Saturday, April 4, 2009


"you're captives of a civilized system that more or less compels you to go on destroying the world in order to live." ~ishmael by daniel quinn.

"each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." ~the diary of anais nin

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death." ~the diary of anais nin

"They danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn..." ~on the road by jack kerouac

"I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn't quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet." ~the bell jar by sylvia plath

"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." ~shel silverstein

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." ~abraham lincoln

"...if only they could somehow become conscious of their own strength, [they] would have no need to conspire. They needed only to rise up and shake themselves like a horse shaking off flies. If they chose they could blow the Party to pieces tomorrow morning. Surely sooner or later it must occur to them to do it. And yet--!" ~1984 by George Orwell

"Because I don't live in either my past or my future. I'm interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man... Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we're living right now." ~the alchemist by paul coelho

"our awareness is all that is alive and maybe sacred in any of us..." ~breakfast of champions by kurt vonnegut

"logic's the first thing you need to get rid of." ~nine stories; teddy by j.d.salinger

"they must find it difficult... those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority." ~gerald massey

"only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." ~pablo picasso

"i'm holding this cat in my arms so it can sleep, and what more is there." ~notes to myself, my struggle to become a person by hugh prather

"to listen to my intuition is to identify with my entire awareness, to be my entire experience, and not just my conscious perception. my total awareness sythnthesizes into a calm sense of direction that is above reason." ~notes to myself, my struggle to become a person by hugh prather

"i must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's." ~ william blake

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