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.

BUDDHISM/PHILOSOPHY/WISDOM

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.

INSPIRATION/DEATH

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.

LITERATURE/POETRY/PROSE

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.

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