Stun the world with your strokes

“One tree is like another tree, but not too much. One tulip is like the next tulip, but not altogether. More or less like people—a general outline, then the stunning individual strokes.” (Mary Oliver)

The magic of beginnings

“There is something magical about beginnings, about the challenges that come with territory not yet conquered, about being the underdog. I think I’d far rather stand at the beginning of something, looking up, rather than at a summit, looking down.” (Jo Malone)

Seek illumination

“Information will never replace illumination.” (Susan Sontag)