May 31, 2016

Ian Hornak: My idea...

My idea of a perfect surrealist painting is one in which every detail is perfectly realistic, yet filled with a surrealistic, dreamlike mood. And the viewer himself can't understand why that mood exists, because there are no dripping watches or grotesque shapes as reference points. That is what I'm after: that mood which is apart from everyday life, the type of mood that one experiences at very special moments.
/Ian Hornak/

May 30, 2016

C. G. Jung: Unfortunately, there...

Unfortunately, there can be no doubt that man is, on the whole, less good than he imagines himself or wants to be. Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual's conscious life, the blacker and darker it is. If an inferiority is conscious, one always has a chance to correct it… But if it is repressed and isolated from consciousness, it never gets corrected… No one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
/C. G. Jung/

May 26, 2016

Gerald G. Jampolsky: When I...

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
/Gerald G. Jampolsky/

May 24, 2016

Oscar Wilde: Paradoxically though...

Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
/Oscar Wilde/

May 23, 2016

Karl Radek: Life provides...

Life provides material for its agitation which makes its general views comprehensible to the masses.
/Karl Radek/

May 22, 2016

Seneca: A happy...

A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
/Seneca/

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor: Why was...

Why was it that the more advanced a civilization became in conquering sickness, the more expert it became in the destruction of human life? Was there ever a golden age, anywhere, where science was advanced and men were humane? Were the two incompatible some how?
/Phyllis Reynolds Naylor/

May 21, 2016

George Eliot: The beginning...

The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.
/George Eliot/

May 20, 2016

Lynn Redgrave: But I'm...

But I'm looking at life, and I'm putting nothing off.
/Lynn Redgrave/

May 19, 2016

Samuel Johnson: Almost every...

Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep.
/Samuel Johnson/

May 18, 2016

Henry James: If I...

If I were to live my life over again, I would be an American. I would steep myself in America, I would know no other land.
/Henry James/

Naomi Campbell: I live...

I live my life day by day, and that's how I continue to live it.
/Naomi Campbell/

May 17, 2016

Reba McEntire: To succeed...

To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.
/Reba McEntire/

Roald Dahl: All through...

All through my school life I was appalled by the fact that masters and senior boys were allowed quite literally to wound other boys, and sometimes very severely.
/Roald Dahl/

Miguel de Unamuno: Suffering is...

Suffering is the substance of life and the root of personality, for it is only suffering that makes us persons.
/Miguel de Unamuno/