Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Quotes of the Week

All three of these came up in my peer counseling triad. What on earth were we talking about?

"Curiosity is the fire under the ass of the human spirit."

-Chris "Chris in the Morning" Stevens, Northern Exposure, Season 3

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

--Marianne Williamson (often incorrectly attributed to Nelson Mandela, still right on, though)

"I don't want to start talking because then I'll start talking"

--Kj Swanson


Keepitmoving said...

Nice quote of yourself Kj, but I miss your talking. It's quiet without you.

Nobody does a running commentary like you can.

I catch myself often quoting our family schtick... and nobody gets it.

So I'm coming for a visit.

Kj said...

"They're demoralizin' our Trooops!"
(pronounced "chroops")