Saturday, June 1, 2013

Growing through a Crack in the Concrete

It is a beautiful truth that all men contain something of the artist in them. And perhaps it is the case that the greatest artists live and die, the world and themselves alike ignorant what they possess.  ~ Walt Whitman

We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other's opposite and complement.  ~ Herman Hesse

Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.  ~ Beatrix Potter

Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can offer with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation, but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It's so heroic.  George Carlin

Quotes about uniqueness, life