Friday, January 23, 2009

Not quite satisfied

Those who are quite satisfied sit still and do nothing; those who are not quite satisfied are the sole benefactors of the world.
Walter Savage Landor

5 comments:

Robyn said...

Hmmmm..food for thought. How boring to sit still and do nothing.

thinker said...

Yes, and i find this quote related to the one by Robert Frost, that a poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. As a sense of not being quite satisfied :)

Luisa Santos said...

not being satisfied bring to many desires and realisations, which is wonderful. but, sometimes, exhausting. certainly better that being satisfied with everything and not building anything new.

thinker said...

I guess we have to possess a desire to change the world, and ourselves. We can always make things better that they are, and we must always chase the perfect, the ideal.
And as Dali said, we don't have to fear perfection, cause we'll never reach it:)

Luisa Santos said...

that's a great one :) Dali has wonderful and truthful thoughts.