Wordgrove: A wooded haven for the curious and the questing spirit; a center for those with stories and those who love fables; home of the arcane, the poetic, the rare and the common; a sanctuary for lovers, dreamers, and writers in doubt, for all they imagine, and all their worlds in the ink of creation.



Quoted In The Grove:
Mystery is delightful, but unscientific, since it depends upon ignorance.
~Bertrand Russell

For me, time is the greatest mystery of all. The fact is that we’re dreaming all the time. That’s what really gets me. We have a fathomless lake of unconsciousness just beneath our skulls.
~Anthony Hopkins

When such places are not within reach, there is always the sky above, so vast and mysterious that I must gather myself into a close tight entity in self-defense, lest I be lost in that vastness.
~Cid Ricketts

Life is a mystery. Life is uncertain. It makes one feel a bit wobbly to realize that.
~Rebecca Pidgeon


Exercise Prompt for next: class


A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.
~Charles Dickens

Every human life involves an unfathomable mystery, for man is the riddle of the universe, and the riddle of man in his endowment with personal capacities.
~Harry Emerson Fosdick


In most areas of life, the less you say, the more profound and mysterious you appear.
~Robert Greene

Each person is an enigma. You’re a puzzle not only to yourself but also to everyone else, and the great mystery of our time is how we penetrate this puzzle.
~Theodore Zeldin

Mysteries abound where most we seek for answers.
~Ray Bradbury

I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
~Harry Emerson Fosdick

The concepts most familiar to us are often the most mysterious.
~Etienne Klein

Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny.
~Eric Hoffer

Curiosity being one of the forms of self-revelation, a systematically incurious person remains always partly mysterious.
~Joseph Conrad


Quiet people always know more than they seem. Although very normal, their inner world is by default fronted mysterious and therefore assumed weird. Never underestimate the social awareness and sense of reality in a quiet person; they are some of the most observant, absorbent persons of all.
~Criss Jami

Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.
~Thomas Moore


Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalised.
~Gilbert K Chesterton

Esoteric or inner knowledge is no different from other kinds of human knowledge and ability. It is a mystery for the average person only to the extent that writing is a mystery for those who have not yet learned to write.
~Rudolf Steiner

One way to solve a mystery is by asking the right questions until answers start to emerge.
~Brian Stelter

Here is my theory on this one. If you write things down, if there is a mystery and you try and explain it, once you’ve written it down for permanent, in due time, it’ll be proven stupid.
~Joey Santiago


There is no greater mystery to me than that of light traveling through darkness.
~Alexander Volkov

Although the dream is a very strange phenomenon and an inexplicable mystery, far more inexplicable is the mystery and aspect our minds confer on certain objects and aspects of life.
~Giorgio de Chirico

The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life… Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality.
~Joseph Addison

Until we accept the fact that life itself is founded in mystery, we shall learn nothing.
~Henry Miller


I believe that patterns tend to repeat themselves and there are connections between the past and the present. There is the old proverb that reads, ‘You can’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been’. For me, history is like that. When you take history and combine it with myth, then you get mystery.
~Ashwin Sanghi

I think people try so hard to learn everything that they miss all the wonderful essentials. There is so much mystery in life that you should leave a mystery.
~Iris Apfel

Savor the mystery, Stephen, we don’t get enough of them.
~David McCallum


We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy. From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction. We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes. We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect.
~Sissela Bok


Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.
~Dag Hammarskjold

The mysterious is the very ground of our being ‒ our hope and our destiny. No one ever knows the simplest thing unless one also feels there is more that has not been explained.
~Richard Gilbert

If there were no mystery left to explore life would get rather dull, wouldn’t it?
~Sidney Buchman

Mystery is a resource, like coal or gold, and its preservation is a fine thing.
~Tim Cahill

Life is for giving, so give of your best.
Keep nothing back and your days will be blessed.
Give time and give money, give thanks and give praise.
It will return in mysterious ways.
~Patience Strong

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Posted From The Grove

Lucy: Life is a mystery, Charlie Brown… Do you know the answer?

Charlie Brown: Be kind, don’t smoke, be prompt, smile a lot, eat sensibly, avoid cavities and mark your ballot carefully…
~Charles M Schulz


The legal system is often a mystery, and we, its priests, preside over rituals baffling to everyday citizens.
~Henry Miller

Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.
~Sun Tzu

Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.
~Luis Bunuel


I think there’s a mystery about what a social movement is.
~Bernadine Dohrn (’60s-’70s women’s Weather Underground)

I guess I’ve always been attracted to secret societies and the mystery surrounding them.
~Sasha Grey


You are done for ‒ a living dead man ‒ not when you stop loving but stop hating. Hatred preserves: in it, in its chemistry, resides the mystery of life.
~Emil Cioran

But the future is a common mystery and a common property.
~George Fitch

It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
~Mahatma Gandhi

Whatever hysteria exists is inflamed by mystery, suspicion and secrecy. Hard and exact facts will cool it.
~Elia Kazan


When it began to grow dark, the Rat, with an air of excitement and mystery, summoned them back into the parlour, stood each of them up alongside of his little heap, and proceeded to dress them up for the coming expedition.
~Kenneth Grahame

Of all the means I know to lead men, the most effectual is a concealed mystery.
~Adam Weishaupt

Community begins in mystery and ends in administration. Leaders move away from people and into paper.
~Jean Vanier

The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.
~P J O’Rourke


What constitutes a real, live human being is more of a mystery than ever these days, and men each one of whom is a valuable, unique experiment on the part of nature are shot down wholesale.
~Hermann Hesse

The true mystery of the JFK assassination isn’t ‘How could the bullet go through two people with only slight damage?’ but ‘Why did the third bullet explode?’
~Stephen Hunter

It would certainly be interesting to know what the CIA knew about Oswald six weeks before the assassination, but the contents of this particular message never reached the Warren Commission and remain a complete mystery.
~Jim Garrison


There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of others much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
~Franklin D Roosevelt


~Jordan Clarke: f*ckai? (famous) (4:55) key in the locked safe bit


~Einstein: Mystery (0.33) an Einstein quote


~smycken: Mysterious Moonlight (6:20) the moon variously depicted, leisurely artful


~J J Osbun: Mysterious China (9:09) places where people live, snippets from history, some brutal


~J J Osbun: Mysterious China Classics: (18:38) scripted, orchestrated, idealized, beautiful


Family of Light: Truth Be Told 10 Mysterious Lost Civilizations (12:19) stylized, but instructive


Like an ocean, life is deep, but we are just floating on the surface.
~Michael Bassey Johnson

There is no greater unknown than the sea and no greater mystery than a lost ship.
~Clive Cussler

There is one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.
~Herman Melville


The mystery of existence is the connection between our faults and our misfortunes.
~Madame de Stael

The greatest mystery of existence is existence itself.
~Deepak Chopra


Mystery is the soul of existence.
~Kedar Joshi

Mystery is more important than knowledge.
~J J Abrams

Mystery is the number one conjurer of ideas.
~David Lynch

And what is not there is always more than there.
~Ruth Stone


Man lives in a world of surmise, of mystery, of uncertainties.
~John Dewey

It was part of the theory relating to visionary beings, that there were some mortal eyes to which they could never become visible, while to others they revealed themselves in all their terrors and mysteries.
~Michael Banim

I am a great admirer of mystery and magic. Look at this life ‒ all mystery and magic.
~Harry Houdini

Life is full of awe and grace and truth, mystery and wonder. I live in that atmosphere.
~Dion DiMucci

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries to comprehend only a little of this mystery every day.
~Albert Einstein



There’s no great mystery to acting. It’s a very simple thing to do but you have to work hard at it. It’s about asking questions and using your imagination.
~Eddie Marsan

A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery; and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice.
~Anthony Hecht


Every film is a crapshoot. It’s a mystery when a movie comes together. I’ve never been able to figure it out. I don’t know how I make my choices. The only thing you can do is know there’s something about a character that you really want to experience.
~Elisabeth Shue


Characters can be mysterious and you’re not really sure which way they might turn at a given point.
~Michael Zaslow

If you’re playing a good guy, you show some darkness. If you’re playing a dark guy, you show something different, like humor, that will mix it up and hopefully surpass the audience’s expectations. What I’m battling all the time is complacency in the audience. I try to bring a little mystery to what might happen because that engages people more.
~Campbell Scott

Some mystery should be left in the revelation of character in a play, just as a great deal of mystery is always left in the revelation of character in life, even in one’s own character to himself.
~Tennessee Williams


It’s a mystery, that thing about chemistry, because often people who hate each other in real life and hate each other on the set have great chemistry on the screen. And people who love each other in real life and love each other on the set have absolutely no chemistry whatsoever.
~Helen Mirren

I think on some level, you do your best things when you’re a little off-balance, a little scared. You’ve got to work from mystery, from wonder, from not knowing.
~Willem Dafoe

I never know what’s going to move me. I’m always surprised. And it’s always a mystery to the people who work with me.
~Jodie Foster

Of course creativity is a mystery. We don’t know what drives it or what constitutes it. It’s one of those things, like genius, you know it when you see it but it’s impossible to define.
~Daniel Tammet


Acting is not a mystery. There’s nothing that I know that other actors don’t know. We all act, we’re all actors, we all know the same thing. The only thing that separates us is experience.
~Vincent D’Onofrio

Acting is a sense of wonder and magic and mystery for me and when life takes me on a new journey, I simply remember the smile my first ballet recital put on my face and I move forward.
~Andrea Thompson

I shot a lot of close-ups on this movie ’cause there’s like a dual mystery, she’s searching through her haunted past to find some truth and she’s also following an external mystery where she comes to think she might be the killer.
~Philip Kaufman

It’s a great thriller or mystery, but on another level it’s a film about the fact that, if you only look at a person through one lens, or only believe what you’re told, you can often miss the truth that is staring you in the face.
~Kevin Spacey


What’s a bigger mystery box than a movie theater? You go to the theater, you’re just so excited to see anything ‒ the moment the lights go down is often the best part.
~J J Abrams

I’m such a proponent of the theatrical experience and the cinematic experience, and we’ve reached this point where the magicians are not only giving away their tricks, but they’re telling us how they’re doing the tricks in advance before you even come to the magic show. It’d be nice to get a little of the mystery back in.
~Colin Trevorrow

Digital media has destroyed much of the magic and mystery of the medium.
~John Dyer


It was 100 feet of 16 mm black-and-white film of a car coming to a stop sign, and driving off. I had to decide how to frame and light it. It was magic. There was a sense of mystery.
~Conrad Hall

To me, storytelling is a mystery. Especially when you’re directing.
~Genndy Tartakovsky

There’s a great deal of mystery in film editing, and that’s because you’re not supposed to see a lot of it. You’re supposed to feel that a film has pace and rhythm and drama, but you’re not necessarily supposed to be worried about how that was accomplished.
~Thelma Schoonmaker

There are still things technically about films that I think are a mystery to me and I want to remain a mystery. I don’t particularly want to know what everyone’s job is because I’ve got lines to learn.
~Martin Freeman

Maybe there should be less of a mystique around making movies. I just don’t think that there’s any real mystery there.
~Joel Coen


Mystery is an intellectual process… But suspense is essentially an emotional process.
~Alfred Hitchcock

The ‘Scream’ series is unique in that it’s an ongoing murder mystery, even though it’s a different killer, so if you know who that killer is, then half of the fun of the movie is gone.
~Wes Craven


People pitch me the crazy mystery mind-blowing thing all the time. My response is, ‘Great, but how do the characters feel about it, and how do we reveal new facets and new dimensions of who they are?’
~Eric Kripke

One mysterious person looking at another mysterious person equals what? Another mystery.
~Charlotte Rampling

Network television is all talk. I think there should be visuals on a show, some sense of mystery to it, connections that don’t add up.
~David Chase

The promos with all of the beautiful women probably attracted some men, but the mystery story line is pretty cool. It’s got that dark edge, and people will watch anything funny.
~James Denton


It’s not that I don’t enjoy a good mystery that comes and goes in a hour. I do, but God, ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Saul’ unfold like novels.
~Jonathan Banks

As much as the mystery element is all a lot of fun, when you do go to ‘Edwin Drood,’ you’re going to a theatre to see a show about going to a theatre and what that relationship between actors and audiences has been for years.
~Rupert Holmes

The things that converge in the writing of a play come from a complex of motives, a genesis shrouded in a certain kind of mystery.
~Athol Fugard

A play, after all, is a mystery. There’s no narration. And as soon as there’s no narration, it’s open to interpretation. It must be interpreted. You don’t have a choice… Each play can become many things.
~Mike Nichols


~Omeleto: It’s What She Would Have Wanted (13:04) friends’ mission, discovery included


~Omeleto: Those Eyes (9:10) the tug of a life-long mystery


Glamour is a beautiful illusion ‒ the word ‘glamour’ originally meant a literal magic spell ‒ that promises to transcend ordinary life and make the ideal real. It depends on a special combination of mystery and grace. Too much information breaks the spell.
~Virginia Postrel

When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
~Agnes Martin

We also maintain ‒ again with perfect truth ‒ that mystery is more than half of beauty, the element of strangeness that stirs the senses through the imagination.
~Richard Le Gallienne


A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
~Lewis Mumford

The elements that create glamour are not specific styles ‒ bias-cut gowns or lacquered furniture ‒ but more general qualities: grace, mystery, transcendence. To the right audience, Halle Berry is more glamorous commanding the elements as Storm in the X-Men movies than she is walking the red carpet in a designer gown.
~Virginia Postrel

There’s no mystery any more. So my instinct is to show very little, because there’s much too much information about everyone, everywhere right now. Reality TV is an example of that.

Until very recently, the artist was a magician who did his magic in public view but kept himself and his effects a matter of mystery.
~Gore Vidal

I long for the old days of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, stars who had real glamour and mystique. We only knew so much about their lives; the rest was a mystery.
~Pixie Lott

When I think about old Hollywood and the glamour of those days, women like Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn were not dressing the way some girls dress today. There was a certain mystery about them, and I feel like that’s gone in our industry.
~Aly Michalka


You know, there’s that temptation in interviews to make yourself sound ‒ well, to give yourself a bit of mystery.
~Johnny Vegas

The more people know about an actor the less convincing they become. A bit of mystery’s a good thing.
~Robert Carlyle

As an actor, the minute you start getting real in interviews, you lose mystery.
~Shia LaBeouf


The interesting thing about Bettie Page that I discovered was to leave the mystery. She always retained a little mystery. Let there be some unknowns.
~Gretchen Mol

In terms of publicity and interviews, well, it’s really hard in this modern world to keep a sense of mystery.
~Jason Clarke

You know, my brother won’t walk out of a restaurant with me anymore because he doesn’t want to be linked to me as my new ‘mystery man.’ Same with my close guy friends.
~Ashley Greene

All the actors I respect, especially old-Hollywood actors, the reason I think so many of them have had long careers is that there is a sort of mystery about them. You don’t know what they do on Friday nights when they go home from work. You have no clue. You have this sort of fantasy about them.
~Kate Mara

The less you reveal, the more people can wonder.
~Emma Watson

Mystery makes movie stars! If you see someone on the cover of the weeklies all the time, why would you want to pay to see them in a movie?
~Sophia Bush

When I was younger, I looked at getting older as this process of getting less interested in things and becoming colder, and of finding less joy in the mystery of things. And I’ve found the exact opposite to be true. I find that I’m getting warmer, and that I’m more mystified by human interactions.
~Jon Brion

Everything I write comes from my childhood in one way or another. I am forever drawing on the sense of mystery and wonder and possibility that pervaded that time of my life.
~Kate DiCamillo

My childhood has never lost its mystery, and it has never lost its drama.
~Louise Bourgeois

Let a man turn to his own childhood ‒ no further ‒ if he will renew his sense of remoteness, and of the mystery of change.
~Alice Meynell

But I don’t like to, tell people how old I am. I like that to be a mystery.
~Calista Flockhart

I’m constantly changing, I’m constantly growing. I think I’m a little controversial… I just try and keep some mystery, so hopefully people can’t really put their finger on it.
~Evan Rachel Wood

My life was a mystery even as I lived it.
~Melissa Gilbert


Once you become successful, people know where you live, the type of house you live in, the kind of car you drive, the clothes you wear, and so it would be patronising to go and talk like a welder. Welding’s a mystery to me now. You can’t go back, your life changes every day.
~Billy Connolly

I know there is much mystery, much question to what happened, and I must also say, many lies.
~Jennifer Capriati

I’m clearly not an international man of mystery.
~Joe Buck

You have to think of your brand as a kind of myth. A myth is a compelling story that is archetypal, if you know the teachings of Carl Jung. It has to have emotional content and all the themes of a great story: mystery, magic, adventure, intrigue, conflicts, contradiction, paradox.
~Deepak Chopra

If you can have a great story that people can follow the mystery and get the suspense, and then you have those moments of tension and a splash of visual fun, then you kind of get everything. You get your money’s worth.
~Jason Statham

I wanted to create a toolkit which I would have wanted as an entrepreneur to use these principles of psychology in product design. Some startups totally forget the trigger. In some, the action is too complicated. Others don’t have a variable reward, which maintains mystery.
~Nir Eyal

I don’t want to say too many words about the magic of the Cube, because it’s basically a mystery. It’s like the Mona Lisa smile. It’s both complex and very simple at the same time. And, well, people like it. Even today.
~Erno Rubik

I think the media made Manson, turned him into some larger than life figure and surrounded him with mystery and some shady glamour.
~Maynard James Keenan

The public doesn’t know what to believe anymore. We don’t know what stories are supposedly true, this idea of ‘fake news.’ We watch it on what I guess you would call a split-focus. It’s half entertainment and half mystery.
~Barry Levinson

Selection of crews is always been somewhat of a mystery.
~Robert Crippen

I can’t tell you what that little ingredient is which makes that first person want to go on and aggressively do more, and the other person be content to not do that. It’s a mystery, but it does happen.
~Sam Donaldson (newsman)

If you’re being ignored, that’s a good time to concentrate on finding yourself and creating your own mystery.
~Lykke Li

There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.
~Charles de Gaulle


I think if you’re an interesting person, you don’t have to cloud yourself in mystery for people to want to know more about you.
~Brent Faiyaz

Everything is a mystery, ourselves, and all things both simple and humble.
~Giorgio Morandi



Adult life is dealing with an enormous amount of questions that don’t have answers. So I let the mystery settle into my music. I don’t deny anything, I don’t advocate anything, I just live with it.
~Bruce Springsteen

I don’t think it’s good to try and change anyone. The trick and the mystery ‒ of relationships and life in general ‒ is to learn to live with the bits you don’t like.
~Helen Mirren


I think I’d be a million times more successful and more iconic if I was a singer in the ’40s. I’d be allowed a level of mystery, and I think I’d suit that decade.
~Paloma Faith

The thing I wonder about is where does Brian’s creative spark come from? Not his subjects or anything, but his spark. What makes it so great for me is that I really don’t know. There’s a mystery behind Brian, even to me.
~Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys)


The records that I like, they have life and warmth and soul in them. Like the slap back on Scotty Moore’s guitar on ‘Mystery Train.’ You’re not gonna get that in a computer. You’re gonna want a live room, you’re gonna wanna bounce the tape, you’re gonna want real musicians, in a room, vibin’ off of each other.
~Channing Tatum

That was the crossover line for us, to be able to play that many shows, sell them out real quick and have that tribe queue up outside and still be a mystery to everybody else.
~Peter Garrett (Aussie activist of Midnight Oil)


I’m really an inner spirit that only makes itself known through the music. A lot of people think I’m an introvert, or quiet and moody. I’ve even heard some people say that there’s a certain mystery or darkness about me. I’m not that way. I’m just really into what I do.
~Faith Evans

The problem is that music is selfish in that you need to make it for yourself, so that you can give it away, and those two things don’t jive. I needed to find the right reason to play that had the magic and mystery and excitement that made me want to play in the first place.
~Josh Homme

How does my music connect to an audience? That is just a complete mystery to me.
~Carter Burwell


It was a mystery to me, how the tuning was, or the style seemed to come out of nowhere, it obviously had roots in America going way back, there was nothing like it for me I’d ever seen before.
~Eric Clapton


Nobody thinks mystery writers go around killing people, but they always seem to assume singers are singing about themselves, especially if you write melancholy songs like me.
~Del Shannon


The moment at which music reveals its true nature is contained in the ancient exercise of the theme with variations. The complete mystery of music is explained right there.
~Pierre Schaeffer


I’ve got headdresses and robes from all over: I am the mystery of everybody’s story.
~Afrika Bambaataa (hiphop pioneer)

I was halfway through writing a gothic, country house mystery when, out of the blue, I received an email inviting me to audition for the ITV show, ‘Popstar To Operastar.’
~Roland Orzabal


There’s a mystery to writing, and you don’t really know where most of it comes from.
~Neil Diamond (earth-bound dancer, stellar music)

She’s a Mystery to Me‘ was released in 1987, when I was 11 or something, and I absolutely adored the song. This song was written by Bono and The Edge, and the story goes that Bono woke up with the tune in his head, then thought that the only voice who could sing this song is Roy Orbison.
~Cillian Murphy

I was curious and hungry at a young age, and jazz was such a mystery to me, an ocean where you can express yourself in the moment. It represented freedom, it represented wearing wings and going somewhere with music.
~Paula Cole

To me, rock music was never meant to be safe. I think there needs to be an element of intrigue, mystery, subversiveness. Your parents should hate it.
~Trent Reznor

You know I was curious ‒ I was interested in all kinds of mystery or deeper meanings in the paintings because I myself have not analyzed why they have turned out like this or like that.
~H R Giger

I always feel the desire to look for the extraordinary in ordinary things; to suggest, not to impose, to leave always a slight touch of mystery in my paintings.

Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
~Rene Magritte

My painting is visible images which conceal nothing… they evoke mystery and indeed when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question ‘What does that mean’? It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable.
~Rene Magritte (The Human Condition)

The expression of blue is one of purity. It pleases the poet by its immaterial and celestial character. It is, moreover, of all colours, that which ascends the highest, and descends the lowest in the scale. It may be suitable in its light shade for the dress of an innocent maiden, and in its dark for romantic affections and evening thoughts… solitude, mystery, and silence.
~Charles Blanc

With just one polka dot, nothing can be achieved. In the universe, there is the sun, the moon, the earth, and hundreds of millions of stars. All of us live in the unfathomable mystery and infinitude of the universe. Pursuing ‘philosophy of the universe’ through art under such circumstances has led me to what I call ‘stereotypical repetition.’
~Yayoi Kusama


No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye.
~Elizabeth Bowen

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
~Oscar Wilde

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
~Henry Miller

Sensitivity isn’t being wimpy. It’s about being so painfully aware that a flea landing on a dog is like a sonic boom. I enjoy a lot of mystery.
~Jeff Buckley

Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.
~Rene Daumal


Don’t look for obscure formulas or mystery in my work. It is pure joy that I offer you. Look at my sculptures until you see them. Those closest to God have seen them.
~Constantin Brancusi

Mystery is the basic element of all works of art.
~Luis Bunuel


The face is the most important and mysterious surface we deal with.
~Daniel McNeill


~Break.My.Fall: MYSTERY (3:00) Hugh Laurie at the piano


~Cork French Film Festival: Mystery (4:50) puppets with strings can make you believe]


~Bono/Edge: She’s A Mystery To Me • Phil Ball Band (4:32) not Roy Orbison, but…


~Lovin’ Spoonfull: She is Still a Mystery (3:04) cheesy graphics to a classic

‒ and/or ‒

~Lovin’ Spoonful: She’s Still a Mystery To Me • Jeff Olmstead (3:08) a birthday gift


~Bon Jovi: She’s A Mystery (5:17) love, with accompanying storyline happens… elsewhere


~DisneyMusicVEVO: More Than a Mystery • Meg Donnely (3:44) self questing


~Deborah Ethier: Mysterious Barricades (2:58) mixed media to a spinnet playing


~Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour • Analogues (2:51) worthy stand-ins

‒ and/or ‒

~Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour • The Nowhere Boys Colombia (3:20) homemade, fresh ingredients


Social media provides the modern-day version of mystery shopping and walking the halls.
~Clara Shih

The power of affinity lies in its mystery: the way it stands outside everything logical; you step into a crowded room and see a stranger, and somehow you feel you know her better than you know the friends you came with.
~Pico Iyer

It’s mysterious what attracts you to a person.
~Jeff Goldblum

Remember that you don’t choose love; love chooses you. All you really can do is accept it for all its mystery when it comes into your life. Feel the way it fills you to overflowing then reach out and give it away.
~Kent Nerburn


Marriage seems to be predicated on protecting a very deep and intimate form of mystery.
~Lauren Groff

Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known.
~Richard Ford

Every marriage is a mystery to me, even the one I’m in. So I’m no expert on it.
~Hillary Clinton

To me, marriage is the ultimate mystery.
~Gillian Flynn

I am drawn to the mystery of marriage. You can never know what the contract is between two people, and that is a very strong subject. I think it may be my subject.
~Mike Nichols (director)

The ultimate mystery is one’s own self.
Sammy Davis, Jr


Mysterious love, uncertain treasure,
hast thou more of pain or pleasure!
Endless torments dwell about thee:
Yet who would live, and live without thee!
~Joseph Addison

Attraction is only intense when mystery is involved.
~author unknown

It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit. ~Antoine Rivarol


Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.
~Rabindranath Tagore

The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay.
~Martin Luther


Love, as life, will fortunately remain an eternal mystery which no science will be able to penetrate and which reason cannot rule. Our only hope for the future is that man, endowed with a more delicate sense, will listen to the secrets of his own life.
~Ellen Key


The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself. It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries, the possibility of torment.
~James Baldwin


I do not like to work with patients who are in love. Perhaps it is because of envy – I, too, crave enchantment. Perhaps it is because love and psychotherapy are fundamentally incompatible. The good therapist fights darkness and seeks illumination, while romantic love is sustained by mystery and crumbles upon inspection.
~Irvin D Yalom

These two are not two
Love has made them one
Amo Ergo Sum!
And by its mystery
Each is no less but more.
~Benjamin Britten


Infinity is a way to describe the incomprehensible to the human mind. In a way, it notates a mystery. That kind of mystery exists in relationships. A lifetime is not enough to know someone else. It provides a brief glimpse.
~Simon McBurney

You know, I think that allowing somebody, one mere person to believe that he or she is like, the vessel you know, like the font and the essence and the source of all divine, creative, unknowable, eternal mystery is just a smidge too much responsibility to put on one fragile, human psyche. It’s like asking somebody to swallow the sun.
~Elizabeth Gilbert


There’s a certain level of comfort that comes when you move in together. The mystery is gone. She starts dressing for bed in your pajamas, cream on her face, Uggs, curlers. What happened to the sexy girl that used to come to bed in lingerie? The girl says, ‘We don’t need to act.’
~Marlon Wayans

I am a die-hard romantic at heart and love the idea of love. But, when it comes to love, I kinda believe in the old world charm of romance ‒ where there’s mystery and intrigue.
~Esha Gupta

The minute I understand a man, he is no longer exciting and a challenge to me. And the last thing in the world I want is for a man to understand me and know what’s always going on inside my head. It takes away from all my mystery, which, as I’ve told you before, is the most important thing between a man and a woman.
~Zsa Zsa Gabor

What will happen to sex after liberation? Frankly, I don’t know. It is a great mystery to all of us.
~Nora Ephron


I’ve never really lived with somebody. Only for very brief periods. I learned I’m not a good roommate. I’m better off when we visit each other. I like the mystery.
~Marlon Wayans

It’s always wonderful to get to know women, with the mystery and the joy and the depth. If you can make a woman laugh, you’re seeing the most beautiful thing on God’s Earth.
~Keanu Reeves

They captured in their ramble all the mysteries and magics of a March evening. Very still and mild it was, wrapped in a great, white, brooding silence — a silence which was yet threaded through with many little silvery sounds which you could hear if you hearkened as much with your soul as your ears.
~L M Montgomery

There’s nothing more powerful than a woman who knows how to contain her power and not let it leak, standing firmly within it in mystery and silence. A woman who talks too much sheds her allure.
~Marianne Williamson

I actually got reprimanded by Stevie Nicks, who was like, ‘You’re sharing too much! You need to leave an air of mystery.’
~Michelle Branch

I’m not a risk taker. I don’t do plunging necklines or really short skirts. I try to stay as classy as possible and provide a little mystery.
~Kristen Bell

With pop music and pop musicians, you know everything about everyone all the time, particularly their physical appearance. With female musicians, that’s made a big thing of, and I think people, certainly with me, have appreciated a bit of mystery.

She loved mysteries so much she became one.
~author unknown

Emancipation of women has made them lose their mystery.
~Grace Kelly

Women. They are a complete mystery.
~Stephen Hawking

I know nothing at all about women. They are an amazing, beautiful mystery.
~Peter O’Toole

Women! I have no idea. I don’t know anything about women at all. They’re a complete mystery to me.
~Bryan Ferry

It’s a cosmic joke that I’m a lesbian, because I understand men so well but women are a complete mystery to me.
~Lea DeLaria


As a male writer, women are always what men pursue, and their world is always a mystery. So I always tried to present as many views as possible on women’s worlds.
~Gao Xingjian

A woman who doesn’t want to have kids is sort of a mystery to people. That’s a question they’re asked the minute they get married, it’s a question they’re asked constantly, ‘Don’t you want to have kids?’ And I feel like that’s completely unfair.
~Shonda Rhimes


You need mystery. You actually do. I think that’s what foreign women, French women in particular, are good at. There’s still a sense that you need to keep some of the unknown because that’s where the soul resides, or something.
~Jason Clarke

Americans are so stiff when it comes to nudity. For me, I’ve always walked around the house naked. My husband, in real life, is like, ‘Babe, could you just put some clothes on! Keep the mystery alive!’
~Shanola Hampton

I think masculinity is bravado against the mystery of the universe of women. It’s just a fear of not knowing what women have that’s so powerful. It’s this shield they put up to try to get closer.
~K D Lang


In 1986 we were trying to help women get in print, stay in print, and come to the attention of booksellers and libraries. At that time, books by men mystery writers were reviewed seven times as often as books by women.
~Sara Paretsky

I hear the singing of the lives of women. They clear mystery, the offering, and pride.
~Muriel Rukeyser

Sex is great until you die, but it’s never as great as it was when you were a kid, when it was a mystery.
~David Duchovny

I would say that the pain is part of the glory, or the tremendous mystery of life. And that if anything, it’s kind of a privilege to stand so close to an incredible miracle.
~Simone Taylor (of pregnancy)

Parenthood has its brightness. For one thing you can renew your acquaintance with fairies, something you are supposed to have dropped but have discreetly hidden in a cherished corner. Now it can come out, especially at story-telling time, and enjoy seeing the child on your knee grow starry-eyed, touched by the magic and mystery of another world, where no fear, no hurt, and only a few choice grown-ups like father, may enter.
~Angelo Patri


We’ve heard some theories, but there is a lot of mystery surrounding my adoption.
~Patti Stanger

I do think that the abiding mystery of my origins has definitely had a profound effect upon my writing. There is that thing in the back of my mind where I think I don’t really know who I am. And it may make it a little easier to shift around in my narrative voice.
~Gillian Welch


My mother’s feeling about men in general were always a bit of a mystery to me. She had difficulties in Puerto Rico with the men in her life. Her brothers abused her. It’s very easy to be judgmental, but more often than not, there are mitigating circumstances, and children are not usually aware of those.
~Rita Moreno

The horrid mystery hanging over us in this house gets into my head like liquor, and makes me wild.
~Wilkie Collins

I grew up without a father, who was kept a mystery to me. There was a sense of uprootedness, things being one day here and the next day not; a sense anything could happen. Then, all of a sudden, my mother met my stepfather, and her life became happier, and my life changed, my name changed.
~John Irving


When I first came to California, nobody knew who I was or anything about me. I was a mystery to just about everybody, because most people didn’t even know that the Jacksons had another sister.
Rebbie Jackson


When I was a kid, there was this neighborhood beer and wine store that sold old comics for a nickel a piece. I’d load up on old books whenever we went on vacation. Yeah, I have a lot of fond memories of riding in the back of the ol’ station wagon and reading ‘Mystery in Space’ and ‘Strange Adventures’ as we headed up to Torch Lake.
~Jim Starlin

My father was sleepless most of his life. So by the age of five, I was awake with him all night long, watching bad television or we’d lie in the same bed, and I’d read my comic books while he read his latest spy or mystery novel.
~Sherman Alexie

My grandmother. She’s someone I never met, and I would’ve loved to have met her. She’s been a huge influence on our entire family, not just me. She is a mystery. It’s not clear exactly what about her is truth and myth.
~Amy Tan


A friend is a beloved mystery; dearest always because he is not ourself, and has something in him which it is impossible for us to fathom. If it were not so, friendship would lose its chief zest.
~Lucy Larcom

Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends. But, there’s nothing like looking at your own history in the faces of your friends.
~Ani DiFranco

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There is little chance that meteorologists can solve the mysteries of weather until they gain an understanding of the mutual attraction of rain and weekends.
~Arnot Sheppard

When I was young, I said to God, “God, tell me the mystery of the universe.” But God answered, “That knowledge is for me alone.” So I said, “God, tell me the mystery of the peanut.” Then God said, “Well, George, that’s more nearly your size.”
~George Washington Carver

The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.
~Al McGuire

People should be shrouded in mystery. Especially actors. No, hang on, maybe actors should be blown up.
~Michael Gambon

There’s an air of mystery around the Masons, but the reality is that they’re mostly a bunch of veterans getting drunk in a lodge that they’ve built to look like a temple. It’s just a bunch of guys trying to get away from their wives.
~Jimmy Kimmel

We think we have solved the mystery of creation. Maybe we should patent the universe and charge everyone royalties for their existence.
~Stephen Hawking

It’s a mystery to me what makes people laugh.
~Kristen Wiig

Of all the logical impasses, unknowings, paradoxes, and terrors that provoke laughter, death by its finality and unsolvable mystery is paramount.
~Andrew Hudgins

This work will not only prove the seat of the soul, but will solve the problem in reference to all supernatural appearances, and forms the key to the great ghost mysteries of the world. Some may make light of this, but death has only to fix its bony hands upon them, and what they doubt will become in their experience a reality.
~James Gillingham


The magic, the wonder, the mystery and the innocence of a child’s heart are the seeds of creativity that will heal the world.
~Micheal Jackson (OD @50)

Why you do something is always kind of a mystery to me.
~Philip Seymour Hoffman (OD @46)

The music comes from within and outside. Within is the big mystery of life; we’ve all got it.
~Jeff Buckley (popularized Cohen’s Hallelujah, drowned @30)


O Heaven, it is mysterious, it is awful to consider that we not only carry each a future ghost within him; but are, in very deed, ghosts!
~Thomas Carlyle

You want to know the secret of life? It is to breathe in and out. And the mystery of life? You never know when it is going to end.
~Sixto Rodriguez


The mystery of the soul is like that of a closed door. When you open it, you see something which was not there before.
~Oskar Kokoschka

She has seen the mystery hid
Under Egypt’s pyramid:
By those eyelids pale and close
Now she knows what Rhamses knows.
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Death is an absolute mystery. We are all vulnerable to it, it’s what makes life interesting and suspenseful.
~Jeanne Moreau

It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
~Diane Ackerman


Unless they’ve had some experience with it, the hospice is still a mystery to most people. Because hospice deals with death, people tend not to talk about it.
~Art Buchwald

Suicide, moreover, was at the time in vogue in Paris: what more suitable key to the mystery of life for a skeptical society?
~Honore de Balzac

For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death (or of anything else) as natural, death is the obscene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied.
~Susan Sontag

We are the shadow of Sirius. There is the other side of ‒ as we talk to each other, we see the light, and we see these faces, but we know that behind that, there’s the other side, which we never know. And that ‒ it’s the dark, the unknown side that guides us, and that is part of our lives all the time. It’s the mystery.
~W S Merwin

I think one thing that kids who grow up on farms really have going for them is they have exposure to death and birth in a totally different way. I think it takes away a little bit of the mystery and a little bit of the fear, and I do wish I had that. And I wish I was able to grow my own food.
~Rachel McAdams


I think it’s better that life is kind of like a mystery, I think that’s what drives us.
~Ashley Greene

I definitely like the mystery of not knowing how things will turn out, you know.
~Ian Williams

Turns out Picasso’s passion for uncertainty, mystery, and the thrill of life never ended.
~Jerry Saltz


I thought I had a clear picture of death, but now I know it’s a mystery and it will always be a mystery, although it is something we all have in common: everybody knows that life ends with death.
~Beth Gibbons

Now comes the mystery.
~Henry Ward Beecher


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Penetrating so many secrets, we cease to believe in the Unknowable. But there it sits, nevertheless, calmly licking its chops.
~H L Mencken

Something unknown is doing we don’t know what.
~ Arthur Eddington

If you want my opinion on the mystery of life and all that, I can give it to you in a nutshell: the universe is like a safe to which there is a key. But the key is locked up in the safe.
~Peter De Vries

I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.
~Luis Barragan

India! What mysteries does the very mention of its name not bring to mind?
~Robert Benchley

There are still so many places on our planet that remain unexplored. I’d love to one day peel back the mystery and understand them.
~Annie Leibovitz

Anything ‒ a destination, a person ‒ that has some mystery around it becomes exciting and attractive.
~Cam Gigandet

I like places that are shrouded in mystery.
~Nick Mohammed

We often think of the mystery and dignity and possibility of life, but we do not always think of its loneliness. Society crowds us on all sides, and yet we are alone…
~Rev Charles E Diehl

No dignity is perfect which does not at some point ally itself with the mysterious.
~Algernon Blackwood


I had gone away from Twitter because before people had been so mean to me. Talking about my lisp and my enormous forehead and all these things. I do have a lisp, I do have a forehead I know you could land a plane on, it’s no mystery to me. I just didn’t have the skin for it.
~Sarah Paulson

It is, in fact, something of a mystery to me that I can think at all straight in noisy places. Perhaps my belief that I do is an illusion…
~Richard E Turner


George Foreman. A miracle. A mystery to myself. Who am I? The mirror says back. The George you was always meant to be. Wasn’t always like that. Used to look in the mirror and cried a river.
~George Foreman

I don’t know who the hell Paul Lynde is, or why he’s funny, and I prefer it to be a mystery to me.
~Paul Lynde

I am a mystery to myself.
~Angelina Grimke

Every life is a mystery. There is nobody whose life is normal and boring.
~Frank McCourt


If I look back I feel frightened, not happy, because my life is a bit of a mystery to me.
~Manolo Blahnik

I remember that in the past I was overwhelmed with the mystery of anxiety, or the mystery of depression, but now when you feel that feeling coming on you no longer go into fight-or-flight mode. You go: ‘Oh, I know what this is’ and you ride it out.
~Adam Granduciel


@Writers Platform

How do you solve a mystery? How do you write a book? The techniques for starting both are surprisingly similar. Find an intriguing question and, pen and dagger tucked under cloak, search for clues.
~Claire Cameron

One way to solve a mystery is by asking the right questions until answers start to emerge.
~Brian Stelter

I have written a few children’s books. The first book that I wrote was for children. It was called ‘The Package’, and it was a mystery story in pictures. It had no words.
~Laurie Anderson


I don’t think there’s any great mystery to writing female characters, so long as you talk to them. If you lived in a monastery and never met any women, maybe it would be difficult.
~Ken Follett

The great mystery is why robots come off so well in science-fiction films when the human characters are often so astoundingly wooden.
~John Podhoretz


I don’t think the problem is that people don’t read enough mystery books, but that people don’t read.
~Thomas Perry


What I treasure most at any moment is intimacy, surprise, a sense of mystery, wit, depth and love. A handful of cherished friends offer me this, and the occasional singer or film-maker or artist. But my most reliable sources of electricity are Henry David Thoreau, Shakespeare, Melville and Emily Dickinson.
~Pico Iyer

From the wrestling of his own soul with the great enemy, comes that depth and mystery which startles us in Hamlet.
~Jones Very

It seems to me that good novels celebrate the mystery in ordinary life, and summing it all up in psychological terms strips the mystery away.
~Anne Tyler

The Cold War was over, presidential sex scandals superseded foreign concerns, and the American public was more interested in reading about fiendish serial killers, dependable mystery series protagonists, and any book thought to be in the vein of Bridget Jones and her abbreviation-happy diary.
~Sarah Weinman


Why do I write? To investigate the mystery of existence. To tolerate myself. To get closer to everything that is outside of me.
~Jhumpa Lahiri

Myth is a powerful medium because it talks to the emotions and not the head. It moves us into an area of mystery.
~Sam Shepard

The fascination for me is searching the unknown for a mystery.
~Clive Cussler

Poetry helps me understand who I am. It helps me understand the world around me. But above all, what poetry has taught me is the fact that I need to embrace mystery in order to be completely human.
~Yusef Komunyakaa

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
~Francis Bacon

There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.
~Edward Young

The greatest writers of this age… are aware of the mystery of our existence.
~J B Priestley

I’m tired of being this solemn poet of the masses, the enigma shrouded in a mystery.
~Michael Stipe

Veiling truth in mystery.


