“I trod heaven in my thoughts, now exulting in my powers, now burning with the idea of their effects. From my infancy I was imbued with high hopes and a lofty ambition.”
– Mary Shelley
As Estha stirred the thick jam he thought Two Thoughts and the Two Thoughts he thought were these:
Anything can happen to anyone.
b) It is best to be prepared.
Having thought these thoughts, Estha Alone was happy with his bit of wisdom.
– Arundhati Roy
When people find out that I’ve written 208 novels, they ask, ‘How did you think of all that?’ Well, I answer, ‘How do you not think of it?’ I see a gum wrapper on the ground, and I think, ‘Oh, a Russian spy probably dropped that.’ I just think like that, and those thoughts go through my mind constantly.
– Gilbert Morris
I maintain that the past record of my race is a true index of the feelings which today animate them. They bear toward their former masters no revengeful thoughts, no hatreds, no animosities. They aim not to elevate themselves by sacrificing one single interest of their white fellow-citizens.
– Hiram Rhodes Revels
I was always incredibly obsessed with germs and cleaning and taking shower after shower after shower. Even when I was very young, I wouldn’t tie my shoelaces because they had touched the ground. I had continuous repetitive thoughts that I couldn’t get past. As a child, my mind was a lot busier than I was.
– Howie Mandel
Science is empirical, all about physical senses that tell us about the world. But physical senses are not the only senses we have. Nobody has ever seen a thought. Nobody has ever seen a feeling. And yet thoughts and feelings are where we live our lives most immediately, and science cannot connect with that.
– Huston Smith
Within us – the heart of us, really – is a ‘ground’ that is to our thoughts and feelings, our relationships with others and ourselves, as is the Earth to the leaves that first race across her and then, no longer able to run, give themselves up to nourish her body so that she may give birth again come the spring.
– Guy Finley