Upturned toward the sun eyes closed that

Upturned toward the sun, eyes closed.  That color and warmth I see and feel is the soul on fire.  If only it remained when again my eyes opened.  ~Jeb Dickerson, www.howtomatter.comUpturned toward the sun, eyes closed. That color & warmth I see & feel is the soul on fire. If only it remained when again my eyes opened. 2:28 PM May 14th 2009 twitter.com/JebDickerson/status/1799232699

One certainly has a soul but how

One certainly has a soul; but how it came to allow itself to be enclosed in a body is more than I can imagine.  I only know if once mine gets out, I’ll have a bit of a tussle before I let it get in again to that of any other.  ~Lord Byron

One may have a blazing hearth in

One may have a blazing hearth in one’s soul and yet no one ever come to sit by it.  Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way.  ~Vincent Van Gogh

A sensible man will remember that the

A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways – by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul.  ~Plato

What he had yearned to embrace was

What he had yearned to embrace was not the flesh but a downy spirit, a spark, the impalpable angel that inhabits the flesh.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939, translated from French by Lewis GalantièreGPA

Living is being born slowly it would

Living is being born slowly.  It would be a little too easy if we could borrow ready-made souls.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942LCD

I believe that the soul consists of

I believe that the soul consists of its sufferings.  For the soul that cures its own sufferings dies.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. MerwinTPV

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Say not, "I have found the truth," but rather, "I have found a truth."  Say not, "I have found the path of the soul."  Say rather, "I have met the soul walking upon my path."  For the soul walks upon all paths.  The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.  The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.  ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet, 1923

The soul may sleep and the body

The soul may sleep and the body still be happy, but only in youth.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN, TPV

How strange a thing this is the

How strange a thing this is!  The Priest telleth me that the Soul is worth all the gold in the world, and the merchants say that it is not worth a clipped piece of silver.  ~Oscar Wilde