quotes for safe keeping

i'm cleaning up a few things around the house, and taking down a quote board that i need to get rid of.  but i want to save the quotes, so here they are:

I believe that we learn by practice.  Weather it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing, or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same.  In each, it is the performance of a dedicated, precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which come shape of achievement, the sense of one's being, the satisfaction of spirit.  One becomes in some area an athlete of God.  Practice means to perform over and over again, in the face of all obstacles, of act of vision, of fait, of desire.
 --Martha Graham

What we call a beginning is often the end
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

--T.S. Eliot

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened.  Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading.  Take down a musical instrument.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
--Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks

Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.
--Howard Zinn

It may be that when we no longer know what to do
we have come to our real work,

and that when we no longer know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.

The mind that is not baffled is not employed.

The impeded stream is the one that sings.
--Wendell Berry

To live in this world

you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal; 
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and when the time comes to let it go, 
to let it go.

--Mary Oliver

Who is the authentic seeker, but someone who has understood that there is nothing to do but practice?  Enthusiastic or discouraged, he or she continues, no matter what.
--Lee Lozowick

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