"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."
"I am your friend and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing I can give you which you have not got, But there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, you can take. No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in today. Take heaven! No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present little instant. Take peace! The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy.” -- Fra Giovanni Giocondo
“Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” -- Carl Sandburg