16 April 2009

You Gotta Keep Dancin'...

A few good quotes from the book-


There are only two ways to approach life-as a victim or as a gallant fighter-and you must decide if you want to act or react...A lot of people forget that.

Merle Shaine
When Lovers Are Friends


Have you wept at anything during the past year?
Has your heart beat faster at the sight of young beauty?
Have you thought seriously about the fact that someday you are going to die?
More often than not do you really listen when people are speaking to you instead of just waiting for your turn to speak?
Is there anybody you know in whose place, if one of you had to suffer great pain, you would volunteer yourself?
If your answer to all or most of these questions is No, the chances are that you're dead.

Frederick Buechner
Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC


--how fortunate are you and i, whose home
is timelessness; we who have wandered down
from fragrant mountains of eternal now

to frolic in such mysteries as birth
and death a day (or maybe even less)

E.E. Cummings
Complete Poems--1913-1962


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