May Sarton (May 3, 1912 – July 16, 1995)
I am alone here for the first time in weeks to take up my “real” life again at last. That is what is strange — that friends, even passionate love, are not my real life, unless there is time alone to explore and to discover what is happening or has happened.
John F Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)
The march of technology — affecting, for example, the foods we eat, the medicines we take, and the many appliances we use in our homes — has increased the difficulties of the consumer along with his opportunities.
Kahlil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931)
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed: for love is sufficient unto love…Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
Laura Riding (January 16, 1901–September 2, 1991)
People who for some reason find it impossible to think about themselves, and so really be themselves, try to make up for not thinking with doing. They try to pretend that doing is thinking.
John Trudell (Feb. 15, 1946 – Dec. 8, 2015)
When one lives in a society where people can no longer rely on institutions to tell them the truth, the truth must come from culture and art.
Robert M Pirsig (September 6, 1928 – April 24, 2017)
No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know it’s going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.
Henry Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980)
The greatest miracle is the discovery that all is miraculous. And the nature of the miraculous is utter simplicity. …The ground for any kind of growth and cultivation is prepared by lying fallow.