Thursday, July 07, 2005

bombs R 4 BABIES!!!

I know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere among the clouds above;
Those that I fight I do not hate,
Those that I guard I do not love;
My country is Kiltartan Cross,
My country men Kiltartan's poor;
No likely end could bring them loss
Or leave them happier than before.
Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public men, no cheering crowds;
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death.


these are the things we have to face up to finally
well at least one of us does anyway
maybe it will mean something one day to you
i can't dream of ever taking it lightly again
but even that must be addressed eventually
also this feeling that "this is why i was born"
well i'm sure something should be said about that
all of thse pieces have there own place
finding out where everything goes is half the fun
if you can just relax and let it all happen
i am never sure what happens to the all this time though
i'm sure things will be revealed that are even bigger than this feeling
nothing lasts that is not cared for properly
parts of it all just want to go back to sleep
there they can have whatever they want... whenever... they think anyway
but dreams sometimes cheat us of the beautiful reality here
to be sure there is a lot of nonesense around
to dilute the drink i guess
still it seems like something i swear it
beware if i can even listen to myself at this time
dangerous as anything i ever felt...
or even felt like... believing
another jesus not to want for like they needed
or maybe more than they wanted
what i want to say is really already said
well at least by now i have tried really hard to say it
it's not as if any words could ever really claim you
feelings have grown out of control... i admit it
i guess i should at least act sorry
even i f i can't feel bad for any of it
believe me when i bet on something... i need it now
even if i'm bound to lose... it is all about belief
nothing can ever really stand in the way of that
goddamn anything that would want to really
maybe i can whisper it in your ear sometime
if only we were ever really close by i mean
it is everything i fight down all the time
because i really can't get you to say what you want
it's not like anyone ever needs to think about that anyway
it's just that parts of me believe they do at this point
and maybe i'm just not listening... even to myself... anymore
but i am holding on with what strength i have
only hoping that there is enough left to last
i think some of it may have gotten spilled out somewhere along the way
and maybe it was my fault that i lost it
i'm sure it was in a very foolish fashion
randomly wandering with not a look given
but no one gets any assurances about any of this
it not like any of us ever really could get that big of a lie out
the really smart ones know they aren't in control of anything
wishing for such things marks you as a fool... like me
mostly now i would like to fold myself up
put all i have seen inside
to keep it safe
and away
from any of the desolation or imposition i have created
everybody always wants to give up i guess
maybe when all these stars get positioned just so
someone will be able to understand it all
or at least think they do for a bit
guess you have made me think all these thoughts about meanings
because none of it seemed in my nature normally
but all of this is more interesting than me anyway
funny how i first saw you in the dark
it is the reason i am blind to this very day
it is why i'm up at 5;45am on this sunday morning
the day of the lord if you like
something is still trying to speak thru me
if only i start to say it somehow
well maybe then you would believe me
bless me with your actuality
i can still remember it fully ... somehow
even if i only saw my saviour seven times
well i'm holding it close tonight
because it is all i have
or could want
at this moment
as nice as anything ever
though not deserved in the slightest
only my desperation to guide me now
all split to the gills and still alive
like something about to be consumed
but not nearly as valuable as that really
love creates something that never goes away
breathes life into all this exsistance
this mail is lost to the tide...already and admittedly
still maybe the ripples will reach you
all those still safe harbors are hard to find though
i have robbed them all just for you
all these decisions are up to being discussed before they are done
it is a richness that i have always found to be rare
as i suddenly realize it can only improve
even if it ends and is over
islands always expected there abandonment
excuse all the excuses
and the ease in which they are apparently delivered
none of this is easy
being perched high and outside on a porch
or deep inside this cave now.... doesn't matter
but it has brought on the visions needed to continue
i'm keeping a close eye out
for the waves of them rolling up to this weather beaten coast
i have held it close in the dark of night
it provides just enough light to stumble along
it is loud enough to keep you awake
i am animated and in awe
give leave and listen to where it will lead you
the disruption adds something to this delivery
my trust teamed up with taste at that first moment
now it's
"oh god... let me not be mad!"
just like William said in his story of Rael
all backwards sure but the dark streets are nice for walking on still
although they have grown a little more haunted these days
and it just doesn't make the lonesome leave like before
only the crazed really get close to it ever i guess
because seeing the truth all close up and real like Lear
takes you nearer than you need to it
maybe it's the motion of all this vast ocean
sometimes something in it wants to swell up and take all under
i would name it right now if i knew enough
it seems i should have learned something by now
i mean i have survived this long
even if it does make me sorry
when i remember how i spent some of those befores
it is very hard to realize how important things really are
when you are in the midst of it all
before anything else
the heart must be started
then it is possible to just know...
then you just know...
and that is close as i can get
to my soul.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

dizzy dean

Quotes by Dizzy Dean

"It ain't braggin' if you can back it up."

"I never keep a scorecard or the batting averages. I hate statistics. What I got to know, I keep in my head."

"Anybody who's ever had the privilege of seeing me play knows that I am the greatest pitcher in the world."

"All ballplayers want to wind up their career with the Cubs, Giants or Yankees. They just can't help it."

"I ain't what I used to be, but who the hell is?"

"I won twenty-eight games in 1935 and I couldn't believe my eyes when the Cards send me a contract with a cut in salary. Mr. Rickey said I deserved a cut because I didn't win thirty games."

"It puzzles me how they know what corners are good for filling stations. Just how did they know gas and oil was under there?"

"Let the teachers teach English and I will teach baseball. There is a lot of people in the United States who say 'isn't' and they ain't eating."

"Son, what kind of pitch would you like to miss?"

"Sure I eat what I advertise. Sure I eat Wheaties for breakfast. A good bowl of Wheaties with bourbon can't be beat."

"The doctors x-rayed my head and found nothing."

"The dumber a pitcher is, the better. When he gets smart and tries to experiment with a lot of different pitches, he's in trouble. All I ever had was a fastball, a curve and a change up and I did pretty good."

"The good Lord was good to me. He gave me a strong body, a good right arm and a weak mind."

"He slud into third."

"Well what's wrong with ain't? And as for saying 'Rizzuto slud into second' it just ain't natural. Sounds silly to me. Slud is something more than slid. It means sliding with great effort."

Quotes about Dizzy Dean

"When ole Diz was out there pitching it was more than just another ball game. It was a regular three-ring circus and everybody was wide awake and enjoying being alive." - Pepper Martin

"You were attracted by the graceful rhythm of his pitching motion; the long majestic sweep of his arm as he let the ball fly; the poised alertness after the pitch. That was what counted and you knew it when batter after batter swung ineptly at pitches they couldn't even see." - Editor of the New York Times

"As a ballplayer, (Dizzy) Dean was a natural phenomenon, like the Grand Canyon or the Great Barrier Reef. Nobody ever taught him baseball and he never had to learn. He was just doing what came naturally when a scout named Don Curtis discovered him on a Texas sandlot and gave him his first contract." - Red Smith

Thursday, April 07, 2005

float the quotes

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.- -- Jack London

Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso

They are ill discoverers who think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.- Francis Bacon

“the morning stars sang together and the angels shouted for joy.”—Job 38:7

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Oscar Wilde

"I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours."Hunter S. Thompson

"The various religions are like different roads converging
on the same point. What difference does it make if we
follow different routes, provided we arrive at the same
- Mahatma Gandhi
"No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination." - James Joyce

"The Angels love enthusiasm far more than perfection." –anonymous
We each have all the time there is; our mental and moral status is determined by what we do with it.- Mary Blake

"the most important thing is to not stop questioning."~albert Einstein

"Quotes are nothing but inspiration for the uninspired." -Richard Kemph

“that guy just said that so people would quote him…”
-Jonathan Clayton Vincent

"The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is like the difference between lightning and a lightning bug."--Samuel Clemens (AKA Mark Twain)

Anger is a prelude to courage.- -- Eric Hoffer

The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress.- Joseph Joubert

I am thankful for small mercies. I compared notes with one of my friends who expects everything of the universe, and is disappointed when anything is less than the best, and I found that I begin at the other extreme, expecting nothing, and am always full of thanks for moderate goods.- -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week.- Charles Darwin

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
Carl Jung

"So a man thinketh in his heart, so is he"
-Proverbs 23:7

What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea. Mohandas Gandhi

If there is one thing upon this earth that mankind love and admire better than another, it is a brave man, -- it is the man who dares to look the devil in the face and tell him he is a devil.- -- James A. Garfield

Much of what is said in the arts cannot be said in another way. To withhold artistic means of understanding is as much of a malpractice as to withhold mathematics. Howard Gardner, Harvard's Graduate School of Education

The demand I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole life to reading my works. -James Joyce

"Doing something and saying goodbye and saying
goodbye and doing something are both the same." Jack Kerouac

Lead your life so you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.- Will Rogers

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.- Abraham Lincoln

Happy is he who dares courageously to defend what he loves.- Ovid
In doing your work in the great world, it is a safe plan to follow a rule I once heard on the football field: Don't flinch, don't fall; hit the line hard.- Theodore Roosevelt

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world.- Thomas Carlyle

"The music industry isn´t all it´s puffed up to be,". "I´m glad I don´t have to impress those people. If somebody says, `NRBQ isn´t on the charts,´ well, I say, `We know what music is. We know what people are. And we know how to make music affect people. We´ve been doing it for 35 years. We´re experts at it.´" s Terry Adams

Economy... the art of making the most of life; the love of economy is the root of all virtue.- -- George Bernard Shaw

"I'm glad the show attracts sufficient interest for people to want to analyse it. For all I know, they may be more correct about their conclusions than the people who write and direct it!"-- Sam Simon Re. “the simpsons”

"Does it really matter what these affectionate people do, so long as they don't do it in the street and frighten the horses?" -Mrs. Patrick Campbell

I don’t get angry, I just grow a tumor.
- Woody Allen

This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown aside with great force.-Dorothy Parker

Aspire, break bounds. Endeavor to be good, and better still, best.- Robert Browning

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. James 1:19-20

The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear.- William Jennings Bryan

Man has no nobler function than to defend the truth.- Ruth McKenney

Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.- Samuel Butler (1835-1902) British writer.

Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.- Sir Winston Churchill

We are fallible. We certainly haven't attained perfection. But we can strive for it, and the virtue is in the striving.- Carlos P. Romulo

Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. Psalm 119:165

I am not so lost in lexicography as to forget that words are the daughters of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven.


Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
Lord Byron

Virtue and decency are so nearly related that it is difficult to separate them from each other but in our imagination.- -- Cicero

The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.- -- Patrick Henry, speech to the Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775

"Start school, start work, retire in apathy; Well if thats a fun life I don't want to live happily..." - Rat Cunningham, MGE - "Hypocrisy"

It is better to say, "This one thing I do" than to say, "These forty things I dabble in."- -- Washington Gladden

"The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it." - Proverbs 10: 22.

I have high hopes of smashing my name into history so violently that it will take a legendary form even if all books are destroyed. That goal is the real goal as far as I am concerned . . .L. Ron Hubbard

I don't like work... but I like what is in work -- the chance to find yourself. Your own reality -- for yourself, not for others -- which no other man can ever know.- -- Joseph Conrad

“He who seeks God shall find Him.” St. Augustine

There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.- Washington Irving

"No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master." Hunter S. Thompson

"blew his brains out with a pistol up his arse" Shane MacGowan

Remember that if the opportunities for great deeds should never come, the opportunities for good deeds are renewed day by day. The thing for us to long for is the goodness, not the glory.- F.W. Faber

COMPASSION will bring many people around the world a deep feeling of inner peace
- Dalai Lama

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't.
Richard Bach

If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week.- -- Charles Darwin

Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it, a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.- -- Henry Fielding

Be the change that you want to see in the world.- Gandhi

Most men, even in this comparatively free country, through mere ignorance and mistake, are so preoccupied with the factitious cares and superfluously coarse labors of this life that its finer fruits cannot be plucked by them." ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Our real discoveries come from chaos. From going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.Chuck Palahniuk - Invisible Monsters

Seek respect mainly from thyself, for it comes first from within.- Steven H. Coogler

The abundant life does not come to those who have had a lot of obstacles removed from their path by others. It develops from within and is rooted in strong mental and moral fiber.- --William Mather Lewis

As long as a person doesn't admit he is defeated, he is not defeated -- he's just a little behind and isn't through fighting.- -- Darrell Royal, Texas football coach

The various religions are like different roads converging on the same point. What difference does it make if we follow different routes, provided we arrive at the same destination.- -- Mahatma Gandhi

A friend is one who sees through you and still enjoys the view.- Wilma Askinas

Only those who risk going too far, can possibly find out how far they can go.TS Elliot

My centre is giving way, my right is in retreat; situation excellent. I shall attack.- Marshall Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929), supreme commander of allied forces in 1918.

