Friday, May 20, 2011

Where would be the merit if heroes were never afraid?
Alphonse Daudet

Thursday, May 5, 2011


To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin.
Lord Byron

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Patience is passion tamed.
Lyman Abbott


The aim of the liar is simply to charm, to delight, to give pleasure. He is the very basis of civilized society.
Oscar Wilde

Saturday, March 12, 2011

If you do it right

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Mae West

Thursday, February 24, 2011


They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Andy Warhol

Friday, February 4, 2011

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
Ann Landers

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A serious response

And that is just the point... how the world, moist and beautiful, calls to each of us to make a new and serious response. That's the big question, the one the world throws at you every morning. "Here you are, alive. Would you like to make a comment?"
Mary Oliver

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Pessimists are usually right and optimists are usually wrong but all the great changes have been accomplished by optimists.
Thomas L. Friedman

Thursday, January 13, 2011

We go to the sea

We should not forget that when we limp away afflicted through the spirit, it is not to the factory gates or to the corporate steps we pilgrimage. Instead we go to the sea for its salt. We find shade under the sycamores on the great avenues. Or we go to the rivers where water tells us modestly of its own sickness.
Sarah Hall

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Art material

All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.
Jorge Luis Borges

Monday, January 3, 2011

The aesthetic event

Music, feelings of happiness, mythology, faces worn by time, certain twilights and certain places, want to tell us something, or they told us something that we should not have missed, or they are about to tell us something; this imminence of a revelation that is not produced is, perhaps, 'the aesthetic event'.
Jorge Luis Borges