Some quotes that are some that I appreciate. Bear in mind my Regiment fought at the Charge of the Light Brigade, which is why I associate with the first one.








In grateful and reverent memory of the Empire's horses (some 375,000) who fell in the Great War (1914-1918). Most obediently, and often most painfully, they died.

Memorial at Church of St. Jude, London


A chief event of life is the day in which
We have encountered a mind that has startled us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


Do we need to make a special effort to enjoy the beauty of the blue sky? Do we have to practice to be able to enjoy it? No, we just enjoy it. Each second, each minute of our lives can be like this. Wherever we are, any time, we have the capacity to enjoy the sunshine, the presence of each other, even the sensation of our breathing. We don't need to go to China to enjoy the blue sky. We don't have to travel into the future to enjoy our breathing. We can be in touch with these things right now.

Thich Nhat Hanh (b. 1926)


The cure for all the illness of life is stored in the inner depths of life itself, the access to which becomes possible when we are alone. This solitude is a world in itself, full of wonders and resources unthought of. And absurdly near; yet unapproachably distant.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)


To be content with what we possess is the greatest and most secure of riches.

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC)


A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.

Pam Brown (b.1928)


In solitude, where we are least alone.

Lord Byron (1788-1824)


There is in all things an inexhaustible sweetness and purity, a silence that is a fountain of action and joy. It rises up in wordless gentleness and flows out of me from unseen roots of all created being.

Thomas Merton (1915-1968)


Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.

Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965)


Sitting silently, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.

Osho (1931-1990)


A farmer's horse is never lame, never unfit to go. Never throws out curbs, never breaks down before or behind. Like his master he is never showy. He does not paw and prance, and arch his neck, and bid the world admire his beauties.... and when he is wanted, he can always do his work.

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882)


"Existence is prior to essence."

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)








So there were a few horse quotations. And some of the above, both horse or otherwise, helped me in hospital.

Words that are not quotations:








And I pictured your beautiful face in my heart,
And now I see it in my eternity.


At the end of some battles there is only slaughter.


Modern Life? This isn't Hollywood.


I dance to the stars, thinking of you.
I dance to you, thinking of the stars.