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My intention to lecture is as vague as my ...
by Mary MacLane

My intention to lecture is as vague as my intention is to go on the stage.
I will never consider an offer to lecture,
not because I despise the vocation, but because I have
no desire to appear on the public rostrum.
- Mary MacLane

I would rather be a fairly happy wife and mother.
- Mary MacLane

I do not see any beauty in self-restraint.
- Mary MacLane

I want fame more than I can tell.
But more than I want fame I want happiness.
- Mary MacLane

 

I read of the Kalamazoo girl who killed herself after reading the book.
I am not at all surprised.
She lived in Kalamazoo, for one thing,
and then she read the book.
- Mary MacLane

Genius of a kind has always been with me;
an empty heart that has taken on a certain wooden quality;
an excellent,
strong woman's body and a pitiably starved soul.
- Mary MacLane

The world is like a little marsh filled with mint and white hawthorn.
- Mary MacLane

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Of poets I put Virgil first - he was greatest.
- Mary MacLane

I want to live quietly.
- Mary MacLane

Let me but make a beginning, let me but strike the
world in a vulnerable spot,
and I can take it by storm.
- Mary MacLane

When I wrote my book I wanted to love someone.
I wanted to be in love.
Now I know that I shall never be in love -
and I no longer wish to be.
- Mary MacLane

Fame is indeed beautiful and benign and gentle and satisfying,
but happiness is something at once tender and brilliant beyond all things.
- Mary MacLane

I've never made plans for more than a day ahead.
- Mary MacLane

I do not sing nor play, but I adore music,
particularly Chopin.
I like him because I cannot understand him.
- Mary MacLane

There is really no right and wrong.
I recognize no right and wrong.
- Mary MacLane

I was born to be alone, and I always shall be;
but now I want to be.
- Mary MacLane

One must always say things that aim to interest,
because in the world one must after all pay for one's keep.
- Mary MacLane

I love devils.
- Mary MacLane

It is with pain that I read of the dire effects of
my book upon the minds of young girls.
- Mary MacLane

I have never read a line of Walt Whitman.
- Mary MacLane

When I was three years old I was taken with my family
to a little town in Western Minnesota,
where I lived a more or less vapid and ordinary life until I was ten.
- Mary MacLane

The only joy I had was writing what was.
That book was.
It no longer amuses me to be all the things I was when I wrote that.
But it is my story as I was then.
- Mary MacLane

I am a genius.
Then it amused me to keep saying so,
but now it does not.
I expected to be happy sometime.
Now I know I shall never be.
- Mary MacLane

Well, if I am not vulgar, neither is my book.
I wrote myself.
Suggestiveness is always vulgar.
But truth never.
My book is not even remotely suggestive.
I call things by their names.
That is all.
- Mary MacLane

You may think me crude, and probably I am crude,
but I am not so crude as I was, for I am clever enough
to see that the girl of nineteen who thought herself
a genius was only an unusual girl writing her heart out.
- Mary MacLane

I want to write such things as compel the admiring
acclamation of the world at large,
such things as are written but once in years,
things subtle but distinctly different from the books written every day.
- Mary MacLane

I never give my real self.
I have a hundred sides, and I turn first one way and then the other.
I am playing a deep game.
I have a number of strong cards up my sleeve.
I have never been myself, excepting to two friends.
- Mary MacLane

The book, you understand, was not written for publication.
It was the portrayal of my emotions,
the analysis of my own soul life during three months of my nineteenth year.
I wrote then all the time, just as I do now,
but, though the book is in diary form,
it is not a diary.
- Mary MacLane

Just why I sent it to the publishers would be hard to say,
but when I had finished it I felt that it was literature,
because it is real and because it was well written.
And I know that the world wants such things.
- Mary MacLane

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

We attract abundance when we ask from a compassionate heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is a mirror, and will reflect back
to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
- William Blake

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Blessings flow toward gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more you praise and celebrate your life,
the more there is in life to celebrate.
- Oprah Winfrey

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

A coincidence is a small miracle in which
God chooses to remain anonymous.
- Anonymous

My greatest service to others is living happily,
and radiating happiness and joy to those around me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is unlimited - it expands with the generosity,
compassion, inventiveness, and service that you contribute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
- Buddhist Proverb

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What I know for sure is that
what you give comes back to you.
- Oprah Winfrey

Your word is the power that you have to create
- don Miguel Ruiz

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to growth is the introduction of
higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
- Lao Tzu

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

Gratitude in advance is the most powerful
creative force in the universe.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

Stay in the moment and all gifts are added
as you breathe and take inspired action.
- Joe Vitale

It's the Consciousness with which we participate
in activities that makes the difference.
- Michael Beckwith

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
- Marcus Aurelius

The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.
- Neale Donald Walsch

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

In our willingness to give that which we seek,
we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
- Deepak Chopra

Our journey into consciousness of wealth
begins with the realization that we have already arrived!
- Michael Bernard Beckwith

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale


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