Vanna Bonta

American novelist, poet, essayist, actress and inventor whose novel Flight introduced "quantum fiction" to literary shelves, and poetry launched on a NASA spaceship to Mars.

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Fame is not the glory! Virtue is the goal, and fame only a messenger, to bring more to the fold.Rate it:
Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity.Rate it:
Money is only a human invention.Rate it:
A heart needs only its own voice to do what is right.Rate it:
Always is no Time at all.Rate it:
Anger is a wound gone mad.Rate it:
Gifts have ribbons, not strings.Rate it:
Hate: return to sender; address unknown.Rate it:
I am, therefore I think.Rate it:
Inspiration always arrives unannounced.Rate it:
It is indisputable that evolved thinking recognizes the universality of Life.Rate it:
Looking up and out, how can we not respect this ever-vigilant cognizance that distinguishes us: the capability to envision, to dream, and to invent? the ability to ponder ourselves? and be aware of our existence on the outer arm of a spiral galaxy in an immeasurable ocean of stars? Cognizance is our crest.Rate it:
Love is a quality, not a quantity.Rate it:
People who worship only themselves get a slick, polished look -- like monuments. Too bad they had to go so soon.Rate it:
Popularity is not an indication of quality.Rate it:
The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.Rate it:
The greatest justice in life is to be who one is.Rate it:
The impact of space activities is nothing less than the galvanizing of hope and imagination for human life continuum into a future of infinite possibility.Rate it:
The true poem rests between the words.Rate it:
Truth may sometimes hurt, but delusion harms.Rate it:
We've been there on World Wars, it's time for World Party I.Rate it:
When we love, we are courageous; and courage has nothing to do with being fearless, it’s about being willing to experience fear, even dread, to do what we must, without guarantee of outcome.Rate it:
Poetry isn't an activity, it's a way life is lived.Rate it:
A poet's first contract is with truth.Rate it:
Any literature, when it arrives at being good literature, transcends genre.Rate it:
Anyone contemplating world war is certifiably insane, no matter how calm they seem.Rate it:
As the author of a work, I don't relinquish author-ity to just any critic, particularly not to people whose work I've not read or don't respect; those biased by envy are the least relevant, and grounded grammarians who strangle or sterilize under a banner of superiority are a close second.Rate it:
Because I had goodwill for all, I thought all were my friends; and then I learned of treachery, that some preferred my end. A glorious day, the one I learned the meaning of the word. It's good to know my enemies, though their reasons are absurd.Rate it:
Do it right, regret nothing.Rate it:
Everything solid was first an idea.Rate it:
Fear plants the whisper to beware but doesn’t look to see who’s there.Rate it:
Gossip can be entertaining—occasionally I've heard the most fascinating things about myself I never knew.Rate it:
Hot air expands, and seriously pompous attitude is the inflation of choice by those lacking substance.Rate it:
How do we define consciousness, or what has been called the human soul or the spirit, if it can't be quantified as matter or a particle? ... it can be quantified or observed just by a process of elimination.Rate it:
How do we define consciousness, or what has been called the human soul or the spirit, if it can't be quantified as matter or a particle?... it can be quantified or observed just by a process of elimination.Rate it:
I am in prayer. I am one hand, this universe the other.Rate it:
I didn't have a Barbie doll, so I played with eternity.Rate it:
I gave my smile its liberty, with no curfew nor bounds.Rate it:
I would rather have an inferiority complex and be pleasantly surprised than have a superiority complex and be rudely awakened.Rate it:
Ideals do exist, the rest is just temporary interruption.Rate it:
If warring is human, then why not declare a new kind of war: A waged War of education, love and friendship to win universal human well-being? I propose a brutal conflict against poverty, disease, ignorance, limitations. Imagine the troops, the regimens, the commanders, the soldiers, the discoveries, the heroes, the life! humanity and our planet, victors.Rate it:
If you were the sky, I would unfurl myself in you, as a rainbow of colors yet unseen. I would become oceans of stars in your night.Rate it:
Impossible' is not a scientific term.Rate it:
Is it a form of social play that underneath the words people say, there is a different conversation going on?Rate it:
It is interesting to note that poetry, a literary device whose very construct involves the use of words, is itself the word of choice by persons grasping to describe something so beautiful it is marvelously ineffable.Rate it:
It's weird how people who are the least close to me or who've never even met me purport to be experts on the real me; and then, sadly, there are those who could be in touch with me but prefer to gossip with strangers about me instead.Rate it:
Language achieves soul only when it's applied as a tool, used by those who imbue it with what they have had the courage and honesty to perceive and feel.Rate it:
Language achieves soul only when it’s applied as a tool, used by those who imbue it with what they have had the courage and honesty to perceive and feel.Rate it:
