These are quotations that express my feelings or my attitude spot on.
Oh how many shining hearts with love have guided me.
And many I have met before in lands across the sea.
The Incredible String Band, When You Find Out Who You Are
On my travels I have had many brief encounters with people whom I shall never see again, but who went out of their way to help me. Many times the kindness of strangers has helped me along or evened my trail.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
People see me all the time and they just can't remember how to act.
Their minds are filled with big ideas, images and distorted facts.
Bob Dylan, Idiot Wind
Some people feel awkward when dealing with a blind person. Acting normally doesn't occur to them. Some have pretty crazy ideas about blindness or how a blind person lives or ought to live. Some even think they know better than a blind person themselves.
I hope you know a lot more than you're believeing.
Gram Parsons, A Song For You
You gotta make your own kind of music, sing your own special song.
Make your own kind of music, even if nobody else sings along.
Mama Cass, Make Your Own Kind Of Music
As Mama Cass says,
Just to do your thing is the hardest thing to do. So true, but I will not be a drone feeding on mainstream, so I'll do my thing and listen to her song to give me strength.
Once in a while you get shown the light
in the strangest of places if you look at it right.
The Grateful Dead, Scarlet Begonias
Besides Scarlet Begonias brilliantly capturing the feelings of anyone who has ever had to fancy a girl out of his league, this particular line is true of several occasions in my life. I might sit in a pub, on a bus or on a lonely beach. Suddenly something unexpected happens or someone says something which sets off a thought process and completely changes my perception of things.