Posts Tagged ‘poetic universe’

December 20th

December 20, 2011

“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it onto future generations.” - George Bernard Shaw

December 19th

December 19, 2011

"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

December 13th

December 13, 2011

"Landscapes have a language of their own, expressing the soul of the things, lofty or humble which constitute them - from the mighty peaks to the smallest of the tiny flowers hidden in the meadow grass." - Alexandra David-Neel

May 4th

May 4, 2011

"The road to success is permanently under construction" - Lily Tomlin

May 3rd

May 3, 2011

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”~ Anna Quindlen.

April 27th

April 27, 2011

“We lift ourselves by our thought. We climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always everywhere.” - Orison Swett Marden

April 10th

April 10, 2011

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple." - Dr Seuss.

April 9th

April 9, 2011

Imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in, an interesting hole I find myself in, fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!' This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it's still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything's going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise. I think this may be something we need to be on the watch out for.' Speech at Digital Biota 2, Cambridge, UK, (1998) As quoted in Richard Dawkins' Eulogy for Douglas Adams

April 2nd

April 2, 2011

"All things in this world are impermanent. They have the nature to rise and pass away. To be in harmony with this truth brings true happiness." - Buddhist chant

March 31st

March 31, 2011

"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security." –Albert Einstein


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