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The aim of art

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle There is a joy, a rapture, that I find in projects that are creative and for people I like. I got

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The cure for anything is salt water

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen This guy is a man after my own heart. I LOVE this quote. I had it sent to me recently by a friend (I can’t

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Those who are at war

“Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.” – William Hazlitt I had the most horrible nightmare last night. I dreamt that I had a chance meeting with someone I’ve not seen in years, and the

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Hide Nothing

“Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all.” – Sophocles This morning my son jumped into bed around 6am for some warm cuddles. (Which I LOVE.) The interesting part is this: lying there in between me

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Commitment

“Commitment is an act, not a word.” – Jean-Paul Sartre I love this quote. It truly sums up where my head is at right now. For the entire year I’ve been saying I’m committed to the practice of daily yoga. But in

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The strongest bars

“The strongest bars that hold us back are our own perceptions.” For those of you who are Facebook friends, or follow my work on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll recognise this. Sorry for the duplication, I simply couldn’t resist posting this

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Fear is a choice.

“Fear is a choice.” – Will Smith Yesterday, I crumbled. I sat in a pit of fear for most of the day. Stupid things were making me feel fearful. Money. Time. Overwhelm. Parental guilt. I couldn’t get out of it.

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When you pray

“When you pray, move your feet.” – African Proverb Today’s quote came from a great book I’m reading called “Money: A Love Story” by Kate Northrup. It’s funny how, when you have a lesson you need to learn, you keep

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Awake, dear heart, awake.

“Awake, dear heart, awake. Thou hast slept well. Awake.” – William Shakespeare, The Tempest I love this quote. I don’t know Shakespeare intimately, and I had to Google “tempest quotes” (which is what this image felt like) – but it was an instant

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The rain begins

“The rain begins with a single drop.” – Manal al-Sharif Think of it this way: Everything big, amazing, broad, far-reaching… begins with a single tiny act. With love, Israel. xo  

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Speak when you are angry

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” – Ambrose Bierce Today, just this. With love, Israel. xo  

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Even castles made of sand

“Even castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.” – Jimi Hendrix I have to be honest. There’s no cosmic, intergalactic philosophy behind today’s IQ. I simply chose this quote because it suited the picture, and because I’m an

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Never apologize for showing feeling

“Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.” – Benjamin Dhttps://https://israelsmith.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/pexels-ben-mack-5707559-LR-1.jpgsmith.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/00716_0004A-1.jpgi I watched an interview tonight with Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac. In it, she spoke of her relationship with Lindsey Buckingham and how

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Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly

Today’s IQ contains an excerpt from a much longer poem by Sir Francis Drake (copied below) that I find quite stirring, relevant and comforting – especially when I think about my current adventures. Being an entrepreneur. Being a photographer. Being a

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