A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
~Michel de Montaigne – (1533-1592) French Philosopher & Writer
I don’t thing the robots are taking over. I think the men who plays with toys have taken over. And if we don’t take the toys out of their hands, we’re fools. -Ray Bradbury
Born: September 15, 1890 – Died: January 12, 1976
Your mind will answer most questions if
you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
-William S. Burroughs
Roast beef, medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy.
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Born: March 12, 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts
“Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
Quote By George Orwell
“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman – your alternative covers
Born: February 23, 1868 — Died: August 27, 1963
This work A Pondering Mind is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
A shirtless Mark Twain, circa 1883.
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Samuel Beckett April 13, 1906 – December 22, 1989
Revenge is a dish that tastes
best when served cold.
Jack Kerouac March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969 Novelist, Painter, Poet
Don’t use the phone.
People are never ready
to answer it. Use poetry.
Source of quote
We make up horrors to help
us cope with the real ones.
Jonathan Kozol September 5, 1936 – Activist, Educator, Writer
Well, teachers have been profoundly demoralized
in recent years and are often treated with
contempt by politicians. There’s a great deal of
reckless rhetoric in Washington about the
mediocrity of the teaching profession – and I
don’t find that to be true at all.
The purpose of a writer
is to keep civilization
from destroying itself.
Frederick Marryat July 10, 1792 – August 9, 1848 British Naval Officer, Novelist & Writer.
I would rather write for the instruction
or even the amusement of the poor than
for the amusement of the rich.
Life is long to the miserable, but short to the happy.
85 BC – 43 BC
Roman – Writer
February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968
What if someone gave a war & Nobody came?
Life would ring bells of Ecstacy and
Forever be Itself again.
June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1887
August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012
You can’t predict anything. How can you be certain about
anything when everything is chaos and we’re not in control?
September 30, 1950-
Television producer and writer
Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.
There are a lot of funny people and a lot of unfunny people.
Some of them are women and some of them are dudes.
— Lake Bell – Actress, Producer, Writer
You can’t imagine how stupid the whole world has grown nowadays.
— Nikolai Gogol (March 31, 1809 – March 4, 1852
Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folk’s who can’t mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has. — William S. Burroughs
This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games.
— William Burroughs
After all, a homeless man has reason to cry, everything in the world is against him.
— Jack Kerouac
Aw I don’t wanta go to no such thing. I just wanta to drink in alleys.’…But you’ll miss all that, just for some old wine.’ There’s wisdom in wine, goddam it’ I yelled. ‘Have a shot! — Jack Kerouac
If you wish to be a writer, write. — Epictetus
People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so they’ll have good voice boxes in case there’s ever anything really meaningful to say.
– Kurt Vonnegut
If you’re in trouble, or hurt or need – go to the poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help – the only ones.
– John Steinbeck