For Three, It’s a Toteable, Notable, Quotable

Many thanks to Faradays Candle for affording me the opportunity to dig deeper and find those meaningful nuggets of truth, in places I had not remembered.

This challenge of 3 quotes for 3 days was something I needed to do.
Guidance for this challenge is simple:

Post three different quotes on 3 consecutive days. They can be from any source, or your own. All three quotes can be of a similar theme (Faradays Candle  chose  science) or  can  all be completely different/unrelated.

Of course, to share this fun with others, and give them the chance to join in, you nominate 3 people for the challenge.

But first, my quotes.

Day 3:

For Three, It’s a Toteable, Notable, Quotable, I finish this challenge with some very special quotes.

1. On this sad day, when in 1980, John Lennon was assasinated, among so many excellent things he brought to us musically, I feel this personifies, at least, in part, who he was, and who he hoped all of us could be.

“All we are saying, is give peace a chance.”

This is a song written by John Lennon (originally credited Lennon–McCartney).

2. “Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what s/he really is.”

by Jim Morrison of The Doors

3. Last evening we finished watching Babylon 5, the series, and its sequel movies which we both loved. Perhaps the most changed character in the series, from my point of view, was G’Kar. He became the best of himself, and created what was called The Declaration of Principles. These words convey beautifully what I feel is true in life.

I’m going outside the box here and giving two quotes from this most inspiring character. The first is the above mentioned Declaration of Principles.

G’Kar’s  Declaration Of  Principles

“The universe speaks in many languages but only one voice. The langage is not Narn or human or Centauri or Gaim or Minbari. It speaks in the language of hope. It speaks in the language of trust. It speaks in the language of strength and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors speaking through us. And the voice of our inheritors waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: “We are one.” No matter the blood, no matter the skin, no matter the world, no matter the star: we are one. No matter the pain, no matter the darkness, no matter the loss, no matter the fear: we are one. Here gathered together in common cause we agree to recognize this singular truth and this singular rule: that we must be kind to one another.  Because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost, diminishes us. We are the voice of the universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one.”

This second quote is more endearing, as you will see in the accompanying video.

“All of life can be broken down into moments of transition, or moments of revelation. G’quan wrote, there is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the Soul that has lost its way.

The war we fight is not against powers and principalities. It is against Chaos, and despair. Greater than the death of flesh, is the death of hope; the death of dreams. Against this peril, we can never surrender. The future is all around us waiting in moments of transition to be born in moments of revelation. Noone knows the shape of their future, or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain. I’m leaving this message for you because it appears I must leave sooner than I had intended. I would have preferred to say this in person. But since I cannot, let me say it here.

We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away. My reigns have come and gone. Everything out there has only one purpose; to distract us from ourselves, from what is truly important. But there are no distractions in here. You can learn much from silence.

Our thoughts form the universe. They always matter. And I am both terrified, and reassured  to know that there are still wonders in the Universe; that we have not yet explained everything.

I believe that when we leave a place part of it goes with us, and part of us remains. Go anywhere in the station when it is quiet and just listen. After a while you will hear the echoes of all our conversations, every thought and word we’ve exchanged. Long after we are gone our voices will linger in these walls, for as long as this place remains. But I will admit, that the part of me that is going will very much miss the part of you that is staying.”


Passing the baton to these most excellent bloggers:

A Pre-published Indie Author

A Momma’s View

K.L. Allendoerfer over at A Thousand Finds

Guidance for this challenge is above, and the fun is up ahead on this