Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saturday ~ January 30, 2016

My story is not a pleasant one; it is neither sweet nor harmonious, as invented stories are; it has the taste of nonsense and chaos, of madness and dreams - like the lives of all who stop deceiving themselves.

(Herman Hesse, 1877 - 1962)

Friday, January 29, 2016

Tuesday ~ November 10, 2016

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. Those to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, are as good as dead: their eyes are closed.

(Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955)

Friday ~ January 29, 2016

A ritual takes what happened a long time ago and drags it into the present so you can experience it here and now. Rituals keep us from forgetting what must not be forgotten and keep us rooted in a past from which we must not be disconnected.

(Tony Campolo, 1935 -   )

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thursday ~ January 28, 2017

...whatever comes
One hour was sunlit and the most high gods
May not make boast of any better thing
Than to have watched that hour as it passed.

(Ezra Pound, 1885 - 1972)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wednesday ~ January 27, 2016

Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.

( Iris Murdoch, 1919 - 1999 )

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tuesday ~ January 26, 2016

It's a contention of my father's - believing as he does that those who miss the journey miss about all they're going to get - that people become what they pay attention to. Our observations and curiosity, they make and remake us. Maybe a tonic of curiosity would counter my numbing sense that life inevitably creeps toward the absurd.

( William Least Heat Moon, 1939 -   )

Monday, January 25, 2016

Monday ~ January 25, 2016

People seem to be capable of great virtues, but not of small virtues, capable of defying their torturers but not of keeping their tempers.

( G.K. Chesterton, 1874 - 1936 )

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday ~ January 24, 2016

Whether something lasts or not has nothing to do with whether it's made of stone or steel or wood or fabric. A house built all in wood can be a monument that lasts for hundreds of years because it seduces people to live in it, to use it and maintain it. Eternity depends on whether people are willing to take care of something. In Greece, ordinary white houses are repainted every year. Today we are often told to use materials and structures that are free of maintenance. But no building can be neglected entirely. We need constantly to renew our relationships - to the houses we live in, to our friends, to our own bodies - all the time, every day.

(Werner Herzog, 1942 -   )


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