Archive for March, 2007

Eugenio Montejo

« 31 March 2007 | 19:42 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Earth Turned to Bring Us Closer The earth turned to bring us closer, it spun on itself and within us, and finally joined us together in this dream as written in the Symposium. Nights passed by, snowfalls and solstices; time passed in minutes and millennia. An ox cart that was on its way to […]



W H Auden

« 30 March 2007 | 21:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Evil is unspectacular and always human, And shares our bed and eats at our own table.



Tom Stoppard

« 29 March 2007 | 19:09 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Sometimes I dream of revolution, a bloody coup d’etat by the second rank – troupes of actors slaughtered by their understudies, magicians sawn in half by indefatigably smiling glamour girls, cricket teams wiped out by marauding bands of twelfth men – I dream of champions chopped down by rabbit-punching sparring partners while the eternal bridesmaids […]



Wendy Cope

« 28 March 2007 | 5:51 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Timekeeping Late home for supper. He musn’t seem drunk. ‘The pob cluck’, he begins, And knows that he is sunk.



Chuck Palahniuk

« 26 March 2007 | 17:43 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The best way to waste your life is by taking notes. The easiest way to avoid living is to just watch. Look for the details. Report. Don’t participate. Let Big Brother do the singing and dancing for you. Be a reporter. Be a good witness. A grateful member of the audience.



Thomas Paine

« 25 March 2007 | 20:17 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it the superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable cry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.



Philip Larkin

« 24 March 2007 | 23:26 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

1952-1977 In times when nothing stood but worsened, or grew strange, there was one constant good: she did not change. on the Queen’s silver jubilee in 1977



Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

« 23 March 2007 | 8:06 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

You are not a human being in search of spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.



W S Merwin

« 22 March 2007 | 8:09 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Separation Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.



Lewis Carroll

« 21 March 2007 | 7:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

How Doth the Little Crocodile How doth the little crocodile Improve his shining tail, And pour the waters of the Nile On every golden scale! How cheerfully he seems to grin, How neatly spreads his claws, And welcomes little fishes in, With gently smiling jaws!



Miguel de Cervantes

« 20 March 2007 | 19:19 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.



Peter Ustinov

« 19 March 2007 | 22:18 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.



Bruce Cockburn

« 18 March 2007 | 21:43 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Strange Waters I’ve seen a high cairn kissed by holy wind Seen a mirror pool cut by golden fins Seen alleys where they hide the truth of cities The mad whose blessing you must accept without pity I’ve stood in airports guarded glass and chrome Walked rifled roads and landmined loam Seen a forest in […]



Albert Einstein

« 16 March 2007 | 7:37 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods.



Sappho

« 15 March 2007 | 23:33 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Two Fragments Love holds me captive again and I tremble with bittersweet longing. As a gale on the mountainside bends the oak tree I am rocked by my love.



Robert Louis Stevenson

« 14 March 2007 | 0:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Rain The rain is raining all around, It falls on field and tree, It rains on the umbrellas here, And on the ships at sea.



Thomas à Kempis

« 13 March 2007 | 7:18 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Love flies, runs, and rejoices; it is free and nothing can hold it back.



Horace Greeley

« 12 March 2007 | 22:02 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The darkest hour in any man’s life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.



Karl Popper

« 11 March 2007 | 13:01 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one, take this as a sign that you have neither understood the theory nor the problem which it was intended to solve.



Emily Dickinson

« 10 March 2007 | 7:44 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There is a solitude of space There is a solitude of space A solitude of sea A solitude of death, but these Society shall be Compared with that profounder site That polar privacy A soul admitted to itself — Finite infinity.



Thomas Babington Macaulay

« 9 March 2007 | 1:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

of John Dryden His imagination resembled the wings of an ostrich. It enabled him to run, though not to soar.



African proverb

« 8 March 2007 | 8:20 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When […]



A A Milne

« 7 March 2007 | 21:01 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

James James Morrison Morrisson Weatherby George Dupree Took great care of his mother Though he was only three. James James said to his mother Mother he said, said he: You mustn’t go down to the end of the town if you don’t go down with me. James James Morrison’s Mother Put on a golden gown. […]



Siegbert Tarrasch

« 6 March 2007 | 7:35 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

What is the object of playing a gambit opening?… To acquire a reputation of being a dashing player at the cost of losing a game.



Charles Kettering

« 5 March 2007 | 7:52 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn’t take his education too seriously.



Sir Isaac Newton

« 4 March 2007 | 21:46 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I can calculate the movement of the stars, but not the madness of men



Jenny Joseph

« 3 March 2007 | 18:21 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Tides There are some coasts Where the sea comes in spectacularly Throwing itself up gullies, challenging cliffs, Filling the harbours with great swirls and flourish, A theatrical event that people gather for Curtain up twice daily. You need to know The hour of its starting, you have to be on guard. There are other places […]



Friedrich Nietzsche

« 2 March 2007 | 7:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The small force that it takes to launch a boat into the stream should not be confused with the force of the stream that carries it along: but this confusion appears in nearly all biographies.



Chuck Palahniuk

« 1 March 2007 | 23:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I’ve ever known.