—a collection of other person’s words that mean something to me—

“Let people who do not know what to do with themselves in this life, but fritter away their time reading magazines and watching television, hope for eternal life…..The life I want is a life I could not endure in eternity. It is a life of love and intensity, suffering and creation, that makes life worth while and death welcome. There is no other life I should prefer. Neither should I like not to die. ”
― Walter Kaufmann


“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.” – Jean-Paul Sartre


“Patience is also a form of action.”

“It is the artist who is truthful and it is photography which lies, for in reality time does not stop”

“He who is discouraged after a failure is not a real artist.”

— August Rodin


“You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time;
all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.” — Charles Bukowski


“…if by ‘God’ one means the set of physical laws that govern the universe, then clearly there is such a God.  This God is emotionally unsatisfying…it does not make much sense to pray to the law of gravity.” — Carl Sagan


“There’s nothing sentimental about a machine and: a poem is a small (or large) machine made of words.  When I say there’s nothing sentimental about a poem I mean that there can be no part, as in any other machine, that is redundant.” — William Carlos Williams


“I think when you’re a poet you have to forget you’re a poet — a real poet doesn’t draw attention to the fact he’s a poet. The reason a poet is a poet is to write poems, not to advertise himself as a poet.” — Yehuda Amichai


“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.” — James Branch Cabel


“Life is once, forever.” — Henri Cartier-Breson


“Our purpose is just to keep this practice forever. This practice started from beginning less time, and it will continue
into an endless future.” — Shunryu Suzuki


“In the art of living, it is vital to know when to let go.” — Gross and Shapiro


“Aesthetics is for the artists as ornithology is for the birds.” — Barnett Newman




3 thoughts on “Quotes

  1. Wonderful quotes! Thanks for sharing. I will retweet some of them. I DO LOVE the title of your blog, it is extremely poetical. And you write great poems. Merci!

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