Posts filed under ‘inspiration’

Ideals to light the world

“As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience’s sake. And so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more.”

from President Barack Obama’s inauguration speech | Reuters

January 20, 2009 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

Be yourself

Advice to sink in slowly is a series of posters designed by recent and established graduates of University College Falmouth for the purpose of passing on advice and inspiration to first year students.
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An advice to sink in slowly poster by Jane Laurie

March 28, 2008 at 11:50 am 1 comment


“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

-J.M. Barrie

November 27, 2007 at 2:30 pm Leave a comment


“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.”

-Pablo Picasso

November 7, 2007 at 12:44 pm 1 comment

Rapt in awe

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”

-Albert Einstein

October 3, 2007 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

Free Hugs

September 30, 2007 at 8:57 am Leave a comment

Kinetic sculptor

Scientist-turned-artist Theo Jansen has crafted ‘animari’ that walk on the wind. Check out this amazing short clip.

“The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds.”

-Theo Jansen

July 19, 2007 at 8:13 am 2 comments

Each of us has a voice

Grace at The 13 Graces has posted about an extraordinary man and his cross-country ‘walk to end the wars’. I hope you’ll take a moment to visit her site and read about Bill McDannell and his journey.

June 21, 2007 at 11:40 am 2 comments


“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

-Lewis Carroll

June 15, 2007 at 6:50 am 4 comments

Iced Mocha

Celebrating life, knowledge, laughter, inspiration, and goodwill.


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