Friday, 20 May 2022

How Long?

Poetry is the impish attempt to paint the colour of the wind 🌬. ~ Maxwell Bodenheim #Quote

It was, of course, a lie what you read πŸ“š about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal god and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious, then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it. ~ Albert Einstein #Quote

The world will change for the better when people decide they are sick and tired of being sick and tired of the way the world is, and decide to change themselves. ~ Sidney Madwed #Quote

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I’m beginning to believe it. ~ Clarence Darrow #Quote

By the time ⏳ a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. ~ Charles Wadsworth #Quote

Man is born free, but is everywhere in chains ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau #Quote

Daily meditation has a way of making solutions to many of your problems suddenly obvious. ~ Via: #Quote

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it. ~ Voltaire #Quote

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

An optimist stays up to see the New Year in. A pessimist waits to make sure the old one leaves. ~ Bill Vaughan #Quote

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. ~ Cyril Connolly #Quote

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishing. ~ AnaΓ―s Nin #Quote

A large city cannot be experientially known; its life is too manifold for any individual to be able to participate in it. ~ Aldous Huxley #Quote

The greatest thing you ever can do now is trade a smile with someone who's blue now. ~ Led Zeppelin, Friends #lyrics

Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union. ~ Joseph Stalin #Quote

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ~ Confucius #Quote

There is more in this heaven and earth 🌎 than what the scientist knows and is revealed in the x-ray. ~ The Kinks, #Lyrics X-Ray

The wise man will love; all others will desire. ~ Afranius #Quote

Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government. ~ Thomas Jefferson #Quote

If a kid asks where rain ☔️ comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is ‘God is crying’. And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is Probably because of something you did. ~ Jack Handey #Quote

If the ocean πŸŒ… ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. ~ Stephen Palumbi #Quote

No brilliance is required in law, just common sense and relatively clean fingernails. ~ John Mortimer #Quote

Keep your mouth shut and your ears open. #Proverb

It isn’t necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It’s only necessary to be rich. ~ Alan Alda #Quote

I would catch sight of some flawless man off in the distance, but as soon as he moved closer I immediately saw he wouldn’t do at all. ~ Sylvia Plath #Quote

The sun is gone but I have a light. ~ Kurt Cobain #Quote

Women are made to be loved, not understood. ~ Oscar Wilde #Quote

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. ~ Lao-Tzu #Quote

In the midnight of a soul's unsleeping, hear the waterfall of women weeping. Hear the distant noise of traffic stalling, hear the prostituted children calling. ~ Pete Townshend, Hiding Out #lyrics

Millions of kids with nothing better to do than to sit around like a zombie and stare at the tube. They'll sap your strength and suck your soul and feed you trash, 'til you mind is left blank and your dreams have been smashed. ~ Utopia, Gangrene #Lyrics

Life means nothing to you, at least that's what they say. But it doesn't mean that you have the right to take life away. ~ The Kinks, #Lyrics Killer's eyes πŸ‘πŸ‘

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart ❤️. ~ Confucius #Quote

As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three. How long? And what do I do with the time ⏳ I've got left? ~ David Bowie #Quote

 Lawyers spend a great deal of their time ⏳ shovelling smoke. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. #Quote

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few. ~ Shunryu Suzuki #Quote

What you can't get out of, get into wholeheartedly. ~ Mignon McLaughlin #Quote

We all like to think we are important enough to need psychiatrists. ~ Sylvia Plath #Quote

The burnt child dreads the fire πŸ”₯. #Proverb

For six months I couldn't sleep πŸ›Œ. With insomnia, nothing's real. Everything is far away. Everything is a copy of a copy of a copy. ~ Chuck Palahniuk #Quote

A papercut is a tree's last revenge. #ShowerThoughts

Life lived in the absence of the psychedelic experience is life trivialized, life denied, life enslaved to the ego. ~ Terence McKenna #Quote

Are you happy when you stick a needle in your vein? ~ Stevie Wonder, Jesus Children Of America #lyrics

Cynicism, as a state of mind, produces more accurate observations about the universe that practically any other. ~ Michael Wikoff #Quote

Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs. ~ Josef Stalin #Quote

Saturday, 14 May 2022

People Don't Want Their Lives Fixed

The most important thing in all human relationships is conversation, but people don’t talk anymore, they don’t sit down to talk and listen. They go to the theatre, the cinema, watch television πŸ“Ί, listen to the radio, read πŸ“š books, but they almost never talk. If we want to change the world, we have to go back to a time ⏳ when warriors would gather around a fire πŸ”₯ and tell stories. ~ Paulo Coelho #Quote

Hurt me with the truth but don’t comfort me with a LIE. ~ Anonymous #Quote

We call first truths those we discover after all the others. ~ Albert Camus #Quote

My technique is don’t believe anything. If you believe in something, you are automatically precluded from believing its opposite. ~ Terence McKenna #Quote

Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary. ~ Sir Walter Scott #Quote

