Stephen Mitchell Quotes

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Stephen Mitchell Quotes

When speech comes from a quiet heart, it has the strength of the orchid, and the fragrance of rock.
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There are two kinds of women: those who marry princes and those who marry frogs. The frogs never become princes, but it is an acknowledged fact that a prince may very well, in the course of an ordinary marrige, gradually, at first almost imperceptibly, turn into a frog. Happy the woman who after twenty-five years still wakes up beside the prince she fell in love with.

— Stephen Mitchell

If good happens, good; if bad happens, good.

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What we are tempted to call a disaster is sometimes the first, painful stage of a blessing.

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Happily ever after doesn't begin with Once upon a time: it begins with Now.

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Love softens everything except our sense of integrity.

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The change of language is a change in reality.

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When there's no way out, you just follow the way in front of you.

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When he makes you a promise, he is assuring you that however the world changes, his word will not change. Thus, he is creating the future inside the present. Even more: he is creating the present inside the present. He is establishing on stationary point amid the infinite flux of events.

— Stephen Mitchell

The Frog was the only one who could retrieve the golden ball because he was the only one who could descend into the well. He was the only one who could descend into the well because the art of diving was still unknown in Europe at this time. The art of diving was still unknown in Europe because it had not yet been imported from India. Therefore the Frog was the only one who could retrieve the golden ball. Q.E.D.

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True mastery can be gained by letting things go their own way.

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Creativity, not normality, has become the paradigm of mental health.

— Stephen Mitchell

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