Saturday, November 24, 2012

 Elbert Hubbard
I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. ~George Carlin

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Quiet loudly
Mind is blocking the fountain of intelligence like a rock.  The vacation we often need is freedom from our own mind.~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.  ~Lorraine Hansberry

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.  ~Spanish Proverb

Friday, August 31, 2012

"Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of good wine."
St. Thomas Aquinas

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Right, hear
Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are.  When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.  ~Lao Tzu

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Walk this way

I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least - and it is commonly more than that - sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.  ~Henry David Thoreau
Here today. . .
 And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count.  It's the life in your years.  ~Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.  
~Henri Cartier-Bresson

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Thin line
Life is the hyphen between matter and spirit.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

Saturday, June 30, 2012

There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.  ~Annie Dillard

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.  
~Leo Buscaglia

Monday, June 11, 2012

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.  ~Confucius

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Lying lie
We all know that Art is not truth.  Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand.  The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.  
~Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

 A sonnet
The poetry of the earth is never dead.  ~John Keats

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life.  ~John Burroughs

Friday, June 1, 2012

The great omission in American life is solitude; not loneliness, for this is an alienation that thrives most in the midst of crowds, but that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incubator of the spirit.  ~Marya Mannes

Sunday, April 29, 2012


I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.  ~Alan Watts

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Human spirit

 Let your inner sunshine overcome the passing haze of discontent.  ~Dodinsky,

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Light
Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us,
and then we'll need no other light. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Who knew?
Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~Hans Christian Andersen

Monday, March 12, 2012

Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn - "An Easter Hymn"

Friday, February 24, 2012

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.~Johann Schiller

Thursday, February 23, 2012

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ringed with the azure world, he stands.
The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.
~Shunryu Suzuki