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[04 Sep 2012|02:42pm]

Little by little, one travels far.

-J.R.R. Tolkien
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[04 May 2012|11:40pm]


Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water.

-Swedish Proverb

[05 Mar 2012|10:24pm]

"There is no water, only pre-tea."
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[20 Nov 2011|08:48pm]


“Lie to a liar, for lies are his coin;
Steal from a thief, for that is easy; lay a trap for a trickster and
catch him at first attempt, but beware of an honest man”

-Arab Proverb
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[21 Mar 2011|09:03pm]

"However much I am at the mercy of the world I never let myself get lost by brooding over its misery. I hold firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of that misery to an end." - Albert Schweitzer

[29 Jan 2011|11:39am]

"What has influenced my life more than any other single thing has been my stammer. Had I not stammered I would probably... have gone to Cambridge as my brothers did, perhaps have become a don and every now and then published a dreary book about French literature."

-W. Somerset Maugham
English playwright, novelist, and short story writer.

[15 Jan 2011|12:03pm]

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
  - Thomas Jefferson

[12 Jan 2011|11:58am]

"I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled.  Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value.  Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them."

-Boris Pasternak, Russian Writer


[22 Dec 2010|01:29am]

[ mood | creative ]

 Turn up the lights. I don't want to go home in the dark.

-O. Henry's last words-


[10 Dec 2010|07:31pm]

"It feels important to remind ourselves, at this point, that Facebook, our new beloved interface with reality, was designed by a Harvard sophomore with a Harvard sophomore’s preoccupations. What is your relationship status? (Choose one. There can be only one answer. People need to know.) Do you have a “life”? (Prove it. Post pictures.) Do you like the right sort of things? (Make a list. Things to like will include: movies, music, books and television, but not architecture, ideas, or plants.) But here I fear I am becoming nostalgic. I am dreaming of a Web that caters to a kind of person who no longer exists. A private person, a person who is a mystery, to the world and—which is more important—to herself. Person as mystery: this idea of personhood is certainly changing, perhaps has already changed."

_Zadie Smith on Facebook.
The New York Review of Books


[27 Sep 2010|03:12pm]

“Always be who you are, and say what you feel,
because people who mind don’t matter,
and people who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Suess

[09 Aug 2010|05:17pm]

"Life's just a stupid game. It doesn't matter what you do, or what you have. If you're loved in the end, you win."

from Ally McBeal, Season 1 Episode 10
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[04 Aug 2010|06:27pm]

Poetry, indeed, cannot be translated; and, therefore, it is the poets
that preserve the languages; for we would not be at the trouble to
learn a language if we could have all that is written in it just as
well in a translation. But as the beauties of poetry cannot be
preserved in any language except that in which it was originally
written, we learn the language.
-Samuel Johnson,
lexicographer (1709-1784)

[03 Aug 2010|03:24pm]

Those who are at war with others, are not at peace with themselves -W.H

In youth we feel richer for every new illusion; in maturer years, for
every one we lose.
-Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine,
mystic (1782-1857)

[25 Jul 2010|09:28pm]

"There is no good or evil, only power, and those too weak to seek it."

-Professor Quirrell, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
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[24 Jul 2010|11:49am]

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."

-Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the US

[23 Jul 2010|07:44am]

Pride, like laudanum and other poisonous medicines, is beneficial in
small, though injurious in large, quantities. No man who is not
pleased with himself, even in a personal sense, can please others.
-Frederick Saunders,
librarian and essayist

[13 Jul 2010|10:52am]

We are here and now. Further than that, all knowledge is moonshine. ~H.L. Mencken

[09 Jul 2010|04:04pm]

"I believe in the geographic cure. ... I travel not to get away from my troubles but to see how they look in front of famous buildings or on deserted beaches. I take them for walks. Sometimes I get them drunk. Back at home we generally understand each other better."

- Elizabeth McCracken, author, 1966-
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[08 Jul 2010|06:55am]

Power is only important as an instrument for service to the powerless.
-Lech Walesa,
human rights activist, Polish president, Nobel laureate
(b. 1943)

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