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Okay, so I'm not a literary icon, not even a punctuation mark. But every now and then, I write something and notice... Hey. That sounds pretty good. or, occasionally, I'll see some pattern in quotations, and sum it up. So here are a batch of my quotations, accumulated since about 1979.

Mistakes are the steps humanity has taken on itís path toward advancement, evolution and enlightenment.
Rob Kall
 
You can be anything you want to be. That's a good starting place. Anything else and you sell yourself short and compromise your dreams. Your dreams have wings but no feet, no ground, until you put yourself in them and give them life.
You will never achieve anything you don't decide you want to try to reach. That's a reality.
You must decide to become who you want to be. Then you can make plans to become that person-- to learn the skills, meet the challenges, overcome the obstacles and focus the energy necessary to achieve your success.
Rob Kall
 
When you're damned if you do, damned if you don't, you're better off doing what moves you toward hope and light.
Rob Kall
 
Iíve learned that it is usually the case that the developer of an idea is not the most effective presenter and educator about that idea. Ideas need the fresh air of new minds to help them to spread and be better understood.
Rob Kall, note to Daniel Alegi Sept. 15, 2002
 
You can do many things you haven't done yet.
Kall
 
Quotation study is a great way to plant seeds in inquisitive minds-- seeds that lead to further exploration and learning
Rob Kall 2001
 
REALITY, ENTHUSIASM, HOPE, FACTS
Optimism is a great energizer, but it doesn't carry you if there's no ground to walk on.
Kall
POTENTIAL, ABILITY, RESOURCES, STRENGTHS
There are many things you can do which you know nothing about.
Kall
WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, INTUITON
You know many things you've never thought of.
Kall
ACTION, DEVELOPMENT
When growth stops, death begins.
Kall
 
CHALLENGE, GROWTH
We encounter the grinding wheels that sharpen our mental blades many places in life. Adversity, school, parents, spiritual guides, books, experience are all sharpening teachers. As we grow older, to stay sharp we must find new grindstones to whet and sharpen our potential and keep us at our brightest, most penetrating best.
Kall, Robert
 
WEATHER
Nature is most dangerous and most beautiful at its extremes.
Kall
 
The heart is the answering organ.
Kall
 
 
STRESS, ANXIETY, FEELINGS, PASSION, RIGHT/LEFT BRAIN
The heart may scream while the head holds its tongue.
Kall
 
INTUITION, INSIGHT, PERCEPTION, FEELINGS
The heart holds answers the brain refuses to see.
Kall
 
COURAGE, OPPORTUNITY, POSSIBILITY
Freedom, Happiness, Responsibility ortranquility can be frightening, intimidating, overwhelming or awful.
Kall
 
ANXIETY, TENSION, FEELING
Stress is the heart's jailer.
Kall
 
FEELING, LETTING GO
Relaxation frees the heart.
Courage opens the heart.
Compassion fills the heart
Kall
 
FORTUNE, EFFORT, PERSEVERANCE
Luck doesn't just happen. You work hard to put yourself in its path.
Kall
 
FORTUNE, EFFORT, PERSEVERANCE
Luck doesn't just happen. You work your ass off to put yourself in its path.
Kall
 
INTUITION, INSIGHT, VISION
The brain gives the heart its sight. The heart gives the brain its vision.
Kall
 
LOVE, MARRIAGE, RELATIONSHIPS
Home is where hearts open and forgiveness and acceptance are the rule.
Kall
 
HEARTWARMING, VISION, CHALLENGE,
Artists tweak heartstrings, stretch imaginations and pre-existing conceptions. They integrate beauty and excellence in nature and juxtapose wonder and magic.
Kall
 
Happiness depends on how you balance your life's equations between positive and negative experiences and attitudes.
Kall
 
LOVE, RELATIONSHIPS, CARING
It takes two hearts to light the path of happiness.
Kall
 
PANIC, COURAGE, ANXIETY
In fear, the brain starves the heart of its bravest blood.
Kall
 
CHARACTER, TRUTH, COMPASSION, INTEGRITY, VIRTUE
Every lie, every wrong we commit clogs the heart's arteries. Sometimes it takes a heart attack before we warm our hearts and clear our arteries with compassion, courage and virtue.
Kall
 
DIET, WEIGHT, OBESITY
Sweets are delicious. But eat too many sweets and they become too much, or there becomes too much of you.
Kall
 
HONESTY, CHANGE
Today's truth may not stand as tall, nor at all tomorrow;
But the spirit of its telling should never change.
Kall
 
ADAPTATION, GROWTH
If the shoe fits, wear it-- until it wears out, or seasons or needs change.
Kall
 
