Friday, July 1, 2011

Quotes Week, Part Five

For Paul:
  • The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. ~Kahlil Gibran

For Elana:
  • No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. ~Aesop

For Shannon:
  • When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college - that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared at me, incredulous, and said, "You mean they forget?" ~Howard Ikemoto

For Sarah:
  • One can't live mindfully without being enmeshed in psychological processes that are around us. ~Philip Zimbardo

27 comments:

Sarah said...

Matt, these are so great. You've been so thoughtful about the quotes you've chosen for people. And as for the Zimbardo quote--that is absolutely perfect. Thank you.

Steve C said...

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the House of the Blues.
- John Lee Hooker

(Well, he should've said it.)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great quotes. You always pick such good ones.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Another great list of quotes. I love that they are to specific people.

Especially love that Ikemoto one. Aren't kids choice?

Christine Danek said...

These are great. What a great idea!!

Suzie F. said...

Thanks for a great week of quotes. Hope you have a fun 4th weekend with your family.

salarsenッ said...

Thought provoking as always. :) Enjoy your 4th of July, Matt! BTW - thanks for giving me the inspiration (and courage) to take a hiatus from blogging. It starts tomorrow. I announced it on my blog today.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

They forget? Funny!

Jess said...

Love the Howard Ikemoto one!

Old Kitty said...

Children make the best philosophers! LOL!!

Take care
x

Barbara Kloss said...

I love quotes!!...and I particularly love the one you posted for Shannon :)

Michael G-G said...

Your quote-fest has been beyond awesome. You have done a terrific job matching quotes to their recipients.

Have a great weekend.

Elana Johnson said...

Fantastic! Thank you for thinking of me. Your kindness is king. Have a great holiday weekend.

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

That Aesop dude has it down.

Paul Joseph said...

Thanks for including me, Matt. That is perfect. As always, these are some great quotes.

Laura Marcella said...

Ikemoto's quote is so cute! I love how literal kids are! Life would be a lot less worrisome if we stayed that way instead of throwing in all the pretense and underlying hints and sarcasm that adults do, LoL. :)

Bethany Elizabeth said...

That one for Elana fits her so perfectly! :) Great quotes

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Just lovely, Matt. Picked some inspiring quotes...

Cynthia Lee said...

Thanks for the cool quotes, buddy.

M Pax said...

What a great week of posts.

Carrie said...

Nice quotes. I like the one about drawing.

Liza said...

Each of these touched me deep. It is a sign of who you are...that you can choose so wisely, choose so well...and I'm new to reading you. Impressive. And, thank you.

Bryce Daniels said...

Children. Philosophers--in-training. If we would just leave them alone to do their thing.

Have a great holiday, Matt. And everybody.

Healthy nouns and verbs to all.

Jemi Fraser said...

Love these! Great quotes and great people :)

ali said...

I love that you "give" them to people and how much that shows what you know of them. A true friend who's paid attention. Love that easily as much as I love the quotes, which are great. :)

Lynda R Young said...

I love the Aesop quote

Bish Denham said...

I love these quotes, Matt, and that you've personalize some of them.

Have a wonderful 4th!