Wild

Oct. 20th, 2017 09:32 am
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Random quote of the day:

“That in a man which cannot be domesticated is not his evil but his goodness.”

—Antonio Porchia, Voices: Aphorisms by Antonio Porchia (tr. W. S. Merwin)



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Random quote of the day:

“The dove signifies the dove and the guitar signifies a musical instrument called the guitar.

—Pablo Neruda, The Paris Review, Issue 51, Spring 1971



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Blossoming

Oct. 17th, 2017 10:33 am
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Random quote of the day:

“As a seed buried in earth can’t imagine itself as an orchid or hyacinth, neither can a heart packed with hurt or a mind filmed over with despair imagine itself loved or at peace. The courage of the seed is that, once cracking, it cracks all the way. To move through the dark into blossom is the work of the soul.

—Mark Nepo, Parabola, Winter 2012/2013



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Random quote of the day:

“People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think that's what we're really seeking. I think what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. That's what it's all finally about.”

—Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth, Episode 2, Chapter 4



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Gnawing

Oct. 13th, 2017 10:54 am
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Random quote of the day:

“My body gnaws at me from one side and my spirit gnaws at me from the other.”

—Charles Bukowski, “I Love You, Albert,” Hot Water Music



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Smoke haze

Oct. 12th, 2017 10:03 am
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Random quote of the day:

“You’re crying. You say you’ve burned yourself. But can you think of anyone who’s not hazy with smoke?

—Rumi, The Essential Rumi (tr. Coleman Barks)



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Modish

Oct. 11th, 2017 09:54 am
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Random quote of the day:

“Beware the modish message. Ask yourself if the symbol you have detected is not you own footprint.

—Vladimir Nabokov, Strong Opinions



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Nonsense

Oct. 10th, 2017 10:00 am
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Random quote of the day:

“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.”

—Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator



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Random quote of the day:

“Prayer is private, even when we pray with others. It is communication from the heart to that which surpasses understanding. Let’s say it is communication from one’s heart to God. Or if that is too triggering or ludicrous a concept for you, to the Good, the force that is beyond our comprehension but that in our pain or supplication or relief we don’t need to define or have proof of or any established contact with. Let’s say it is what the Greeks called the Really Real, what lies within us, beyond the scrim of our values, positions, convictions, and wounds. Or let’s say it is a cry from deep within to Life or Love, with capital L’s.”

—Anne Lamott, Help, Thanks, Wow



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One thing

Oct. 6th, 2017 10:45 am
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Random quote of the day:

“Do one thing after another as lucidly as possible: smell the bread, smell the schnapps, fold the paper—therein lies salvation.”

—Peter Handke, The Weight of the World



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Random quote of the day:

“People don’t realize how quickly they’re going to be old, either. Time goes very fast.”

—Doris Lessing, The Paris Review, Issue 106, Spring 1988



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Random quote of the day:

“Every sensitive person carries in himself old cities enclosed by ancient walls.”

—Robert Walser, “The Little Berliner,” Selected Stories (tr. Christopher Middleton)



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Alive

Oct. 3rd, 2017 10:50 am
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Random quote of the day:

“The first thing that distinguishes a writer is that he is most alive when alone.”

—Martin Amis, The Paris Review, Iss. 146, Spring 1998



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Doorway

Sep. 29th, 2017 10:20 am
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Random quote of the day:

“Death waits inside us for a door to open.
Death is patient as a dead cat.
Death is a doorknob made of flesh.”

—Jim Harrison, “Larson’s Holstein Bull,” In Search of Small Gods



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Shedding

Sep. 28th, 2017 10:09 am
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Random quote of the day:

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.

—Joseph Campbell, quoted in A Joseph Campbell Companion, ed. Diane K. Osbon



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Magicians

Sep. 27th, 2017 10:57 am
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Random quote of the day:

“Magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten.

—Terry Pratchett, Mort



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Unseen

Sep. 26th, 2017 10:43 am
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Random quote of the day:

“We keep passing unseen through little moments of other people’s lives.

—Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance



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Random quote of the day:

“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. The striving to free oneself from this delusion is the one issue of true religion. Not to nourish the delusion but to try to overcome it is the way to reach the attainable measure of peace of mind.

—Albert Einstein, letter of condolence to Robert S. Marcus, February 2, 1950

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Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

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Random quote of the day:

“I suppose I think of the notebook as a house for words, as a secret place for thought and self-examination.

—Paul Auster, The Paris Review, No. 167, Fall 2003

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Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

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Random quote of the day:

“Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.

—Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

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Mirrored from Better Than Dead.

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