Wonder is a beautiful bliss.
The crisis besetting America is not just an economic or political crisis; something deeper is wreaking havoc across the land, a mercenary and utilitarian attitude that demonstrates little empathy for people’s actual well-being, that dismisses imagination and thought, branding passion for knowledge as irrelevant.
Imagination is the politics of dreams; imagination turns every word into a bottle rocket. . . . Imagine every day is Independence Day and save us from traveling the river changed; save us from hitchhiking the long road home. Imagine an escape. Imagine that your own shadow on the wall is a perfect door. Imagine a song stronger than penicillin. Imagine a spring with water that mends broken bones. Imagine a drum which wraps itself around your heart. Imagine a story that puts wood in the fireplace.
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
Live,love and learn
People who are unwilling to talk about deep personal issues do not trust their own emotions.
Some of us don’t trust others unless there’s a reason to trust them.
I prefer to trust others until they give me a reason not to.
It’s important to understand that your no is always subject to you. You own your boundaries. They don’t own you. If you set limits with someone, and she responds maturely and lovingly, you can renegotiate the boundary. In addition, you can change the boundary if you are in a safer place.
Kindness has no religion – no boundaries. It is the trust of the soul.
For me and my friends, for people who think the way I do over there, for all ordinary Soviet citizens, America evokes a mixture of admiration and compassion…You’re a country of the future, a young country, with yet untapped possiblities, enormous territory, great breadth of spirit, generosity, magnanimity. But these qualities-strength, generosity, and magnanimity-are usually combined in a man and even in a whole country with trustfulness. And this has already done you a disservice several times.