These are some ideas that resonate with me, and may be of use to you.

  • “If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company.”   —Jean-Paul Sartre
  • “Say not, “I have found the truth,” but rather, “I have found a truth.”  —Kahlil Gibran
  • “Be here now.”  —Baba Ram Das
  • “To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. And easier. Because it’s true. It’s a new world every heart beat.”  —Joyce Cary
  • “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”   —Lao Tzu
  • “Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man that he didn’t already have.”   —Dewey Bunnell, America
  • “No cause justifies the deaths of innocent people.”  —Albert Camus
  • “The goal of an anthropologist should be to grasp the native’s point of view, his relation to life, to realize his vision of his world.”   —Bronisław Malinowski
  • “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”    —Carl Jung
  • “On this third planet of the sun, among the signs of bestiality, a clear conscience is Number One.”   —Wisława Szymborska
  • “Music is the shorthand of emotion.”   —Leo Tolstoy
  • “If not now, when? We all must live our lives. Always feeling. Always thinking. The moment has arrived.”   —Tracy Chapman
  • “The moon is hot, the stars are cold. I’ve been there, that’s how I know. I’ve touched the desert sunset coal, and tasted of the melted snows of Kilimanjaro.”  –Darryl Skrabak
  • “I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.”   —Kurt Vonnegut
  • “When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is.”
  • “To be kind to the next door baker, to be kind to the jailhouse crew, to be kind to a child in a fantasy wild, is the best thing you can do.”  –Richie Havens
  • “And the sun poured in like butterscotch and stuck to all my senses
    Oh, won’t you stay, we’ll put on the day, and we’ll talk in present tenses” –Joni Mitchell