“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
John Locke – Philosopher B: August 29, 1632 – D: October 28, 1704
E. M. Forster – English Novelist 1879 – 1970
“A Voice from the Attic”. Book by Robertson Davies, 1960.
Samuel Butler – English Author, 1835 – 1902
is now in
Howard Zinn (1999). “Marx in Soho: A Play on History”, p.4, South End Press
Diane von Furstenberg, Fashion designer ~ 1946 –
It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.
~ Claude Bernard, Physiologist ~ 1813 – 1878
*French philosopher, 1909-1943
“All things are our relatives; what we do to everything, we do to ourselves. All is really One.”
~ Black Elk, Medicine Man ~ B: Dec. 1, 1863 – D: Aug. 19, 1950
“Having a place means that you know what a place means…what it means in a storied sense of myth, character and presence but also in an ecological sense…Integrating native consciousness with mythic consciousness”
~ Gary Snyder, Poet ~ Born: May 8, 1930
*Spanish painter 1881-1973
“Is it possible to get a cup of coffee-flavored coffee anymore in this country? What happened with coffee? Did I miss a meeting? They have every other flavor but coffee-flavored coffee. They have mochaccino, frappaccino, cappuccino, Al Pacino…Coffee doesn’t need a menu, it needs a cup.”
~ Denis Leary
Genghis Khan, B: May 31, 1162 – D: August 18, 1227
Khagan of the Mongol Empire
out the door
in order to
or is it
in a world
The half-whacked preacher, is speaking the unspeakable of a lewd and lascivious nature.
I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness.
~ Franz Kafka
Caught stealing his neighbor’s newspaper, he declared depraved indifference.
“To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.”
~ William Blake ‘Auguries of Innocence’ (c. 1803)
“In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors.”
~ William Blake, Poet ~ 1757 – 1857
It is so hard to leave-until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.
~ John Green, Author
“If people would just look at the paintings, I don’t think they would have any trouble enjoying them. It’s like looking at a bed of flowers, you don’t tear your hair out over what it means.”
~ Jackson Pollock, Died: August 11, 1956 ~ 44 y/o
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ~ Toni Morrison, 88 y/o – Author, Nobel Laureate
on the floor
Easy reading is damn hard writing. But if it’s right, It’s easy. It’s the other way around, too. If it’s slovenly written, then it’s hard to read. It doesn’t give the reader what the careful writer can give the reader.
~ Maya Angelou
Twyla Tharp, American Dancer
let it go
let it flow
let it go
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-British philosopher ~ 1889 – 1951
Pedestrians ignoring the street corner preacher.
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.”
~ Audrey Hepburn, Actress 1929 – 1993
Horace, Ancient Roman Poet 65 BC – 8 BC
A man only learns by two things; one is reading and the other is association with smarter people.
~ Will Rogers
W. H. Auden, Anglo-American poet ~ 1907 – 1973
Mr Positive debates Mr Negative. Egos clash. Neither comes out a winner. Both egos deflated.
Eudora Welty (1998), “Stories, Essays and Memoir”
“It is necessary … for a man to go away by himself … to sit on a rock … and ask, ‘Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going?”
~ Carl Sandburg, Writer, 1878-1967
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.
~ Albert Einstein
With the high heat and humidity, having/drinking plenty of water, is a good thing.
Trekking with the numerous lost souls. The journey continues on.
Paul Valery, Bizarre, issues 24-31, (p. 102), 1962
Frank McCourt (1999), Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir
Thinking aloud. Let the world hear.
Anna Freud, Austrian Psychologist