“There is a secret about human love that is commonly overlooked:
Receiving it is much more scary and threatening than giving it. How many
times in your life have you been unable to let in someone’s love or
even pushed it away? Much as we proclaim the wish to be truly loved, we
are often afraid of that, and so find it difficult to open to love or
let it all the way in.” John Welwood
"Probably the most beautiful thing you’ll
hear in a long while. Beauty all around us, it just needs the right
people to tweak it. I’ve nothing else to add with my clumsy words: just
go, follow the link and take five minutes; take a break and really listen to it."
Tom Waits (on Robert Wilson): “Wilson,
he’s always playing with time. I heard a recording recently of crickets
slowed way down. It sounds like a choir, it sounds like angel music.
Something sparkling, celestial with full harmony and bass parts – you
wouldn’t believe it. It’s like a sweeping chorus of heaven, and it’s
just slowed down, they didn’t manipulate the tape at all. So I think
when Wilson slows people down, it gives you a chance to watch them
moving through space. And there’s something to be said for slowing down
mouth you’ve ever kissed was just practice. All the bodies you’ve ever
undressed and ploughed in to were preparing you for me. I don’t mind
tasting them in the memory of your mouth. Was it a long journey? Did it take you long to find me? You’re here now, welcome home."
can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make
money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do
them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”
"You are my inspiration and my folly. You
are my light across the sea, my million nameless joys, and my day's
wage. You are my divinity, my madness, my selfishness, my
transfiguration and purification. You are my rapscallionly fellow
vagabond, my tempter and star. I want you."
"I always knew that deep down in every human
heart, there is mercy and generosity. No one is born hating another
person because of the colour of his skin or his background, or his
religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate,
they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the
human heart that its opposite"