Archive for April, 2005

Roger McGough

« 30 April 2005 | 9:17 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Let me die a young man’s death Let me die a youngman’s death not a clean and inbetween the sheets holywater death not a famous-last-words peaceful out of breath death When I’m 73 and in constant good humour may I be mown down at dawn by a bright red sports car on my way home […]

Ludwig Wittgenstein

« 29 April 2005 | 7:36 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.

G K Chesterton

« 28 April 2005 | 0:23 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The only way to be sure of catching a train is to miss the one before it.

Robert Graves

« 27 April 2005 | 7:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Flying Crooked The butterfly, a cabbage-white, (His honest idiocy of flight) Will never now, it is too late, Master the art of flying straight, Yet has- who knows so well as I?- A just sense of how not to fly: He lurches here and here by guess And God and hope and hopelessness. Even the […]

Richard Feynman

« 26 April 2005 | 8:34 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

But I would like not to underestimate the value of the world view which is the result of scientific effort. We have been led to imagine all sorts of things infinitely more marvelous than the imaginings of poets and dreamers of the past. It shows that the imagination of nature is far, far greater than […]

Lyndon Johnson

« 25 April 2005 | 0:35 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.

Ernest Hemingway

« 24 April 2005 | 11:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Eschew the monumental. Shun the Epic. All the guys who can paint great big pictures can paint great small ones.

Lewis Carroll

« 23 April 2005 | 7:06 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Jabberwocky ‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. ‘Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!’ He took his vorpal sword in hand: Long time […]

Saint Augustine

« 22 April 2005 | 6:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing.

C S Lewis

« 21 April 2005 | 8:10 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.

Ambrose Bierce

« 20 April 2005 | 13:00 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Alone In contact, lo! the flint and steel, By sharp and flame, the thought reveal That he the metal, she the stone, Had cherished secretly alone.

Sydney Smith

« 19 April 2005 | 5:59 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

You must not think me necessarily foolish because I am facetious, nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave.

Doris Lessing

« 18 April 2005 | 7:43 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.

G K Chesterton

« 17 April 2005 | 10:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past.

Sheenagh Pugh

« 16 April 2005 | 10:36 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Sometimes Sometimes things don’t go, after all, from bad to worse. Some years, muscadel faces down frost; green thrives; the crops don’t fail. Sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well. A people sometimes will step back from war, elect an honest man, decide they care enough, that they can’t leave some stranger poor. […]

Brendan Francis

« 15 April 2005 | 7:26 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don’t hoard it. Don’t dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

« 14 April 2005 | 7:35 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

« 13 April 2005 | 7:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Music, when Soft Voices die Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory; Odours, when sweet violets sicken, Live within the sense they quicken. Rose leaves, when the rose is dead, Are heap’d for the beloved’s bed; And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone, Love itself shall slumber on.

Winston Churchill

« 12 April 2005 | 22:02 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.

Donald Foster

« 11 April 2005 | 5:35 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar.

R W Emerson

« 10 April 2005 | 8:32 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

E E Cummings

« 9 April 2005 | 8:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

when god decided to invent everything he took one breath bigger than a circustent and everything began when man determined to destroy himself he picked the was of shall and finding only why smashed it into because

Japanese proverb

« 8 April 2005 | 7:46 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

One kind word can warm three winter months.

Sidney Lumet

« 7 April 2005 | 7:33 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Style that shows in only decorating, not style

Piet Hein

« 6 April 2005 | 7:37 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Road To Wisdom The road to wisdom? — Well, it’s plain and simple to express: Err and err and err again but less and less and less.

G K Chesterton

« 5 April 2005 | 10:39 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.

B R Bertramson

« 4 April 2005 | 7:06 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It is disconcerting to reflect on the number of students we have flunked for not knowing what we later found to be untrue.

Albert Einstein

« 3 April 2005 | 6:55 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

W. H. Davies

« 2 April 2005 | 9:51 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Leisure WHAT is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare?- No time to stand beneath the boughs, And stare as long as sheep and cows: No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass: No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams […]

G K Chesterton

« 1 April 2005 | 8:13 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.