Archive for quotes

Dusting off our souls

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2013 by allisonlabine

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso

Louvre Museum
Paris, France

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Photo: Allison LaBine

Perseverance

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2012 by allisonlabine

 

Our greatest glory lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius

 

Photo by Allison LaBine

 

Sigh

Posted in Photography with tags , , , on March 14, 2012 by allisonlabine

‎”A woman can say more in a sigh than a man can say in a sermon.”  – Arnold Haultain

Image by Allison LaBine; Vero Beach, Florida

Embrace

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2012 by allisonlabine

“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”

-Albert Einstein

Image by Allison LaBine; Long Island, New York

Reflection and action

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2012 by allisonlabine

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” – Peter Drucker

Image by Allison LaBine; Venice, Italy

Love

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2012 by allisonlabine

Love transcends all barriers and limits. Sometimes the hand that reaches to comfort us does not resemble our own.

-Allison LaBine

Image gratefully borrowed from unknown.

Strength

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , on January 19, 2012 by allisonlabine

Build roots from your heart and stand your ground.  Everything else is just a matter of time.

– Allison LaBine

Image by Allison LaBine

Take my hand

Posted in Inspiration, Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2012 by allisonlabine

I will be strong, and
I will be weak.

The wind will bend me,
Shape me,
Break me.

The sun will burn and
Sometimes blaze.

And the rain will never fail
To fall.

But I will stand.
I will get back up.
I will keep my head held high.

But not so high,
I miss your hand,
Reaching out to take mine.

-Allison LaBine

Image & words by Allison LaBine

Reach. Never stop reaching.

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , on January 10, 2012 by allisonlabine

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Image by Allison LaBine

Profound answer to the question – Who am I?

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2012 by allisonlabine

“I am not my memories.  I am my dreams.”  – Terry Hostetler

Image by Allison LaBine