Entries in Quotes (11)
“Salvation is for the feeble, that’s what I think. I don’t want salvation, I want life, all of life, the miserable as well as the superb. If the gods would tax ecstasy, then I shall pay; however, I shall protest their taxes at each opportunity, and if Woden or Shiva or Buddha or that Christian fellow--what’s his name?--cannot respect that, then I’ll accept their wrath. At least I will have tasted the banquet that they have spread before me on this rich, round planet, rather than recoiling from it like a toothless bunny. I cannot believe that the most delicious things were placed here merely to test us, to tempt us, to make it the more difficult for us to capture the grand prize: the safety of the void. To fashion of life such a petty game is unworthy of both men and gods."
-- Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
"If life isn't hard, then you're doing something wrong." - David Letterman
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
Looking at you, Taylor Momsen.
Don't be like her - have a soul and please continue to contribute to Haitian relief efforts!
Drink and dance and laugh and lie,
Love, the reeling midnight through,
For tomorrow we shall die!
(But, alas, we never do.)
"When you walked a city, wherever you looked, someone had probably fallen in love there."
- Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold
In the din of fireworks and native drums, of colored lights in the doorways and the clamor of the crowd yearning for peace, Florentino Ariza wandered like a sleepwalker until dawn, watching the fiesta through his tears, dazed by the hallucination that it was he and not God who had been born that night.
-- Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
…I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till I drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.
I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.
Remember when we were young: we looked forward to things. "I can't WAIT to drive. I can't WAIT to get a boyfriend. I can't WAIT to graduate." Etc., Etc. Now it's "remember how great high school was?" Or "nothing compares to the feeling of first love. Life was so much better back when we were young." Somewhere between anticipation and nostalgia we should have been happy.