AWARENESS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, INFORMATION
Without darkness, light is taken for granted.
Kall
 
CHAOS, CHANGE, STABILITY
Life is never steady. The steadier it becomes, the closer you are to death.
Kall
 
WORDS,
Nature's bouquet of metaphors can teach us everything.
Kall
 
QUALITY, CARING, COMMITMENT
Excellence equals work plus vision plus heart.
Kall
 
CHANGE, TIME, POSITIVE EXPERIENCE, PLEASURE, EPHEMERAL, EXTINGUISH, ADAPTATION
Life's sparkles are meant to be brief. They lose their twinkling magic if held too long, too tightly or stuck at the same angle.
Kall
 
EXTINGUISH, ENOUGH, TOLERANCE, EXCESS, TOO MUCH
How much pleasure can you tolerate before you can't take it anymore?
Kall
 
 
Time is a thief.
Kall
 
Happiness= Positive Experiences/Adversity/ Attitude(+or-)
Rob Kall
 
ABILITY
Positive Experiences = Opportunities + Skills
Rob Kall
 
Opportunity= work + luck + knowledge + attitude
Rob Kall
 
Adversity= luck + work + attitude + skills
Rob Kall
 
attitude = physiology + self-talk + memory + perceptual filters + training
Rob Kall
 
Happiness= PEs/Adversity/ Attitude(+or-)
Rob Kall
 
 
Feel good, not not-bad.
Rob Kall
 
EXCELLENCE, POTENTIAL, ILLNESS, MEDICINE
Help people to be their best rather than helping them get rid of their problems.
Kall
 
DELAY, PATH,
Life is a NOW experience. Too many people let their heart and spirit die in anticipation of death. Patients can start to feel good before they are healed OR REACH THEIR GOAL. They can learn to make the most of each moment regardless of their current health.
Kall
 
INSPIRATION, BURNOUT
Sometimes visionary thinking burns with a flame too hot to survive for too long.
Rob Kall 9/95
 
Stress is nature's way of telling you to change something-- your reaction to what is going on in your life or... your job or some other activity or situation. The trick is to take these messages from the body and to turn them into positive choice points where you are forced to find new opportunities. The art and challenge is 1)to find the courage to face the facts that changes have to be made, and, 2)to take the effort and self responsibility to learn the stress regulation skills you need to clear your view.
Rob Kall
 
Sometimes reaading about other people's sadness can touch an empathic chord in our hearts which moves us deeply. When out of that pain somehing clearly good, perhaps even beautiful happens, that chord can become a symphony. A beautiful article which shows there are special kinds of light which burst onto the planet occasionally.
Rob Kall
 
FLICKER, AWARENESS, ATTENTION
I think perception oscillates too. I think a function of being alive in this universe includes oscillating at many levels in many ways. Oscillation is one of the predominant aspects of human experience. It's absence means death of sensation or being.
Rob Kall
 
CREDULITY, IMAGINATION, EVALUATION
A long time ago, I decided it's important to be able to suspend your disbelief, especially to maximize your imagination.
Rob Kall
 
Thomas Edison said that invention is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. But Iíve learned that successful invention is .01 percent inspiration. .99 percent perspiration and 99 percent marketing and distribution.
Rob Kall
 
Just because we change our conception of a person from man to myth, from reality to archetype does not diminish the realness, the impression that "person' has upon our lives, upon our culture, upon our versions of history. Besides, much of what we think about historic figures we know to be real is mythic anyway, created by the historians who heroize or villainize them.
Rob Kall May 12, 2002
 
Hope is an energy, a metaphysical, spiritual resource we hold within us-- a small fire that keeps burning when it seems cold and dark around us, when things seem to be going wrong, when possibilities seem dim or non-existent. Hope keeps lighting us up inside, enabling us to see that our heart is still there.
You donít need special resources to have hope. Hope will find them for you.
You donít need courage to have hope. Hope will give you courage.
You donít need to see any possible chance... Hope will find a way.
Hope is a wild animal-- a tiny canary fluttering on high or a massive elephant barrelling down the road. It can carry you to places of great challenge, of great beauty, of great passion and depth. It is a steed you ride with grace and kindness, a blessing you embrace like the wind, like a horseís rein, yet you let the rein loose and let fly with the flow of the ride.
There will always be people who splash cold water on the embers of hope, who try to dash out the last sparks of burning aliveness hope gifts us. There will always be people who see parts and pieces, numbers and data, only seeing the hole, when they think they are seeing the whole picture. They can blot a vision, thrash a dream and crash hopes-- but only if you let them.
Look at people like Steven Hawking, whose dwarfed, deformed shape has not stopped him from having a vision that spans the universe and beyond. At Beethoven who went on composing amazing music after he became deaf. But you donít have to look to Beethoven. Thereís a band composed of all deaf band members and music is taught in schools for the deaf.
http://www.zak.co.il/deaf-info/old/music.html
They persevere in the face of great challenge. That is one of the best parts of being human-- facing great challenges and finding, with hope and vision, answers we never knew existed. This is one of the ways we can feel most alive, most in touch with those spiritual vibrations which remind us that we are all connected to God.
Rob Kall April 30, 2002
 
