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Emerson instructed us to “Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your reading have been to you like the blast of truimpth out of Shakespeare, Seneca, Moses, John and Paul.”

Following Emerson’s guidance, I offer some of my favorite blasts of triumph. You can search by topic or teacher or you can just hit refresh and keep getting 5 new random quotes below:-

  • The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.

    ~ Rita Mae Brown Quotes

    Self-Development Quotes on: Humor, General, Friend

  • I was made a revolutionary in spite of myself… [A]ll creation presupposes as its origin a sort of appetite that is brought on by the foretaste of discovery. This foretaste of the creative art accompanies the intuitive grasp of an unknown entity that will not take definite shape except by the action of a constantly vigilant technique. This appetite that is aroused in me at the mere thought of putting in order musical elements that have attracted my attention is not at all a fortuitous thing like inspiration, but as habitual and periodic, if not constant, as a natural need... The very act of putting my work on paper, of, as we say, kneading the dough, is for me inseperable from the pleasure of creation. So far as I am concerned, I cannot seperate the spiritual effort from the psychological and physical effort; they confront me on the same level and do not present a hierarchy...What concerns us here is not imagination itself, but rather creative imagination: the facultyy that helps us to pass from the level of conception to the level of realization. In the course of my labors I suddenly stumble upon something unexpected. this unexpected element strikes me. I make note of it. At the proper time I put it to profitable use... The faculty of creating is never given to us all by itself. It always goes hand in hand with the gift of observation. And the true creator may be recognized by his ability always to find about him, in the commonest and humblest thing, items worthy of note... The least accident holds his interest and guides his operations. If his finger slips, he will notice it; on occasion, he may draw profit from something unforeseen that a momentary lapse reveals to him. One does not contrive an accident: one observes it to draw inspiration therefrom.

    ~ Igor Stravinsky Quotes from Creators on Creating

    Motivational Quotes on: Action, Inspiration, Igor Stravinsky, Unknown, Ras, Iq, Creator, Habit, Act, The Moment, Work, Rest, Effort, Labor, Discover, Attention, Music, Spiritual, Expect, Give, Spirit, Humble, Serve, Creative

  • When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

    ~ Lao-tzu Quotes

  • Both renunciation of action and the performance of action lead to Nirvana (Liberation); but these performance of action is superior to renunciation of action. The action of today becomes the destiny of tomorrow.

    ~ Swami Chinmayanada Quotes

    Inspirational Quotes on: Action, Act, Destiny, Superior, Become

  • It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.

    ~ Albert Einstein Quotes

    Famous Quotes on: Fear, Experience, Mystery, Albert Einstein, Religion

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