Quotes From The Road #129

January 28, 2011

“The day you catch an idea you fall in love with, even a small one, is a beautiful day.”

David Lynch: Filmmaker & Television Director

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”

Erich Fromm, 1900-1980: Psychologist


Dave Hoskins

Quotes From The Road #128

January 21, 2011

“If your confidence is low, then your resistance will be high, and you will never accomplish the things yo set out to do or become who you want to be!”

Blair Singer: Trainer, Speaker & Author of Little Voice Mastery

“Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a row boat and taking the tartar sauce with you.”

Zig Ziglar: Motivational Author & Speaker


Dave Hoskins

Quotes From The Road #127

January 14, 2011

There is one thing in this world that you must never forget to do.  If you forget everything else and not this, there’s nothing to worry about; but if you remember everything else and forget this, then you will have done nothing in your life.

It’s as if a king has sent you to some country to do a task, and you perform a hundred other services, but not the one he sent you to do.  So human beings come to this world to do particular work.  That work is the purpose, and each is specific to the person.  If you don’t do it, it’s as though a priceless Indian sword were used to slice rotten meat.  It’s a golden bowl being used to cook turnips, when one filing from the bowl could buy a hundred suitable pots.  It’s a knife of the finest tempering nailed into a wall to hang things on.

You say, “But look, I’m using the dagger. It’s not lying idle.” Do you hear how ludicrous that sounds? For a penny, an iron nail could be bought to serve the purpose.  You say, “But I spend my energies on lofty enterprises.  I study jurisprudence and philosophy and logic and astronomy and medicine and all the rest.” But consider why you do those things.  They are all branches of yourself.

Remember the deep root of your being, the presence of your lord.  Give your life to the one who already owns your breath and your moments.  If you don’t, you will be exactly like the man who takes a precious dagger and hammers it into his kitchen wall for a peg to hold his dipper gourd.  You’ll be wasting valuable keenness and foolishly ignoring your dignity and your purpose.

Rumi: Medieval Persian poet philosopher
From The Teachings of Rumi edited by Andrew Harvey


Dave Hoskins

Quotes From The Road #126

January 7, 2011

“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”

Zig Ziglar: Motivational Author & Speaker

“What could be more beautiful than looking back at the end of your life and knowing that you did what you came here to do? Isn’t this the way you want to close your eyes for the last time?”

Jeff Brown: Grounded Spiritualist, Filmmaker, Author of Soulshaping


Dave Hoskins

Quotes From The Road #125

January 6, 2011

“One day at a time – this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone: and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.”

Ida Scott Taylor 1820-1915, Author

Happy New Year Everyone!


Dave Hoskins