A Meditation in Quotes: Favorites of 2016

These are twenty of my favorite quotes from 2016, strung together into a meditation. Each quote has some resonance or synchronicity with the one that follows it. I hope the combination will give some meaning to things which we have experienced and things that we have yet to encounter. May 2017 bring you good things.

Maya Angelou

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Christopher Isherwood

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Michael Shea

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Stephen Sondheim

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T.H. White

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C.S. Lewis

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Sophie Scholl

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Anais Nin

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Jacob Nordby

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Kate Racculia

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John Cage

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Lewis Carroll

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Haruki Marukami

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Margery Williams

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Jonathan Safran Foer

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Philip Pullman

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Annie Dillard

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Franklin Lushington

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Suzy Kassem

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Mother Teresa

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Top Ten Quotes of 2016

2016 was a tough year around our house. It started off with some wonderful synkroniciti gatherings and a lot of promise. Then our house flooded with two feet of water in April. My mother was very ill and our beloved cat, Lisa Sasabuki, died. The daily quotes and pictures helped keep me going, and several of you have shared that they helped you, too. I am so glad. These are the ten quotes that received the most views over the past year. Thank you! I’ll release an additional list of my personal favorites very soon.

Things are improving here, and we have a renewed sense of how valuable it is to spend time with those we love and how futile it is to waste time with that which is insincere and unloving. I am excited for this new cup full of time we are receiving and wish you all the best in 2017!

Please click on the author’s name to view the quote.

10. Zadie Smith

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9. Anne Lamott

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8. Ray Bradbury

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7. Mary Elizabeth Frye

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6. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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5. Christoper McCandless

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4. Erik Pevernagie

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3. Frederick Buechner

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2. Kamand Kojouri

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1. Anonymous

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