quote help - need ASAP!

hi dopers!

well, i leave tomorrow for peace corps in zambia (yay!).

in preparation, i wrote a quote down in the front page of my new journal - a family member gave me a framed illustration of this quote, but it doesnt say who wrote or drew it (there is a certificate of authenticness, but it is trapped inside the frame where i cant see it or get to it). i was hoping that someone out there will recognize it:

"in my dream, the angel shrugged and said,
if we fail this time, it will be a failure of imagination

and then she placed the world gently in the palm
of my hand"

it has a little color drawing around the words.

so please! if anyone knows the artist behind this, please let me know asap!


From this site:

Good luck in Zambia!

According to several sites they were written by poet Brian Andreas. Here is a site with several of his things printed on sculptures


I think I got the wrong poem, but the correct poet.

Brian Andreas

Put the first line in quotes, and put it into Google. Works every time. Hit “I’m feeling lucky.”


thank you Ringo and Motog!

it is definitly brian andreas - i went to the sight and scanned down a bit, and right there was the little poem i have!

so thank you again! now i can go off with no loose ends draggling after me : ) y’all keep fighting the good fight!*

*against ignorance

Is the image like the one: “the Imagining World”?:

Or this one?:
He used the same quote on a sculpture

Ah! Here is some info:


Brian Andreas is fascinated with remembering the future. He does this as an artist, sculptor and storyteller, and his work is shown and collected internationally. He was born in Iowa in 1956, holds a B.A. from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and an M.F.A. in Fiber and Mixed Media from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California. He says, “When I look at our lives, the dates & milestones seem relatively insignificant. It is our daily life together that matters most.”[\quote]

thanks triskadecamus!

i’ve always been a little freaked out by the “i’m feeling lucky” button (it kind of makes me feel dirty, like porno). go figure that this time it would have been just the right thing to hit! : )


I have nothing to add, but good luck sneeze and have fun!

hi GIGObuster!

the print i have is mostly like the “imagining world” one from the first sight, except the drawing is on the left side of the page, and instead of that big blue area, it’s a skinnier orange area. thank you for the links! i like his drawings a lot, and a lot of the quotes/poems as well - i went through and read a bunch of his other quotes/poems - some of them are really nice, and some of them seem like jack handy on a particularly lucid day : )


thank you brachyrhynchos! : )