Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.
Life is hard and it’s full of pain and what-not, but we take it cause there’s great stuff too. And we can do it cause we have friends - because we have each other.
Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.
Bob Godfrey, who has died aged 91, was the godfather of British animation.
Celebrated for short films including the initially banned
Kama Sutra Rides Again (1972)
and the Oscar-winning Great (1975)
as well as his children’s TV series Roobarb (1974),narrated by Richard Briers,
and the Bafta-winning Henry’s Cat (1982-93), narrated by Bob, himself.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
Sorrow comes in great waves…but rolls over us, and though it may almost smother us, it leaves us. And we know that if it is strong, we are stronger, inasmuch as it passes and we remain.
Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.
J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Hobbit”
Saw the movie yesterday. Brilliant!