May 30, 2010

Zen Quotes

We take refuge in pride because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves.
- Kakuzo Okakura

"This is my child, this is my wealth": such thoughts are the preoccupations of fools. If we are unable to own even ourselves, why make such claims?
- Buddha

When facing a single tree, if you look at a single one of its red leaves, you will not see all the others. When the eye is not set on one leaf, and you face the tree with nothing at all in mind, any number of leaves are visible to the eye without limit. But if a single leaf holds the eye, it will be as if the remaining leaves were not there.
- Takuan Soto

Apr 11, 2010

The Love Quotes Chronicles

Those who love deeply never grow old.
- Anonymous
The close I'm bound in love to you, 
the closer I am to free.  
- Robert G. Ingersoll

“In the arithmetic of love, 

one plus one equals everything, 
and two minus one equals nothing.”  
- Mignon McLaughlin

“Love and marriage, 

love and marriage go together 
like a horse and carriage. 
Dad was told by mother. 
You can’t have one without the other.”  
- Sammy Cahn