2020: the year the world got turned on its head
It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world it for us right now.
~ David Attenborough
In a world of lies and liars, an honest work of art is always an act of social responsibility.
The coronavirus has turned the world upside down, inside out, and will probably never be the same.
With all that is going on in the world, my coffee imbibing has started to increase. Is it a good or bad thing?
All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.
“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”
“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
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-
If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can’t be done.
~ Peter Ustinov (1921 – 2004)
“Life and death matters, yes. And the question of how to behave in this world, how to go in the face of everything. Time is short and the water is rising.”
~ Raymond Carver, Writer – (1938-1988)
Writer, B. December 10, 1920 – D. December 9, 1977
“Genius and madness have something in common: both live in a world that is different from that which exists for everyone else.”
~ Arthur Schopenhauer
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
“When the world becomes a massive mess with nobody at the helm, it’s time for artists to make their mark.”
– Joni Mitchell
“We lose ourselves in what we read, only to return to ourselves, transformed and part of a more expansive world.” – Judith Butler
Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet. -Maya Anjelou
Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
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Born: February 8, 1926 – Died: February 4, 1968
Born: July 15, 1919 – Died: February 8, 1999
From the Robert Frost poem, Fire and Ice written in 1923.
Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.
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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.”
– Alan Watts
My opinion from a straight man;
A woman wants to marry another
woman, go for it.
A man wants to marry another
man, go for it.
For people who keep saying that
marriage should be between a man
and a woman, fine. But don’t be
spouting the venom and bullshit
by putting the Gays and Lesbians
They don’t bother me, and they are
not bothering you, the so called
righteous ones. Get over it.
It’s not the end of the fucking
“You do not need to leave your room, remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait. Do not even wait, be still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you. To be unmasked, it has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet. ” – Franz Kafka
“You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year.”
– Henry Ford
“The world is like a mirror you see? smile and your friends smile back.”
– Japanese Zen Saying
“I am not an Athenian nor a Greek, but a citizen of the world.”
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”
– Dalai Lama
“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”
– Oscar Wilde
The trouble with the world
is that the stupid are
cocksure and the intelligent
full of doubt.
It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world, as pastors teach, but idealism. Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously.
– H. L. Mencken
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“It’s healthier to look out at the
world through a window than through
a mirror. Otherwise, all you see is
yourself and whatever is behind you.”
“For now is my grief heavier than the sands of the seas, she thought. This world has emptied me of all but the oldest purpose: tomorrow’s life.”
“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
– Mark Twain
Let us read, and let us dance; these
two amusements will never do any harm
to the world.
A world is in danger, this planet is in great danger!
May 22, 1914-May 30, 1993
Composer, Musician, Philosopher, Pianist and Poet
Another conversation between he and she.
She: Good morning.
He: Good morning, or is it a good morning.
She: I see your not in a good mood.
She: Yes, you.
He: Do you really want to know why I’m not in a good mood?
She: Please tell.
He: Well … I slept like shit.
She: Shit is not a good thing.
He: You got that right.
She: Since you slept as you say, like shit then that is not a good thing.
She: So how I can help you to make this a good morning?
He: First off, I need a good, strong mug of black coffee.
She: That’s a good thing for you.
He: Coffee is good, and good for the soul too.
She: I’ll stick with a good cup of tea.
He: Tea is good, but I’m not a morning tea drinker.
She: I know that.
He: Good that we agree on that.
She: How’s the coffee?
He: As good as it gets.
He: Now that the coffee is working, it looks like it’s going to be good day.
She: I love it when you have a good day, and a good evening too.
He: A good day, makes everything right with the world.
She: I hope tonight you get a good night’s sleep.
He: I’m planning on it.
She: Good of you to say that.
He: It’s all good.
Who can do, don’t want to;
Who wants to, can’t do;
Who knows how to do, won’t do it;
Who does it, doesn’t know how to;
and, so, badly goes the world.
— Italian Proverb
The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry,
of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the
point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the
absence of a garden. If you don’t want paradise, you are not
human; and if you are not human, you don’t have a soul.
— Thomas Moore
Once upon a time, wasn’t singing a part of everyday life as much as talking, physical exercise, and religion? Our distant ancestors, wherever they were in this world, sang while pounding grain, paddling canoes, or walking long journeys. Can we begin to make our lives once more all of a piece? Finding the right songs and singing them over and over is a way to start. And when one person taps out a beat, while another leads into the melody, or when three people discover a harmony they never knew existed, or a crowd joins in on a chorus as though to raise the ceiling a few feet higher, then they also know there is hope for the world.
— Pete Seeger
Source: wisdom quotes
The key to the future of the world is finding the
optimistic stories and letting them be known.
— Pete Seeger
We pass through this world but once.
— Stephen Jay Gould