I hope everyone is having a good week so far and if you are not I hope your week will start to get better.
My chosen quote this week is by the climber Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), who along with Tenzing Norgay became the first climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest. What made Hillary different from other climbers was that instead of focusing on the physical needs of the climb he focused on the mindset needed to achieve the summit.
“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”
We are half way through the week so that must mean it is quote time.
This weeks quote is by Franz Kafka. Kafka was a Czech author, most of his work was published after his death. Kafka instructed his friend Max Brod to burn all his work once he died, however Brod ignored these instructions and instead got Kafka’s work published.
“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
This weeks quote is attributed to one of my favourite composers Claude Debussy.
Debussy was a child prodigy, and his talent as a pianist meant that he won a place at the Paris Conservatoire at only ten years old. Early on he started to develop his own style and characteristic composing style. He studied for eleven years at the Conservatoire but for the rest of his life he pioneered groundbreaking methods of composition and was never afraid to break a few rules.
“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.”
There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
George Eliot, whose real name was Mary Ann Evans was born in 1819. She was an English author, poet, journalist and translator and one of the most popular authors in the Victorian era. She passed away in 1880.
Firstly, I want to say a big hello and thank you to all my new followers, I hope you will enjoy my blog.
My chosen quote is attributed to Laozi who was a philosopher in ancient China. The quote is from the Tao Te Ching which is regarded by some as a text made up from many individuals input and by others as soley written by Laozi. Laozi is regarded as one of the founders of Tao. Taoist thought emphasises nonaction, contentedness and simplicity in life. The quote reflects this.
“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.”
c. 550 BCE
The photo is from a walk yesterday and the reason I chose it was because at the time I was content and feeling very relaxed.