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The movie Raising Arizona is packed with memorables. A personal favorite is the scene were Gale (John Goodman) and Evelle (William Forsythe) attempt a bank robbery.

Gale: All right, ya hayseeds, it's a stick-up! Everybody freeze! Everybody down on the ground!
Old man: Well, which is it, young feller? You want I should freeze or get down on the ground? Mean to say, if'n I freeze, I can't rightly drop. And if'n I drop, I'm a-gonna be in motion. You see...
Gale: Shut up!
Old Man: Okay then.
Gale: Everybody down on the ground!
Evelle: Y'all can just forget that part about freezin' now.
Gale: Better still to get down there.
Evelle: Yeah, y'all hear that, don't ya?
[Everybody lays down. Gale looks at the now-empty teller windows]
Gale: Shit! Where'd all the tellers go?
Teller's voices: We're down here, sir.

 
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"All the best people are."
 
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"I would rather have questions that cannot be answered, than answers that cannot be questioned"  -  Richard Feynman
 
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“Happiness is not something ready made.
It comes from your own actions.
Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive,
I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it.”
―The Dalai Lama



“The root of joy is gratefulness…
It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful."
―Brother David Steindl-Rast.
 
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Do small things with great love. ... Mother Theresa
 
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A seed grows with no sound, but a tree falls with a huge noise. Destruction has noise, but creation is quiet. This is the power of silence. Grow silent.        -Confucius
 
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When I rise up
let me rise up joyful
like a bird.
When I fall
let me fall without regret
like a leaf.
~ Wendell Berry
 
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“Although we humans cut nature up in different ways, and we have different courses in different departments, such compartmentalization is really artificial… The imagination of nature is far, far greater than the imagination of man.” ~Richard Feynman

"You can recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity. When you get it right, it is obvious that it is right—at least if you have any experience—because usually what happens is that more comes out than goes in…" -Richard Feynman

...and more...he's a very worthwhile read https://creativesystemsthinking.wordpress.com/2015/05/16/the-imagination-of-nature-richard-feynman/?fbclid=IwAR3Kw9K46Cfn_rY194tXBIUCz1hOB5MbTrBqvX7Pqd3pw1sPS5mSbdDhpl0
 
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"A person who has never made a mistake, never has tried something new" Albert  Einstein.
 
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William wondered why he always disliked people who said "no offense meant". Maybe it was because they found it easier to say "no offense meant" than to actually refrain from giving offense.
-Terry Pratchett, The Truth
 
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The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. ~Benjamin Disraeli
 
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“The thing the ecologically illiterate don't realize about an ecosystem is that it's a system. A system! A system maintains a certain fluid stability that can be destroyed by a misstep in just one niche. A system has order, flowing from point to point. If something dams that flow, order collapses. The untrained might miss that collapse until it was too late. That's why the highest function of ecology is the understanding of consequences.” ― Frank Herbert,
 
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May those from under our feet
breathe the warmth of community unto us
so that the peace we seek
mounts our bodies and sits on the chairs of our hearts,
sprinkling love and joy around us all.

-Prayer of the African Medicine Man
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