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TOTD 09 Oct 2001

We must resist the popular tendency to think of transcendence as an upward and outward escape from the realities of self and world. Instead, transcendence is a breaking-in, a breathing of the Spirit of love into the heart of our existence, a literal in-spiration that allows us to regard ourselves and our world with more trust and hope than ever before.

-Parker J. Palmer

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

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todfox
Oct. 9th, 2001 02:51 pm (UTC)
I love both these quotes. The first one certainly matches my own experiences with transcendence.
kmo
Oct. 9th, 2001 05:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback, Kit.
It means a lot to me.
eschaton2012
Oct. 10th, 2001 10:02 am (UTC)
Man... you make the coolest banners!
kmo
Oct. 10th, 2001 12:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
:)
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