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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quotes

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And it has become a kind of a truism in the study of
creativity that you can't be creating anything with
less than 10 years of technical knowledge immersion in a particular field.
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

If we know what that set point is, we can predict fairly
accurately when you will be in flow,
and it will be when your challenges are higher than
average and skills are higher than average.
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

And, in fact, you can find that the lack of basic resources,
material resources, contributes to unhappiness,
but the increase in material resources do not increase happiness.
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


 

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.
- William Arthur Ward

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
- Winston Churchill

Become "a lover of what is."
- Byron Katie

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you can dream it, you can become it.
- William Arthur Ward

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

USE this time of fresh beginnings.
Use it as an impetus, the force or energy toward change.
Become stronger, a better leader, more focused in your thoughts.
Exert more influence over your dreams
by bringing them closer to your thoughts, every day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The only way to deal with an unfree world
is to become so absolutely free
that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

An error does not become truth
by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.
- Carl Jung

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

I am not what happened to me,
I am what I choose to become.
- Carl Jung

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important outcome of education
is to help students become independent of formal education.
- Paul E. Gray

When the universal sacraments of compassion and joy
fill the vast cathedral of our being,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

Only when life is difficult,
are we challenged to become our greatest selves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Heaven is within us, and we experience it
to the degree that we become conscious of it.
- Ernest Holmes

Your visions will become clear only
when you can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakes.
- Carl Jung

There's no reason to become alarmed,
and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight.
By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
- the movie Airplane!

What you are is God's gift to you:
what you become is your gift to god.
- Anthony Dalla Villa

Let today be the day that you choose
to become your own greatest Hero.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By respect for life we become religious in a way
that is elementary, profound and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Become more and more innocent,
less knowledgeable and more childlike.
Take life as fun -
because that's precisely what it is!
- Osho

ANYONE may become a revealer of Truth
who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.
- Ernest Holmes

I've become the person I've always hated, but I'm happier.
- the Woody Allen movie Celebrity

To be what we are,
and to become what we are capable of becoming,
is the only end in life.
- Baruch Spinoza

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

I have become my own version of an optimist.
If I can't make it through one door,
I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door.
Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Be careful the friends you choose -
for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

I become happy when I choose to accept and love all of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

We must make it clear that a platform
of "I hate gay men and women'
is not a way to become president of the United States.
- Jimmy Carter

How does it become a man to behave
towards the American government today?
I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

The rite of the rings appeals yet appalls:
a cutting, a joining, a losing, a gaining.
One becomes half, as two become one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lovers who have been left, lose confidence and become afraid.
They learn to leave relationships first.
The broken hearted become the heart breakers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

By having a reverence for life,
we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

When you open up to the ultimate,
immediately it pours into you.
You are no longer an ordinary human being -
you have transcended.
Your insight has become the
insight of the whole existence.
Now you are no longer separate -
you have found your roots.
- Osho

It has become appallingly obvious that
our technology has exceeded our humanity.
- Albert Einstein

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

Gratitude is an attitude that
hooks us up to our source of supply.
And the more grateful you are,
the closer you become to your maker,
to the architect of the universe,
to the spiritual core of your being.
- Bob Proctor

In my country we go to prison first, and then become President.
- Nelson Mandela

When you become senile, you won't know it.
- Bill Cosby

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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