Tuesday, 25 April 2017

If We Hadn't Named it Earth

For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance. ~ Adlai E. Stevenson #quote

Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion. ~ David Cronenberg #quote

A man who doesn't trust himself can never really trust anyone else. ~ Cardinal De Retz #quote

There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. ~ Aldous Huxley #quote

No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions. ~ Henry Ward Beecher #quote

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experience. No one can eliminate prejudices--just recognize them. ~ Edward R. Murrow #quote

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death ~ James F. Bymes #quote

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled & those who have no such desire. ~  R.A.Heinlein #quote

Of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong. ~ Robert Anton Wilson #quote

Conventionality is not morality. ~ Charlotte Bronte #quote

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted. ~ Martin Luther King Jr. #quote

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

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. ~ Arthur C. Clarke #quote

On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time. ~ George Orwell #quote

Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process. ~ Anne Wilson Schaef #quote

All of mans troubles stem from his inability to sit quietly in a room alone. ~  Blaise Pascal #quote

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom. ~ Marilyn Ferguson #quote

It's a recession when your neighbour loses his job. It's a depression when you lose yours. ~ Harry S. Truman #quote

None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free. ~ Goethe #quote

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. ~ J. R. Oppenheimer #quote

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act. ~ Truman Capote #quote

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

To be worn out is to be renewed. ~ Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu #quote

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. ~ Sir Winston Churchill #quote

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying. ~ Woody Allen #quote

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are. ~ Confucius #quote

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. ~ Deepak Chopra #quote

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone. ~ Jim Fiebig #quote

If you're not confused, you're not paying attention. ~ Tom Peters #quote

No sooner does man discover intelligence than he tries to involve it in his own stupidity. ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau #quote

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humour itself is not joy but sorrow. ~ Mark Twain #quote

I don't have a moral plan, I'm a Canadian. ~ David Cronenberg #quote

I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her. ~ Arthur C. Clarke #quote

Those things which I am saying now may be obscure, yet they will be made clearer in their proper place. ~ Nicolaus Copernicus #quote

If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up.~ Hunter S. Thompson #quote

Too bad that all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair. ~ George Burns #quote

I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise. ~ Noel Coward #quote

Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it. ~ Andre Gide #quote

If we hadn't named it Earth, our next pick would have been Irony. ~ Fred Farkle #quote

Monday, 24 April 2017

Time Lapse XVII

Every year the city of Albuquerque host the largest hot air balloon event in the world, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Each morning begins very early as a group of 6-12 hot air balloons known as Dawn Patrol, ascent into the deep blue sky before sunrise. These skilled pilots test wind and weather conditions as other pilots and crew begin to lay out hundreds of balloons across the field. Just as dawn breaks, the next wave of balloons begin to lift off. When the sun rises above the Sandia Mountains it simultaneously fills the morning with beautiful light as the balloons fill the sky with color. The next 60-90 minutes are a great mix of fun and chaos as several hundred more balloons lift off, wave after wave.

LapseLondon: The biggest ever single day crowdsourced timelapse. A day in the life of London seen through the eyes of 40 photographers. The 80 time-lapse clips included in LapseLondon are composed of over 35,000 photographs shot over 40 hours, all within the same day.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Just Tiny Things II

 Via:  The Tiny Life