Author Archives: Christine Ghattas

About Christine Ghattas

Christine Ghattas (Christine Bonnie Ghattas) is a teacher and artist from the United States.


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Fresh fruit and veggies

Brightly colored everything

Bustling port city


Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Argentina sings

Springtime in the bright city

What fun to explore

La Serena

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La Serena, Chile

Isla Damas + Humboldt Penguin National Reserve

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Lots to see at sea:

Sea otters, Humboldt Penguins,

And birds of all kinds

Isla Negra

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Holiday weekend

On a bright pseudo-island

Walk, eat, watch… adapt

A few great quotes

I love, have always loved, to find good quotations. To me, they are words of wisdom, and a part of me always hopes a bit of the wisdom they carry will stick and become a part of me as well.

In addition to being inspirational for everyday living, quotations can be very useful in the classroom. When I taught at KSU, I kicked off every class by posting quotations for my students to read, interpret, respond to, and discuss. The result was often

“All that we behold is full of blessings.”
— William Wordsworth

“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.”
— Anais Nin

unplug iPod
music stops abruptly
cricket song instead
— Dr. SunWolf

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
— Nelson Mandela

“Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.”
— Joseph Campbell

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
— William Shakespeare, Mid-Summer Night’s Dream

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
— Aristotle

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
— Albert Einstein

“You can kiss your family and friends goodbye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world, but a world lives within you.”
— Frederick Buechner

“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do no pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.”
— Phillips Brooks

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”
— Lao Tzu

“May you live all the days of your life.”
— Jonathan Swift

Viña del Mar

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Bright day at the beach

Salty sea air and fine wine

Nice weekend escape

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