Thursday, December 31, 2009

Luisa and Thinker wish you a Happy New Year!!

Be yourself, everybody else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A city for me

Let the sofa be mountains, the carpet be sea,
There I'll establish a city for me.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Love match

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Monday, December 28, 2009

The city

The city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand.
Italo Calvino

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Illumined freedom.

Let my love like sunlight surround you, yet give you illumined freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore


The skylines lit up at dead of night, the air-conditioning systems
cooling empty hotels in the desert and artificial light in the middle
of the day all have something both demented and admirable about them.
The mindless luxury of a rich civilization, and yet of a civilization
perhaps as scared to see the lights go out as was the hunter in his
primitive night.
- Jean Baudrillard

Friday, December 25, 2009


Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
- Søren Kierkegaard

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

What if

What if, when this fog scatters and flies upward, the whole rotten,
slimy city goes with it, rises with the fog and vanishes like smoke.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

Silences and nights into words.

I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote
down. I made the whirling world stand still.
- Arthur Rimbaud

Monday, December 21, 2009

It stands as a scar.

Reading a book is only the first step in the relationship. After
you've finished it, the book enters on its real career. It stands
there as a badge, a blackmailer, a monument, a scar.
Anatole Broyard


But my memories are like a fire in winter—whenever I'm cold I can warm my hands at them.
- Madeleine L'Engle

Sunday, December 20, 2009


I have never been aware before how many faces there are. There are quantities of human beings, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The clear view

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Friday, December 18, 2009

The best mirror we've got

The best mirror is an old friend.
George Herbert

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The world is so empty

The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

White in my hair

I dread no more the first white in my hair, Or even age itself, the easy shoe, The cane, the wrinkled hands, the special chair: Time, doing this to me, may alter too My anguish, into something I can bear.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Love quote

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate; he who loves finds the gate open.
Rabindranath Tagore

Monday, December 14, 2009

Watching the moods

The poet is a man who lives at last by watching his moods. An old poet comes at last to watch his moods as narrowly as a cat does a mouse.
Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Love your choice.

Choose your love, Love your choice.
Thomas S. Monson

Wide sea

Wide sea, that one continuous murmur breeds along the pebbled shore of memory!
- Keats, John

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Happiness is like those palaces in fairytales whose gates are guarded
by dragons: We must fight in order to conquer it.
Alexandre Dumas

Hope is like a road

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when
many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
- Yutang Lin

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

people have been banned.

Human rights pale beside the rights of machines. In more and more
cities, especially in the great metropolises of the South, people have
been banned. Automobiles usurp human space, poison the air, and
frequently murder the interlopers who invade their conquered territory
-and no one lifts a finger to stop them. Is there a difference between
violence that kills by car and that which kills by knife or bullet?
- Eduardo Galeano

Tree at my window

Tree at my window, window tree, My sash is lowered when night comes
on; But let there never be curtain drawn Between you and me.
- Robert Frost

Monday, December 7, 2009

The neighborhood stores

The neighborhood stores are an important part of a city child's life.
- Betty Smith

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Love quote

You people with hearts have something to guide you, and need never do wrong; but I have no heart, and so I must be very careful.
Tin Woodman, from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The clown

A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that's just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it's a joke.
Søren Kierkegaard

Friday, December 4, 2009

For those who listen

The earth has music for those who listen.
William Shakespeare

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Urban landscapes

Space to walk is also space to think, and I think that's one thing landscapes give us: places to think longer, more uninterrupted thoughts or thoughts to a rhythm other than the staccato of navigating the city.
Rebecca Solnit

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Where the dreams are made

If you've ever wondered where your dreams come from when you go to sleep at night, just look around. This is where they are made.
Brian Selznick

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Like the palm tree

It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.
Sir Philip Sidney