A toast to the human madness.
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. ~Abbé Dimnet, Art of Thinking, 1928
Don’t wait for the Last Judgment. It happens everyday. ~Albert Camus, The Fall, 1956
Retired is being twice tired, I’ve thought First tired of working, Then tired of not. ~Richard Armour
Writing something. Anything. People will love reading it.
“Either America will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.” – W. E. B. Du Bois
Eating cheese. Lots of cheese, as in Cheddar cheese. Yummy. Woke up in the morning, constipated. Not a good way to start off the day.
You and I will meet again When we’re least expecting it One day in some far off place I will recognize your face I won’t say goodbye my friend For you and I will meet again ~Tom Petty
Passing time. Chewing gum. Blowing bubbles.
Why can’t we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn’t work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos. ~Charles M. Schulz
“You will never solve poverty without solving water and sanitation.” – Matt Damon
“Democracy depends on citizens being informed, and since our media, especially television (which is the most important source of news for most Americans) reports mostly what the people in power do, and repeats what the people in power say, the public is badly informed, and it means we cannot really say we have a functioning […]
Sweeping the detritus off the sidewalk.
Is there a difference between a trial run vs a real one?
Took a walk on the tame side, not the wild one.
When Jimmy Jon is talking to anyone, he has a bad habit of squeezing the numerous zits, that cover his face and body. A dermatologist would have a field day trying to clean up the mess.
Elliott always walks backwards, because he wants to make sure that he didn’t miss anything. He believes in seeing and living in the past tense. He says that will never change.
He’s her tall drink of water.
“Fear was the first thing on Earth to create gods.” – Lucretius
“Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.” – Alfred North Whitehead
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
Sitting on the couch. Watching TV. Fall asleep. TV is now watching me. Wake up a short time later wondering, Did I miss anything?
Long ago, and far away, shit happened. Today, shit happens. Tomorrow too. And the next day, and the day after, etc., etc…..
“Death’s an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew.” -Ivan Turgenev
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion. ~Democritus
Jim is having a wonderful conversation with the bathroom mirror.
Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee? -Albert Camus
“To hold our tongues when everyone is gossiping, to smile without hostility at people and institutions, to compensate for the shortage of love in the world with more love in small, private matters; to be more faithful in our work, to show greater patience, to forgo the cheap revenge obtainable from mockery and criticism: all […]
A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it. -Edgar Allan Poe
Writing is not life, but I think that sometimes it can be a way back to life. -Stephen King
I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other. ~Pete Seeger
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
As she was leaving, he said to her, “naked or clothed, I still love you, and that will never change.”
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. ~Francis Bacon
I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighbourhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A city is a large community where people are lonesome together. ~Herbert Prochnow
Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. ~Hermann Hesse