Amateur Notebook

Artwork Notes and quotes about amateur…ship By your stumbling, the world is perfected.Sri Aurobindo We’re all beginners here.– Spearhead Is it better to play a sport badly, or watch others do it well?– Sports Factor Many people would see the 70s as a critical decade in changing cricket almost from a civilised pastime, a leisuretime …

Perfection Notebook

Photo: Ron Mader, Adobe Wall (Some rights reserved) Quotes about perfection This is my mistake. Let me make it good.– R.E.M. Someone else’s house is always greener.– Bill Christensen The poet’s voice dried with a thirst for perfection– Poi Dog Pondering A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.– …

Paradox Notebook

Photo: Ron Mader, Empty Signage (Some rights reserved) I sent the club a wire stating, ‘Please accept my resignation. I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.’– Groucho Marx All generalizations are false, including this one.– Mark Twain Just because it didn’t happen doesn’t mean it isn’t true.– …

Martin Luther King, Jr Quotes

Photo: denisbin, Civil Rights mural at Martin Luther King Memorial Park (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our spotlight on places relevant to Reverend Martin Luther King Junior’s legacy and our collection of quotes translated in Spanish. Quotes In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of …

Peace Notebook

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Power to the peaceful.– Spearhead We say we want peace, but nobody wants to change their own mind.– Michael Franti and Spearhead, Yell Fire There is no path to peace. Peace is the path. (No hay camino para la paz, la paz es el camino.)– Mahatma Gandhi El respeto al derecho ajeno es …

Events Notebook

Photo Quotes about events You can’t just throw people who come from different perspectives in a room, lock the door and come back in an hour and expect them to have solved these problems, it takes time for people to develop a shared vernacular, it takes engineered serendipity, that is the creation of serendipitous moments …

Sustainability Notebook

Photo Quotes about sustainability A garden is never so good as it will be next year.– Thomas Cooper The planet is what makes us profitable. We cannot be sustainable if we cannot support the planet.– Whistler Mayor Ken Melamed, fresh from a trip to a sustainability conference in Sweden, Pique News Magazine What is sustainable …

Pronoia Notebook

Photo: Apples (Some rights reserved) Pronoia. The opposite of paranoia, pronoia is the unshakable conviction that life is a vast conspiracy to liberate you from suffering, make you really smart and shower you with blessings. It’s not as simple as it might appear. The blessings flowing your way may not be the exact ones you …

Travel Notebook

Photo: Ron Mader, Subaru Aquarium (Some rights reserved) From our growing collection of notebooks, collections of fave quotes: Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order. This is what life has taught me.– Katherine Mansfield The only question to ask before visiting a …

Local Travel Quotes

Poster What are your favorite quotes about local travel? A lot of tourists have a consumer attitude — what can I get, instead of what can I learn. We have to put aside our own cultural biases and learn as much as possible from the people we visit. I find that if you stay long …