All of us have a place in history. Mine is clouds.
In 1970 at the tender age of 15, I read Trout Fishing in America, Catch-22, and Slaugherhouse-Five all in the same summer. This trio of books warped my outlook on the world in ways that are still being revealed to me today. You can decide whether this is testimony to the enduring relevancy of these works or to how slow on the uptake I am. I'm hoping for the former, wouldn't be surprised by the latter.
My wife was trying to come up with that one last weekend. Took us both a few tries and a few minutes to get the wording just exactly perfect. As such things seem to have a way of working out, now we'll be tripping over the quote everywhere we go. Thanks!
"Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope."—Freewheelin' Franklin
"Cheerfulness is the atmosphere in
which all things thrive."
-Johann Paul Richter
Flakey Foont "What's it all mean, Mr. Natural"......"Don't mean shit", Mr. Natural....think that's right.....:)))
"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'