"It's like a practical joke played on us
by our Maker..." - John Barlow
"To fathom Hell or soar angelic, just take a pinch of psychedelic."
—Dr Humphry Osmond, in response to Aldous Huxley's suggestion, "to make this trivial world sublime, take half a gram of phanerothyme", when the two were working on a name for the new class of substances with which they were working.
"In his grove I would sit, in deep meditation, with my body perfectly still, and lose all consciousness of the outside world. Birds would perch on my head. Often snakes would crawl over my motionless body. The ordinary man would not to be able to bear a fraction of the tremendous fervour I felt" -Ramakrisha
"If anything is to be done, let a man do it, let him attack is vigorously! A careless pilgrim only scatters the dust of his passions more widely." - BUDDHA
"You will not find a stick hard enough to conquer my perseverance." - Diogenes'
Who says: Hard times?
I'm used to them
The speeding planet burns
I'm used to that
My life's so common it disappears
And sometimes even music
Cannot substitute for tears
-- Paul Simon
"Judge a man by his questions rather than
by his answers." -Voltaire
"God will not have his work made manifest
by cowards....Trust thyself : every heart
vibrates to that iron string."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson, the sage of Concord
I'd rather have a free bottle in front of me, than a pre-frontal lobotomy.
I know it's not a Grateful Dead quote,
but this one works for me:
"You can't always get what you want.
But if you try sometimes,
You just might find
You get what you need."
--The Rolling Stones