JournalPosts tagged «Quote»

As you can see, my hands are no longer trembling and I have in my soul, in the bottom of my soul, immense skies and immense love and then again, just love, love for you. Blue rivers and hills and meadows, where my melancholies sweetly run. The universe finds space within me – but the courage to live that, is still not there.

Lucio Battisti

You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream.
You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.

Diana Ross

I paint what I like, when I like, and where I like, with occasional nostalgic journeys.

David Hockney

Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.

D.W. Winnicott

Inspiration is needed in Geometry, just as much as in poetry.

Александр Пу́шкин

The hardest thing is to do something which is close to nothing because it is demanding all of you.

Marina Abramovic

Even on the days you don’t feel like it, showing up can make all the difference. If you show up and start the work – even though it feels so heavy to do so – what you end up making could be all you need to keep moving, to keep creating.

Tanner Christensen

Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can’t take it, and my heart is just going to cave in.

Ricky Fitts in «American Beauty»

If you would know what you are looking for, you would again not go beyond the known and would never discover anything new.

Read it in a book. Somehow reassuring.

Ask a cloud:
What is your date of birth?
Before you were born, where were you?

Thich Nhat Hanh

Viele Menschen schwimmen mit dem Strom, manche dagegen. Ich stehe mitten im Wald und finde den Fluss nicht.

Von Zlata per WhatsApp erhalten

Promise yourself to be strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best and expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Christian D. Larson

Je älter ich werde, desto weniger verstehe ich, dass ich mich so wichtig gefühlt habe. Warum habe ich das Leben so ungeheuer ernst und schwer genommen? Warum habe ich nicht begriffen, dass das Leben ein Spiel ist, ein grosses Theater? Jeder von uns könnte doch wissen, dass wir ein zufälliges Stück Natur sind, das irgendwann endet.

Stattdessen nehmen wir es wichtig, wenn wir eine Falte bekommen und versuchen mit allen Mitteln, sie zu verstecken. Das eigentliche Rätsel ist, dass die Menschen so unglaublich lächerlich sind – inklusive man selber.

Margarete Mitscherlich

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; for it becomes your destiny.


Wo kämen wir hin, wenn jeder sagte, wo kämen wir hin und keiner ginge, um zu sehen, wohin wir kämen, wenn wir gingen.

aus’m Web

It’s the entire principle of my work, that I always do things I am afraid of and that I hate and don’t know.
You are going to an other dimension and you learn so much by doing it.
It’s so easy to do things you like but you never change.
But if you do things you don’t like, that’s the really more interesting.
To give up control is really a liberating experience and in that way, your life always looks new to you.
It’s a kind of a good trick.

Marina Abramovic

Ero intelligente e volevo cambiare il mondo. Ora sono saggio e sto cambiando me stesso.

Dalai Lama

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.

Morris West

Schließlich entdeckte ich für mich das ganz einfache Rezept für Kreativität:
Sei vor allem du selbst. Versuche nicht herausragend zu sein; versuche nicht, ein Erfolg zu werden. Versuche nicht, Bilder für andere zu machen – sondern nur zu deiner eigenen Freude.

Ralph Steiner

Lebenskünstler sind Menschen, die wissen, auf was sie verzichten können, über was sie hinweg sehen können, und die deshalb Gelegenheit und Muße finden, sich an dem scheinbar Nebensächlichen zu erfreuen.


The opportunity of a lifetime is to pick yourself. Quit waiting to get picked; quit waiting for someone to give you permission; quit waiting for someone to say you are officially qualified and pick yourself. It doesn’t mean you have to be an entrepreneur or a freelancer, but it does mean you stand up and say, “I have something to say. I know how to do something. I’m doing it.

Seth Godin

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

Mark Twain

Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.

Maori Proverb

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Steve Jobs

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