Sunday, January 27, 2013

2013 Journey in Quotes

The year will be filled with moments good and bad, high and low.  One way I am going to note this journey is through quotes that best mark the moment. It will be interesting to see what this blog post of quotes looks like at the end of the year.

January 27
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” 
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

January 28
I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones. 
John Cage 

January 28
“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.” 
― Paulo FreirePedagogy of the Oppressed

January 29

January 30
“Pain is a pesky part of being human, I've learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can't be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.” 
― C. JoyBell C.

February 10

“Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.”  ― M. Scott Peck