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I do not know how to distinguish between our waking life and a dream. Are we not always living the life that we imagine we are?
The blue-bird carries the sky on his back.
Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.
If things were really as we wanted them to be, people would still complain that they were no longer what they used to be.
Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.
The difference between a gun and a tree is a difference of tempo. The tree explodes every spring.
I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
All really great things are happening in slow and inconspicuous ways.
OMNISCIENCE Knowing what thou knowest not is in a sense omniscience.
Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back.
I'd like to know what this whole show is about before it's out.
A homage to finity Eternity's one of those mental blocks the concept is inconceivable. The clock concedes it in ticks and tocks, belittled, belaboured, believable. Each passing moment is seized and chewed with argument incontestable. Premasticated, like baby food, eternity is digestible.
If you want to know where your money went, you must spend it quickly before it's spent.
A bit beyond perception's reach I sometimes believe I see that life is two locked boxes each containing the other's key.
One of the first laws against air pollution came in 1300 when King Edward I decreed the death penalty for burning of coal. At least one execution for that offence is recorded. But economics triumphed over health considerations, and air pollution became an appalling problem in England.
Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference.
We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
You can never enter the same river twice.
And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you?
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable.
Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.
Clocks slay time ... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.
Time is a figure eight, at its center the city of Deja Vu.
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
Surely a man needs a closed place wherein he may strike root and, like the seed, become. But also he needs the great Milky Way above him and the vast sea spaces, though neither stars nor ocean serve his daily needs.
If we like them, they're freedom fighters ... If we don't like them, they're terrorists. In the unlikely case we can't make up our minds, they're temporarily only guerrillas.