Lori Pickert: “You cannot wear perfectionism and fear…”

You cannot wear perfectionism and fear and nurture confidence and bravery.

Lori Pickert

Lori Pickert: “Eventually you realize…”

Eventually you realize that it’s not reaching your goals that gives your life meaning, purpose, and happiness, but the process of working towards it.

Lori Pickert

Georgia O’Keefe: “I know I cannot paint a flower…”

I know I cannot paint a flower, but maybe in terms of paint color I can convey to you my experience of the flower or the experience that makes the flower significant to me at that particular time.

George O’Keefe

Brendan Gill: “Talent is usually innate…”

Talent is usually innate. There’s nothing you can do about that, but you can practice discipline and make use of your high energy… You have to be a personality who wants to leap out of bed in the morning and start running at top speed.

Brendan Gill

Human language…

Human language is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, when all the time we are longing to move the stars to pity.

Gustave Flaubert


Reflect upon your present blessings…

Reflect upon your present blessings of which every[one] has many–not on your past misfortunes, of which all… have some.

Charles Dickens


Those who dream by day…

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many tings that escape those who dream only at night.

Edgar Allan Poe


Good order…

Good order is the foundation of all things.

Edmund Burke



Every cloud…

Every cloud engenders not a storm.

William Shakespeare


Difficulty is the excuse…

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.

Edward R. Murrow


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