Inspire
Your Senses

An evolving collection of life-affirming quotes to fuel your creative states and awaken your sense of possibility.

"Only out of acceptance of the world's terrible pain and its wonderful possibilities can you anchor your vision... anguish is the force through which the world can come closer to being all that it can be."

~ Donella Meadows

human

“On spacecraft earth, there are no passengers. We are all crew. We are not consumers but creators. If we take our mission seriously, there's a whole new world to be explored.”

~ Marshall McLuhan

thoughtful

"To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few."

~ Emily Dickenson

joyous

"Humans are not either thinking machines or feeling machines, but rather feeling machines that think."

~ Antonio Damasio

human

"We are living in times that came about from dreams of people before us. The world to come has everything to do with the dreams we are dreaming now."

~ Manoj Fenelon

thoughtful

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality...build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

~ Buckminster Fuller

thoughtful

“To live with hope in times that reward cynicism and, in many ways, call for cynicism, I think, is a tremendous act of courage and resistance.”

~ Maria Popova

joyous

"Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father."

~ Roger von Oech

playful

"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing."

~ Arundhati Roy

wondrous

"When enough people raise play to the status it deserves in our lives, we will find the world a better place."

~ Stuart Brown

playful

"All things change according to the state we are in. Nothing is fixed."

~ Robert Henri

thoughtful

"The 20th century was all about big changes in the outer world; the 21st century is about big changes in our inner worlds."

~ Douglas Coupland

authentic

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