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Postby ledgehammer » Sat May 11, 2013 5:39 pm

I am piecing together my book, and I am going to place quotes between the chapters,

has anyone got any quotes they wouldn't mind me using (credit will be given of course) ,

or famous quotes that relate to the metaphysical or the motivational angles, or perhaps something really really special,

I am going to use Douglas adams: "I love deadlines, I like the whooshhhing noise as they pass by"

and Einstein: "The important thing is to not stop questioning"

to give you an idea

I would really appreciate it :-)

Thanks

Tom

also I am in search of a proof reader and possible people to give me feedback, the book will be an e-book about consciousness, motivation and spirituality (an introduction if you will) and It will also be free for everyone eventually.
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Re: Quotes

Postby Ian Pegler » Sun May 12, 2013 5:53 am

I guess the important thing is that the quotes you use should reflect what each chapter is about
and what we are supposed to learn from each chapter.

Since we haven't read your book that's going to be difficult. Perhaps you should give us a few clues?

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Re: Quotes

Postby ledgehammer » Sun May 12, 2013 4:30 pm

Ian Pegler wrote:I guess the important thing is that the quotes you use should reflect what each chapter is about
and what we are supposed to learn from each chapter.

Since we haven't read your book that's going to be difficult. Perhaps you should give us a few clues?

Ian


Ian,

I was going to get the quotes then allocate them, there are 26 chapters! Could be quite tricky to get one for each of them. I am going to refine the chapters, i.e sub chapters as this is too many, but i wanted a quote for each one if possible, and some may have to be generic to achieve this.

I have a feeling i sent you a very early copy of the book a while back.

The list of contents is as follows:

Introduction

• The Meaning Of Life & excersize

• Perception & meditation excersize

• The Miracle of humans & Learning to love yourself excersize

• The World Around Us & Mindfulness Outside Excersize

• The Universe As One & Consciousness perceptual excersize

• Levels Of Consciousness & Out of body meditation Excersize

• The future Is In Your Hands

• Goal setting

• Becoming greater

• Emotional Balance

• Past trauma & Eft Excersize

• Our connection with the infinite consciousness & Free drawing excersize

• Dowsing

• Left and right consciousness

• Yin and yang / tai chi excersize

• Big Brother

• Ancient sites & excersize

• Creating a consciousness

• Dowsing a ley line

• Cymatics and geoglypths

• Dowsing a geoglypth

• Dreams and the unconscious Mind

• Lucid dreaming

• Death the end of consciousness?

• NDE'S

• Sending love to loved ones excersize

• My Personal experiences

Most of the chapters have an excersize attached, e.g for The World Around Us & Mindfulness Outside Excersize , the world around us is the chapter, and the mindfulness is an excersize relating to the chapter.

Best

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Re: Quotes

Postby Helen-Healing » Thu May 30, 2013 2:49 pm

“In the beginning, God created the earth, and he looked upon it in his cosmic loneliness.

And God said, "Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what We have done." And God created every living creature that now moveth, and one was man. Mud as man alone could speak. God leaned close to mud as man sat, looked around, and spoke. "What is the purpose of all this?" he asked politely.

"Everything must have a purpose?" asked God.

"Certainly," said man.

"Then I leave it to you to think of one for all this," said God.

And He went away.”

Kurt Vonnegut, from Cat's Cradle


“The best things in life make you sweaty.”
Edgar Allan Poe


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(Judging by your spelling, you definitely need a proof reader, Tom!! :P )
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Re: Quotes

Postby ledgehammer » Thu May 30, 2013 4:55 pm

thankyou Helen,

spelling has been partly tackled with an american spell check but not grammer. Is that an offer :mrgreen:

nice quote and story. :)

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Re: Quotes

Postby simonwheeler » Thu May 30, 2013 7:40 pm

"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding." Khalil Gibran


"So you can walk on water? You are no better than a twig floating on a puddle.
You can fly through the air? You are no better than this gnat buzzing around my head.
Master your own heart then maybe you can be somebody." Arabic wisdom from 500BC


"I’ve learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you, all you can do is be someone who can be loved ." Anon


"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth - we are all crew." Marshall McLuan


"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." Anon


"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us 'universe', a part limited in time and space.
He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." Einstein


"It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship.
Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment,
it will not be created for years or even generations." Khalil Gibran


" Live by the 3 R's
R espect for self
R espect for others
R esponsibility for all your actions
When you lose, don’t lose the lesson
Remember that not getting what you want in life can be a wonderful stroke of luck
Judge your success by what you had to give in order to get it
Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon ." Dalai Lama


...all taken from J. Cainer (astrology) site. Menu on left- final topic "Inspirational quotes"....hundreds of 'em.
Or try following Sun Gazing on Facebook. They have their own website, too.

P.S. William Blake: "For everything that lives is holy."
As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

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Re: Quotes

Postby ledgehammer » Fri May 31, 2013 8:18 am

Simon,

thats a great help!

best

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Re: Quotes

Postby Helen-Healing » Fri May 31, 2013 1:07 pm

Just reading through Gibran's The Prophet will give you a myriad of quotes too.
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Re: Quotes

Postby Ian Pegler » Fri May 31, 2013 1:08 pm

This might help

http://www.brainyquote.com/

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Re: Quotes

Postby TN FireWalker » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:37 am

Tom, I found your post on this Forum. Though it was many years ago, I'm just curious... How did your book come out?
Hope it was a big hit.
I liked your concept as well as the "exercises" you have with most all Chapters. It gets your Reader involved and makes them think.
Wishing you success.
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