Pizza crust is an edible plate to keep your meat and vegetables on. #Quote

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. #Proverb

It frightened him to think what must have gone into the making of her eyes πŸ‘πŸ‘. ~ Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence #Quote

People only see what they are prepared to see. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #Quote

Art is not a thing, it is a way. ~ Elbert Hubbard #Quote

Hard work never did anyone any harm. #Proverb

Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet! ~ The Jazz Singer #LinesFromMovies

Journalism, to me, is just another drug – a free ride to scenes I’d probably miss if I stayed straight. ~ Hunter S. Thompson #Quote

All the talk and all the lies, were all the empty things disguised. ~ Goo Goo Dolls, Sympathy #Lyrics

Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy. ~ George Carlin #Quote

What you see, yet can not see over, is as good as infinite. ~ Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus #Quote

Put your best foot forward. #Proverb

Men are not punished for their sins, but by them. ~ Elbert Hubbard #Quote

The eye πŸ‘ is the notebook of the poet. ~ James Russell Lowell #Quote

Man is an intelligence, not served by, but in servitude to his organs. ~ Aldous Huxley #Quote

Act your age and not your shoe size. ~ Prince, Kiss #Lyrics

Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely. #Proverb

Fresh blood of children drops down on me. Bath in sin, sadistic souls, break their crust, sodomy and lust. ~ Sodom, Sodomy And Lust #lyrics

Making love with his ego. ~ David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust #Quote

Who gives a damn for tomorrow's children? ~ Utopia, Rape Of The Young #lyrics

An actress from a fantasy scene, I said baby, pretty baby, open your eyes πŸ‘πŸ‘ to the truth. ~ Doobie Brothers, Another Park, Another Sunday #Lyrics

Exanaplanetooch, a planet in another galaxy. Exanaplanetooch, a place where all the people look like me. ~ Hair, Exanaplanetooch #Lyrics

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #Quote

People don’t want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messed cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown. ~ Chuck Palahniuk #Quote

The most fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself. ~ Thomas Carlyle #Quote

Music 🎢 produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. ~ Confucius #Quote

A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad. ~ Albert Camus #Quote

It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything. ~ Chuck Palahniuk #Quote

He who wants a rose must respect the thorn. ~ Persian #Proverb

It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time ⏳ I was too famous. ~ Robert Benchley #Quote

When I look around today, the biggest anachronism I see is pregnancy. I just can’t believe that people are still pregnant. ~ Andy Warhol #Quote

Fanaticism is . . . overcompensation for doubt. ~ Robertson Davies #Quote

It's all right letting yourself go as long as you can let yourself back. ~ Mick Jagger #Quote

All good things are wild and free. ~ Henry David Thoreau #Quote

A child of five could understand this. Fetch me a child of five. ~ Groucho Marx #Quote

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. ~ Henry David Thoreau #Quote

If a cat 🐈 spoke, it would say things like Hey, I don't see the problem here. ~ Roy Blount, Jr. #Quote

Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality. ~ Erich Fromm #Quote

As you sow, so shall you reap. #Proverb

I wept as I remembered how often you and I had tired the sun with talking and sent him down the sky. ~ Callimachus #Quote

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time ⏳ to make it shorter. ~ Blaise Pascal #Quote

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. ~ George MacDonald #Quote

He who has seen present things has seen all, both everything which has taken place from all eternity and everything which will be for time ⏳ without end; for all things are of one kin and of one form. ~ Marcus Aurelius #Quote

Children are poor men’s riches. #Proverb

A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumour. ~ Aldous Huxley #Quote

The only time ⏳ I feel at ease is swinging up and down in a coconut tree. ~ The Kinks, #Lyrics Apeman

People haven’t always been there for me, but music 🎢 always has. ~ Taylor Swift #Quote

There ain't no answer. There ain't going to be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer. ~ Gertrude Stein #Quote

There was a gas strike, oil strike, lorry strike, bread strike, got to be a Superman to survive. ~ The Kinks, #Lyrics Superman

The CIA has overthrown functioning democracies in over twenty countries. ~ John Stockwell, former CIA official #Quote

What is written without effort is in general read πŸ“š without pleasure. ~ Samuel Johnson #Quote

The summer night is like a perfection of thought. ~ Wallace Stevens #Quote

This melancholy London - I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually. One feels them passing like a whiff of air. ~ William Butler Yeats #Quote

Man may be defined as the animal that can say I, that can be aware of himself as a separate entity. ~ Erich Fromm #Quote

Saturday, 7 May 2022

Is Merely the Prevailing Form of Chaos

The writing of a poem is like a child throwing stones into a mineshaft. You compose first, then you listen for the reverberation. ~ James Fenton #Quote

As soon as you stop wanting something, you get it. ~ Andy Warhol #Quote

...hate suits him better than forgiveness. Immersed in hate, he doesn't have to do anything; he can be paralyzed, and the rigidity of hatred makes a kind of shelter for him. ~ John Updike #Quote

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools 🀑. ~ Douglas Adams #Quote

