Our life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery, like the idle, curved tunnels of leaf miners on the surface of a leaf. We must somehow take a wider view, look at the whole landscape, really see it, and describe what’s going on here. Then we can at least wail the right question into the swaddling band of darkness, or, if it comes to that, choir the proper praise.
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If I ever have a car alarm, if I ever have a car, it’s just gonna be a big speaker on the back of my car, and whenever anybody tries to break in, it’s just gonna go, ‘Attention: free bags of weed! Come get your free bags of weed!’ Because then, people are gonna come [...]
That’s metaphysics, my dear fellow. It’s forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won’t take it. Pasternak, Boris quotes
Nichts tarnt sich so geschickt als Schwierigkeit wie eine Chance.
I always said that mega-mergers were for megalomaniacs. -Ogilvy, David
You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover‘s arms can only come later when you’re sure they won’t laugh if you trip. ~Jonathan Carroll, “Outside the Dog Museum”