Interesting Quotes

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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? - Henry David Thoreau quote.
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?

reality dreams (during sleep)

The blue-bird carries the sky on his back. - Henry David Thoreau quote.
The blue-bird carries the sky on his back.
Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.

life 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.

change

Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch. - James Baldwin quote.
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. - Ezra Pound quote.
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. - Robert Frost quote.
I had a lover's quarrel with the world.

poets

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. - Viktor Frankl quote.
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. - Leo Tolstoy quote.
All really great things are happening in slow and inconspicuous ways.
OMNISCIENCE

Knowing what
thou knowest not
is in a sense
omniscience.

knowledge

Problems worthy
of attack
prove their worth
by hitting back.

problems

I'd like to know
what this whole show
is about
before it's out.

purpose of life

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.

time

If you want to know
where your money went,
you must spend it quickly
before it's spent.

money

A bit beyond perception's reach
I sometimes believe I see
that life is two locked boxes
each containing the other's key.

life

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. - Glenn Seaborg quote.
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.

environment

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. - Emil Ludwig quote.
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.

friendship

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.

friendship

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards. - Lewis Carroll quote.
It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.

memory

You can never enter the same river twice.

Indian proverbs proverbs

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are. - Confucius quote.
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. - Kahlil Gibran quote.
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? - Kahlil Gibran quote.
What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you?

dreams

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. - Oscar Wilde quote.
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. - Oscar Wilde quote.
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. - Rabindranath Tagore quote.
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. - William Faulkner quote.
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

Time is a figure eight, at its center the city of Deja Vu. - Robert Breault quote.
Time is a figure eight, at its center the city of Deja Vu.

time

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. - Benjamin Disraeli quote.
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.

Travel

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. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry quote.
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. - Carl Sagan quote.
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.

rebels