Posts Tagged With: History

FOUR BEFORE TWELVE

 

“Overconsumption and overpopulation underlie
every environmental problem we face today.”

 

~ Jacques Yves Cousteau ~

 

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THE SKIN OF CONSCIOUSNESS

 
“Close your eyes and see the beauty.”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

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A GRAVITY OF LANGUAGE

 

Words, too, have genuine substance –
mass and weight and specific gravity.”

 

~ Tim O’Brien ~

 

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IN THE FLICKERING LIGHT

 

“If you look at Paleolithic cave paintings, you see how
people were depicted inside nature, not outside it.
It was a kind of dream time…”

 

~ Gregory Colbert ~

 

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STILL DELUDED AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

 

“A rational army would run away.” 

 

~ Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu ~

 

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WASTED OPPORTUNITY

 

“…people choose to live in darkness, praying for a candle,
when all they really have to do is open their eyes…”

 

~ nightpoet ~

 

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SCHADENFREUDE

 

“Who controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present controls the past.”

 

~ George Orwell ~

 

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NEITHER HERE NOR THERE

 
“The more powerful and original a mind,
the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”

 

~ Aldous Huxley ~

 

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AFTERLIFE

 

“Memory is the only afterlife I have ever believed in.
But the forgetting inside us cannot be stopped.
We are programmed to betray.”

 

~ Michael Ignatieff ~

 

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BEFORE THE DOOM

 

“Love bears it out even to the edge of doom.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

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REVOLUTION IS FOREVER

 

“True revolution comes from true revulsion;
when things get bad enough the kitten will kill the lion.”

 

~ Charles Bukowski ~

 

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AGELESS AM I

 

“The planet is fine. The people are fucked.”

 

~ George Carlin ~

 

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EMPIRES

 

“We’re doomed to repeat the past no matter what.
That’s what it is to be alive.”

 

~ Kurt Vonnegut ~

 

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MAMMOTH STEAKS

 

“Love melts the rigor which the rocks have bred;
a flint will break upon a feather bed.”

 

~ John Cleveland ~

 

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THEM THAT’S GOT SHALL HAVE

 

“Behind every great fortune is a crime.”

 

~ Honore de Balzac ~

 

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OTHER WORLDS

 

“There are times when we stop, we sit still.
We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.”

 

~ James Carroll ~

 

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CAPITALISM MUST DIE

 

“When it comes time to hang the capitalists, they will sell us the rope.”

 

~ Joseph Stalin ~

 

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CREATIVITY

 

“The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.”

 

~ Leonardo da Vinci ~

 

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THE IDES

 

“A great civilization is not conquered from without
until it has destroyed itself from within.”

 

~ Ariel Durant ~

 

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THE EXPERIMENT

 

“We are like butterflies that flutter for a day and think it is forever.”

 

– Carl Sagan ~

 

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