Leadership is not about being important, it's about serving something important.Rate it:
Life is a canvas of many strokes where shades from different palettes meet into a picture so concrete that some forget it is their own, so become framed themselves.Rate it:
Love is the eternal first breath.Rate it:
Mediocrity inspires neither great love nor hate.Rate it:
Money is only a human invention. I get paid for my work, it's a system of trade, but it's not my purpose and reason for living.Rate it:
My body is an avatar.Rate it:
My mother used poetry and the arts as a thermometer—if I cried, it meant my heart had not grown cold, my sensibility was alive and well.Rate it:
My primary motivation for writing is to communicate my perceptions and insights into the human condition, in a way that may provide understanding, comfort, and company to others.Rate it:
Our lives are fictions, a work we leave behind, signed.Rate it:
Our true enemies are: ignorance and limitation.Rate it:
Patience is being friends with Time.Rate it:
Poetry absolves spirituality from the dividedness of religions and provides us with a sanctuary that excludes no one.Rate it:
Poetry is a subset of a Cosmos, which in itself, is a poem.Rate it:
Poetry is our heart, our spirit, our soul. Call it whatever; without it, everything else is nothing but hardware.Rate it:
Poets can't worry about popularity since loving life and humanity involves saying what some people don't want to hear.Rate it:
Pure at heart: to be like a flower that blooms as gloriously, brilliantly in a secluded wild wood, not seen and praised.Rate it:
Purity of heart is blooming the same colors in the middle of the wilderness when no one sees you.Rate it:
Pythagoras was the first person to call the universe Cosmos, describing it a 'kosmos.' The Greek word means 'an equal presence of order and beauty.Rate it:
Pythagorean thought was dominated by mathematics, but it was also profoundly mystical.Rate it:
Quantum fiction is any story that witnesses life and the human experience on a subatomic level.Rate it:
Realistic dreamer is not an oxymoron.Rate it:
Recognition of one’s fellows is distorted when money is prioritized as value itself.Rate it:
Ridicule has historically proven itself a rickety fence for great ideas.Rate it:
Ridicule is a public confession of fear.Rate it:
Self worship is different from self love.Rate it:
Sometimes it's the girl who wouldn't give a kiss that the boys call a slut.Rate it:
Space is as infinite as we can imagine, and expanding this perspective is what adjusts humankind’s focus on conquering our true enemies, the formidable foes: ignorance and limitation.Rate it:
Style of the future is the convergence of function and fashion.Rate it:
Success makes enemies of those who would have never been true friends.Rate it:
Teaching English and teaching Writing are two separate things.Rate it:
The body knows no pain, not like the soul. At least a nerve has limits, a body part a name. But the soul... the soul... There is no bandage, even crying is in vain.Rate it:
The category "Women Poets" is bizarre and irrelevant. It's a subcategory of Poets, but there is not a "Men Poets" category.Rate it:
The great thing about knowing you're wrong is the moment you realize it, you're right.Rate it:
The height of mediocrity is still low.Rate it:
The news is disease in disguise pretending to be information.Rate it:
The only truth slander reveals is about the coward implementing it.Rate it:
The people knew what had made them human; it was not their shortcomings, but their hearts.Rate it:
The primary dues a writer or any artist pays is to remain sentient, and to forfeit the illusionary luxury of such anesthetics as avoidance, numbness, and denials.Rate it:
The real story is not the plot, but how the characters unfold by it.Rate it:
The stars are not the limit.Rate it:
There is direct correlation between a society lacking in artistic vision to lack of social conscience, i.e., crime, poverty, and senseless, violent atrocities, materialism.Rate it:
There is no hospitality like understanding.Rate it:
There is only now. And look! How rich we are in it.Rate it:
Thought has no gender.Rate it:
To a friend, achievement is good news, to an enemy, it's bragging.Rate it:
To the degree it is efficient, a spaceship is elegant and beautiful.Rate it:
Understanding precedes peace.Rate it:
Unfortunately, in our society, power means the ability to dominate and oppress.Rate it:
We are the ancestors of those gardening the universe.Rate it:
We call interconnected order beautiful. When interrupted, we call it chaos.Rate it:
What we look squarely in the eye rarely bites us in the butt.Rate it:
When we can build something like the Hubble telescope and fathom images of this vast cosmos of which we are a part, it really gives pause to wonder what and who we are within a larger framework than linear adventures at the shopping mall and taxes.Rate it:
When we love there is no reason why.Rate it:
Where you see valid achievements or virtue being attacked, it's by someone viewing them as a mirror of their own inadequacy instead of an inspiring beacon for excellence.Rate it:
Which came first — the observer or the particle?Rate it:
Why have a cake if I can't eat it?Rate it:
You never read about the real pain. It lives where no word can travel.Rate it:

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