David Lynch // "Just slow things down and it becomes more beautiful."
Bob Dylan // "And it dawned on me that I might have to change my inner thought patterns...that I would have to start believing in possibilities that I wouldn't have allowed before, that I had been closing my creativity down to a very narrow, controllable scale...that things had become too familiar and I might have to disorient myself."
Anne Sexton // "Watch out for intellect, because it knows so much it knows nothing and leaves you hanging upside down, mouthing knowledge as your heart falls out of your mouth."
Maya Angelou // "There were people who went to sleep last night, poor and rich and white and black, but they will never wake again. And those dead folks would give anything at all for just five minutes of this... So you watch yourself about complaining. What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it."
John Lennon // "The more real you get, the more unreal the world gets."
T.S. Eliot // "What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. And they have changed since then. To pretend that they and we are the same is a useful and convenient social convention which must sometimes be broken. We must remember that at every meeting we are meeting a stranger."
Doris Lessing // "Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly throughout his or her school life is something like this: You are in the process of being indoctrinated... What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture... You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors... Those of you who are more robust and individual...will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself, educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always...that they are being molded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society."
Anne Frank // "Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy."
Dalai Lama // "This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness."