Saturday, December 15, 2007

I'm only good for quotes, which is quite good enough, but bear with me anyway.

"...it's time for the day to be over. We throw our parties; we abandon our families to live alone in Canada; we struggle to write books that do not change the world, despite our gifts and our unstinting efforts, our most extravagant hopes. We live our lives, do whatever we do, and then we sleep - it's as simple and ordinary as that. A few jump out of windows or drown themselves or take pills; more die by accident; and most of us, the vast majority, are slowly devoured by some disease or, if we're very fortunate, by time itself. There's just this for consolation: an hour here or there when our lives seem, against all odds and expectations, to burst open and give us everything we've ever imagined, though everyone but children (and perhaps even they) know their hours will inevitably be followed by others, far darker and more difficult. Still, we cherish the city, the morning; we hope, more than anything, for more."

-- Michael Cunningham
The Hours

3 Comments:

Blogger Andrea said...

"I believe in music the way some people believe in fairy tales. The music is all around you, all you have to do is listen."
- August Rush

December 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law."

- Kant

December 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The miracle is not to walk on water.
The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now....

It is not a matter of faith; it is a matter of practice."

-- Thich Nhat Hanh

December 16, 2007  

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