• PLAYBOY: "What is the Eighties' dream to you, John?"
  • LENNON: Produce your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It's quite possible to do anything, but not to put it on the leaders and the parking meters. Don't expect Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan or John Lennon or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and do it for you. You have to do it yourself. That's what the great masters and mistresses have been saying ever since time began. They can point the way, leave signposts and little instructions in various books that are now called holy and worshiped for the cover of the book and not for what it says, but the instructions are all there for all to see, have always been and always will be. There's nothing new under the sun. All the roads lead to Rome. And people cannot provide it for you. I can't wake you up. You can wake you up. I can't cure you. You can cure you."
  • PLAYBOY: "What is it that keeps people from accepting that message?"
  • LENNON: "It's fear of the unknown. The unknown is what it is. And to be frightened of it is what sends everybody scurrying around chasing dreams, illusions, wars, peace, love, hate, all that... it's all illusion. Unknown is what what it is. Accept that it's unknown and it's plain sailing. Everything is unknown... then you're ahead of the game.

"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success."

Swami Sivananda

"The only way to communicate is to understand what it is like not to understand. It is at that moment that you can make something understandable."

Richard Saul Wurman, creator of the TEDtalks

explore-blog:

Truth from Goethe, from a 1931 educational catalog – a kind of vintage version of the Live Now spirit.

explore-blog:

Truth from Goethe, from a 1931 educational catalog – a kind of vintage version of the Live Now spirit.

"Live as if you were already living for a second time and as if you had made the mistake you are about to make now."

Viktor Frankl

"Believe in a limitless ability to evolve, change and learn."

Julia Goldin

excelsior

Latin for “ever upward”

Dear Abby

One woman asked Dear Abby on whether she was too old to go back to school, as she would be 40 when she received her undergraduate degree.

Dear Abby responded: How old will you be in four years if you don’t get your degree? You are going to be 40 anyway – with or without your degree.