Quotes

I love sentences and quotes. When I’m reading a book every once in a while I’ll make a note of a nice sentence, because I want to keep it in mind. I’ll post some favorite ones here (I add the newest one on top).

“Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life itself reveals again and again the opposite: that letting go is the path to real freedom.”
Sogyal Rinpoche (from the book ‘Glimpse after glimpse’)

“Human civilization will thrive with cooperation and will die with competition.”
Bruce Lipton (from the documentary ‘Kymatica’)

 

“I can’t overestimate the importance of accepting ourselves exactly as we are right now, not as we wish we were or think we ought to be.”
Pema Chödrön (from the book ‘Living beautifully with Uncertainty and Change’)

 

“That is one of the fundamental goals of the Buddhist path: to help people live more openly, wisely, and generously toward themselves and others.”
Tsoknyi Rinpoche (from the book ‘Open heart, open mind’)

 

“We are all something happening in space.”
Alan Watts

 

“Ultimately, you’ve won when your dreams have broken past your fear.”
Joshua fields milburn (from the book ‘Everything that remains’)

 

“How do migrating birds know which one to follow? What if the lead bird just wants to be alone?”
Bill Bryson (from the book ‘The life and times of the Thunderbolt kid’)

 

“Nothing is good or bad but thinking makes it so.”
Dalai Lama

 

“Imagine that everyone is enlightened except you. The people you meet are all here to teach you something.”
Richard Carlson (from the book ‘Don’t sweat the small stuff’)

 

“If you check carefully, you will see that no matter how many things you have or how hard you try to achieve them, if there’s no compassion in your heart, you never feel quite right.”
Lama Zopa Rinpoche

 

“What feels like a nervous break-down may just be a nervous break-through.”
Matt Padwick (from the book ‘Running contradiction’)

 

“Faster is not always desirable, and going straight to what you want is not always better.”
Daniel H. Levitin (from the book ‘The organized mind’)

 

“This is the way of peace- overcome evil with good, and falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.”

Peace Pilgrim

“If you don’t see any positive qualities in anybody, it doesn’t mean that you are the best. It means that you are closed.”
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

“How futile to attempt to own anything that you cannot take with you, when all you can take with you is what you have done.”
Peter Cornish (From the book ‘Dazzled by daylight.’)

“As we look, gradually we’ll come to notice that thoughts and feelings aren’t as fixed or solid as they originally appeared. Impermanence has its advantages. All things change – even our hopes and fears.”
Yongey Mingur Rinpoche (from book ‘Joyful wisdom’)

“How much better the world would be if nothing went faster than donkeys. We might even slow down enough to catch up with ourselves, and become aware, in the new silence, of the answers that flow from all that surrounds us.”
Peter Cornish (From the book ‘Dazzled by daylight.’)

“Violence cannot remove violence- everyone knows that.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.”
Janis Joplin

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.”
Caroline Myss (from the book ‘Anatomy of the soul)

“Not all those who wander are lost.“
J. Tolkien

“By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.“
Edwin Elliot

“It’s not the destination that you’re reaching for, it’s the process along the way that is so life-giving.“
Abraham Hicks

“The greatest prison that people live in, is the fear of what other people might think.“
David Icke (in movie ‘Thrive’)