Sunday, April 30, 2023

Thought for the Day

The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
~ Wendell Berry

Quoted from Wendell Berry, "Our Real Work" from Standing by Words (Counterpoint, 1983)

Wendell Berry, American Poet, Novelist, Essayist, Short Story Writer, Educator, Christian Pacifist, Environmental Activist, Cultural Critic, Farmer

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Thought for the Day

Individuals no more exceptional than the rest of us
provide stunning examples of our finest moments as humans.
~ Robert M. Sapolsky

Quoted from Robert M. Sapolsky, Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (Penguin Books, 2017 [paperback]), p. 674

Robert M. Sapolsky, American Neuroendocrinology Researcher; Author; Professor of Biology, Neurology & Neurological Sciences, and Neurosurgery, Stanford University; Speaker, TED Talks

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Thought for the Day

The world outside the self
 is indifferent to the fate of the self.
~ Barry Lopez

Quoted from Barry Lopez, Horizon (Vintage Books, 2020 [paperback]), p. 484

Barry Lopez (1945-2020), American Environmentalist, Author. Essayist, Story Writer, Researcher

Barry Lopez Obituary at The New York Times

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Thought for the Day

Do we want to love well?
Then first we must know what it means to abide.
~ Dr. Laurie Wilson

Quoted from Dr. Laurie Wilson, "Abide to Love," Devotional Essay for The Lent Project at Center for Christianity Culture and the Arts at Biola University, March 28, 2023

Dr. Laurie Wilson, Assistant Professor, Torrey Honors College, Biola University

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Thought for the Day

[. . .] love //
is a longer voyage /
than life.
~ Nathalie Handal
Quoted from Nathalie Handal, "Tessera" in Volo (Diode Eds., 2022); Excerpted by Poetry Daily, February 17, 2023

Nathalie Handal, Poet, Playwright, Essayist, Creative Nonfiction Writer, Editor