Quotes

Compiled by James Edward David Cline SSN# 525-82-1047

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Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers "Grow, Grow".

--The Talmud

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A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.

-- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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When the soul wishes to experience something she throws an image of the experience out before her and enters into her own image.

-- Meister Eckhart

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You are seeking to forge a creative alliance, artist-to-artist, with the Great Creator. Accepting this concept can greatly expand your creative possibilities.

-- Julia Cameron with Mark Bryan

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Build your castles in the air, That is where they belong. And build your foundation strongly under them. -- Rev. Paul Sawyer, quoting Thoreau's "Walden"

***************************** All substance is energy in motion. It lives and flows. Money is symbolically a golden, flowing stream of concretized vital energy. -- The Magical Work of the Soul

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DESIDERATA

GO PLACIDLY AMID THE NOISE & HASTE, & REMEMBER WHAT PEACE THERE MAY BE IN SILENCE. AS FAR A POSSIBLE WITHOUT surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly & clearly; and listen to others, even the dull & ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud & aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain & bitter; for always there will be greater & lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity & disenchantment it is perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue & loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees & the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors & aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery & broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

-- FOUND IN OLD SAINT PAUL'S CHURCH, BALTIMORE; DATED 1692

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The universe is holodynamic. All matter, energy, and intelligence -- past, present, and future -- are part of one, dynamic whole. Realize that you are part of everything and everyone. How you treat another is a reflection of how you treat yourself.

-- V. Vernon Woolf

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When jealousy bites, like a snakebite it requires an immediate antidote .... Green is the color of jealousy; but it is also the color of hope. When you learn to harness its fierce energy on your own behalf, jealousy is part of the fuel toward a greener and more verdant future.

--Julia Cameron with Mark Bryan

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One's true desire is one's true prayer.

---derived

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Into the whole how all things flow, each into the other, blending, working...

--Fauste?

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Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent.

-- Bertrand Russell

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To date, we've gotten closest to the human mind in the infant science of parapsychology, only recently let in the back doors of the halls of Establishment Science, when the Parapsychological Association was finally admitted into membership in 1969 in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (which is sort of a super AMA for Establishment scientists, designed to keep out the riffraff.)

--P. E. Isaac Bonowits

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Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact.

-- Thomas Huxley

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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

--Arthur C. Clarke

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To many people who use it, our own technology has become indistinguishable from magic. We use many everyday things, such as personal computers, television, and microwave ovens, that would have seemed like pure, unmitigated magic to most of our ancestors. Well, they seem like magic to many of us, too -- because many, perhaps most, people use these things with little or no understanding of how they work. There is a growing tendency to feel that we already have "magic" to do so many things that there is little need to concern ourselves with discovering or inventing more. There is a tendency to feel that science is so incomprehensible that "there is no point in my trying to learn about it because it is to hard." There has long been a symbiosis, a mutual feedback, between science and science fiction. Science fiction has built on ideas from science -- and in return has helped create new science by firing up the interest that led to scientific careers. What has made science fiction special is the idea that its subject matter is not only fantastic, but at least marginally possible. A great many people, in earlier decades of this century, read tales of space travel, computers, or medical advances, recognized them as real possibilities, and told themselves, "I'm going to help make it happen!" And they did.

-- Stanley Schmidt, Editor, Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine

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The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the prevention of disease.

-- Thomas Alva Edison

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If our reach does not exceed our grasp, then what is heaven for?

-- Robert Browning circa 1896 Quoting Patric Stewart at Startrek 30th.

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Copyright © 1996 James Edward David Cline

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