The InterGen Gallery
it ain't that serious
so let it rip
THE MORE YOU ARE LIKE YOURSELF
THE LESS YOU ARE LIKE ANYONE ELSE
Mike Vance, a motivational speaker, attributed the quote to a Mother Superior at a convent he worked with.
Jordan (L J) Byrd
“'There’s a point, around age twenty,' Bedap said, 'when you have to choose whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life, or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.'”
-Ursula K. Le Guin, "The Dispossessed"
“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.”
John Wooden (UCLA Bruins men's basketball, head coach, 1948-1975)
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
“Fear is contagious, but so is hope.”
Congressman Joe Neguse.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
"Offer yourself to the world—your energies, your gifts, your visions, your spirit—with openhearted generosity."
Parker Palmer, On the Brink of Everything
"It's the journey, not the destination"
Mary Ann Williamson
"There are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths”
"Always lost in my mind… but will be back in time for dinner"
Mist around me, nothing but sand and roses.
Was I lost? No question.
Did I know where I was? Not at all.
Had I ever been happier in my life? Never.
From Parabola. February 2010
"do not take life too seriously you will never get out of it alive"
"Rosa Parks inspired me to find a way to get in the way, to get in trouble... good trouble, necessary trouble." John Lewis
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Be water, my friend."
"Your heart's desire is to be told some mystery. The mystery is that there is no mystery.”
― Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or, the Evening Redness in the West
"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy."
“There are worse things to be than the neighborhood cat lady.”
"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too
long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those
who love, time is eternity."
-Henry van Dyke
Time will explain.
- Jane Austen
"Walk as though you are kissing the earth with your feet."
-Thich Nhat Hanh
"Most of the issues that vex humanity daily . . .cannot be solved without integrating knowledge from the natural sciences with that of the social sciences and humanities."
Edward O. Wilson, Consilience: the Unity of Knowledge, Knoff, 1998.
“In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”
– Robert Frost
People aren't saints
No people just are
They wanna feel like they count
They wanna ride in their own cars
--Where the Bottles Break -- John Gorka
Nadia Ramirez Valdivia
"I've seen the world, lit it up as my stage now"
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Don’t talk about it. Be about it!”
“I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To put it briefly, we possess nothing that isn’t mortal, except the benefits of the heart and the mind” (Ovid, Tristia 3.7.43-44)
A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.
"Love heals the wounds it makes”
- Eva Cassidy from the album IF TIME IS A HEALER.
“An open mind is the future’s garden.”
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
- Walt Disney
“Don’t Strive, Allow.” A Buddhist saying
“Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth ‘you owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole sky.”
Five years from now, we'll look back on all this and say... "Wow...That was five years ago"