The Divine, holding out a hand like a lover or an old friend, eyes expectantly on us, utters five golden words: May I have this dance?
— Cynthia Winton-Henry in Dance — The Sacred Art
You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.
— Benjamin in We Bought a Zoo
Enthusiasm is the greatest power.
For one endowed with enthusiasm
nothing in this world is impossible.
— The Ramayana
You can't stand face-to-face with a Rembrandt and walk away the same person.
— Victoria Moran in Lit From Within
Beauty is what glistens on the edges of our yearnings and lures us into the depths of things.
— Patricia Adams Farmer in Embracing a Beautiful God Beauty
To succeed in the adventure called spirituality one must have one's mind set on getting the most out of life.
— Anthony de Mello in The Heart of Enlightened
Love is more like an electrical storm than a pension plan. It has scant regard for our rational intentions. When it comes, almost unbidden, love will upset our comfortable routines.
— Roger Housden in Ten Poems to Open Your Heart