Month: April 2019

Quote – Khalil Gibran

And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

– Khalil Gibran, “Love Chapter II”

Quote – Milan Kundera

For everyone is pained by the thought disappearing, unheard and unseen, into an indifferent universe, and because of that everyone wants, while there is still time, to turn himself into a universe of words. One morning (and it will be soon), when everyone wakes up as a writer, the age of universal deafness and incomprehension will have arrived.

– Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

“Loving and Beloved”

There never yet was honest man
That ever drove the trade of love;
It is impossible, nor can
Integrity our ends promove:
For Kings and Lovers are alike in this
That their chief art in reigne dissembling is.

Here we are lov’d, and there we love,
Good nature now and passion strive
Which of the two should be above,
And laws unto the other give.
So we false fire with art sometimes discover,
And the true fire with the same art do cover.

What Rack can Fancy find so high?
Here we must Court, and here ingage,
Though in the other place we die.
Oh! ‘tis torture all, and cozenage;
And which the harder is I cannot tell,
To hide true love, or make false love look well.

Since it is thus, God of desire,
Give me my honesty again,
And take thy brands back, and thy fire;
I’me weary of the State I’me in:
Since (if the very best should now befall)
Loves Triumph, must be Honours Funeral.

– Sir John Suckling, “Loving and Beloved”

Quote – T.S.Eliot

Do I dare
Disturb the universe?
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.

– T.S.Eliot, an excerpt from “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

Quote – Samuel Johnson

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

– Samuel Johnson

Quote – Harry Emerson Fosdick

He who cannot rest, cannot work;
He who cannot let go, cannot hold on;
He who cannot find his footing, cannot go forward.

– Harry Emerson Fosdick

Quote – T.S.Eliot

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.

– T.S.Eliot, an excerpt from “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” 

Quote – Oscar Wilde

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.

– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Quote – Francis Bacon

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubt. But if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.

– Francis Bacon

Quote – Thomas A. Edison

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

– Thomas A. Edison