is his soul, and the essence, equally divine, that is his body. The sin against the body - it was for that they wept in chief; the centuries of wrong against the muscles and the nerves, and those five portals by which we can alone apprehend - glozing it over with talk of evolution, until the body was white pap, the home of ideas as colourless, last sloshy stirrings of a spirit that had grasped the stars. ”
E.M. Forster

Joanna Gawn
“In order to survive as a race, as a planet, you must learn to share light. There is no other way.”
Joanna Gawn, The Cordello Quest

Toba Beta
“Visionary builds what dreamers imagined.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“COMPETITOR is one who can steal a few deals, but, the pinch of which, A VISIONARY Never feels...!”
Sujit Lalwani, Life Simplified!

Nikki Rowe
“i loved her, for she was beauty dressed in a selfless personality and the skin of unconditional love. A voice of truthful melody and eyes holding a vision so large, maybe, just maybe she was born to change the world.”
Nikki Rowe

Roman Payne
“A 'dreamer' is one possesses the gift of dreaming by day. Sure, many dream at night, but don’t also small babies and animals dream at night? To dream by day and dream aloud: Is this not the reward for all the troubles we humans must face?”
Roman Payne, Europa: Limited Time Edition

E.D.E.N. Southworth
“There is some advantage in having imagination, since that visionary faculty opens the mental eyes to facts that more practical and duller intellects could never see.”
E.D.E.N. Southworth, Capitola's Peril

William Golding
“-Iti spun un lucru. Ce este mai apropiat decat fratele de frate, mama de copil?Ce este mai apropiat decat mana de gura, gandul de minte? E viziunea, Roger. Nu ma astept ca tu sa intelegi asta...
-Dar pricep,mai incape vorba!
Jocelin isi inalta chipul si deodata zambi:
-Chiar intelegi?
-Dar vine clipa in care viziunea nu mai e decat jocul copilului de-a-sa-zicem.
-Aha!
Clatina din cap, incet, atent; si luminile plutira.
-Atunci nu intelegi deloc. Deloc.”
William Golding, The spire, William Golding : notes

Israelmore Ayivor
“Whatever makes you crazy is what you were created to crack. Whatever makes you sleepless is what you were born to succeed in. Don’t give up!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Watchwords

Scott Kaelen
“Moses threw the spent cigarette butt to the ground. It bounced once then lay still. A lazy wisp of smoke drifted towards the reaching shadows. He pushed himself to his feet and brushed flakes of grit from the seat of his jeans. Stuffing his hands in his pockets, he moved away from the pipe and began to negotiate a route down the alley. A rivulet of cans, wrappers and remnants of kebabs dotted the ground like flotsam; the waste of nights past, discarded by the nameless, faceless masses marking their territories with futile gestures. Oh, sure, the trash was still emptied these days – there were still garbage men around, but it just delayed the inevitable, prolonging the agony of a tired and dying world.”
Scott Kaelen, Moses Garrett / Angerland

“I don't believe in dreams that don't evolve, if your potential develops all the time, how is it possible that your dreams stay the same.”
Unarine Ramaru

T.F. Hodge
“Selfish Dreamscapes
If you have a dream, as you should, relish in being selfish about building every passionate aspect of it. The crowd of spectators and consumers will still be exactly where you left them... gossiping about everybody else's dream but their own.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Steve Maraboli
“Visionary', is what we call successful people who were wise enough to not listen when we called them delusional.”
Steve Maraboli

Scott Kaelen
“With the fading of the final notes the saxophone player turns to me. Its baleful, otherworldly gaze bores into my soul. It lowers its instrument to the disc and extends a podgy, grey hand to point at me. It looms closer, its head expanding, arm elongating. A clammy digit brushes the tip of my nose and a tingling numbness spreads over my face like an ice-cold spider web.
A voice like the rustle of dried leaves whispers inside my head: “Forever…” The last syllable stretches, just like my grandfather’s dying breath.
And the beady, black orbs are no longer eyes but deep, obsidian pits…”
Scott Kaelen, Falling

Scott Kaelen
“A crush of bodies surrounded the featureless monument. The enraged dead clambered atop their ghastly kin. Caiaphas tucked his knees to his chest and hugged his legs tightly, staring at the scores of ragged, flailing hands as they scratched for purchase over the edge of the cylinder. Metal thrummed and thunder roared, filling his head.
Now there were words within the deafening roar.
“Straaaange,” they seemed to say.
“Daaaace…”
“Straaaangerrrr…”
Then a quick, awful chant: “CAIAPHAS! FOREVER! CAI—”
And with a piercing whistle it ended as his eardrums burst.”
Scott Kaelen, Island in the Sands

Scott Kaelen
“Ah, Drilos. I wanted someone to talk to, but I never counted on a conversation quite so hilarious. Not only are you saying I’m the multiverse, but also that I’m becoming something devoid of existence? Ridiculous. Right now I’m just a disembodied consciousness, but as long as I exist in a void then the void won’t be a void. Right now I consist of energy rather than matter; it’s just nature’s way of compensating for the random space-time shifts of a being it apparently doesn’t want to die. Fission, fusion – I don’t make up the laws. The where and when of me are easy questions to answer. What am I? That’s a bit more difficult, but ultimately I was born a human, and nothing can change that. The how and the why of me – now there are two questions that are impossible to answer.”
Scott Kaelen, The Hyperverse Accord

Israelmore Ayivor
“Every birth comes out of labour pains. The most difficult task is not about being pregnant with visions; it’s about delivering an impact that inspires lives.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Watchwords

“Zen is the period of time during which a person has true clarity of vision.”
Dr. Ernst Arnold

“Show me the heroes that the youth of your country look up to, and I will tell you the future of your country.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All Africans: How Every African Can Live the Life of Their Dreams

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