The soul never thinks without a picture.
When a person accepts a broader definition of reality, a broader net is cast upon the waters of fortune.
- Tom Robbins
"Skinny Legs And All"
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower;
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
- William Blake
It is said that whenever a friend reported enthusiastically, "I have just been promoted!" Jung would say, "I'm very sorry to hear that; but if we all stick together, I think we will get through it." If a friend arrived depressed and ashamed, saying, "I've just been fired," Jung would say, "Let's open a bottle of wine; this is wonderful news; something good will happen now."
- Robert Bly
The bones of countless thousands lie on the plains of hesitation.
He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail.
- Abraham Maslow
Do or do not.
There is no try.
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.
- W. H. Murray
The Scottish Himalayan Expedition
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein
The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
- Mark Russell
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce
It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tiredyou quit when the gorilla is tired.
- Robert Strauss
When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
- Yogi Berra
There's no limit to what you can achieve if you don't mind who gets the credit.
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
- Aldous Huxley