Quotes (almost) everyday

Cuvinte intelepte in fiecare zi… aproape.

Dum, 16 Sep 07 – Love kindly

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
– Barbara De Angelis

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
– Anne-Sophie Swetchine

To love for the sake of being loved is human, But to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
– Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine, 1790 – 1869

I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.
– Alice Walker

Lun, 17 Sep 07 – Vise dulci

We need men who can dream of things that never were.
– John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963

If I had my life to live over, I would try to make more mistakes. I would relax. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would pick more daisies. I would have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones.
– Don Herold, 1889 – 1966

You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world.
– Sheila Graham

Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming.
– J. P. McEvoy

mar, 18 sep 07 – enigma mea

In legatura cu ultimele scrisori primite din tara. Si prieteniile isi au viata lor. Dureaza atat timp cat sunt necesare cresterii a doua suflete. Vine un timp cand prietenia unui anumit om este o povara; nu-ti mai spune nimic si nu-i mai spui nimic. Osmoza dintre sufletele voastre s-a sfarsit. Sunteti acum unul fata de altul doua organisme complet inchise. Trebuie sa cauti alte organisme, alte suflete carora sa va puteti deschide, pentru a primi sau a da bucurii, dureri, experiente de tot felul.
O prietenie care dureaza o viata intreaga este,pentru mine, un miracol. Poate sa fie o simpla obisnuinta si atunci e trista si neinteresanta. Dar poate sa fie si o “comuniune spirituala”, un miracol propriu zis. Unirea sufleteasca s-a facut, atunci, peste granitele omenescului.

Santier-roman indirect- M. Eliade.

Mar, 18 sep 07 – just funny

If your parents never had children, chances are you won’t, either.
– Dick Cavett

Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.
– Mark Twain

Are you going to come quietly, or do I have to use earplugs?
– Spike Milligan, from „The Goon Show”

People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.
– David H. Comins

mie, 19 sep 07 – Eugen Ionescu

Scriu alte piese decat cele pe care as voi sa le scriu.

Continui, poate voi continua pana la sfarsit, sa scriu literatura, piese de teatru, pentru ca nu stiu sa fac altceva. de cand ma cunosc n-am facut decat asta.

Jurnal in farime

eu n-am putut niciodata sa inteleg diferenta care se face intre comic si tragic,comicul, fiind intuitia absurdului, imi pare mai desperant decat tragicul. comicul nu ofera nici o iesire. spun „desperant” dar, in realitate, el este dincolo sau dincoace de desperare sau de speranta.

Note si contra-note

Mie, 19 sep 07 – life’s unfair

Life’s unfairness is not irrevocable; we can help balance the scales for others, if not always for ourselves.
– Hubert H. Humphrey, 1911 – 1978
Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don’t put off being happy until some future date.
– Dale Carnegie
I always wanted a happy ending… Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what’s going to happen next.
Delicious ambiguity.
– Gilda Radner

vin, 21 sep 07- anonymous

Writing is the only socially accepted form of schizophrenia.

Dum, 23 sep 07 – books

Men do not understand books until they have had a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
– Ezra Loomis Pound, 1885 – 1972

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.
– Gilbert Highet, 1906 – 1978

[A] book … unlike a television program, moving picture or any other „modern means of communication” … can wait for years, yet be available at any moment when it happens to be needed.
– Joseph Wood Krutch, 1893 – 1970

Lun, 24 sep 07 – Mr Wells

After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times, they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true.
I see knowledge increasing and human power increasing. I see ever-increasing possibilities before life, And I see no limits set to it at all, Existence impresses me as a perpetual dawn. Our lives, as I apprehend, are great in expectations.The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
– All from Herbert George Wells, 1866 – 1946

mar, 25 sep 2007- ironic

La caderea noptii, Parintele Peregrine si Parintele Stone erau deja pe culmea dealurilor.s-au oprit si s-au asezat pe o stanca sa se odihneasca si sa astepte.martienii nu aparusera inca si amandoi se simteau putin dezamagiti.
– ma intreb, incepu Parintele Peregrine, crezi ca daca o sa strigam “hello!” o sa ne raspunda?
– Parinte Peregrine, nu poti fi niciodata serios?
– Nu, atata timp cat nu e si Dumnezeu. Te rog, nu mai parea atat de socat! Dumnezeu nu este serios. De fapt, ecam greu sa stim exact ce altceva este El in afara de iubire.si iubirea e legata de umor, nu-I asa? Si nu poti tolera pe cineva in permanenta decat daca razi de el.nu-I adevarat?
– nu m-am gandit niciodata la Dumnezeu ca la cineva plin de umor, zise Parintele Stone
– creatorul ornitorincului, ala camilei, al omului? Hai sa fim seriosi! rase Parintele Peregrine.

