Bite-sized Wisdom: Holmes

This playwright/composer/singer-songwriter speaks on life’s daily adventures. Hope you have a few this weekend!

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“For me, the most memorable adventures are still the perils that we face daily in life and love, from the mundane to the meaningful. Where the comedy is often at our own expense, but where the drama, even if painful, reminds us that we are living and feeling here in the real time, with the ever-recurring possibility that this latest chapter will end with new understanding, hope and perhaps even happiness.”

– Rupert Holmes

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Saint Exupery

Why resist change when it could promise some of the best new moments for you? Here’s to always coming to know ourselves better.

“A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.”

– Antoine de Saint Exupery

 

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Ailey

The next time you’re feeling blocked, remember that you are on your own side. You have created, you will create again. The key is love for what you’re doing.

“The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off; it’s with you all the time.”

-Alvin Ailey

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Copland

Music is the great uniter, bringing together people and cultures in a language all its own. What musical favorites from other countries have you discovered and fallen in love with as of late?

“So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.”

-Aaron Copland

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Tharp

Whatever you’ve been through, whatever your story may be, know that giving up only hurts you. But believing? Oh, that’s where the good stuff happens friend.

“Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.”

– Twyla Tharp

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Bite-sized Wisdom: McKellen

There’s always more than meets the eye. Don’t be afraid to redefine yourself and find out if another role suits you better:

“Try and understand what part you have to play in the world in which you live. There’s more to life than you know and it’s all happening out there. Discover what part you can play and then go for it.”

-Ian McKellen

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Gershwin

Don’t let sour notes ruin the song. Use them to make something better:

“Life is a lot like jazz… it’s best when you improvise. ”
– George Gershwin

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Hayes

Forget the need to always correct your story to suit you best.  Would you rather be right or would you rather be happy?

“The story of a love is not important-what is important is that one is capable of love.
It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.” 

– Helen Hayes

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Bite-sized Wisdom: Miranda

This dude’s attitude is one worth emulating. Great things are possible if you think you deserve them and have the drive to make them happen. From the writer of In the Heights: 

“Every day has the potential to be the best day of your life”

― Lin-Manuel Miranda

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