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James Broughton Quotes and Sayings
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I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.
- James Broughton

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Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.
- James Broughton

I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks,
to do what they were most afraid of doing,
to widen their horizons of action.
- James Broughton

I often start writing in order to excite an expansive emotion.
- James Broughton

 

A born poet knows in his cradle that a poetic life
is the only life worth living.
- James Broughton

For me, prose walks, poetry dances.
- James Broughton

Everything that ever happened is still happening.
Past, present and future keep happening in the eternity which is Here and Now.
- James Broughton

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My major aim in writing is to set out flags and issue wake-up calls.
- James Broughton

The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy.
- James Broughton

The American public does not know poets exist.
- James Broughton

Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies - as a child I loved
everything that went on in a theater.
- James Broughton

For me a poem has to sing out of itself and the lilt of it carries the magic.
- James Broughton

Consciousness is the glory of creation.
- James Broughton

Some artists shrink from self-awareness,
fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and
even their desire to create.
The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
- James Broughton

Acclaim is a distraction.
- James Broughton

In the world of poetry there are would-be poets,
workshop poets, promising poets, lovesick poets,
university poets, and a few real poets.
- James Broughton

I consider my films to be poems that are all as personal
as my writing and as hand-made.
- James Broughton

If you don't fill your days with love,
you are wasting your life.
- James Broughton

I like things which appear fragile but are tough inside.
- James Broughton

Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or
India one is greeted with gracious respect.
- James Broughton

Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is.
- James Broughton

Most poets, like most people, try hard to be like someone
they admire or they are possessed with an image of what they ought to be.
- James Broughton

Work in the theater sharpened my verse and my cinema.
- James Broughton

Rarest of the real poets are born poets.
They are the oddballs, not the professors.
- James Broughton

Adversity is a stimulus.
- James Broughton

Everything is Song.
Everything is Silence.
Since it all turns out to be illusion,
perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad,
you are free to die laughing.
- James Broughton

True delicacy is not a fragile thing.
- James Broughton

Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness.
I find it more rewarding to end in gladness.
- James Broughton

Amazement awaits us at every corner.
- James Broughton

My earliest poems sing of the absolute necessity of
allowing love to invade and pervade one's life.
That can make the miracle happen in reality.
Try it.
- James Broughton

I never wanted to dilute my private passion for the
art by airing and arguing it in public.
- James Broughton

The most astonishing joy is to receive from the muses
the gift of a whole lyric.
- James Broughton

Today the U.S.
is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago,
when books of poems were best-sellers.
- James Broughton

And to Shakespeare I owe my vision of the world as a theater,
wherein all humans are acting out their parts.
- James Broughton

My films are an extension of my poetry,
using the white screen like the white page to be filled with images.
- James Broughton

I had a toy theater and a magic lantern,
and when I was eight I built a stage for theatricals in the attic.
- James Broughton

The only limits are, as always, those of vision.
- James Broughton

If bitterness wants to get into the act,
I offer it a cookie or a gumdrop.
- James Broughton

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If anyone is unhappy, remember that
his unhappiness is his own fault...
Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility
except our own opinion.
- Epictetus

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

The only reason you suffer is because you choose to suffer.
The only reason you are happy is because you choose to be happy.
Happiness is a choice, and so is suffering.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. cummings

When you feel worried and depressed,
consciously form a smile on your face and act upbeat
until the happy feeling becomes genuine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Okay, so it's a matter of life and death - now are you happy?
Urgency is never a path to joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we are not happy and joyous at this season,
for what other season shall we wait and
for what other time shall we look?
- Abdul-Baha

Happy Birthday!
Today is YOUR day to Dance Lightly With Life.
Have a wonderful day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Paradox Of Living In The Moment is -
How To Be Happy Today AND Prepare For Tomorrow
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda


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