Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"I hate quotations" -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bahkti (devotion)

"Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange."
-Shakespeare (The Tempest)

"Only give up a thing when you want some other condition so much that the thing has no longer any attraction for you, or when it seems to interfere with that which is more greatly desired." -Gandhi

Adventure, as seen in Walter Moer's Zamonian Dictionary: "A daring enterprise undertaken in a spirit of curiousity or temerity, it is potentially life threatening, harbours unforeseeable dangers and sometimes proves fatal"

"And I'll walk slow
I'll walk slow
Take my hand,
help me on my way" -Mumford and Sons

"Trying to find, oh an emotion you cannot deny" -Laura Marling

"Asante sana!
Squash banana!
We We nago! (you are the baboon)
Mi Mi apana! (and I'm not)"

"Don't you love
Don't you love me that way?" -Laura Marling, Old Stone

"I've rolled around the orchard
and found myself too awkward" -Johnny Flynn

"Standing on the west side of your cliff, bury a ghost
Doesn't the north wind make your fingers stiff,
who lost the most" -Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit, Hello Hello

Yugen (Japanese)- an awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and mysterious for words

"The tiger is vanishing" -World Wildlife Fund

"One can tell for oneself whether the water is warm or cold" -Confucius

"There's a wolf-pack on your hills, its after you" -Roo Panes, I'll Move Mountains

"For everything a theme"-Expos. teacher

"It's hard to accept yourself as someone
you don't desire
as someone you don't want to be
Oh give me to a Rambling man" -Laura Marling, Rambling Man

1 comment:

  1. Oh my, I think the definition of adventure is so painfully spot on. All of them are great, but quotations are confusing sometimes, aren't they? I mean, I'm always wondering if my own thoughts are even my own after reading a lot of amazing words. I think we could all be so eloquent, but it may take discipline. xx