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!

Eudora Welty Listening for Stories – Eudora Welty
“Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. I suppose it’s an early form of participation in what goes on." more
Nelson Mandela - From Prison to President
“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.” more
When will our consciences grow tender?
~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~
“When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?” more
The Spiritual is not the Religious
~ Rachel Naomi Remen, MD ~
"Religion is a bridge to the spiritual, but the spiritual lies beyond religion.”
Rachel Naomi Remen MD more
The Threshold of Your Mind
~ Khalil Gibran ~
"The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind." more
Courage is the Foundation of Virtue
~ Maya Angelou ~
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. more
Cultivating Forgiveness
Softens Our Life
~ from Stephen Levine's book
"Healing Into Life and Death" ~
“Cultivating forgiveness daily softens our life." more
Alfred Hitchcock's
Most Important Film Making Advice
"The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder." more
Dr. Albert Schweitzer's Humanitarian Attitude
"But the time will come when inhumanity protected by custom and thoughtlessness will succumb before humanity championed by thought. Let us work that this time may come. A man is ethical only when life is sacred to him, that of animals as well as that of his fellow man, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help."

Dr Albert Schweitzer: Physician, Missionary, Theologian and Nobel Laureate for Peace in 1952 more
The True Human
Can Tune to the Voice of the River
~ From the book, "Return of the Bird Tribes", by Ken Carey ~
The true human can tune to the voice of the river and give it expression. The true human can tune to the voice of the wind and speak the words that the wind cannot speak without a human tongue. more