The connection to place, to the land, the wind, the sun, stars, the moon... it sounds romantic, but its true - the visceral experience of motion, of moving through time on some amazing machine - a few cars touch on it, but not too many compared to motorcycles. I always felt that any motorcycle journey was special.
By: Antoine Predock
I would hate to think Im promoting sadness as an aesthetic. But I grew up in not just a family but a town and a culture where sadness is something youre taught to feel shame about. You end up chronically desiring what can be a very sentimental idea of love and connection. A lot of my work has been about trying to make a space for sadness.
By: Mike Mills
In my deepest, darkest moments, what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was Help me. Sometimes a prayer was Thank you. What Ive discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my creator will always get me through because I know my support, my help, is just a prayer away.
By: Iyanla Vanzant
Once I tried to make a standardization of staircases. Probably that is one of the oldest of the standardizations. Of course, we design new staircase steps every day in connection with all our houses, but a standardized step depends on the height of the buildings and on all kinds of things.
By: Alvar Aalto
My writing flows out of my doctorhood. They are not separate things. They are one. I think the foremost connection between being a doctor and being a writer is the great privilege of having an intimate view of ones fellow humans, the privilege of being there and helping other people at their most vulnerable moments.
By: Abraham Verghese