“Then indecision brings its own delays,
 And days are lost lamenting over lost days.
 Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute;
 What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it;
 Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
~ John Anster in a translation of Faust from 1835


“I think I need more momentum. Power.
That's why I'm creating all the time.
I have a little bit of a crazy side.
That's why I keep moving.
I keep doing something.
I can't sit still in the same place.
I have to move.
And still, I am learning.“
~ Masa Takayama on television episode “Japan with Masa” from Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown


Connection is the energy that is created between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment.
~ Brene Brown


“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means.”
~ Joan Didion


“The universe is made up of stories, not atoms.” ~ Muriel Rukeyser


“God made man because he loves stories.” ~ Elie Weisel


“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” ~ Rumi


“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” ~ Rumi


“So come to the pond, or the river of your imagination, or the harbor of your longing, and put your lips to the world. And live your life.” ~ Mary Oliver


“I like music. I like singing. I like writing. I like whatever this is. I feel like I was meant to do this. If I can do it the way I want to do it, then it works for me.” ~ Van Morrison


“He could tell by the way animals walked that they were keeping time to some kind of music. Maybe it was the song in their own hearts that they walked to.” ~ Laura Adams Armer