Dunno if this counts as a motto, but I still like it: “Duma Luma!” From a private cartoon to me, evolving into an earlier incarnation of my novel Subway Visions. Here are ten more.
- “I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free” – Nikos Kazantzakis, “Japan, China,” 1963
- “Abide in me”– Jesus of Nazareth
- “Jesus is the unseen guest in this house” – as inscribed over a Quaker family’s doorway in Belmont County, Ohio, followed by, “He listens to every conversation.”
- “The closer we get to our hopes, the closer we get to our fears” – artist Lita Albuquerque
- “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for mankind” – Horace Mann
- “Mind the Light” – old Quaker counsel
- “I make dreams … I don’t see clothes, I see the world” – Ralph Lauren
- “Everyone wants to reach for something a little higher. … Part of Ralph’s genius is he understood life’s aspirational” – Michael Gould, Bloomingdale’s buyer
- “Randomness invites the universe to speak” – James Bartolino
- “You better be good to toads,” Cassia in What’s Left
We’re all ears for any you might want to share.