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A Parliament of Quotes

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Virginia Woolf - On the Track of the Lost Novelist
~ excerpt from "A Room of One's Own"
"When, however, one reads of a witch being ducked, of a woman possessed by devils, of a wise woman selling herbs, or even of a very remarkable man who had a mother, then I think we are on the track of a lost novelist, a suppressed poet..." more
Amma Amma on Divine Motherhood
Anyone who has the courage to overcome the limitations of the mind will attain the state of universal motherhood. more
Sojourner Truth Ar'n't I a Woman?
~ The Heart of Sojourner Truth:
Abolitionist,Women's Rights Activist, and Former Slave ~
“Dat man ober dar say dat woman needs to be lifted ober ditches, and to have de best place every whar. Nobody eber helped me into carriages, or ober mud puddles, or gives me any best place and ar’n’t I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have plowed, and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me – and ar’n’t I a woman?” more
Marilynne Robinson Marilynne Robinson: Generosity of Spirit
“the language of public life has lost the character of generosity...” more
Henry Beston The Holiness and Beauty of Night
From "The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod",
by Henry Beston
“Our fantastic civilization has fallen out of touch with many aspects of nature, and with none more completely than with night ..." more
Sister Wendy Sister Wendy Beckett:
"My Love for Art is ... a Way of Loving God"
“My love for art is for me a way of loving God. I do not usually speak of Him explicitly since religious language can sometimes put people off. But art is essentially beauty that draws us into the truth of our own being, and whenever we have truth and beauty, we have God." more
The Untethered Soul "Pay Attention When You Feel Love and Enthusiasm"
~ From "The Untethered Soul," by Michael Singer ~
"If you really want to stay open, pay attention when you feel love and enthusiasm. Then ask yourself why you can’t feel this all the time. Why does it have to go away?" more
Leo Tolstoy Leo Tolstoy - "Everything I Understand, I Understand Because I Love"
“Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone." more
Eudora Welty Listening for Stories – Eudora Welty
“Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. I suppose it’s an early form of participation in what goes on." more
Nelson Mandela - From Prison to President Nelson Mandela - From Prison to President
“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.” more

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