Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Words From The Wise

Every so often we need a pickme up, something to make us stop, think and smile. The solution: A collection of wise words that soothe our soul.

Here are a few quotes for you today on art, faith, creativity and love. 

"We should see not so much to pray, but to become prayer." St. Francis of Assisi

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." Albert Einstein 

"Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember to do." Maurice Sendak 

"A true artist is not one who inspired, but one who inspires others." Salvador Dali 

"There is a 'holy middle class' which we can all be part of...I see the holiness in the patience of the people of God: a woman who is raising children, a man who works to bring home the bread, the sick, the elderly priests who have so many wounds but have a smile on their faces because they served the Lord, the sisters who work hard and live a hidden sanctity. This is for me the common sanctity." Pope Francis 

"Every portrait that is painted with feeling, is a portrait of the artist and not the sitter." Oscar Wilde 

"A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something." Frank Capra 

"It is more fun to talk to someone who doesn't use long, difficult words, but rather short easy words, like 'What's for lunch?" A.A. Milne 

"If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be." Dr. Maya Angelou 

"It is in the passion that the fullness of Jesus's love shines through. It is a waiting love. A love that does not seek control." Fr. Henri Nouwen

"When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the luster of a beautiful woman is more brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist." Akhenaton 

"People always make the mistake of thinking art is created for them. But really, art is a private language for sophisticates to congratulate themselves on their superiority to the rest of the world. As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance." Calvin and Hobbes


  1. Here's my favourite A.A. Milne excerpt....so funny. From Winnie the Pooh, when Pooh visits Rabbit and gets stuck in his front door.

    "It all comes," said Pooh crossly, "of not having front doors big enough."

    "It all comes," said Rabbit sternly, "of eating too much. I thought at the time," said Rabbit, "only I didn't like to say anything," said Rabbit, "that one of us has been eating too much," said Rabbit, "and I knew it wasn't me," he said.

    1. haha LOVE this one! A.A. Milne is the best. I'm adding this one to our collection! Thanks Duchess! Hope all is well with you and the family! xo