Faith is not something to grasp it is a state to grow into.
In Art man reveals himself and not his objects.
The art gods cooked up something special for James Ensor.
To overcome a fear here’s all you have to do: realize the fear is there and do the action you fear anyway.
I’m more comfortable with whatever’s wrong with me than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn’t measure up to the standard he set.
Remember that failure is an event not a person.
Christianity is not the faith of the complacent the comfortable or of the timid. It demands and creates heroic souls like Wesley Wilberforce Bonhoeffer John Paul the Second and Billy Graham. Each showed in their own way the relentless and powerful influence of the message of Jesus Christ.
And for me the real world involves everything: risk danger beauty energy all we meet with in the real world.
Property is unstable and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas the conduct of mankind is surprising.
I don’t need to be wildly famous for my life to make sense.
I pop gum. My parents get so annoyed with me. I know my dad wishes he never taught me how to do that.
Those who own much have much to fear.
A person’s fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
We all get stuck. We all lose ourselves a little bit in a fantasy or in our jobs and forget how we feel about other things. It’s really important to check yourself to spend some time alone.
This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst expect the best and take what comes.
There are such beings as vampires some of us have evidence that they exist. Even had we not the proof of our own unhappy experience the teachings and the records of the past give proof enough for sane peoples.
I grew up in a family where we weren’t allowed to talk about beauty or to put any emphasis on physical appearance.
Education is the best economic policy there is.
Instead of focusing on that circumstances that you cannot change – focus strongly and powerfully on the circumstances that you can.
How many deaf people do you know in real life? Unless they live in a cave or are 14 which seems to be true for most people in this business what could I possibly tell them that they don’t already know?
I guess some people want to be performers because they want to be famous.
But while mum and dad were incredibly caring it was also a very chaotic household where everyone fought about everything. So I know what it’s like to internalize all that chaos.
Buddhism has a very beautiful teaching that says the worst thing you can do to your soul is to tell someone their faith is wrong.
Death has always had a prominent place in my mind. There are times when I think somebody might kill me.
When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.
If we want to address global warming along with the other environmental problems associated with our continued rush to burn our precious fossil fuels as quickly as possible we must learn to use our resources more wisely kick our addiction and quickly start turning to sources of energy that have fewer negative impacts.