quote of the day


12.23.04 -

"Be very, very careful what you put into that head,
because you will never, ever get it out." -Thomas Cardinal Wolsey

11.25.04 -

"he who looks outside, dreams; he who looks inside, awakens." - jung

11.24.04 -

"make yourself so happy that when others look at you they become happy too." - yogi tea

6.6.04 -

"What matters most is how well you walk through the fire" - Charles Bukowski

6.5.04 -

"Oh, god, if I'm anything by clinical name,
I'm a kind of paranoiac in reverse.
I suspect people of plotting to make me happy." - J. D. Salinger

6.1.04 -

"Eagles never display wonder,
or say "'Tis marvel of the age.
For in nature we the children
Only hold the sane as strange." - Kahlil Gibran

7.17.03 -

"You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life." - Albert Camus

5.30.03 -

"You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of." - Jim Rohn

and one more:

"They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." - Andy Warhol

5.23.03 -

"If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of becoming a prophet." — Isaac Bashevis Singer

4.20.03 -

"It is often said that you should make a thorough examination of a potential guru, even if it takes twelve years." - H.H. Dalai Lama

4.18.03 -

"The Buddha made it clear that there is no way to run from suffering. You can run as fast and far as you can, and it will still be there with you. Instead, he said we need to stay exactly where we are and cultivate the power of awareness, the Great Awareness, mahasati. And only in that way, right here where we are, can we free ourselves from suffering." -Ajahn Jumnien

4.17.03 -

"the whole world is you yet you keep thinking there is something else." -Hsueh-Feng                                     


"taller for the falling down
 stronger now without you 'round"

-jets to brazil "you're the one i want"


What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who has only eyes, if he is a painter, or ears if he is a musician, or a lyre in every chamber of his heart if he is a poet, or even, if he is a boxer, just his muscles? Far from it: at the same time, he is also a political being, constantly aware of the heartbreaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. How could it be possible to feel no interest in other people, and with a cool indifference to detach yourself from the very life which they bring to you so abundantly? No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war." -pablo picasso

4.1.03 -

"our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Confucius

3.31.03 -

"if you want to know what you did
in your past life,
observe your present condition;
if you want to know what your
future condition will be,
observe your present actions."


3.30.03 -

"we are all serving a life sentence in the dungeon of the self." -Cyril Connoly


"there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." - shakespeare


"Good health! Whenever you go out of doors, draw in the chin, carry the crown of your head high, and fill the lungs to the utmost; drink in the sunshine; greet your friends with a smile, and put soul into every hand-clasp. Do not fear being misundersttod and never waste a minute thinking about your enemies." - Elbert Hubbard


"I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes." -Sara Teasdale


"He's the more sick who doesn't feel his hurt" - Pierre Corneille

3.20.03 -

"Break the legs of what I want to happen. Humiliate my desire. Eat me like candy. It's Spring, and finally, I have no will." -Rumi


"The longer I live the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes." - Charles R. Swindoll


"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." -Martin Luther King Jr.


"There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it." - Dale Carnegie

3.6.03 -

war, war, war,
the yellow monster,
the eater of mind
and body.
the indescribable,
the pleasure of
the mad,
the final argument
ungrown men.

does it belong?

do we?

as we approach
the last flash of
our chance.

one flower left.

one second.

breathing like this.

                    -charles bukowski "war"

3.3.03 -   

 "so captain please consider me
 let the boats deliver me
 when i close my eyes
 drive captain drive
 it's time

 for everything to be perfect
 for everything to stop hurting
                      -Jets to Brazil "Cat Heaven"

1.31.02 -

"At some ideas you stand perplexed, especially at the sight of human sins, uncertain whether to combat it by force or by human love. Always decide, "I will combat it with human love." If you make up your mind about that once and for all, you can conquer the whole world. Loving humility is a terrible force; it is the strongest of all things and there is nothing like it." -Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazo

3.11.02 -

"You wonder at these moods of mine;
 how I seem such a monster of self-enraged will;
as do I, looking out from the cage of my soul,
wondering why I must rage and pull at my line.
Why can't I lie here so peaceful and still,
licking the water from out of my bowl?"
                              -George Kempis "Song of the Writer, Enraged by Will"

3.4.02 -

"Look, I really don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive, you got to flap your arms and legs, you got to jump around a lot, you got to make a lot of noise, because life is the very opposite of death. And therefore, as I see it, if you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy, or at least your thoughts should be noisy and colorful and lively." -Mel Brooks

3.3.02 -

"tell you what - i'll call you on your shit, please call me on mine. then we can grow together and make this shit-hole planet better in time." -propagandhi

2.22.02 -

"Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it." -Emily Dickinson

2.6.02 -

"Never underestimate the power of a small, dedicated group of people to change the world; indeed, that is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

2.5.02 -

"They that can give up essential liberty for a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin