Tuesday, 24 February 2015

To Kindle a Light in the Darkness of Being

Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts. Wars end not due to peace processes, but due to one side giving up. ~ Daniel Pipes #quote

Until you lose your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is. ~ Margaret Mitchell #quote

He is not laughed at who laughs at himself first. ~ Thomas Fuller #quote

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of being. ~ Carl Jung #quote

I love acting. It is so much more real than life. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. ~ Sir Francis Bacon #quote

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. ~ Helen Keller #quote

The ultimate indignity is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name. ~ Maggie Kuhn #quote

We are the hero of our own story. ~ Mary McCarthy #quote

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart. ~ Anthony J. D'Angelo #quote

Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve. ~ J. K. Rowling quote

The question is not what you look at but what you see. ~ Thoreau #quote

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. ~ Eric Hoffer #quote

A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance. ~ Hunter S. Thompson #quote

Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event. ~ Oscar Wilde  #quote

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. ~ Will Rogers #quote

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice. ~ Will Durant #quote

When nothing is sure, everything is possible. ~ Margaret Drabbley #quote

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential -- for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never. ~ Søren Kierkegaard #quote

Creativity takes courage. ~ Henri Matisse #quote

The resounding echo of the mortal coil, echoes in the ears of those who are unprepared for it. To some, it sounds like a symphony - to others, a death toll. ~ George Whelton #quote

It's so simple to be happy, but so difficult to be simple. ~ Gururaj Ananda Yogi #quote

I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. ~ J. D. Salinger #quote

Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one. ~ A.J. Liebling #quote

Old age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places. ~ Red Skelton #quote

Virtue on earth is persecuted ever; the envious die, but envy never. ~ Moliere #quote

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. ~ H. Jackson Browne #quote

Even in civilized mankind faint traces of monogamous instincts can be perceived. ~ Bertrand Russell  #quote

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. ~ Leonardo da Vinci #quote

If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud. ~ Émile Zola #quote

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. ~ Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island #quote

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. ~ Edgar Degas #quote

Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search. ~ Rick Riordan #quote

I want to meet a guy named Art. I'd take him to a museum, hang him on the wall, criticize him, and leave.~ Jarod Kintz, I Want #quote

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

It’s not the fall that kills you; it’s the sudden stop at the end. ~ Douglas Adams  #quote

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can. ~ Danny Kaye #quote

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~ Pablo Picasso #quote

Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh... now you tell me what you know. ~ Groucho Marx #quote

Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now. ~ Charlotte P Gilman #quote