Inspiration is some mysterious blessing which happens when the wheels are turning smoothly.
~Quentin Blake

I’ve always liked the idea that writing is a form of travel.
~Rick Riordan


It is the mystery of the creative act that something other than our conscious self takes over.
~Arthur Erickson

I find in my poetry and prose the rhythms and imagery of the best ‒ I mean, when I’m at my best ‒ of the good Southern black preachers. The lyricism of the spirituals and the directness of gospel songs and the mystery of blues are in my music or in my poetry and prose, or I missed everything.
~Maya Angelou

Nature is always mysterious and secret in her use of means; and art is always likest her when it is most inexplicable.
~John Ruskin

I see the world as an adventure thriller and a voyage of discovery. To me, all lives are lives of mystery and secrecy, and that’s what I write about.
~Simon Sebag Montefiore


This book is pointing the way into it for people that see it as daunting or a mystery. Some people just do it, but others need help with the mindset, permission almost to listen to themselves. Understanding how things work is the key.
~Sally Schneider (cuisine editor)

Knowing that Gene and Morgan were playing those roles made it much easier to put the script together‒we knew who we were writing it for. It took some mystery away.
~Stephen Hopkins (of Suspicion)


I would say that all short stories have mystery naturally built into them.
~Dan Chaon

I think kids want the same thing from a book that adults want ‒ a fast-paced story, characters worth caring about, humor, surprises, and mystery. A good book always keeps you asking questions, and makes you keep turning pages so you can find out the answers.
~Rick Riordan

I’m not a fan of endless mystery in storytelling ‒ I like to know where the mythology’s going; I like to get there in an exciting, fast-paced way ‒ enough that there’s a really clear, aggressive direction to where it’s going, to pay off mystery and reward the audiences loyalty.
~Eric Kripke

What’s the most fetching thing that provokes people? A volcano? Fountains that dance? A pirate ship that sinks? Some other animated device or presentation? Is that as strong as mystery? Allure, intrigue, is much more powerful… It taunts you.
~Steve Wynn

Gravity Falls‘ is a riddle wrapped in an enigma tucked in a mystery deep-fried in a conundrum slathered in hickory-smoked puzzle sauce.
~Alex Hirsch

The addition of romance in my books or mystery to a historical romance is the sauce, not the goose.
~Deanna Raybourn


Fiction is lies; we’re writing about people who never existed and events that never happened when we write fiction, whether its science fiction or fantasy or western mystery stories or so-called literary stories. All those things are essentially untrue. But it has to have a truth at the core of it.
~George R R Martin

Writers and painters alike are in the business of consulting their own imaginations, and stimulating the imaginations of others. Together, and separately, they celebrate the absolute mystery of otherness.
~Lynne Truss

What I like in novels that I read and enjoy is interplay of theme: the mystery of how we seem to be so separate as human beings.
~Sebastian Faulks

For everyone to hear the same note, however personally, is to be joined in that moment with the others. The mystery of music is that it resonates and breaks down walls, it unites.
~author unknown


I have every sympathy for writers. It’s a mystery to me what they do. I can edit. I can cross out and say, ‘I’m not saying that’ or, ‘How about we move this to here? Wouldn’t that make that bit of the story better?’ But where any of it comes from is beyond me. I will never write a play or a novel.
~Alan Rickman

All the details of the life and the quirks and the friendships can be laid out for us, but the mystery of the writing will remain. No amount of documentation, however fascinating, can take us there.
~V S Naipaul


I spent the first twenty years of my writing career preparing for the mystery genre, which is my favorite literary form.
~Sue Grafton

I don’t think of myself as a mystery or thriller writer, honestly. I am in awe of mystery writers and don’t think I have what it takes to write such a book.
~Celeste Ng

Once upon a time, about 10 years ago, I thought maybe I could write a mystery series about a midwife in Elizabethan England. I had an elaborately convoluted title and an elaborately convoluted plotline, and at that point I got stupendously bored.
~Deborah Harkness

The thing about being a mystery writer, what marks a mystery writer out from a chick lit author or historical fiction writer, is that you always find a mystery in every situation.
~Tana French

There’s many things that I am. And all of those things come together at some point. If somebody wants to limit me, you know and they’ll say, ‘Well, this is Walter Mosley, the mystery writer.’ I don’t like that. Because I do many things.
~Walter Mosley


My books are shelved in different places, depending on the bookstore. Sometimes they can be found in the Mystery section, sometimes in the Humor department, and occasionally even in the Literature aisle, which is somewhat astounding.
~Carl Hiaasen

I think that some books are more successful than others to certain readers. People who read my books for the humor, they’re going to love one book. People who read my books for the mystery, they might not like that book quite as much.
~Janet Evanovich


My way of expression is full of complications and mystery because that’s my perception of life.
~Abbas Kiarostami (Iranian director/poet)

The librarians were mysterious. It was said they could tell what book you needed just by looking at you, and they could take your voice away with a word.
~Terry Pratchett

There were a lot of adventure books for boys, historical novels by Kenneth Roberts, and whatever mystery novels the alarmed librarian imagined might not corrupt an eager but innocent youth.
~Peter Straub


I had thought for years, probably 30 or 40 years, that it would be a lot of fun to try my hand at a classic English mystery novel… I love that form very much because the reader is so familiar with all of the types of characters that are in there that they already identify with the book.
~Alan Bradley (Flavia de Luce series)


All summer, I read fiction because you must read for the pleasure and beauty of it, and not only for research. I don’t read thrillers, romance or mystery, and I don’t read self-help books because I don’t believe in shortcuts and loopholes.
~Isabel Allende


To me, science fiction is about the sense of mystery, the sense of awe. Not ‘shock and awe’, just ‘awe.’
~J Michael Straczynski

The main difficulty is finding an idea that really excites me. We live in an age when miracles are no longer miracles, and science and the future are losing their sense of mystery. For science fiction, or at least the type of science fiction I write, this development is almost fatal, but I’m still giving it all I’ve got.
~Liu Cixin

Yes – 90% of fantasy is crap. And so is 90% of science fiction and 90% of mystery fiction and 90% of literary fiction.
~George R R Martin


Trying to solve the mystery is what I enjoy most about writing.
~Jon Ronson

If the book is a mystery to its author as she’s writing, inevitably it’s going to be a mystery to the reader as he or she reads it.
~Nicole Krauss


Fiction is able to do one thing better than any other art form: it is able to convey a convincing sense of what is going on in someone else’s head. To me, that is the great mystery of life: what is everyone else thinking?
~Arthur Phillips


When you try to unravel something you’ve written, you belittle it in a way. It was created as a mystery.
~Don DeLillo

I often wonder if I had the complete freedom to not have to write, if I would write. That’s the one mystery that I hope I get to experience.
~Nick Tosches

I have no plans for a future Jemima Shore mystery, but would write one tomorrow if a good idea came to me.
~Antonia Fraser

Yes, I was one of the slightly vintage women who let out a shriek when we saw it at Costco: ‘The Nancy Drew Mystery Stories‘, a complete boxed set, fifty-six familiar yellow spines, shrink-wrapped.
~Sandra Tsing Loh


It is only a few seconds, but his mind can evolve a whole honeycomb of mysteries in that flash of dragging time. Then the door slides open before him and that instantaneous eternity is gone; he is in a new era…
~Christopher Morley

I I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
~Edgar Allan Poe


§ The Glass Table:

~Greenie @I Like The Rain …in There
A Dream You Dream

Into my thoughts you move
Silently as you go
Tickling and teasing softly
Moving me so
Finding secrets hidden there
Even I did not see
Bringing out wings that spread
Showing mine to me
Soaring with me oh so high
Joys written on my face
Am I just a dream you dream
Pixels that dance in space


A Tome To Roam

In a twisty topsy turvy way
the imp took pen in hand
In a flappy flippy floppy way
the page fell on the stand
In a steady sturdy spiffy way
the tale spilled out in ink
In a giddy heady silly way
the imp let loose a wink
In a thinky thunky wonky way
the hand began to roam
In a sticky swirly drippy way
the imp spilled out a tome


I do not yet know why plants come out of the land or float in streams, or creep on rocks or roll from the sea. I am entranced by the mystery of them, and absorbed by their variety and kinds. Everywhere they are visible yet everywhere occult.
~Liberty Hyde Bailey

Their (plants) infinite variety is a constant source of fascination and curiosity, and to learn more about their mysterious ways is to tap into the gathered wisdom of the natural world.
~Matt Rees-Warren

And from Humming-Bird to Eagle, the daily existence of every bird is a remote and bewitching mystery.
~Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Don’t you see what’s at stake here? The ultimate aim of all science to penetrate the unknown. Do you realize we know less about the earth we live on than about the stars and the galaxies of outer space? The greatest mystery is right here, right under our feet.
~Walter Reisch

I think the Earth and everything around it is connected ‒ the sky and the planets and the stars and everything else we see as a mystery.
~Marion Cotillard

The human race is a very, very magical race. We have a magic power of witches and wizards. We’re here on this earth to unravel the mystery of this planet. The planet is asking for it.
~Yoko Ono


A tree is an incomprehensible mystery.
~Jim Woodring

The woods were a boon; all too often, the forest offered danger and mystery. Yet it could be liberating. If you entered that wild place on its own terms, you might be accorded wisdom.
~John Burnside


For decades I have tried to peel back the layers of mystery surrounding many marine creatures, though most have held tightly to their secrets. One animal that keeps me pondering is the shark.
~Brian Skerry

I discovered that the horse is life itself, a metaphor but also an example of life’s mystery and unpredictability, of life’s generosity and beauty, a worthy object of repeated and ever changing contemplation.
~Jane Smiley

At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn new things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be infinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable.
~Henry David Thoreau

The mysterious is the very ground of our being ‒ our hope and our destiny. No one ever knows the simplest thing unless one also feels there is more that has not been explained.
~Richard Gilbert

Mystery is but another name for ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain!
~Tryon Edwards

It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.
~Wallace Stevens

If there were no mystery left to explore life would get rather dull, wouldn’t it?
~Sidney Buchman

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.
~Anais Nin

As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.
~Albert Schweitzer

The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.
~Arthur Schopenhauer


There is no greater mystery to me than that of light traveling through darkness.
~Alexander Volkov

The more mysterious, the more imperfect; as darkness is, in comparison with light ‒ so is mystery, in comparison with knowledge.
~Benjamin Whichcote

Mystics exult in mystery and want it to stay mysterious. Scientists exult in mystery for a different reason: It gives them something to do.
~Richard Dawkins

Both the man of science and the man of action live always at the edge of mystery, surrounded by it.
~J Robert Oppenheimer

Mystery is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
~Albert Einstein

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.
~Neil Armstrong

Heisenberg, Max Plank and Einstein, they all agreed that science could not solve the mystery of the universe.
~Harry Dean Stanton


We have people we admire, like Einstein, saying mystery is the most beautiful thing a human being can experience. Yet, everywhere in our culture, everything that is truly mysterious is immediately dismissed.
~Mark Rylance

It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth, in which alone it finds liberation and delight, the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear!
~Anthony de Mello

Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.
~Max Planck

The great mystery of our consciousness is beyond our grasp.
~William Shatner

There is no mystery here; the human body is an electrical-magnetic phenomenon.
~Cyndi Dale

Don’t become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin.
~Ivan Pavlov


Junk DNA ‒ or, as scientists call it nowadays, noncoding DNA ‒ remains a mystery: No one knows how much of it is essential for life.
~Sam Kean


I want to know what dark matter and dark energy are comprised of. They remain a mystery, a complete mystery. No one is any closer to solving the problem than when these two things were discovered.
~Neil deGrasse Tyson

Dark energy is perhaps the biggest mystery in physics.
~Steve Allen


Mathematicians have tried in vain to this day to discover some order in the sequence of prime numbers, and we have reason to believe that it is a mystery into which the human mind will never penetrate.
~Leonhard Euler

In fairyland we avoid the word “law”; but in the land of science they are singularly fond of it…. The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, “charm,” “spell,” “enchantment.” They express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.
~G K Chesterton

I don’t think that faith, whatever you’re being faithful about, really can be scientifically explained. And I don’t want to explain this whole life business through truth, science. There’s so much mystery. There’s so much awe.
~Jane Goodall


As neither of these two great research scientists was able to find the solution to the mystery, it is small wonder that none of their contemporaries were able to do so either.
~Robert Barany

The big mystery of Big Data is causation versus correlation.
~Alexander Nix

I delve into cold cases by scouring the Internet for any digital crumbs authorities may have overlooked, then share my theories with the 8,000 or so mystery buffs who visit my blog regularly.
~Michelle McNamara

Just having the internet is a weird and dangerous thing because people become accustomed to knowing things when they want to know them and not having to work for it. I definitely see the value in not knowing everything and having mystery in life and mystery in people.
~Adam Driver

Mystery is gone to the certainty of technological principles. So the real terror, the real aggression against life comes in the form of the pursuit of our technological happiness.
~Godfrey Reggio


Life holds one great but quite commonplace mystery. Though shared by each of us and known to all, seldom rates a second thought. That mystery, which most of us take for granted and never think twice about, is time.
~Michael Ende

For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery. For technological man it is time that occupies the same role.
~Marshall McLuhan

Time is still the great mystery to us. It is no more than a concept; we don’t know if it even exists.
~Clifford D Simak

Every branch of human knowledge, if traced up to its source and final principles, vanishes into mystery.
~Arthur Machen


Prewritten Prompt: mystery


When you read any great mystery, recorded in holy Writ, you are to prostrate your Reason to Divine Revelation.
~Thomas Ken

Let your approach to knowledge be without fear, for God wills to reveal himself, and his revelation is mysterious only because it is infinite.
~Northrop Frye


If God is the mystery of the universe, these mysteries, we’re tackling these mysteries one by one. If you’re going to stay religious at the end of the conversation, God has to mean more to you than just where science has yet to tread.
~Neil deGrasse Tyson

It’s a mystery. That’s the first thing that interests me about the idea of God. If there is one, it’s mysterious and powerful and awesome to even consider the concept, and you have to take it seriously.
~Stephen King


There is a possibility in human minds of something mysterious as the night-wind, deep as the sea, calm as the stars, and strong as death, a mystic contemplation, and the “intellectual love of God.”
~Bertrand Russell

The Creator, in taking infinite pains to shroud with mystery His presence in every atom of creation, could have had but one motive ‒ a sensitive desire that men seek Him only through free will.
~Paramahansa Yogananda


I have two young children with autism. What could they have ever done to deserve that? What kind of a God allows the innocent to suffer? It’s a mystery. Yet still, I believe in God.
~Fred Melamed

I don’t understand how people of intelligence can reconcile what I see as constant proof of divine indifference to human outcomes with a reverence for God. To me it’s a mystery.
~Heather Mac Donald


Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.
~Frederick Buechner

As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.
~A C Benson


The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image.
~Charles W Chesnutt

Jesus Christ belonged to the true race of prophets. He saw with open eye the mystery of the soul. Drawn by its severe harmony, ravished with its beauty, he lived in it and had his being there. Alone in all history, he estimated the greatness of man.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Failure to take note of the fact that the character of twentieth-century humanity differs from that of humanity in the fifteenth century, let alone before and at the time of the Mystery of Golgotha, is to sleep through the process of world evolution.
~Rudolf Steiner

To us sin has not become any less of a mystery or a pain.
~George A Smith

We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the sermon on the mount.
~Omar N Bradley

Stellar curiosity and stellar-sized memory banks pretty much sum up the fabled Book of Life in this mystery ‒ and there’s hell to pay.
~book blurb

The gospel comprises indeed, and unfolds, the whole mystery of man’s redemption, as far forth as it is necessary to be known for our salvation.
~Robert Boyle


A mystery, in Christian theology, is what God knows and man cannot, and must instead believe.
~Jill Lepore

Like many great world faiths, Mormonism has an important strand of sacred mystery. Mormon temples have traditionally been closed to outsiders and designed with opaque windows.
~Noah Feldman

The mystery of being human and, certainly, of being a Catholic lies in our embracing together the imperfect state known as the human condition. First and foremost, if we could ever be perfect or do things perfectly, we would eliminate mystery, an essential ingredient in the good life and the spiritual life.
~Eugene Kennedy

Before Christianity became the Roman Empire’s official religion in the 4th Century, ‘mystery religions,’ organized around a central canon of secret knowledge, were widespread. Membership in such religions was limited to people who had passed through secret initiation rituals and had begun to learn a body of hidden knowledge.
~Trevor Paglen

They become the keepers of the mystery. They place themselves between the communicants of the religion, and the immediate experience. And then they dictate the terms on which you can have contact with this wonderful mystery. We don’t dictate those terms.
~Larry Harvey (of Burning Man)


Godliness, as well as the doctrine of our faith, is a mystery.
~William Gurnall


This is the great reward of service, to live, far out and on, in the life of others; this is the mystery of Christ, – to give life’s best for such high sake that it shall be found again unto life eternal.
~Joshua Chamberlain


The deeds of God and the smile of a dog, one does not understand.
~Oromo Proverb

Mystery is the essence of divinity.
~Zora Neale Hurston

Religion without mystery is an absurdity.
~Henry Drummond

Mystery is made a convenient Cover for absurdity.
~John Adams

It was the experience of mystery – even if mixed with fear – that engendered religion.
~Albert Einstein


We live in an age of technology and science that demands proof, and yet we desire mystery. But when God gives us mystery, we seek to destroy it by gross indifference or childish reasoning.
~Mother Angelica

We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery.
~Paulo Coelho


To me, ideology is corrupt; it’s a parasite on religious structures. To be an ideologue is to have all of the terrible things that are associated with religious certainty and none of the utility. If you’re an ideologue, you believe everything that you think. If you’re religious, there’s a mystery left there.
~Jordan Peterson

Faith minus vulnerability and mystery equals extremism. If you’ve got all the answers, then don’t call what you do ‘faith.’
~Brene Brown


This life journey has led me to love mystery and not feel the need to change it or make it un-mysterious. This has put me at odds with many other believers I know who seem to need explanations for everything.
~Richard Rohr

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace ‒ only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.
~Anne Lamott


I use a lot of different words for God ‒ infinite intelligence, primordial, perfection or universal creativity. All of these, to me, are God. And ‘God’ is a word, I think, that some people feel uncomfortable with, so they can use another word, you know? It’s the great mystery.
~Alex Grey

Whether you want to call it God or the mystery of the cosmos doesn’t matter to me.
~Jeanette Winterson


Healing and miracles have been a mystery to men of all times. To some, the phenomenon is frightening, while others find it exhilarating.
~Mother Angelica

I believe in mystery and multiplicity. To religious believers this may sound almost pagan. But I don’t think so.
~Richard Rohr


The whole mystery of temptation is to have sins suggested to us, and to be swept after them by a sudden enthusiasm, which sometimes feels as strong as the Spirit of God ever made in us the enthusiasm for virtue.
~George A Smith

As fish seek the surface of the ocean for food, and man its depths for their mysteries, so does man rise to the realms of the angels for spiritual food, while the angels descend into the atmosphere of earth, exploring its wonders.
~James Lendall Basford


I’ve felt since I was a kid this desperate longing to be closer to ‒ I don’t know what. Just to something bigger, to be in conversation with the mystery of everything.
~Adrianne Lenker

Forgive me, Spirit of my spirit, for this, that I have found it easier to read the mystery told in tears and understood Thee better in sorrow than in joy.
~George William Russell

There is therefore a tremendous mystery in the fact that God may be united with man and the man with God.
~Michael Servetus


§ The Exercise:

the unveiling

dicey mysteries of instinct
dire consequence at precinct
ex, grateful to be delinked
decoupled, severed, but not unkinked
best sex since forever formally inked
black on white notes intoned in sync
mashup poem on canvas, her form distinct
lush nude as beauty’s ‘night sweats’ dream


the unveiling #2

should you wish to be coveted uncovered
by a pair of adoring eyes
and grant voluptuous imaginings
the prize, your beauty undisguised
to feel, to taste or more…
would be unfaithful and unwise
but a celestial gift supervised
sacred mystery shared surprise
well, should you wish to be coveted
uncovered by a pair of adoring eyes



the mystery of trees
their story rings true
rooted in earth and upright
in their conservative way
own their berth by right of birth
until the juice of life dries up
and the sap dies


dip in the graph

map winnable
bygone tutorial
more than regional
less than original
lurking animal
cityscape flammable
atrocities filmable
humanly minimal
nominal cannibal
mystery criminal
mastery unable
reason turned babble


quest #28

higher than glyphics
mystery of symbols
arcane knowledge
not myth or magic
subject to rules
but driven curiosity
and the fear
of lost wisdom
like a splinter
or a thorn


5s ‘n 7s

mysteries of drapery
covered heads and nudity
dressed and warm pressed for duty
skin as skin proximity
fashioned walls guard God’s beauty
soul’s embodied sanctity
play hide-and-seek purity


opinions and politics
mysteries of conviction
abundance or depletion
colors of money and skin
star-eyed angels, those watching
mankind’s phase of existence
bowed to Some/One getting in


prematurely excited
chaste mystery of the chase
rumors that love delighted
chased mystery of the chaste
turned away sad to escape


mystery guest had
the guest host guessing
reason for arrest
sole role of his quest
soul’s hope laid to rest
sold prize, his bequest
polled race he detests


mystery of play
pay for it, work hard at it
once lived for free days
kids with dogs a creek nearby
fridays and summer freedoms


strands of mystery
tinder binding history
promise of a fire
overdose for escape hatch
miss memory’s myth, the test


mystery of need
for another, call it love
a definition

mystery of place
be here now, kind and giving
a destination


with world for a stage
irresponsible tantrums
mysteries of self

decide yes or no
socially acceptable
mystery of rules


mysteries of tech
with prophets, high priests of faith
has its devils too


The Olio and Salmagundi of Quotes

Fantasy is an area where it is possible to talk about right and wrong, good and evil, with a straight face. In mainstream fiction and even in a good deal of mystery, these things are presented as simply two sides of the same coin. Never really more than a matter of where you happen to be standing.
~Robert Jordan

Twilight is about getting older and relationships ‒ not about a murder mystery. It’s about love when you reach a certain age; nothing is in primary colors.
~Robert Benton


Mystery is not the absence of meaning, but the presence of more meaning than we can comprehend.
~Dennis Covington

The mysterious eludes all words of explanation, but it is more significant than all that can be explained. There is always something beyond where we have gone.
~Richard Gilbert


We spend our lives talking about this mystery. Our life.
~Jules Renard

Mystery is not profoundness.
~Charles Caleb Colton


Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.
~Henry Miller

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
~Carl Jung


Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.
~Babatunde Olatunji

Our present moment is a mystery that we are part of. Here and now is where all the wonder of life lies hidden. And make no mistake about it, to strive to live completely in the present is to strive for what already is the case.
~Wayne Dyer


Mystery has its own mysteries, and there are gods above gods. We have ours, they have theirs. That is what’s known as infinity.
~Jean Cocteau

Give me a mystery –
just a plain and simple one –
a mystery which is diffidence and silence,
a slim little bare-foot mystery:
give me a mystery ‒ just one!
~Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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THIS EDITION: fault :: excuse :: blame

Quoted In The Grove:

An artist is his own fault.
~John O’Hara

I have this desire to keep improving, so I find fault.
~Heston Blumenthal

To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
~Louis Nizer

I criticize by creation ‒ not by finding fault.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero


Exercise Prompt 03/28: mystery


Justifying a fault doubles it.
~French proverb

Bad excuses are worse than none.

He who excuses himself accuses himself.

Don’t do what you’ll have to find an excuse for.

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.


And besides, he added, forgetting that several excuses are always less convincing than one…
~Aldous Huxley

There is no such thing as a list of reasons. There is either one sufficient reason or a list of excuses.
~Robert Brault

The explanation is always longer when there isn’t any.
~Robert Brault

The moment I make an excuse, I confess to many things.
~Muriel Strode

Every vice has its excuse ready.
~Publilius Syrus

Excuses are reasons with a streak of jaundice.
~Henry Stanley Haskins

If there is a hard-won ability I would wish to take into a second life, it is the ability to recognize tomorrow’s regret in today’s excuse.
~Robert Brault

I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.
~Benjamin Franklin


It is always too hot or too cold for the man who wants to quit.
~Poor Richard Junior’s Philosophy

If you don’t want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.
~Yiddish proverb

We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.

