You know you’re walking around with a mask on, and you desperately want to take it off and you can’t because everyone else thinks it’s your face.
Notes from the Golden Orange
EppsNet Archive: Quotations
oreover He said unto me, “Son of man, eat what thou findest: eat this scroll, and go, speak unto the house of Israel.”
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when looked at in the right way, did not become still more complicated. — Poul Anderson
Granting the existence of God, a house dedicated to Him naturally follows. He is all-important; it is fit that man should take some notice of Him. But why praise and flatter Him for His unspeakable cruelties? Why forget so supinely His failures to remedy the easily remediable? Why, indeed, devote the churches entirely to worship? Why not give them over, now and then, to justifiable indignation meetings?
When I look up, I see people cashing in. I don’t see heaven or saints or angels. I see people cashing in on every decent impulse and every human tragedy.
I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more–the feeling that I could last forever, outlast the seas, the earth, and all men.
“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” — Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
At some point, even if you don’t need the money, you have to teach what you were taught. — Ken Kesey
Sleep thou, who wa’st born to sleep, or follow thy own inclinations; for my own part, I will behave as becomes a person of my aspirations. — Don Quixote
t was ordained that you should suffer without purpose and without hope, but I will not let all your suffering be lost in the abyss. — Georges Duhamel, Vie des martyrs
Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime . . . unless he doesn’t like fish.
There’s a lotta things about me you don’t know anything about, Dottie. Things you wouldn’t understand. Things you couldn’t understand. Things you shouldn’t understand.
n every living thing there is the desire for love. — D.H. Lawrence
The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. — Muhammad Ali
or why should my freedom be judged by another’s conscience? — I Corinthians 10:29
To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are. — Eric Hoffer
. . . including pleasure, peace, common sense, liberty and self-determination.
When Pablo Casals was asked at age 93 why he continued to practice the cello three hours a day, he replied, “I’m beginning to notice some improvement.”
The old ways are passing, and the new ones are yet to arrive. We are in the Open Space between what was and what might become. — Harrison Owen
Let go of grief. Let go of joy. Let go of hope. Let go of fear. Let go of history. Let go of coming and going. Let go of culture. Let go of waiting. Let go of letting go.