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"A Parliament of Quotes"

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    Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe
    Summary: “I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt … she personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately...

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    Mechthild of Magdeburg - A Wondrous Place Where We Speak of Love
    Summary: “That prayer has great power which a person makes with all his might. It makes a sour heart sweet, a sad heart merry, a poor heart rich, a foolish heart wise, a timid heart brave, a sick heart well, a blind heart full of sight, a cold heart ardent...

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    Post-Election: Respect, Love, Compassion, and Unity
    Summary: The 2016 Election has been one of the most vitriolic and divisive elections that I can remember. It's almost as if the United States has entered an intellectual, emotional, and spiritual civil war. Or perhaps a civil war of values. Forgiveness and unity after the election are states of mind and heart that I hope our country can attain.

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    The Power of Art - Maxim Gorky
    Summary: The good qualities in our soul are most successfully and forcefully awakened by the power of art.

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    Thomas Merton - The Rush and Pressure of Modern Life
    Summary: “There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence to which the idealist most easily succumbs: activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence.”

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    Father Bede Griffiths - I was suddenly made aware of another world
    Summary: “I was suddenly made aware of another world of beauty and mystery such as I had never imagined to exist, except in poetry...

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    E. O. Wilson - Humanity Today is Like a Waking Dreamer
    Summary: “Humanity today is like a waking dreamer, caught between the fantasies of sleep and the chaos of the real world.”

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    Virginia Woolf - On the Track of the Lost Novelist
    Summary: "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..."

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    Amma on Divine Motherhood
    Summary: Anyone who has the courage to overcome the limitations of the mind will attain the state of universal motherhood.

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    Ar'n't I a Woman?
    Summary: “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?”

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    Marilynne Robinson: Generosity of Spirit
    Summary: “the language of public life has lost the character of generosity...”

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    The Holiness and Beauty of Night
    Summary: “Our fantastic civilization has fallen out of touch with many aspects of nature, and with none more completely than with night ..."

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    Sister Wendy Beckett: "My Love for Art is ... a Way of Loving God"
    Summary: “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."

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    Pay Attention When You Feel Love and Enthusiasm
    Summary: "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?"

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    Leo Tolstoy - "Everything I Understand, I Understand Because I Love"
    Summary: “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."

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    Listening for Stories - Eudora Welty
    Summary: “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."

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    Nelson Mandela - From Prison to President
    Summary: “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.”

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    When will our consciences grow tender?
    Summary: “When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?”

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    The Spiritual is not the Religious
    Summary: "Religion is a bridge to the spiritual, but the spiritual lies beyond religion.”
    Rachel Naomi Remen MD

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    The Threshold of Your Mind
    Summary: "The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind."

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