Artistic Wisdom

Inspiration is a flash of fire in the human soul. . . . Honor it at all costs.
— Phil Cousineau in Stoking the Creative Fires

12-Step Wisdom

Whenever you have a problem, you will always find your fingerprints on it.
— Brian L. in Meeting Wisdom

Spiritual Wisdom

My life will always have dirty dishes.
If this sink can become a place of contemplation,
let me learn constancy here.
— Gunilla Norris in Being Home


When you are angry, you're carrying the burden while the other person is out dancing.
— Irish Proverb

Psychological Wisdom

Dreams have always been a fertile source of spiritual reflection, thought, and speculation. Throughout history dreams have challenged people to expand, deepen, and refine their understandings of the sacred.
— Kelly Bulkelay in Spiritual Dreaming

Literary Wisdom

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
— J. M. Barrie, Scottish novelist and creator of Peter Pan


On seeing exceptionally strange-looking people or animals:
Blessed are You, Hashem, our God, king of the Universe,
who makes the creatures different.
— Jewish Blessings of Praise and Gratitude

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