If your armor against the world is laziness and excuses, you’re not protecting yourself from battle and injury — you’ve trapped yourself inside with them.
~Terri Guillemets


There is always a perfectly good excuse, always a reason not to. The hardest freedom to win is the freedom from one’s excuses.
~Robert Brault

Excuses are the tools with which incompetents build to themselves great monuments of Nothing.
~author unknown

We have more power than will; and it is often by way of excuse to ourselves that we fancy things are impossible.
~François de La Rochefoucauld


Two wrongs don’t make a right, but they make a good excuse.
~Thomas Szasz

A pint of effort is worth a gallon of excuses.
~William Arthur Ward

We weave our excuses around events.
Thin, poor quality cloth of justification
Poor substitutes for the heavy tribal blankets
Once we wove to wrap our children.
~Phillip Pulfrey

The things you want to do are all up to you—
Excuses are sabotage.
~Terri Guillemets

The person who wants to do something finds a way; the other finds an excuse.
~author unknown


Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
~Kimberly Johnson

Of all Excuses this is most forbid:
I did the Thing because the Others did.
~Arthur Guiterman

The truly free man is the one who will turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.
~Jules Renard

The pretended admission of a fault on our part creates an excellent impression.

We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free from great ones.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having seen, makes up a good part of our sincerity.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld


Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.
~Oscar Wilde


The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.

Almost any fault, sin or crime is considered more leniently if there’s a touch of class involved.
~Frank Abagnale

Balance in life is the key, as Aristotle taught us. Nobody likes a naive Pollyanna, but neither do we like to be around people who are constantly complaining and finding fault.
~Mark Skousen

As a kid, I often figured it was good to be patient to a fault.
~Aimee Bender


I think people imagine going back to a time when they knew who they were and they knew what the circumstances were ‒ if you screwed up it was your fault.
~Gore Verbinski


Even if you play perfectly, a fault of your opponent’s can destroy the entire beauty of the game.
~Vladimir Kramnik


We don’t suggest that because San Francisco lies on top of an earthquake fault that it should be moved.
~John Breaux


To be suspicious is not a fault. To be suspicious all the time without coming to a conclusion is the defect.
~Lu Xun


This is the great fault of wine; it first trips up the feet: it is a cunning wrestler.


In a funny way, when things went wrong in my life ‒ and it is my fault that they went wrong, it is not anyone else’s fault ‒ and all the glittering outside things were taken away, I was left with the things of most value.
~Kimberly Quinn


The year my mom worked as a secretary at an apparel company in midtown, she would often come home in tears because she had mistakenly called her boss by another coworker’s name. ‘You know how it is,’ my father said, ‘they all look the same. It’s not your mom’s fault. There’s just no telling them apart. Same high nose and deep-set eyes.’
~Jenny Zhang


Everything is my fault when you’re me. I don’t know why.
~Machine Gun Kelly


When someone walks into me, whether it’s my fault or not, I say, ‘Sorry.’
~Rachel Shenton


Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.
~George Herbert


You’re the only one that’s in control of your emotions; you’re the only one that’s inside of you at all times. So control you however you want to. If you’re not happy, that’s your fault.
~Tiffany Haddish


My only fault is that I don’t realize how great I really am.
~Muhammad Ali


How strange to use You only live once as an excuse to throw it away.
~Bill Copeland


Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
~Oliver Goldsmith


I’ll look back on my career as a whole and at parts of it and say I should have enjoyed that more. I suppose that’s my own fault.
~Alun Wyn Jones

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Posted From The Grove

When the soul, through its own fault… becomes rooted in a pool of pitch-black, evil smelling water, it produces nothing but misery and filth.
~Saint Teresa of Avila

The burden of citizenship is accepting that what is neither your fault nor your responsibility may be your problem.
~Anand Giridharadas

It has been the great fault of our politicians that they have all wanted to do something.
~Anthony Trollope


I had worked for George Bush as a speechwriter, and I read a lot of White House memoirs. They all have two themes: ‘It Wasn’t My Fault‘ and ‘It Would Have Been Much Worse if I Hadn’t Been There.’
~Christopher Buckley

Across Africa there is what I call a colonialist mentality or orthodoxy. Orthodoxy in the sense that a lot of things have gone wrong in Africa in the post-colonial period. And time and time again, any time something went wrong, the leadership claims that it was never their fault.
~George Ayittey

The lesson of the last year is this: foreign policy can’t be managed through the politics of personality, and our President would do well to take note of an observation John F. Kennedy made once he was in office – that all of the world’s problems aren’t his predecessor’s fault.
~Sarah Palin


I don’t think that political history is full of a whole lot of tremendously honest people. I have never found any fault about that as far as Mr. . . . is concerned in my relationship with him.
~Bobby Knight

This is a do-it-yourself test for paranoia: you know you’ve got it when you can’t think of anything that’s your fault.
~Robert M Hutchins

Just hear Senator McCain speak. He may not give you the answer you are looking for, he may not be in agreement with you on a stance or an issue, but the man is honest to a fault.
~Curt Schilling

Honesty allows us to live with not knowing. We do not know the full story; we do not know where we are in the story. We do not know who, ultimately, is at fault or who will carry the blame in the end.
~David Whyte

Dare to be true. Nothing can need a lie:
a fault which needs it most, grows two thereby.
~George Herbert

For me, the greatest fault would be to tell somebody something I’m not.
~Manti Te’o


I like to think I would not have approved those methods in the past, but I do not fault those who made the decisions at that time, and I will absolutely defend those who carried out the interrogations within the orders they were given.
~Dennis C Blair


But in answer to your question about the conspiracy angle, I think that any historian worth his salt, and this is where I fault Stephen Ambrose and a lot of these guys who attack me – not all of life is a result of conspiracy by any means! Accident occurs alongside conspiracy.
~Oliver Stone


It’s not my fault that there is this gap between rich and poor, it is the fault of governments. I want a different world. One where I don’t wake up thinking I’m so lucky to be able to feed my daughter.
~Emma Thompson

But he like my mother, had certainly come to know that those who work the most do not make the most money. It was the fault of the rich, it seemed, but just how he did not know.
~Agnes Smedley

It is not someone’s fault if they succeeded, it is someone’s fault if they failed.
~Herman Cain

It isn’t the rich people’s fault that poor people are poor. Poor people who get an education and work hard in this country will stop being poor. That should be the goal for all poor people everywhere.
~Ben Stein

But if you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they’ve been brought there by no fault of their own, I don’t think you have a heart. We need to be educating these children, because they will become a drag on our society.
~Rick Perry

The worst fault of the working classes is telling their children they’re not going to succeed.
~John Mortimer

In my right-wing politics of the time, I held that unemployment was usually the fault of the unemployed.
~Luke Ford


When Indian economy was growing at the rate of 8 to 9 percent, I think everybody was quite happy. Even when there were defects in our policies, they were overlooked, and when the economy slows down, people try to find fault and excuses.
~Manmohan Singh

A troubled economy is always the sitting president’s fault. It was when Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter, when Bill Clinton defeated George H. W. Bush, and when Barack Obama defeated John McCain by running against George W. Bush.
~Mark McKinnon


The only way to security for Israel and a humane life for Palestinians in their own land is political. No matter where the fault for past negotiating failures lies, there is no other path.
~Anthony Lewis

Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes.
~Benjamin Franklin

If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
~Jack Kerouac


A man must fortify himself and understand that a wise man who yields to laziness or anger or passion or love of drink, or who commits any other action prompted by impulse and inopportune, will probably find his fault condoned; but if he stoops to greed, he will not be pardoned, but render himself odious as a combination of all vices at once.
~Apollonius of Tyana

Globalization is exposing new fault lines – between urban and rural communities, for example.
~Ban Ki-moon

Greed and globalization aren’t just America’s fault.
~Arlo Guthrie

The fault lines are shifting from the boundaries of nations into the web of our societies and the streets of our cities. And, terrorism and extremism are a global force that are larger than their changing names, groups, territories and targets.
~Narendra Modi


In golf, a wedge issue means just that: You can’t hit your sand wedge, or your lob wedge needs to be regrooved. In politics, a wedge issue is more serious still: It’s one that splits the electorate, dividing voters along ideological fault lines.
~Steve Rushin

Politics also reflects the fault lines in our society, and the fact is that it is not very easy for any marginalised group to come forward in any domain.

I’m here to speak for those who say the American Dream isn’t working for them, because I know it isn’t. I’m here to say it’s not your fault: the ruling class… has failed you.
~Wendy Long

I will make it a point to voice my opinions. But if I am at fault, I will also apologise.
~Hina Khan


DESTINY, n. A tyrant’s authority for crime and a fool’s excuse for failure.
~Ambrose Bierce

For all its terrible faults, in one sense America is still the last, best hope of mankind, because it spells out so vividly the kind of happiness that most people actually want, regardless of what they are told they ought to want.
~Ferdinand Mount

To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power.
~Norman Thomas

But, after all, we are a young nation, and vanity is a fault of youth.
~Rebecca Harding Davis


In the Matrix in which Americans live, nothing is ever their fault.
~Paul Craig Roberts

With Benghazi, I don’t see anyone saying, ‘Hey look, I am overall responsible for this and therefore, I take responsibility for what happened. It’s my fault.’ I haven’t heard that yet. Meanwhile, the other side of the coin, the Osama bin Laden raid, it seems everyone made that decision, and that’s just unbelievable to me.
~Jocko Willink

What you find when you live in the United States, you live in the West, is that when somebody fails, it’s never their fault. They always like to blame somebody other than themselves for a failure.
~Stephen A Schwarzman

Wherever you find a problem, you will usually find the finger-pointing of blame. Society is addicted to playing the victim.
~Stephen Covey

Of all the parts of your body, be most vigilant over your index finger, for it is blame-thirsty. A pointed finger is a victim’s logo.
~Joseph Brodsky

…and I think it’s no particular political party’s fault. People have been left behind, and in America, we’re used to going forward. It’s always like we’re going to be better; the next generation’s going to be better.
~Dana Carvey


I readily concede that a prime minister is not required to speak on every occasion or on every subject, but when there is a duty to speak, silence is unacceptable. Silence can be a strategy, silence can be a tactic, but silence can never be an answer to the ills of our polity and the fault lines of our society.
~P Chidambaram


If you commit a big crime then you are crazy, and the more heinous the crime the crazier you must be. Therefore you are not responsible, and nothing is your fault.
~Peggy Noonan

Liberals have invented whole college majors ‒ psychology, sociology and women’s studies ‒ to prove that nothing is anybody’s fault.
~P J O’Rourke


The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production ‒ in industry, agriculture, energy and transportation ‒ essential as they are, make people sick and die.
~Barry Commoner

The Great War was nobody’s fault ‒ or everybody’s.
~Margaret MacMillan

No one is to blame. It is neither their fault nor ours. It is the misfortune of being born when a whole world is dying.
~Alexander Herzen


~The RSA: Brene Brown on Blame (3:15) preachy, but funny & relatable


~Ivan del Rio: Blame (0.10) might be useful sometime


~Janet Lees: Blame the Fox (4:51) lines of poetry against grey and foggy lands, to haunting music


~Circus Tree: Blame Carousel (1:00) blame as it rolls downhill, also fun/relatable


~PH’ Label: Excuse My French (0:49) not for the faint of heart, clips of swearing in movies


~Radim Vanous: SPOLK / Excuse me • 58 seconds of staged people images


~Fawlty Towers: Top 10 moments (9:53) John Cleese and cast, nothing more to be said


Removing the faults in a stage-coach may produce a perfect stage-coach, but it is unlikely to produce the first motor car.
~Edward de Bono

I could pose as a Yahoo rep claiming that there’s been some sort of fault, and somebody else is getting your e-mail, and we’re going to have to remove your account and reinstall it. So what we’ll do is reset the current password that you have – and by the way, what is it?
~Kevin Mitnick

Intensity of desire will always find a way, just as weakness of purpose will always find an excuse.
~Muriel Strode

Success is a tale of obstacles overcome, and for every obstacle overcome, an excuse not used.
~Robert Brault

Don’t find fault, find a remedy.
~Henry Ford

The trouble with always leaving yourself a way out is that you always take it.
~Robert Brault


When the plane is delayed, it’s not the fault of the girl at the desk. I’m resigned to the fact that everything is out of my control and that air travel nowadays is barbaric.
~Tom Conti

Travel is hard, and it’s mostly not your fault.
~Andrew Sean Greer

It wasn’t about the money. I just wanted them to admit it was their fault.
~Barry Sheene


In Boston I got to a point where I thought I was putting out fires more than being a baseball coach. And some of it was my fault. I was getting stubborn. My fuse was a little shorter than it needed to be. And that helps nobody.
~Terry Francona

When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.

My job is to show my clients that their anger is rarely someone else’s fault. It’s their flaw.
~Marshall Goldsmith (leadership coach)

Correct one fault at a time. Concentrate on the one fault you want to overcome.
~Sam Snead (golf)


It’s not Apple’s fault that they’re seeking to avoid paying taxes. They’re not lying, cheating or stealing. They’re following the rules that were created by governments. If the government doesn’t like the rules, they can change them.
~John Mackey

Amazon is certainly not a perfect company. However, doctors, teachers, engineers, journalists, politicians, and labor unions are also on a continuum of consciousness, and none are perfect either. It is easy to judge and find fault with any company if that is what one’s ideological biases wish to see.
~John Mackey


It may be true, that men, who are mere mathematicians, have certain specific shortcomings, but that is not the fault of mathematics, for it is equally true of every other exclusive occupation.
~Carl Friedrich Gauss


It’s not blaming the victim. It’s not anybody’s fault. They just did something that didn’t work, that’s all.
~Kary Mullis

If you have made a mistake, all right. Never find fault with a man because he has made a mistake. It is only a fool that makes the same mistake the second time.
~Charles M Schwab

Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
~William Collins

I have been rich, and I have been broke. Some of it is my fault for choosing bad management and making bad investments. But that is life – we all take risks.
~Ronnie Wood

Whatever you think of Facebook, you cannot fault it for lack of ambition.
~Joe Green

I don’t fault my former law firm for running their business like a business or expecting their new hire to be worth the obscene rate she was billed out at, but fun it was not.
~Rachel Sklar

Ultimately, even if you follow the advice of a mentor or board member, it’s still your fault if they were wrong!
~David Cohen

Many businesses find their culture organized around a dangerous fault line known as ‘us and them,’ with executives on one side and employees on the other. The divide is both real and expensive.
~Punit Renjen

Look ‒ this is the terror of being a founder & CEO. It is all your fault. Every decision, every person you hire, every dumb thing you buy or do ‒ ultimately, you’re at the end.
~Ben Horowitz

I think my greatest virtue is that I have the courage to take tough decisions. As for my greatest fault, I guess I should be a little tougher. The feedback I get always is that I am not as tough and demanding as I should be.
~Ajay Piramal

In the beginning, everybody that gets to work with me, thinks I’m nice. But three weeks later, they hear a bell ringing. Then they realise I meant everything I said during that first week. It’s not my fault people are not taking me serious from the first moment.
~Andrew Eldritch

I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.
~Desmond Tutu

I live in a universe in which blame doesn’t exist. I don’t believe in being at fault; I believe in taking responsibility for your actions. If I do something wrong, I take responsibility for it.
~Concha Buika

I was an executive running a pretty substantial group before becoming CEO, and I had no idea what it was like. When something goes wrong, people say, ‘It’s all your fault.’ Your reaction is, ‘It’s not my fault.’ But what do you mean? I was the founder, I hired everybody in the company, I was managing it.
~Ben Horowitz

If you are a real leader, every single thing is your fault.
~Andy Dunn

There’s this issue where I’m really doing well and got hate ’cause I’m too light-skinned. I understand why people say that ‒ throughout history, the lighter you are, that’s how it’s been. But it’s not my fault. My mom and dad had me! I look how I look.
~Jorja Smith

I wanted to work in the Hindi film industry much more than what I was offered. But if you are a grain of rice in a wheat field, it is not your fault… You are just different.
~Soni Razdan


Race is the San Andreas Fault of our culture as well as our history. Its fissures are forever present and not that far beneath the surface of every day life. To deny that is to risk being labeled delusional.
~Mike Barnicle

America was founded on the fissure between slave states and free states, so these huge fault lines are just built into the American project. How we repress them, express them, deal with them, talk around them, think through them, don’t think through them, is fascinating to me.
~Rick Perlstein


…was appointed to be the HUD secretary. He knows nothing about the mission of HUD. He doesn’t care about people in public housing. He believes that if you are poor, it is your own fault. And he doesn’t know the difference between an immigrant and a slave.
~Maxine Waters

Those close to Mr. Obama say he grows irritated at being misunderstood ‒ not just by opponents who insinuate that he caters to African-Americans, but also by black lawmakers and intellectuals who fault him for not making his presidency an all-out assault on racial disparity.
~Jodi Kantor


When we feel helpless later in life, fear makes us scapegoat others. Instead of fixing the problems, we say, ‘Oh, it’s all their fault – those women or immigrants are infesting our country.’ Rather than useful protest or constructive solutions, we get angry at these handy targets.
~Martha Nussbaum

When people have been hurt over and over, and rather than compassion or understanding you’re given lectures about how it’s really all your fault and that no one needs to make amends, you can lose your mind.
~Michelle Alexander

Something goes wrong, I yell at them ‒“Fix it”‒ whether it’s their fault or not. You can only really yell at the players you trust.
~Bill Parcells

As a player, when you get beaten, you can comfort yourself by saying you did reasonably well. As a manager, when you get beaten, you think it’s all your fault, but 70,000 people and all those watching on television know it’s your fault.
~Mark Hughes

The fault always lies in the candidate or the head coach or the guy holding the ball.
~Luther Strange

I’ve always said the quarterback and the head coach always get too much blame when you lose and too much credit when you win.
~Eli Manning

It is a fault of the whole team if you don’t deliver.
~Georginio Wijnaldum (soccer)


You tell me you want to race down the street, I’m going to try to beat you. My grandmother asks me to race down the street, I’m going to try to beat her. And I’ll probably enjoy it. Competitive to a fault, sometimes.
~Derek Jeter

There are no excuses in fighting. You can be playing a team sport and have a good game, and you can lose. In fighting, it’s all on me. If I go out there and lose, then it’s my fault. I like that.
~Alexander Volkanovski

…like I was saying before, if you give one-hundred percent of your best, and you may have fault, but there is nothing you can do, because you gave one-hundred percent.
~Lou Ferrigno


I’m loyal to a fault – even though I’ve been to hell and back with Vince McMahon, I would never to do anything to hurt him. But it’s also survival of the fittest out there.
~Hulk Hogan

It’s not my fault Hulk Hogan is afraid of me.
~Scott Steiner

The truth is, in this age of Instagram and Facebook and Snapchat, we know way too much about athletes ‒ and it’s their fault.
~Billy Crystal


I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?
~Yogi Berra



I tend to root for characters who have a lot of negative qualities, but what’s driving them forward is their passion. They’re on a mission, and maybe their approach is misguided, but you can’t fault them for giving 150%.
~Laurie Metcalf

I really like people who have the gift of the gab. I like characters that are very eloquent, articulate and confident in what they’re saying. Especially coming off ‘Captain America,’ who’s very internal and intimate, I’d love to play someone who wears their emotions on their sleeves, potentially to a fault.
~Chris Evans

I can easily come up with ten really iconic stories/trade paperbacks for Superman, Batman, others… name me ten equally big, iconic Wonder Woman stories. Much harder. That ain’t the character’s fault, that isn’t sexism, that’s just not servicing the character.
~J Michael Straczynski

I try to represent specific experiences of specific characters, and that’s all I want to try to do. I don’t ever try to think about representing a culture, because its impossible, and someone will fault you. And it just doesn’t interest me.
~Jhumpa Lahiri


I’m choosy to a fault. You want to hold out for a project that means something. You’re the one who’s there working fifteen hours a day, and if you don’t believe in it, it can feel a whole lot longer.
~Lizzy Caplan

You can’t go around the theatres handing out cards saying, ‘It isn’t my fault’. You go onto the next one.
~Preston Sturges

I do not fault anyone else who makes choices to play characters that they wished they hadn’t… Because at the end of the day, none of us are happy with our jobs all the time.
~Peter Dinklage

I was on cruise control from ’85 to ’95, and it was my fault. There were a lot of self-inflicted wounds, when I was not doing any original material. I wasn’t directing. I wasn’t writing. That’s not who I am.
~Sylvester Stallone

I don’t really analyze my process. I do know that if it’s not right, I won’t move on. I’m tenacious to a fault about that.
~Doug Liman (director)

If I feel that I’m not able to do my best work ‒ whether that’s my own fault or as a result of an editorial situation ‒ then I need to stop doing it. I would rather not do something than do it badly or ineffectively. It’s the only way I can live with myself and do right by the fans in the long haul.
~J Michael Straczynski

…if the scripts are not good, and the characters aren’t engaging, then you don’t believe in the journey, and you’re not connected to it. It’s not the technology’s fault.
~Andy Serkis


I like to rehearse and rehearse and have everything exactly calculated before we start shooting ‒ probably to a fault.
~John Lithgow

If you’re the star of a show, the next one has to be as good or better, and if you’re doing a series, if anything goes wrong, it’s your fault. There’s nobody else to blame.
~June Whitfield


A bad audition is usually the director’s fault, not the actor’s. It’s up to the director to get the atmosphere right to get the best out of your auditionees.
~Marianne Elliott


I never, ever want to apologize for a film. If it’s bad I’ll say it’s my fault. And that’s what I can say so far in all the films that I’ve done, that if you don’t like it, it’s entirely my fault.
~Ken Burns

I have been very lucky to have final cut in all my films; everything that is wrong in them is my fault.
~Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
~Benjamin Franklin

When you blame yourself, you learn from it. If you blame someone else, you don’t learn nothing, cause hey, it’s not your fault…
~Joe Strummer

… Is it my taste? Maybe not, but I’m not going to fault anybody for doing what they’re doing as long as people are showing up.
~Wanda Sykes

Does ‘Jersey Shore’ make me sad for humanity that this is what’s passing for entertainment? Well, this is a business, and if that’s what millions of people want to watch, I can’t fault someone for producing it.
~Terence Winter

The corporate system dictates what gets made, and the movies are so bad because of the economic structure of Hollywood. The big business takeover of Hollywood is at fault rather than American storytellers ‒ it’s what keeps textured movies from getting made.
~James Gray

You must speak the vision of your project in a way that convinces people to pay for it. If they won’t pay for it, that is the artist’s fault. It is my fault. It is your fault. It is not the executive’s fault or the world’s.
~Jill Soloway


~SLX Productions: EXCUSE (14:06) the weight of life, and rooftops


~Michael P O’Hara: Blame Cupid Stupid (4:39) animated love story, rhymed


~Dust: To Err (10:05) until the fading trumpet’s goodbye


I think I’m probably a very sad man wrapped in a very joyful package, and I think I’m very resilient, and I think I’m quite generous, sometimes to a fault. And I’m very bad with money, but I don’t see that too much of a flaw.
~Dave Matthews

I don’t think of myself as funny. I think of myself as rather grave, actually. And I’m suspicious of fun. I never quite know what that is or how to deal with it or how to generate it. That’s my fault. I know it’s a burden on the people I’m with. It’s tiresome.
~Hugh Laurie


I reached a point where I didn’t think I was that great… I think I was becoming boring as well as bored. It was nobody’s fault except mine – probably – and it might not even be my fault.
~Michael Keaton

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it’s their fault.
~Henry Kissinger

If you’re bored and you look bored, that’s your fault.
~Matt Berry


Not that it was Twiggy’s fault, but the ubiquity of her image created a sense in young women that to be stylish meant to be skinny, flat-chested with an ingenue face and straight hair.
~Susie Orbach `

To copy beauty forfeits all pretense to fame;
to copy faults is want of sense.
~Charles Churchill

Blemishes are hid by night and every fault forgiven; darkness makes any woman fair.

