Source note: Johnsonian Misellanies (1966 edition)
Many of the things you can count, don’t count.
Many of the things you can’t count, really count.
~ Albert Einstein
“To the intelligent man or woman, life appears infinitely mysterious. But the stupid have an answer for every question.”
~ Edward Abbey (B. January 29, 1927 – D. March 14, 1989)
Philip Johnson (1906 – 2005)
B. July 22, 1890 – D. January 22, 1995
6 F, -14 C
Farmers’ Almanac, 1978
Edgar Allan Poe, B. January 19, 1809 – D. October 7, 1849
“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it.”
~ Jim Morrison
“The function of law and theology are the same: to keep the poor from taking back by violence what the rich have stolen by cunning.”
~ Robert Anton Wilson, Author (B. January 18, 1932 – D. January 11, 2007
Anais Nin, Born: February 21, 1903 – Died: January 14, 1977
We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.
– Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962
Born: September 15, 1890 – Died: January 12, 1976
“Unclose your mind. You are not a prisoner. You are a bird in flight, searching the skies for dreams.”
~ Haruki Murakami
“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”
~ Rose Kennedy
Edgar Cayce, Psychic (B. March 18, 1877 – D. January 3, 1945)
“The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.
Today and tomorrow are yet to be said.
The chances, the changes are all yours to make.
The mold of your life is in your hands to break.”
~ J. R. R. Tolkien
“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.”
~ Harun Yahya, Author (B. February 2, 1956)
Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.
~ Bill Keane
“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.”
~ Ellen Goodman, Journalist (b. April 11, 1941)