Sunday, December 25, 2022

Thought for the Day

Belief is the most dangerous thing.
And it's also the most precious thing we have as humans.
~ Shahpour Pouyan

Quoted from "In the Studio", Interview by Jordan Amirkhani with Artist Shahpour Pouyan, in Art in America ("In Print: The Religion Issue), December 2022

Shahpour Pouyan, Iran-Born (1979) Conceptual Sculptor

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Thought for the Day

[. . .] Every / poem is trying to be
the last free words on earth.
~ Victoria Chang

Quoted from Victoria Chang, "Homage to Life, 2003", in Image, Issue No. 114

Victoria Chang, Poet, Writer, Editor; Poetry Editor, The New York Times; Acting Program Chair and Distinguished Faculty, Low-Residency MFA Program, Antioch University

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Thought for the Day

To know how to grow old is the master work
of wisdom and one of the most difficult chapters
in the great art of living.
~ Henri Frederic Amiel

Quoted from Henri Frederic Amiel, Journal Intime, 1883; Requoted by Joan Chittister, "Adjustment" in The Gift of Years: Growing Old Gracefully (BlueBridge, 2008; paperback, 2010), page 59

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881), Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

Joan Chittister, American Benedictine Sister of Erie; Internationally Known Author and Lecturer; Executive Director, Benetvision; Co-Chair, Global Peace Initiative of Women

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Thought for the Day

So maybe when we silence the narratives about ourselves
and others and the world itself that run on repeat in our heads,
that we have believed were the truth for so long, we get to
embrace the terrifying beauty of what's possible without
what's possible being imprisoned to what's come before.
~ Nadia Bolz-Weber

Quoted from Nadia Bolz-Weber, "prophets of a different story" at The Corners, November 25, 2022

Nadia Bolz-Weber, Lutheran Minister; Founder, House for All Sinners & Saints; Best-Selling Author