What is meant by light? To gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness.

Nikos Kazantzakis

The land is a mother that never dies.

Maori saying

Light rare, untellable, lighting the very light. . . .

Walt Whitman

No appointment, no disappointment.

Swami Satchidanada

A machine is as distinctively and brilliantly and expressively human as a violin sonata or a theorem in Euclid.

Gregory Vlastos

Whence did the wondrous mystic art arise of painting speech and speaking to the eyes? That we by tracing magic lines are taught how to embody and to colour thought?

William Massey

Narcissism: when one grows too old to believe in one’s uniqueness, one falls in love with one’s complexity. . .

John Fowles

Nuclear weapons and atomic electric power are symbolic of the atomic age; on one side, frustration and world destruction; on the other, creativity and a common ground for peace and cooperation.

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission

This is the fire that will help the generations to come, if they use it in a sacred manner. But if they do not use it well, the fire will have the power to do them great harm.

Sioux Indian

Who is the slayer, who is the victim? Speak.


Fill the seats of justice with good men, not so absolute in goodness as to forget what human frailty is.

Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd

In infatuation, the person is a passive victim of the spell of conceived attraction for the object. In love there is an active appreciation of the intrinsic worth of the object of love.

Meher Baba

Bless thee in all the work of they hand which thou doest.

Deuteronomy 14:29

We are not in the least afraid of ruins. We are going to inherit the earth; there is not the slightest doubt about that. The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history. We carry a new world here in our hearts. That world is growing this minute.

Buenaventura Durruti,
interview with the Toronto Star
during the Spanish Civil War
September 1936

Crusaders for virtue are an awkward embarrassment to any society; they force us to make choices: either side with them, which is difficult and dangerous, or condemn them, which leads to self-betrayal.

Edward Abbey

The greatness of Art is not in the display of knowledge, or in material accuracy, but in the distinctness with which it conveys the impressions of a personal vital force that acts spontaneously, without the fear or hesitation.

George Inness

I wish to sing of my interior visions with the naive candor of a child.


Success can eliminate as many options as failure.

Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

No man should advocate a course in private that he’s ashamed to admit in public.

George McGovern

Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet