A. H. Jessup Quote

“Language, despite its wonderful uses, is built on a bitter seed of subtle removal from experience, the seed of abstraction that subtracts feeling from experience in order to dehydrate experience into a portable form.”

- A. H. Jessup, “The Conscious Explorer”

We shall not cease from exploration…

“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

Neil Gaiman, Smoke and Mirrors

“When I was a child, adults would tell me not to make things up, warning me of what would happen if I did. As far as I can tell so far, it seems to involve lots of foreign travel and not having to get up too early in the morning.”
― Neil Gaiman, Smoke and Mirrors

“This was how it was with travel:…” Roman Payne Quote

“This was how it was with travel: one city gives you gifts, another robs you. One gives you the heart’s affections, the other destroys your soul. Cities and countries are as alive and feeling, as fickle and uncertain as people. Their degrees of love and devotion are as varying as with any human relation. Just as one is good, another is bad.”
Roman Payne

Roman Payne, The Wanderess – Quote April 28

 “She was a free bird one minute: queen of the world and laughing. The next minute she would be in tears like a porcelain angel, about to teeter, fall and break. She never cried because she was afraid that something ‘would’ happen; she would cry because she feared something that could render the world more beautiful, ‘would not’ happen.”

― Roman Payne, The Wanderess

Arthur Telling, Kaitlin’s Message

“To be a righteous man, you must have enemies. Most of us are not as righteous as we believe. Our enemies are self-created, they are others holding different views than our views. Righteous self-importance is a deadly combination.”

Arthur Telling, Kaitlin’s Message

A.H. Jessup, The Conscious Explorer

Thus is the Word defined. The identification of “the Word” as a noun is a fundamental error in translation. Not only is “the Word” a verb, but even so is God a verb, in every person, tense and conjugation.

- A.H. Jessup, The Conscious Explorer

Renee Robinson – April 2014

“Life is ever-changing. It is what we make of it. Though I have no control of when my life will end, I can paint my words out on a canvas. I can show my love for humanity with each stroke. Life is temporary. Memories, like words, live on.”

- Renee Robinson

Quote from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

“Oh threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!
One thing at least is certain – This Life flies;
One thing is certain and the rest is Lies -
The Flower that once has blown forever dies.”
― Omar Khayyam

Roman Payne

“Wine Gives One ‘Ideas,’ Whereas Champagne Gives One ‘Strategies.’”

-Roman Payne

Philip Levine

“I type it up. I show it to my wife. She gives me her response – coded. ‘ Oh, this is interesting,’ means throw it away. ‘This is pretty good,’ means work on it a lot longer,”

- Philip Levine (American Poet)

Mario Vargas Llosa

“No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing.”

- Mario Vargas Llosa (Today’s Winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature)

Isaac Bashevis Singer

“If Moses had been paid newspaper rates for the Ten Commandments, he might have written the Two Thousand Commandments.”

- Isaac Bashevis Singer (Polish-born American Author)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Alessandro Manzoni

“When a friend, then, indulges in the joy unburdening a secret on to another friend’s bosom, he makes the latter, in his turn, feel the urge to taste the same joy himself.”

- Alessandro Manzoni (19th century Italian Poet and Novelist)

Susan Sontag Quote

susan“Mallarme said that everything in the world exists in order to end in a book. Today everything exists to end in a photograph”

- Susan Sontag