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26 Feb

“This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family …. Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does  to the web, he does to himself.” ~~ Ted Perry, inspired by Chief Seattle

“A life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” = Albert Einstein

“Fish and guests smell after three days.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

Self Improvement

26 Feb

“Whenever we manage to love without expectations,
calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven.”
~ Rumi

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”
Dalai Lama

“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.”
Dalai Lama

“Things which are alike, in nature, grow to look alike.”- Nobody (Dead Man)

“Eat to live and not live to eat.” -Socrates

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin

“I’d rather a full bottle infront of me than a full frontal labotomy.” – Tom Waits

“Once you give up trying to understand women you will then enjoy them.”

“Nothing ventured nothing gained.”

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
– Joseph Campbell
“Everywhere I go, I’m asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a best seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.” — Flannery O’Connor
“To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness.” — Flannery O’Connor
“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” — e.e. cummings
“They are angry with me, because I know what I am.” Said the little eagle. “How do you know that they are angry with you?” “Because, they despise me for wanting to soar, they only want me to peck at the dirt, looking for ants, with them. But I can’t do that. I don’t have chicken feet, I have eagle wings.” “And what is so wrong with having eagle wings and no chicken feet?” Asked the old owl. “I’m not sure, that’s what I’m trying to find out.” “They hate you because you know that you are an eagle and they want you to think you are a chicken so that you will peck at the ground looking for ants and worms, so that you will never know that you are an eagle and always think yourself a chicken. Let them hate you, they will always be chickens, and you will always be an eagle. You must fly. You must soar.” Said the old owl.”
― C. JoyBell C.
“Harry, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it, don’t wait for it, just let it happen. Could be a new shirt at the mens store, a catnap in your office chair or two cups of good, hot, black coffee. Like this.” – Dale (Twin Peaks)

Last Words

26 Feb

The deathbed can lead people to speak with great honesty and, in many cases, humor. This is a list of 20 last words by famous people.

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1. Pardon me, sir. I did not do it on purpose.

Said by: Queen Marie Antoinette after she accidentally stepped on the foot of her executioner as she went to the guillotine.

2. I can’t sleep

Said by: J. M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan

3. I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.

Said by: Humphrey Bogart

4. I am about to — or I am going to — die: either expression is correct.

Said by: Dominique Bouhours, famous French grammarian

5. I live!

Said by: Roman Emperor, as he was being murdered by his own soldiers.

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6. Dammit…Don’t you dare ask God to help me.

Said by: Joan Crawford to her housekeeper who began to pray aloud.

7. I am perplexed. Satan Get Out

Said by: Aleister Crowley – famous occultist

8. Now why did I do that?

Said by: General William Erskine, after he jumped from a window in Lisbon, Portugal in 1813.

9. Hey, fellas! How about this for a headline for tomorrow’s paper? ‘French Fries’!

Said by: James French, a convicted murderer, was sentenced to the electric chair. He shouted these words to members of the press who were to witness his execution.

 

10. Bugger Bognor.

Said by: King George V whose physician had suggested that he relax at his seaside palace in Bognor Regis.

11. It’s stopped.

Said by: Joseph Henry Green, upon checking his own pulse.

12. LSD, 100 micrograms I.M.

Said by: Aldous Huxley (Author) to his wife. She obliged and he was injected twice before his death.

13. You have won, O Galilean

Said by: Emperor Julian, having attempted to reverse the official endorsement of Christianity by the Roman Empire.

14. No, you certainly can’t.

Said by: John F. Kennedy in reply to Nellie Connally, wife of Governor John Connelly, commenting “You certainly can’t say that the people of Dallas haven’t given you a nice welcome, Mr. President.

15. I feel ill. Call the doctors.

Said by: Mao Zedong (Chairman of China)

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16. Tomorrow, I shall no longer be here

Said by: Nostradamus

17. Hurry up, you Hoosier bastard, I could kill ten men while you’re fooling around!

Said by: Carl Panzram, serial killer, shortly before he was executed by hanging.

18. Put out the bloody cigarette!!

Said by: Saki, to a fellow officer while in a trench during World War One, for fear the smoke would give away their positions. He was then shot by a German sniper who had heard the remark.

19. Please don’t let me fall.

Said by: Mary Surratt, before being hanged for her part in the conspiracy to assassinate President Lincoln. She was the first woman executed by the United States federal government.

20. Now, now, my good man, this is no time for making enemies.

Said by: Voltaire when asked by a priest to renounce Satan.



Dark and Light

26 Feb

“I had a dream which both frightened and encouraged me. It was night in some unknown place, and i was making slow and painful headway against a mighty wind. Dense fog was flying along everywhere. I had my hands cupped around a tiny light which threatened to go out at any moment. Everything depended on my keeping this little light alive. Suddenly i had the feeling that something was coming up behind me. I looked back, and saw a gigantic black figure following me. But at the same moment i was conscious in spite of my terror, that i must keep my little light going through night and wind, regardless of all dangers. When i awoke i realised at once that the figure was my own shadow on the swirling mists, brought into being by the little light i was carrying. I knew too that this little light was my consciousness, the only light i have. Though infinitely small and fragile in comparison with the powers of darkness, it is still a light, my only light.”

– Memories, Dreams, and Reflections by C. G. Jung.

 
“Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind.
“And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so.
“How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.”
— Julius Caesar

 

“Every night and every morn, some to misery are born. Every morn and every night, some are born to sweet delight. Some are born to sweet delight; some are born to endless night.” – Nobody (Dead Man)

 

“The vision of Christ that thou dost see, is my vision’s greatest enemy.”- Nobody (Dead Man)

 

 

Art

26 Feb

“Picasso did not deposit in Guernica what he had thought about the world; rather he endeavors to understand the world through the making of Guernica .” – Carl Jung

“Movies are a group endeavour.” – William Goldman

“The screenwriter knows that there is nothing more ludicrous than a director without a screenplay he can auteur, like a Don Juan without a penis.” – Carl Foreman

“I am a screenwriter, which is half a screenwriter, half a filmmaker… If you want to make a good living, you can be that bastardised thing called the screenwriter. But it is not an art form, because screenplays are not works of art. They are invitations to collaborate on a work of art.” – Paul Schrader

“Every true piece of fiction turns on the mystery of personality.” – Frank O’Connor

“Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.” – Sylvia Plath.