Jim Harrison on Infirmities

Our cures are interesting. Our infirmities aren’t. Everyone knows about infirmities.

~ Conversations with Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison on Therapists

…the trouble is, as many will admit, only one therapist out of a thousand is any good.

~ Conversations with Jim Harrison

Seneca on Misery

“A man is as miserable as he thinks he is.”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Malady

“It matters little whether you lay a sick man on a wooden or on a golden bed, for whithersoever he be moved he will carry his malady with him; so one need not care whether the diseased mind is bestowed upon riches or upon poverty. His malady goes with the man.”

~ Seneca

Aristotle on Suffering

“Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.”

~ Aristotle

Hunter Thompson on Ideas

“On some days you have good ideas and on some days you have bad ones. The trick is knowing the difference. Instantly.”

~ Hunter Thompson

Buddha on Action

“An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Health

“To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Straying Thoughts

“As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.”

~ Buddha

Noel Coward on Gossip

“Work hard, do the best you can, don’t lose faith in yourself and take no notice of what other people say about you.”

~ Noel Coward

Dalai Lama on Patience

“There is no fortitude like patience, just as there is no destructive emotion worse than hatred. Therefore, practice patience and tolerance.”

~ Dalai Lama

Buddha on Evil

“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”

~ Buddha

Buddha on Thoughts

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”

~ Buddha

Robyn Hitchcock on the Mind

“Our natures are determined by the voices in our heads: mean whispers make mean people – the good are shaped by kindly mantras.”

~ Robyn Hitchcock