Favourite quotes from Nora
There are many wonderful people in the raw food movement.
I have been inspired by them, encouraged by them, learned from them,
and became friends with some of them.
I would like to share with you some of my favourite quotes from Nora Lenz,
who's teachings are so close to my own beliefs.
Her presence has arguably influenced the current shape of the raw food movement
and inspired many in their raw food journey.
"Nora has the presence to peel off layers of habit and culture
and get to the core of any issue.
Not being afraid to accept personal responsibility for actions and their results
keeps away the finger pointing and fear based mentalities at bay." (Beth)
(This page was created in July 2006)
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
(Franklin P. Jones)
A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.
Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music.
Children are one third of our population and all of our future.
(Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981)
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults.
Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
(Franklin P. Jones)
Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.
Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything.
(Giacomo Leopardi, Zibaldone Scelto)
Women gather together to wear silly hats, eat dainty food, and forget how unresponsive their husbands are. Men gather to talk sports, eat heavy food, and forget how demanding their wives are. Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.
(Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960)
Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed.
There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.
A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer.