Daily Routine

Posted: August 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Culture

Posted: August 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

“Almost everything we call “higher culture” is based on the spiritualization of cruelty.” 
― Friedrich Nietzsche

Poetry

Posted: August 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

“A poet’s work . . . to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep.”
― Salman Rushdie

Predestination

Posted: August 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

“I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”
– Stephen Hawking

California

Posted: August 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

“I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix.”
– Dan Quayle

Wilderness

Posted: August 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

“On this trail, I feel more acutely the defeat of my culture’s manic appetite for raw materials, its yearning for profit, its impatient refutation of numinous life outside the human. It’s here that I feel, instantly and relentlessly, the uncomplicated air pushing against my skin, and know, as the late poet John Haines once wrote, that we are “the guests of a barely understandable host.”

- Barry Lopez

Solitude

Posted: August 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

“Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.”

— Honoré de Balzac