Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. -Buck, Pearl S.
- Hsing Yun – growth "It is not possible to perfect oneself in an instant. We each have our own attainments, and each day’s cultivation means each day’s growth." ~Master Hsing Yun
- "Their kitchen is their shrine, the cook their… "Their kitchen is their shrine, the cook their priest, the table their altar, and their belly their god" - Charles Buck
- "Thats what a ship is, you know. Its not a keel… "Thats what a ship is, you know. Its not a keel and a hull and a deck and sails. Thats what a ship needs. But what a ship is. What the Black Pearl really is . . . is freedom." - Johnny Depp
- Dan McAdams – stories "People who believe their lives are meaningful tend to tell stories defined by growth, communion and agency." ~Dan McAdams, Northwestern University psychologist