Sometimes you come across a quote, a line, a statement that just nails it, at some level. Cosmic, comic, whatever. If you'd like to share it, post it here, duly credited!
'We are all ultimately responsible for our actions, and any organisation, religion, sect, cult, NGO, army captain or anyone else that tells you any different is lying.' - Peter Christopherson
In his last novel, Timequake, the writer Kurt Vonnegut quotes his son, Mark: "We are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is."
"May you seek after treasures of precious gold, And find them within the hearts of others." -Mary Summer Rain
'Silence is not weakness...' - Arthur Machen
“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” ― William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
"what is to give light must endure burning". viktor frankl, concentration-camp survivor (subject title courtesy of baumgartner's..............serving classic limburger daily.......... :) )
Moe, Larry, Cheese!
"when you're born, you get a ticket to the freak show. when you're born in america, you get a front row seat." george carlin
"common sense? that's nothing more than understanding that it doesn't take both hearing and smell to know the person next to you farted." gerald "shit liquor" mcknelly former friend, poet and all around grate guy.......4 yrs now.......rip funny friend :(
'We believe... that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts.' - Alfred Jarry
"If you obey all the rules,you miss all the fun." -Katherine Hepburn
"I bask in the lush grandeur of my ageless, birth-less,space-less, timeless, deathless, existance. I rest in the circulatory complete-ness that makes all things perfect, new, and good." -Science of Mind -Vol. 82 No. 7
'It is better to fail in attempting exquisite things than to succeed in the department of the utterly contemptible.' - Arthur Machen
"This is the day which the Lordhath made; We will rejoice and be glad in it" -Psalm 118:24
do try to be happy, because no matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up. lily tomlin comedienne extarordinaire
reality is the leading cause of stress...............among those in touch with it. lily tomlin (i love this one)
"I don’t want to belong to any club that would have me as a member." —Groucho Marx There's a number of variations of this famous line; I picked the one I liked best from here: http://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/04/18/groucho-resigns/
a word to the wise ain't necessary, it's the stupid ones that need the advice. bill cosby
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
"They can be like a sun, words. They can dofor the heart what light can do for a field. -St. John of the Cross
Is giving up the claim to "Truth" better than fighting for it?
Offering prayers 11 years after 9/11, realizing, by their very act of giving of up all claim to truth in the word, that they have found the key to defeat all that evil. (I think I just blew my mind!)
Realizing that offering prayers to counteract evil in the world as evidenced by 9/ll, (by their very action of praying for an end to such evil acts) is in itself the end of evil.
'Christian fundamentalists and fundamentalists in general are viruses, and they're killing us, multiplying and mutating, and they're destroying us. Now, you know, you got to give strong medicine to combat a virus.' - John Giorno
"INTENT is Everything." -F. O'Mara
"There is no such thing as silence. Something is always happening that makes a sound."–John Cage
"It is inconceivable to me that an ethical relation to land can exist without love, respect, and admiration for land and a high regard for its value. By value, I of course mean something far broader than mere economic value; I mean value in the philosophical sense."–Aldo Leopold
where he lived and was inspired to write the "sand county almanac", are situated along the wisconsin river and,luckily,are a short drive from where i live. me and friends have hiked (and day-tripped :)) around there several times in past years and always get a wonderful vibe from that beautiful place. aldo's efforts have left a beautiful and thoughtful environmentally conscious legacy for future generations.
'The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained.' - David Bohm
Make today the tomorrow you hoped for yesterday. -Pid
"I love a moment of never-before."-sherbear
If you get confused listen to the music play
"The purpose of discipline is to promote freedom."—Henry Miller
'The poets are supposed to liberate the words - not chain them in phrases. Who told the poets they were supposed to think? Poets are supposed to sing and to make words sing. Writers don't own their words. Since when do words belong to anybody? "Your very own words", indeed! And who are you?' - Brion Gysin
Don't bogart that joint my friendPass it over to me – Lawrence Wagner
"don't do drugs because if you do drugs you'll go to prison,and drugs are really expensive in prison". john hardwick
'The ability to soft-boil an egg is not regarded as a virtue in Spain. The more pervious a culture is to Surrealism, the less preoccupied it is with the least imaginative thing you can do with an egg. It's a post-Protestant talent to stand around for four minutes watching water precipitate gastronomic banality.' - Jonathan Meades
The world IS flat, until you go around it. -ALC-
"O taste and seethat the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." ~Psalm 34:8
Happiness is like a butterflysometimes if pursued... is just beyond grasp but if - you choose to just sit down quietly...it may alight upon you. -anonymous
Prayer is both-an art and science. Scientifically, it has form; artistically, it has color, feeling, and conviction. -Catherine Ponder
"I shall never die, for the Spirit within me is Godand cannot change." -The Science of Mind
For dust you are, and unto dust you shall return. -Genesis 3:19
'Dwelling in the sky makes your feet fall off.' - Andrew McKenzie
"Every good friend once was a stranger." -Fortune Cookie with Lucky Numbers 25, 55, 8, 17, 54, 1
'If you were to put all the arteries and veins and capillaries out end to end, that man would probably die.' - Eric Morecambe
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." – Groucho Marx
this is a big anniversary of the publication of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, my copy of which is apparently in an alternate universe, so somebody weigh in with some immortal words from Douglas Adams here...
"Don't panic." – Douglas Adams