It has long been an axiom of
mine that the little things are
infinitely the most important.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.
A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.
Which came first the intestine or the tapeworm?
William S. Burroughs
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
A man in debt is so far a slave.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Literature is news that stays news.
– Ezra Pound
Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.
– Edward Abbey
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
– Stephan Leacock – Humorist, Political Scientist, Teacher, Writer
So an ancient once said, “Accept the anxieties and difficulties of this life”. Don’t expect your practice to be clear of obstacles. Without hindrances the mind that seeks enlightenment may be burnt out. So an ancient once said, “Attain deliverance in disturbances”.
– Kyong Ho
Below is an anonymous quote that I can vouch for. With this damn head cold, that is now slowly going away, I could not get my head to wrap around in responding to the comments left on the past several posts. It will be probably be a couple or more days of sporadic posting.
Be well, everyone.
There are a lot of funny people and a lot of unfunny people.
Some of them are women and some of them are dudes.
– Lake Bell – Actress, Producer, Writer
Science may never come up with a better office
communication system than the coffee break.
– Earl Wilson
When the husband earns well, the wife spends well.
– Dutch Proverb
A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape
of things, a poet in words, a musician in sounds.
– Henry Moore
Who can do, don’t want to;
Who wants to, can’t do;
Who knows how to do, won’t do it;
Who does it, doesn’t know how to;
and, so, badly goes the world.
– Italian Proverb
Very few people can afford to be poor.
– George Bernard Shaw
What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label
Liberal? If by Liberal they mean, as they want people to believe,
someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local
government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer’s dollar,
then … we are not that kind of Liberal. But if by a Liberal
they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone
who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who
cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their
housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and
their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break
through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies
abroad, if that is what they mean by a Liberal, then I’m proud
to say I’m a Liberal.
– John F. Kennedy
The above quote by the 35th President of the US, should be heeded
by the right-wingers, and the so-called Tea Party politicians. Sadly
it is not their want. They rather see people lose their jobs, deny them
health care, food and other necessities of life.
They get their jollies off, bashing the current president, repeatedly
lying for just about everything he says and does. It just doesn’t make
any sense at all.
I could go on, but I’m sure you’ll get what I am saying.
Quote found on Wisdom Quotes
Zen says everything is divine so how can anything be special?
All is special. Nothing is non-special so nothing can be special.
Only one thing is certain — that is, nothing is certain.
If this statement is true, it is also false.
– Ancient Paradox
Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
Not to be bound by rules, but to be creating one’s own rules–this
is the kind of life which Zen is trying to have us live.
– D. T. Suzuki