Living In Yes

Living in Yes

I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
– e. e. cummings

Yes Carving by Karin Sprague
Stone carving by Karin Sprague

Do I get up every morning and ask: am I doing the things that I believe in and am I doing them for the best possible motives? Yes. Unambiguously yes.
– Nick Clegg

When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.
– Dalai Lama

The tension between ‘yes’ and ‘no’, between ‘I can’ and ‘I cannot’, makes us feel that, in so many instances, human life is an interminable debate with one’s self.
– Anatole Broyard

You do indeed have a past, but not now! And, yes, you have a future, but not now! You can consume your now with thoughts of ‘then’ and ‘maybe,’ but that will keep you from the inner peace you could experience.
– Wayne Dyer

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

A diary means yes indeed.
– Gertrude Stein

I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.
– James Joyce

If you’re a person who says yes most of the time, you’ll find yourself in the hotel business and the restaurant business.
– Francis Ford Coppola

When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel.
– Harold Kushner

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
– e. e. cummings

You just have to keep trying to do good work, and hope that it leads to more good work. I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything. Yes, I want to look back and know that I was terrible at a variety of things.
– Jon Stewart