Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The Only Paradise is Paradise Lost

All pictures taken at Cuenca's Museum of Modern Art

Luigi Stomaiolo


Listen to what they say of the others and you will know what they say about you. ~ #Proverb from Cuba

It is true that we are weak & sick & ugly & quarrelsome but if that is all we ever were, we would millenniums ago have disappeared... ~ J. Steinbeck #quote

A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything ~ #Proverb from Africa

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism. ~ Carl Jung #quote
Luigi Stomaiolo







There'll be war, there'll be peace. But everything one day will cease. ~ Pink Floyd #lyrics

A man of 80 has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress. ~ Lord Byron #quote

A cat goes to a monastery, but she still remains a cat. #Proverb from Congo (Kinshasa)




Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do. ~ Golda Meir #quote

Immortality is a good idea until you realize that you are going to spend it alone. ~ Interview with the Vampire #linesfrommovies

Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around. ~ Vanilla Sky #linesfrommovies

In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable. ~ John Steinbeck #quote



Saidel Brito
At high tide fish eat ants; at low tide ants eat fish. ~ Thai #Proverb

Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town. ~ George Carlin #quote

Some of us are just trying to get through the day without breaking something. ~ Pacey, Dawson's Creek #linesfromTV

All war is based on deception. ~ Sun Tzu #quote

A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

To live without evil belongs only to the gods. ~ Sophocles #quote

Action is the antidote to despair. ~ Joan Baez #quote

When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes. ~ Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus #quote


Saidel Brito
Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity. ~ Marshall McLuhan #quote

I do not need the idea of God to explain the world I live in. ~ Salman Rushdie #quote

Born to be wild -  live to outgrow it. ~ Lao Tzu #quote

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi #quote

Birth was the death of him. ~ Samuel Beckett #quote

Marcelo Aguirre
As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it. ~ Gandhi #quote

Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor. ~ James A. Baldwin #quote

Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness. ~ Allen Ginsberg #quote

The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it. ~ John Perry Barlow #quote

I don't take me seriously. If we get some giggles, I don't mind. ~ Paul McCartney #quote

I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library. ~ Jorge Luis Borges #quote

Why is it that right-wing bastards always stand shoulder to shoulder in solidarity, while liberals fall out among themselves? ~ Y. Yevtushenko #quote

A wholesome oblivion of one's neighbours is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Richard Le Gallienne #quote
Canada was built on dead beavers. ~ Margaret Atwood #quote

All I ask is that the present moment be postponed until I'm ready for it. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant #quote

If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool. ~ Carl Jung #quote

There is nothing to be learned from history anymore. We're in science fiction now. ~ Allen Ginsberg #quote

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be. ~ Paul Valery #quote

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind & dance upon the mountains like a flame ~ William Butler Yeats #quote

Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle. ~ Lewis Carroll #quote

The only paradise is paradise lost. ~ Marcel Proust #quote