Crocodiles cry for the love of the crowd and three cheers from everyone. ~ The Cure, Disintegration #Lyrics

Study the past if you would define the future. ~ Confucius #Quote

Every abridgement of a good book πŸ“– is a fool abridged. ~ Michel de Montaigne #Quote

Every man has his faults. #Proverb

Old habits die hard. #Proverb

The harder you slam a ball into the ground, the higher it bounces back up… A divorce, a breakup, losing a job, or just feeling seriously down can ground you, rough you up a bit, leave calluses on your feet and grit under your finger nails. But more than that, it leaves you wiser and stronger next time ⏳… ~ Laurel House #Quote

Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve. ~ Erich Fromm #Quote

Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before - it takes something from him. ~ Louis L'Amour #Quote

On a place they call the planet earth 🌎, my orders are to sit here and watch the world go by. ~ Electric Light Orchestra, Mission #Lyrics

Welcome to the human race with its wars, disease, and brutality. ~ The Pretenders, Show Me #Lyrics

Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. ~ Confucius #Quote

I put things down on sheets of paper and stuff them in my pockets. When I have enough, I have a book πŸ“–. ~ John Lennon //0-0\\  #Quote

End up blowing all of his wages for the week, all for a cuddle and a peck on the cheek. ~ The Kinks, #Lyrics Come Dancing

Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day. ~ Harry S. Truman #Quote

I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things… ~ Antoine de St-ExupΓ©ry #Quote

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much. ~ Erich Fromm #Quote

Bad taste makes the day go by faster. ~ Andy Warhol #Quote

Our hopes are but memories reversed. ~ Source Unknown #Quote

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair. ~ J. P. Senn #Quote

It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge. ~ Brooks Atkinson #Quote

I asked her if she believe in love, and she smiled and said it was her most elaborate method of self harm. ~ Benedict Smith #Quote

The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obedience to the heart ❤️. ~ William Butler Yeats #Quote

Only two things can reveal life’s great secrets: suffering and love. ~ Paulo Coelho #Quote

The first step is the hardest. #Proverb

Industrial man -- a sentient reciprocating engine having a fluctuating output, coupled to an iron wheel revolving with uniform velocity. And then we wonder why this should be the golden age of revolution and mental derangement. ~ Aldous Huxley #Quote

We tend to disempower ourselves. We tend to believe that we don’t matter. And in the act of taking that idea to ourselves we give everything away to somebody else, to something else. ~ Terence McKenna #Quote

What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos. ~ Kerry Thornley #Quote

Nothing written for pay is worth printing. ONLY what has been written AGAINST the market. ~ Ezra Pound #Quote

Art is to console those who are broken by life. ~ Vincent Van Gogh #Quote

A dream, all a dream, that ends in nothing, and leaves the sleeper where he lay down, but I wish you to know that you inspired it. ~ Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities #Quote

A prophet is not recognized in his own land. #Proverb

Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being. ~ Albert Camus #Quote

Adversity introduces a man to himself ~ Author Unknown #Quote

Consideration for others is the basis of a good life, a good society. ~ Confucius #Quote

We loved with a love that was more than love. ~ Edgar Allan Poe #Quote

The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise. ~ George Santayana #Quote

Only your friends steal your books. ~ Voltaire #Quote

A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy. ~ Aldous Huxley #Quote

Only love can bring the rain ☔️ that makes you yearn to the sky. Only love can bring the rain ☔️ that falls like tears from on high. ~ The Who, Love Reign O'er Me #lyrics

I'm so happy, cause today I found my friends. They're in my head. ~ Nirvana #Quote Lithium

I think we’re all sort of imprisoned by – or at least bound to – the choices we make… You want to say no at the right time ⏳ and you want to say ‘yes’ more sparingly. ~ Bill Murray #Quote

The internet is the trailer park for the soul. ~ Marilyn Manson #Quote

All the stars 🌌 that never were are parking cars and pumping gas. ~ Dionne Warwick #Lyrics

To people who want to be rich and famous, I'd say, Get rich first and see if that doesn't cover it. ~ Bill Murray #Quote

Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason. ~ Lord Chesterfield #Quote

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. ~ Muhammad Ali #Quote

It is a common seen by experience that excellent memories do often accompany weak judgments. ~ Michel de Montaigne #Quote

Any company large enough to have a research lab is too large to listen to it. ~ Alan Kay #Quote

The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous in old age. ~ George Santayana #Quote

Give me chastity and continence, but not yet. ~ Saint Augustine #Quote

There’s one born every minute. #Proverb

We become aware of the void as we fill it. ~ Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin #Quote

Giving money πŸ’° and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys πŸ— to teenage boys. ~ P.J. O'Rourke #Quote

Trust everybody, but cut the cards. ~ Finley Peter Dunne #Quote

For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery. For technological man it is time ⏳ that occupies the same role. ~ Marshall McLuhan #Quote

Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up. ~ Wilson Mizner #Quote

Keep smiling — it makes people wonder what you’ve been up to. ~ Author Unknown #Quote