Robert Grudin

A Quote by Robert Grudin on happiness, freedom, life, living, work, love, play, rest, and connection

The happy individual is able to renew daily and with full consciousness all the basic expressions of human identity: work, love, communication, play, and rest.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 161

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on work, meaning, and money

Those who labor for bread or money alone are condemned to their reward.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 162

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on needs, desires, stress, danger, excitement, and past

We are wistful about the golden days of the past and dream of a distant future unclouded by necessity. But I suspect that if our inner souls were asked what in life they really missed, the answer would be primal danger and stress.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 104

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on promises, vows, and promise

The reason so many promises are not kept is the same as the reason they are made in the first place.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 86

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on plans, planning, flaws, and intuition

Plans made swiftly and intuitively are likely to have flaws. Plans made carefully and comprehensively are sure to.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 102

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on discomfort, waiting, time, and anticipation

In the landscape of time, there are few locations less comfortable than that of one who waits for some person or event to arrive at some unknown moment in the future.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 102

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on depression, depressed, chores, and labor

You may cure yourself of a depression by forcing yourself to perform, in rapid order and with excruciating concentration, half a dozen or so unpleasant chores, especially if they have long been postponed. This is a kind of homeopathic purgative, a treatment of like with like.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 103

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on awareness, drama, creativity, ceremony, energy, and borders

Great drama, like the energy implicit in every atom, is eternally around and within us, but liberated only by coincidence, ceremony, creativity, periods reaching completion, pressures reaching the bursting point, and the simple but painful cultivation of awareness.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 7

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on experience, greatness, mystery, knowing, and unknown

All great experience has a guarded entrance and a windowless facade.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 14

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on truth, reality, and movement

Truth is rhythmical: if it implies stasis, it is platitude. Truth is syncopated: if it supplies all the terms, there is one term too many. Truth is barbed: if it comforts, it lies. Truth is an armed dancer.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 15

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