quote of the day


Random quote of the day:

“This is the only real maturity there is: the maturity of struggling beyond the physical world and discovering that you’re also at home somewhere else. As for immaturity, that’s when we grow old and empty because we’ve missed the opportunities life always brings for making conscious contact with the timeless.”

—Peter Kingsley, In the Dark Places of Wisdom

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Random quote of the day:

“Fantasy is true, of course. It isn’t factual, but it is true. Children know that. Adults know it too, and that is precisely why many of them are afraid of fantasy. They know that its truth challenges, even threatens, all that is false, all that is phony, unnecessary, and trivial in the life they have let themselves be forced into living. They are afraid of dragons, because they are afraid of freedom.”

—Ursula K. LeGuin, The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction

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Random quote of the day:

“Poverty is an anomaly to rich people. It is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.”

—Walter Bagehot, ”The Waverly Novels,” The Works and Life of Walter Bagehot, Vol. III

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Random quote of the day:

“In a century like our own, multifariously occupied with trivialities and so highly charged with shattering possibilities, one may profitably inquire what latent quality in at least some of us stimulates, from time to time, a meticulous re-appraisal of the beliefs and performances of our forefathers. It may well be a deep-seated awareness that even matters of Fairie, being less disturbing than those of nuclear physics, tend to provide a modicum of balance and sanity in an age that has already demonstrated, pretty conclusively, its ability to obliterate itself.”

—Alasdair Alpin MacGregor, Land of the Mountain and the Flood

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Random quote of the day:

“Always we want to learn from the outside, from absorbing other people’s knowledge. It’s safer that way. The trouble is that it’s always other people’s knowledge. We already have everything we need to know, in the darkness inside ourselves. The longing is what turns us inside out until we find the sun and the moon and stars inside.”

—Peter Kingsley, In the Dark Places of Wisdom 

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Random quote of the day:

“Forever – is composed of Nows —
‘Tis not a different time —”

—Emily Dickinson “Forever is composed of Nows”

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Random quote of the day:

“During the 60’s, I think, people forgot what emotions were supposed to be. And I don’t think they’ve ever remembered. I think that once you see emotions from a certain angle you can never think of them as real again.”

—Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol 

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Random quote of the day:

“No pain means the end of feeling; each of our joys is a bargain with the devil.”

—Charles Bukowski, Notes of A Dirty Old Man

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Random quote of the day:

“What everyone ignores—that’s where wisdom lies.”

—Peter Kingsley, In the Dark Places of Wisdom

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Random quote of the day:

“Good seanchaidhthe—storytellers—never really tell you anything…. They set the fire in the hearth; they draw the chairs in close; they shut all the windows so the old lore doesn’t fall in the wrong ears. They fill the room with a sense of ease, a sense of all being as it should be. The words, when they spill quietly out of the mouth of the one who has been entrusted with them, dance in the space, at one with the flames of the fire. It is, as always, up to those who listen to do with them what they will.”

—Kerri ní Dochartaigh, Thin Places

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