Art, Beauty, Truth and Good Living in 13 Quotes

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”

Melody Beattie

To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.

Leonard Bernstein (via 99u)

Good books tell the truth, even when they're about things that never have been and never will be. They're truthful in a different way 

Stanisław Lem

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

John Keats

Tell me, what is it you plan to do 
with your one wild and precious life? 

Mary Oliver

So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
go throw your TV set away,
and in its place you can install,
a lovely bookshelf on the wall. 

Roald Dahl

If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.

Ivan Turgenev

And when people cease to believe that there is good and evil 
Only beauty will call to them and save them 
So that they still know how to say: this is true and that is false.

Czeslaw Milosz, One more day from New and Collected Poems, 1931-2001 (via Edward Van Vliet)

If the word of God were proclaimed in the modern world no one would hear it; there is too much noise.

Therefore create silence.

Soren Kierkagaard

What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable? 

John Green

You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.

George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah

... the one thing you can do right now is keep going. And when you keep going, eventually, you will be able to look at a piece of your work, step back and say,

“That’s beautiful.”  

Ian Harber, writing for Socality

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust

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