Some of us like to play it safe and take each day as it comes.Some of us want to take this crazy walk on the wild side!For those of us who like to live dangerously...this one's for you!
Michael Jackson

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Antoine de St. Exupery

Nothing will sustain you more potently than the power to recognize in your humdrum routine, as perhaps it may be thought, the true poetry of life.- -- Sir William Osler

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of imagination. What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth - whether it existed before or not.
John Keats

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.- Phillips Brooks

"In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living whiskey.” John 7:37-38

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.- -- Eleanor Roosevelt

In doing your work in the great world, it is a safe plan to follow a rule I once heard on the football field: Don't flinch, don't fall; hit the line hard.- --Theodore Roosevelt

“The problem with talking about the past is it becomes disturbing, you start thinking of a thousand anecdotes, and your life merely as a collection thereof.” David Rawlings

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Martin Luther King, Jr

'If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way to do it would be to start his own religion.
---L. Ron Hubbard

“We’re only gonna die for our arrogance, that’s why we might as well take our time.” ~Bradley Nowell

We can often do more for other men by trying to correct our own faults than by trying to correct theirs- -- Francois Fenelon

One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
Henry Miller

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"--Hunter S. Thompson

Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.- -- Spurgeon

Some of us still get all weepy when we think about the Gaia Hypothesis, the idea that earth is a big furry goddess-creature who resembles everybody's mom in that she knows what's best for us. But if you look at the historical record -- Krakatoa, Mt. Vesuvius, Hurricane Charley, poison ivy, and so forth down the ages -- you have to ask yourself: Whose side is she on, anyway? Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart ... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. -Carl Jung.

"Everything's not supposed to sound the same, you want it to reflect change and growth."- Gillian Welch

Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.
Oscar Wilde

"These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people." Abraham Lincoln

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.- English proverb

“All things work for good for those who love the Lord.” Rm 8

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.- -- Abraham Lincoln

" may become hairy as bears, if such is their fancy, without fear of
excommunication or deprivation of their political rights." Charles Mackay

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.- -- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Ask not for victory, ask for courage. For if you can endure you bring honor to us all, even more you bring honor to yourself.- -- From the Decathlete

"A speech is a solemn responsibility. The man who makes a bad thirty-minute speech to two hundred people wastes only a half hour of his own time. But he wastes one hundred hours of the audience's time - more than four days - which should be a hanging offense." -- Jenkin Lloyd Jones

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.- Norman MacFinan

"If you wanna know if you've written a hit, play it for kids." --Monica.Lynch

In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.- -- John Ruskin

God is love and He who lives in Love, lives in God and God in Him. 1 Jn 4:16

Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity. Nelson Algren

Since you ask, most days I cannot remember.I walk in my clothing, unmarked by that voyage.Then the almost unnameable lust returns.
--Anne Sexton

Man does not live by a turkey in every oven or a color TV set in every home. Man lives by faith and hope and love, by the star on the horizon, by the trumpet that will not call retreat.- -- E. Merrill Root

"Do you believe it, unlike most children, I hated to see the day come when I will be grown up. I never wanted to. I wished to be young always. I am a grownup now and an old lame man, darn it."--Henry Joseph Darger

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anais Nin

This then? This is not a book. This is a libel, slander, defamation of character. This is not a book, in the ordinary sense of the word. No, this is a prolonged insult, a gob of spit in the face of Art, a kick in the pants to God, Man, Destiny, Time, Love, Beauty... -Henry Miller

To live in the presence of great truths and eternal laws, to be led by permanent ideals - that is what keeps a man patient when the world ignores him, and calm and unspoiled when the world praises him.- Honore De Balzac

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.- -- Michel de Montaigne

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.- -- Aristotle

"Trapped, like a trap in a trap."Dorothy Parker

If, with the literate, I amImpelled to try an epigram,I never seek to take the credit;We all assume that Oscar said it.
-Dorothy Parker

Life's about friendships, the way you love your partner, the way you care for your children. That is what life is about. Not anything about earning a hundred zillion dollars because you toured America more than anyone else. I want life to be about creativity.- -- Joe Strummer "After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Aldous Huxley
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
D. H. Lawrence

" If you can not convince them, confuse them." ~Harry Truman

"It is better to stay indoors and not mess around
with useless experiences." - Rudolph Wurlitzer, _Nog_

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.

''Since the beginning of time, children have not liked to study. They would much rather play, and if you have their interests at heart, you will let them learn while they play; they will find that what they have mastered is child's play.''-Unknown to me

"Have you the least idea, gentlemen, what I'd be like if I just
followed my personality?" - Orson Welles

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. Author: Hector Louis Berlioz

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
Oscar Wilde

"ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which i will not put."~winston Churchill

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.- Isaac Newton

The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are
injurious to others.
But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods
or no God.
It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. –Thomas Jefferson

BohemiaAuthors and actors and artists and suchNever know nothing, and never know much.Sculptors and singers and those of their kidneyTell their affairs from Seattle to Sydney.Playwrights and poets and such horses' necksStart off from anywhere, end up at sex.Diarists, critics, and similar roeNever say nothing, and never say no.People Who Do Things exceed my endurance;God, for a man that solicits insurance!
-Dorothy Parker

The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are; first, hard work, second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, common sense.- -- Thomas Edison

“Thomas Edison liked to invent words didn’t he?” Jonathan Vincent

Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics. Carl Jung

"Sing, O goddess, of the anger of Achilles." “The Iliad” ---Homer

Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14

In the final analysis there is no solution to man's progress but the day's honest work, the day's honest decisions, the day's generous utterances and the day's good deed.- Clare Booth Luce
News ItemMen seldom make passesAt girls who wear glasses.
-Dorothy Parker

Love isn't a decision. It's a feeling. If we could decide who we loved, it would be much simplier, but much less magical.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, Chef Aid, 1998

Do not falter or shrink; But just think out your work, And just work out your think.- -- Nixon Waterman

Are there not... Two points in the adventure of the diver: One -- when a beggar, he prepares to plunge? Two -- when a prince, he rises with his pearl? I plunge!- -- Robert Browning

