Power Quotes

It’s in the ways we deal with mischief that we sharpen creativity

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

There was little likelihood the Duncan posed a mortal threat, although this had to be left to such chance as existed. Leto had tried to explain this to one of the earlier Duncans… right here in this room.

“You will think it strange that I, with my powers, can speak of luck and…

[Read more]

I was never, ever told I couldn’t do something because I was a girl.

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

The secure family was one of women only, a matriarchy if you will, likely enough since all the men had gone off to fight their war – and living in a matriarchy had certain advantages.

[Read more]

The power of imagination makes us infinite

Monday, August 8th, 2011

How infinitely superior to our physical senses are those of the mind! The spiritual eye sees not only rivers of water but of air. It sees the crystals of the rock in rapid sympathetic motion, giving enthusiastic obedience to the sun’s rays, then sinking back to rest…

[Read more]

Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

So let us begin anew — remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate…

Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.

[Read more]

If a queen isn’t meant to fly, why does she have wings?

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
golden dragon

Dragonflight is Volume 1 of The Dragonriders of Pern trilogy. Dragonflight later became the first of a whole series of Dragonrider Pern books.

I remember reading Anne McCaffrey as a kid, and I thought she’d written a lot of dragon books then. A glance at the book list on her site shows that…

[Read more]

The power of a thing or an act is in the meaning and the understanding

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
Making a sweat lodge

The willows which make the frame of the sweat lodge are set up on such a way that they mark the four quarters of the universe; thus, the whole lodge is the universe in an image, and the two-legged, four-legged and winged…

[Read more]

Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be intensely alive.

Friday, December 18th, 2009
balls of light

To read and be conscious of the act of reading is for some men (the writer among them) to suffer. I loathe the operation. My eyes are geared for the horizon. Nevertheless I do read for days on end when I have caught the…

[Read more]

You need to have a super power. If you don’t, you’re just another handshake.

Saturday, April 25th, 2009
superhero handshake

Some fancy marketers might call this a positioning statement or a unique selling proposition. Of course, it’s not that. It’s just her super power.

When you meet someone…

[Read more]

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure

Thursday, April 9th, 2009
colorful sunrise clouds

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about…

[Read more]

There is no limit to truths

Friday, March 27th, 2009
bee on thistle blossom

In being prepared to accept any and all truths, we are able to relax and be in our lives as they are. If we are willing to accept truth just as it comes, without trying to change it to suit our needs, we become free of the anxiety that comes from the urge to…

[Read more]