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Favorite quote

Posted on September 25, 2011 at 9:20 AM

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"Hitch your wagon to a star." ~ Emerson



In need of some powerful inspiration? Please share one of your favorite quotations.

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Reply THC
11:53 AM on September 25, 2011 
Reply Larry Smith
1:13 PM on September 25, 2011 
"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers.
Reply Robert West
4:34 PM on September 25, 2011 
"Fate takes time." -- Lindsey Buckingham, from his song "Walk a Thin Line" on the Fleetwood Mac album _Tusk_
Reply Laura Treacy Bentley
5:16 PM on September 25, 2011 
"A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books." ~ Walt Whitman
Reply Christina
5:18 PM on September 25, 2011 
Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
- The Buddha
Reply Philip St. Clair
5:36 PM on September 25, 2011 
The subject of all poetry is the human experience and its object must therefore be humanity as well, even in a time like ours when humanity seems to prefer to limit its knowledge of the experience of life to the life advertisers offer it. It is no excuse to a poet that humanity will not listen. It never has listened unless it was made to.
--Archibald MacLeish, 1960
9:15 AM on September 26, 2011 
"The poem is the detour from you to you; it is the route. It is also the route of language toward itself, its becoming visible and mortal: wherewith the poem becomes the raison d?Ítre of language." ? Paul Celan [as quoted by Pierre Joris]
Reply Beth Anne Miller
9:53 AM on September 26, 2011 
"Not all those who wander are lost." --J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
Reply Laura Treacy Bentley
6:14 PM on September 26, 2011 
Okay, the last quote from Tolkien brought me to tears, so I had to lighten things up with Mark Twain: "There ain't no way to find out why a snorer can't hear himself snore."
Reply Eddy
9:18 AM on September 27, 2011 
Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee.

Muhammad Ali (talking about boxing, but it could be about how lyric poetry should work)