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. -Jonathan Swift

First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is. Author: Zen Aphorism

I do not believe...I know. Carl Jung

It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.
Oscar Wilde

We each have all the time there is; our mental and moral status is determined by what we do with it.- -- Mary Blake

Security is a kind of death.
Tennessee Williams

I love you the more that I believe you have liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.
John Keats

stupid people are destroyed by their own lack of concern."~proverbs1:32

Education is not the taming or domestication of the soul's raw passions -- not suppressing them or excising them, which would deprive the soul of its energy -- but forming and informing them as art.- -- Allen Bloom

The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D. Nelson Algren

The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings. Author: Martin Buber

"And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven." Mat 18:3-4

Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off. Carl Jung

AriesAs a person of action, you find it strange to be lost in thought. Cause and effect seem straightforward enough, but for some reason you're interested in exploring the ramifications. The academic types applaud what they see as evidence of your intellectual development. Your fast-talking, cut-to-the-chase pals wonder if you're going soft on them. You don't need any of this patronizing feedback. You're following your own course right now, convinced that it will eventually lead you somewhere useful.

Every position must be held to the last man: there must be no retirement. With our backs to the wall, and believing in the justice of our cause, each one of us must fight on to the end.- Earl Douglas Haig (1861-1928), British general and commander of the Expeditionary Force in World War I

Do what you think and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
Richard Bach

It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.
Charles Baudelaire

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.- Theodore Hesburgh

A hero is a man who does what he can.- Roman Rollard

Knowing sorrow well, I learn to succor the distressed.- -- Virgil

"One is limiting art much too severely when one demands that only the composed soul, suspended in moral balance, may express itself there. ...there is in music and poetry the art of the ugly soul...and in achieving art's mightiest efforts—breaking souls, moving stones, and humanizing animals---perhaps that very art has been most successful."-frederich nietzsche

I love life...Yeah, I'm sad, but at the same time, I'm really happy that something could make me feel that sad. It's like...It makes me feel alive, you know. It makes me feel human. The only way I could feel this sad now is if I felt something really good before. So I have to take the bad with the good. So I guess what I'm feeling is like a beautiful sadness.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, Raisins, 2003

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. Author: Simone De Beauvoir

"...but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:" Mat 20:26-27

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
Oscar Wilde

"he who controls the past commands the future. he who commands the future conquers the past." ~george orwell, 1984

Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.
John Keats

Every woman knows all about everything.
Rudyard Kipling, The Eye of Allah (1926)

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1

I find that it is not the circumstances in which we are placed, but the spirit in which we face them, that constitutes our comfort.- Elizabeth T. King

I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.
Oscar Wilde

Make voyages! - Attempt them! - there's nothing else...
Tennessee Williams

Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.- Spurgeon

The Impossible Generalized Man today is the critic who believes in loving those unworthy of love as well as those worthy -yet believes this only insofar as no personal risk is entailed. Meaning he loves no one, worthy or no. This is what makes him impossible. Nelson Algren

You are told a lot about your education, but some beautiful, sacred memory, preserved since childhood, is perhaps the best education of all. If a man carries many such memories into life with him, he is saved for the rest of his days. And even if only one good memory is left in our hearts, it may also be the instrument of our salvation one day. Author: Fyodor Dostoevski

When I'm gone I'll be remembered as the workin' man
who put his point across with a right hand full of
- Johnny Cash

Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.
Oscar Wilde

That only which we have within, can we see without. If we meet no Gods, it is because we harbor none. If there is a grandeur in you, you will find grandeur in porters and sweeps.- -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
Anais Nin

A witty saying proves nothing.

“how would you know… Voltaire?” “me and oscar wilde”

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, wheremoth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" -Matthew 6:19-21

Our greatest happiness in life does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.- Thomas Jefferson

This is a man writing and you should not read it if you cannot take a punch... Mr Algren can hit with both hands and move around and he will kill you if you are not awfully careful ... Mr Algren, boy,you are good. -Ernest Hemingway

, "a hell-fish in the night, swimming upward, sideways down."
Charles Bukowski

How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression.
D. H. Lawrence

Faith that the thing can be done is essential to any great achievement.- Thomas N. Carruther

[Poetry] is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.
Lord Byron

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. Author: Charlie Chaplin

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, and life to everything.""-- Plato"

"I would have made a good pope.."-- Richard Nixon

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

"There is something terribly nervous-making about a modern existence. For one thing, it's all the thinking we have to do and all the judgments we have to make. It's the price of freedom: make the judgments, make the mental calls." saul bellow

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. Author: Jimi Hendrix

The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man. Nelson Algren

If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.

Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.
Anais Nin,

"abstainer:a weak person who yeilds to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure."~ambrose bierce

Tough times never last. Tough people do.- Robert Schuller

"only a good man can love people and can hate people."~confucius

"the power of acute observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."~george bernard shaw

Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
Oscar Wilde

"Inside each and every one of us Is our one, true, authentic swing. / Something we was born with / Something that's ours and ours alone / Something that can't be learned / Something that's got to be remembered.""-- Bagger Vance

"Reality is a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs."-- Lily Tomlin

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.- Johann von Goethe

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes. Author: Samuel Beckett

Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion Author: G. W. F. Hegel

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.

All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience.
Henry Miller

Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of romance is dead. The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth.- Charles Kingsley (1819-75),

I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.
Psa 31:7

We have to distrust each other. It's our only defense against betrayal.
Tennessee Williams

Realists do not fear the results of their study. Author: Fyodor Dostoevski

What does it matter how one comes by the truth so long as one pounces upon it and lives by it?
Henry Miller

Take what you can use and let the rest go by.
Ken Kesey

"Isn't everybody dreaming?--then the voice I hear is real.Out of all the idle scheming, can't we have something to feel?"--"In a Station", Richard Manuel

"Well, let's see: I started [in music] at nine and quit. Then got back to it when I was twelve. Then I became a party star. In fact, I became a party!"--Richard Manuel

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

"try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." ~albert einstein

"A mans ambition indeed must be small.
To write his name upon a shithouse wall.
But before I die I'll add my regal scrawl.
To show the world I'm left with sweet fuck all",
“anonymous latrine poet?”

"heroin is just a vitamin, don't let anybody ever tell you different. nowhere in the gamebook does it say all vitamins must be good for you."

