Archive for May, 2012

Quote of the day, June 1

May 31, 2012

Walter Benjamin, on writing

“Work on a good piece of writing proceeds on three levels: a musical one, where it is composed; an architectural one, where it is constructed; and finally, a textile one, where it is woven.”

Quote of the day, May 31

May 31, 2012

John F. Kennedy, on knowledge

“The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.”

Quote of the day, May 30

May 30, 2012

Huston Smith, on poetry

“Poetry is a special use of language that opens onto the real. (more…)

Quote of the day, May 29

May 29, 2012

Walker Percy, on the artist

“It is possible, however, that the artist is both thin-skinned and prophetic and, like the canary lowered into the mine shaft to test the air, has caught a whiff of something lethal.”

Quote of the day, May 28

May 28, 2012

Thomas Jefferson, on liberty

“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action, according to our will, within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.”

Quote of the day, May 27

May 27, 2012

Thomas Jefferson, on bill or rights

“A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.”

Quote of the day, May 26

May 25, 2012

Albert Camus, on creativity

“All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.”

Quote of the day, May 25

May 25, 2012

Dwight D. Eisenhower, on freedom

“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.”

Quote of the day, May 24

May 24, 2012

Bob Woodward, on journalism

“I think journalism gets measured by the quality of information it presents, not the drama or the pyrotechnics associated with us.”

Quote of the day, May 23

May 23, 2012

Orson Scott Card, on writing

“Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. (more…)