Quotes: Bob Marley

 Added to September 22, 2017
Sep 222017

Sunset Quotes: Bob Marley

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” – This might be one of my favorite quotes of all time. I love Bob Marley’s music – it is both happy and rebellious, a mixture of positive thoughts as well as social injustices… We are all human and we all have shortcomings. When we allow someone to get close to us, it is inevitable that one will hurt, disappoint, or betray the other. You see this with couples, friends, and family. I have hurt others and been hurt myself. I can say however that when you find someone that you benefit greatly from, that you care deeply about, you can find a way to deal with that suffering and forgive. Sometimes this give and take makes a bond even better in the end.

Quotes: Page McConnell

 Added to July 31, 2017
Jul 312017

Sunset Quotes: Page McConnell

“Keep it simple and true, let a spirit flow through. Every note that you play, like you’ve got something to say. Every note is a light, if it’s gonna burn bright. You’ll be out of its way. But don’t worry if the stars don’t align. Rule number one, have a good time.” – I was reminded of this song because recently I have been on a huge Phish kick. The band is currently playing the Baker’s Dozen, 13 shows at Madison Square Garden in NYC. An amazing amount of shows! I have been listening to them all, and then recalled some musical side projects of the band. I saw Page McConnell (the keyboardist from Phish) and his side project Vida Blue in 2003 or 2004. They were a really great group. I liked the positive vibe and Page’s voice in this song, Electra Glide.

Quotes: Mahatma Gandhi

 Added to June 29, 2017
Jun 292017

Sunset Quotes: Mahatma Gandhi

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – This line came to mind today for a great reason. Yesterday afternoon Governor Tom Wolf had signed “Libre’s Law” which creates higher standards for the well being of our pets. The law will increase penalties for animal abusers, restricts unhealthy tethering, and grant immunity to many reporting abuse and neglect. It is surely a step in the right direction. Tom Wolf spoke about the law saying: “No one should be allowed to get away with cruel animal treatment. No one should be allowed to get away with the neglect of animals. Now thanks to this statute, they won’t be able to get away with it.”

Quotes: John F Kennedy

 Added to May 17, 2017
May 172017

Sunset Quotes: John F. Kennedy

“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.” – I have planned a short trip to Delaware to spend some time next to the sea. Nothing inspires me and awakes my soul like being on the beach. I am going to bring my cameras, obviously, but I think this trip will be more about consciously being there and celebrating life rather than trying to bring home a work of art.

Quotes: Dalai Lama

 Added to April 28, 2017
Apr 282017

Sunset Quotes: Dalai Lama

“If you want OTHERS to be happy, practice compassion. If YOU want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Any personal practice is difficult to achieve day to day, be it meditation or healthy eating or exercise, but having one is surely a step in the right direction. Although you might slip, compassion is (in my opinion at least) really easy. Just be mindful… Best of all, everyone around us – friends, strangers, animals – all benefit from even the littlest amount that we radiate into the world.

Quotes: Neil deGrasse Tyson

 Added to April 10, 2017
Apr 102017

Sunset Quotes: Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Any time scientists disagree, it’s because we have insufficient data. Then we can agree on what kind of data to get; we get the data; and the data solves the problem. Either I’m right, or you’re right, or we’re both wrong. And we move on. That kind of conflict resolution does not exist in politics or religion.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of my favorite entertainers. He is an astrophysicist, cosmologist, and host of the radio podcast Star Talk (highly recommended). Neil also continued the famous Cosmos TV series originally by Carl Sagon. Nothing is more mind blowing than science.

Quotes: Alan Watts

 Added to March 23, 2017
Mar 232017

Sunset Quotes: Alan Watts

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.” – It is such a simple lesson, so easily understood, but so very incredibly hard to apply to our lives. The main goal of Buddhism is to lessen suffering, and much of this suffering is brought on by our clinging to ideas, people, or things. I do this all the time… It is very difficult, but sometimes you do have to just have faith that things will work out. Of course it is not a bad idea to move around a little, and tread that water.

Quotes: Don Miguel Ruiz

 Added to February 1, 2017
Feb 012017

Sunset Quotes: Don Miguel Ruiz

“Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.” – Don Miguel Ruiz wrote a book called The Four Agreements which I think is one book everyone could live better with. It really breaks down the fundamentals of living more happily and being good to others. I have all four agreements written down and I try to look at them time to time to keep myself in check.

Quotes: The Bhagavad Gita

 Added to December 18, 2016
Dec 182016

Sunset Quotes: The Bhagavad Gita

“There was never a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor any of these kings. Nor is there any future in which we shall cease to be.” – The Gita is a Hindu scripture originally written in Sanskrit. It is a narrative in the form of a dialogue between Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Lord Krishna. I don’t really want to say any more, all I can really say is that this short read is worth it.

Quotes: Martin Luther King Jr

 Added to November 11, 2016
Nov 112016

Sunset Quotes: Martin Luther King Jr

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – One of my favorite quotes. Unfortunately I think we need a whole lot more than that. Especially in the times like we are living in.

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