Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Swim Out To It

First principle: one must need strength, otherwise one will never have it. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #Quote

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. ~ Johann von Goethe #Quote

Two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism. ~ E.M. Forster #Quote

Every man over forty is a scoundrel. ~ George Bernard Shaw #Quote

A new day will dawn for those who stand strong, and the forests will echo with laughter. ~ Led Zeppelin #lyrics

Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over. ~ Ernest Hemingway #Quote

It's only in uncertainty that we're naked and alive. ~ Peter Gabriel #Lyrics

God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best. ~ Voltaire #Quote

The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom. ~ Guy de Maupassant #Quote

Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit; while an expensive monument is one with embroidery. ~ Richard Buckminster Fuller #Quote

I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left. ~ Voltaire #Quote


Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Quote

The unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones. ~ W. Somerset Maugham #Quote

Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse. ~ Groucho Marx #Quote

To find yourself, think for yourself. ~ Socrates #Quote

Women get the last word in every argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument. ~ Author Unknown #Quote

When I write, I aim in my mind not toward New York but toward a vague spot a little to the east of Kansas. ~ John Updike #Quote

In the long run you hit only what you aim at. Therefore, though you should fail immediately, you had better aim at something high. ~ Henry David Thoreau #Quote

If you stand up to be counted, someone will take your seat. ~ Source Unknown #Quote

Accept the challenges, so you may feel the exhilaration of victory. ~ General George Patton #Quote


Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da, life goes on. ~ The Beatles #Lyrics

Without music, life would be an error. The German imagines even God singing songs. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #Quote

Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you. ~ Source Unknown #Quote

Thou art all ice. Thy kindness freezes. ~ William Shakespeare #Quote

If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favour of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party. ~ Dag Hammarskjold #Quote

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom. ~ General George Patton #Quote

Time discovered truth. ~ Seneca the Elder #Quote

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. ~ Kahlil Gibran #Quote

One fine day we'll meet once more and then you'll want the love you threw away before. ~ Shirelles #lyrics

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. ~ Mahatma Gandhi #Quote

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway. ~ Michael Pollan #Quote

I do my best work when I am in pain and turmoil. ~ Sting #Quote

They hit you at school, they hate you if you're clever, and they despise a fool.  ~ John Lennon #lyrics

Schizophrenia may be a necessary consequence of literacy. ~ Marshall McLuhan #Quote


Oxford is - Oxford: not a mere receptacle for youth, like Cambridge. Perhaps it wants its inmates to love it rather than to love one another. ~ E.M. Forster #Quote

The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins. ~ Soren Kierkegaard #Quote

A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships. ~ Gore Vidal #Quote

The best friend is likely to acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is based on the talent for friendship. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #Quote



Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. ~ Sophia Loren #Quote

A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government. ~ Johann von Goethe #Quote

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning. ~ Aristotle Onassis #Quote

Optimism is the cheerful frame of mind that enables a teakettle to sing, though in hot water up to its nose. ~ Source Unknown #Quote

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ~ George Orwell #Quote

Biologically the species is the accumulation of the experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning. ~ H. G. [Herbert George] Wells #Quote

Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so. ~ Edgar Allan Poe #Quote

Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one. ~ Johann von Goethe #Quote

Because of a great love, one is courageous. ~ Lao-Tzu #Quote

I could never hate anyone I knew. ~ Charles Lamb #Quote

The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days. ~ Lao-Tzu #Quote



Words from the thread on which we string our experiences. ~ Aldous Huxley #Quote

I'm not a number. Dammit, I'm a man. ~ Bob Seger #lyrics

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then. ~ Katharine Hepburn #Quote

I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect. ~ Oscar Wilde #Quote

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. ~ George Bernard Shaw #Quote

The future is in your hands, play with your own score sheet. ~ Outkast #lyrics

He who opens a school door, closes a prison. ~ Victor Hugo #Quote

Humankind's chief fault is that they have so many small ones. ~ Jean Paul #Quote

I guess you go for nothing, if you really want to go that far.  ~ Leonard Cohen #lyrics

The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier. ~ Jonathan Swift #Quote

Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art. ~ Susan Sontag #Quote

Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it. ~ Source Unknown #Quote

Wit is the epitaph of an emotion. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #Quote

Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them. ~ Sigmund Freud #Quote

They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve. ~ Kahlil Gibran #Quote

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying. ~ Aldous Huxley #Quote


Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Life is Like Sanskrit

Strange days have found us, strange days have tracked us down. They're going to destroy our casual joys, we shall go on playing or find a new town  ~ The Doors, Strange days #lyrics

The Christian missionary may preach the gospel to the poor naked heathen, but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe have as yet heard nothing of Christianity. ~ Carl Gustav Jung #quote

Love winds gold threads through a grand design. ~ Shedaisy, Dancing With Angels #lyrics

There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. ~ Norman Vincent Peale #quote

The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does. ~ Allen Ginsberg #quote

Life is like Sanskrit read to a pony. ~ Lou Reed #quote

Following a code of silence, you're never gonna lose the anger. ~ Billy Joel, Code Of Silence #lyrics

Women are all female impersonators to some degree. ~ Susan Brownmiller #quote

Money cannot buy health, but I'd settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair. ~ Dorothy Parker #quote,

Suit the action to the world, the world to the action, with this special observance, that you overstep not the modesty of nature. ~ William Shakespeare #Quote

The only thing that we know is that we know nothing and that is the highest flight of human wisdom. ~ Leo Tolstoy #quote

Hell is other people. ~ Jean-Paul Sartre #Quote

So there I was in Hollywood, thinking I was doing good.  ~ Eric Clapton, Tulsa Time #lyrics

Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secrets just like love or liquor. ~ Seneca the Elder #Quote

While he was not as dumb as an ox, he was not any smarter either. ~ James Thurber #quote

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson #quote

Life is just a candle and a dream must give it flame. ~ Rush, The Fountain Of Lamneth #lyrics

To do nothing is also a good remedy. ~ Hippocrates #quote

The word belief is a difficult thing for me. I don't believe. I must have a reason for a certain hypothesis. Either I know a thing, and then I know it - I don't need to believe it. ~ Carl Gustav Jung #quote

We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print. ~ Virginia Woolf #quote

It's a business you go into because you're an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession. ~ Katharine Hepburn #quote

Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Every offence is avenged on earth. ~ Johann von Goethe #quote

If I had no sense of humour, I would long ago have committed suicide. ~ Mahatma Gandhi #quote

The only completely consistent people are the dead. ~ Aldous Huxley #quote

Nothing puzzles me more than time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less, as I never think about them. ~ Charles Lamb #quote

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence. ~ Mahatma Gandhi #quote

In every ascetic morality man worships a part of himself as God and for that he needs to diabolize the other part. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #quote

Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns, it calls me on and on across the universe. ~ The Beatles, Across The Universe #Lyrics

After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. ~ Aldous Huxley #quote


Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not believe. ~ Henry David Thoreau #quote

Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them. ~ Seneca the Elder #Quote

I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment. ~ Marcel Marceau #quote

It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer. ~ W. Somerset Maugham #quote


It is only when you are asked to believe in Reason coming from non-reason that you must cry Halt. Human minds. They do not come from nowhere. ~ C.S. Lewis #quote

The world is in balance <...>. To light a candle is to cast a shadow. ~ Ursula K. LeGuin #quote

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother. ~ Voltaire #quote

I'll kill myself, I'd rather die. If you could see in the future, you'd know why. ~ Slayer, Memories Of Tomorrow #lyrics

Women are in league with each other, a secret conspiracy of hearts and pheromones. ~ Camille Paglia #quote

Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man. There is no quality so great, none so much needed now. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright #quote

Live and learn from fools and from sages. ~ Aerosmith, Dream On #lyrics

He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great. ~ Herman Melville #quote

Evil is easy, and has infinite forms. ~ Blaise Pascal #quote

The coward threatens when he is safe. ~ Johann von Goethe #quote

Humour, a good sense of it, is to Americans what manhood is to Spaniards and we will go to great lengths to prove it. Experiments with laboratory rats have shown that, if one psychologist in the room laughs at something a rat does, all of the other psychologists in the room will laugh equally. Nobody wants to be left holding the joke. ~ Garrison Keillor #quote

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. ~ Anais Nin #quote

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problem. ~ Mahatma Gandhi #quote

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships. ~ Charles Simic #Quote 


A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is a man who hopes they are. ~ Chauncey Mitchell Depew #quote

Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more. ~ James Thurber #quote

We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the colour of our moral character, from those who are around us. ~ John Locke #quote


In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. ~ Voltaire #quote

We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself. ~ Charles Lamb #quote

A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility. ~ Dag Hammarskjold #quote

A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true. ~ Socrates #Quote

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright #quote