"i try to do the right thing at the right
time. they may just be little things, but
usually they make the difference
between winning and losing."
"music does a lot of
things for a lot of people
it's transporting, for sure it can
take you right back, years back, to the very
moment certain things happened in your life"
"I roamed & rambled & followed
my footsteps To the sparkling sands of her diamond
deserts All around me a voice was sounding"
"Come fool; be
is not logic."
"We have all a better guide
"I'm not wise, but the beg
"day after day, day
"Kansas City style, Chicago
"I'd rather have a hundred thousand or a million
"A child who does not play is not
"A lot of times they don’t want
"oh I'll twine with my mingle and waving black hair
"Animals have a much better attitude to life
"If I favor one certain rapper or one
"But he had chosen solitude and the company
I have hope in people,
And the things you can't re
"I'm in a half-way house on a one-way
"If dreams were light
"As I am. Was and am. And
"You've got to have something
"We listened to each other and the interest was
"baby, got a bird honey
"If you don't like my
"Love always brings
|-V. Van Gogh|
"the creatures of the air have their
is the only
"As I get older, I get
"I don't know where jazz is
"How could someone posess a star?
But you may
"Chaos in the mid
"Pick me up, gimme some food to
"You always have to remember - no
"Life has meaning only
"I rambled all
"If you hand me a
"Bitten off more than he can
"Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions
"Music is a higher rev
"God took the seeds of
"what i like be
"And when you are emptied for
"I don't think about
"It was not
"The art of art, the glory
"The woods would be
"It was a world alive, always
"a tapestry of rich and royal hue
"We live in the flicker -- may it last
"even castles made
"Our greatest foes,
"And above all, watch with glittering
"Somebody has to do something,
"They say the seeds of what we will do are in all of us,
"We taste and feel
"Never discourage anyone...
"And I forget to do The little ordinary things
"As to when I shall visit
"SONG FOR LANGSTON
"The soul should
"To name some
"I’ve found you
"To fall in love
|-Jorge Luis Borges|
"Life has got a habit
"I hear and I forget.
"Yes, it sure has been a long, hard climb
"Walk away quietly
"Today you are You,
"Utility & beauty are inextricably
"I don't exactly
"I'll wager at the very end a body realizes
"Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small.
"in time of daffodils(who know
"We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel;
"But Schopenhauer's rage was so,
"I've got season's tickets to watch the Angels now,
"The trouble with life isn't
"Sometimes you have to play
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings,
"Dusk: the bird on the fence
"My old mule, He's got a grin on his face.
|"Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none."||-Ben Franklin|
|"Who are they for?
Friends. Not necesarily neighbor friends: indeed,
the larger share are intended for persons we've met maybe once,
perhaps not at all. People who have struck our fancy"
|"Because I have got a thing That's unique and new
To prove it I'll have The last laugh on you 'Cause instead of one head
I got two And you know two heads are better than one. "
|"All lies and jests, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest."||-Paul Simon|
|"It is not what you say that matters but the manner in which you say it; there lies the secret of the ages."||-W.C. Williams|
|"I do know that for the sympathy of one living being, I would make peace with all. I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other."||-Mary Shelley|
|"But the pine is no more lumber than man is, and to be made into boards and houses is no more its true and highest use than the truest use of a man is to be cut down and made into manure."||-H.D. Thoreau|
|"The thought police would get him just the same. He had committed--would have committed, even if he had never set pen to paper--the essential crime that contained all others in itself. Thoughtcrime, they called it. Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed forever."||-George Orwell|
|"I always wanted to be an explorer, but - it seemed I was doomed to be nothing more than a very silly person."||-Michael Palin|
|"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."||-William Shakespeare|
|"Everywhere he looked, he saw a world made of stories, the long ago, time immemorial stories, as old Grandma called them. It was a world alive, always changing and moving; and if you knew where to look, you could see it, some almost imperceptible, like the motion of the stars across the sky."||"Ceremony" -Leslie Marmon Silko|
|"Saying something is pitch blackis like saying something is green. What kind of green? Green like my bottles? Green like a grasshopper?Well, night black is the same way. May as well be a rainbow."||"Song of Solomon" - Toni Morrison|
|"To say what you think is always a luxury and often a curse; for since you're only human, like the rest of us, your thoughts, a large part of the time, are doubtless wrong."||Benedict Arundel in "Arundel"|
"I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do." -Willa Cather
"But no more of this blubbering now,
we are a going a-whaling,
and there is plenty of yet to come.
Let us scrape the ice from our frosted feet,
and see what sort of place this "Spouter" may be." Herman Melville, Moby Dick
"Give my feet to the footloose
Careless, fancy free
Give my knees to the needy
Don't pull that stuff on me
Hand me down my walking cane
It's a sin to tell a lie
Send my mouth way down south
And kiss my ass goodbye" -John Prine
"A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom." -Robert Zimmerman
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men." -Roald Dahl
"From the dark end of the street - To the bright side of the road - We'll be lovers once again on the bright side of the road." -Van Morrison
"When does the butterfly read
what flies written on its wings?
So it can understand its itinerary,
which letters does the bee know?
And with which numbers does the ant
subtract its dead soldiers?
What are cylclones called
when they stand still?" -P. Neruda
"Maybe at last, being but a broken man,
I must be satisfied with my heart, although
Winter and summer till old age began
My circus animals were all on show,
Those stilted boys, that burnished chariot,
Lion and woman and the Lord knows what." -W.B Yeats
"Come fool be patient; life is not logic." -Robinson Jeffers
"He had kicked himself loose of the earth. Confound the man! he had kicked the very earth to pieces. He was alone, and I before him did not know whether I stood on the ground or floated in the air." -Joseph Conrad
"How blind and unreasoning
and arbitrary are some of the laws of nature
--most of them in fact!"
"A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory." -S.T. Coleridge
"Bent as you are from straining
against the bitter horizontals of
a north wind, -- there below you
how easily the long yellow notes
of poplars flow upward in a descending
scale, each note secure in its own
posture-- singularly woven." - from W.C. Williams' Trees
"Call me Ishmael. Some years ago -- never mind how long precisely -- having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world." -Herman Melville
"I'll walk where my own nature would be leading: It vexes me to choose another guide." -E. Bronte
"Asshole of the Universe into which I disappear-- Elastic Hand that spoke
Crane-- Music that passes into the phonograph of years from another
Millienium-- Ear of the buildings of NY--
That which I believe-- have seen-- seek endlessly in leaf dog eye-- fault
always, lack-- which makes me think--
Desire that created me, Desire hid my body, Desire all Man know
Death, Desire surpassing the Babylonian possible world" from Ginsberg's Magic Psalm
"Nature is the art of God" -Dante
"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." -A. Leopold
"I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all. The woods do that to you, they always look familiar, long lost, like the face of a long-dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million years ago and the clouds as they pass overhead seem to testify (by their own lonesome familiarity) to this feeling." -The Dharma Bums, Kerouac
"Wanna fly you got to give up the shit that weighs you down." -Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison
"We must uncenter our minds from ourselves;
We must unhumanize our views a little, and become
As the rock and ocean that we were made from."
"But I'll wager it never happens. I'll wager at the very end a body realizes the Lord has already shown Himself. That things as they are"-
"Just what they've always seen, was seeing Him. As for me, I could leave the world with today in my eyes."
-Buddy's friend from "A Christmas Memory" by T. Capote.
"The apostle Thomas said he would not believe until he saw,
and when he saw, he said: "My Lord and my God!"
Was it a miracle that made him believe? Most likely not.
He believed only because he wanted to believe, and possibly he already believed
in the secret recesses of his being while he was saying, "Except I shall see,
I will not believe."" -Dostoevsky
e this park is e
e except me 6 e
utumn & t
We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel;
But it is on the space where there is nothing
That the usefulness of the wheel depends.
We turn clay to make a vessel;
But it is on the space where there is nothing
That the usefulness of the vessel depends.
We pierce doors and windows to make a house;
And it is on these spaces where there is nothing
That the usefulness of the house depends.
Therefore just as we take advantage of what is,
We should recognize the usefulness of what is not.