Hmmm Quotes

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.- Benjamin Franklin quotes

 

A hunter of shadows, himself a shade.- Homer quotes

 

The departing world leaves behind... not an heir, but a pregnant widow.- Alexander Ivanovich Herzen quotes

 

You think you are killing me. I think you are committing suicide.- Antonio Porchia quotes

 

He who does not fill his world with phantoms remains alone.- Antonio Porchia quotes

 

My heaviness comes from the heights.- Antonio Porchia quotes

 

You purchase pain with all that joy can give, and die of nothing but a rage to live.- Alexander Pope quotes

 

He who holds me by a thread is not strong; the thread is strong.- Antonio Porchia quotes

 

They have stopped deceiving you, not loving you. And it seems to you that they have stopped loving you.- Antonio Porchia quotes

 

I would go to heaven, but I would take my hell; I would not go alone.- Antonio Porchia quotes

 

I am the vessel. The draft is God's. And God is the thirsty one.- Dag Hammarskjold quotes

 

Nothing is not only nothing. It is also our prison.- Antonio Porchia quotes

 

My great day came and went, I do not know how. Because it did not pass through dawn when it came, nor through dusk when it went.-Antonio Porchia quotes

 

You are sad because they abandon you and you have not fallen.- Antonio Porchia quotes

 

You're only as sick as your secrets.- Anonymous quotes

 

Night and morning are making promises to each other which neither will be able to keep. - Richard Shelton

 

I imagine that yes is the only living thing. - E.E. Cummings

 

Ink smears, as thoughts sometimes do. - Terri Guillemets

 

Never mind. The self is the least of it. Let our scars fall in love. - Galway Kinnell

 

Her hearing was keener than his, and she heard silences he was unaware of. - D.M. Thomas

 

Silence moves faster when it's going backward. - Jean Cocteau

 

We are asleep with compasses in our hands. - W.S. Merwin

 

If only I could leave everything as it is, without moving a single star or a single cloud. Oh, if only I could! - Antonio Porchia, Voces

 

Sharp nostalgia, infinite and terrible, for what I already possess. - Juan Ramon Jimenez

 

[T]he departing world leaves behind... not an heir, but a pregnant widow. - Alexander Ivanovich Herzen

 

Two and two the mathematician continues to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five. - James McNeill Whistler

 

We are never prepared for what we expect. - James A. Michener

 

The universe is simmering down, like a giant stew left to cook for four billion years. Sooner or later we won't be able to tell the carrots from the onions. - Arthur Bloch

 

As I was walking up the stair,
I met a man who wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today.
I wish, I wish he'd go away.
- Hugh Mearns

 

It has been said repeatedly that one can never, try as he will, get around to the front of the universe. Man is destined to see only its far side, to realize nature only in retreat. - Loren Eiseley

 

We have met the enemy and they are us! - Walt Kelly

 

Our dream dashes itself against the great mystery like a wasp against a window pane. Less merciful than man, God never opens the window. - Jules Renard

 

Fear is a cloak which old men huddle about their love, as if to keep it warm. - William Wordsworth

 

You can owe nothing, if you give back its light to the sun. - Antonio Porchia

 

the high cost of
living isnt so bad if you
dont have to pay for it
- Don Marquis

 

Take the so-called standard of living. What do most people mean by "living"? They don't mean living. They mean the latest and closest plural approximation to singular prenatal passivity which science, in its finite but unbounded wisdom, has succeeded in selling their wives. - E.E. Cummings

 

You're only as sick as your secrets. - Author Unknown

Those who gave away their wings are sad not to see them fly. - Antonio Porchia

 

Clouds, birds, tree tops
The freedom of being on high
Closer to the sun
Further from the slum,
But farther to fall when they die.
- Carrie Latet

 

All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed waste-paper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing. - D.H. Lawrence

 

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, 1943

 

The beginning of all wisdom is to look fixedly on clothes, or even with armed eyesight, till they become transparent. - Thomas Carlyle

 

I believe if I should die, and you were to walk near my grave, from the very depths of the earth I would hear your footsteps. - Benito Perez Galdos

 

You are sad because they abandon you and you have not fallen. - Antonio Porchia

 

Another way of approaching the thing is to consider it unnamed, unnameable. - Francis Ponge

 

Invent a past for the present. - Daniel Stern

 

My great day came and went, I do not know how. Because it did not pass through dawn when it came, nor through dusk when it went. - Antonio Porchia, Voces

 

Nothing is not only nothing. It is also our prison. - Antonio Porchia, Voces,

 

A hunter of shadows, himself a shade. - Homer

 

The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. - Susan Sontag

 

Within your lifetime will, perhaps,
As souvenirs from distant suns
Be carried back to earth some maps
Of planets and you'll find that one's
So hard to color that you've got
To use five crayons. Maybe, not.
- Marlow Sholander, "Maybe"

 

No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it. - Terry Pratchett

 

I wish I could have known earlier that you have all the time you'll need right up to the day you die. - William Wiley

 

I am the vessel. The draft is God's. And God is the thirsty one. - Dag Hammarskjold

 

The first step... shall be to lose the way. - Galway Kinnell

 

Psychoanalysis and Zen, in my private psychic geometry, are equal to nicotine. They are anti-existential. Nicotine quarantines one out of existence. - Norman Mailer

 

The Great Way has no gate.
Clear water has no taste.
The tongue has no bone.
In complete stillness, a stone girl is dancing. - Seung Sahn

He who does not fill his world with phantoms remains alone. - Antonio Porchia, Voces

 

I would go to heaven, but I would take my hell; I would not go alone. - Antonio Porchia, Voces

 

Love, she said, should be said more slowly, and ran from the house. Words could not catch her as such. Honesty is so slow, that is the trouble. - Author Unknown

 

They have stopped deceiving you, not loving you. And it seems to you that they have stopped loving you. - Antonio Porchia

 
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