Posts Tagged With: Intelligence

TELL ME

 

“Hatred is something peculiar.
You will always find it strongest and most violent
where there is the lowest degree of culture.”

 

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in Paris in May 2019.


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WOMAN

 

“You had the power all along my dear.”

 

~ Glinda the Good Witch (The Wizard of Oz ~ L. Frank Baum) ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in May 2019.


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THE SLAVE

 

“If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?”

 

~ Mary Astell ~

 

Digitally edited and enhanced image created from an original photo (detail) of the painting “A vendre, esclaves au Caire” by Jean-Léon Gérôme taken in Paris in June 2019.


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HATS OFF TO GOD

 

“Religion: A daughter of Hope and Fear,
explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.”

 

~ Ambrose Bierce ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in January 2020.


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WAG THE DOG

 

“Any man can make mistakes,
but only an idiot persists in his error.”

 

~Marcus Tullius Cicero ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a Neolithic dog burial taken in February 1988.


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SHEEP

 

“I hate all men, the ones because they are mean and vicious,
and the others for being complaisant with the vicious ones.”

 

~ Moliere ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art taken in Paris in December 2019.


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LA FEMME QUI LIT

 

“A well-read woman is a dangerous creature.”

 

~ Lisa Kleypas ~

 

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BRICK BY BRICK

 

“There is no darkness but ignorance.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in April 2019.


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RISE UP

 

“Life shrinks or expands
in proportion with one’s courage.”

 

~ Anaïs Nin ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art by Gregos taken in Paris in May 2017.


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MISANTHROPE

 

“Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity,
and I am not yet completely sure about the universe.”

 

~ quote attributed to Albert Einstein

by Frederick S. Perls ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art taken in Berlin in January 2018.


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EYESWIDE

 

“Living is easy with eyes closed,
misunderstanding all you see.”

 

~ John Lennon ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art taken in Paris in May 2018.


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UN VIE VOLÉE

 

“What I want from life
is not always what life wants from me.”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art taken in Paris in June 2018.


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DANS LE STYLE DES MAMMOUTHS

 

“In pushing other species to extinction,
humanity is busy sawing off the limb on which it perches.”

 

~ Paul R. Ehrlich ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a ceramic creation by Ule Ewelt taken in Paris in June 2018.


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THE MILK OF HUMAN KINDNESS

 

“Billions of years from now our sun,
then a distended red giant star,
will have reduced Earth to a charred cinder.
But the Voyager record will still be largely intact,
in some other remote region of the Milky Way galaxy,
preserving a murmur of an ancient civilization that once flourished.”

 

~ Carl Sagan ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a natural calcite formation taken in the Musée de Minéralogie in Paris in May 2018.


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NEVEREVERMORE

 

“Gun violence is real.
People don’t come back.”

 

~ Stevie Wonder ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris in May 2018.


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RAVEN, OH RAVEN

 

“Quoth the Raven, Nevermore.”

 

~ Edgar Allen Poe ~

 

Digitally enhanced image cropped and created from an original photo taken in September 2016.


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SMALL HANDS

 

“Trump’s America is brutal, perverse, regressive, insular and afraid.
There is no hope in it; there is no light in it.
It is a vast expanse of darkness and desolation.”

 

~ Charles M. Blow ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a crop of an original photo of street art taken in Mainz Kastel, Germany in July 2017.


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A SEA OF HUMANITY

 

“Anyone who believes exponential growth
can go on forever in a finite world
is either a madman or an economist.”

 

~ Kenneth E. Boulding ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of art on a preserved section of the Berlin Wall taken in Berlin in January 2018.


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TONIGHT

 

“Don’t be bashful with ladies while young
and retreat altogether as you grow older.
Grow bolder with the years: advance, advance.
Be a dirty old man and be proud of it.”

 

~ Issac Asimov ~

 

Digitally enhanced composite image created from original photos of street art on the Rue du Marché des Blancs Monteaux taken in Paris in September 2017.


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A FERTILE MIND

 

Bodies devoid of mind are as statues in the market place.”

 

~ Euripides ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in August 2017.


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