My Favorite Quotes

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My Favorite Quotes

Post by CarmelaBear » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:53 pm

Marcel Proust:
We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves
after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
Once in a while a door opens, and let's in the future. --- Graham Greene
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Post by CarmelaBear » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:45 pm

Ralph Waldo Emerson:

I hate quotations.
Once in a while a door opens, and let's in the future. --- Graham Greene
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Post by Cindy B. » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:46 pm

:lol:
If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s. --Jung
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Post by CarmelaBear » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:21 pm

What T. S. Eliot said about poetry is what I think about myth:
Poetry is not an assertion of truth,
but the making of that truth more real to us.
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Post by Andreas » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:35 pm

Can I post quotes here also? I think so , right?

Alan Wilson Watts:
Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence. -
“To live is enough.” ― Shunryu Suzuki
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Post by SteveC » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:50 pm

Picasso, I believe
Art is a lie which reveals the truth
Could be said of myth, too.
You can only see the height of a mountain from its valley.


The radical myth towards which the helix aspires is beyond the desire for money or power, yet which has greater returns than all the power and money in the world could not achieve.
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Post by CarmelaBear » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:40 pm

Andreas wrote:Can I post quotes here also? I think so , right?
Yes, Andreas. Thank you.

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Once in a while a door opens, and let's in the future. --- Graham Greene
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Post by CarmelaBear » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:54 pm

SteveC wrote:Picasso, I believe
Art is a lie which reveals the truth
Could be said of myth, too.
I rather like freedom of speech, and the idea of criminalizing what some "liberal" academics like to call "hatred" seems crazy to me. There are two kinds of expression: brutally blunt and artfully indirect. The rest is science and math.

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Post by Roncooper » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:38 pm

Carmela,

I like your statement. Is this your personal quote?

I also like; from Shakespeare,

"To be wise and love is beyond man's might."


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Post by CarmelaBear » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:07 pm

Thank you, Ron.

My remarks here come out of my noggin, and we all get to be quoted now and then on our higher conversations (not to be confused with the lower things being said elsewhere).

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Post by CarmelaBear » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:24 pm

Shakespeare was being cynical.

People mix wisdom and love every day, unless they are expressing pre-judgments that involve caste issues. (I've been on every side of that one.)

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Post by Clemsy » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:24 pm

There are two kinds of expression: brutally blunt and artfully indirect.
Oh I think one can be blunt, or frank, without being brutal, Carmela. One can also be artfully blunt.

I like the definition of "civil". It doesn't mean "nice."

The idea of free speech has had an interesting evolution. Much of what is deemed "free speech" today would have been unthinkable 200 years ago. Yet, there is a threshold even if it must be carefully defined. There are kinds of hate speech which crosses that threshold in that it can be injurious in any number of ways.

No doubt some define that line a little too politically correctly, but burning crosses on people's lawns, painting swastikas outside people's homes or sending any kind of discriminatory message solely for the purpose of denigrating a group of people should be examined carefully and not generally tolerated.

Especially in this era of anonymous social media..
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Post by CarmelaBear » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:01 pm

Clemsy wrote: No doubt some define that line a little too politically correctly, but burning crosses on people's lawns, painting swastikas outside people's homes or sending any kind of discriminatory message solely for the purpose of denigrating a group of people should be examined carefully and not generally tolerated.

Especially in this era of anonymous social media..
The cruelties you describe are about a specific, narrow, expressive breach of political etiquette. Our jails and prisons are overflowing with non-violent victims of authorized violence, including the violence perpetrated against those who are members of isolated social groups who were left off the enlightenment bandwagon we expect to magically spring forth from the socially isolated, the poor, the illiterate, the abused, the neglected, the emotionally and behaviorally challenged and disabled and otherwise despised.

We all have a shadow side, and people with power and authority to participate in our American system of mass incarceration and personally-delivered acts of violence against unpopular (mostly) poor people do not win points for policing thoughts and feelings with arrests (official kidnappings) and all that follows in the criminal court system.

To "criminalize" is to sanction actual physical, mental, financial and familial Violence Times Ten. To do this in response to thought and feeling is, IMHO, monstrously vicious beyond all comprehension.

That such official, authorized actual violence is perpetrated by"good" people is amazing. It is the antithesis of compassion and understanding and wisdom.

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Post by Roncooper » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:37 pm

Here is one from V. Green

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.


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Post by Andreas » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:54 pm

I like that one Ron. Easier said than done. :)
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