A Quote by Thomas Wolfe on art, being, reward, spirit, magic, creating, vision, life, and eternity

At that instant he saw, in one blaze of light, an image of unutterable conviction, the reason why the artist works and lives and has his being--the reward he seeks--the only reward he really cares about, without which there is nothing. It is to snare the spirits of mankind in nets of magic, to make his life prevail through his creation, to wreak the vision of his life, the rude and painful substance of his own experience, into the congruence of blazing and enchanted images that are themselves the core of life, the essential pattern whence all other things proceed, the kernel of eternity."

Thomas Wolfe

Source: Of Time and the River

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on the unseen and eternity

It gives me a deep comforting sense that "Things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal."

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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A Quote by Jimmy Carter on nature, peace, earth, honor, beauty, wilderness, eternity, and jimmy carter

“It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honour nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.”

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)


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A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on we, butterflies, eternity, carl sagan, and time

We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think its forever.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)


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A Quote by William Blake on destruction, eternity, joy, kiss, and life

He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in Eternity's sunrise.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on danger, eternity, god, and possibility

It is very dangerous to go into eternity with possibilities which one has oneself prevented from becoming realities. A possibility is a hint from God. One must follow it.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on eternity and present

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on companions, death, and eternity

Death is our eternal companion. It is always to our left, an arm's length behind us. Death is the only wise adviser that a warrior has. Whenever he feels that everything is going wrong and he's about to be annihilated, he can turn to his death and ask if that is so. His death will tell him that he is wrong, that nothing really matters outside its touch. His death will tell him, 'I haven't touched you yet.'

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey to Ixtlan

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A Quote by Dr. Deepak Chopra on change, death, eternity, and spirit

We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.

Deepak Chopra

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A Quote by Zenkei Shibayama on earth, eternity, glory, life, place, silence, truth, and world

Silently a flower blooms,
In silence it falls away;
Yet here now, at this moment, at this place,
     The world of the flower, the whole of
     the world is blooming.
This is the talk of the flower, the truth
     of the blossom;
The glory of eternal life is fully shining here.

Zenkei Shibayama

Source: The Earth Speaks: An Acclimatization Journal

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