Omul ilustrat- Ray Bradbury

Mie, 26 sep 07 – Luck

What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient, but restless mind,
of sacrificing one’s ease or vanity, of uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing
through hard times bravely and cheerfully.
– Charles Victor Cherbuliez

Luck is the residue of design.
– Branch Rickey, Lecture title, 1950

Joi, 27 sep 07 – Ms Word

Sunt doua lucruri care-i invata pe oameni injurii noi in fiecare zi: condusul si Ms Word.
– anonim
The last time somebody said, ‘I find I can write much better with a word processor.’, I replied, ‘They used to say the same thing about drugs.’
– Roy Blount Jr.

vin, 28 sep 07- despre mentalitati si dizarmonii

Pare-se că există două teorii, cu totul potrivnice, despre originea speciei umane: Unii susţin că omul coboară din maimuţa, alţii ca a fost creat de Dumnezeu. Se ceartă grozav. Eu unul cred că se înşeală şi unii şi alţii. Teoria mea este următoarea: cei care cred că omul coboară din maimuţă, coboară cu adevărat din maimuţă şi alcătuiesc o rasă aparte, în afara rasei oamenilor creaţi de Dumnezeu şi care cred şi ştiu că au fost creaţi de Dumnezeu.
Lev Şestov

Universul are desăvârşirea proporţiilor armonice, dar armoniile trebuie să se lase pătrunse.
Johannes Kepler

Daţi-mi coordonatele şi vitezele tuturor particulelor, iar eu vă voi prevedea viitorul Universului.
Pierre Laplace

joi, 4 oct 07- arta, acest univers ambiguu

arta nu reda vizibilul. face vizibil.
Paul Klee

omul picteaza cu creierul, nu cu mainile.

totul este posibil.chiar si imposibilul!
Miscarea paradoxista

dati-mi un muzeu si eu o sa il umplu.
Pablo Picasso

Lun, Oct 8, 07 – Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is again made clean.
– Dag Hammarskjöld, 1905 – 1961
A woman can forgive a man for the harm he does her…but she can never forgive him for the
sacrifices he makes on her account.
– W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence
Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude.What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.
– All from Martin Luther King, Jr, 1929 – 1968 – superb quotes!
Issue a blanket pardon. Forgive everyone who has ever hurt you in any way. Forgiveness is a perfectly selfish act. It sets you free from the past.
– Brian Tracy

Many promising reconciliations have broken down because, while both parties came prepared to forgive, neither party came prepared to be forgiven.
– Charles Williams

When a deep injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive.
– Alan Paton

mar, 9 oct 07- donnie darko

Donnie: Why do you wear that stupid bunny suit?
Frank: Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?

Gretchen: Donnie Darko? What the hell kind of name is that? It’s like some sort of superhero or something
Donnie: What makes you think I’m not?

Donnie: [in a letter] Dear Roberta Sparrow, I have reached the end of your book and… there are so many things that I need to ask you. Sometimes I’m afraid of what you might tell me. Sometimes I’m afraid that you’ll tell me that this is not a work of fiction. I can only hope that the answers will come to me in my sleep. I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward

Dr. Lilian Thurman: What did Roberta Sparrow say to you?
Donnie: She said, „Every living creature on earth dies alone.”
Dr. Lilian Thurman: The search for God is absurd?
Donnie: It is if everyone dies alone.

Dr. Lilian Thurman: If the sky were to suddenly open up, there would be no law, there would be no rule. There would only be you and your memories.

Donnie: Well look, um… uh… you wanna go with me?
Gretchen: Where do you wanna go?
Donnie: No, I mean like go with me, like you know… like, that’s what we call it here… going together…
Gretchen: Sure
[pauses for a moment, turns and walks away]
Donnie: Ok-hey where’re you going?
Gretchen: I’m going home.

dum, 14 oct 07- stari…. radiohead

so, so you think you can tell heaven from hell,
blue skies from pain
can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
a smile from a veil?
do you think you can tell?
how I wish, how I wish you were here
we’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl,
year after year running over the same old ground
what have you found?
the same old fears

wish you were here

you’d kill yourself for reacognision
kill yourself to never ever stop
you broke another mirror
you’re turning into something you are not
dont leave me high, dont leave me dry
dont leave me high, dont leave me dry

high and dry

Her green plastic watering can
For her fake Chinese rubber plant
In the fake plastic earth
That she bought from a rubber man
In a town full of rubber plans
To get rid of itself

It wears her out, it wears her out
It wears her out, it wears her out

fake plastic trees

Joi, 18 Oct 07 – I’m sad

People say they love truth, but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true.
– Robert J. Ringer.

