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Carson McCullers Quotes and Sayings

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The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the
colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses,
and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect.
- Carson McCullers

The theme is the theme of humiliation,
which is the square root of sin, as opposed to the
freedom from humiliation,
and love, which is the square root of wonderful.
- Carson McCullers

There's nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation
of human existence as a song unfinished.
Or an old address book.
- Carson McCullers

I live with the people I create and it has always made
my essential loneliness less keen.
- Carson McCullers

 

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch PHOTO

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To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
- Colin Wilson

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci PHOTO

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All wrong-doing arises because of mind.
If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
- The Buddha

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
- Ayn Rand

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Begin with the end in mind.
- Stephen Covey

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

You will never do anything in this world without courage.
It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
- James Allen

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.
- Carl Jung

Approach life with an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Within my mind, the sun always shines,
and the sky is always blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your thoughts create your reality.
Your mind is more powerful than you know.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

To manage your mind,
know that there is nothing,
and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.
- Lao Tzu

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

Nothing is at last sacred, but the integrity of your own mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

Know that miracles are the natural way of the Universe
Your only job is to move your doubting mind out of the way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A mind at peace, a mind centered
and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
- Wayne Dyer

You can do anything you put your mind to.
- Anonymous

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
- Antony Jay

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Open your mind, open your heart,
and the way to joy becomes clear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe,
it can achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

A chief event of life is the day in which
we have encountered a mind that startled us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

I lay aside the battles within my own mind,
and grant myself peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want peace, stop fighting.
If you want peace of mind,
stop fighting with your thoughts.
- Peter McWilliams

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.
- Frank Lloyd Wright


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