Showing posts with label quotes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quotes. Show all posts

Nov 26, 2014

Quote of the Week - H.P. Lovecraft

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I have frequently wondered if the majority of mankind ever pause to reflect upon the occasionally titanic significance of dreams, and of the obscure world to which they belong. Beyond the Wall of Sleep

Sep 19, 2014

Ingrid Bergman on the kiss

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

Aug 25, 2014

Quote of the Week - Leonard Cohen

from the collection of stacy reynaud
There are always meaningful songs for somebody. People are doing their courting, people are finding their wives, people are making babies, people are washing their dishes, people are getting through the day, with songs that we may find insignificant. But their significance is affirmed by others. There’s always someone affirming the significance of a song by taking a woman into his arms or by getting through the night. That’s what dignifies the song. Songs don’t dignify human activity. Human activity dignifies the song.

more Cohen from the same interview here

Jun 20, 2014

Quote of the Week - Kierkegaard

Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.

Jun 11, 2014

Quote of the Week - Edgar Allan Poe

 from the collection of stacy reynaud
 It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.

May 9, 2014

Quote of the Week - Herman Hesse

 stacy reynaud
There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside of them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.

Apr 24, 2014

Quote of the Week - some guy in the 70s

The price is outrageous, but so is the quality.

Mar 28, 2014

Quote of the Week | Clothes and the Man - Edward Spencer

Good clothes look better when they are nearly worn out than very cheap clothes look when they are new.


Mar 13, 2014

Quote of the Week - Erich Fromm

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While in our private life nobody except a mad person would remain passive in view of a threat to our total existence, those who are in charge of public affairs do practically nothing, and those who have entrusted their fate to them let them continue to do so.

Erich Fromm, To Have or To Be

Feb 22, 2014

Quote of the Week - Lao Tzu

The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.
image © Stacy Reynaud

Jan 3, 2014

Quote of the Week - Henry David Thoreau

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Dec 18, 2013

Quote of the Week - Henri Poincare

Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.

image from the collection of Stacy Reynaud

Dec 4, 2013

Quote of the Week - Albert Einstein

from the collection of stacy reynaud
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

Nov 19, 2013

Quote of the Week - Bleak House | Charles Dickens

I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.
Katherine Hepburn is cooler than me.

Nov 6, 2013

Quote of the Week - Edgar Allan Poe

In our endeavors to recall to memory something long forgotten, we often find ourselves upon the very verge of remembrance, without being able, in the end, to remember. - from Ligeia

Aug 26, 2013

Everything we See or Seem

stacy reynaud
I was looking up Scorpion pose and came across a book recommendation, of all things. My local library rocks so of course they had it - now I will recommend the beautiful piece of literature to you.

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke. Translated by M.D. Herter  Norton, (1934). The translation/translator makes all the difference.

The close of the eighth letter:

"Do not believe that he who seeks to comfort you lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. His life has much difficulty and sadness ... Were it otherwise he would never have been able to find those words." 

Oh, and here's Scorpion pose

Jul 26, 2013

Wittgenstein has got it going on

Everything that can be thought at all can be thought clearly. Everything that can be said can be said clearly. 
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico Philosophicus

May 16, 2013

Quote | Albert Einstein

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.

May 10, 2013

Quote - Edgar Allan Poe

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

Mar 7, 2013

Quote of the Week - Franz Kafka

Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

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