Random quote of the day:

“QUIXOTIC, adj. Absurdly chivalric, like Don Quixote. An insight into the beauty and excellence of this incomparable adjective is unhappily denied to him who has the misfortune to know that the gentleman’s name is pronounced Ke-ho-tay.

—Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

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Random quote of the day:

“In a time of drastic change one can be too preoccupied with what is ending or too obsessed with what seems to be beginning. In either case one loses touch with the present and with its obscure but dynamic possibilities. You do not need to know what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and embrace them with courage, faith and hope. In such an event, courage is the authentic form taken by love.

—Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander

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Random quote of the day:

“In the end, the truth always wins out. It always does, no matter how many times you tell a story that isn’t true. In the end, the truth comes out. There’s either video evidence or photographic evidence. I think the American people are smart consumers.

—Gayle King, Women’s Wear Daily, February 23, 2017

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Random quote of the day:

“History, mythology, and folktales are filled with stories of people punished for saying the truth. Only the Fool, exempt from society’s rules, is allowed to speak with complete freedom.

—Jane Hirshfield, Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry

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“I need scritches, Mom.”

 

Random quote of the day:

“Things keep their secrets.

—Heraclitus, Fragment 10 (tr. Brooks Haxton)

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Random quote of the day:

“Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.

—Rebecca West, The Court and the Castle

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Random quote of the day:

“Our freedom is threatened every time one of our young people is killed by another child…every time a person gets stopped and beaten by the police because of the color of their skin.”

—Rosa Parks, the Library of Congress website,
https://www.loc.gov/exhibitions/rosa-parks-in-her-own-words/about-this-exhibition/detroit-1957-and-beyond/

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Random quote of the day:

“We too often coerce [dreams] with interpretation, drag them into too harsh a light, and harness them to the ego in order to strengthen its perspective. No wonder we forget dreams—they resist recollection because they do not wish to be pressed into the ego’s service, to be literalized and, alas, demonized.

—Patrick Harper, Daimonic Reality

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Random quote of the day:

“Every civilization carries the seeds of its own destruction, and the same cycle shows in them all. The Republic is born, flourishes, decays into plutocracy, and is captured by the shoemaker whom the mercenaries and millionaires make into a king. The people invent their oppressors, and the oppressors serve the function for which they are invented.”

—Mark Twain, Mark Twain in Eruption

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