These children that come at you with knives, they are your children. You taught them. I didn't teach them. I just tried to help them stand up.... You can project it back at me, but I am only what lives inside each and every one of you. My father is your system.... I am only what you made me. I am a reflection of you." Charles Manson

The pure products of America go crazy.--William Carlos Williams

"There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us."-F. H. Bradley

"possession isn't nine tenths of the law; it's nine tenths of the problem."~john lennon

It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.
D. H. Lawrence

To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity.
Oscar Wilde

He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh.

Loving Chicago is like loving a woman with a broken nose. Nelson Algren

"It's a very funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."-William Somerset Maugham

"Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit."-Henry Brooks Adams

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." -Mark Twain

Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire. Author: Jorge Luis Borges

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.

The worms crawl in and the worms crawl out The ones that crawl in are lean and thin The ones that crawl out are fat and stout Your eyes fall in and your teeth fall out Your brains come tumbling down your snout Be merry my friendsBe merry
Done up proper by the pouges

"question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear." ~thomas jefferson

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.
Oscar Wilde

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.- -- Jewish proverb

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.- William Shakespeare

"in the course of this life i have had a great many encounters with a great many people who have been concerned with matters of consequence. i have lived a great deal among grown-ups. i have seen them intimately, close at hand. and that hasn't much improved my opinion of them." ~antoine de saint-exupery, the little prince

I am going, I am goingWhere streams of whiskey are flowing
Shane MacGowan

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. –Voltaire

A hot dog at the ballpark is better than steak at the Ritz.- Humphrey Bogart

Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.- Helen Keller

Miserable creatures, thrown for a moment on the surface of this little pile of mud, is it decreed that one half of the flock should be the persecutor of the other? Is it for you, mankind, to pronounce on what is good and what is evil?
Marquis De Sade

This was our happy ever after
So motherfucker kiss the ground
Shane MacGowan

"But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you."
Luke 6:27-28

Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Henry Miller

The most important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative, and the second disastrous.- - Margaret Fontey

Don't count the days, make the days count.
Mohammed Ali

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming.- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

So, then, to every man his chance -- to every man, regardless of his birth, his shining golden opportunity -- to every man his right to live, to work, to be himself, to become whatever his manhood and his vision can combine to make him -- this, seeker, is the promise of America.- -- Thomas Wolfe

"At first I found it amusing meeting in the flesh that classic American species: self-made leftist writer. Now, I began taking an interest in Brogan. Through his stories, you got the feeling that he claimed no rights to life and that nevertheless he had always had a passionate desire to live. I liked that mixture of modesty and eagerness." (Simone de Beauvior in The Mandarins, 1957; dedicated to Nelson Algren, who is Lewis Bogan in the novel)

No matter who says what, you should accept it with a smile and do your own work.- Mother Teresa

"Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse."
Mal 4:5-6

"A hungry sound came across the breeze
So I gave the walls a talking
And I heard the sounds of long ago
From the old canal
And the birds were whistling in the trees
Where the wind was gently laughing"

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is life, fight for it!- Mother Teresa

"the secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." ~albert einstein

AriesBe easy on yourself. That's the first and most important rule to observe. Listen to your body if your current rhythm runs naturally slow. If you're living and moving in the heat of the moment, don't force yourself in directions that you clearly aren't meant to go. Whether timeless and dreamy or focused and goal oriented, this day should fit you like a second skin. Commit to what's important and take a pass on what can wait. You're a creature of desire and purpose only as long as you can exist harmoniously with these things.

Existence precedes and rules essence.
Jean-Paul Sartre

"Tragedy is when I cut my finger.
Comedy is
when you walk into an open sewer and die."
- Mel Brooks

"Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own." --Nelson Algren

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.- Sir Winston Churchill

"Do not learn how to read music,"… "Do not bore yourself with learning how to be a technician. ... Learn things that make you feel good inside and learn to hear the language of music with your ears."
Don McLean

Sentimentality is a superstructure covering brutality.
C. J. Jung

It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is a thirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
Revelation 21: 6-7

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.- Walter Bagehot

Dreams are necessary to life. Anais Nin

Living apart and at peace with myself, I came to realize more vividly the meaning of the doctrine of acceptance. To refrain from giving advice, to refrain from meddling in the affairs of others, to refrain, even though the motives be the highest, from tampering with another's way of life - so simple, yet so difficult for an active spirit. Hands off!
Henry Miller

A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.
William S. Burroughs

Do not falter or shrink; But just think out your work, And just work out your think.- Nixon Waterman

Razors pain you; Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you; And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful; Nooses give;
Gas smells awful; You might as well live. -Dorothy Parker

All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us go on to greater things.
Bobby Knight(basketball coach)

A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.
Roald Dahl

For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
Isaiah 50:7

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given.- Anton Chekhov

"Man is so perfectible and corruptible that he can become a madman through sheer intellect." George Lichtenberg

"Kekule dreams the Great Serpent holding its own tail in its mouth, the dreaming Serpent which surrounds the World. But the meanness, the cynicism with which this dream is to be used. The Serpent that announces, 'The World is a closed thing, cyclical, resonant, eternally-returning,' is to be delivered into a system whose only aim is to violate the cycle. Taking and not giving back, demanding that ‘productivity' and 'earnings' keep on increasing with time, the System removing from the rest of the World these vast quantities of energy to keep its own tiny desperate fraction showing a profit: and not only humanity--most of the world, animal, vegetable, and mineral, is laid to waste in the process. The System may or may not understand that it's only buying time. And that time is an artificial resource to begin with, of no value to anyone other than the system, which must sooner or later crash to its death, when it addiction to energy has become more than the rest of the World can supply, dragging with it innocent souls all along the chain of life."
Thomas Pynchon Gravity’s Rainbow

"Personal density . . . is directly proportional to temporal bandwidth. 'Temporal bandwidth,' is the width of your present, your now. It is the familiar '[delta-] t' considered as a dependent variable. The more you dwell in the past and in the future, the thicker your bandwidth, the more solid your persona. But the narrower your sense of Now, the more tenuous you are."
Thomas Pynchon Gravity’s Rainbow

