Consuesse enim deos immortales, quo gravius homines ex communtatione
quos pro scelere eorum ulcisci velint, his secundiores interdum res et et diuturiorem impunitatem concedere.
Julius Caesar, Bellum Galliae, Book, 1, 14.
Odi et amo. quare id faciam, fortasse, requiris?
Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.
Proxima centenis ostenditur ursa columnis,
exornant fictae qua platanona ferae.
huius dum patulos adludens temptat hiatus
pulcher Hylas, teneram mersit in ora manum.
vipera sed caeco scelerata latebat in aere
vivebatque anima deteriore fera.
non sensit puer esse dolos, nisi dente recepto
dum perit. O facinus, falsa quod ursa fuit!
Martialis III, 19.
Philosophy: noun, a route of many roads leading from nowhere
Success is going from one failure to the next with undiminished enthusiasm.
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will
not laugh is a fool.
If you're looking for a solution, you're part of the problem.
Now that I am enlightened, I am as miserable as ever.
Improve yourself. That is all you can do to improve the world.
You have to play a long time before you can learn how to play like yourself.
More pasta and less panache.
Rational: adjective, devoid of all delusions save those of observation,
experience and reflection.
There is no better way of keeping sane and free from anxiety than by
being mad. (attributed to L.DaVinci)
I had the world, and it wasn't nothing.
Be realistic. Demand the impossible.
A mesure qu'on a plus d'esprit, on trouve qu'il y a plus d'hommes originaux.
Les gens du commun ne touvent pas de difference entre les hommes.
In California - when the frogs
we put alligators
in the pond
the new silence
I do not know which to prefer,
The beauty of inflections
Or the beauty of innunendoes,
The blackbird whistling
Or just after.
Augustus was sensible that mankind is governed by names; nor was he
deceived in his expectation, that the senate and people would submit to
slavery, provided they were respectfully assured that they still enjoyed
their ancient freedom.
Droll thing life is - that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic
for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of
yourself - that comes too late - a crop of unextinguishable regrets.
I have wrestled with death. It is the most unexciting contest you can imagine.
A treacherous friend is the most dangerous enemy, and I will say boldly
that both religion and virtue have received more real discredit from hypocrites
than the wittiest profligates or infidels could ever cast upon them.
For every complex problem, there is a simple, easy to understand, incorrect
Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back
Wherein he puts alms for Oblivion.
I have eaten
That were in
William Carlos Williams
Most rock journalism is people who can not write interviewing people
who can't talk.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
The object of opening the mind as of opening the mouth is to close it
again on something solid.
Run to daylight
You can get a lot more done with a kind word and a gun than with a kind
I know only two tunes: one of them is "Yankee Doodle" and the other
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging
Si vous aimez l'amour, vous aimerez le surrealisme.
When in doubt there is always form for us to go on with. Anyone who
has achieved the least form to be sure of it, is lost to the larger excruciations.
Old age ain't no place for sissies.
When it comes to the body, it's anybody's guess
William A. Pingpank, M.D.
All the poet can do today is warn.
He who understands baboon would do more towards metaphysics than Locke.
Rara temporum felicitas, ubi sentire, quae velis, et quae sentias, dicere
Everything is within walking distance, if you have the time.
I did all you can do with a clarinet. Any more would have been less.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time
to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
The main lesson of thirty five years of AI research is that the hard
problems are easy and the easy problems are hard.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval between.
One should always keep an open mind, but not so open that one's brains fall out.
I keep the subject constantly before me and wait till the first dawnings open slowly, by little and little, into a full and clear light.
He thought about himself and the whole Earth
Of Man the wonderful, and of the Stars,
And then he thought of Earthquakes, and of Wars,
How many miles the Moon might have in girth,
Of Air balloons, and of the many bars
To perfect Knowledge of the boundless Skies,
And then he thought of Donna Julia's eyes.
J'ai bien des fois rêvé d'écrire sur Paris un livre qui fût comme une grande promenade sans but où l'on ne trouve rien de ce qu'on cherche, mais bien des choses qu'on ne cherchait pas.
In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
The mathematician Paul Erdo's used to describe himself as a machine for turning coffee