Friday, October 31, 2008

I become insane

"I became insane..... with long intervals of horrible sanity."

~Edgar Allan Poe

There are nights

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

~George Carlin

'Tis the night

'Tis the night - the night
Of the grave's delight,
And the warlocks are at their play;
Ye think that without
The wild winds shout,
But no, it is they - it is they.

~Arthur Cleveland Coxe

I'll bet

I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.

~Author Unknown

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The oldest and strongest emotion

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.

~H P Lovecraft

Be wary

Be wary then; best safety lies in fear.

~Shakespeare, Hamlet

Thirty percent

Thirty percent of the Americans who do not believe in afterlife say they have been in contact with the dead.

~American Health Magazine, 1987

Who Knows

Who knows but life be that which men call death, and death what men call life?


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Never trust

Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain.

~J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Sunday, October 26, 2008


"Imagination is the star in man, the celestial or supercelestial body."

~Martin Ruland, Lexicon Alchemiae, 1612.

Walt Whitman

"Walt Whitman once wrote that we should learn how to LET GO in life---as he put it: "To stand apart from pulling and hauling....amused, complacent, compassionating, idle, unitary......both in and out of the game and watching and wondering at it all." Instead of being amused, I'm only anxious. Instead of watching, I'm always probing and interfering. The other day, in prayer to God, I said: "Look.....I understand that the unexamined life is not worth living. But do you think I could some day have an unexamined lunch?"
~Elizabeth Gilbert, in "Eat, Pray, Love."

Friday, October 24, 2008

Unfettered at last

Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?


Thursday, October 23, 2008

If you should take

"If you should take the human heart and listen to, it would be listening to a seashell. You would hear in it the hollow murmur of the infinite ocean to which it belongs, from which it draws its profoundest inspiration, and for which it yearns to return."
~Edwin Chapin

Each friend

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive,and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
~Anais Nin

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Why not

"Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!"
~Jane Austen

Monday, October 20, 2008

The greatest support

"The greatest support we can have is mindfulness, which means being totally present in each moment. If the mind remains centered, it cannot make up stories about the injustice of the world or one's friends, or about one's desires or sorrows. All these stories could fill many volumes, but when we are mindful such verbalizations stop. Being mindful means being fully absorbed in the moment, leaving no room for anything else. We are filled with the momentary happening, whatever it is--standing or sitting or lying down, feeling pleasure or pain--and we maintain a nonjudgmental awareness, a "just knowing."
~Ayya Khema, "Be an Island"

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A little patience

"A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt. But If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake."

~Thomas Jefferson, June 4, 1798

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

We delight

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. "

~Maya Angelou

The butterfly

"The butterfly is a flying flower....The flower a tethered butterfly."
~Ponce Denis Ãcouchard Lebrun

God is really

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style. He just keeps on trying other things.
- Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Who if I cried out, would hear me among the angels' hierarchies? and even if one of them pressed me suddenly against his heart: I would be consumed in that overwhelming existence.

~Rainer Maria Rilke

May I

May I burst into jubilant praise to assenting angels.

~Rainer Maria Rilke

Keep Watch

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous and all for your love's sake.

~A Christian Prayer

It is said

It is said, and it is true, that just before we were born a cavern angel puts his finger to our lips and says, "Hush, don't tell what you know." This is why we are born with a cleft on our upper lips and remembering nothing of where we came from.

~Roderick MacLeish


Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep.

~John Milton

A Child's Prayer

There are four corners on my bed,
There are four angels at my head,
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John,
Bless the bed I sleep on.

~A Child's Prayer

To finish

To finish the moment, to find the journey's end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, October 13, 2008


Either we heal as a team, or we die as individuals

~Al Pacino, from "Any Given Sunday"

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Today, a man on acid

Bill Hicks (as Newscaster): "Today, a man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy, condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all One Consciousness, experiencing itself subjectively......there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here's Tom with the weather."

Friday, October 10, 2008

'Tis now the very

'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.

~William Shakespeare

The more you defend

The more you defend yourself,
the more you believe what you defend against.
~ Alan Cohen

Our doubts

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.

~William Shakespeare

Saturday, October 4, 2008

It's faith

It's faith that really takes the courage. The belief in things unseen.

~The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard

If truth

If truth come to our mind we suddenly expand to its dimensions.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


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