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Peter Porter Quotes and Sayings

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I have no fondness for pure form at all.
- Peter Porter

You can never tell when an artist really will take
up someone's work and work with it happily.
- Peter Porter

Love without sex is still the most efficient form of hell known to man.
- Peter Porter

As to whether the people who were supposedly to put
up the money and did put it up or whether it was Arthur's
own money is something which I shall never know.
- Peter Porter

 

I started off in England and very few people knew I was Australian.
I mean, the clues were in the poems,
but they didn't read them very carefully,
and so for years and years I was considered completely
part of the English poetry scene.
- Peter Porter

In other words the pictures are in a kind of relationship
with each other which is touching only at points rather
than pictures being illustrations of poems or poems
extrapolations of the pictures.
- Peter Porter

I wanted to take a stand against what I think was not
so well established then but is thoroughly well established now,
which is the substitution for a real sense of a country
of a hideous distortion which you can sell to the people called 'heritage'.
- Peter Porter

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Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys) PHOTO

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche PHOTO

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 PHOTO

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

No wind favors he who has no destined port.
- Montaigne

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Smiling away your troubles requires
a clear conscience that harbors no insincerity.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Nearly everything you do is of no importance,
but it is important that you do it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I have no need to conform to the stereotypes
others have defined for me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Dreams are renewable no matter what our age.
- Dale Turner

There are no right answers to wrong questions.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

Without forgiveness, there is no future.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Life is change. Without change, there is no life.
Why then do we so fight against change?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No man is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
- Helen Keller

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus


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