every day at least

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


unlimited opportunities

The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited. – Neil Armstrong

little efforts matter

How we spend our days is,

of course,

how we spend our lives.

~ Annie Dillard

the unexpected

The marvels of daily life are so exciting: no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.

–          Robert Doisneu

clutter clutter clutter

Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire. – Wendell Berry

later – and earlier

If later really cared, it should try turning up at places earlier.

– Chris Cleave in his novel Gold

quote of the day

Childhood doesn’t end, it just has loose ends
– Chris Cleave

across the threshold

Across the threshold lies a landscape that I can hardly perceive or imagine.
~ Jan Richardson

Quote of the Day

I tried to create a character who represented the everyman figure out of the medieval morality plays. It’s that simple. It’s the great advantage today of having a classical education: almost no one else does. It doesn’t exist anymore. So I’ve been taking plots from Milton, Shakespeare, Elizabethan theater, Greek mythology and the Bible for years and nobody notices! – author James Lee Burke (when asked why he thinks readers connect with Dave Robicheaux)



reading is everything

Nora Ephron wrote:

“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter…. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.”

dumb questions

Sigmund Freud once said, ‘What do women want?’ The only thing I have learned in fifty-two years is that women want men to stop asking dumb questions like that.
Bill Cosby

giving attention

He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views.

– William Congreve

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