the quotation page

After all, things are what they are. A message is a message, plates are plates, men are men, and life is life. – Anna Karina

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All my life I have lived and behaved very much like the sandpiper – just running down the edges of different countries and continents, “looking for something”. – Elizabeth Bishop

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Art consists of reshaping life but it does not create life, nor cause life. – Stanley Kubrick

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At least once in your life, at the right time, you should have believed in the impossible. – Christa Wolf

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                                   Everywhere,
giant finned cars nose forward like fish;
a savage servility
slides by on grease. – Robert Lowell

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I betrayed Gutenberg for McLuhan long ago. – Chris Marker

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I write to discover what I know. – Flannery O’Connor

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I’d rather people feel a film before understanding it. – Robert Bresson

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In my writing I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas, a cosmonaut of inner space, and I see no point in exploring areas that have already been thoroughly surveyed. – William S. Burroughs

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Life is the farce which everyone has to perform. – Arthur Rimbaud

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A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. – Lao Tzu

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The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true. – Robert Oppenheimer

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The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things. – Rainer Maria Rilke

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‎What kind of times are they, when
A talk about trees is almost a crime
Because it implies silence about so many horrors? – Bertolt Brecht, late 1930s, from “To Those Born Later”

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What you seek is seeking you. – Jalal al-Din Rumi

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When we discover that the truth is already in us, we are all at once our original selves. – Dogen

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You can’t think of nothing. – Eric Rohmer


3 Responses to “the quotation page”

  1. Beautiful quotes, short and easy to understand.

  2. “Everywhere,
    giant finned cars nose forward like fish;
    a savage servility
    slides by on grease. – Robert Lowell” LOVE that- it reminds me of 1957 in Iowa when everything was strange and i thought the cars looked like whales or sharks. Also -“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. – Lao Tzu” Trying to live like that, but keep getting asked “what are you doing?” Find this question totally annoying. Now I understand why!

  3. Thanks, James and Michael, for the visit & read.

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