Monday, May 7, 2012


…Need some inspiration to start the week?  Of course.
Well, here’s some:

"Art is meant to disturb." Georges Braque

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
Ray Bradbury

"God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers." Jewish proverb
"Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content." Helen Keller

"Every man stamps his value on himself... man is made great or small by his own will." J.C.F. von Schiller

"So let us go forward quietly, each on his own path, forever making for the light." Vincent Van Gogh

"I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of." Montaigne

"It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there." Asphodel

"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing." Agatha Christie

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night
and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”  e.e. Cummings

"You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on." Heraclitus

"Whenever he thought about Vietnam, he felt terrible.  And so, at least, he came to a fateful decision.  He decided not to think about it." Anon

"Love your self's self where it lives." Anne Sexton

"The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one
heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but
because he is a man of high and heroic temper." Aristotle

"The words 'I am…" are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to.  The thing you're claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you." A.L. Kitselman


  1. These quotes from Ray Bradbury and e.e. cummings are wonderful, powerful. Bradbury's Dandelion Wine flattened me and left me reeling for days -- same with some of cumming's poems.

  2. dave, i'm glad you liked them. thanks for reading, and have a a fab week.