Thursday, 14 January 2021

Once Upon a Time There was a Happy Planet


There are only two ways of telling the complete truth – anonymously and posthumously. ~ Thomas Sowell #Quote

Peace ☮ and tranquility is only for the wealthy. ~ Bad Religion #Lyrics

Even castles made from sand fall to the ocean πŸŒ…. ~ Jimi Hendrix #Quote

I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star, fragile as a flower, a tiny sliver of one hour. I dripped it carelessly. Ah! I didn't know, I held opportunity. ~ Hazel Lee #Quote

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die. ~ Mel Brooks #Quote



I am not gay, although I wish I were, just to piss off homophobes. ~ Kurt Cobain #Quote

Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war – for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I’d say we deserve ours more. ~ John Lennon //0-0\\  #Quote

If you need something done ask as busy man, no one else will have time ⏳ to do it. ~ Unknown #Quote

Good authors, too, who once knew better words, now only use four-letter words writing prose... anything goes. ~ Cole Porter #lyrics

It’s funny how you never think about the women you’ve had. It’s always the ones who get away that you can’t forget. ~ Chuck Palahniuk #Quote

There are people who drove me crazy, but they got the job done. And when I see that person again, I nod my head. Respect. ~ Bill Murray #Quote

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice. ~ G. K. Chesterton #Quote

In your pomp and all your glory, you're a poorer man than me. ~ Jethro Tull #lyrics

So often our greatest triumph is a willing surrender. ~ Robert Brault #Quote

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson #Quote

Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable. ~ Richard Buckminster Fuller #Quote

I learn by going where I have to go. ~ Theodore Roethke #Quote

Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why you had to hide away for so long. Where did we go wrong? ~ Electric Light Orchestra #lyrics

The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young. ~ Oscar Wilde #Quote

Believe me, I wish this song was yours instead of mine. ~ Ringo Starr #lyrics

What a beautiful future it will be! Don’t worry about life being boring. It will never be. ~ Yoko Ono #Quote

You don't have to get it right, you just have to get it going. ~ Anonymous #Quote

The only thing wrong with being an atheist is that there's nobody to talk to during an orgasm. ~ Anon #Quote

Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems. ~ Rene Descartes #Quote

I like the cold weather. It means you get work done. ~ Noam Chomsky #Quote

When you look up in the sky, you can see the stars 🌌 and still not see the light. ~ The Eagles #lyrics

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got. ~ Robert Brault #Quote

Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we’re quoting. ~ John Green #Quote

Ask me and I will play all the love that I hold inside. ~ Simon and Garfunkel #Lyrics

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time ⏳, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald #Quote

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. ~ John Lennon //0-0\\  #Quote

I’m a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last, a romantic person hopes against hope that they won’t. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald #Quote

Life is a short warm moment, and death is a long cold rest. You get your chance to try in the twinkling of an eye πŸ‘, in years with luck, or even less. ~ Pink Floyd #Lyrics

’Come out of your shell’ – that noxious expression which fails to appreciate that some animals naturally carry shelter everywhere they go and some humans are just the same. ~ Susan Cain #Quote



Depression is the flaw in love. To be creatures who love, we must be creatures who can despair at what we lose, and depression is the mechanism of that despair. ~ Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression #Quote

There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion. ~ Charles Caleb Colton #Quote

I don't plan a career. That doesn't work for me. I just have to go with my gut. ~ Ralph Fiennes #Quote

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone, only darkness every day. ~ Bill Withers #Lyrics

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. ~ Cowboy Wisdom #Quote

A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines. ~ Benjamin Franklin #Quote

You may delay, but time ⏳ will not. ~ Benjamin Franklin #Quote

We are always getting ready to live but never living. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #Quote

Show me someone who never gossips, and I'll show you someone who isn't interested in people. ~ Barbara Walters #Quote

To be interested in the changing seasons is, in this middling zone, a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ~ George Santayana #Quote

Death and hell are never full, and neither are men's eyes πŸ‘πŸ‘. ~ Johnny Cash #lyrics

Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library. ~ Jim Rohn #Quote

Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian. ~ Lee Simonson #Quote

The telephone is the greatest single enemy of scholarship; for what our intellectual forebears used to inscribe in ink now goes once over a wire into permanent oblivion. ~ Stephen Jay Gould #Quote

We've been friends for oh so long, I let you share what's mine. But when you mess with the boy I love, it's time ⏳ to draw the line. ~ Little Eva #lyrics

An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world. ~ George Santayana #Quote

Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean πŸŒ… refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away. ~ Sarah Kay #Quote


Reading without purpose is sauntering not exercise. ~ Edward George Bulwer-Lytton #Quote

Why can't we be friends, why can't we be friends? ~ War #Lyrics

Teach your children well, your father's hell. ~ Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young #lyrics

A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run. ~ Ouida #Quote


Love is the greatest refreshment in life. ~ Pablo Picasso #Quote

Who are these children who scheme and run wild, who speak with their wings and the way that they smile. What are the secrets, they trace in the sky, and why do you tremble each time ⏳ they ride by? ~ Steely Dan #lyrics

Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell. ~ Criss Jami #Quote

Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical. ~ #Proverb

Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offence cannot reach it. ~ RenΓ© Descartes #Quote

Learn to change a tire. #JustWisdom

Healing yourself is connected with healing others. ~ Yoko Ono #Quote

When you start treating people like people, they become people. ~ Paul Vitale #Quote

There is often less danger in the things we fear than in the things we desire. ~ John C. Collins #Quote

No matter how careful you are, there’s going to be the sense you missed something, the collapsed feeling under your skin that you didn’t experience it all. There’s that fallen heart ❤️ feeling that you rushed right through the moments where you should’ve been paying attention. ~ Chuck Palahniuk #Quote

