we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh. Friedrich Nietzsche

three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth – Buddha

capoeira is a ritualized combat that functions as a vehicle of individual expression through which the capoeirista, a fighter, a philosopher on an introspective journey finds her whole self – Mestra Suelly

even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, “You Owe Me.” … Look what happens with a love like that, It lights the Whole Sky. Jalal ad-Din Rumi

we should write about what we feel not what we know about…the heart should lead us not the mind (in reference to novelists) -Elif Shafik