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  • #1
    Terence McKenna
    “Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it's a feather bed.”
    Terence McKenna

  • #2
    Terence McKenna
    “The creative act is a letting down of the net of human imagination into the ocean of chaos on which we are suspended, and the attempt to bring out of it ideas.

    It is the night sea journey, the lone fisherman on a tropical sea with his nets, and you let these nets down - sometimes, something tears through them that leaves them in shreds and you just row for shore, and put your head under your bed and pray.

    At other times what slips through are the minutiae, the minnows of this ichthyological metaphor of idea chasing.
    But, sometimes, you can actually bring home something that is food, food for the human community that we can sustain ourselves on and go forward.”
    Terence McKenna

  • #3
    “Just because someone desires you, it does not mean that they value you.

    Read it over.


    Let those words resonate in your mind.”
    Nayyirah Waheed

  • #4
    “Someone can be madly in love with you and still not be ready. They can love you in a way you have never been loved and still not join you on the bridge. And whatever their reasons you must leave. Because you never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge. You never ever have to convince someone to do the work to be ready. There is more extraordinary love, more love that you have never seen, out here in this wide and wild universe. And there is the love that will be ready.”
    Nayyirah Waheed

  • #5
    “when you meet that person. a person. one of your soulmates. let the connection. relationship. be what it is. it may be five mins. five hours. five days. five months. five years. a lifetime. five lifetimes. let it manifest itself the way it is meant to. it has an organic destiny. this way if it stays or if it leaves, you will be softer. from having been loved this authentically. souls come into. return. open. and sweep through your life for a myriad of reasons. let them be who. and what they are meant.”
    Nayyirah Waheed

  • #6
    “Chemistry is you touching my arm and it setting fire to my mind"
    Nayyirah Waheed”
    Nayyirah Waheed

  • #7
    Albert Einstein
    “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed. The insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms—this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.”
    Albert Einstein, Living Philosophies

  • #8
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “Death takes us by surprise,
    And stays our hurrying feet;
    The great design unfinished lies,
    Our lives are incomplete
    But in the dark unknown,
    Perfect their circles seem,
    Even as a bridge's arch of stone
    Is rounded in the stream.
    Alike are life and death,
    When life in death survives,
    And the uninterrupted breath
    Inspires a thousand lives.
    Were a star quenched on high,
    For ages would its light,
    Still traveling downward from the sky,
    Shine on our mortal sight.
    So when a great man dies,
    For years beyond our ken,
    The light he leaves behind him lies
    Upon the paths of men.”
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Complete Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • #9
    Lewis Carroll
    “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #10
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #11
    Do one thing every day that scares you.
    “Do one thing every day that scares you.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #12
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #13
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Once I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: "No good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #14
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #15
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. ”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #16
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #17
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #18
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #19
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one. You cannot make any useful contribution in life unless you do this.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #20
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Every time you meet a situation you think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it, you find that forever after you are freer than you were before.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #21
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #22
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are. ”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #23
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #24
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Don't call a woman a bitch. Call her an ass-hole. It still gets your point across and it's not sexist.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #25
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Will people ever be wise enough to refuse to follow bad leaders or to take away the freedom of other people?”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

  • #26
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “To be a citizen in a democracy, a human being must be given a healthy start.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #27
    Atticus Poetry
    “I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love, and a little drunk.”