I love my beauty. It’s not my fault.
~Valentino Garavani


I’m famous by default. I came out of the womb, and people wanted to know who I was because of my parents.
~Frances Bean Cobain

I think anybody who’s doing work in their teen years on TV or in the movies, you’re a teen idol by default.
~Jason Bateman

The thing I regret most about my life are those inane photos of me with icons. They used to come down here and dress me up, and I just tolerated it. It’s my fault. But I shouldn’t have done it. They literally brought down costumes, candles, and icons! It was unbelievable stupidity.
~John Tavener (composer)

You can’t really fault people who are experiencing fame. They’re just making their way through, and everybody around them is reflecting this fame right back at them. It’s strange.
~Justine Bateman


How many times have we seen reality celebrities fall from grace ‒ often through no fault of their own ‒ and then go on a show like ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ and say, ‘I want to show the public a different side of me.’ And I’m screaming at the telly going, ‘This is not therapy. This is voyeurism!’
~Ricky Gervais

Errors of taste are very often the outward sign of a deep fault of sensibility.
~Jonathan Miller

The rumor mill always seemed like a grass fire to me. Why walk out in the middle of the field, it’s just going to flame out and go away just like everything else does?
~Amy Grant

A cake is a very good test of an oven: if it browns too much on one side and not on the other, it’s not your fault – you need to have your oven checked.
~Delia Smith

I don’t want anybody near me when I am cooking. If I am going to make a mistake, it has to be my fault.
~Leonard Slatkin


My guilty pleasure is just eating really bad food. I cannot help myself, but you’re on the road during the night, and the only thing open is a fast food place, and you’re like ‘Alright. Not my fault. It’s time to eat.’

A lot of lawyers are set to tell me that it’s not my fault I like to eat.
~Neil Cavuto

I have 40 pounds to lose. It is not the fault of the fast food people, and anyone who’s trying to sue the fast food places needs a therapist, not an attorney.
~Richard Simmons



The majority of the high schools and the public schools in N.Y.C. don’t even have band programs. Hip-hop in a lot of ways is an outgrowth of a lack of instruments and a desire to play music, so we can’t really fault the kids for that.
~Wynton Marsalis

When I was at Capitol ‒ and this was not Capitol’s fault ‒ I was aiming, you know. I would listen to country radio and go, ‘What version of me does radio want?’
~Walker Hayes

This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked; unasked, they will never desist.

That is the true joy of being a solo artist. I can do whatever I want. I can go wherever I want. I can show up with my guitar and my song, and it can sound a hundred different ways. That’s the freedom of being on your own. The flipside is: That’s you on the cover. If it sucks, it’s your fault.
~Jenny Lewis


Dance must have a precision without fault.
~Arielle Dombasle

I had been making films for almost ten years, and the head men at RKO thought of me only in terms of musicals. I found no fault with that, except I just couldn’t stand being typed or pigeonholed as only a singing and dancing girl. I wanted to extend my range.
~Ginger Rogers


As far as the Animals breaking up ‒ it was my fault. I wanted out. We took it to the max, as far as we could take it. Our reunion tour in 1983 went pretty good until we left America. Then we pushed it too hard and it fell apart.
~Eric Burdon

There has been the biggest black cloud following me around. People believe it’s all my fault that Steve is not here. He has always had an open door, and he doesn’t choose to do this any more.
~Neal Schon (Journey)

It just broke my heart, and I had to get away from it. I love them to death, but they know how bad it got. It’s not their fault, but I couldn’t do that any longer.
~Brian Welch (Korn)

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
~Charles Kingsley

A true friend sees past your excuses to the real reason it’s not your fault.
~Robert Brault


One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.
~Edward G Bulwer-Lytton

Find fault when you must find fault in private, and if possible sometime after the offense, rather than at the time.
~Sydney Smith

If you have any fault to find with anyone, tell him, not others, of what you complain; there is no more dangerous experiment than that of undertaking to be one thing before a man’s face and another behind his back.
~Robert E Lee


I’m probably the most honest person you’ll ever meet – to a fault, like, I-will-hurt-your-feelings honest. I’m sure if I lied about anything, it would have been silly, but I haven’t retained that information.
~Ellen DeGeneres

I’m just a real person and I tell it like it is. I don’t have a lot of secrets, which has been a fault of mine.
~NeNe Leakes

It’s really how you deal with people. Do people respect you? Are you honest with people even if it’s something they don’t want to hear? Anyone in Hollywood will tell you I’m extremely up front and honest almost to a fault.
~Ving Rhames

I feel like I’m really honest in my interviews, to a fault. I’ve lost friends over it. Major friends. And I’m heartbroken about that.
~Shia LaBeouf

To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life.
~Simone Weil


~Beecher’s Fault: Liquor Store (3:00) beachin’


~YMG Motion Pictures: Kanye • Blame Game (5:08) surprise villain


~baranov: Inka • Blame Me (3:53) singer dancing, or dancer singing


~Enfant Terrible Films: Luka • Blame (2:49) …but is it jealousy


~molly paul: Excuse me (3:23) Africa, another language, nothing’s lost


Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.
~Helen Rowland

I think the most important foundation about any relationship is just being honest. You’ve got to. My wife and I are honest to a fault with each other, and we’re best friends on top of it, so we’re very fortunate.
~Max Greenfield


Since the day Brahma created the world to this day, no one’s ever been able to satisfy a wedding guest. They always find some opportunity or other to find fault and criticise. One who can’t even afford a dry piece of bread at home becomes a lord at the wedding party.
~Munshi Premchand

…but yet they grumbled. Such is human-nature. The man who drinks beer at home always criticizes the champagne, and finds fault with the Burgundy when he is invited out to dinner.
~Mark Twain

A wedding, people decide to get married, it comes out of such love for one another and then women can turn into these other people. They’re planning something that’s the biggest event they’ll ever plan in their lives and it turns them into this other person, so it’s not totally the guy’s fault that he’s feeling disconnected from this person.
~Alison Brie

Just because a woman is beautiful doesn’t mean she can’t be a good wife. If her beauty affects her personality, then it’s her mentality that’s at fault… not the tilt of her nose.
~Fred MacMurray


A man’s mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault.
~Walter Bagehot

You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?
~Benjamin Franklin

Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.
~Doris Lessing

I am so infinitely happy that he loves me so much, and I pray that it will always be like this. It won’t be my fault if he ever stops loving me.
~Eva Braun (of Hitler)


If you ask my wife, the biggest fault is my inability around the house. She says the only thing handy about me is that I’m close by. And, I have a terrible memory. I’m bad at saying no. I often double-book. There are a lot of things.
~Hugh Jackman

My wife keeps on telling me my worst fault is that I keep things to myself and appear relaxed. But I am really in a room in my own head and not hearing a thing anyone is saying.
~Tom Hanks

Everything was my fault. I was so dumb. But if I hadn’t made the mistakes I made, I wouldn’t have met the wonderful woman I’ve been married to for over 30 years, so I guess that makes the mistakes OK.
~Donald Sutherland

If the present Mrs. Wogan has a fault ‒ and I must tread carefully here ‒ if she has a fault, this gem in the diadem of womanhood is a hoarder. She never throws anything out. Which may explain the longevity of our marriage.
~Terry Wogan


We have all these cultural assumptions about love. People get hurt, and we say, ‘Oh, it’s no one’s fault.’
~Mona Simpson

I regret losing certain women, but it was always my fault.
~Scott Baio

I’ve slept with a couple of people and made some poor choices and put things in jeopardy with… what I was happy with, and that’s my own fault. I’ve got no one else to blame about that stuff.
~Shane Warne


Guys like to gaslight us, and it’s not cool. And it happens so much; it’s happened to me in relationships. It’s happened to me where I have been cheated on, and I felt so sad and angry, like it wasn’t my fault, but that was because the person was gaslighting me into thinking it was my fault.
~Ava Max

A lot of times, women complain about men around them. It’s not always someone else’s fault. If you’re the common denominator in 57 different relationships that didn’t work out, then maybe, just maybe… it’s you!
~Karrine Steffans

I went through a long period of time in that marriage when I didn’t believe anything was my fault. I had to face what my part was, and only because of that difficult work was I able to trust a man again.
~Connie Sellecca

Don’t go telling yourself you’re in love with the man he could be; you gotta love the man standing in front of you right now. Simply put, love the person not the potential! Otherwise, he will always be disappointing to you. And whose fault is that?
~Niecy Nash

I think in most relationships that have problems, there’s fault on both sides. And in order for it to work, there has to be some common ground that’s shared. And it’s not just one person making amends.
~Steve Carell

Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld


I’m a bit of a romantic, to a fault. It’s led me to some great things and also some sad things. It’s made me a better person, to keep a good spirit about dating.
~Alexander Koch


I worked very hard, but I think it’s unfair to make it all sound like it’s all David’s fault.
~Liza Minnelli

Relationships, for me, have been elusive. And I would say mostly it’s been my fault. I was always more concentrated on my career. And yes, you do question people’s motives. Is it just because I’m him – I’m Nathan Lane?
~Nathan Lane


Unilateral divorce has decreased the bargaining power of the person who wants the marriage to last and has not engaged in behavior that meets the legal definition of fault. On the other hand, it has increased the bargaining power of the person who is willing to leave.
~Stephanie Coontz

Instead, I think over the years we have cut the strength of marriage and relationships by the law and weakened the institution. We have tried to deal with relationships with no-fault divorce, with child custody, with so many other avenues; and it has not helped.
~Timothy Murphy


No relationships are perfect. When they develop, there are things that have happened before in your life that you maybe don’t discuss. And there are always fault lines within every relationship. I believe it doesn’t take too much pressure to be placed on those fault lines for them to start cracking apart.
~Andrew Haigh

It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he ceases to be loved.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld


Never love unless you can
Bear with all the faults of man:
Men sometimes will jealous be,
Though but little cause they see…
~Thomas Campion

…oft my jealousy
Shapes faults that are not..
~William Shakespeare

Jealousy is, I think, the worst of all faults because it makes a victim of both parties.
~Gene Tierney


All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld


A relationship becomes easier when you realize that you don’t have to be the one at fault to be the one who’s sorry.
~Robert Brault


Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same.

I find fault with my children because I like them and I want them to go places – uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect and anything that affects the probabilities of failure on the part of those that are closest to me, that concerns me – I find fault.
~Branch Rickey

My father was a disciplinarian. He had this cane and he would spare no one if found at fault. Unlike Babita, I was not physically strong and couldn’t cope with the training. So I got the most beatings.
~Geeta Phogat (Gold, women’s wrestling, 55kg)

I hated myself for so many reasons, and I thought so many things were my fault that happened to me growing up.
~Mary J Blige

I would sit in class, and I would just cry. Like I don’t even know why. It wasn’t my school’s fault. It wasn’t anyone’s fault. I just didn’t like the environment. I totally had too much on my plate. At this point I wasn’t even doing YouTube yet, mind you.
~Emma Chamberlain


More than anything, whether it’s my dad’s fault or whatever, I wouldn’t allow myself to be loved. I lived most of my life thinking that I was unlovable, that I was broken goods, or whatever.
~Bart Millard

I wish I’d known that apologizing is a sign of strength. I had the impression that if you apologize, it’s a sign of weakness. I kind of picked up the message from my father, ‘Real men don’t apologize. You just do your best, and if you happen to hurt some people, that’s their fault. You just go on. Don’t apologize. That’s a sign of weakness.’
~Gary Chapman

It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a boy’s mind from effort.

My early life was a bit of a mess but it was no one’s fault. It was just how it was.
~David Warner


One of the myths about Dad was that he was mean. That simply wasn’t true. I always found him generous to a fault but he wasn’t reckless with his money, which was rather rare in Hollywood. He’d grown up with nothing and he wasn’t about to fritter it all away.
~Jennifer Grant (daughter, Cary Grant)

My father and mother have given me so much love, so much support, that it would trivialize their parenthood if I would reduce it just to basketball. But my dad does call me before and after every game. And when we lost a game we shouldn’t have, he told me it wasn’t my fault. And I appreciated that, because he was trying to pick me up.
~Jeff Van Gundy


Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other’s faults.
~Richard Armour

Divorce isn’t the child’s fault. Don’t say anything unkind about your ex to the child, because you’re really just hurting the child.
~Valerie Bertinelli


Isn’t it true that the fault of birth rests somewhat on the child? I believe it’s we who led our parents on to bear us, and it’s our unborn children who make our flesh itch.
~T E Lawrence


I had older brothers and sisters who were high achievers, and I felt different, misunderstood by my family. That’s not my family’s fault; it was my perception.
~Willie Aames

Children in foster care are there through no fault of their own, and they face challenges that would test the resolve of even the most mature adults: frequent moves, early trauma, instability, and in many cases, abuse.
~Cathy McMorris Rodgers

…although I never judge him. If you did, you’d become one of those people who is all-consumed by a fault in their past. And I haven’t got the time for it.
~Martin Clunes

American popular culture, like individuals in daily life, tends to either romanticize or demonize mothers. We ricochet between ‘Everything I ever accomplished I owe to my mother’ and ‘Every problem I have in my life is my mother’s fault.’
~Deborah Tannen


It’s like my parents’ musical tastes are the mother and father of my music. It’s their fault for making me so emotional and in tune with my emotions!
~Chet Faker

My parents have always given me whatever I wanted. Took me to the ballet, the opera, museum exhibitions. I was always surrounded by art. It’s their fault I’ve become an actress.
~Bar Paly

What I do now is all my dad’s fault, because he bought me a guitar as a boy, for no apparent reason.
~Rod Stewart

A woman should say: ‘Have I made him happy? Is he satisfied? Does he love me more than he loved me before? Is he likely to go to bed with another woman?’ If he does, then it’s the wife’s fault because she is not trying to make him happy.
~Barbara Cartland

What do women do when they get together? We sit around and talk! Men, not so much. My theory is that this difference is genetic and dates back to the hunter-gatherer societies, when the men had to be quiet as they hunted, lest they scare away the bison and then everyone starved to death and it was all their fault.
~Jenna McCarthy

In the 1970s, girls didn’t do anything. It wasn’t their fault. For me and the other working-class girls I hung around with, our route was plotted – you were a secretary and a wife. I wanted to hitchhike around the world, go on motorbikes, be in bands.
~Viv Albertine

We have grown up watching women be used as props on a man’s journey. It’s not our fault that that’s what we saw as children. But we need to acknowledge that and do better.
~Jessica Chastain


As a child, I’ve always been in trouble with men and the police have always had to get involved, through no fault of my own.
~Katie Price

There’s an imbalance when if a woman goes out for a walk at 3 in the morning and something happens to her it was somehow her fault, and with a man that’s not true.
~Patty Griffin

I never said I’m not a feminist! I wrote one column where I was being sarcastic, and I called myself a ‘wombist’. Now which sane person would say that ‘wombist’ is a better term than feminist? I was being sarcastic, and perhaps it was my fault in not getting the point across as clearly as I would have liked to.
~Twinkle Khanna

I think that’s one of the reasons women don’t tell people when they’ve had a miscarriage ‒ they think it’s their fault.
~Ali Wong

I still ask myself the same questions every woman asks. Was it my fault? Did I say or do something to make him feel like such an advance was welcome? And like most women, I never told anyone. Instead, I just quit.
~Emily Chang


Frankly, as secretary of state, if somebody treats you badly because you’re a woman, it’s your fault ‒ not theirs.
~Condoleezza Rice

Casting couch is not just a man’s fault. It is important to say this because we blame the other side always.
~Andrea Jeremiah

Men are the weaker sex and retain their immaturity, it seems, to the grave. It’s like a built-in design fault. You can’t do anything about it.
~Naveen Andrews


It’s not my fault if the media and the public are more interested in Tiger Woods than in women farm workers.
~Gloria Allred (feminist lawyer)


I’m definitely a people pleaser. I like people to be happy around me and be comfortable. I go out of my way, sometimes to a fault, to make sure everyone is okay.
~Ken Jeong

I used to be very scared of silence because I felt it was my responsibility to keep people occupied. That definitely spawns from an insecurity in myself. When people aren’t enjoying themselves, when I’m involved, it somehow comes back to it being my fault. But I do want people to have a good time.
~Dylan Sprouse


Many girls aspire to a version of selfhood that puts a psychological glass ceiling on their potential to succeed. They suffer from what I call the Curse of the Good Girl: the pressure to be liked by everyone, generous to a fault, and flawless at everything you do.
~Rachel Simmons

Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.
~Anita Brookner

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Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals — except the weasel.
~The Simpsons

ENVIRONMENT The cause of all the faults you have been unable to shove off on Heredity.
~Charles Wayland Towne

A lot of leftists think it is soccer’s fault that people don’t think, while most rightists are convinced that soccer is a proof that people think with their feet.
~Eduardo Galeano

And I know this happens because I took economics, and I’d explain it to ya, but I flunked that course. Not my fault. They taught it at 8 o’clock in the morning. And there is absolutely nothing you can learn out of one bloodshot eye.
~Lewis Black

The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.
~Robert Bloch

I’m not a Republican, but I was one once ‒ when I was 7 years old. Not my fault. The symbol of the Republican Party is an elephant, I’m a Hindu ‒ I was confused.
~Hari Kondabolu

I’ve been in 30 car crashes, none of ’em my fault, I swear on a stack of midgets… OK, they were probably all my fault.
~Roddy Piper

She’s generous to a fault ‒ if it’s her own.
~Arthur Baer

Only a cheap politician, greedy for political gain, would try to single out one individual for blame. The fault lies not with the individual but with the system, and that system is Richard Nixon.
~Pat Paulsen

If God had intended me to make excuses for who I am, He would have given me better excuses.
~Robert Brault


People were laughing at us and we knew it was our fault. The scandal caused us a lot of pain but I guess it made us face reality.
~Rob Pilatus

I do public appearances. I’m bluff, hearty, goofy. I wear loud clothes, and I read the funny bits. I occasionally get taken to task for one thing or another, and I acknowledge my fault, my flaw, my failure, and I move on.
~Nick Harkaway

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.
~Les Brown

The books that stuck with me most as a child were ‘A Wrinkle In Time‘, ‘Dracula‘, ‘Hatchet‘, ‘Bunnicula‘, ‘White Fang‘, and this YA/kids’ book called ‘Nobody’s Fault‘ where a kid drowns one weekend as friends play around a flooded ditch.
~Nate Powell

In general, I think people are worried about saying the wrong thing to any grieving person. On a very basic level, I think they’re frightened of touching off tears or sorrow, as though someone tearing up at the mention of unhappy news would be the mentioner’s fault.
~Elizabeth McCracken

I feel somewhere there is a fault in this whole mindset of not accepting the natural process. To age gracefully, to accept life with grace has more beauty and charm. But you have to be fit and healthy. And that is something we should strive for.
~Manisha Koirala

Age is not our fault.
~Goenawan Mohamad

It’s a lot harder to find fault with the mundane details of daily existence when you really, really know on a cellular level that you’re going to go, and that this moment, right now, is life. Life isn’t what happens to you in 20 years. This moment, right now, is your life.
~Alan Ball

A fault is fostered by concealment.

