Video: If you happen upon the Muse along the road, stop and say hello.


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

2 replies »

  1. I love the quotes that you have used throughout this opening! They are all very insightful and thought provoking. Its refreshing to see something so positive, well done.

  2. It is so cool to pick these out. The best insights from these great thinkers. It’s a cheat to appropriate other peoples thoughts? Maybe, but isn’t it great to share these?

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