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Philippians 2:3

"M-maybe there is a Machine to take us away completely, such as through the electrodes out of the skull'n' into the Machine and live there forever with all the other souls it's got stored in there. It can decide who it would suck out, a-and when. Dope never gave you immortality. You hadda come back, every time, into a dying hunk of smelly meat! But we can live forever, in a clean, honest, purified, Electroworld."
Thomas Pynchon Gravity’s Rainbow

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution.
Jean-Paul Sartre

The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality.
Carl Jung

There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen.
Sean O'Faolain

My toughest fight was with my first wife.
Muhammad Ali

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.
Henry Miller

My own shit smells better than anybodies, except maybe a dog’s.
Charles Bukowski

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.- Thomas A. Edison

“depends upon the type of whiskey… and the quantity of whiskey, tommy!”
unknown drunk guy

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:12-13

"He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding."
Prov 15:32

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.- Charles Dickens

There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go.
Richard Bach

"Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?" Mat 6:25

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Jung

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.- George Sand

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.- -- Nicholas Murray Butler

"Music creates order out of chaos; for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous." -Sir Yehudi Menuhin

L.A. Cop: “Can I see your driver’s license?”
Roger Miller: “Can I shoot your gun?”

We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans. Author: Max Beerbohm

The human mind is a wonderful thing, it starts working from before you're born and doesn't stop till you sit down to write a song.
“Roger Miller”

When the rich wage war it's the poor who die. (unknown)

“God did not ask me to be successful. He asked me to be faithful.” Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men to win them.- -- Emerson

We are all born mad. Some remain so.
Samuel Beckett,

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.- Eleanor Roosevelt

Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.
Jean-Paul Sartre

What ought one to say then as each hardship comes? I was practicing for this, I was training for this?- - Epictitus

I am a galley slave to pen and ink.
Honore de Balzac

``Everyone, Republican or otherwise has their own particular part to play. No part is too great or too small, no one is too old or too young to do something.'' Bobby Sands (1954-1981), on hunger strike in 1981

One watches them on the seashore, all the people, and there is something pathetic, almost wistful in them, as if they wished their lives did not add up to this scaly nullity of possession, but as if they could not escape. It is a dragon that has devoured us all: these obscene, scaly houses, this insatiable struggle and desire to possess, to possess always and in spite of everything, this need to be an owner, lest one be owned. It is too hideous and nauseating. Owners and owned, they are like the two sides of a ghastly disease. One feels a sort of madness come over one, as if the world had become hell. But it is only superimposed: it is only a temporary disease. It can be cleaned away.
D. H. Lawrence

In health the flesh is graced, the holy enters the world.
Wendell Berry

To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.- T.S. Eliot

There is no coming to consciousness without pain. Carl Jung

Each of us is great insofar as we perceive and act on the infinite possibilities which lie undiscovered and unrecognized about us.- James Harvey Robinson

So great has been the endurance, so incredible the achievement, that, as long as the sun keeps a set course in heaven, it would be foolish to despair of the human race.- Ernest L. Woodward

“To make a fool of oneself is a small price to pay for anything that is worth doing.” Father Patrick Peyton

The best way to become boring is to say everything.- Voltaire

"I have just read the immortal poems of the ages and come away dull. I don't know who's at fault; maybe it's the weather, but I sense a lot of pretense and poesy footwork."
Charles Bukowski

The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.- William James

In order to discover new lands, one must be willing to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.- Anonymous

No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. Matthew6:24

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.- - George Bernard Shaw

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Anais Nin

I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial.
Charles Baudelaire

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. – Herm Albright

I believe that one of the characteristics of the human race - possibly the one that is primarily responsible for its course of evolution - is that it has grown by creatively responding to failure.- Glen Seaborg

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
James 1:22

Never trust the artist. Trust the tale.
D. H. Lawrence

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.- - Henry Ford

We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.
Jean-Paul Sartre

"For to me to live is Christ” Phil 1:21

No obstacles fell in his way that seemed to him insurmountable. He might be defeated, as he sometimes was, but he shrank from no hardship through impatience, he fled from no danger through cowardice.- J. P. Morgan writing about Napoleon Bonaparte

Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.
Roald Dahl,

I will make love my greatest weapon and none on who I call can defend against its force....My love will melt all hearts liken to the sun whose rays soften the coldest day.- Og Mandino

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
Richard Bach

"I heard, like the noise of melting rivers, the concourse of the living/ all hours mingled, violent, murmuring, or bright:/the cheers; the radio; the metal shriek of the accident;/ the whisper of hired affection, hit of the week,/applause; gunfire on the screen; and at night the tragic houses/ issuing like voluble flame the outcries of the city...." –David Wolff (aka Ben Maddow)

You can have anything you want -- if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.- Abraham Lincoln

Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I'll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities. Charles Bukowski

Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.
Charles Baudelaire

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.- Phillips Brooks

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Edmund Burke

We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic.- E. Merrill Root

Don't wait for your "ship to come in" and feel angry and cheated when it doesn't. Get going with something small.- Irene Kassorla

To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties. For he who renounces everything no indemnity is possible. Such a renunciation is incompatible with man's nature; to remove all liberty from his will is to remove all morality from his acts.
Jean Jacques Rousseau

Where I am, I don't know, I'll never know, in the silence you don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on.
Samuel Beckett,

Some day, in years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life. But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks. Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously conquer. Character cannot be made except by a steady, long continued process.- -- Phillips Brooks

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.Sir Winston Churchill

I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone. Author: Javan

It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars.
Garrison Keillor

Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.
John Keats

To believe is to know you believe, and to know you believe is not to believe.
Jean-Paul Sartre

You can't blame gravity for falling in love. Albert Einstein

A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it.- -- Alistair Cooke

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love. Author: Mother Teresa

Marriage, fun? Fiddle-dee-dee! Fun for men you mean.- Scarlett O'Hara Author: Gone With The Wind

Anything too stupid to be said is sung.

