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“… not a bolt to be tightened…but a seed to be planted” (Great Work quote)

“A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.”
~ John Anthony Ciardi


Love questions.

Love quotes about questions.

What question are you wrestling with at the moment?

(Here’s mine: “What would make this 10 times as much fun?”)

Answers in the comments section please…

8 Responses to “… not a bolt to be tightened…but a seed to be planted” (Great Work quote)

  • Kenny

    What is it to be sufficient within and without, in the moment, right now? What is the experience of being enough and bringing THAT to everything I do? Kenny Giacco

  • Jennifer Louden

    What would I do if I knew I could not fail?

    Reminds me that my fear is not the voice of truth and that I can truly do anything because failure is an illusion (albeit one that gives me flop sweats and others may well see as very real).

  • Nancy

    What is it about the course of action I am considering that is bothering me so much?

    I am about to do something I don’t agree with, and while it sounds great on paper, I just KNOW something is OFF.

  • Zenobia Hurley

    Michael, my question is not too profound, but it’s the one I’m currently wrestling with:

    How can I become more effective so that I can complete everything I have committed to doing?

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  • Lori

    “What do I know to be true?” This has question has served me well – especially in situations that are overcharged with emotion. If you drill down to what you REALLY know to be true in a situation you often find its very little. That leads the way to more questions… to find additional truths.

  • Eduard

    “What would make this 10 times as much fun?”- Vizualize. Put a picture or drawing next to the quote, which might amplify the meaning of the quote or give it new meaning.
    My question at the moment is: How would I know I made right choice to what I said No to and what I said Yes to?

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