Archive for December, 2017

Quote of the day, Dec. 31

December 31, 2017

Joseph Campbell, on starting over

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 30

December 30, 2017

Ray Bradbury, on writing

“I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 29

December 30, 2017

Marilynne Robinson, on books

“I was read to as a small child, I read on my own as soon as I could, and I recall being more or less overwhelmed again and again—if not by what the books actually said, by what they suggested, what they helped me to imagine.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 28

December 30, 2017

Bill Bradley, on sports

“Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 27

December 27, 2017

Pablo Picasso, on art

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 26

December 26, 2017

Henry Louis Gates Jr., on censorship

“Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 25

December 25, 2017

Martin Luther, on Jesus of Nazareth

“Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 24

December 24, 2017

Albert Camus, on the college professor

“Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 23

December 24, 2017

Søren Kierkegaard, on prayer

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 22

December 24, 2017

Mark Twain, on the good life

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”