Plutarch – The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Voiceover: I often think about how roads I choose not to take remain these unknown opportunities.
Wayne Gretzky – You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.
Voiceover: But even more than the decisions I’ve made, there are things I’ve looked right past.
Mark Twain – You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Voiceover: Part of the job description of being human is that we engage ourselves as we move through the motions of our days.
I call this my gerbil mode when I’m bustling along too quickly and I miss the certain color the sky is at that moment. Inspiration is all around.
Albert Einstein – Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Voiceover: Every day, small gifts, opportunities appear. It is up to us to receive them or not.
E. L. Doctorow – It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
Voiceover: Stay engaged, stay open. Trust.
As we move through our lives, keeping the creative mind activated takes work,..
Thomas Alva Edison – Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Voiceover: …but that is what our conversation is about here, isn’t it?
John Saxe – Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
Voiceover: If you happen upon the Muse along the road, stop and say hello.
Charles Du Bos – The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
Music: David Larstein