Wise Words

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love having my own point of view and thrive on originality so the quote above really chimes with me. On that basis I should not give them the time of day nor spend any time collecting them.

By the same token, another quote I love is:

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.

Isaac Newton

For me that balances the role of the quote nicely and I have used them over the years as “friends” on my InnerVentures, my inner journeys of the mind. I use them at different times to advance my thinking, for solace and for inspiration.

Here are my favourites which I have curated carefully and categorised into the topics below with a few brief words about the topic. Hit the title to jump to the relevant section which is on a sub page. I will add to them over time. I’ve left the comments open in this page so if you have any you think whorthwile, feel free to suggest it or them.


As a DharmaHacker, Buddhism is central to my world view. But I do not take it as my only teaching or to the extreme. I think learning can be found anywhere and wisdom can be nurtured through multiple means and philosophies: Western or Eastern; modern or classical; rational or spiritual. The quotes in this section cover the full spectrum.


I put these two topics together because I belive in the case of death, only when faced with our mortality, can we be inspired to truly live our lives to their fullest, in the here and now.


A word after a word after a word is power.

Margret Atwood

Could you have put it so succinctly? Only a great writer could, in my view. That is the power of the written or spoken word. When crafted and combined together in the right way, magic happens inside your head. A fire is lit in your soul. New leaps in insight. Most of all, thrilling enjoyment.

Hit the page numbers below ๐Ÿ‘‡ to get to the action or the headers above ๐Ÿ‘† which are hyperlinked.

2 thoughts on “Wise Words

  1. Donโ€™t seek, donโ€™t search, donโ€™t ask, donโ€™t knock, donโ€™t demand โ€“ relax. If you relax, it comes. If you relax, it is there. If you relax, you start vibrating with it.

    This puts into words precisely what I’ve experienced/lived during this lockdown. Love it.

    1. Love your association of the quote with the current situation, totally agree. No other alternative way of responding would work in my view ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Š

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