and Inspiring Quotes
Several inspiring quotes, inspirational messages
and quotes on humanistic themes are found in the novel
Quotes in Crystal Land. Some inspiring quotes are
presented herein in their exact form. Other quotes and messages
are the result of the reproduction of full or partial texts,
especially dialogues. Finally, other inspirational messages
were created when pieces of texts were merged. The author
of the messages is Ruy Miranda, the owner
of this website.
"Humanity plods forward with average efforts but only
makes forward leaps through the creativity
of people who are exceptions."
"Everybody has their secrets, things they
don't tell anybody else, not even to a priest or to a close
friend. I am only saying that you are like everybody else,
like any other, keeping your own secrets. It's that simple."
"Everybody is entitled to keep secrets, but the more secrets one has,
the more he or she has to hide from others. Do you want to know something
? Usually it is just a bunch of silly stuff that no one would give
a hoot about because they are things pretty much like the things other
folks hide too."
"We have no control over what happens. Sometimes
we cannot even control our own thoughts. We live with uncertainty,
but it actually is one of the most delicious and enjoyable
things in life. No one can say what tomorrow is going to be
like. If you can handle this uncertainty, you get the best
out of life."
"Fear preserves life, mobilizes energy, drives
the person forward. You ought to be grateful that you are
"Every animal feels afraid. Courage is not the opposite of fear but
its sister. Bravery and fear are the children of danger. One must
be brave to either face danger or to flee it."
"Your self-criticism is really that of other
people inside you. It wasn't born with you."
"Getting back to the intuitive wisdom of
every human being: death is unavoidable,
yet it is so far that it will take an eternity to reach you.
Is there anything wiser than to say that you and I are eternal?
Death will only come to others."
"One cannot cross from the good side to the
evil side or vice-versa without some suffering.
There is good and there is evil—when crossing to one side,
one contradicts the other side."
"Mankind must survive and, in order to survive,
grow, and multiply, it must secure food and the means to develop
life. At this stage, to secure food one must take care of
the soil, the earth. In later stages, clays must be better
used and their synthesis must be concluded. Guaranteeing the
means wherein life develops—earth, water,
air— is fundamental to its continuity. Human beings have
inherited a healthy environment, and they cannot change it
into a diseased environment. You all have heard many sentences
of the type: We need to preserve the trees, the water, the
animals. We need to take care of the air we breathe. We need
to care for the soils and not allow that so much poison to be
placed in them. We need to preserve life in the sea and in
the rivers. You have also heard many warnings concerning social
problems that threaten to degenerate the human species. These
messages are brought by people concerned with the survival
of the species on the Earth. Oftentimes, these people transform
their lives in a permanent battle for this cause. You know
that the Apostles' mission was to preach the words of Jesus
to the whole world. These people today, who are fighting for and teaching
the preservation of life are the new apostles. They, too, are
in God's service. If any of you do not believe in God, believe
in nature and adopt her as a mother. We and nature are a single
"Freedom is a supreme good. Free will
has been given so that freedom may be exercised. Freedom and
free will are God-given faculties."
"God and the anti-God are within you. Free, you can
choose God—choose life, progress, love for yourself and
for others, harmony, solidarity—and you can reach perfect