The truth is a funny thing. Seek it and it shines. Discover it and it glows and sends chills up and down your spine. But if you hold it too tight, and try to own it, to use it, then it's luster soon fades. Overshadowed by personal interest, it is no longer a shining light.
Rob Kall
 
I have found, from personal experience, that "Truth," very often, when wielded, is used as an instrument to harm. So, any time I hear someone saying they are saying the truth, I look to see how they are trying to harm.
Rob Kall
 
If you seek the truth, that's a different story. But bludgeoning with your own idea of the truth is often just a matter of opinion. And even if you are dealing with A truth, it is usually the case that you are not well serving THAT truth.
Rob Kall
 
As soon as someone starts claiming ownership of the truth, or claims to be one who can define the truth, I have to wonder.
Also, as soon as one starts bandying about the word Liar and lying, when opinions or points of view are at issue, it is very likely that the accusation will shortly fly back in the face of the person who started it.
Rob Kall
 
TRUTH, HONESTY, LYING, LIAR
What I have told my kids as they've grown up and tested and experimented, is that far worse than the potential bad reputation a lie will earn, a lie hurts you, the teller, because it will effect your own self image, your own soul. "Do you want to see yourself as a liar? What kind of person will you see yourself as being then?" This has worked very well for my kids, anyway. They can look me in the eye and discuss just about anything... truthfully, and they have good self esteem and are as a result, well respected and trusted by peers and adults alike.
Rob Kall
 
Every lie, every wrong we commit clogs the heart's arteries. Sometimes it takes a heart attack before we warm our hearts and clear our arteries with compassion, courage and virtue.
Kall
 
People embrace stories for different reasons.óthe person or institution telling the story, the frequency it is told. Politics and economics rule. In the big, dirty world of the war of words (beyond the temples of academe,) science is not law, just one splotch of color on the palette of influence and persuasion. Iím not dissing science, just emphasizing that in this world of powerful influences, the truth is often out-shouted and thus overlooked by masses drowning in messages provided by sources, in the short-term, louder, more powerful that the truth-tellers.
Rob Kall

 

Thomas Edison said that invention is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. But Iíve learned that successful invention is .01 percent inspiration. .99 percent perspiration and 99 percent marketing and distribution.
Rob Kall ( started saying this around 1979 or 1980 after invention of the Bio-Q Ring)
 
You can be anything you want to be. That's a good starting place. Anything else and you sell yourself short and compromise your dreams. Your dreams have wings but no feet, no ground, until you put yourself in them and give them life.
Rob Kall
 
You will never achieve anything you don't decide you want to try to reach. That's a reality.
Rob Kall
 
You must decide to become who you want to be. Then you can make plans to become that person-- to learn the skills, meet the challenges, overcome the obstacles and focus the energy necessary to achieve your success.
Rob Kall
 
When you're damned if you do, damned if you don't, you're better off doing what moves you toward hope and light.
Rob Kall
 
Iíve learned that it is usually the case that the developer of an idea is not the most effective presenter and educator about that idea. Ideas need the fresh air of new minds to help them to spread and be better understood.
Rob Kall, note to Daniel Alegi Sept. 15, 2002
 
You can do many things you haven't done yet.
Kall
 
POTENTIAL, ABILITY, RESOURCES, STRENGTHS
There are many things you can do which you know nothing about.
Kall
 
WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, INTUITION
You know many things you've never thought of.
Kall
 
Quotation study is a great way to plant seeds in inquisitive minds-- seeds that lead to further exploration and learning
Rob Kall 2001
 
REALITY, ENTHUSIASM, HOPE, FACTS
Optimism is a great energizer, but it doesn't carry you if there's no ground to walk on.
Kall
 
ACTION, DEVELOPMENT
When growth stops, death begins.
Kall
 
CHALLENGE, GROWTH
We encounter the grinding wheels that sharpen our mental blades many places in life. Adversity, school, parents, spiritual guides, books, experience are all sharpening teachers. As we grow older, to stay sharp we must find new grindstones to whet and sharpen our potential and keep us at our brightest, most penetrating best.
Kall, Robert
 
