a little knowledge can go a long way
a name means a lot just by itself
a positive attitude means all the difference in the world
a relaxed man is not necessarily a better man
a single event can have infinitely many interpretations
a solid home base builds a sense of self
being happy is more important than anything else
being sure of yourself means you’re a fool
confusing yourself is a way to stay honest
description is more important than metaphor
dreaming while awake is a frightening contradiction
emotional responses ar as valuable as intellectual responses
enjoy yourself because you can’t change anything anyway
fear is the greatest incapacitator
freedom is a luxury not a necessity
going with the flow is soothing but risky
if you have many desires your life will be interesting
if you live simply there is nothing to worry about
illness is a state of mind
it’s crucial to have an active fantasy life
just believing something can make it happen
knowing yourself lets you understand others
lack of charisma can be fatal
listen when your body talks
low expectations are good protection
pain can be a very positive thing
people are nuts if they think they are important
planning for the future is escapism
remember you always have freedom of choice
repetition is the best way to learn
sacrificing yourself for a bad cause is not a moral act
Passion is the element in which we live; without it, we hardly vegetate.
The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.
Jean Baptiste Lacordaire
The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennuis, vanish, all duties even.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Flirting is the act of making a man feel pleased with himself.
Those who restrain desire, do so because there’s weak enough to be restrained.
The true feeling of sex is that of a deep intimacy, but above all of a deep complicity.
By ourselves we can enjoy life, but to really appreciate life we must find companionship.
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no failure
except in no longer trying.
It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up again.
When the self is no more,
there is simply an abiding in the beloved.
The game goes on and there is a response to the game.
But the response comes from nowhere and goes to nowhere.
And the game and the respons is the divine expression.
All and everything is seen and heard and felt as the beloved.
And the beloved is the ground of all that is.
Uit: As It Is – Tony Parsons