Share Favorite Quote

I thought we could share our favorite quotes - for fun and maybe to discover something new?

Here is mine:

Robert M. Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

“To the untrained eye ego-climbing and selfless climbing may appear identical. Both kinds of climbers place one foot in front of the other. Both breathe in and out at the same rate. Both stop when tired. Both go forward when rested. But what a difference! The ego-climber is like an instrument that’s out of adjustment. He puts his foot down an instant too soon or too late. He’s likely to miss a beautiful passage of sunlight through the trees. He goes on when the sloppiness of his step shows he’s tired. He rests at odd times. He looks up the trail trying to see what’s ahead even when he knows what’s ahead because he just looked a second before. He goes too fast or too slow for the conditions and when he talks his talk is forever about somewhere else, something else. He’s here but he’s not here. He rejects the here, he’s unhappy with it, wants to be farther up the trail but when he gets there will be just as unhappy because then it will be “here”. What he’s looking for, what he wants, is all around him, but he doesn’t want that because it is all around him. Every step’s an effort, both physically and spiritually, because he imagines his goal to be external and distant.”

What is yours?

Ben O’Hanlon:

“Leave the door open and they’ll join us when they’re ready.”

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Very nice quote! Thank you for sharing!

There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see. Leave the door open and they’ll join us when they’re ready.

It reminds me of “those who see when ready” + “plant the seed (idea) and be patient.”

Which reminds me of another concept: The greatest teachers make you think that you thought of it yourself.

Followed Ben O’Hanlon on twitter just now.