With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.
– Catherine de Hueck

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
– M. Kathleen Casey

Vin, 19 Oct 07 – Passion

Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
– James Joyce, 1882 – 1941
Passion kept one fully in the present, so that time became a series of mutually exclusive ‘nows.’
– Sue Halpern, O Magazine, September 2003
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
– Alfred Lord Tennyson
Think of life as a terminal illness, because, if you do, you will live it with joy and passion, as it ought to be lived.
– Anna Quindlen, A Short Guide to a Happy Life, 2000
It is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them admittance than to control them after they have been admitted.
– Seneca

mie, 24 oct 07- despre personalitate

Omul se naste ca un candidat la umanitate.
H.Pieron- acceptiunea antropologica

Personalitatea este un ansamblu de conditii interne.
Rubinstein- acceptiunea psihologica

Personalitatea este o valoare suprema.

Personalitatea este ceva unic si relativ stabil in individ care permite explicarea conduitei lui in anumite situatii.
– acceptiunea esentialista

Personalitatea este conceptualizarea cea mai adecvata a comportamentului unei persoanei, in toate detaliile sale, pe care omul de stiinta o poate da la un moment dat.
D. Mc. Clelland- acceptiunea pozitivista

mar, 6 nov 07- aRt

Iubirile sînt istorii mai mult sau mai puţin agitate care survin între bărbaţi şi femei. În ele intervin factori nenumăraţi care le complică şi le încîlcesc desfăşurarea în asemenea măsură, încît, în majoritatea cazurilor, în iubiri se găsesc de toate, mai puţin ceea ce, strict vorbind, merită să se numească iubire.
Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Mă gîndesc uneori la mine ca la un punct, ca şi cum aş fi ceva imobil, încremenit în mijlocul tuturor intenţiilor de a deveni o realitate,
ceva palpabil, vizibil, de luat în seamă. Dacă las totul să treacă pe lîngă mine, fără să vreau să mi se întîmple nimic important,
nimic din ceea ce mi s-ar putea întîmpla, asta înseamnă că nu exist? Oare nu putem exista şi în afara alegerilor vizibile,
importante, care atrag atenţia celor de lîngă noi?
Florin FIEROIU – ready modern made

dum, 18 nov 2007- ECT- o enigma?

Frica de ECT totuşi este o problemă mult mai gravă decât s-a crezut la început. Aceasta se referă la o frică care se dezvoltă şi creşte numai după un anumit număr de tratamente. Este diferită fată de frica pe care pacientul nefamiliarizat cu tratamentul o avea faţă de prima aplicare. … Experienţa torturantă a eului năruit este cea mai convingătoare explicaţie pentru frica ulterioară de acest tratament.

Electroşocurile, psihochirurgia şi alte tratamente somatice în psihiatrie- Lothar B. Kalinowsky, M.D. şi Paul H. Hoch, M.D.

Terapia electroconvulsivă în fapt poate fi descrisă ca un tip de distrugere controlată a creierului produsă prin mijloace electrice. Nici o îndoială că anumite simptome psihiatrice sunt eliminate … dar acest lucru se întâmplă cu costul distrugerii creierului.

Clinical Psychiatry News, martie 1993- Dr. Sidney Sament

Vin, 30 Noi 07

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
– Mae West, Klondike Annie (1936 film)

Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal
order, and that is why, though I don’t believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art’s
– E. M. Forster

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.
– Samuel Johnson, from Boswell’s Life of Johnson

Dum, 09 Dec 07 – A darui…

With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.
– Catherine de Hueck
If a person gives you his time, he can give you no more precious gift.
– Frank Tyger

May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness, and tied with love.
– L. O. Baird

There is only one real deprivation, I decided this morning, and that is not to be able to give one’s gifts to those one loves most.
– May Sarton

Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a different way to stand.
– Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine, October 2002

Mar, 02 Ian 08! – Santayana…

Fanaticism consists in redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.

Real unselfishness consists in sharing the interests of others.

The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any belief in particular.

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.

To reform means to shatter one form and to create another; but the two sides of this act are not always equally intended nor equally successful.

We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.

To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood.
– All from George Santayana, 1863 – 1952


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  1. omul ilustrat, vreau sa citesc! am citit doar fahrenheit de el. mai recomand „the crowd”, am auzit ca-i tare:)

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