Favorite Quotations ~  Significance Courageous Leadership

"(I wanted to) to create a monument which would have lasting significance and would be a landmark of our time...at the edge of the Mississippi River, a great arch did seem right." ~ Eero Saarinen

sunrise, August 2015

To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication. ~ Marlon Brando

Our insignificance is the cause of our safety. ~ Aesop's Fables

We tend to take a great deal for granted, because you feel like you're going to live forever. It's only if you lose a friend, or maybe have a near-death experience, [that] many events and people in your life suddenly attain real significance. ~ Brandon Lee

A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape and significance of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him. ~ Dylan Thomas

The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order. ~ Eudora Welty

Of what significance are the things you can forget. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life. ~ Henry Miller

A life isn't significant save for its impact on other lives. ~ Jackie Robinson