Posts Tagged With: Language

a purpose

 

“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand
as in what direction we are moving.”

 

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

 

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TOUR DE BABEL

 

“A bottomless pit of violence, a Tower of Babel
where all are speakers and no hearers.”

 

~ Alexander Smith ~

 

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WORDS LIKE CLAY

 

“I prefer the absurdity of writing poems
to the absurdity of not writing poems.”

 

~ Wisława Szymborska ~

 

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SING

 

“Singing, it’s like it’s like loving somebody,
it’s a supreme emotional and physical experience.”

 

~ Janis Joplin ~

 

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SITTING IN SILENCE

 

“Remember, writing poetry is like making love:
one will never know whether one’s own pleasure is shared.”

 

~ Cesare Pavese ~

 

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RIDDLES

 

“I am a man of few words, but many riddles.”

 

~ Frank Gorshin ~

 

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NO BOUNDARIES

 

“The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.”

 

~ Malcolm De Chazal ~

 

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OCCUPIED

 

“Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.”

 

~ Wallace Stevens ~

 

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WORLDLY POSSESSIONS

 

“A poet is, before anything else,
a person who is passionately in love with language.”

 

~ W. H. Auden ~

 

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LE PEINTRE

 

“I do not seek. I find.”

 

~ Pablo Picasso ~

 

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CREATIVITY

 

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

 

~ Leonardo da Vinci ~

 

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THE BEAST WITH TWO HEADS

 

“My heart is lost; the beasts have eaten it.”

 

~ Charles Baudelaire ~

 

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RAMEAUX

 

“I hear the wind among the trees playing the celestial symphonies;
I see the branches downward bent, like keys of some great instrument.”

 

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

 

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YOU’RE FUCKING, NOT WRITING POETRY

 

“I wouldn’t recommend sex, drugs, or insanity for everyone,
but they’ve always worked for me.”

 

~ Hunter S. Thompson ~

 

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GIFT OF TONGUES

 

“Language fits over experience like a straight-jacket.”

 

~ William Golding ~

 

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WORDS LIKE CLAY

 

“I prefer the absurdity of writing poems
to the absurdity of not writing poems.”

 

~ Wisława Szymborska ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a Roman burial urn taken in Mainz, Germany in July 1987.


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LA SYNTAXE PSYCHÉDÉLIQUE

 

“No one means all he says,
and yet very few say all they mean,
for words are slippery and thought is viscous.”

 

~ Henry Brooks Adams ~

 

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SARASWATI

 

“A mind is a fire to be kindled,
not a vessel to be filled.”

 

~ Plutarch ~

 

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SENTIMENTS CACHES

 

“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses,
just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

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TOUR DE BABEL

 

“A bottomless pit of violence,
a Tower of Babel where all
are speakers and no hearers.”

 

~ Alexander Smith ~

 

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