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.
~Jonathan Swift

I have frequently held myself compensated for all my indolence by the fact that I recognized it; and the pleasure which the accurate observation of a personal fault afforded me was often greater than the chagrin caused by the fault itself…
~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.
~William Shakespeare


Gladly we desire to make other men perfect, but we will not amend our own fault.
~Thomas a Kempis

Beyond fault are better answers. Between them is your openness, be the door.
~author unknown

…if you have failed, if through your own fault and your own folly, or the fault and the folly of others, if you have seemed to lose your chance, if you have lost the simple faith of your childhood, if you have atrophied your faculties, even if you have poisoned your blood, begin where you are to‑day and out of the treasured experience of the past, with all its good and also with all its evil, set your face forward toward a nobler and a more splendid future.
~Lyman Abbott



It’s no one’s fault to be born ugly, but, honestly, must it be worn as a symbol of pride?
~Joan Collins

If you eat junk, you look like junk. People say, ‘It’s not my fault, it’s my glands.’ It’s not; it’s greed!
~Joan Collins


Now I can see I was at fault for not being more considerate, but when we were doing the show I didn’t think it was my job to be considerate to other people.
~Ron Moody

We live in a world where finding fault in others seems to be the favorite blood sport. It has long been the basis of political campaign strategy. It is the theme of much television programming across the world. It sells newspapers. Whenever we meet anyone, our first, almost unconscious reaction may be to look for imperfections.
~Henry B Eyring

I’m not perfect, I just do what I think is right. So if I can’t fulfil people’s expectations, I’m sorry, but it’s not my fault.
~Conchita Wurst


I’m empathetic to a fault. I really do – embarrassingly enough – tear up when someone squishes a bug in front of me.
~Kristen Bell

Teach me to feel another’s woe,
to hide the fault I see,
that mercy I to others show,
that mercy show to me.
~Alexander Pope

What do you do when life blindfolds you and spins you around? We think it’s our fault, that we’re to blame, when really we should be focused on being gentle with ourselves.
~Melody Beattie

I think that people who live in cultures without quite so much privilege, opportunity or grandiosity have a little bit more respect for the workings of destiny, and the limitations that people can find themselves in through no fault of their own.
~Elizabeth Gilbert

Sometimes bad luck hits you like in an ancient Greek tragedy, and it’s not your own making. When you have a plane crash, it’s not your fault.
~Werner Herzog

If you’re guilty of something, you can focus on that, but if something terrible happens, and you can’t imagine how you could have changed it, that’s very difficult for the mind. In some ways, it’s more difficult not to be at fault because it’s a subtler thing.
~Darin Strauss


I always assess what’s my fault, but I don’t dwell on mistakes, I never have; it’s not part of my make up. I know what I am and know what I can do. You just move on.
~Joe Hart

I feel like all my faults go into making the person that I am. I like myself as a person. And I think taking any fault away would change who I am as a person.
~Will Forte

It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch each other, and find sympathy. It is in our follies that we are one.
~Jerome K Jerome

If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
~Edward G Bulwer-Lytton


That’s one of our biggest problems, it’s always somebody else’s fault instead of our own fault.
~Don Young

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.
~Katharine Hepburn

If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim.
~Richard Bach

You can make excuses or you can get the job done, but you can’t do both.
~Hap Holmstead

It was our fault, and our very great fault — and now we must turn it to use; We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse! So the more we work and the less we talk the better results we shall get…
~Rudyard Kipling

I have made my mistakes my strengths instead of looking at whose fault it is.
~Arjun Kapoor

I’m a deeply romantic person, nostalgic to a fault.
~David Lowery

I have the fault of being a little more sincere than is proper.
~Jon Taffer

I’m a passionate person, to a fault at times.

I’m sentimental to a fault.
~David Lowery

People who think they’re generous to a fault usually think that’s their only fault.
~Sydney J Harris

I think at the end of the day, I am myself, to a fault.
~Trevor Bauer

Faultless to a fault.
~Robert Browning


@Writers Platform

For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible.
~Arthur Schopenhauer

The visual arts, from Manet onwards, seemed far more open to change and experiment than the novel, though that’s only partly the fault of the writers. There’s something about the novel that resists innovation.
~J G Ballard

Authenticity does matter, but only as it serves the novel’s more traditional literary demands: that the fault lines be drawn where the internal life and the larger world meet.
~Amitava Kumar


As people who know me know, probably to a fault, I am usually not without thoughts and words.
~Ben Rhodes

I have frequently noticed in myself a tendency to a diffuse style; a disposition to push my metaphors too far, employing a multitude of words to heighten the patness of the image, and so making of it a conceit rather than a metaphor, a fault copiously illustrated in the poetry of Cowley, Waller, Donne, and others of that ilk.
~Sidney Lanier


It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on.
~Jack Kerouac

It is not Kafka’s fault that his wonderful writings have lately turned into a fad, and are read by people who have neither the ability nor the desire to absorb literature.
~Hermann Hesse


I’m a perfectionist to a fault.
~Nate Parker

People tell me being a perfectionist is a fault, but I find that’s what drives me.
~Paula Garces

I’m not suggesting that the play is without fault; all of my plays are imperfect, I’m rather happy to say ‒ it leaves me something to do.
~Edward Albee

My fault now is making my plays too short.
~Beth Henley


I can easily come up with ten really iconic stories/trade paperbacks for Superman, Batman, others… name me ten equally big, iconic Wonder Woman stories. Much harder. That ain’t the character’s fault, that isn’t sexism, that’s just not servicing the character.
~J Michael Straczynski

Writers generally get into writing because they want to write, not because they want to be independent publishers, and you can’t really fault someone for saying, ‘What I’m doing right now works, so there’s no reason to change it.’
~Jennifer Armintrout

For pity’s sake, if you don’t take a shine to a novel, there are loads more in the world; read something else. Continue suffering, and it’s not the author’s fault. It’s yours.
~Lionel Shriver

Plato found fault that the poets of his time filled the world with wrong opinions of the gods, making light tales of that unspotted essence, and therefore would not have the youth depraved with such opinions.
~Philip Sidney

People can get obsessed with romance, they can get obsessed with political paranoia, they can get obsessed with horror. It’s isn’t the fault of the subject matter that creates the obsession, I don’t think.
~Adam Arkin


These reasonings will furnish us with an adequate definition of a true critic; that he is a discoverer and collector of writers’ faults. ~Jonathan Swift

Some people do really find fault like there’s a reward for it.
~Zig Ziglar

A critic would sacrifice the entire rose to find fault with the thorn.
~Terri Guillemets

I, therefore, O Caesar, do not publish this work, merely prefixing my name to a treatise which of right belongs to others, nor think of acquiring reputation by finding fault with the works of any one.

Now, Reader, when this book you scan,
Resolve to prove a candid man;
Not, critic-like, seek faults to find,
And every beauty leave behind;
But, should a weed appear in sight,
A flower pray cull to make it right;
And thus you’ll prove a candid soul.
Judge not a portion but the whole.
~J Johnson

Sing on, ye poets, spite of faults,
The world will stop when music halts…
~Pattie French Witherspoon

That’s the fault of the rock press. They are always playing up controversy, scandal, aggravation, and irritation.
~Walter Becker

The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news… and it’s not entirely the media’s fault, bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news.
~Peter McWilliams


If I’m in danger then it’s usually my fault and it’s up to me to get myself out of it. I am not in it just to get an adrenalin rush. No way!
~Kate Adie (BBC foreign correspondent)

Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.
~Henry Grunwald

You can get numbed. People can get hardened. It’s not their fault; they just get hardened. News media get hardened. Proprietors get even harder.
~Vanessa Redgrave

Online, you can’t be scooped. If you are scooped, it’s no one’s fault but your own.
~Jacob Weisberg


Prewritten Prompt: fault


Wild joyous gods, who winked at faults and folly,
And could be pitiful and melancholy.
~George Eliot


For support, I fall back on my heart. Has a man any fault a woman cannot weave with and try to change into something better, if the god her man prays to is a mother holding a baby?
~Haniel Long

To many people virtue consists chiefly in repenting faults, not in avoiding them.
~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

It’s very difficult to determine whether this is the fault of the world that has abandoned the Church, or the Church that does not know how to relate to the world.
~Angelo Scola


When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.


Although I do wrong, I do not the wrongs that I am charged with doing; the wrong that I do is through the frailty of human nature, like other men. No man lives without fault.
~Joseph Smith, Jr

God’s forgiveness is the only thing. And, well, I take full responsibility for the adultery. It was my fault and, you know, no matter what went on, the man has to take responsibility; and I do.
~Jim Bakker

Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people; and behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him.
~Pontius Pilate


Truly it is an evil to be full of faults; but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and to be unwilling to recognize them, since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion.
~Blaise Pascal

The basic fault lines today are not between people with different beliefs but between people who hold these beliefs with an element of uncertainty and people who hold these beliefs with a pretense of certitude.
~Peter L Berger


O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
~Dante Alighieri

In the West, people don’t have any real problems. It’s all based on bad conscience, a very Christian notion. I don’t have any bad conscience. If there’s a God that created us, if I am bad, it’s his fault.
~Marjane Satrapi

If God made the body, and the body is dirty, then the fault lies with the manufacturer.
~Lenny Bruce

God has made all of us in a certain way, and we are all unique. I see no reason to find fault in that.

Humanity is a crazy contradiction. I accept us for who we are. We’re not that great. Every time we take a step forward we go back to the same primitive behavior. We’re meant to be this way. It’s not our fault, it’s just who we are.
~Colin Quinn

It is no small misfortune and disgrace that, through our own fault, we neither understand our nature nor our origin.
~Saint Teresa of Avila

If the ways of the Almighty are not humanly logical, it is not the fault of the Almighty but of the limitations of human logic.
~Maria Montessori


Since the Church is to be servant to the poor, it is our fault if that wealth is not channeled to help the poor in our world.
~Cesar Chavez

If someone was born the way she was born, are you going to blame him, or are you going to blame God? Whose fault is that? Nobody’s.
~Caster Semenya

I always tell myself… that the faith I have is a gift, so I shouldn’t take that for granted. And so when people are struggling and feel they have no faith at all, I shouldn’t say, ‘Well, it’s their fault.’
~Blase J Cupich

No matter what Jesus did, someone found fault with it.
~Mother Angelica

Plants are decisive to a fault. A stem produces a bud that flowers once and once only. It offers pollen that is either dispersed or goes nowhere. One pollen grain either enters a stigma or it falls upon stony ground. An ovum is either fertilized or the whole project stalls out.
~Hope Jahren

If a patient is cold, if a patient is feverish, if a patient is faint, if he is sick after taking food, if he has a bed-sore, it is generally the fault not of the disease, but of the nursing.
~Florence Nightingale

We’ll lose more species of plants and animals between 2000 and 2065 than we’ve lost in the last 65 million years. If we don’t find answers to these problems, we’re gonna be victims of this extinction event that we’re at fault for.
~Paul Watson

To congratulate oneself on one’s warm commitment to the environment, or to peace, or to the oppressed, and think no more is a profound moral fault.
~Robert Conquest

The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production – in industry, agriculture, energy and transportation – essential as they are, make people sick and die.
~Barry Commoner

If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.
~Jacques Yves Cousteau

Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley


Climate change is not the fault of man. It’s Mother Nature’s way. And sucking greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is too limited a solution. We have to be prepared for fire or ice, for fry or freeze. We have to be prepared for change.
~Howard Bloom


I think in the wake of Katrina, the Coast Guard may well have been the only entity or agency that came out of that exercise free of fault and free of blame.
~Howard Coble

Visual effects have always been a part of this art form. And CG is simply a tool on the filmmaker’s tool belt to tell a story, but when the end result is bad ‒ maybe it’s not the tool’s fault.
~Freddie Wong

The personal contact is a personal thing. The fact that some people don’t know their neighbors, I don’t think that technology is at fault. You don’t lose anything with technology. You gain other avenues of understanding.
~John Warnock

I live a half mile from the San Andreas fault – a fact that bubbles up into my consciousness every time some other part of the world experiences an earthquake. I sometimes wonder whether this subterranean sense of impending disaster is at least partly responsible for Silicon Valley’s feverish, get-it-done-yesterday work norms.
~Gary Hamel

The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.
~Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel


Students never think it can be the teacher’s fault and so I thought I was stupid. I was frustrated and would come home and cry because I couldn’t do it. Then we got a new teacher who made math accessible. That made all the difference and I learned that it’s how you present it that makes it scary or friendly.
~Danica McKellar

The factory model of education is a gargantuan bureaucracy. Some kids are good fits – I wasn’t. The system gives you bad grades and tells you you’re stupid. You don’t think, ‘If this kid’s not a good fit, it could be the system’s fault.’
~Jose Ferreira


I was never good academically. It was mainly my own fault.
~David Jason

People don’t know how to listen, and it’s not their fault. In school, we learn how to read, we learn how to write ‒ but nobody teaches you how to listen.
~Daniel H Pink

I don’t listen well at all. I don’t take direction well at all. I have to admit that is my main fault.
~Sloane Stephens

What I prefer is an audience who listen. And are intelligent. Which I try and assume every audience is. And that if something goes wrong, it’s generally my fault and not theirs.
~Dylan Moran


When a child knows that he or she is dyslexic, that it’s the way their brain is programmed, and it’s not their fault, that makes all the difference in the world.
~Philip Schultz

Combating any kind of obstacle is much easier if you know that it’s real and not your fault, and it’s something you can fight against.
~Eileen Pollack


If every day in the life of a school could be the last day but one, there would be little fault to find with it.
~Stephen Leacock


§ The Exercise:

plan b

every step a misstep
every stake planted a mistake
every wrong granted
personally owned
my fault & i’m sorry
catchprase of the day
or begging pardons
steps away
… to be.
sealed off in quarantine
the audience of everything
can do no harm


quartet with backup

metal kettle, rusted teapots
iron songbirds, watering can
grouped as one spouting porchside
bass thru tenor state of mind
no fault of theirs they can’t sing


question #9

water, the source of life
oxygen, the breath of life
together, love iron to death
whose fault is that



quick entertainment
or quickly deadly
who can fault the stars
the sharks their food
winds that go their way
blow the wrong direction

age of aquarious turned contagious
who’s to blame this age of rage
where’s-the-love still waits to know
i’m ready to be contaged


not yet so far

2 = number of feet needed to reach destiny
star . fallen from a distance above
interest + 1 :: 2B friendly
distance-plus-one to reach love

time, love’s impatient wait for discovery
fault the stars, far too distant falsely constant
how long the length to obscurity
zero, the timeless distance of instant


personal ponder #9

fault me for asking so
i need to know
should i stay or go
which place forego
wishes vacillating
thinking oscillating
to and fro
but shirking work
to surrender worth
not play with words
that’s a given
simple answer: no



calcified deified memories
‘t ain’t nobody’s fault
yesterday’s better quality
hope and certainty
forced to kneel
bow to reality
the laws of ten
time and consequence
learning mortal gravity


5s ‘n 7s

rubbed the wrong way, shaken up
I myself have a small fault
soft loam of love cracked apart
willing victim, motherhood
fertile earth still giving birth
art of love, a broken heart
~Andrea (not Saint Andrew)


fault me for transgressing you
younger me still wanting to
love-naive but learning too
chipped veneer that covers two
urgent nature saying who
best shares the stage, worlds to view
hapless loner to be true


there is no lure like beauty
seducing inspiration
temptation as a duty
words worthy their expression
else fault the stars for shining


frauds of love at fault
gaslighters and wannabes
failed posers that fade


cobwebs and their husks
like love, then the memories
the fault of spiders


The Olio and Salmagundi of Quotes

Many young people don’t vote because they feel unwelcome and irrelevant, and that’s the system’s fault… As much as MTV tries to get them to vote, politicians don’t include young voters because young voters don’t donate money.
~Ken Hakuta

Though the bribe be small, yet the fault is great.
~Edward Coke


I’m not conceited. Conceit is a fault and I have no faults.
~David Lee Roth

The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.
~Henri Bergson


My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.
~Jack Kerouac

Heaven has given to every human being the power of controlling his passions, and if he neglects or loses it, the fault is his own, and he must be answerable for it.
~John Quincy Adams


When something gets attention so quickly, people sometimes will look for reasons to find fault and tear it down.
~John Hawkes

A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.
~John Henry Newman


I am a very judgmental person. Of myself and other people. I recognise it’s a great fault, but I have no power over that.
~Richard E Grant

There’s something delicious about finding fault with something. And that can be including finding fault with one’s self, you know?
~Pema Chodron


Forgive completely. They whose Words recall
Forgiven Faults, have not forgiven All.
~Arthur Guiterman

He understood (what so many faultlessly polite people do not understand) that a stiff apology is a second insult. He understood that the injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
~G K Chesterton


I don’t know that there’s any rhyme or reason to bullying… it’s not even the bully’s fault, which is why it’s such a difficult thing to combat.
~Dove Cameron

If I can convince you that I’m going to beat you up, and you believe me, that’s your fault.
~Bernard Hopkins


The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
~Benjamin Franklin

Never find fault with the absent.
~Alexander Pope


You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
~Erica Jong

Blame is just a lazy person’s way of making sense of chaos.
~Douglas Coupland

Blame is for God and small children.
~Dustin Hoffman


There is so much good in the worst of us,
and so much bad in the best of us,
that it ill behooves any of us
to find fault with the rest of us..
~James Truslow Adams

Do not think of your faults, still less of other’s faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.
~John Ruskin

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The Olio: Quotes Harvested
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Fun Tarts: https://gocomics.com


The Salmagundi: Video Harvest

https://venmo.com, https://vimeo.com, https://youtube.com


Wordgrove: Homepage links to stories, poems, essays, early offerings, and…
Prologue, a first look and introduction to Archipelago: the prequel series
of Archipelago & Oakley (alternative fiction: seven, in two volumes)


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Words: notes in the mind played like a music for creating harmony, instrumental in cacophony …the song of thoughts, a symphony of quotes.
~I. Ben Chang-Hyde

Wordgrove’s Post & Review uses quotes



Quoted In The Grove:
After looking at the Alps, I felt that my mind had been stretched beyond the limits of elasticity…
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.
~Albert Einstein

Only an open mind is big enough to contain the secrets of the universe.
~Vera Stanley Alder

Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.
~Charles F Kettering


Next Prompt: fault


Imagine the brain, that shiny mound of being, that mouse-gray parliament of cells, that dream factory, that petit tyrant inside a ball of bone, that huddle of neurons calling all the plays, that little everywhere, that fickle pleasuredrome, that wrinkled wardrobe of selves stuffed into the skull like too many clothes into a gym bag…. We take for granted the ridiculous-sounding yet undeniable fact that each person carries around atop the body a complete universe in which trillions of sensations, thoughts, and desires stream…. It’s where catchy tunes snag, and cravings keep tugging.
~Diane Ackerman

For – hold them – Blue to Blue –
The one the other will absorb –
As Sponges – Buckets – do –
The Brain is just the weight of God –
For – Heft them – Pound for Pound –
And they will differ – if they do –
As Syllable from Sound –
~Emily Dickinson


I have too much brain for my head; it cannot play at ease in its case.
~Joseph Joubert

A fully open mind could shatter the skull in both directions.
~Henry Flynt

Everyone should have their mind blown once a day.
~Neil deGrasse Tyson

The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress in spirals.
~Madame De Stael

The mind is like a trunk: if well-packed, it holds almost every thing; if ill-packed, next to nothing.
~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

One of the habits of the mind is the invention of horrible imaginings.
~Jorge Luis Borges

What a sink of madness is man’s mind!
~Octave Mirbeau

No ghost could frighten me as my own thoughts will.
~Mabel Collins

Pain of mind is worse than pain of body.
~Latin proverb

When the mind’s free,
The body’s delicate. The tempest in my mind
Doth from my senses take all feeling else
Save what beats there.
~William Shakespeare

Mental health is the ability to love, the ability to work, the ability to play, and the ability to use your mind soundly.
~Ashley Montagu

The fastest way out of mental illness is to learn what it means to live in peace.
~Dr Bill Pettit

The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
~John Milton

It is the mind that maketh good or ill,
That maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.
~Edmund Spenser


It’s certainly my honor to be able to, hopefully, change the world a tiny bit, one mind at a time.
~Jodi Picoult

If you are always looking for fault, that is what you will find‒ and you’ll never have peace of mind.
~Dorsey Baker

Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others… I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge… Other people do not have to change for us to experience peace of mind.
~Gerald Jampolsky

Holding grudges has always proven to eat away one’s peace of mind.
~Edmond Mbiaka

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
~Charlotte Bronte


Peace of mind for five minutes, that’s what I crave.
~Alanis Morissette

When a man finds no peace within himself it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
~L A Rouchefoliocauld

Every goal, every action, every thought, every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known, is an attempt to increase one’s level of peace of mind.
~Sidney Madwed

The mind is never right but when it is at peace within itself.

There are so many things to confuse my mind,
As I struggle on through the daily grind!
But I feel that, sometime, I’ll surely find
The perfect answer that will ease my mind!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham


The priority of life is peace of mind, seek for it first and then everything in life will surely glow with passionate peace. No more fighting once the battle is over.
~Kemmy Nola

If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts.
~Peter McWilliams


The mind is the most capricious of insects — flitting, fluttering. ~Virginia Woolf

Nothing but a devouring flame of thought—
But a naked, eternally restless mind!
~Matthew Arnold

‘Tis the great art of life to manage well
The restless mind…
~John Armstrong


Strong minds suffer without complaining; weak minds complain without suffering.
~Lettie Cowman

Mind over matter. Weak minded people are easily influenced. Strong minded people you can’t break their will.
~Lee Boyd Malvo

True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable.
~Jeremy Collier

Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
~James Allen


We observe with confidence that the truly strong mind, view it as intellect or morality, or under any other aspect, is nowise the mind acquainted with its strength; that here the sign of health is unconsciousness.
~Thomas Carlyle

A weak mind is ambitious of envy, a strong one of respect.
~Edward Wigglesworth


A weak mind sinks under prosperity as well as under adversity. A strong and deep one has two highest tides, ‒when the moon is at the full, and when there is no moon.
~Augustus Hare

A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.
~Lord Chesterfield

Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind; but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh.
~Martin Farquhar Tupper

If he were a man of strong mind, it only gave him fits; but a person of mere average intellect it usually sent mad.
~Jerome K Jerome

It is the mind that makes the body.
~Sojourner Truth

A strong body is a good asset. A strong mind is a very good asset.
~Rickson Gracie

What, then, subdues the stronger body? It is the stronger MIND!
~Andrew Jackson Davis

Let mind prevail where muscles fail.
~James Lendall Basford


Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives.
~Robert Collier

A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.
~Jane Austen


The mind is everything. What you think you become.

What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
~Napoleon Hill

If you have a strong mind and plant in it a firm resolve, you can change your destiny.
~Paramahansa Yogananda

The toughest battle is Mind.
~Terri Guillemets

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Posted From The Grove

You know how men become bone lazy for want of bodily exercise. Well, they become brain lazy for want of mental exercise…
~Bernard Shaw

The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.
~Albert Camus

Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.
~Hermann Hesse

I’ve always had an inquisitive mind about everything from flowers to television sets to motor cars. Always pulled them apart – couldn’t put ’em back, but always extremely interested in how things work.
~Craig Johnston

A rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the bosom of the earth and in the air above, and similarly a work of art is the product of strange activities in the human mind.
~Clive Bell

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
~F Scott Fitzgerald


From Diamond-Dust the Diamond Lustre gains,
And Brains are polished bright by Other Brains.
~Arthur Guiterman

Active minds that think and study,
Like Swift Brooks are seldom Muddy.
~Arthur Guiterman


The human mind is our fundamental resource.
~John F Kennedy

The mark of a truly civilized man is confidence in the strength and security derived from the inquiring mind.
~Felix Frankfurter

Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
~B R Ambedkar

Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero

The desire in our minds is as real as the thirst in our throats.
~Terri Guillemets

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
~Mohandas Gandhi


The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.

