Top Ten Most Viewed Quotes of 2018

2018 was a year of personal rebuilding and change for me; a year to listen and adjust. I have a new home, one that does not threaten to flood every time it rains, and a new Microsoft Surface laptop/tablet that simplifies my interactions on the internet and gives me new tools for creativity. 2019 looks to be a year of expanding horizons and experimentation for Synkroniciti. As no one can exhale without inhaling, no one can be creative for long without nourishment. 2018, thank you for nourishing and healing me.

Let me preface this collection by saying that trying to quantify the life of another by your own experience is neither possible nor worthwhile, although we all attempt it. For me, life is about discovering the person I was created to be and embracing both the darkness and light in that person. Dwelling on either the positive or negative creates an unbalanced personality. You will always find Synkroniciti eddying between darkness and light. Her dialogue helps me to be that person I was created to be and to take my part in helping the world to be what is meant to be.

Thanks for remaining with me while I posted less and took a somewhat darker tone this year. These are the quotes that drew your eye most. I will follow soon with a list of  my personal favorites.

10. Isobelle Carmody on dreams



9. Jocelyn Soriano on dealing with rejection



8. Philip Roth on the relationship between reality and fiction



7. Marie Rutkowski on metaphor



6. Miya Yamanouchi on reacting to desirability



5. Martin Seligman on flourishing



4. Mary Karr on moving from darkness to light



3. Latika Teotia on self encouragement 



2. James Baldwin on the value of pain



1.Viktor Frankl on dignity



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


Christopher Isherwood


Michael Shea


Stephen Sondheim


T.H. White


C.S. Lewis


Sophie Scholl


Anais Nin


Jacob Nordby


Kate Racculia


John Cage


Lewis Carroll


Haruki Marukami


Margery Williams


Jonathan Safran Foer


Philip Pullman


Annie Dillard

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Franklin Lushington


Suzy Kassem


Mother Teresa


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


9. Anne Lamott


8. Ray Bradbury


7. Mary Elizabeth Frye


6. Clarissa Pinkola Estés


5. Christoper McCandless


4. Erik Pevernagie


3. Frederick Buechner


2. Kamand Kojouri


1. Anonymous


Synkroniciti’s Favorite Quotes of 2014

Here are twenty quote and picture combinations that I find irresistible. I had a dreadful time picking these…so many favorites. Everything in the top forty was compelling, but I didn’t want to give you such a long list.

Please click on the photo to view the quote.

We’ve come a long way in a year and I can’t wait to see where 2015 takes us! Happy journeys to all of you and thanks for reading. We’ll be back to normal– whatever that means– on January 1st.

Anna Funder
Arthur Conan Doyle
J.R.R. Tolkien
Barbara Hurd

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T.S. Eliot

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P.S. Baber


Robert Green Ingersoll

Haruki Marukami

Jonathan Safran Foer

A grief stricken American infantryman whose friend has been killed in action is comforted by another soldier. In the background a corpsman methodically fills out casualty tags, Haktong-ni area, Korea. August 28, 1950.  Public Domain Image by Sfc. Al Chang., US Army

Courtney Summers

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


Mark Helprin

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Beryl Markham

Robert Penn Warren

Truman Capote

Stephen King

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Frank Herbert

William Golding