Archive for September, 2015

Quote of the day, Sept. 30

September 30, 2015

Rumi

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”

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Quote of the day, Sept. 29

September 29, 2015

Colin Dexter, from Last Bus to Woodstock

“He’d no time for reports. He suspected that about 95% of the written word was never read by anyone anyway.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 28

September 28, 2015

Zen proverb

“When you reach the top of the mountain, keep climbing.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 27

September 28, 2015

Jewish proverb

“If you steal from a thief, you also have a taste of it.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 26

September 26, 2015

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, on living (1762)

“Life is not breath, but action, the use of our senses, our mind, our faculties, every part of ourselves which makes us conscious of our being. Life consists less in length of days than in the keen sense of living.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 25

September 25, 2015

Kenneth Clark, on change (from Ruskin Today, 1964)

“Changes in the structure of society are not brought about solely by massive engines of doctrine. The first flash of insight which persuades human beings to change their basic assumptions is usually contained in a few phrases.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 24

September 24, 2015

Roddy Doyle, from The Commitments (1987)

Mickah: “That’s a good strong mike, tha’. Quality is very rare these days.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 23

September 22, 2015

John Muir, on nature

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 22

September 22, 2015

Brian Eno, on art (1995)

“Rationality is what we do to organize the world, to make it possible to predict. (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 21

September 21, 2015

Ernestine Rose, on women

“I suppose you all grant that woman is a human being. If she has a right to life she has a right to earn a support for that life. If a human being, she has a right to have her powers and faculties as a human being developed. If developed, she has a right to exercise them.”