For Writing

"The story is smarter than you are. So just tell the story."

- Robert Anthony Siegel

"The savagery of making people into characters. And we do it all the time!"

- Robert Anthony Siegel

"Anger is the least interesting of responses. When you drop the anger, so many other feelings arise."

- Robert Anthony Siegel

For Life

"Do not underestimate the power of gentleness. Gentleness is strength wrapped in peace, and therein lies the power to change the world."

- L. R. Knost

"Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination. Calls to you like wild geese, harsh and exciting, over and over announcing your place in the family of things."

- Mary Oliver

"These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank. Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees, and wild herbs."

- Anton Chekhov

"Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it."

- Rainer Maria Rilke

"When you are able to create a lonely place in the middle of your actions and concerns, your successes and failures slowly can lose some of their power over you."

- Henri M. Nouwen

"Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt. You fall. But, you keep going."

- Yasmin Mogahed

"Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children."

- Kahlil Gibran

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