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January 15, 2005

"To feel today what one felt yesterday isn't to feel - it's to remember today what was felt yesterday, to be today's living corpse of what yesterday was lived and lost."  (Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet)

"Could it think, the heart would stop beating."  (Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet)

"No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it."  (Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet)

January 11, 2005

"Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in."  (Mark Twain)

January 9, 2005

"I dislike organized games, swimming pools, fashionable resorts, night clubs, music in restaurants, and political manifestoes; I enjoy driving from coast to coast, good food and drink, a few friends, dogs, the theatre, long walks, music and free conversation."  (James Hilton)

"Where had they all gone to, he often pondered; those threads he had once held together, how far had they scattered, some to break, others to weave into unknown patterns? The strange randomness of the world beguiled him, that randomness which never would, so long as the world lasted, give meaning to those choruses again."  (James Hilton, Goodbye, Mr. Chips)

January 8, 2005

"Adventures happen only to those incapable of planning an expedition."  (Richard Evans Schultes, American botanist)

January 7, 2005

"Live not for the battles won. / Live not for the-end-of-the-song. / Live in the along."  (Gwendolyn Brooks)

"My symbol for hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or a thoroughly nasty business office."  (Clive Staples Lewis, from the Preface to The Screwtape Letters)

January 6, 2005

"The more furious the pace, the more diminished the spirit."  (Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer, on NYC)


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