Open Quotes

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George Saunders
“Don't be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen.”
George Saunders, The Braindead Megaphone

Vera Nazarian
“It's a fact—everyone is ignorant in some way or another.

Ignorance is our deepest secret.

And it is one of the scariest things out there, because those of us who are most ignorant are also the ones who often don't know it or don't want to admit it.

Here is a quick test:

If you have never changed your mind about some fundamental tenet of your belief, if you have never questioned the basics, and if you have no wish to do so, then you are likely ignorant.

Before it is too late, go out there and find someone who, in your opinion, believes, assumes, or considers certain things very strongly and very differently from you, and just have a basic honest conversation.

It will do both of you good.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“Half of me is filled with bursting words and half of me is painfully shy. I crave solitude yet also crave people. I want to pour life and love into everything yet also nurture my self-care and go gently. I want to live within the rush of primal, intuitive decision, yet also wish to sit and contemplate. This is the messiness of life - that we all carry multitudes, so must sit with the shifts. We are complicated creatures, and ultimately, the balance comes from this understanding. Be water. Flowing, flexible and soft. Subtly powerful and open. Wild and serene. Able to accept all changes, yet still led by the pull of steady tides. It is enough.”
Victoria Erickson

Kirstie Alley
“It's funny. No matter how hard you try, you can't close your heart forever. And the minute you open it up, you never know what's going to come in. But when it does, you just have to go for it! Because if you don't, there's not point in being here.”
Kirstie Alley

“Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.”
Buddha Siddhartha Guatama Shakyamuni

Israelmore Ayivor
“The bird dares to break the shell, then the shell breaks open and the bird can fly openly. This is the simplest principle of success. You dream, you dare and and you fly.”
Israelmore Ayivor

“Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can.”
William Feather

Sanhita Baruah
“What broke your heart so bad
That you had to close every door,
That you say you have a dark soul
And can't utter the word 'love' anymore?”
Sanhita Baruah

Karl Lagerfeld
“I'm open to everything. When you start to criticize the times you live in, your time is over.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Dejan Stojanovic
“When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Creator

Dejan Stojanovic
“The world is always open,
Waiting to be discovered.”
Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987

J.M. Barrie
“The door', replied Maimie, 'will always, always be open, and mother will always be waiting at it for me.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

“My eyes were closed, they're open now”
Damien Rice

Juliet Marillier
“His eyes reflected the open grey of the autumnal sky.”
Juliet Marillier, Daughter of the Forest

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If you feel you have to open a particular door, open it, otherwise all your life that door will haunt your mind!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Jill Bolte Taylor
“I am always in quest of being open to what the universe will bring me.”
Jill Bolte Taylor

“Your future is only as bright as your mind is open.”
Rich Wilkins

“It's not the substance of what you make known to me that's beautiful; it's the opening of your heart. It is the 'yes' in your heart to be mine. The fact that you are revealing the secrets and letting me peer into your heart--that is in itself the beautiful part.”
Dana Candler, Deep Unto Deep: The Journey of His Embrace

Israelmore Ayivor
“When the door of opportunity of your storehouse opens for you, let faith and hope enter first. When your faith leads the way, you will locate the source of your hidden treasures.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Israelmore Ayivor
“Your skull encloses your brains. But never forget that anytime you open your mouth to talk, you have opened your mind for the entire world to see what is hidden in there!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Trudi Canavan
“Most people would not open a door unless they knew what lay beyond, and even if they opened the door by mistake, they would find an uninteresting room beyond.”
Trudi Canavan, The Novice

Emmanuel Onimisi
“You could have the sharpest eyes, but if the eyes of your heart are clouded in darkness, you couldn’t see ... even if you tried. Only the Truth could really make you see.”
Emmanuel Onimisi, The Curious Case of Doctor Maundy

Jayita Bhattacharjee
“Closing my lips, I open my heart to stream the song of silence.....”
Jayita Bhattacharjee

Akshay Vasu
“Some are trying to open the doors that were never closed. Some are trying to close the doors that were never open.”
Akshay Vasu, The wrecked windows: The whispers of the beautiful hearts

Karen Celeste Hilfman
“When we risk being open, vulnerable and honest about our struggles and our joys, the fullness of who we are emerges and connects us to one another at a profound, authentic level. Sharing our stories allows us to take the risk of coming out from behind masks that separate us from one another and from ourselves. Experience has taught me that the pattern of hiding behind masks and disconnecting from authentically engaging in life is at the root of some of our greatest struggles in the times in which we live. We are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness rooted in the destructive powers of judgment, shame, blame and guilt. We are experiencing a culture that is numb to some of the deepest travesties of human history as we sooth ourselves with over-consumption of things, addictive substances and repeated mindless patterns. Too often, we are cut off from the roots of meaning at the core of our being as we strive to survive by fulfilling shallow expectations, rather than allowing ourselves to be nourished by the rich of wisdom and the vision of collaboration that is deep within us. Sharing our stories connects us at the deep level of our profound longing for community, creativity, compassion and acceptance.”
Karen Celeste Hilfman, The Mended Mirror: Reflections On Life: Wholeness In Brokenness

“In twentieth-century political thought about the future, the main dividing line when it came to institutions was between those who supported planning and the attempt to command the future and those who rejected planning in the name of the market or individual freedom. In the early Cold War, the importance of leaving individual futures open became a feature of defenses of liberalism and capitalism: where neoliberals and social liberals disagreed was about how much and what kind of institutional intervention was required to secure the conditions of an open future.”
Katrina Forrester, In the Shadow of Justice: Postwar Liberalism and the Remaking of Political Philosophy

Rajiv Malhotra
“An open past serves as a creative resource for future generations who might want to explore the roads not taken.”
Rajiv Malhotra, Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism

Gift Gugu Mona
“Faith does not mean “neglect your brains”. It only means that, even with your good brains, you are still open to God's mysterious ways.”
Gift Gugu Mona, The Essence of Faith: Daily Inspirational Quotes

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