Some books leave us free and some books make us free. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #Quote

Once upon a time ⏳ there was a happy planet, then man came and took everything for granted. He destroyed his gift, the joy of living, and turned to greed. ~ Commodores #lyrics




Friday, 8 January 2021

All that We See or Seem


It is better to be first with an ugly woman than the hundredth with a beauty. ~ Pearl Buck #Quote

Just remember, there's a right way and a wrong way to do everything and the wrong way is to keep trying to make everybody else do it the right way. ~ M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter #LinesFromTV

Peace ☮, commerce, and honest friendship, with all nations - entangling alliances with none. ~ Thomas Jefferson #Quote

If a book πŸ“– comes from the heart ❤️ it will contrive to reach other hearts. All art and author craft are of small account to that. ~ Thomas Carlyle #Quote

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. ~ Edgar Allan Poe #Quote

It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. ~ Albert Einstein #Quote

Can miles truly separate you from friends.... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there? ~ Richard Bach #Quote

It isn't what you know that counts, it's what you think of in time ⏳. ~ Unknown #Quote

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~ Pablo Picasso #Quote #Quote

Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope. ~ P. J. O'Rourke #Quote

Better be quarrelling than lonesome. ~ #Proverb

Now and then it is a joy to have one's table red with wine and roses. ~ Oscar Wilde #Quote

One can enjoy a wood fire πŸ”₯ worthily only when he warms his thoughts by it as well as his hands and feet. ~ Odell Shepard #Quote

The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there. ~ Robert M. Pirsig #Quote

Getting older is no problem. You just have to live long enough. ~ Groucho Marx #Quote

On Painting Rats, and the Glorification of Them. They exist without permission. They are hated, hunted and persecuted. They live in quiet desperation amongst the filth. And yet they are capable of bringing entire civilizations to their knees. If you are dirty, insignificant, and unloved then rats are the ultimate role model. ~ Banksy #Quote

Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone. ~ Octovio Paz #Quote

People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly. ~ Andy Warhol #Quote

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain. ~ Epictetus #Quote


If you ever need anything please don’t hesitate to ask someone else first. ~ Kurt Cobain #Quote

There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired. ~ Unknown #Quote

Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art. ~ Neil Gaiman #Quote

I won't cry cause I live to die, with my mind on my money πŸ’° and my guns in the sky. ~ Ja Rule, Only Begotten Son #lyrics

Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin. ~ John Green #Quote

There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex. People should be very free with sex -- they should draw the line at goats. ~ Elton John #Quote

Earthly friends may prove untrue, doubts and fears assail. But one still loves and cares for your, one who will not fail. ~ A.A. Luther #lyrics

Reading furnishes the mind only with material for knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read πŸ“š ours. ~ John Locke #Quote

There is a humanitarian impulse that one aspires to and there are days when one doesn't do it very well. ~ Ralph Fiennes #Quote

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. ~ Linus Pauling #Quote

It was my first big chance, but here I was, sitting back and letting it run through my fingers like so much water 🌊. ~ Sylvia Plath #Quote

It’s a strange world. Some people get rich and others eat shit and die. ~ Hunter S. Thompson #Quote

Oh, dear. I really ought to do something. But I am already in my pyjamas. ~ Professor Farnsworth of Futurama #Quote

We are children of the world, asking every question why. ~ The Bee Gees #lyrics

You have to be a bastard to make it, and that’s a fact. ~ John Lennon
//0-0\\  #Quote

As I lay me down to sleep πŸ›Œ, this I pray. That you will hold me, dear. Though I'm far away, I whisper your name into the sky. And I will wake up happy. ~ Sophie B. Hawkins #lyrics

The time ⏳ you enjoy wasting is not wasted time ⏳. ~ Unknown #Quote

Love is essential, gregariousness is optional. ~ Susan Cain #Quote

If religious people could be reasoned with there would be no religious people. ~ Dr. Gregory House #Quote


Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~ Leonardo da Vinci #Quote

The only problem
with Haiku is that you just
get started and then 

~ Roger McGough #Quote

Appreciate your parents. You never know what sacrifices they went through for you. ~ Unknown #Quote

Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair. ~ Edmund Burke #Quote


It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm. ~ Florence Nightingale #Quote

Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed. ~ Yu Cao #Quote

A book πŸ“– might be written on the injustice of the just. ~ Anthony Hope #Quote

Lovers never get tired of each other because they are forever talking about themselves. ~ Francois de la Rochefoucauld #Quote

As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers. ~ Cyril Connolly #Quote

What makes a hero truly great is that they never despair. ~ Roy Thompson #Quote

I've been poor and I've been rich, and rich is better. ~ Bessie Smith #Quote

The short bloom of our brief and narrow life flies far away. While we are calling for flowers and wine and woman, old age is upon us. ~ Juvenal #Quote

The human condition means that we can zone out and forget what the hell we’re doing. ~ Bill Murray #Quote

I'll stand over your grave 'til I'm sure that you're dead. ~ Bob Dylan #Lyrics

Know when to ignore the camera. #JustWisdom

I ride earth’s burning carousel. Day in, day out. ~ Sylvia Plath #Quote


Mind your own business. But love your neighbour as yourself. ~ David C. Hill #Quote

Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world. ~ Epictetus #Quote

God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages. ~ William Ellery Channing #Quote

No guiding subtle light, no ancestors or friends, no judge of right or wrong, just eternal silence and dormancy. ~ Bad Religion #lyrics

I take my desires for reality because I believe in the reality of my desires. ~ Anonymous Graffiti, Paris 1968 #Quote