Demitri Martin, American Comedian
People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
“The future is a concept, it doesn’t exist. There is no such thing as tomorrow. There never will be, because time is always now. That’s one of the things we discover when we stop talking to ourselves and stop thinking. We find there is only present, only an eternal now.”
~ Alan Watts
Alan Watts (1977). “The essence of Alan Watts”, Celestial Arts Publishing Company
“The Harper Book of Quotations Revised Edition”. Book by Robert I. Fitzhenry, p. 356, 1993.
“Readers recommend: songs about control” by Peter Kimpton, http://www.theguardian.com. March 5, 2015.
in my mind
that I usually
of the day
one step at a time
one day at a time
watch what i eat
drink plenty of water
“Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut
“Kurt Vonnegut Once Sent This Amazing Letter To A High School” by Emily Thomas, http://www.huffingtonpost.com. October 6, 2014.
“A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. When he has no respect for anyone, he can no longer love, and, in order to divert himself, having no love in him, he yields to his impulses, indulges in the lowest forms of pleasure, and behaves in the end like an animal. And it all comes from lying – lying to others and to yourself.”
~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
“The Brothers Karamazov”. Book by Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1879 – 1880.
Movies are not novels, and that’s why, when filmmakers try to adapt novels, particularly long or complex novels, the result is almost failure. It can’t be done.
Russell Means, B. November 10, 1939 – D. October 22, 2012
“As I See Religion”. Book by Harry Emerson Fosdick, 1932. Preacher, 1878 – 1969
brainstorming + bottomless mugs of strong black coffee >>> produces wild and wacky ideas
“Living Adventures in Science”. Book by Henry Thomas and Dana Lee Thomas, 1954.
Credit: Quote Master
Photo: Quote Master
Her radiant smile, says it all.
I Love books. I love that moment when you open one and sink into it you can escape from the world, into a story that’s way more interesting than yours will ever be.
John Ruskin (2016). “The Crown of Wild Olive”, p.732, John Ruskin
Anatole France – French Novelist
Twitter post from Aug 18, 2010
Jane Austen (2005). “Jane Austen: 8 Books in 1”, p.460, Shoes & Ships & Sealing Wax
James Thurber, American Author ~ 1894 – 1961
the middle-age couple, go at it, day and night. always arguing. talking very loud, loud enough to be heard at least a block away. the police have made numerous visits, and have warned them many a time, to cool their jets, or else they will get their asses hauled off to the precinct house. most of the time, they will obey the cops, and keep it down, yet…a day doesn’t go by that the couple erupts into another explosion, of an explosion of screaming and hollering. they’re not exactly the junes and wards cleavers of the world.
“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
Kurt Vonnegut (2009). “Mother Night: A Novel”, p.5, Dial Press
big is bulky
small is beautiful
it’s all good
Now that I am no longer injecting insulin, the glucose (sugar) level(s) are good. It took a little work get to this point, as I watch what and how much I eat, and that’s a good thing, as it works out in my favor.
When I was diagnosed and told that I have type 2 diabetes, it made me think, which I did a lot of, I was not going to let it get the best of me, that I was going to give it a good kick in the ass, along with quitting smoking, to make myself healthier, and be happy about it. The end result, it worked.
Accept who you are
Be who you are
Think for yourself
I’m taking some much needed time away from blogging. I need to concentrate on my diabetes, as I am no longer on insulin. I feel great, but there are the moments when the sugar level is a bit high. I don’t fret over it, as I know what to do.
When will I return, I have no idea.
“How will he who does not know how to govern himself know how to govern others?” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
Max Beerbohm, English Essayist ~ 1872 – 1956
“I see so many fools in this world that sometimes I could just go home and cry about what people do to themselves Hey, wake up, wake up, look here! Think a minute, think a minute. This is your life! You got, what, ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty years here, and you gonna be gone.'”
~ J. California Cooper, Playwright ~ B: November 10, 1931 – D: September 20. 2014
FaceBook post from Sep 02, 2012
Italo Calvino (2017). “The Uses of Literature”, p.134, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
hot searing sun
broiling the desert
not a house
or any building
to be seen
for as far
as the eye can see
carcasses of long
ago dead animals
litter the ground
rattle snakes hissing
scorpions and black
seeking to bite
and deposit their
no water to be found
not an ideal place
to spend time in
such is life
in the desert
Mooji, Teacher ~ Born: January 29, 1954
“Nobody knows what another person is thinking. They may imagine they do, but they are nearly always wrong.”
~ Agatha Christie, B: September 15, 1890 – D. January 12, 1976
The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
John Locke, English Philosopher ~ 1632 – 1704
“In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard’s vote.”
~ David Foster Wallace, Novelist ~ B: February 21, 1962 – D: September 12, 2008
“Up, Simba!”. Essay by David Foster Wallace, September 2000.
“The FDA calls certain substances “controlled.” But there are no “controlled substances,” there are only controlled citizens.”
~ Thomas Szasz, Psychiatrist
“At the end of the day, all you can hope for is to go on. The older I get, the more I realize that just keeping on keeping on is what life’s all about.”
~ Janis Ian, Singer-songwriter
“Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.”
~ Lisa St. Aubin de Terán, Novelist
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~ Genevan philosopher ~ 1712 – 1778
“All the world began with a yes. One molecule said yes to another molecule and life was born. But before prehistory there was the prehistory of the prehistory and there was the never and there was the yes. It was ever so. I don’t know why, but I do know that the universe never began.
Make no mistake, I only achieve simplicity with enormous effort.”
~ Clarice Lispector, Writer ~ 1920 – 1977
That is the joy of reading fiction: when all is said and done, the novel belongs to the reader and his or hers imagination.
~ Alice Hoffman
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
~ William S. Burroughs
Robert M. Hensel, Spanish Poet-Writer