What monstrosities would walk the streets were some people’s faces as unfinished as their minds.
~Eric Hoffer


Human intelligence is a reflection of the intelligence that produces everything. In knowing, we are simply extending the intelligence that comes to and constitutes us. We mimic the mind of God, so to speak. Or better, we continue and extend it.
~Huston Smith

Education should prepare our minds to use its own powers of reason and conception rather than filling it with the accumulated misconceptions of the past.
~Bryant H McGill

The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.
~Frederick William Robertson

Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them.

Schools are not intended to moralize a wicked world, but to impart knowledge and develop intelligence, with only two social aims in mind: prepare to take on one’s share in the world’s work, and perhaps in addition, lend a hand in improving society, after schooling is done.
~Jacques Barzun

Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined.
~Alexander Pope

To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.


One of the great things about young people is that they do question, that they do care deeply about justice, and they have open minds.
~Zack de la Rocha

Kids go to school and college and get through, but they don’t seem to really care about using their minds. School doesn’t have the kind of long term positive impact that it should.
~Howard Gardner

One of the great mind destroyers of college education is the belief that if it’s very complex, it’s very profound.
~Dennis Prager

Indeed, to me the charm of an encyclopaedia is that it knows, and I needn’t… In short, the place for facts is books, and I shall expect this new Britannica to enable me to forget rather than to remember.
~Francis Yeats-Brown


Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.
~Edmund Burke

Your mind is what makes everything else work.
~Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


Over the past 20 years, I have noticed that the most flexible, dynamic, inquisitive minds among my students have been industrial design majors. Industrial designers are bracingly free of ideology and cant. The industrial designer is trained to be a clear-eyed observer of the commercial world – which, like it or not, is modern reality.
~Camille Paglia


Some of my high school teachers did remind me that I had an excellent imagination when it came to making up excuses.
~David E Kelley


A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.
~Howard Crosby


When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.
~George Harrison

The mind is a city like London, smoky and populous.
~Delmore Schwartz

A busy mind, caught up in its own stuff, can make the world feel like a very small place. Meditation reminds us just how big the world really is.
~Andy Puddicombe

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
~Lao Tzu


Real peace of mind is the companion of the silence of the mind.
~Remez Sasson

Sometimes it’s harder to attain inner silence than outer silence. The dog stopped barking and the kids have gone to bed, but your mind has a lot to talk about and it knows you can’t pretend you’re not at home.
~Terri Guillemets


My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed… And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.
~Saint Augustine

Peace of mind is not a goal I need achieve. It’s a place inside I never want to leave. Close my eyes, I still my thoughts and then I say I will choose to live in peace today.
~Robert Alan Silverstein

We talk about training the mind, but we are not training it to do something; rather, we are training it o come to a place of natural rest, where we can see life more clearly with a new perspective.
~Andy Puddicombe

To have a quiet mind is to possess one’s mind wholly.
~Hamilton Mabie

Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It’s like the ultimate rest. It’s better than the best sleep you’ve ever had. It’s a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh.
~Hugh Jackman


The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.
~Sigmund Freud

If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind!
Chuang Tzu

When the mind is at peace, the world too is at peace. Nothing real, nothing absent, not holding on to reality, not getting stuck in the void, you are neither holy nor wise, just an ordinary fellow who has completed his work.
~Layman P’ang

Without peace of mind, life is just a shadow of its possibilities.
~Jean Borysenko


The mind has its own logic but does not often let others in on it.
~Bernard DeVoto

Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.
~Arnold Bennett


Power of the mind comes from the quietness. Nothing is as precious as peace of mind.
~Haridutt Sharma

None is richer than he who simply has peace of mind.
~Maj Wambebe

There is no greater wealth in this world than the peace of mind.
~Tiny Buddha

Money doesn’t mind if we say it’s evil, it goes from strength to strength. It’s a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.
~Martin Amis

I haven’t strength of mind not to need a career.
~Ruth Benedict


Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already.
~Marcus Aurelius

Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
~Denis Waitley


As an entrepreneur, you shouldn’t have an exit strategy. If you are planning for an exit, your mind is focused on the wrong things for your business.
~Tomas Gorny

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
~Antony Jay


Office politics are bloody-minded, but weak on content.
~Mason Cooley

One must learn the art of not getting deeply involved emotionally so that even the thought of failure does not disturb his peace of mind.
~R K Jain

Success – keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.
~Walter Scott


Do not confuse peace of mind with spaced-out insensitivity. A truly peaceful mind is very sensitive, very aware.
~Tenzin Gyatso

Cultivate peace of mind which does not separate one’s self from one’s surroundings. When that is done successfully, then everything else follows naturally.
~Robert M Prisig

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
~Swami Sivananda


Some of the best ideas I get seem to happen when I’m doing mindless manual labor or exercise. I’m not sure how that happens, but it leaves me free for remarkable ideas to occur.
~Chuck Palahniuk

The mind ought sometimes to be diverted that it may return to better thinking.

You can limber up your mind the same way— by tossing ideas back and forth. Countless creative ideas have been originated by one idea bringing to mind another.
~Humphrey B Nail


Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
~Roger Babson


I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.
~Larry King

You have to listen to the people who have a negative opinion as well as those who have positive opinion. Just to make sure that you are blending all these opinions in your mind before a decision is made.
~Carlos Ghosn

Listening works better for me. I already know what I think.
~author unknown

One of the things I like enormously about Bob Weinstein is that he’s the only studio head I have ever known who will change his mind and say he was wrong.
~Dean Koontz


~Lalita Lupina: Mind Your Mind: (2:16) cartoon images, snippets of thought, random instances of mind


~Shinseungback Kimyonghun: Mind (2:06) unsure whether mezmerizing, or soothing


~Borja Mucientes: My Mind (6:31) fashion as a mystery, as a science, a social contract… then art


~Thessa Meijer: Mind Dear (3:36) if’n ya likes the pooches and the people who loves ’em


In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero

All sorts of bodily diseases are produced by half used minds; for it is the mind that makes the body: that is my secret, and the secret of all the true healers.
~Bernard Shaw


What, then, subdues the stronger body? It is the stronger MIND!
~Andrew Jackson Davis

Let mind prevail where muscles fail.
~James Lendall Basford


The modern mind tends to be more and more critical and analytical in spirit, hence it must devise for itself an engine of expression which is logically defensible at every point and which tends to correspond to the rigorous spirit of modern science.
~Edward Sapir

The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.
~Alfred Adler

Like all science, psychology is knowledge; and like science again, it is knowledge of a definite thing, the mind.
~James M Baldwin


To be interested in the changing seasons is… a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
~George Santayana

Man is unique not because he does science, and his is unique not because he does art, but because science and art equally are expressions of his marvelous plasticity of mind.
~Jacob Bronowski


It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.
~Clive James

Who knows what technology will emerge in the next five years, let alone 20. Yet the education we provide our children now is supposed to last for decades. We cannot train them for jobs that do not even exist yet, but we can provide them with the minds and tools they’ll need to adapt to our ever-changing set of circumstances.
~Jim Hunt

I constantly remind people that crime isn’t solved by technology; it’s solved by people.
~Patricia Cornwell


I think that consciousness has always been the most important topic in the philosophy of mind, and one of the most important topics in cognitive science as a whole, but it had been surprisingly neglected in recent years.
~David Chalmers

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
~Margaret Mead

I wonder if there is such a thing in nature as a FAT MIND? I really think I have met with one or two: minds which could not keep up with the slowest trot in conversation; could not jump over a logical fence, to save their lives; always got stuck fast in a narrow argument; and, in short, were fit for nothing but to waddle helplessly through the world.
~Lewis Carroll

…certain it is that minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort, and like them, are often successfully cured by remedies in themselves very nauseous and unpalatable.
~Charles Dickens

Too much sugar leads to a heavy body, and too many distractions lead to a heavy mind. Time spent undistracted and alone, in self-examination, journaling, meditation, resolves the unresolved and takes us from mentally fat to fit.
~Naval Ravikant

I don’t mind that I’m fat. You still get the same money.
~Marlon Brando


The human mind is Nature’s keyboard, on which her harmonies and discords are sounded by the touch of invisible fingers.
~James Lendall Basford

Formerly, whenever I went a-fishing in my head for thoughts or fancies, I always caught something; now the fish no longer come like that. They are beginning to be petrified upon the bottom, and I am obliged to hew them out. Occasionally I can only extract them in fragments, like fossil remains, and patch something or other together from them.
~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Don’t mind the…
daily road though it is rather dusty,
but remember the brooks and the hills…
~Emily Dickinson

For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature’s finest balm.
~Edwin Way Teale

Peace of mind always comes with knowing who you truly are, where you currently stand, where you positively need to be, and strongly believing in its possibility.
~Edmond Mbiaka

Peace of mind comes when your life is in harmony with true principles and values and in no other way.
~Stephen Covey

Living a life of honesty creates peace of mind, and peace of mind is priceless.
~Marc And Angel


Peace of mind arrives the moment you come to peace with the contents of your mind.
~Rasheed Ogunlaru

Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.
~Brian Tracy


Peace of mind begins when we stop thinking about how far we have to go, or how hard the road has been, and just let ourselves feel peace.
~Robert Alan Silverstein

Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.
~Lin Yutang


But peace of mind which you hunt outside is within you. All the worries and miseries are the creations of your mind. By changing your attitude you can easily change them.
~Haridutt Sharma

Everything you need to live a truly wonderful life filled with peace and joy is something you have access to right now. It’s literally all in your mind.
~Dr Robert Puff

For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.
~Larry Eisenberg

You will give yourself peace of mind if you perform every act of your life as if it were your last.
~Marcus Aurelius


While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind.
~Mary Wortley Montagu

When it’s time for me to walk away from something, I walk away from it. My mind, my body, my conscience tell me that enough is enough.
~Jerry West

Only the just man enjoys peace of mind.


A flowerless conscience, drooping amid the ripened weeds of neglect!
~James Lendall Basford

Weeds are pulled up by the roots to clear the fields for the growing grain. Why should not mental weeds be pulled up by the roots also, and the mind cleared for growth?
~Horace Fletcher

When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun by nettles.
~Horace Walpole

A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth… [A] man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
~James Allen


The mind is the root from which all things grow if you can understand the mind, everything else is included.

Fill your mind with the meaningless stimuli of a world preoccupied with meaningless things, and it will not be easy to feel peace in your heart.
~Marianne Williamson


A decision once taken brings peace to a man’s mind and eases his soul.
~Mika Waltari

One’s mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
~A C Benson

Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.
~Thomas Huxley

Peace of mind is attained not by ignoring problems, but by solving them.
~Raymond Hull


When the mind once allows a doubt to gain entrance, the value of deeds performed grow less, their character changes, we forget the past and dread the future.
~Jules Verne

I don’t think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking there’s some kind of change.
~Bob Dylan

How to calm your mind? By living in the moment. That’s where you can find pure happiness.
~Nina Purewal

A philosophic mind is not haunted by the ghosts of tradition or superstition, neither does it shrink from the most profound contemplation of the future.
~James Lendall Basford


The word philosophy sounds high-minded, but it simply means the love of wisdom. If you love something, you don’t just read about it; you hug it, you mess with it, you play with it, you argue with it.
~Hugh Jackman

A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.
~Manly P Hall

One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people’s minds.
~Frank Zappa

Happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there – and I love those. But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time.
~Zoe Saldana

It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content, or of weariness. A spirited mind never stops within itself; it is always aspiring and going beyond its strength.
~Michel de Montaigne

My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.
~Arthur Conan Doyle

The test and the use of man’s education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
~Jacques Barzun

Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.
~Daphne du Maurier

Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.
~J Donald Walters

There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy.

A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
~Joseph Addison

Obscurèd life sets down a type of bliss;
A mind content both crown and kingdom is.
~Robert Greene


You wonder sometimes, if it weren’t for a false sense of complacency, if you’d ever have any peace of mind at all.
~Robert Brault


Never mind your happiness; do your duty.
~Peter Drucker


Lie down in blackness of night, forgotten remnants rush to the mind, or creeping slowly appear in the dreams.
~Terri Guillemets

There is both a skill factor and an effort factor in dream recall. People can develop dream recall skills, such as lying still in the morning and writing down whatever comes to mind.
~Henry Reed

Your mind, while blessed with permanent memory, is cursed with lousy recall. Written goals provide clarity. By documenting your dreams, you must think about the process of achieving them.
~Gary Ryan Blair

But I have been interested in dreams, really since I was a kid. I have always been fascinated by the idea that your mind, when you are asleep, can create a world in a dream and you are perceiving it as though it really existed.
~Christopher Nolan (of Inception)

What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
~Henri Matisse

Some people go to the movies to be reminded that everything’s okay. I don’t make those kinds of movies.
~David Fincher

Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.
~Mick Jagger


I was watching TV at age 9 or 10, and my mom said that I came from the front room and I told her that I want to act. And she said if you want to do this at 18, then you can. It was a very simple story, yet, I do not even remember the conversation that I had with my mother. Until she reminded me of the story many years later.
~Derek Luke

I decided to go to school for advertising and graphic design. That was what I was gonna do but acting is that thing, it’s like a splinter in your mind and you can’t get rid of it. So I decided to move to L.A. a few years ago and it just snowballed into this thing called ‘The Hunger Games.’
~Dayo Okeniyi

In the back of my mind, I can never forget this could be gone tomorrow – and at this point I think the odds are against me… the chances of succeeding in this business are slim to none; there’s only a handful of people that have long careers. You have to put in the work, you can never be satisfied, never take it for granted.
~Zac Ephron

The one thing I learned the most about acting is it takes a tremendous amount of courage to go there and stand still. It takes courage and guts to step out of your mind frame and depict something.
~Carson Daly

I’ve become so earthy. And I never was earthy. I’m doing all kinds of different roles which are not at all like the intellectual and the legal mind of Ben Stone.
~Michael Moriarty


I find that kid actors are great reminders of the simplicity of acting. As you get older, you can sometimes complicate things a little more. You can become too aware of, ‘Okay, this is the scene emotionally. This is where we need to be. We’ve got the climax coming up.’ You can start to analyze it too much.
~Hugh Jackman


Directing is: you’re overwhelmed the whole time. Your mind never stops. If you care about it. You wake up in the morning and you begin thinking about it and then you go to sleep at night and you’re still thinking about it.
~Campbell Scott

In a daydream sort of way, I think it would be pretty cool to direct a movie. But I have been on movie and TV sets and know it is hard work. I like directing it in my mind. It is easier.
~Michael Connelly

The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.
~Henry Miller


I wouldn’t mind producing a movie with a music storyline, but acting in one is too close to home.
~Garth Brooks

Keep in mind that there are computers, that do touch things up. Like when I got a hold of the poster for ‘Gold Diggers,’ I said: ‘Hey, wait a minute! Those aren’t my teeth!’
~Anna Chlumsky

I don’t mind a little Sturm und Drang. When I was doing ‘Riding in Cars With Boys,’ I wouldn’t smile at anybody, because my character, Bev, was angry at the world. I’m the opposite. Inside my head I’d be like, God, I’ll explain to you at the end of shooting that I’m not this person.
~Drew Barrymore


I don’t really know a lot of famous people. I’ve met a lot of famous people. If I ran into Tom Hanks today, I would have to remind him who I was and he would then remember me. But he wouldn’t come up to me and say, “Hi Dave!”
~David Zucker

It’s always a little mind-boggling to realize that these famous actors know who I am.
~Emily Blunt

It’s been real weird. It wasn’t how I expected my life to turn out. Especially, mainly pertaining to the show. It never crossed my mind that one day I’m gonna be big and famous and have my own TV show, you know?
~Jack Osbourne

But being on location and shooting, whether its in Puerto Rico or Atlanta, it always reminds me of how really cool my job can be. Interacting with the fans is one of the best parts of it.
~Dwayne Johnson

Most people are really cool and I really don’t mind talking to them and answering their questions.
~Jimmy Carl Black


I I have always been aware that you have to get people listening before you can change their minds. Any artist’s big fear is being ignored, so if you get debate, that’s great.
~Damien Hirst

I have to remind my dad, ‘Journalists – no matter how many cigars they smoke with you – are not your friends, so don’t talk to them.’
~Cameron Diaz

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
~David Hume

I remember reminding myself that beauty is an opinion, not a fact. And it has always made me feel better.
~Hayden Panettiere


The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.
~William Wordsworth

When you are balanced and when you listen and attend to the needs of your body, mind, and spirit, your natural beauty comes out.
~Christy Turlington

Lovely flowers have overgrown my mind — trying to crowd out the ugly world with beauty.
~Terri Guillemets


It is shallow people who think beauty is frivolous or excessive. If you are bringing beauty and god, you are enriching the country. Rice feeds the body, books feed the mind, beauty feeds the soul. It is one thing I can really be proud of and stand tall in the world.
~Imelda Marcos

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting;
she is never plain.
She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief,
the souvenir of pain.
~Christopher Morley

When the soul looks out of its body, it should see only beauty in its path. These are the sights we must hold in mind, in order to move to a higher place.
~Yusef Lateef

There is a brief moment when all there is in a man’s mind and soul and spirit is reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude. This is the moment to record.
~Yousuf Karsh

The human mind is a dramatic structure in itself and our society is absolutely saturated with drama.
~Edward Bond

The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.
~Rene Magritte


It is a myth that art has to be sold. It is not like stocking a grocery store where people fill a pushcart. Art is a product that has no apparent need. The salesperson builds the need in the mind of the buyer.
~Jack White

What do you hang on the walls of your mind?
~Eve Arnold


Great art – or good art – is when you look at it, experience it and it stays in your mind. I don’t think conceptual art and traditional art are all that different.
~Damien Hirst

The mind, as you age,
Is an artist, it seems.
Monet paints your mem’ries,
Picasso your dreams.
~Robert Brault


When you were younger, the mind could make you dance all night, and the body was never tired. You’ve always got to make the mind take over and keep going.
~George S Patton

Being a former dancer, classical dancer, it informed me as a human being just in terms of the grace I guess. Ballet is a very graceful form of art. You also become very aware of your body and your mind and your body is working in conjunction. That kind of helps you in acting as well. It’s not only using your mind, it’s like making your mind communicate this character into your body so that you can bring it to life and physicalize it.
~Zoe Saldana


Mind Games

Omeleto: Ava In the End (10:04) it’s all in the mind


~Dust: Intelligentia (11:11) who is grilling whom?


~Dust: How Is This The World (13:42) breeching the virtual divide


~Dust: LAL (14:04) allegorical animation, analogy squared


~Dust: Andromeda (14:28) breeching the deeper divide


I have never seen a bad television program, because I refuse to. God gave me a mind, and a wrist that turns things off.
~Jack Paar

The mind of the people is like mud, from which arise strange and beautiful things.
~Walter J Turner


Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
~Charles Caleb Colton

Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.
~William Ellery Channing

One secret of leadership is that the mind of a leader never turns off. Leaders even when they are sightseers or spectators, are active; not passive observers.
~James Humes

The mind uses its faculty for creativity only when experience forces it to do so.
~Henri Poincare

Let me remind you that nuclear disarmament is not just an ardent desire of the people, as expressed in many resolutions of the United Nations. It is a legal commitment by the five official nuclear states, entered into when they signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
~Joseph Rotblat

There will always be disputes between nations which, at times, will inflame the public and threaten conflicts, but the main thing is to educate the people of the world to be ever mindful that there are better means of settling such disputes than by war.
~Frank B Kellogg

An open mind is better than a clenched fist.
Matshona Dhliwayo

Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men.
~Marcus Garvey


I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another.
~Mahatma Gandhi

The coming together of like-minded individuals through action is what’s needed to see wide spread change for us, our planet and its creatures.
~Ian Somerhalder

Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact.
~William S Burroughs

People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you’re lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life.
~Carrie-Anne Moss

To insure peace of mind ignore the rules and regulations.
~George Ade

Insubordination may only be the evidence of a strong mind.
~Napoleon Bonaparte

Free your mind, and your feet will follow.
~Kevin Nelson

Some minds are made of blotting-paper: you can write nothing on them distinctly. They swallow the ink, and you find a large spot.
~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind.
~William Wordsworth

The intention to live as long as possible isn’t one of the mind’s best intentions, because quantity isn’t the same as quality.
~Deepak Chopra


Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.
~John Wooden

Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.
~William J H Boetcker


The racing driver’s mind has to have the ability to have amazing anticipation, coordination, and reflex. Because of the speed the car goes.
~Emerson Fittipaldi

Base Ball, to be played thoroughly, requires the possession of muscular strength, great agility, quickness of eye, readiness of hand, and many other faculties of mind and body that mark the man of nerve.
~Henry Chadwick

I played a lot of sports when I was a kid so I get in that ballgame mindset of being really, really respectful, but at same time saying to yourself, ‘Don’t back down a single inch, hang with these guys if you can.’ If they throw it high and tight you have to stand in there, you can’t take yourself out of that moment.
~Michael Keaton


A strong mind is one of the key components that separates the great from the good.
~Gary Player

Bjorn was a different breed, I threw my best material at him, but he would never smile, but that added to the charm when he played me and Mac. We were going nuts and losing our mind and he was sitting back like he was on a Sunday stroll.
~Jimmy Connors

It’s when the discomfort strikes that they realize a strong mind is the most powerful weapon of all.
~Chrissie Wellington

In the big leagues everyone has ability. It always comes down to mind games. Who ever is more mentally strong-wins.
~Muhammad Ali

I spent money, I slept with women around the league, but I always kept my mind on the game.
~Dennis Rodman

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
~Thomas Jefferson


Your body actually reminds you about your age and your injuries – the body has a stronger memory than your mind.
~Mikhail Baryshnikov

We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments. We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets – we remember only.
~Henry Miller


In my mind, as long as I did what was right for me, I was cool. But that’s not the way it works. You have to think about other people and take their feelings into account.
~Joe Nichols

Just as you wash your hands before eating, clear your mind before engaging with the world.


Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch; but a musician’s music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind.
~Charles de Lint

I dabbled in things like Howlin’ Wolf, Cream and Led Zeppelin, but when I heard Son House and Robert Johnson, it blew my mind. It was something I’d been missing my whole life. That music made me discard everything else and just get down to the soul and honesty of the blues.
~Jack White

It’s so amazing, standing on the corner ‒this happened in Washington, D.C. – and somebody comes by in a Cadillac and you hear ‘Manic Monday’ on the radio, and you don’t even know this person, and they’re listening to it and singing along with it. Wow! Blows your mind.
~Debbi Peterson


Have you ever wondered why young people take to music like fish to water? Maybe it’s because music is fun. Plain and simple. It opens up their minds to dream great dreams about where they can go and what they can do when they get older.
~Isaac Hayes

I never minded being thought of as a pop star. People have always thought I wanted to be seen as a serious musician, but I didn’t, I just wanted people to know that I was absolutely serious about pop music.
~George Michael

Clearly romantic comedy is my franchise genre, I don’t mind saying that, it’s true. I love doing them and hopefully always will do them.
~Meg Ryan


All my concerts had no sounds in them; they were completely silent. People had to make up their own music in their minds!
~Yoko Ono

Artschwager’s art always involves looking closely at surfaces, questions what an object is, wants to make you forget the name of the thing you’re looking at so that it might mushroom in your mind into something that triggers unexpected infinities.
~Jerry Saltz

Outside museums, in noisy public squares, people look at people. Inside museums, we leave that realm and enter what might be called the group-mind, getting quiet to look at art.
~Jerry Saltz

I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand… Adventure is a state of mind – and spirit.
~Jacqueline Cochran

Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind.
~Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
~Jack Benny

I don’t mind my age.
~Heather Mills


Those who visit foreign nations, but associate only with their own country-men, change their climate, but not their customs. They see new meridians, but the same men; and with heads as empty as their pockets, return home with traveled bodies, but untravelled minds.
~Charles Caleb Colton

I think it’s a very firm part of human nature that if you surround yourself with like-minded people, you’ll end up thinking more extreme versions of what you thought before.
~Cass Sunstein

When people in stadiums do the Wave, it’s the group-mind collective organism spontaneously organizing itself to express an emotion, pass time, and reflect the joy of seeing the rhythms of many as one, a visual rhyming or music in which everyone senses where the motion is going.
~Jerry Saltz

The mind like any other organism gradually shapes itself to what surrounds it, and resents disturbance in the form which its life has assumed.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

We always think we’d be happier in some faraway place, as if you could catch a plane to a state of mind.
~Robert Brault

Travelling expands the mind rarely.
~Hans Christian Andersen


I don’t mind where I work, it’s really nice to be able to travel around and taste the flavours of different countries.
~Toni Collette

I don’t mind traveling that much when I can go somewhere and stay there for a while, but touring is different. You rarely see anything. You get there early in the morning and you’re resting all day, and you go in and do a sound check, and you do the show, and then bam you’re gone.
~George Strait


Some minds improve by travel, others, rather, resemble copper wire, or brass, which get the narrower by going farther.
~Thomas Hood

Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere is not a Gucci bag or French-cut jeans; it’s an open mind.
~Gail Rubin Bereny


Postmodern Jukebox: ft Allison Young (4:11) title is the song charmingly sung


~Sunday Girl (3:34) song finds its mirror in the eyes


~Puddles Pity Party (4:08) inhabits the song

~Hoagy Charmichael : GEORGIA ON MY MIND

~Romain Vuillemin (3:10) filmed foreign, familiar accent


~Alessandro Nasuti & Marco Cavero (4:00) imported talents making good

~John Hartford: Gentle On My Mind • The Petersens (4:10) the family that plays together…


~James Taylor: João Pedro Melão ‒ Carolina In My Mind • ft Jacob Collier (3:52) beautifully idiosyncratic


~Willie Nelson: Sissel • You Were Always on My Mind (3:52) truth of the song in this rendering of it


~Elvis Presley: Angelina Jordan • Suspicious Minds (3:53) crowded with crystals, mirrors, elegant old furnishings… memories


Getting over someone is a grieving process. You mourn the loss of the relationship, and that’s only expedited by ‘Out of sight, out of mind.’ But when you walk outside and see them on a billboard or on TV or on the cover of a magazine, it reopens the wound. It’s a high-class problem, but it’s real.
~Hank Azaria

Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
~J K Rowling

Experiencing one peaceful relationship will change every experience one has.
~Karen Casey


The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

A thought often makes us hotter than a fire.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


The mind ought sometimes to be diverted that it may return to better thinking.

No, no, the mind I love must still have wild places, a tangled orchard where dark damsons drop in the heavy grass, an overgrown little wood, the chance of a snake or two (real snakes), a pool that nobody’s fathomed the depth of — and paths threaded with those little flowers planted by the mind. It must also have real hiding places, not artificial ones — not gazebos and mazes. And I have never yet met the cultivated mind that has not had its shrubbery.
~Katherine Mansfield


Peace of mind makes the body healthy, but jealousy is like a cancer.

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle.
~Heinrich Heine

I don’t mind dating younger men now.
~Jackee Harry

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
~Honore de Balzac

I change my mind so much I need two boyfriends and a girlfriend.

In our minds, love and lust are really separated. It’s hard to find someone that can be kind and you can trust enough to leave your kids with, and isn’t afraid to throw her man up against the wall and lick him from head to toe.
~Tori Amos

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.

Peace of mind is found when you stop judging yourself and stop judging others. Aspire to what you were born into and don’t let the limitations of your family background reduce the height of your potential.
~Kemmy Nola

My family got all over me because they said Bush is only for the rich people. Then I reminded them, ‘Hey, I’m rich’.
~Charles Barkley

It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology – the richest king who gets everything he wants, but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.
~Martin Scorsese


Keep in my mind my dad didn’t become a huge, huge mega actor until I was halfway through high school – so right around the time he’s going through his big renaissance is right when I’m starting to do my high school revolting.
~Colin Hanks

I’ve hung out at dozens of playgrounds, bored out of my mind, with not even a look of comfort from disapproving mothers all around me. Either they think I’m a pedophile or a deadbeat dad. That’s what I get for being a single dad – suspicious looks at the playground.
~Dominic West

My husband Rhashan reminds me of my father because he’s got great strength of character.
~Olivia Williams


I’d lose my mind if I heard my kid call the nanny Mommy.
~Toni Braxton

I have to keep reminding myself that I am their mother. Sometimes we are sitting at home and I feel like we are waiting for our mom to come home.
~Ruby Wax


I don’t think that I’m that easy to live with. I have to be reminded that I can have fun. I need my family to remind me in a loving and nice way to lighten up.
~Debra Winger


My mind boggles at the amount of violence inflicted upon children in today’s society.
~Samantha Morton

In my rational mind, I know… that is a very simplistic way of looking at it, but when there is violence of that kind, it challenges my faith. I still can’t say that I totally understand why – why that is allowed to happen.
~Linda Vester


My mom has a good way of engaging me in a conversation about the choices I make, listening, being objective and open-minded, and respecting those choices so long as they don’t put me in danger.
~Casey Affleck

The most challenging part of being a dad is self-restraint. So often your instinct is to teach and tell. I am constantly reminding myself to listen to them.
~Michael Chiklis

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.
~Sitting Bull

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Calvin and Hobbes


It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.
~Thomas Aquinas

No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge


The audience changes every night. You’re the same person. You have to speak your mind and do the stuff that you think is funny and makes you laugh.
~Joe Rogan

I actually think of being funny as an odd turn of mind, like a mild disability, some weird way of looking at the world that you can’t get rid of.
~Calvin Trillin


Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.
~W C Fields

I don’t mind going back to daylight saving time. With inflation, the hour will be the only thing I’ve saved all year.
~Victor Borge

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.
~Scott Adams

Ever wonder what crime you committed that you are confined to a small enclosure above your sinuses, under permanent skull arrest?
~Robert Brault

A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s: She changes it more often.
~Oliver Herford

Perhaps God gives us a physical body so that every time we change our mind, we won’t be someone else.
~Robert Brault

I suppose my childish days are over, aren’t yours? I’ve got it all together now, don’t you? I must admit though, there are some days I practice positive thinking, and other days I’m not positive I am thinking.
~John M Eades

All my life I’ve wanted, just once, to say something clever without losing my train of thought.
~Robert Brault

It’s odd the things that people remember. Parents will arrange a birthday party, certain it will stick in your mind forever. You’ll have a nice time, then two years later you’ll be like, ‘There was a pony there? Really? And a clown with one leg?’
~David Sedaris

I’ve concluded, after many years, that my mind works by process of elimination. Problem is, it hasn’t eliminated anything yet.
~Robert Brault

In my mind I’m a blind man doin’ time.
~Tupac Shakur

Death has always had a prominent place in my mind. There are times when I think somebody might kill me.
~Dennis Rodman

Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
~J K Rowling


Pawel Kuczynski


Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.
~Elbert Hubbard

The truly strong and sound mind is the mind that can embrace equally great things and small. I would have a man great in great things, and elegant in little things.
~Samuel Johnson


Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides.
~David Hare

Are the waves of the brain drawn like tides of the ocean by some psychic moon, as yet unexplored?
~Barbara Webster Shenton


The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect.
~Carson McCullers

The mind wears the colors of the soul, as a valet those of his master.
~Sophie Swetchine

Webs of strange patterns we weave (each owns)
From colour and soul; and like unto these,
Soul has its tones and semitones,
Mind has its major and minor keys.
~Amy Levy


Few minds are sunlike, sources of light in themselves and to others: many more are moons that shine with a borrowed radiance. One may easily distinguish the two: the former are always full; the latter only now and then, when their suns are shining full upon them. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it.
~Jean Rostand

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
~Washington Irving


The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
~Aldous Huxley

In ’98, I locked myself in my house, went out of my mind and wrote 25 songs. I rarely bathed during that period of writing, I sent out for food, I didn’t really venture out of my house in three or four months. It was a hell of an experience.
~Jerry Cantrell

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.
~Laurence Sterne


Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
~Charles Caleb Colton

Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
~Benjamin Disraeli

A great mind becomes a great fortune.
~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
~Washington Irving

Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.
~Zig Ziglar

Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person’s mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.


A weak mind is ambitious of envy, a strong one of respect.
~Edward Wigglesworth

A weak mind is like a horoscope, which magnifies trifling things but cannot receive great ones.
~Lord Chesterfield

An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.
~Eric Hoffer

An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile thought in it.
~Mark Twain

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
~Terry Pratchett

An open mind is like an open window. It lets the fresh air in.
~Mike Hernacki

An open mind, like an open window, should be screened to keep the bugs out.
~Virginia Hutchison

The mind of man is often like a house of which he is the landlord; bad tenants are more easily admitted than removed.
~James Lendall Basford


The problem with open-mindedness is that it can become empty-mindedness.
~Christopher Hitchens

By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.
~Richard Dawkins

In order to keep an open mind, I am trying to avoid learning anything.
~Ashleigh Brilliant

Many a person thinks he or she has an open mind, when it is merely vacant.
~author unknown

An open mind but not an empty head.
~Edward Tufte


An open-minded person sees life without boundaries, whereas a close-minded person can only see what’s beyond their eyes.
~Kaoru Shinmon

We can seek,
we can find,
if we open our minds.
~Terri Guillemets


If you cannot be open-minded, then you do not possess your ideas, your ideas possess you.
~Bryant McGill

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.
~Frank Zappa

If you don’t go through life with an open mind, you will find a lot of closed doors.
~Mark W Perrett

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
~George Bernard Shaw


The human mind evolved always in the company of the human body, and of the animal body before it was human. The intricate connections of mind and body must exceed our imagination, as from our point of view we are peculiarly prevented from observing them.
~John Desmond Bernal

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
~Margaret Mead

The human body and mind are tremendous forces that are continually amazing scientists and society. Therefore, we have no choice but to keep an open mind as to what the human being can achieve.
~Evelyn Glennie

…but life depends on the body being fed, whereas we can continue to exist as animals (scarcely as men) though the mind be utterly starved and neglected.
~Lewis Carroll


Until the mind is open, the heart stays closed. The open mind is the key to the open heart.
~Byron Katie

I don’t need other people to have an open mind for me to be happy. I’m the only one who needs an open mind.
~Byron Katie

An open mind is a prerequisite to an open heart.
~Robert M Sapolsky

Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.
~Phil Jackson

An open mind is as welcoming as an open door.
~Nick Lopez


The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity… The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
~Samuel Johnson

True hope is based on energy of character. A strong mind always hopes!
~Karl Ludwig von Knebel

Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.

A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope.
~Thomas Carlyle

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.


It is cheerful mind that is persevering. It is the strong mind that hews its way through a thousand difficulties.
~Swami Vivekananda


Open your mind before your mouth.

Some open minds should be closed for repairs.
~Toledo Blade


@Writers Platform

When I write down my thoughts, they do not escape me. This action makes me remember my strength which I forget at all times. I educate myself proportionately to my captured thought. I aim only to distinguish the contradiction between my mind and nothingness.
~Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to.
~Michel de Montaigne

Of course a poem is a two-way street. No poem is any good if it doesn’t suggest to the reader things from his own mind and recollection that he will read into it, and will add to what the poet has suggested. But I do think poetry readings are very important.
~James Laughlin

When you’re going through something, whether it’s a wonderful thing like having a child or a sad thing like losing somebody, you often feel like ‘Oh my God, I’m so overwhelmed; I’m dealing with this huge thing on my own.’ In fact, poetry’s a nice reminder that, no, everybody goes through it. These are universal experiences.
~Caroline Kennedy

[T]o‑day you are a great writer, a great philosopher, a great poet; a fibre of your brain breaks, and in vain they will bleed you or put ice on your head, to‑morrow you will be only a poor madman.
~Claude Tillier

It requires a strong mind to bear up against several languages. Some persons have learnt so many, that they have ceased to think in any one.
~Arthur Helps

The mind is like an ocean. The surface layers of the mind function actively while the deeper levels remain silent.
~Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Many minds are like low-grade ores, there is gold in them, but it takes a vast deal of labor to get it out.
~John Alfred Spender


The mind is like a mechanical instrument that plays a great variety of tunes, but it must play them in succession.
~William Hazlitt

The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down and requires to be constantly wound up.
~William Hazlitt


The mind is like a sheet of white paper…the impressions it receives are oftenest, and retains the longest, are black ones.
~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles

Since I was there in the very beginning, I know the history of the characters. So, I make comments about the tone and sometimes remind the writers that we’ve done that before.
~Matt Groening

The mind is like a slate, one thing gets rubbed out for another.
~Sam Slick


As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing.
~Francois de La Rochefoucauld


Our minds are like crows. They pick up everything that glitters no matter how uncomfortable our nests get with all that metal in them
~Thomas Merton

A mind without occupation is like a cat without a ball of yarn.
~Samuel Willoughby Duffield


Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.

The mind is like the stomach. It is not how much you put into it that counts, but how much it digests.
~Albert Jay Nook


Prewritten Prompt: mind


Man’s mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.
~John Calvin

You shall always find what you created in your mind, for instance, a benevolent God or an evil Devil. Between them are countless facets. Therefore, concentrate on the depth of your consciousness and on what you consider to be positive and good.
~Hans Bender

Piety is not a goal but a means to attain through the purest peace of mind the highest culture.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


I have to keep reminding myself: If you give your life to God, he doesn’t promise you happiness and that everything will go well. But he does promise you peace. You can have peace and joy, even in bad circumstances.
~Patricia Heaton

If but Thy grace will guide us, lead us on our way,
No thief can steal our peace of mind, our light of day.


The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts. It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person.
~Eric Hoffer

The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.

If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment.
~Frances Wright

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
~Hannah Arendt


To the mind, God is a perfect criminal. He has done such a perfect crime by creating this world that mind cannot trace how He did it. That is why the mind always freaks out about God.
~Prem Rawat

I had a million questions to ask God: but when I met Him, they all fled my mind; and it didn’t seem to matter.
~Christopher Morley


God has already given us peace of mind, but some of us are yet to experience it, because they continue to feed the wrong words to their subconscious mind.
~Edmond Mbiaka

If you fill your mind with thoughts of beauty, forgiveness, thankfulness, harmony and love, then the chaotic life you lead will transform wonderfully into harmonious, blissful living.
~David Michael Ferruolo


Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.

When I drank, I had a very different attitude towards my playing. It was sloppier but I kind of liked it that way. It was like the alcohol was telling my mind what to do.
~Mick Mars

I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me – spiritually and financially.
~Denzel Washington

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.
~William Bennett


Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch.
~E M Forster

Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers. It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people’s business.
~Jesse Ventura

Religion is just mind control.
~George Carlin


Nobody minded what you did in bed or what you said about God, a very civilized attitude in 1948.
~Simon Raven

I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
~Lord Byron

Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree.
~Blaise Pascal

Bondage is of the mind; freedom too is of the mind. If you say ‘I am a free soul. I am a son of God who can bind me’ free you shall be.


The mind controls so much of the body. We are much more than flesh and blood; we are complex systems. Patients do better when they have faith that they’re going to do better. That’s why I always tell my patients and their families not to neglect their prayers. There’s nobody I don’t say that to.
~Benjamin Carson

There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.
~John Wooden

Reason is an action of the mind; knowledge is a possession of the mind; but faith is an attitude of the person. It means you are prepared to stake yourself on something being so.
~Michael Ramsey


There are lots of people out there who think they know the truth about God and religion, but does anybody really know for sure? That’s why the founding fathers built freedom of religious belief into the structure of this nation, so that everybody could make up their minds for themselves.
~Jesse Ventura

Put your mind on the gospel. And remember – there’s one God for all.
~Mahalia Jackson


Our brains are seventy-year clocks. The Angel of Life winds them up once for all, then closes the case, and gives the key into the hand of the Angel of the Resurrection.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Give Thy richest gift to me:
Give, oh, give me peace of mind!
Nothing else can take its place…
Peace, sweet peace, Lord, let me find!
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham

The mind covers more ground than the heart, but goes less far.
~Chinese Proverb

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
~Rabindranath Tagore


Have a strong mind and a soft heart.
~Anthony J D’Angelo

Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.
~Phil Jackson

You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.
~George Michael

Intelligence entails a strong mind, but genius entails a heart of a lion in tune with a strong mind.
~Criss Jami


§ The Exercise:

the way of it

walking the loose amble
meditation in motion
unglued from the earth
each step
not minding the curbs
walking the walk



love is grand
shared minds
joined hearts
necessary actually
at least act the part
love is grand
or we die


an appreciation

not the shiniest scientifically beautiful
but the most expressive very best eyes
not the sharpest most incisive mind
but the forgiving kind and most wise
not exempt from the lowest lows
thus enabled for the highest highs
branching world of textured senses
art that captures, reasons theorized
the gift of yes from loving lips
aching sighs and quivering thighs
vexing questions, improper actions
full life, rich with living to be realized


5s ‘n 7s

hermetically sealed minds
out of range, thoughts out of line
old legends as prophesy
time versus eternity
hist’ry’s not the sharpest tool
not kind nor wise, but no fool
guilt as pain pleads don’t be cruel


the nod of a head
described as a bow
sending a signal
old meeting of minds
mergings of purpose
feminine to wed
masculine to bed


we took a fast vote
me, myself and I
fast life / peace of mind
we chose the slow boat
on our way to die


obey and advance
purpose of war is at stake
hell no, we won’t go
board game of The World on fire
one fail the future won’t mind


dead men sure don’t mind
not anymore anyway
cadavers don’t talk

I’ve half a mind to…
he said bravely, stopped wisely
grave remains unfilled


measured out of mind
time, the cycle motorized
life, the distraction

time is what matters
awake before the big sleep
mind over mattress


you won’t see ugly
far stronger minds blown away
because then she sang

projected outcome
seduce me, then reduce me
hell no, i don’t mind

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The Olio and Salmagundi of Quotes

I don’t mind not being cool.
~Chris Martin

If you don’t mind haunting the margins, I think there is more freedom there.
~Colin Firth


Mind your mind. Mind your thinking. What we think has a way of manifesting itself into reality.
~I C Robledo

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
~Earl Nightingale


Aspatria’s mind was sensitive and observing; it lived very well on its own ideas.
~Amelia E. Huddleston Barr

There are no chaste minds. Minds copulate wherever they meet.
~Eric Hoffer


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Here, in your mind, you have complete privacy. Here there’s no difference between what is and what could be.
~Chuck Palahniuk


Only the freedom of mind can prevent the state from becoming totalitarian and from issuing totalitarian demands.
~Friedrich Durrenmatt

I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.
~Harriet Tubman


Negation is the mind’s first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.
~Emile M Cioran

The power of the mind is your power. Use it. Don’t let it use you. ~Terri Guillemets


Controlling the mind doesn’t take one to freedom. Controlling the mind adds another link to one’s shackles.
~Wu Hsin

A mind is as strong as its weakest link.
~Thomas Lansing Masson


How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.
~David Joseph Schwartz

My dad told me something long before I was in politics, and when your dad gives you advice every single day, eventually one or two of the things stick in your mind. And he said, don’t believe what people say, believe what they do.
~Mick Mulvaney

Never mind the odds against you. If you doubled your effort, what would the odds against you do — send for reinforcements?
~Robert Brault


It’s hard to make up your bed while you’re still sleeping in it. Hard to make up your mind for the same reason.
~Robert Brault


Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
~William S Burroughs


Don’t follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.
~Joan Rivers


The minute you stop overwhelming your mind with caring about what everyone else thinks, and start doing what you feel in your heart is right, is the minute you will finally feel freedom and peace of mind.
~Melchor Lim


Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.
~Harriet Beecher Stowe


As you create peace in yourself, you increase peace in the world by adding one more peaceful person to it.
~Jerry Dorsman

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