Posts tagged Positive Quote
Fundamentals | Tie A Knot

When you are at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.

Theodore Roosevelt

Excerpt | AS I AM.

as i am. all or not at all. 

joyce, j. (1922) ulysses

Excerpt | Sewers

among the different urban infrastructures, sewers are the most enigmatic. nobody exactly knows their layout and appearance, and people ignore how they function, even if modern sewers have been in use since the second half of the nineteenth century. sewers are perceived as something inaccessible, chaotic, a dangerous tool for waste management. this perception is due to the fact that people don't see the flow of the water anymore; they only imagine the foul and dangerous materials flowing through these artificial veins.


maria chiara pastore

Excerpt | The Day The Universe Change

man, with his new geometrical tool, was the measure of all things. the world was now available to standardisation. everything could be related to the same scale and described in terms of mathematical function instead of merely its philosophical quality...

if man were the measure of all things, then all things must surely be related to the measure of mean: his experiences, his observations, his points of view.


james burke

Excerpt | Advice From Dionysus

dig yourself a ditch, six
feet deep, and bury everything that you've ever
said, everything that you've never
meant, and everything that has
burned you and left you with nothing
but what's
left.


moon, s. (2013) the anatomy of being.

Excerpt | The Thing About December

a few girls acting like they were disgusted with the cool lads but you could tell they weren't, really,
and a couple of nervous-looking spastics standing to the side,
like bits of auld watery broccoli beside a plate of steak and chips


ryan, d. (2013) the thing about december.

Excerpt | Rodney Dangerfield

I came from a real tough neighbourhood.
Once a guy pulled a knife on me. I knew he wasn't a professional, the knife had butter on it.

Fundamentals | Aristotle

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

Excerpt | Socrates

I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.

Excerpt | Darkness

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness.
It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.

Mary Oliver

Excerpt | Beautiful People

Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.

Zusak, M. (2002) I Am The Messenger

Excerpt | Sadness

The sadness of the world has different ways of getting to people, but it seems to succeed almost every time.

Céline, Louis-Ferdinand (1932) Journey To The End Of The Night

Excerpt | Atticus

Never go in search of love,
go in search of life,
and life will find you the love you seek.

Excerpt | Private Library

Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That's part of what it means to be alive.
But inside our heads - at least that's where I imagine it - there's a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library.
And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards.
We have to dust things off every once in awhile, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases.
In other words, you'll live forever in your own private library.

Murakami, H. (2002) Kafka on the Shore

Excerpt | Dream

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less, but to dream more, to dream all the time.

Proust, M. (1982) Remembrance of Things Past Volume I

Excerpt | Under the Stars

There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.

Kerouac, J (1951) On the road

Excerpt | No Man Wise Man

There is no man...however wise, who has not at some period in his youth said things, or lived a life, the memory of which is so unpleasant to him that he would gladly expunge it. And yet he ought not entirely to regret it, because he cannot be certain that he has indeed become a wise man...

Proust, M. (1982) Remembrance of Things Past Volume I

Excerpt | Mirror

I’ll be your mirror, 
Reflect what you are, in case you don’t know, 
I’ll be the wind, the rain and the sunset,
The light on your door to show that you’re home.

Reed, L. I’ll be your mirror (1966)

Excerpt | Georgia O’Keefe

I found I could say things with colours and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way -
things I had no words for.