life


Random quote of the day:

“The senseless destruction of living things and all the sorrows of humanity count for nothing in the great whole.—The death of a sensitive man expiring in the company of his disconsolate friends, and that of a butterfly cut down by the chill morning air inside the calyx of a flower, are similar moments in the course of nature. Man is nothing but a phantom, a shadow, a mist that scatters in the air.”

—Xavier de Maistre, Journey Around My Room (tr. Stephen Sartarelli)

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Random quote of the day:

“I wanted to live my life so that people would know unmistakably that I am alive, so that when I finally die people will know the difference for sure between my living and my death.”

—June Jordan, “Many Rivers to Cross,” Some of Us Did Not Die

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Random quote of the day:

Barter

Life has loveliness to sell—
   All beautiful and splendid things,
Blue waves whitened on a cliff,
   Climbing fire that sways and sings,
And children’s faces looking up
Holding wonder like a cup.

Life has loveliness to sell—
   Music like a curve of gold,
Scent of pine trees in the rain,
   Eyes that love you, arms that hold,
And for your spirit’s still delight,
Holy thoughts that star the night.

Spend all you have for loveliness,
   Buy it and never count the cost;
For one white singing hour of peace
   Count many a year of strife well lost,
And for a breath of ecstasy
Give all you have been or could be.

—Sara Teasdale

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Random quote of the day:

“Many men would take the death-sentence without a whimper, to escape the life-sentence which fate carries in her other hand.”

—T. E. Lawrence, The Mint

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Random quote of the day:

“The seeds that once were we take flight and fly,
Winnowed to earth, or whirled  along the sky,
Not lost but disunited. Life lives on.
It is the lives, the lives, the lives, that die.”

—Lucretius, Of the Nature of Things (tr.William Ellery Leonard)

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Random quote of the day:

“A writer can have, ultimately, one of two styles: he can write in a manner that implies death is inevitable, or he can write in a manner that implies that death is not inevitable….If you write as if you believe that ultimately you and everyone else alive will be dead, there is a chance that you will write in a pretty earnest style. Otherwise you are apt to be either pompous or soft. On the other hand, in order not to be a fool, you must believe that as much as death is inevitable life is inevitable.

—William Saroyan, preface to The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

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