" To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in a hour."

Wiliam Blake ... 1757-1827

Take care
"Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more."


It's all very large.
Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal.

-Longfellow, A Psalm of Life
"luke, i am your father" -darth vader (anikan skywalker)

"thats your ship??? your braver than i thought" -princess leia,

as the good revreran would say, quote this particular mission, we will never know, but i do know, here today that the black nights will emerge victorious, once again!!!
-jimmy (independence day, and my grad speech.


"another one bites the dust" -anomynous

when christianity ruled the world, it was called the dark ages.

-dexter (nimrod242 :aol sn)

Just a correction...

"another one bites the dust"

--Lyrics from a song by Queen.

It's all very large.
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." -B. Disraeli (attributed to him by Mark Twain in his Autobiography)

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"Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power."

-- P. J. O'Rourke

It's all very large.
"A history teacher may have once told you that we study history in order to avoid the mistakes of history. It's a tidy idea that ought to work, but often doesn't. You can study history until your eyeballs wrinkle, then look up, only to discover that someone else already made a mistake for you; and the guy who made the mistake will most likely tell you how fortunate you are to fight a war he began, or suffer an economic depression caused by his excess.

The better answer is that we study history to understand ourselves, and thus the minds and emotions of our characters."

--Jack Cady
"Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry in which every thread is guided by an unspeakably tender hand, placed beside another thread, and held and carried by a hundred others." (Ranier Maria Rilke)

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I need to browbeat y'all with one more; I must apologize. But the Rilke "Destiny" quote I posted got me thinking about this one, from Clive Barker

Nothing ever begins

There is no first moment; no single word or place from which this or any other story springs.

The threads can always be traced back to some earlier tale, and to the tales that preceded that; though as the narrator's voice recedes the connections will seem to grow more tenuous, for each age will want the tale told as if it were of its own making.

Thus the pagan will be sanctified, the tragic become laughable; great lovers will stoop to sentiment, and demons dwindle to clockwork toys.

Nothing is fixed. In and out the shuttle goes, fact and fiction, mind and matter woven into patterns that may have only this in common: that hidden among them is a filigree that will with time become a world.

I humbly decist this hijacking of the board.

--Tiassa :cool:
"Nothing quite brings out the zest for life in a person like the thought of their impending death." -Jhonen Vasquez, Johnny the Homicidal Maniac: Traumatize Thy Neighbor
"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true."

-- James Branch Cabell, The Silver Stallion

It's all very large.
"The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity."

-- Winston Churchill

It's all very large.
The optimist sees the glass as half-full; the pessimist sees the glass as half-empty; the realist sees the water in the glass and calls it polluted. (Anonymous, to my knowledge)
"You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses."

-- Ziggy, character in comic strip by Tom Wilson

It's all very large.
"Two men look out through the same bars:
One sees the mud, and one the stars."

-F. Langbridge, A Cluster of Quiet Thoughts

"Twixt optimist and pessimist
The difference is droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist the hole."

-McL. Wilson, Optimist and Pessimist
"What do you think of Western civilization?"
"I think it would be a good idea."
-an interchange between a reporter and Ghandi
"Some people look at things that are, and ask 'why'? Some people think of things that aren't and ask 'why not'? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that shit."
George Carlin


Questions? Comments? Concerns?
I found this one in the back of a book and thought it was so beautiful I just had to post it.
The moment I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along. -Moulana Rumi

On a personal note, I know first hand what it means. May you all be so fortunate.
I have sworn on the altar of Almighty God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.