I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.

- Leonardo da Vinci 

“A miracle is when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. A miracle is when one plus one equals a thousand.”

- Frederick Buechner 

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G.K. Chesterton in The Ball and the Cross

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We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.

— Eduardo Galeano
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G.K. Chesterton in the  Illustrated London News, February 10, 1906

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Every once in a while — often when we least expect it — we encounter someone more courageous, someone who choose to strive for that which (to us) seemed unrealistically unattainable, even elusive. And we marvel. We swoon. We gape. Often , we are in awe. I think we look at these people as lucky, when in fact, luck has nothing to do with it. It is really about the strength of their imagination; it is about how they constructed the possibilities for their Life. In short, unlike me, they didn’t determine what was impossible before it was even possible.

Fail Safe – Debbie Millman’s fantastic illustrated essay of timeless advice on courage and the creative life.
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