Words That Guide Me

  1. "Passion, and passion in its profoundest, is not a thing demanding a palatial stage whereon to play its part. Down among the groundlings, among the beggars and rakers of the garbage, profound passion is enacted. And the circumstances that provoke it, however trivial or mean, are no measure of its power."
    Herman Melville
  2. "I must create a system or be enslaved by another man's; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create."
    William Blake
  3. "Character is higher than intellect...A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. "A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."
    Willie Wonka
  5. "The object of education is to give man the unity of truth...I believe in a spiritual world--not as anything separate from this world--but as its innermost truth. With the breath we draw we must always feel this truth, that we are living in God."
    Rabindranath Tagore
  6. "I am not so weak as to submit to the demands of the age when they go against my convictions. I spin a cocoon around myself; let others do the same. I shall leave it to time to show what will come of it: a brilliant butterfly or maggot."
    Caspar David Friedrich
  7. "Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it."
    C.S. Lewis
  8. "The mind of man is capable of anything--because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future. What was there after all? Joy, fear, sorrow, devotion, valour, rage--who can tell?--but truth--truth stripped of its cloak of time."
    Joseph Conrad