Kimmy Sophia Brown

A Parliament of Quotes

This section came from The Significato Journal, which was a joint effort between my husband, Peter, and me. The content is too good to abandon, so we've brought it over to my website. I may or may not update it. We'll see!

The Universe as an Infinite Storm of Beauty
~ An essay by Maria Popova of "Brain Pickings", about John Muir, and our connection to all things in the universe. ~
“I… a universe of atoms… an atom in the universe,” the Nobel-winning physicist Richard Feynman wrote in his lovely prose poem about evolution... more
Shout Out to Fiona Ritchie, Quiet Ambassador of Celtic Music
“It is very clear that Fiona is not interested in celebrity status, but is motivated by her love of Celtic music and a desire to share these treasures with people who don’t know about them.” Creative Scotland
For over thirty years Fiona Ritchie has been hosting her wonderful public radio show, "The Thistle and Shamrock". Her love for celtic music has taken her all over the world... more
Martin Prechtel - Causing the Holy in Nature to Succeed
~ Author, shamanic practitioner, and teacher, Martin Prechtel, shares his beautiful heart ~
"Just like Indigenous thought the world over, which having no priority for human success, knows that humans are here to give the juice of their unique beauty and grief to cause the Holy in Nature to succeed. . ." more
Katherine Mansfield-The Mind I Love
~The prolific author was born in New Zealand in 1888 but moved to England where she did her best work.
“The mind I love must have wild places, more
Gerald May - The Process of Prayer
~ A quote from Shalem News, Winter, 1984
"Sometimes, instead of praying, I find myself thinking about praying; evaluating how I’m praying, figuring out what is proper or most effective." more
Charles Eisenstein: The American Dream betrayed . . .
~ One of the brightest, clearest, most intelligent, loving and insightful people currently on the planet ~
“No one deserves to live in a world built upon the degradation of human beings, forests, waters, and the rest of our living planet.” more
Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe
How a friendship between two women helped the cause of Civil Rights
“I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt … she personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately... more
Mechthild of Magdeburg - A Wondrous Place Where We Speak of Love
~ Visionary writing from a 13th Century Mystic ~
“That prayer has great power which a person makes with all his might. It makes a sour heart sweet, a sad heart merry, a poor heart rich, a foolish heart wise, a timid heart brave, a sick heart well, a blind heart full of sight, a cold heart ardent... more
Maxim Gorky The Power of Art - Maxim Gorky
A short story writer and novelist, known for his sympathetic accounts of tramps, criminals and peasants, in pre and post Communist Russia.
Born March 16, 1868 - Died June 14, 1936
The good qualities in our soul are most successfully and forcefully awakened by the power of art. more
Thomas Merton Thomas Merton - The Rush and Pressure of Modern Life
“There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence to which the idealist most easily succumbs: activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence.” more