Thursday, October 30, 2008

In the long run

Experience is what really happens to you in the long run; the truth that finally overtakes you.
Katherine Anne Porter

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Understanding confusion

In Broken Images
by Robert Graves

He is quick, thinking in clear images;
I am slow, thinking in broken images.

He becomes dull, trusting to his clear images;
I become sharp, mistrusting my broken images.

Trusting his images, he assumes their relevance;
Mistrusting my images, I question their relevance.

Assuming their relevance, he assumes the fact;
Questioning their relevance, I question their fact.

When the fact fails him, he questions his senses;
when the fact fails me, I approve my senses.

He continues quick and dull in his clear images;
I continue slow and sharp in my broken images.

He in a new confusion of his understanding;
I in a new understanding of my confusion.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

From a movie

Randomness is very difficult to achieve... organization always merges back if you don't pay attention.
Science des rêves (2006)

Friday, October 24, 2008


Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value;
rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Un rêve intact est une merveille fragile.
A dream intact is a fragile marvel.
Edouard Estaunié

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

From a poem

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)
Sylvia Plath (Mad Girl's Love Song)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The passage we did not take

Footfalls echo in the memory, down the passage which we did not take,
towards the door we never opened Into the rose-garden.
T. S. Eliot

Monday, October 20, 2008

Capture the moment

A sonnet is a moment's monument,
Memorial from the Soul's eternity
To one dead deathless hour.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

(This quote came across my mind while i was looking at the beautiful photo on Luisa's blog, at her Cloud flying over the ocean.)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The madness of art

We work in the dark, we do what we can, we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.
Henry James

Once you decide

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A day infected with a dream

A lost but happy dream may shed its light upon our waking hours, and the whole day may be infected with the gloom of a dreary or sorrowful one; yet of neither may we be able to recover a trace.
Walter de la Mare

Understanding poetry

I've written some poetry I don't understand myself.
Carl Sandburg

Monday, October 13, 2008

I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.
Katherine Mansfield

Friday, October 10, 2008

A dream

La lune est le rêve du soleil.
The moon is a dream of sun.
The earth laughs in flowers.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Persistent illusion

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein

The element of surprise

Art must take reality by surprise.
Francoise Sagan

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Jazz quote

If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.
Charlie Parker

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Art is, from any point of view, the greatest of risks.
Jean Helion

A reminder

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet
and the winds long to play with your hair.
Kahlil Gibran