Saturday, February 28, 2009

The city of cats

The city of cats and the city of men exist one inside the other, but they are not the same city.
Italo Calvino

Friday, February 27, 2009

Someone we can always blame for everything

If God lived on earth we would break his windows.
Jewish proverb

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The first kiss

The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender.
Emil Ludwig

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


How hard it is to escape from places. However carefully one goes they hold you - you leave little bits of yourself fluttering on the fences - like rags and shreds of your very life.
Katherine Mansfield

Monday, February 23, 2009

Desire to fall

Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall.
Salman Rushdie

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Watching my life.

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
- George Eliot

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Love, a concept within concepts.

Lovers, forget your love,
And list to the love of these,
She a window flower,
And he a winter breeze.
- Robert Frost

Friday, February 20, 2009

A difficult decision.

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Thursday, February 19, 2009

my smiles, my stories, all over my body.

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
- Mark Twain

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The shadows fall behind you

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
- Maori Proverb

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Co-existing worlds or the balance.

Evermore in the world is this marvelous balance of beauty and disgust, magnificence and rats.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, February 16, 2009

Between today and tomorrow.

Exactly at midnight
yesterday sighs away.
- William Stafford

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My private cutout of the sky

We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well.
Mao Tse-Tung

Saturday, February 14, 2009

From a poem

I'll just be what I am
Without root without branch without crown
I'll lean on myself
On my own bumps and bruises

Vasko Popa

Friday, February 13, 2009


How much of human life is lost in waiting.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, February 12, 2009


You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
Franz Kafka

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Not even a snowflake

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Fences are made for those who cannot fly.
Elbert Hubbard

Monday, February 9, 2009

If I had only known...

If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith.
Albert Einstein

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A well-tied tie. A choice.

A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life.
- Oscar Wilde

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Fresh, clean, joy.

Fresh clean sheets are one of life's small joys.
- Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

Friday, February 6, 2009


It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Always and never the same.

Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A good deed in a naughty world.

How far that little candle throws its beams, So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
- Shakespeare.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ritual to sleep.

For sleep, one needs endless depths of blackness to sink into; daylight is too shallow, it will not cover one. 
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Monday, February 2, 2009

Buildings and People.

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.
- Winston Churchill

Sunday, February 1, 2009


An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted
Arthur Miller