Thursday, May 27, 2010


When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, til it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
(Harriet Beecher Stowe)


A little library, growing larger every year, is an honourable part of a man's history. It is a man's duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries of life.
Henry Ward Beecher

Fairy tales

"Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."
— G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


"For millions of years mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination...we learned to talk and we learned to listen."
-Stephen Hawking

Sunday, May 23, 2010


“Give me truths: for I am weary of the surfaces.” (“Blight,” in The Complete Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, May 20, 2010


"most people are together just so they aren't alone. but some people want magic. i think you are one of those people." -jean-paul scarpitta from broken english

Thursday, May 13, 2010


"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." (Picasso)


"If you don't say what happened, you'll never see what's happening."

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire. W.B. Yeat


Things are only impossible until they're not. - Jean-Luc Picard


when i saw you i fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.

romeo and juliet


"Disconnection from the center of yourself is the reason for your problems and anxieties; or how you see them."

Monday, May 10, 2010


"so you think that you're a failure, do you?
well, you probably are.
what's wrong with that?
in the first place, if you've any sense at all you must have learned by now that we pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats.
go ahead and fail. but fail with wit, fail with grace, fail with style. a mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success."

tom robbins


"Be patient, for the world is broad and wide."
-Romeo and Juliet Act III sc. 3

Friday, May 7, 2010


Everyone has inside himself a piece of good news! The good news is that you really don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is!

Anne Frank


from the wild and wily ways of a brunette bombshell:

sometimes i can't imagine how two people ever fall in love.

it seems to me the world is a complex constellation of misdirected gazes.

her looking at him looking at that woman looking at that man looking at that girl looking at that boy looking at. the wrong her.

a zigzagging, never-ending game of connect the dots.

but i suppose, out of every million misplaced glances, there is one brief, silent, glittering connection:

two pairs of eyes meeting. and the world set ablaze.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


we do not grow absolutely, chronologically.
we grow sometimes in one dimension,
and not in another; unevenly.
we grow partially. we are relative.
we are mature in one realm, childish in another.
the past, the present, and future mingle
and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present.
we are made up of layers, cells, constellations.

anais nin