Monday, January 31, 2011

Thus bamboozled

"Thus bamboozled, the individual--instead of fulfilling his unique function in the world--is exhausted and frustrated in efforts to accomplish self-contradictory goals. Because he is now so largely defined as a separate person caught up in a mindless and alien universe, his principal task is to get one-up on the universe and to conquer nature."

~Alan Watts

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Never mistake

Never mistake motion for action.

~Ernest Hemmingway

Being busy

"Being busy isn't the same as accomplishing something."


Children today

Children today are tyrants.
They contradict thier parents,
gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.

~Socrates (Greek philosopher, 470-399 B.C.)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The important thing

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.

~Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

You must understand

You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

When we talk

When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely - the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

We all want

We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti


Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

There is no end to education

There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

The moment you have

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

The flowering

The flowering of love is meditation.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

Your belief

Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

The end is the beginning

The end is the beginning of all things, Suppressed and hidden, Awaiting to be released through the rhythm Of pain and pleasure.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

The constant assertion

The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

So when

So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti


Religion is the frozen thought of man out of which they build temples.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

It is no measure

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

In oneself

In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

If we can really understand

If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

I maintain

I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

Hitler and Mussolini

Hitler and Mussolini were only the primary spokesmen for the attitude of domination and craving for power that are in the heart of almost everyone. Until the source is cleared, there will always be confusion and hate, wars and class antagonisms.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti


Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

All ideologies

All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

A man who is

A man who is not afraid is not aggressive, a man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free, a peaceful man.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

A consistent thinker

A consistent thinker is a thoughtless person, because he conforms to a pattern; he repeats phrases and thinks in a groove.

~Jiddu Krishnamurti

Nothing You Can Trust

"The fact is there is nothing that you can trust; and that is a terrible fact, whether you like it or not. Psychologically there is nothing in the world, that you can put your faith, your trust, or your belief in. Neither your gods, nor your science can save you, can bring you psychological certainty; and you have to accept that you can trust in absolutely nothing."

~J. Krishnamurti

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I tell you

“I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.”

~Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Here we are

“Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.”

~Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

True terror

“True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.”

~Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

Just because

“Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that doesn't mean we deserve to conquer the universe.”

~Kurt Vonnegut

How nice

“How nice -- to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive.”

~Kurt Vonnegut

I want to stand

“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.”

~Kurt Vonnegut

Be careful

“Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be.”

~Kurt Vonnegut

The universe

The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest.

~Kurt Vonnegut


Everybody should fear only one person, and that person should be himself.

~Philip José Farmer

Reader, pray

Reader, pray that soon this Iron Age
Will crumble, and Beauty escape the rusting cage.

~Philip José Farmer

The only

The only real enemy in this life is despair, my friend.

~Riverworld, Samuel Clemens

The road

The road we walk was built with the stones that scar our feet.

~Riverworld, Tomoe Gozen

You know

You know, Sergeant Mbaye, if I ever novelize our adventures, you will be facing a considerable rewrite.

~Riverworld, Samuel Clemens:


Well, it is an unassailable fact that, as a recreational activity, mountain-climbing appears chiefly to lunatics, suicides, and the British.

~Riverworld, Samuel Clemens


Never trust a man who eats blood pudding.

~Riverworld, Francisco Pizarro

It's true

It's true - I'm a habitual mendicant, but I pay my debts, not because I'm honest, but because I dislike intensely being obliged to another man.

~Riverworld, Samuel Clemmons

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


"The 'myself' which I am beginning to recognize,which I had forgotten but actually know better than anything else, goes far back beyond my childhood, beyond the time when adults confused me and tried to tell me that I was someone else; when, because they were bigger and stronger, they could terrify me with their imaginary fears and bewilder and outface me in the complicated game that I had not yet learned."

~Alan Watts

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Success in any endeavor requires single-minded attention to detail and total concentration.

~Willie Sutton

It is

It is a rather pleasant experience to be alone in a bank at night.

~Willie Sutton


Go where the money is... and go there often.

~Willie Sutton

Even in

Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six.

~Leo Tolstoy

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The body is

The body is your temple.
Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.

~B.K.S. Iyengar

Come, come

"Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come."

— Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

Monday, January 10, 2011

Not only is

"Not only is the universe stranger than we suppose, its stranger than we CAN suppose!"

~Terence McKenna

We can see

We can see that these plants do more than simply maintain our body. They also promote and nourish our souls and make possible the enlightenment of our mind. Their existence is offering, sacrifice and selfless love. The earth on which they grow itself a sacraficial altar and we who receive their blessings are the sacrificial priests. Through plants, the outer light of the sun and the stars becomes the inner light which reflects back from the foundations of our soul. This is the reason why plants have always and everywhere been considered sacred, divine.


it's not important's not important to maintain control if you are not in control in the first place.


The real

The real is just as magical as the magical is real.

~Ernst Junger

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Never miss

Never miss a good chance to shut up.

~Will Rogers

The quickest way

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.

~Will Rogers

When you give a lesson

When you give a lesson in meanness to a critter or a person, don't be surprised if they learn their lesson.

~Will Rogers

There's two

There's two theories to arguin' with a woman. Neither one works.

~Will Rogers

After eating

After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.

~Will Rogers

If you get to thinkin'

If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.

~Will Rogers

If you're ridin' ahead

If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.

~Will Rogers

Lettin' the cat

Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back in.

~Will Rogers

Good judgment

Good judgment comes from experience,
and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

~Will Rogers

Don't squat

Don't squat with your spurs on.

~Will Rogers

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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

Monday, January 3, 2011

I have

I have X'd myself from your world.

~Charles Manson

I'm probably

I'm probably one of the most dangerous men in the world if I want to be. But I never wanted to be anything but me.

~Charles Manson

I never thought

I never thought I was normal,
never tried to be normal.

~Charles Manson

You know

You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy.

~Charles Manson

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Any idiot

"Any idiot can face a crisis -
it's day to day living that wears you out."

- Anton Chekhov

Few of us

Few of us have lost our minds,
but most of us have long ago lost our bodies.

~Ken Wilbur

Saturday, January 1, 2011


"Love can be divided endlessly and still not diminish."

--Anna Lindbergh

Come Quickly

Come quickly!
I am tasting stars!

~Dom Perignon (French benadictine monk, 1638-1715) at the moment of his discovering champagne.

If you're going to do something

If you're going to do something, do it well.
And leave something witchy.

~Charles Manson

He might never

He might never really do what he said, but at least he had it in mind. He had somewhere to go.

~Louis L'Amour


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