Tuesday, 24 February 2015

To Kindle a Light in the Darkness of Being

Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts. Wars end not due to peace processes, but due to one side giving up. ~ Daniel Pipes #quote

Until you lose your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is. ~ Margaret Mitchell #quote

He is not laughed at who laughs at himself first. ~ Thomas Fuller #quote

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of being. ~ Carl Jung #quote

I love acting. It is so much more real than life. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. ~ Sir Francis Bacon #quote

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. ~ Helen Keller #quote

The ultimate indignity is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name. ~ Maggie Kuhn #quote

We are the hero of our own story. ~ Mary McCarthy #quote

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart. ~ Anthony J. D'Angelo #quote

Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve. ~ J. K. Rowling quote

The question is not what you look at but what you see. ~ Thoreau #quote

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. ~ Eric Hoffer #quote

A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance. ~ Hunter S. Thompson #quote

Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event. ~ Oscar Wilde  #quote

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. ~ Will Rogers #quote

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice. ~ Will Durant #quote

When nothing is sure, everything is possible. ~ Margaret Drabbley #quote

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential -- for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never. ~ Søren Kierkegaard #quote

Creativity takes courage. ~ Henri Matisse #quote

The resounding echo of the mortal coil, echoes in the ears of those who are unprepared for it. To some, it sounds like a symphony - to others, a death toll. ~ George Whelton #quote

It's so simple to be happy, but so difficult to be simple. ~ Gururaj Ananda Yogi #quote

I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. ~ J. D. Salinger #quote

Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one. ~ A.J. Liebling #quote

Old age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places. ~ Red Skelton #quote

Virtue on earth is persecuted ever; the envious die, but envy never. ~ Moliere #quote

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. ~ H. Jackson Browne #quote

Even in civilized mankind faint traces of monogamous instincts can be perceived. ~ Bertrand Russell  #quote

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. ~ Leonardo da Vinci #quote

If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud. ~ Émile Zola #quote

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. ~ Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island #quote

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. ~ Edgar Degas #quote

Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search. ~ Rick Riordan #quote

I want to meet a guy named Art. I'd take him to a museum, hang him on the wall, criticize him, and leave.~ Jarod Kintz, I Want #quote

Action is the antidote to despair. ~ Joan Baez #quote

It’s not the fall that kills you; it’s the sudden stop at the end. ~ Douglas Adams  #quote

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can. ~ Danny Kaye #quote

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~ Pablo Picasso #quote

Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh... now you tell me what you know. ~ Groucho Marx #quote

Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now. ~ Charlotte P Gilman #quote

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Friday, 20 February 2015

Captain Tripps Does Not Exist!

The road to hell is paved with adverbs. ~ Stephen King #quote

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value. ~ Stephen Hawking #quote

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte  #quote

Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital. ~Daniel Webster #quote

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

Play mind games with a smaller mind, the smaller mind will win. Ever lie in bed and listen to a mosquito? ~ Sigred Philipsen #quote

Decisions are made by those who show up. ~ Aaron Sorkin #quote

Any idiot can face a crisis - its day to day living that wears you out. ~ Anton Chekhov #quote

Genuine tragedies are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights. ~ G.W.F. Hegel #quote

Captain Tripps does not exist! ~ Stephen King, The Stand #quote

How can you be expected to govern a country that has 246 kinds of cheese? - Charles de Gaulle #quote

Perfection is achieved,not when there is nothing more to add,but when there is nothing left to take away ~ A. de Saint-Exuper #quote

He's a real nowhere man
Sitting in his nowhere land
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody
~ Beatles #lyrics

Guilt is a rope that wears thin. ~ Ayn Rand #quote

Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying & absolutely vile! ~ K. Vonnegut #quote

Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

Careful! Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to try too hard. ~ Sigred Philipsen #quote

Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that doesn't mean we deserve to conquer the Universe. ~ Kurt Vonnegut #quote

The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog. - Ambrose Bierce #quote
Any idiot can face a crisis - its day to day living that wears you out. ~ Anton Chekhov #quote

Two lions broke loose in the zoo and were eating a clown.One lion said to the other ... Does this taste funny to you? #JustAJoke

A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested. ~ Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities #quote

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do. ~ Dale Carnegie #quote

The only real possession you'll ever have is your character. ~ Tom Wolfe #quote

Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door. ~ Saul Bellow #quote

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. ~ Hunter S. Thompson #quote

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business. ~ Tom Robbins #quote

The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it. ~ Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957 #quote

Truth exists. Only lies are invented. ~ Georges Braque #quote

Never argue with an idiot. The best outcome you can hope for is that you won an argument with an idiot. ~ Anonymous #quote

You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #quote

Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #quote

Time does not change us. It just unfolds us. ~ Max Frisch #quote

Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche #quote

It was twenty years ago today
Sgt. Pepper told the band to play
They've been going in and out of style
~ Beatles #quote

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty. ~ Stephen King #quote

And so I’ll say I don’t love you, though it kills me, it’s a lie that sets you free.’ ~ James Blunt – Love, Love, Love #lyrics

Man has places in his heart which do not yet exist, and into them enters suffering in order that they may have existence. ~ Leon Bloy #quote
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. ~ Douglas Adams #quote

Outside of a dog, a book is mans best friend. Inside of a dog, its too dark to read. ~ Groucho Marx #quote

If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. ~ Anatole France #quote

Worrying works! 90% of the things I worry about never happen. #JustaJoke

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #quote

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away ~ Philip K Dick #quote

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Year of the 羊 Chinese New Year

 Via:  Graphs.net
The above infographic is from last year but still provides 
lots of interesting information.

Chinese Zodiac 2015 Year Of The Sheep

Princess Corrects Bossy while Selfish Smiles on Benevolently

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Love is Just a Chemical Reaction

 Via:  Zen Pencils

 Via:  Visual.ly

Via:  Pleated Jeans

History Of Valentine's Day Infographic

 Via:  Thumb Press

 Via:  Bug Martini