Archive for September, 2009

optimists and pessimists contribute to our society

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute. -by Gil Stern

you might better stay at home

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home. -by James Michener

When you look like your passport photo

Monday, September 28th, 2009

When you look like your passport photo, it’s time to go home. -by Erma Bombeck

Cool, unlying life

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in… -by D.H. Lawrence

very restricted circle of their potential being

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Most people live…in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul’s resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using only his little finger. -by William James

trunk containing continents

Friday, September 25th, 2009

I have a trunk containing continents. -by Beryl Markham

you can travel on for ten thousand miles

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

But you can travel on for ten thousand miles, and still stay where you are. -by Harry Chapin

how stubborn cultural inertia can be

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

[I was reminded] how stubborn cultural inertia can be. If you give a camel-riding Bedouin a new Mercedes, he still decorates it like a camel. -by Rick Steves

delights known to age

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going. -by J.B. Priestley

not afraid of storms

Monday, September 21st, 2009

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship. -by Louisa May Alcott