From the Darkest Depths Come the Most Exotic Flowers

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“Great people will always be mocked by those who feel smaller than them. A lion does not flinch at laughter coming from a hyena. A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey. A nightingale does not stop singing its beautiful song at the intrusion of an annoying woodpecker. Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower. Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud,
it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty.”

**Suzy Kassem

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Name it and Claim it!

You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.
**Georgia O’Keefe

Depends on what you see ~ a read battleground may be the harder subject

You speak of Lord Byron and me; there is this great difference between us. He describes what he sees I describe what I imagine. Mine is the hardest task.
**John Keats

Dislike his work, but appreciate this quote :)

I am a free man. I do not need to copy Petrarca or Boccaccio. My own genius is enough. Let others worry themselves about style, and so cease to be themselves. Without a master, without a model, without a guide, I go to work and earn my living, my well-being and my fame.
~ Pietro Aretino

We’ve All Been There, If Not for the Art Then for the Solitude


“Suddenly I’ve got an overwhelming desire to surround myself with the aura of classical and Romantic art.”

~ Sylvester Stallone

 

Or that XXX Team lost a Game, I never knew they were playing

Journalism largely consists of saying ‘Lord Jones is Dead’ to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.

**GK Chesterton

It’s a Beautiful Song

Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
**Henry Ward Beecher