Monday, May 02, 2005

Quotes That Make You Go Hmmm

We have met the enemy and they are us!  ~Walt Kelly, Pogo, 1971 Our dream dashes itself against the great mystery like a wasp against a window pane.  Less merciful than man, God never opens the window.  ~Jules Renard, Journal, 1906 Fear is a cloak which old men huddle about their love, as if to keep it warm.  ~William Wordsworth You can owe nothing, if you give back its light to the sun.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin the high cost of living isnt so bad if you dont have to pay for it ~Don Marquis, Archy and Mehitabel, 1927 Take the so-called standard of living.  What do most people mean by "living"?  They don't mean living.  They mean the latest and closest plural approximation to singular prenatal passivity which science, in its finite but unbounded wisdom, has succeeded in selling their wives.  ~e.e. cummings, Introduction, Poems, 1954 You're only as sick as your secrets.  ~Author Unknown Those who gave away their wings are sad not to see them fly.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed waste-paper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing.  ~D.H. Lawrence, "Peace and War," Pansies, 1929 We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. ~T.S. Eliot, 1943 The beginning of all wisdom is to look fixedly on clothes, or even with armed eyesight, till they become transparent.  ~Thomas Carlyle I believe if I should die, and you were to walk near my grave, from the very depths of the earth I would hear your footsteps.  ~Benito Perez Galdos Another way of approaching the thing is to consider it unnamed, unnameable.  ~Francis Ponge Invent a past for the present.  ~Daniel Stern Nothing is not only nothing.  It is also our prison.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin A hunter of shadows, himself a shade.  ~Homer The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions.  ~Susan Sontag Within your life


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