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.- Galileo Galilei

And Charlie, don't forget about what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he ever wanted. He lived happily ever after.
Roald Dahl

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5

"I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there"
Charles Bukowski

I have never seen a wild thing feel sorry for itself. A little bird will fall dead, frozen from a bough, without ever having felt sorry for itself.
D. H. Lawrence

America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
Oscar Wilde

It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.- John Steinbeck

After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say "I want to see the manager." William S. Burroughs

Fail, fail again, fail better.
Samuel Beckett

"…The spirit of the performance transcends the notes themselves. I don't like to see musicians reading charts in the studio. It's better if everyone is playing, listening... even guessing. That's when good things happen." - Gillian Welch

The more virtuous any man is, the less easily does he suspect others to be vicious.- Cicero

It isn't hard to love a town for its greater and its lesser towers, its pleasant parks or its flashing ballet. Or for its broad and bending boulevards, where the continuous headlights follow, one dark driver after the next, one swift car after another, all night, all night and all night. But you never truly love it till you can love its alleys too. Where the bright and morning faces of old familiar friends now wear the anxious midnight eyes of strangers a long way from home.
--From Nelson Algren's "Chicago: City on the Make"

Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
Richard Bach

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
Sean O'Casey

In love, one and one are one.
Jean-Paul Sartre

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:17-18

The United States is like a gigantic boiler. Once the fire is lighted under it there is no limit to the power it can generate.- -- Edward Grey (1862-1933), British statesman

"The day is not far off that the whole hemisphere,
from pole to pole, will be ours as, by virtue of our
superiority of race, it is already ours morally."
- US President William Howard Taft, 1912

TAFT WAS A DICK of the highest order! JCV 2004

W.O. McGeehan, writing about Babe Ruth: I am quite sure that statistics will show that the greatest number of successes have been scored by those who led moderately dirty lives.

Tug McGraw, on his salary increase: Ninety percent I'll spend on good times, women and Irish whiskey. The other ten percent I'll probably waste.

Toots Shor, on the Hall of Fame induction of Whitey Ford and Mickey Mantle: It shows what you can accomplish if you stay up all night drinking whiskey all the time.

Jim Pagliaroini, Seattle Pilots catcher, when told to take batting practice early: Ten-thirty? I'm not even done throwing up at that hour.

Bob Lemon, former manager: I never took the game home with me. I always left it in some bar.

Rocky Bridges, on his new diet: You mix two jiggers of scotch to one jigger of Metrecal. So far I've lost five pounds and my driver's license.

Mickey Mantle, at age 46: If I knew I was going to live this long I'd have taken better care of myself.

Rube Marquard, on Bugs Raymond: What a terrific spitball pitcher he was. Bugs drank a lot. He didn't spit on the ball; he blew his breath on it, and the ball would come up drunk.

“I know a planet where there is a certain red-faced gentleman. He has never smelled a flower. He has never looked at a star. He has never loved any one. He has never done anything in his life but add up figures. And all day he says, over and over, just like you: ‘I am busy with matters of consequence!’ And that makes him swell up with pride. But he is not a man – he is a mushroom!” ~Antoine de Saint- Esupéry, The Little Prince

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.- Helen Keller

Truth in our ideas means their power to work.- -- William James

"Children of the cold sun and the broken horizon,/ 0 secret faces, multitudes, eyes of inscrutable grief,/ great breath of millions, in unknown crowds or alone,/ rooms of dreamers above the cement abyss, --and I,/who all night restive in the unsleeping rain,/ awoke and saw the windows covered with tears."-_-David Wolff(aka Ben Maddow)

I gave the city w
hat it needed:
compassion, humor, rage.
I saw her suffering, struggling,
dancing on a noisy, smoky stage.
But the decades grew greedy, dark—
the battles seemed vain.
Cruelty, callousness ruled
and mocked at the pain.
I turned a wry joke here,
a lusty one there,
to ease the anguish
and tame the terror.
So now, to their taste,
each reader can choose
soft flecks of laughter,
or hard midnight news.
Nelson Algren

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate accomplishments.- Napoleon Hill

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.- Francis Bacon

Neither Bloody nor Bowed They say of me, and so they should, It's doubtful if I come to good. I see acquaintances and friends Accumulating dividends, And making enviable names In science, art, and parlor games. But I, despite expert advice, Keep doing things I think are nice, And though to good I never come- Inseparable my nose and thumb!
-Dorothy Parker

"It is the Mercy."
-Last words of Donald Crowhurst

AriesIt's fine astrological weather to be an Aries, but maybe not such fun for your less flexible friends. So while you're totally loving the fact that the last thing on earth you'd ever expect is probably what's about to happen, they're looking worried -- and not at all happy about it. Sit them down, chat them up about the virtues of change and talk them into letting go and letting the universe drive

Thursday, June 03, 2004

TONE:owed to a cat


god that is horrible
Damn that fucking BLOWS!!!
I am so sorry
I loved that cat
He was extra special slinky
Laid back in a pissed off dog hating way
Master of the back claw kick
Owner of the white hair in field of black
Drunk on olives
Or other weeds
Above the monkey and crashing down
Glass breaker extraordinary
Quite one among the very vocal
2nd in line to be fed
never fighting
but chasing with all his might
one of the best
he will be missed
he will be remembered
now lets hunt down the fuckers that tied him In showers
to think such a sweet disposition came from such torture
a miracle really
we should all be as lucky
as to be blessed with that mood
when treated so harshly by the other one's around
he really always was loving with charlie
and tried to be with T
course she wanted none of it
but I will always remember that glare
and the beautiful black coat
and a funky belly
he kept hidden from most
but not for modesty's sake
he is probably catching up with some ol friends right now
or more likely he came straight back
better off
cause he was
one of the good ones
for sure
and he deserves everything he gets good

"a hell-fish in the night, swimming upward, sideways down."

Charles Bukowski

I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.

Psa 31:7

Friday, May 21, 2004

shorted on symbols

as transparent as the lucky; in lucubration

all this time is just a means to test the endurance
similarly threaded with it's own promise and despair
an interuption of all that endless articulation and arrogance
filled to the limits with the the originator; the all of every
instruments grow flat then mostly mute
though organized they end up lost
all those things attached in this world
can not see beyond this want

Stances and sHitHeads

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1

"Have you the least idea, gentlemen, what I'd be like if I just
followed my personality?" - Orson Welles

language gets dangerous an obsession devoid of delight the hatred and comedy freezes you
exaggerations and confusions form the comparison evolving the cry of despair into something sacred bordering on the resemblance of insanity
never as obscene as what you see everyday but we've become immune to that stench guilt,suffering,and madness... all too easy to ignore embracing misery brings a clarity and a cost paying attention can be too much recovering is it's own lying death the wonderland of consolation topples
contrition the revolt against any and all hope...
perhaps i just offer this as an apology, if we meet and i can't speak...
my rhythm was dearly bought... and i can only owe...

