Grateful Dead

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Sometimes you come across a quote, a line, a statement that just nails it, at some level. Cosmic, comic, whatever.

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You're Not Going To Get Much For Tuppence

'I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go.'

- Anaïs Nin

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and some folks have only boxes of that flavor

So what's his point? I guess context matters (sometimes).

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there's one in every box...

"Hey, sometimes life is a shit flavored Popsicle."

- Carl Hiaasen, Nature Girl

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Row Jimmy

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
― Ernest Hemingway

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if you want to touch the sky, just put a window in your eye

'Reject expressed belief - and exchange it for the possibility of genuine change. The believers' formula is a deception and they are deceived - which is a negation of their purpose. Faith is denial, and the metaphor for faith is idiocy, hence it always fails. To make their power more secure, governments force religion down the throats of their slaves, and it always succeeds. Few people escape it. When faith perishes, the "Self" comes into it's own.'

- Austin Osman Spare

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love this saying

Back in the early 80's a friend of mine Dave from southern California use have a saying it goes like this.
I have done so much for so long with so little I can do just about anything with nothing..

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merely changes form

"One of the ways we navigate our universe depends on our implementing and embodying propositional models. Our material experience involves comparing perceived realities with these propositional models. I'm not concerned that propositional cosmologies correspond in an exact way with some idea about reality, because in my view the realities we believe in are also propositional."

- David Rosenboom

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.................

"Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place. But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around."

-E.L. Konigsburg

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ahem.

"The country and its otherwise levelheaded journalistic institutions have forfeited the last vestiges of common sense before the altar of all things religious. We are alone, outside of the theocracies of the Middle East, in this distinction. Humbug." Berkely Breathed

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Stars Splash The Silver, Answer Back

'I believe that, for humanity to progress, the model of the world, of reality, that parents pass on to their children needs to be replaced when the kids are in their teens by a darker, more complex vision. One taking into account all kinds of miasma, multiple plains of existence, sexual liberation, human perversity, idiocy, and beauty. I feel that benevolent outsiders, such as visionary homosexuals who bare their artistic souls in public, are fully qualified to do this. As long as children stay with the model of reality provided by their folks, no progress will be made.'

- Peter Christopherson

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