Literary Wisdom

All for one and one for all.
— Alexandre Dumas in The Three Musketeers


In times of joy or sorrow,
blessed be my tears,
the holy prayers of my heart.
— Edward Hays in Pray All Ways


When he's in his prime, a male panda performs an average of eight handstands a day. . . . Make him your role model. Identify three activities you can do not because they're good for you or because they'll advance some goal you're pursuing, but simply for the sheer fun of it.
— Rob Brezsny in Pronoia

Movie Lines

Fear is like a giant fog. It sits on your brain and blocks everything — real feelings, true happiness, real joy. They can't get through that fog. But you lift it and buddy, you're in for the ride of your life.
— Bob Diamond (Rip Torn) in Defending Your Life


Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it.
— George Carlin, American comedian


The Tibetans have a tradition of using prayer flags. A breeze blowing past a prayer flag is believed to take the prayer inscribed on the fabric with it to the spirit realm. I suggested to friends that they write out their goals and attach them to a prayer flag.
— Lynda S. Paladin in Ceremonies for Change

Sacred Text

Accustom your tongue to say: I don't know.
— The Talmud