“Everybody likes to go their own way – to choose their own time and manner of devotion.”
Jane Austen
(Dec 16, 1775 – Jul 18, 1817)


“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
Oscar Wilde
(Oct. 16, 1854 – Nov. 30, 1900)


“Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves.”
Jane Austen
(Dec 16, 1775 – Jul 18, 1817)


“The wild and windy night that the rain washed away,
Has left a pool of tears crying for the day.
Why leave me standing here?
Let me know the way.”
The Beatles
“The Long & Winding Road”, Let It Be, May 1970


“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”
Ernest Hemingway
(July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961)


“More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads.  One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness.  The other, to total extinction.
Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”
Woody Allen
(b. Dec 1, 1935)


“Knowing that conscious decisions and personal memory are much too small a place to live, every human being streams at night into the loving nowhere…
Or during the day, in some absorbing work.”
Mawlānā Jalāl-ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī


“We are like highly trained athletes, who never run a race.”
Paul Samuelson
(May 15, 1915 – Dec 13, 2009)


“Where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incident, chaos will soon reign.”
Victor Hugo
(Feb 26, 1802 – May 22, 1885)


“I’ve travelled all around the world to see the rivers and the mountains, and I’ve spent a lot of money. I have gone to great lengths, I have seen everything, but I forgot to see just outside my house a dewdrop on a little blade of grass, a dewdrop which reflects in its convexity the whole universe around you.”
Rabindranath Tagore
(May 9, 1861 – Aug. 7, 1941)
Book jacket inscription to a young Satyajit Ray


“None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882)


“…Try to realize it’s all within yourself,
No-one else can make you change.
And to see you’re really only very small,
And life flows on within you and without you…”
The Beatles
“Within You Without You”, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Jun 1967


“The goal ever recedes from us. The greater the progress the greater the recognition of our unworthiness. Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.”
Mahatma Gandhi
(Oct. 2, 1869 – Jan. 30, 1948 )
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“…Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my open mind – possessing and caressing me…
Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box.
They tumble blindly as they make their way across the universe…”
The Beatles
“Across The Universe”, Let It Be, May 1970


“Courage is grace under pressure.”
Ernest Hemingway
(July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961)


Mark Twain TN
“Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thought that is forever flowing through one’s head.”
Mark Twain
(Nov. 30, 1835 – Apr. 21, 1910)


“…Purple haze all in my brain.
Lately things don’t seem the same.
Actin’ funny but I don’t know why.
Scuse me while I kiss the sky…”
Jimi Hendrix
“Purple Haze”, Are You Experienced ?, May 1967


“…Walked out this morning,
Don’t believe what I saw.
A hundred billion bottles,
Washed up on the shore.
Seems I’m not alone in being alone.
A hundred billion castaways,
Looking for a home…”
The Police
“Message In A Bottle”, Reggatta de Blanc, Oct 1979


“…The sky is clearing and the night has cried enough.
The sun he comes the world so often up.
Rejoice, rejoice, we have no choice but to carry on…”
“Carry On”, Déjà Vu, Mar 1970
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“Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.”
Mawlānā Jalāl-ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī


“Ideas are inherently conservative. They yield not to the attack of other ideas but to the massive onslaught of circumstance with which they cannot contend.”
John Kenneth Galbraith
The Affluent Society“, 1958


“…Long you live and high you fly.
And smiles you’ll give and tears you’ll cry.
And all you touch and all you see.
Is all your life will ever be…”
Pink Floyd
“Breathe”, The Dark Side Of The Moon, Mar 1973
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“…You’re old enough some people say,
To read the signs and walk away.
It’s only time that heals the pain,
And makes the sun come out again.
It’s raining again….”
“It’s Raining Again”, Famous Last Words, Oct 1982
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“When he has the power to see things detached from self-interest and from the insistent claims of the lust of the senses, then alone can he have the true vision of the beauty that is everywhere.”
Rabindranath Tagore
(May 9, 1861 – Aug. 7, 1941)


“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.”
Aldous Huxley
(Jul. 26, 1894 – Nov. 22, 1963)


keller TN
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
Helen Keller
(Jun. 27, 1880 – Jun. 1, 1968 )


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