Favorite Quotations ~  Rhythm Shakespeare

"I want to proclaim out loud that life is only rhythm and rhythm within rhythm." ~ Guy Tirolien

Henri Matisse

We all share in the same cosmic rhythm… For all natural laws are like the rhythm of the strings of the harp. ~ Ernesto Cardenal

Effortlessness is the ability to slow down and listen for the spaces between the joints… Deep within all things there is a natural rhythm, a music of opening and closing, expansion and contraction. ~ Wayne Muller

I set my own rhythm and it was usually a little faster than other people's. ~ Ray Charles

In the beginning was rhythm. ~ Hans Von Bülow

Rhythm is one of the principal translators between dream and reality. ~ Dame Edith Sitwell

Rhythm to me is essentially what Hopkins called the taste of self. I taste myself as rhythm. ~ Stanley Kunitz

Places have rhythms, and you can pick up the rhythm of a place and feel connected to it. The rhythm of ocean waves can calm or excite you; so can the expanse of sky at the top of a mountain or the sense of earth in the center of a meadow. ~ Margot Lasher

I want to take you to a place of pure magic… It’s the place athletes call the “zone”. Buddhists call “satori” and ravers call “trance”. I call it the Silver Desert. It’s a place of pure light that holds the dark within it. It’s a place of pure rhythm. ~ Gabrielle Roth

I find that the rhythm of going on long walks will suggest melodies. ~ Sting

Stillness in stillness is not the real stillness. Only when there is stillness in movement can the spiritual rhythm appear which pervades heaven and earth. ~ Taoist Saying

The rhythm of life is intricate but orderly, tenacious but fragile. To keep that in mind is to build the key to survival. ~ Shirley Hufstedler

I love road trips. You get into this Zen rhythm; throw sense of time out the window. ~ Miriam Toews

My first idea of movement, of the dance, certainly came from the rhythm of the wave. ~ Isadora Duncan

You must love the words, the ideas and images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all. ~ Wallace Stevens

A story n ~ eeds rhythm. Read it aloud to yourself. If it doesn't spin a bit of magic, it's missing something. ~ Esther Freud, theguardian.com