More then most

....everything is always fear-mostly because nothing is ever understood.... oh i'm sure if you're honored enough... you start to think you know...thinking is probably enough... for you... the rest of us eat the odds... lay out our lives and lose.... noteriety weds it's self to the parade... provides it's own solution to the great big empty... long flashes of excitement to befit a noble... brilliant glowing rooms full of shaved heads and broken glass...the sham is sold for security.... a meaningful misdirection away from the real crime... the always that eats up my insides.... hides me away for days... the poor seek the power of the illegal... because this is what is left to them.... after the politicians have lied;the generals have nearly gotten them killed;they deal with the rich shitting down on them... then it's either/or.... some of us hide seeking an inner respect... built up and surrounded by our own denials to keep us cutt off....seal ourselves inside the safe defeat.... others see nothing to lose and make history.... the only history left to them.... where history is no concern.... but living is.

ti(E)r or ta(E)r...searching for the schwa...
wheeling under this immediate temptation
catiously preserving both the air of ease and a presumed presence
taking air like a faithful sinner... purged of the need for dread
ceasing the tears with the pain
devoted to that edge of extraordinary
such studied foul disgrace
measures making the inspired most dangerous
espye the officious....trembling and asserting
insight to reveal the fragmentations and abuse
recreating the repetition needed for the rythmic myth
wheels like instruments sent to translate the possible onto paper
all blurts, falls, strides, jumps.... minus the security... they try to sell
screaming like true believers... showered in that intense clear beam
sinking into the possesed adoration needed to understand anything
deep and dreaded like the memorable always is
the last flickering moans of the pulse contain it
a scent that withers weakly into the smoke
everything arrives, flashes, leaves.... rings unfolding on and in...
english can only eat it away
can everything that could be just stop or slow
let the sound ring fullly again
make what is the most of not
all the voices that try to guide grow into this gone
take the best and worst of what i'm sold
fragment and fix into these seemless stiches
scars can only dream of division
poisons i have tasted smiling
hatred that i greeted bold
all the rest can lie beside me
sing so sweet into asleep
away just makes the maker boast
a fixture for his final fuck-up
dreaming of the lack of ghosts
employing a new dream to haunt me
starting to tell you it all
was just the next mistake
the one i prayed for all along
another thing i can't begin to pay for
a price i can't pretend is great

dead flowers/dead love/dead man/all death/ALL THE TIME!

A hero is a man who does what he can.
- Roman Rollard

"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Aldous Huxley

"Sing, O goddess, of the anger of Achilles." “The Iliad” ---Homer


to articulate this experience
should be easy!
after all...
it's all i see!
carry me in by copter,
so i can try to cover it...
cause it can consume
all this comprehension...
can i compute
share it with the one
who has shown?
be effective
with the decriptions?
meet the expectations
with the ease that this
has overwhelmed
outlast the doubt
that stills my outpouring...
scamper over
and savor
all the sweet seconds!
contain a part of it...
your movement
has such meaning
to me!
more than all those menial...
it was meant to make me melt!
but this need
was ever necessary!
to pray
for the power
to put it in place...
warm and whole...
alive with the excess!
assured by this ease!
apart is not an antidote...
the candle showed me light...
it's self as everything!
circled all confusion...
grabbed out for the great
like a god with her gospel!
only that laugh can lead me...
long may it always linger!
i lose myself to it...
and find only more!
moored near your most...
eager to all extents!
let it happen
please let it happen
for it's all that's holy,
provocative or profound!

the over-man

my little over hang here is becoming overgrown
much like my brain believes its self to be
but that is just bragging
the best things never have to boast
they probably don't experience this terror
like i have the last few days
tell yourself a thousand times
not to crush what you love too close
then given any opportunity
even an imaginary non-exsistant one
and i'm clinging to it for dear life
wearing myself out
with over-everything
finding it very hard to shut off what i didn't want to start
and have now lost control of
my mind
you name it and i have felt it full on
just in these last few hours even
a bit of my own blood
via a mosiquito
now fills these pages
at least that is real enough
unlike all these other doubts out to destroy this dream
i have invented my own enemy
he is myself
although he can't talk about it rationally
he will say way too much for his own good
even if it is just to himself
even if it all was just in his head
if only panic could really paralyze
he wouldn't scare everyone
including me
and more importantly
by far
it is obvious that some can't even listen to themselves
can't see the comfort they have been provided
can't see the beauty
make their own pain
can't see how to react
how not to over-react
again with the overs
it was never like this before
with anyone else ever
but he need not show himself now
even if he is


Hottentot Spots
Now Has an -ism

i need a gun
the sword takes more guts
than i got
it pinned my nuts... up inside me tight
springs and suction cups
madness like a motherfucker
will this be the ONE
that delivers?
better than if it believes
best not to bank
so what
i'm the only one
the others
may as well be
for all the help
offered a time like this

When I'm gone I'll be remembered as the workin' man
who put his point across with a right hand full of
- Johnny Cash

to live in the presence of great truths and eternal laws

To live in the presence of great truths and eternal laws, to be led by permanent ideals - that is what keeps a man patient when the world ignores him, and calm and unspoiled when the world praises him.
- Honore De Balzac

"I'll tear the ears off of whoever says this is just rain" -- Akio

not needed now!

notice what i need not say
the words that are not...
getting to...
what wastes the most of a moment,
but missing what passes
as often as not.
someday surely,
someone should set me straight. put some precision...
into this put-on perception.

whoever is going to pretend to live,
should propose to the powerful
with what is left
of the voice.
well you just got to ask; i say
after a while anyway.
expect all the silence...
you are going to receive,
it is a given.
realize how fully
we all are abandoned.
put all your money on hesitation...
it is as sure of a thing
as you shall find...
fool yourself as only you can
something we can all be best at...
there is no inkling of an idea
of anything free or clean...
growing into our own hate...
it's easy,and
as excellent
a disguise
as is allowed.
swallowing it all down
like it was sweet or something.
keep it all coming,
as slowly as
certainty says it is.
all... just...
to avoid the suspicion...
should i say?
it seems to sort of speak for me
takes away what wants
and belongs
finding what amounts to a meaning
may be more...
than any magic,
counting on the little disbelief
that got me this far
just to leave me remembering again...
is what i do.

seeker's son

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