Walt Whitman Quotes

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Happiness, not in another place but this place . . . not for another hour, but this hour.

I dream in my dreams all the dreams of the other dreamers.  And I become the other dreamers.

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was one of America’s most influential poets.  His writing prowess was not only evident in his poems, but also in his work as a journalist and essayist.

Jeff Bridges Quotes

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Memories are not just about the past.  They determine our future.

I kept dreaming of a world I thought I’d never see, and then . . . one day . . . I got in!

Jeff Bridges (born 1949) is an American film actor who has the ability to play a variety of roles.  His work has been rewarded with one Academy Award (a total of seven nominations) as well as two Golden Globes.

Nighttime Stardust

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Night after night

Scanning heavens above

Each constellation

Sharing Creator’s love

 

Crossing each bridge

Destination ahead

Chasing every star

Father tucks into bed

 

Hours fill with dreams

Flowing always downstream

Nighttime sky lights up

Flying on stardust beams

 

Sleeping soundly

Night returning from flight

Waking to sunrise

Goodbye for now moonlight

 

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William Faulkner Quotes

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Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.  Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.  Try to be better than yourself.

No man can cause more grief than that one clinging blindly to the vices of his ancestors.

William Faulkner (1897-1962) was an American writer of novels and short stories.  Much of his writing is set in the state of Mississippi where he lived most of his entire life.  His writings were highly recognized as he received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1949 as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1955 and 1963.

Coming Ashore

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Sailing stormy seas

Harbor welcomes home

 

Each victory won

Drifting back ashore

 

Future never waits

Grasping dreams today

 

Breathing youthful pride

Joy running ashore

 

Dropping life’s anchor

Haven’s quiet place

 

Yesterday’s wishes

Bringing each ashore

 

Recalling each step

Gifts for tomorrow

 

Fading memories

Past stepping ashore

 

Love shining brightly

Embracing new life

 

Fulfilling journey

Life coming ashore

 

Maturing spirit

Quest’s uplifting star

 

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Voyage Home

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Sailing planet’s seven seas

Searching for home, life be free

 

Scouting horizon’s distance

Globetrotting with persistence

 

Navigating stormy seas

Crossing without gentle breeze

 

Tasting bitterness each day

Observing clouds, gloomy gray

 

Spending endless hours at sea

Scouting for home’s hidden key

 

Fleeing long-forgotten goals

Looking out one more porthole

 

Haunting, longest nights at sea

Racing in sailing’s grand prix

 

Losing track of endless time

Enduring life’s wintertime

 

Dreaming of home, never free

Waking up, always at sea

 

Knowing this quest just might end

Finding home, let’s not pretend

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Howard Thurman Quotes

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Keep alive the dream; for as long as a man has a dream in his heart, he cannot lose the significance of living.

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.  Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that.

Howard Thurman (1899-1981) was a American author, theologian, and civil rights leader.  His writings mentored many leaders in the civil rights movement, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Treasured Moments (Haiku Series #189)

Visualizing

Midnight sky awakes

Milky Way explodes with dreams—

Hang on to each star

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Trusting

Remaining patient

Sometimes life comes full circle—

Second chance arrives

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Overcoming

Trapped in harsh desert

Mountain of perseverance—

Thirst finally quenched

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Sharing Her Treasures (Haiku Series #188)

Standing Still

Beauty without words

Stirring each silent chorus—

Morning’s sunrise beams

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Patiently Waiting

Chilly summer night

Hint of early autumn dreams—

Calendar page turns

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Timeless Themes

Woven together

Composing her melodies—

Harmony praising

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Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was a former first lady of the United States during her husband’s tenure as President (1933-1945).  Her life was filled with many accomplishments and pursuits outside of her political involvement with her husband:  diplomat (United Nations) and activist (human rights).