Thursday, December 22, 2011

Quotes for a Quantum New Year

"Storyteller" by Lorraine Capparell
"God needs us as much as we need God.  We need God because we are God's stories.  God needs us because we are God's way to make new kinds of stories."

David R. Loy, "The World is Made of Stories

 People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons.
 From within. ”

Ursula K. Le Guin

"Progress might have been alright once upon a time, but it has gone on for too long."

---Ogden Nash

"Stories are not abstractions from life but how we engage with it.  We make stories and those stories make us human.  We awaken into stories as we awaken into language, which is there before and after us.  The question is not so much "What do I learn from stories" as "What stories do I want to live?"   Insofar as I'm non-dual with my narratives, that question is just as much, "What stories want to come to life through me?"

David R. Loy, "The World is Made of Stories"

"As you read a book word by word and page by page, you participate in its creation, just as a cellist playing a Bach suite participates, note by note, in the creation, the coming-to-be, the existence, of the music. And, as you read and re-read, the book of course participates in the creation of you, your thoughts and feelings, the size and temper of your soul.”

Ursula K. Le Guin

"With every passing hour our solar system comes 43 thousand miles closer to Globular Cluster M13 in the Constellation of Hercules, and still there are some misfits who continue to insist that there is no such thing as progress."

---Ransom K. Ferm

"What's a day without a good rationalization?"

---Fred (Bartender at the Crystal Korner Bar, Madison, Wisconsin)

copyright, The Global Art Project

"Our job was not to just re-tell the ancient  myths, but to re-invent them for today.  Artists are the myth makers."

Katherine Josten, The Global Art Project

 "Tse Che Nako, Thought-Woman
  The Spider
  is sitting in Her room now
  thinking up a good story.
  I'm telling you the story
  She is thinking."

Keresan Pueblo Proverb


Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Someday, Lauren, we need to meet in Santa Fe and go have a beer and talk.Better yet, let's meet @ Stonehenge.

Beautiful quote, gorgeous illustrations. I hope you muse in shadowing you 24/7. What comes next from your creativity will be spellbinding, of that I'm sure.
- Trish

Lauren Raine said...

I'd love to have that beer! One day soon....... and thank you again for your kind words. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.