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Beatrice Wood Quotes

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I was in a convent for a year.
- Beatrice Wood

Over and over I'm on the point of giving it up.
- Beatrice Wood

Certainly I was relatively a refined person.
No way a tramp.
- Beatrice Wood

Yes, because when you're in love, you are shy.
- Beatrice Wood

 

Here in America we're doing the most wonderful crafts.
- Beatrice Wood

But, you see, the theatre is not always art in America.
- Beatrice Wood

I happen to believe that there is an afterlife.
- Beatrice Wood

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I don't like to sell my finest pieces.
- Beatrice Wood

Sex is energy.
- Beatrice Wood

My life is full of mistakes.
They're like pebbles that make a good road.
- Beatrice Wood

But you can't realize, you can't know what another person goes through.
- Beatrice Wood

And then a great thing in my life was going to India.
- Beatrice Wood

Well, I don't go out much socially.
I don't enjoy going out.
- Beatrice Wood

You see, I was never stage-struck the way most girls were.
- Beatrice Wood

I'm not too interested in books about India.
- Beatrice Wood

A rich poet from Harvard has no sense in his mind,
except the aesthetic.
- Beatrice Wood

And I think maybe all women, if they just had a chance,
would be romantic and believe in love and not sex.
And men believe in sex and not love.
- Beatrice Wood

You know, acting is very fascinating.
But being an actress is not, because you become so
concentrated on yourself.
- Beatrice Wood

The second time I was there I met Marcel Duchamp,
and we immediately fell for each other.
Which doesn't mean a thing because I think anybody
who met Marcel fell for him.
- Beatrice Wood

First of all, I'd like to say here the fact that I'm
not naturally a craftsman has made me work very hard.
- Beatrice Wood

You know, God, the power that makes life,
whatever it is, had just to make two things,
masculine and feminine, for all this mischief.
And made them so there is this entirely different point
of view about love and sex.
- Beatrice Wood

And several galleries - two had asked me and I said no,
because I didn't want to leave things on consignment.
- Beatrice Wood

There's so much more to life than that,
though I think that acting is fascinating because you
can forget your own sorrow as you act and become somebody else.
- Beatrice Wood

And then, of course, most potters, they go in for earth
tones and subdued things,
and I like color.
- Beatrice Wood

And I have exposed myself to art so that my work has
something beyond just the usual potter.
- Beatrice Wood

But I was very, very unhappy because my mother was
very charming and generous,
but to me, very dominating.
- Beatrice Wood

We were kept at work, and permitted to speak with each
other only on such subjects as related to the Convent,
and all in the hearing of the old nuns who sat by us.
- Maria Monk

Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish
for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
- Ambrose Bierce

That's the great thing about entering a convent:
There are things that you simply can't do,
so you don't have to worry about them.
- Lars von Trier

And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community
is so intent on building bridges,
then they should voluntarily move the mosque away from
ground zero and move it whether it's uptown or somewhere else,
but move it away from that area, the same as the pope
directed the Carmelite nuns to move a convent away from Auschwitz.
- Peter King

Before I took the veil, I was ornamented for the ceremony,
and was clothed in a rich dress belonging to the Convent,
which was used on such occasions; and placed not far
from the altar in the chapel,
in the view of a number of spectators who had assembled,
perhaps about forty.
- Maria Monk

So far as I know, there were no pains taken to preserve secrecy on this subject;
that is,
I saw no attempt made to keep any of the inmates of
the Convent in ignorance of the murder of children.
- Maria Monk

She gave me another piece of information which excited other feelings in me,
scarcely less dreadful.
Infants were sometimes born in the convent;
but they were always baptized and immediately strangled!
- Maria Monk

After I left the convent, for 15 years I was worn out with religion,
I wanted nothing whatever to do with it.
I felt disgusted with it.
If I saw someone reading a religious book on a train,
I'd think, how awful.
- Karen Armstrong

My mother had been educated at a convent,
and she had been converted to communism by my father
during Stalin's most rampant period,
at the beginning of the 1930s.
So she had two gods, God in heaven and god on earth.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free
and realizing you were the prisoner!
- Max Lucado

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Begin each day as if it were on purpose.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future -
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

Follow your bliss and doors will open
where there were no doors before.
- Joseph Campbell

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who were you before you put yourself last.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The marvelous richness of human experience
would lose something of rewarding joy
if there were no limitations to overcome.
The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful
if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
- Helen Keller

We should live our lives as though
Christ were coming this afternoon.
- Jimmy Carter

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free
and there was nothing to break the light of the sun.
I was born where there were no enclosures.
- Geronimo

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Win as if you were used to it,
lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be;
and if it were so, it would be;
but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.
- Lewis Carroll

What If Every Day Were Your Day -
Celebrate Whimsey Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

"I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh.
"I wish I were there to be doing it, too."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda


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