Tuesday, February 8, 2011

We should die of the roar which lies on the other side of silence

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.      E.B. White


If you want to be happy, you have to believe in the possibility of happiness…Let the dead bury the dead, but while ever there is life,you must live and be happy.     Tolstoy

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.        KEATS

What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?        JOHN GREEN

I think…if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.     TOLSTOY  

Mirabelle Buttersfield moved from Vermont hoping to begin her life. And now she is stranded in the vast openness of LA. She keeps working to make connections, but the pile of near misses is starting to overwhelm her. What Mirabelle needs is an omniscient voice to illuminate and spotlight her and to inform everyone that this one has value, this one standing behind the counter in the glove department and to find her counterpart and bring him to her.


Character isn't a stable, easily identifiable set of closely related traits, and it only seems that way because of a glitch in the way our brains are organized. Character is more like a bundle of habits and tendencies and interests, loosely bound together and dependent, at certain times, on circumstance and context. The reason that most of us seem to have a consistent character is that most of us are really good at controlling our environment.    

My head says “who cares?”, but then my heart whispers, “You do, stupid…” 

About suffering they were never wrong,
The Old Masters: how well they understood
Its human position; how it takes place
While someone else is eating or opening a window
Or just walking dully alone.

Writing is mankind’s highest form of (spiritual) freedom. Without this kind of freedom, there would be no civilization.         YU JIAN 

… the angels the warriors the icons gathered in force, protecting
Protective, guarding attentive silent
only the wind blew and the shutter clicked…

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.    EINSTEIN

She had the perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very, dangerous to live even one day.      VIRGINIA WOOLF

I wasn’t just the madwoman in the attic—I was the attic itself. The past was all over me, all under me, all inside me.          ELIZABETH WURTZEL

People have a habit of inventing fictions they will believe wholeheartedly in order to ignore the truth they cannot accept.         LIBBY BRAY

Most images via a patch of skye.

1 comment:

Melissa {Suger} said...

So many beautiful things. Thanks Ri. Just beautiful. And I love the clouds and the bubble bath shot the most.

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