February 6, 2011

I Dare Do All That May Become a Man, Who Dares Do More is None

Be daring, be different, be impractical.
Be anything that will assert integrity of purpose
and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers,
the creatures of the commonplace,
the slaves of the ordinary.
-Cecil Beaton

Down the Street

Down the Street, originally uploaded by okaiuz.

You need not do anything.
Remain sitting at your table and listen.
You need not even listen, just wait.
You need not even wait, just learn to be quiet, still and solitary.
And the world will freely offer itself to you unmasked.
It has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
-Franz Kafka

Happy Thursday!

If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy.
If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem.
But I arise in the morning, torn between a desire to improve the world
and a desire to enjoy the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day.
-E.B. White

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.
It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
-Albert Einstein

Music is a total constant.
That's why we have such a strong visceral connection to it, you know?
Because a song can take you back instantly
to a moment, or a place, or even a person.
No matter what else has changed in you or the world
that one song stays the same, just like that moment.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. -Aristotle

This is how it works.
You're young until you're not.
You love until you don't.
You try until you can't.
You laugh until you cry. You cry until you laugh.
and everyone must breathe, until their dying breath.

No matter how upside down it all may temporarily appear,
we will have no fear because we know this secret:
life is crazily in love with us;
wildly and innocently in love with us.
The universe always gives us exactly what we need,
exactly when we need it.
-Rob Brezny


Freedom? , originally uploaded by SMCphotography.

Every day; think as you wake up,
'Today I am fortunate to be alive,
I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it.
I am going to use all my energies to develop myself
to expand my heart out to others;
to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.'
~Dalai Lama