The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline.
George J Seidel
I love cats. I love their grace and their elegance. I love their independence and their arrogance, and the way they lie and look at you, summing you up, surely to your detriment, with that unnerving, unwinking, appraising stare.
There is no reason why the same man should like the same book at 18 and at 48.
Ezra Loomis Pound
Nothing succeeds like failure
Dame Rebecca West
To have respect for ourselves guides our morals and to have a deference for others governs our manners.
A boy's will is the will of the wind.
Use what talents you have; the woods would have little music if no birds sang their song except those who sang best.
Reverend Oliver G Wilson
The way to final freedom is within thy self.
The Book of the Dead
He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.
Numbers 63 Bible Hebrew
I have never seen a more lucid, better balanced, mad mind than mine.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
At the end of Being and Nothingness...[,] Being in-itself and Being for-itself were of Being; and this totality of beings, in which they were effected, itself was linked up to itself, relating and appearing to itself, by means of the essential project of human-reality. What was named in this way, in an allegedly neutral and undetermined way, was nothing other than the metaphysical unity of man and God, the relation of man to God, the project of becoming God as the project constituting human-reality. Atheism changes nothing in this fundamental structure.
Shut up he explained.
The history of a battle is not unlike the history of a ball. Some individuals may recollect all the little events of which the great result is the battle won or lost, but no individual can recollect the order in which, or the exact moment at which, they occurred, which makes all the difference as to their value or importance.