WEATHER
Nature is most dangerous and most beautiful at its extremes.
Kall
 
The heart is the answering organ.
Kall
 
 
STRESS, ANXIETY, FEELINGS, PASSION, RIGHT/LEFT BRAIN
The heart may scream while the head holds its tongue.
Kall
 
INTUITION, INSIGHT, PERCEPTION, FEELINGS
The heart holds answers the brain refuses to see.
Kall
 
COURAGE, OPPORTUNITY, POSSIBILITY
Freedom, Happiness, Responsibility or tranquility can be frightening, intimidating, overwhelming or awful.
Kall
 
ANXIETY, TENSION, FEELING
Stress is the heart's jailer.
Kall
 
FEELING, LETTING GO
Relaxation frees the heart.
Courage opens the heart.
Compassion fills the heart
Kall
 
FORTUNE, EFFORT, PERSEVERANCE
Luck doesn't just happen. You work hard to put yourself in its path.
Kall
 
FORTUNE, EFFORT, PERSEVERANCE
Luck doesn't just happen. You work your ass off to put yourself in its path.
Kall
 
INTUITION, INSIGHT, VISION
The brain gives the heart its sight. The heart gives the brain its vision.
Kall
 
LOVE, MARRIAGE, RELATIONSHIPS
Home is where hearts open and forgiveness and acceptance are the rule.
Kall
 
HEARTWARMING, VISION, CHALLENGE,
Artists tweak heartstrings, stretch imaginations and pre-existing conceptions. They integrate beauty and excellence in nature and juxtapose wonder and magic.
Kall
 
Happiness depends on how you balance your life's equations between positive and negative experiences and attitudes.
Kall
 
LOVE, RELATIONSHIPS, CARING
It takes two hearts to light the path of happiness.
Kall
 
PANIC, COURAGE, ANXIETY
In fear, the brain starves the heart of its bravest blood.
Kall
 
CHARACTER, TRUTH, COMPASSION, INTEGRITY, VIRTUE
Every lie, every wrong we commit clogs the heart's arteries. Sometimes it takes a heart attack before we warm our hearts and clear our arteries with compassion, courage and virtue.
Kall
 
DIET, WEIGHT, OBESITY
Sweets are delicious. But eat too many sweets and they become too much, or there becomes too much of you.
Kall
 
HONESTY, CHANGE
Today's truth may not stand as tall, nor at all tomorrow;
But the spirit of its telling should never change.
Kall
 
ADAPTATION, GROWTH, FLEXIBILITY
If the shoe fits, wear it-- until it wears out, or seasons or needs change.
Kall
 
AWARENESS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, INFORMATION, SHADOW, YIN YANG
Without darkness, light is taken for granted.
Kall
 
CHAOS, CHANGE, STABILITY, CHAOS, NON-LINEAR
Life is never steady. The steadier it becomes, the closer you are to death.
Kall
 
WORDS,
Nature's bouquet of metaphors can teach us everything.
Kall
 
QUALITY, CARING, COMMITMENT
Excellence equals work plus vision plus heart.
Kall
 
CHANGE, TIME, POSITIVE EXPERIENCE, PLEASURE, EPHEMERAL, EXTINGUISH, ADAPTATION
Life's sparkles are meant to be brief. They lose their twinkling magic if held too long, too tightly or stuck at the same angle.
Kall
 
EXTINGUISH, ENOUGH, TOLERANCE, EXCESS, TOO MUCH
How much pleasure can you tolerate before you can't take it anymore?
Kall
 
Time is a thief.
Kall
 
Happiness= Positive Experiences/Adversity/ Attitude(+or-)
Rob Kall
 
ABILITY
Positive Experiences = Opportunities + Skills
Rob Kall
 
Opportunity= work + luck + knowledge + attitude
Rob Kall
 
Adversity= luck + work + attitude + skills
Rob Kall
 
attitude = physiology + self-talk + memory + perceptual filters + training
Rob Kall
 
Happiness= PEs/Adversity/ Attitude(+or-)
Rob Kall
 
Feel good, not not-bad.
Rob Kall
 
EXCELLENCE, POTENTIAL, ILLNESS, MEDICINE
Help people to be their best rather than helping them get rid of their problems.
Kall
 
DELAY, PATH,
Life is a NOW experience. Too many people let their heart and spirit die in anticipation of death. Patients can start to feel good before they are healed OR REACH THEIR GOAL. They can learn to make the most of each moment regardless of their current health.
Kall
 
