"He ketched a frog one day, and took him home, and said he cal'lated to educate him; and so he never done nothing for three months but set in his back yard and learn that frog to jump. And you bet you he did learn him, too. He'd give him a little punch behind, and the next minute you'd see that frog whirling in the air like a doughnut--see him turn one summerset, or may be a couple, if he got a good start, and come down flat-footed and all right, like a cat. He got him up so in the matter of ketching flies, and kep' him in practice so constant, that he'd nail a fly every time as fur as he could see him. Smiley said all a frog wanted was education, and he could do 'most anything--and I believe him."
-From "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches"(1867) by Mark Twain
"Jump one day you will fly...Once upon a time in Óbidos-Portugal!" -LuLu
"To jump without a net is the scariest thing imaginable and it's the essence of courage. To weave a net first the essence of intelligence. The definition of insanity is to jump believing you can weave the net midair." -Raphie Frank
"We can drop the fundamental hope that there is a better 'me' who one day will emerge. We can't just jump over ourselves as if we were not there."
-Pema Chodron, from the book "When Things Fall Apart"
"..in that moment I realize how much I love the little everyday routines of my life..the details that are my life's special pattern, like how in handwoven rugs what really makes them unique are the tiny flaws in the stitching, little gaps and jumps and stutters that can never be reproduced. so many things become beautiful when you really look."
- from Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver
"I was jumping because it made me feel like a kid again!" - Trevor
image obtained from the Deadly Clear blog: http://goo.gl/OIS3f
"Who are you?" she inquired, as the cat passed by.
"I'm the cat that looked at a king," he replied.
"And I," she remarked with a toss of her head, "am the cow that jumped over the moon."
"Is that so?" said the cat. "Whatever for?"
The cow stared. She had never been asked that question before.
And suddenly it occurred to her that there might something else to do than jumping over moons.
- P.L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins
"Jump one day you will fly...Once upon a time in Portimão-Portugal!"
- Mafalda, LuLu, and Sérgio