And yet more quotes

“Remember, it is the secret force hidden deep within us that manipulates our strings; there lies the voice of persuasion, there the very life, there, we might even say, is the man himself. Never confuse
it in your imagination with its surrounding case of flesh, or the organs adhering thereto, which save that they grow upon the body, are as much mere instruments as the carpenter’s axe.

Without the agency that prompts or restrains their motions, the parts themselves are of no more service than her shuttle to the weaver, his pen to the writer, or his whip to the wagoner.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180)

_Meditations_ Book X, Number 38

“If we sip the wine, we find dreams coming upon us out of the imminent night”

D.H. Lawrence

“The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to the purpose they see as best.”

George Eliot

“When writers die they become books, which is, after all, not too bad an incarnation.”

Jorge Luis Borges

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
– Jorge Luis Borges

“There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

Carl Jung

“The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.”

Carl Sandberg

“Forget mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.”

William Durant

“I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me.”

Sylvia Plath

“The mystical is not how the world is, but that it is.”

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 6.44,Ludwig Wittgenstein

“I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again.”

Anaïs Nin – Fire