INSPIRATION, BURNOUT
Sometimes visionary thinking burns with a flame too hot to survive for too long.
Rob Kall 9/95
 
Stress is nature's way of telling you to change something-- your reaction to what is going on in your life or... your job or some other activity or situation. The trick is to take these messages from the body and to turn them into positive choice points where you are forced to find new opportunities. The art and challenge is 1)to find the courage to face the facts that changes have to be made, and, 2)to take the effort and self responsibility to learn the stress regulation skills you need to clear your view.
Rob Kall
 
Sometimes reaading about other people's sadness can touch an empathic chord in our hearts which moves us deeply. When out of that pain somehing clearly good, perhaps even beautiful happens, that chord can become a symphony. A beautiful article which shows there are special kinds of light which burst onto the planet occasionally.
Rob Kall
 
FLICKER, AWARENESS, ATTENTION
I think perception oscillates too. I think a function of being alive in this universe includes oscillating at many levels in many ways. Oscillation is one of the predominant aspects of human experience. It's absence means death of sensation or being.
Rob Kall
 
CREDULITY, IMAGINATION, EVALUATION
A long time ago, I decided it's important to be able to suspend your disbelief, especially to maximize your imagination.
Rob Kall
 
Just because we change our conception of a person from man to myth, from reality to archetype does not diminish the realness, the impression that "person' has upon our lives, upon our culture, upon our versions of history. Besides, much of what we think about historic figures we know to be real is mythic anyway, created by the historians who heroize or villainize them.
Rob Kall May 12, 2002
 
Hope is an energy, a metaphysical, spiritual resource we hold within us-- a small fire that keeps burning when it seems cold and dark around us, when things seem to be going wrong, when possibilities seem dim or non-existent. Hope keeps lighting us up inside, enabling us to see that our heart is still there.
You donít need special resources to have hope. Hope will find them for you.
You donít need courage to have hope. Hope will give you courage.
You donít need to see any possible chance... Hope will find a way.
Rob Kall
 
Hope is a wild animal-- a tiny canary fluttering on high or a massive elephant barrelling down the road. It can carry you to places of great challenge, of great beauty, of great passion and depth. It is a steed you ride with grace and kindness, a blessing you embrace like the wind, like a horseís rein, yet you let the rein loose and let fly with the flow of the ride.
Rob Kall  
 
There will always be people who splash cold water on the embers of hope, who try to dash out the last sparks of burning aliveness hope gifts us. There will always be people who see parts and pieces, numbers and data, only seeing the hole, when they think they are seeing the whole picture. They can blot a vision, thrash a dream and crash hopes-- but only if you let them.
Rob Kall
 
Look at people like Steven Hawking, whose dwarfed, deformed shape has not stopped him from having a vision that spans the universe and beyond. At Beethoven who went on composing amazing music after he became deaf. But you donít have to look to Beethoven. Thereís a band composed of all deaf band members and music is taught in schools for the deaf. http://www.zak.co.il/deaf-info/old/music.html
Rob Kall
 
They persevere in the face of great challenge. That is one of the best parts of being human-- facing great challenges and finding, with hope and vision, answers we never knew existed. This is one of the ways we can feel most alive, most in touch with those spiritual vibrations which remind us that we are all connected to God.
Rob Kall April 30, 2002
 
The truth is a funny thing. Seek it and it shines. Discover it and it glows and sends chills up and down your spine. But if you hold it too tight, and try to own it, to use it, then it's luster soon fades. Overshadowed by personal interest, it is no longer a shining light.
Rob Kall
 
I have found, from personal experience, that "Truth," very often, when wielded, is used as an instrument to harm. So, any time I hear someone saying "The truth is....,"  I look to see how they are trying to harm.
Rob Kall
 
If you seek the truth, that's a different story. But bludgeoning with your own idea of the truth is often just a matter of opinion. And even if you are dealing with A truth, it is usually the case that you are not well serving THAT truth.
Rob Kall
 
As soon as someone starts claiming ownership of the truth, or claims to be one who can define the truth, I have to wonder.
Also, as soon as one starts bandying about the word Liar and lying, when opinions or points of view are at issue, it is very likely that the accusation will shortly fly back in the face of the person who started it.
Rob Kall
 
TRUTH, HONESTY, LYING, LIAR
What I have told my kids as they've grown up and tested and experimented, is that far worse than the potential bad reputation a lie will earn, a lie hurts you, the teller, because it will effect your own self image, your own soul. "Do you want to see yourself as a liar? What kind of person will you see yourself as being then?"
Rob Kall
 
 

 

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