Challenges Quotes

Without mysteries, life would be very dull indeed. What would be left to strive for if everything were known?

Sunday, July 24th, 2011
mask swimmer

We are shaped by our experiences, and no matter where those experiences occur, they are still valid. The things you have seen and done don’t lose their resonance because you can only hold them in your memory. In that sense there is little difference between…

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Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.

Monday, June 21st, 2010
baby spiders

Anybody who shifts gears when he writes for children is likely to wind up stripping his gears… There is a difference between writing for children and for adults. I am lucky, though, as I seldom seem to have my audience in mind…

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There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change

Thursday, June 10th, 2010
antique time piece

It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble. An animal perfectly in harmony with its environment is a perfect mechanism. Nature never appeals to intelligence until…

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Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
red poppy

Notice I did not say “kill” the dragon. To kill the dragon implies stumbling through our challenges using any available force. This week of vigils presents a chance to consider both how we negotiate the process, as…

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Life is a challenge, meet it

Thursday, February 18th, 2010
leaping on the beach

In her seventies (Mother Teresa) wrote her own resume` of her philosophy of life:

Life is an opportunity, avail it.
Life is a beauty, admire it.

Life is bliss, taste it…

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