I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. -James Baldwin, writer (2 Aug 1924-1987)
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.
Beings long to free themselves from misery, but misery itself they race to catch. We long for joy, but in our ignorance, destroy it, as we would a hated enemy.
Don't make excuses for nasty people. You can't put a flower in an asshole and call it a vase.
If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
- Lenny Bruce
Knowing that life is short, enjoy it. Moment by Moment.
- Suzuki Roshi
Rather than letting our negativity get the better of us, we could
acknowledge that right now we feel like a piece of shit and not be
squeamish about taking a good look. ―
Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.
-Mary Wollstonecraft, reformer and writer (27 Apr 1759-1797)
There is no foreign land; it is the traveller only that is foreign.
Louis Stevenson, novelist, essayist, and poet (13 Nov 1850-1894)
Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
-Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (14 Mar 1879-1955)
We don't see things as they are; we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin
The family is like a forest: if you are outside it is dense; if you are inside you see that each tree has it's position.
- Okinawan for it will be ok - something will happen.