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




For Two, It’s A Notable Quotable

Day two of  3 quotes for 3 days challenge from Faradays Candle is upon us and I have met the challenge again!
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 – Science, for instance, as our host has chosen –  or can all be completely different/unrelated.

Part two, The Naming of Cats Names, follows my three quotes.

Day 2: For Two, It’s a Notable Quotable

From the book by Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton:

1. Dr. Ian Malcolm: “God created dinosaurs. God destroyed dinosaurs. God created Man. Man destroyed God. Man created dinosaurs.”

Dr. Ellie Sattler: “Dinosaurs eat man…Woman inherits the earth.”

I loved the book and movie, and just couldn’t resist 🙂
2. “The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.” by Blaise Pascal

I’ve heard this quite many times over the years, and it still stands true for me.

3. Nether Lands by Dan Fogelberg

“Once in a vision
I came on some woods
And stood at a fork in the road
My choices were clear
Yet I froze with the fear
Of not knowing which way to go
One road was simple
Acceptance of life
The other road offered sweet peace
When I made my decision
My vision became my release.”

Again, with the music. But this song has always been very profound for me.
Passing the baton to these most excellent bloggers:

The Elusive Trope blog

Darren Scanlon who provides insight from The Pen and the Page

Musings of a Writer Wanna Be brought to us by Ishmusings

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

For One, It’s Quotable

Many thanks to the amazing explorers of the wonderful world of Science, over at Faraday’s Candle who have honored me with an invitation to this challenge.

The rules are 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 (the Faradays Candle gals chose science) or can all be completely different/unrelated.

Day 1

  1. “Existence is the unity of space and time.”

This nugget of truth comes from Mr. Quantum, right here at Quantum Hermit.

His explanation: If an object is in space, without time then it cannot exist. If an object is in time, without space, it cannot exist.

2. “Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience. Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self.”

by Sharon Salzberg, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation

3.  “If I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don’t know.”

This is a line from the song,  “Carry on My Wayward Son” by the music group, Kansas.


The final step is to nominate 3 people for the challenge.

From Spiritual Awakening blog I invite Karin Finger to join in, should it please her.

I invite the lovely Anna Cottage to join in the fun of this challenge.

Amy, at The World is a Book, sending you an invitation for this challenge, if you feel inspired to do so.

Words To Live By

So there you are, out there planning, maybe, or just going by the seat of your pants, but not really thinking about where you’ll end up, because we all know that the best laid plans of mice and men, (NOT THE QUOTE) do not always bring us to some yellow brick road.

It is a curious thing, or perhaps, more precisely, we are a curious species. We take the time to make meticulous outlines of what we hope to achieve, and spend years studying the ins and outs and the how-to’s of creating, or inventing or seeking to find the way to the pursuit of happiness – because, don’t we think that achieving will bring us that elusive butterfly?

Yet, in the end, the real thruth is, as simple as breathing.
We can’t predict, ever know with certainty how something, or anything we do will turn out. This is not a treatise on don’t bother to do anything. No, it is a recommendation regardless of the time and effort put in to something to simply accept, and then move on.

What is quite interesting is that all three of my quotes happen to come from movies, (or tv shows) or books which inspired movies. In this, my third installment of 3 Quote Challenge, my final saying is, once again from a movie, and also something I seek by which to live.

The movie is The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
It’s a cult film, but even those obscure, weird movies can bring us words which may change the way we think, and the way we are.

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.

So, here’s the low down on this:

The lovely Ka Malana of Fiesta Estrellas [] invited me to join a 3-Day Quote Challenge.

The challenge, should you choosed to accept it:

The rules of the road:

I – Post your favorite quotes or your own quotes for three (3) posts in a row.

II – Thank the person who nominated you.

III – Pass it on to three (3) other bloggers per quote, each time you post them.

IIIb – Or pass it to nine (9) bloggers if you choose to post all the quotes together, in the same post.

A Quote by any other name is still a quote

One of the most interesting things I’ve discovered is that sometimes what catches my attention is from that dark reality which is the other side of the coin where the light resides.

I’ve known I’m drawn to some oddly disturbing things – books (like Stephen King’s The Stand) or movies (Like I Am Legend – staring Will Smith), and tv shows (like the current, The Walking Dead, and the series which is the source of todays quote: Jeremiah). I could also have chosen quotes from Jurassic Park: The Lost World, by Michael Crichton, because the whole non-linear realm of chaos is exquisitely fascinating to me. But the specifics of those quotes are a bit longer, and complex for my memory banks. I know where they came from, but not the actual specific which when I read it the first time, blew me out of the water.

But the point is, I feel it is rather dangerous to ignore the darkness which dwells within each of us. By not ignore, I mean, to recognize and perhaps acknowledge it does exist, but like alcohol is to an alcoholic, it is greatly unwise to pay actual homage to it. Still, to pretend it does not exist is at the very least foolhardy.

I was born into a species whose history is beleagered by tragedy, grevious injustices against one another, and a rather unfortunate sense of invincibility, even in the light of eons of destructive behavior.

Thus, the quote I heard in an episode from this series speaks rather eloquently of this.

In this television series which begins fifteen years after what is referred to as The Big Death, in an episode the character, Marcus Alexander, expresses his feelings that we are our own worst enemy.  These words were so undeniably true, not just in the context of the show, but unfortunately in life as we know it now, today, in the real world. Unless something changes drastically from the way we are, these words will not just be a quote from some television series, but a truth about how, in fact, “we are the architects of own annihilation.”

I’d love to be able to show the conversation as it was in the show, but I could not find it on Youtube.

So, here’s the low down on this:

For the challenge, should you choose to accept it:

The rules of the road are:

I – Post your favorite quotes or your own quotes for three (3) posts in a row.

II – Thank the person who nominated you.

III – Pass it on to three (3) other bloggers per quote, each time you post them.

IIIb – Or pass it to nine (9) bloggers if you choose to post all the quotes together, in the same post.
Jane at  Janebasilblog
Julia at My Red page
Lori at The Rattling Bones

Again, I thank Ka Malana of Fiesta Estrellas for the opportunity to romp with others in the 3 Quote Challenge Zone.