Shimmering Quotes

I love finding, and memorizing when I can, inspiring quotations.  I write many of them on the walls of our bathroom–the Walls of Inspiration:). Comforting friends and  sparks to a lot of my work, here are a few:

“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.”–Willa Cather

“You just have to get crazier.”–Pina Bausch

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.”–Og Mandino 

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was?”–Sachel Paige

“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” ~Anne Lamott

“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”~Buddha

“If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches…to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.”–Rainer Maria Rilke

“The world won’t step into its greatness until we step into ours.” –Marianne Williamson

“Success is moving from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”–Winston Churchill

“Hard times require furious dancing.”–Alice Walker

“You suppose that you are the trouble,

But you are the cure.

You suppose that you are the lock on the door,

But you are the key that opens it.

It’s too bad that you want to be someone else;

You don’t see your own face, your own beauty.

Yet, no face is more beautiful than yours.”–Rumi

11 Responses to Shimmering Quotes

  1. Rachael Charmley says:

    Love your taste in quotations! I notice you mention Pina Bausch. Have you ever seen her troupe live? Sadly, I haven’t, but hope to. I do have the Wim Wenders film he made a couple of years ago just before she died. You must know it? 🙂

    • SirenaTales says:

      Thank you very much, Rachael. No, sadly I have not seen here company live, but I love the film! So much so that I bought the DVD after I saw it in the theater. Wow. You surprise me–so few people know what modern or contemporary dance is, let alone choreographers like Pina. Are you a dancer? xoxo

      • Rachael Charmley says:

        Sadly, I am not a dancer (except in my kitchen), but I admire those who can. I presume you are in the US. In the UK and Europe generally, there is quite an interest in contemporary dance – but nothing comes close to Pina Bausch’s extraordinary work. London is the place to be for contemporary dance, but I live some way away. We have a concert hall close by which gathers some extraordinary musicians and dancers together and produces some stunning work. Contemporary Asian dance is hot here just now, and I have seen some great dance choreographed by the composer Nitin Sawnhey.

        The photo – presumably of you – is really stunning by the way. 🙂

  2. SirenaTales says:

    Oh, how lovely to hear of your experience of dance! Thank you so much for letting me know. I envy you your environment that is more supportive of contemporary dance, although I have been blessed to be welcomed by a couple of dance communities an hour or more from here. One of my dancer friends/colleagues, who immigrated from China, does Contemporary Asian–very beautiful. And thank you for the kind words–yes, ’tis I. xox

  3. libramoon says:

    I thought you might like to know about The Healing Dance Network

    The Healing Dance Network: a web between the various healing dance studies, theories, practitioners and proponents through which to find, share and expand the study of healing through dance.

  4. F.G.M. says:

    Thanks for sharing such beautiful and wise quotes. I do love Rumi’s one. 1000 mercis from France. FGM

  5. Joel F says:

    Rumi’s quote is perfect. Love it.

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