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quote of the day, part 12a

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Posted 11/01/09 - 11:36 AM:
Subject: quote of the day, part 12a
if you and i had been
anything less than these tormented souls
we would never have gone so far
to become what we are

if you and i had never seen the world
through the eyes of a child
we would never have wanted to stop time
sleepers passing by

if you and i had been even less
than these disenfranchised minds
we would have looked the other way
as we passed each other by

and for the things i know
from the broken who i ask
to look beyond this place
stop staring at the clouds
thinking only what went wrong

i know there are days
too dark and hard to take
i hope you know
this is just one day you'll have to face
this is not the whole of your life

this is one day
this is one day
this is one day
one day out of the whole of your life
one day out of the whole of your life

vnv nation, verum aeternus
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Posted 11/03/09 - 9:24 PM:

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."

--H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
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Posted 11/04/09 - 10:43 AM:

The motion of the Way is to return;
The use of the Way is to accept;
All things come from the Way,
And the Way comes from nothing.


Tao Te Ching.
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Posted 11/04/09 - 10:44 AM:

Great perfection seems incomplete,
But does not decay;
Great abundance seems empty,
But does not fail.

Great truth seems contradictory;
Great cleverness seems stupid;
Great eloquence seems awkward.

As spring overcomes the cold,
And autumn overcomes the heat,
So calm and quiet overcome the world


-Tao Te Ching.
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Posted 11/04/09 - 10:45 AM:

othing in the world is as soft and yielding as water,
Yet nothing can better overcome the hard and strong,
For they can neither control nor do away with it.

The soft overcomes the hard,
The yielding overcomes the strong;
Every person knows this,
But no one can practice it.

Who attends to the people would control the land and grain;
Who attends to the state would control the whole world;
Truth is easily hidden by rhetoric


--Tao Te Ching.
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Posted 06/05/10 - 2:05 PM:

“Oh soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul.”

-Jalaluddin Rumi.
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Posted 06/05/10 - 2:06 PM:

“Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”

--Jalaluddin Rumi.
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Posted 06/05/10 - 2:16 PM:

Both praise and blame cause concern,
For they bring people hope and fear.
The object of hope and fear is the self

For, without self, to whom may fortune and disaster occur?

Therefore,
Who distinguishes himself from the world may be given the world,
But who regards himself as the world may accept the world.


Tao Te Ching, Verse 13.
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Posted 06/05/10 - 2:17 PM:

What lies still is easy to grasp;
What lies far off is easy to anticipate;
What is brittle is easy to shatter;
What is small is easy to disperse.

Yet a tree broader than a man can
embrace is born of a tiny shoot;
A dam greater than a river can
overflow starts with a clod of earth;
A journey of a thousand miles begins at the spot under one's feet.

Therefore deal with things before they happen;
Create order before there is confusion.

Tao Te Ching, Verse 64
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Posted 06/06/10 - 11:08 AM:

An iGoogle gadget quote of the day today:

"People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs."
- Unknown

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Posted 06/06/10 - 12:48 PM:

Paul wrote:
An iGoogle gadget quote of the day today:

"People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs."
- Unknown


haha, true
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Posted 06/06/10 - 2:42 PM:

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."

--Hunter S. Thompson
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Posted 06/08/10 - 11:06 AM:

No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

-Friedrich Nietzsche
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Posted 06/08/10 - 11:07 AM:

To predict the behavior of ordinary people in advance, you only have to assume that they will always try to escape a disagreeable situation with the smallest possible expenditure of intelligence.
-Friedrich Nietzsche
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Posted 06/08/10 - 11:12 AM:

For believe me: the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and greatest enjoyment is - to live dangerously.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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Posted 06/08/10 - 4:15 PM:

"You can't believe in GOD until you believe in yourself"
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Posted 06/21/10 - 10:33 PM:

"Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved." --Marcus Antonius
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Posted 06/24/10 - 10:08 PM:

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.”

--Dr. Seuss
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Posted 06/25/10 - 7:58 AM:

The enlightened possess understanding
So profound they can not be understood.
Because they cannot be understood
I can only describe their appearance:
Cautious as one crossing thin ice,

Undecided as one surrounded by danger,
Modest as one who is a guest.
Unbounded as melting ice,
Genuine as unshaped wood,
Broad as a valley,
Seamless as muddy water.

Who stills the water that the mud may settle,
Who seeks to stop that he may travel on,
Who desires less than what may transpire,
Decays, but will not renew.

Tao Te Ching, Verse 15, Enlightenment.
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Posted 06/25/10 - 5:59 PM:

Life is suffering.
It is hard.
The world is cursed, but still you find reasons to keep living...
-Osa
From Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke
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Posted 06/26/10 - 4:36 AM:

"We build too many walls and not enough bridges."
-Isaac Newton
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Posted 07/12/10 - 8:18 PM:

We know the truth not only by reason, but also by the heart.

--Blaise Pascal
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Posted 07/12/10 - 9:21 PM:

James Barris: How many caps do you take per day?
Charles Freck: Hmm... very difficult to determine, but not that many.
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Posted 07/26/10 - 4:21 PM:

"It’s really an interesting idea to enter someone else’s dreams. I would love to go into an animal’s dream — like a lion’s or a cat’s."

-—Marion Cotillard (the actress who plays Moll in Inception)
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Posted 07/30/10 - 9:51 AM:

"When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion."

--Abraham Lincoln
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