Friday, July 28, 2017

Change is Certain by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Change is certain.
Peace is followed by disturbances;
departure of evil men by their return.
Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness
but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke

Sonnets to Orpheus
Rainer Maria Rilke

O you lovers that are so gentle, step occasionally
into the breath of the sufferers not meant for you,
let it be parted by your cheeks,
it will tremble, joined again, behind you.

You have been choosen, you are sound and whole,
you are like the very first beat of the heart,
you are the bow that shoots the arrows, ans also their target
in tears your smile would glow forever.

Do not be afraid to suffer, give
the heaviness back to the weight of the earth;
mountains are heavy, seas are heavy.

Even those trees you planted as children
became too heavy long ago - you couldn't carry them now.
But you can carry the winds...and the open spaces...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Me & The Sea Quotes

I'm the lonely voyager standing on deck, and she's the sea.
The sky is a blanket of gray, merging with the gray sea off
on the horizon. It's hard to tell the difference between sea
and sky. Between voyager and sea. Between reality and the workings
of the heart.
Haruki Murakami

When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea,
and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses
me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everthing in me
that is bewildered and confused.
Rainer Maria Rilke

The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.
The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding
the body in its soft, close embrace.
Kate Chopin

There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky;
there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.
Victor Hugo

Because there's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean
refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times
it's sent away.
Sarah Kay

Thursday, July 20, 2017

keep rebuilding your dreams by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

In the end, you feel that your much-vaunted, inexhaustible fantasy
is growing tired, debilitated, exhausted, because you're bound to
grow out of your old ideals; they're smashed to splinters and turn
to dust, and if you have no other life, you have no choice but to
keep rebuilding your dreams from the splinters and dust. But the heart
longs for something different! And it is vain to dig in the ashes
of your old fancies, trying to find even a tiny spark to fan into
a new flame that will warm the chilled heart and bring back to life
everything that can send the blood rushing wildly through the body,
fill the eyes with tears--everything that can delude you so well!
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, White Nights


Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go,
just remember how far you have come. Remember everything
you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all
the fears you have overcome.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

A Heart Window by Rumi

Your body is away from me
but there is a window open
from my heart to yours.

From this window, like the moon
I keep sending news secretly.

Dare To be by Robert Ingersoll

I wish to be out on the high seas.
I wish to take my chances with wind, and wave, and star.
And I had rather go down in the glory and grandeur
of the storm, than rot in any orthodox harbor.
Robert G. Ingersoll

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Reversibility BY Charles Baudlaire

In The Mood For Love-Shigeru Umebayashi

Charles Baudlaire

Angel full of gaiety, do you know anguish,
Shame, remorse, sobs, vexations,
And the vague terrors of those frightful nights
That compress the heart like a paper one crumples?
Angel full of gaiety, do you know anguish?

Angel full of kindness, do you know hatred,
The clenched fists in the darkness and the tears of gall,
When Vengeance beats out his hellish call to arms,
And makes himself the captain of our faculties?
Angel full of kindness, do you know hatred?

Angel full of health, do you know Fever,
Walking like an exile, moving with dragging steps,
Along the high, wan walls of the charity ward,
And with muttering lips seeking the rare sunlight?
Angel full of health, do you know Fever?

Angel full of beauty, do you know wrinkles,
The fear of growing old, and the hideous torment
Of reading in the eyes of her he once adored
Horror at seeing love turning to devotion?
Angel full of beauty, do you know wrinkles?

Angel full of happiness, of joy and of light,
David on his death-bed would have appealed for health
To the emanations of your enchanted flesh;
But of you, angel, I beg only prayers,
Angel full of happiness, of joy and of light
To The So Dear, To The So Beautiful
To the so dear, to the so beautiful,
who fills my heart with clarity,
to the angel, to the immortal idol,
All hail, in immortality!.

She flows through my reality,
air, mixed with the salt seaswell:
into my soul’s ecstasy,
pours the essence of the eternal;

Everfresh sachet, that scents
the dear corner’s atmospheric light,
hidden smoke, of the burning censer,
in the secret paths of night.

How, incorruptible love,
to express your endless verities?
Grain of musk, unseen, above,
in the depths of my infinities!.

To the so dear, to the so beautiful,
who is my joy and sanity,
to the angel, to the immortal idol,
All hail in immortality!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

While there is life there is hope by Jules Verne

While there is life there is hope. I beg to assert...that as long
as a man's heart beats, as long as a man's flesh quivers, I do not
allow that a being gifted with thought and will can allow himself
to despair.
Jules Verne

On the earth, even in the darkest night, the light never wholly
abandons his rule. It is diffused and subtle, but little as may
remain, the retina of the eye is sensible of it.
Jules Verne

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

One true loving human soul by George Eliot

Blessed influence of one true loving human soul on another!
Not calculable by algebra, not deducible by logic, but
mysterious, effectual, mighty as the hidden process by which
the tiny seed is quickened, and bursts forth into tall stem
and broad leaf, and glowing tasseled flower.
George Eliot

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The best quotes from Albert Einstein

Life is like riding a bicycle.
To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein

How many people are trapped in their everyday habits:
part numb, part frightened, part indifferent?
To have a better life we must keep choosing how we are living.

Education is what remains after one has forgotten
what one has learned in school.

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its
ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life
believing that it is stupid.

Albert Einstein

Don't listen to the person who has the answers;
listen to the person who has the questions.

Most people see what is, and never see what can be.

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein

Strenuous intellectual work and the study of God's Nature
are the angels that will lead me through all the troubles
of this life with consolation, strength, and uncompromising rigor.

The true definition of madness is repeating the same action,
over and over, hoping for a different result.

You can't solve your problems by using the same thinking
that got you into those problems in the first place.

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil,
but by those who watch them without doing anything

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity,
and I'm not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein

Logic will get you from A to B.
Imagination will take you everywhere.

All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination
and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge.

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