For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norms, even our cultural ideal.
~ Carl Bernstein
My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.
~ Ursula K. Le Guin, American author 1929-
peacefuly spending quality time
Honore de Balzac, Novelist ~ 1799 – 1850
I am me
gathering one’s thoughts
Abigail Adams, Former First Lady of the United States – 1744 – 1818
aimlessly ambling along
Miles Davis, Musician – B: May 26, 1926 – D: September 28, 1991
Enjoy the moment.
We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.
– Albert Einstein
If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, try it for eight, sixteen, thirty-two, and so on. Eventually, one discovers that it is not boring, but very interesting.
“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.”
~ Hermann Hesse
People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
~ Albert Einstein
Bob Dylan, B: May 24, 1941
You’ll never know the kind of person you could be until you take that first step, all alone, into the great unknown. Very few take the step.
~ Hannah Harding
In the beginning the universe was created.
This made a lot of people very angry and has
been regarded as a bad move.
~ Douglas Adams
To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one.
~ Chinese Saying
Nudists are fond of saying that when you come right down to it everyone is alike, and again, that when you come right down to it everyone one is different.
~ Diane Arbus
No coffee, her day is doomed.
“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”
~ Joseph Addison, Essayist 1672 – 1719
“About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.”
~ Rita Mae Brown. Writer – B: November 28, 1944
Today, May 14
and I don’t
The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It’s over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam…
~ J. G. Ballard, British author 1930-
Diane Ackerman, American poet, essayist, savage and naturalist 1948-
I deal with stress in two ways because there two kinds of stress. There’s stress you can take care of and there’s stress that you can’t. The first one, I take care of it fast as possible, but putting it off always makes it worse. Things that I can’t fix? I think about the fact that I can’t fix them. I think about why I can’t fix and I come to terms with the fact this is a problem that I’m not going to overcome and that the world is not a wish granting factory.
~ Hank Green, Vlogbrothers, Raw Onion, Twerking, and Speech Jam, 08-30-13
There are no whole truths. All truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.
~ Alfred North Whitehead
writing a post
even a so-called
is not as easy
as it seems
binge watching Chicago PD
David Hume, Philosopher – B: May 7, 1711 – D: August 25, 1776
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
~ Soren Kierkegaard, Philosopher – B: May 5, 1813 – D: November 11, 1855
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.
~ Stephen Hawking
“Here was one place where I could find out who I was and what I was going to become. And that was the public library.”
~ Jerzy Kosinski, Novelist – B: June 14, 1933 – D: May 3, 1991
Georges Braque, Painter – 1882 – 1963
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
~ Albert Einstein
Claire Cook, Film writer
bottomless cups of coffee
Angela Thirkell, The Headmistress (1945)