“They sicken of the calm who know the storm.” ― Dorothy Parker




I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.― Rita Mae Brown




“If adventure does not wait on the doorstep, climb out through the window” – Marleen Loesje



“What sets worlds in motion is the interplay of differences, their attractions and repulsions.
Life is plurality, death is uniformity.
By suppressing differences and pecularities, by eliminating different civilizations and cultures, progress weakens life and favors death.
The ideal of a single civilization for everyone, implicit in the cult of progress and technique, impoverishes and mutilates us.
Every view of the world that becomes extinct, every culture that disappears, diminishes a possibility of life.” –  Octavio Paz.

The thing with beauty


A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness. – John Keats



This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are. – Plato



Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow. –  William Blake

Nature’s eloquence


Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. – Albert Einstein

Faith and tradition

It is a fine thing to establish one’s own religion in one’s heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing. ― D.H. Lawrence


I carry you with me

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)
I fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)I want no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)

― E.E. Cummings