"Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement, [to] get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed." ~Abraham Joshua Heschel
I don't like the clean shaven boy with the necktie and the good job. I like desperate men, with broken teeth and broken minds and broken ways. They interest me. They are full of surprises and explosions.
“Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.” ~John Lennon
"The moment we override our hunger for real substance, settling for whatever's handy, we are choosing our own unconsciousness. Whether with relationships, pastimes, or the food and media we consume, if what we are taking 'on-board' lacks real nutrition, we will pay for it with a feeling of disconnection. Seductive as it may be to fit in, the magic is in holding out for what brings you alive. Anything less is a decision to relinquish your power and creative potency." ~Toko-pa Turner
"Destiny is not to be mistaken with fate, where one has no influence upon its outcome. Destiny requires us to take steps towards it, to parent its growth, especially in times of doubt and weakness. And if we find the courage to move in its direction despite the absence of grand signs, we are often graced by the small miracles of confirmation and synchronicity that we’d been hoping for all along." ~Toko-pa Turner
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain." - Frank Herbert, Dune