“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do notContinue reading “Beautiful People”
Robertson Davies, 1913 – 1995, Novelist
People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives. -J. Michael Straczynski, American Producer – 1954 –
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children…to leave the world a better place…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The Harper Book of Quotations Revised Edition”. Book by Robert I. Fitzhenry, p. 356, 1993.
“As I See Religion”. Book by Harry Emerson Fosdick, 1932. Preacher, 1878 – 1969
“Living Adventures in Science”. Book by Henry Thomas and Dana Lee Thomas, 1954.
John Locke, English Philosopher ~ 1632 – 1704
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little. ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~ Genevan philosopher ~ 1712 – 1778
“A Voice from the Attic”. Book by Robertson Davies, 1960.
Pedestrians ignoring the street corner preacher.
A man only learns by two things; one is reading and the other is association with smarter people. ~ Will Rogers
Mr Positive debates Mr Negative. Egos clash. Neither comes out a winner. Both egos deflated.
Paul Valery, Bizarre, issues 24-31, (p. 102), 1962
people on the stoops watching the passersby hydrants open spraying cool water on the neighborhood kids ice cream truck has arrived people lining up to buy and enjoy an ice cream or something cold to drink to hot cook inside so pizza and sandwiches are the meals for the hungry the ones without a/c sufferContinue reading “The City”
Sometimes quiet people really do have a lot to say. They’re just being careful about who they open up to. ~ Susan Gale
During his morning stroll, the elderly man is curious, as to how many bricks did they use in making the one block long sidewalk. Maybe one day, he will find the answer, by the tedious task of counting the red rectangular blocks of clay.
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
“If you find someone who makes you smile, who checks up on you often to see if you’re okay. Who watches out or you and wants the best for you. Who loves and respects you. Don’t let them go. People like that are hard to find.” ~ Franz Kafka (1883 – 1924)
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for president. One hopes it is the same half. ~ Gore Vidal
Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Samuel Butler – British Poet, Author 1835 – 1902
Source: The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (1975)
People are best on records and books because you can turn them off or put them back on the shelf. ~Henry Rollins
Alice Walker – American Author, Critic 1944-
“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 usContinue reading “People are afraid of themselves ~ Jim Morrison”
“Listen to the people who are talking about how to fix what’s wrong, not the ones who just work people into a snit over the problems. Listen to the people who have ideas about how to fix things, not the ones who just blame others.” ~ Molly Ivins, Columnist – Born: August 30, 1944 –Continue reading “Listen To The People ~ Molly Ivins”
“Some people live as though they are already dead. There are people moving around us who are consumed by their past, terrified of their future, and stuck in their anger and jealousy. They are not alive; they are just walking corpses.” ~ Nhat Hanh
“So when people ask me if I believe God created the universe, I tell them that the question itself makes no sense. Time didn’t exist before the Big Bang, so there is no time for God to make the universe in. It’s like asking for directions to the edge of the earth; the earth isContinue reading “Stephen Hawking Quote”
people are strange: they are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice… ~Charles Bukowski (1920–1994)
“People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; but what they don’t know is what what they do does.” ~ Michel Foucault
“The most difficult thing to get people to do is to accept the obvious.” ~ Dick Gregory
“If we understand the mechanisms and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we areContinue reading “Controlling The Mind ~ Edward Bernays”
The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little. ~Ray Bradbury, The Golden Apples of the Sun
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved.” ~ Jack Kerouac
He’s known as the ‘why’ man, for he is always asking the why of everything.
“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 functioningContinue reading “Democracy ~ Howard Zinn”
I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other. ~Pete Seeger
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell
She’s savoring the all around beauty, of the numerous wild flowers.
She lives in a household full of mad, whacked-out people.
Living the life of a nomad.
“Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up some wavelength of ours all they hear is a continuous scream.” – Iris Murdoch
“A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad timesContinue reading “E. B. White – Library Quote”
The daily daydreamers bus has arrived.
“If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.” – Jack Lemmon
“Clean water is only as far away as the nearest tap, and there are taps everywhere. There’s a faucet everywhere. But the reality is, the water in our toilets is cleaner than the water that most people are drinking.” – Matt Damon
“That’s the standard technique of privatization: defund, make sure things don’t work, people get angry, you hand it over to private capital.” – Noam Chomsky
“Don’t ever get so big or important that you can not hear and listen to every other person.” – John Coltrane
“Music is the universal language … it brings people closer together.” – Ella Fitzgerald
“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” – George Washington Carver
“The fact is that more people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, THAT my friends, is true perversion.” – Harvey Milk
“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, theContinue reading “Quote ~ Nhat Hanh”
The telephone is a good to talk to people without having to offer them a drink. ~Fran Lebowitz
“You don’t have to teach people how to be human. You have to teach them how to stop being inhuman.” – Eldridge Cleaver
People who try hard to do the right thing always seem mad. ~Stephen King
Willie and Wilma are at the kitchen table, drinking day-old brewed coffee, and both are wondering why it tastes like shit.
“People in Medicaid ought to have access to the same insurance as the rest of the population. If they are segregated, it will be a poor plan for poor people.” ~ John Goodman