Sunday, October 28, 2007

Greenpagan’s Quotidian Quotations:


Motto: My loyalty is reserved for the country with the most generous social safety net.

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Better they shouldn’t even know we’re here. -- old Jewish saying

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“If you have the story, tell it. If you don’t have the story, write it.” -- Paul Sann, late Executive Editor of the old New York Post then owned and published by Dorothy Schiff (c. 1960s-70s).

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If you’ve got the muck, I’ve got the rake…

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“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.” --Leonardo Da Vinci

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"Study the past if you would define the future." -- Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)

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“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” -- Winston Churchill

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When and under what circumstances is it morally acceptable to respond to The Oppressor with violence?

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"A good body with a dull brain is as cheap as life itself." -- Batiatus (from the movie Spartacus)

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The sky isn’t falling. But the bottom’s dropping out…

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"This age thinks better of a gilded fool than of a threadbare saint in wisdom's school!" -- Thomas Dekker


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"Nothing is more real than nothing." -- Samuel Beckett, Malone Dies (New York: Grove, 1956; p. 16).

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“The dignity of truth is lost with much protesting.” -- Ben Jonson, Catilene’s Conspiracy III, ii.

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Bastian - But it's only a story. It's not real. It's only a story. […]
The Empress - Bastian! Why don't you do what you dreamed Bastian?
Bastian - But I can't! I have to keep my feet on the ground.

-- The Neverending Story

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