1. "Love is being, not belonging. Giving and receiving, not possessing."
- Isabel Vincent, Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship
3. "The philosopher Schopenhauer said, 'Opposites throw light upon each other.' Beauty does not belong exclusively to the regions of light and loveliness, cut off from the conversation of oppositions. The vigour and vitality of beauty derives precisely from the heart of difference. No life is one-sided; the life of each of us is animated by the inner conversation of forces which counter and complement each other. Beauty inhabits the cutting edge of creativity -- mediating between the known and unknown, light and darkness, masculine and feminine, visible and invisible, chaos and meaning, sound and silence, self and others."
- Quote by John O'Donohue
5. "Civilisation requires a modicum of material prosperity—enough to provide a little leisure. But, far more, it requires confidence—confidence in the society in which one lives, belief in its philosophy, belief in its laws, and confidence in one’s own mental powers.… Vigour, energy, vitality: all the great civilisations—or civilising epochs—have had a weight of energy behind them. People sometimes think that civilisation consists in fine sensibilities and good conversation and all that. These can be among the agreeable results of civilisation, but they are not what make a civilisation, and a society can have these amenities and yet be dead and rigid."
- Thomas Cahill, How The Irish Saved Civilization
7. "Pools of sorrow waves of joy are drifting thorough my open mind possessing and caressing m"
- Quote by John Lennon
10. "Your people have lost the vision and vitality of your ancestors (73)."
- Quote by Walter Mosley