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The Real Work, Wendell Berry

It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one …

Oh, Mr Pepys, well said (Quote)

Up, and all day long, but at dinner, at the Office, at work, till I was almost blind, which makes my heart sad. — http://www.pepysdiary.com/archive/1668/07/23/ Follow @deborah_b

Kitsch is

Art is demolition; kitsch is the corpse left when art loses its anger. — Robert Stoller Follow @deborah_b

Mmmm, pie.

There’s this big pie in show business, and you physically can’t eat the whole pie. If you give everybody a slice of pie, you will still have more than enough. The real trick is not to try to get the whole pie, but to keep the biggest slice. — Jay …

Just sayin’

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance. — Anthony J. D’Angelo Follow @deborah_b

Mountains and molehills

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-44), French writer Follow @deborah_b

Or just damn good fun

“But so it is, that there is a secret affinity, a hankering after evil in the human mind, and that it takes a perverse, but a fortunate delight in mischief, since it is a never-failing source of satisfaction. Pure good soon grows insipid, wants variety and spirit. Pain is a …


I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. — Albert Einstein Follow @deborah_b

This here world

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. — James Branch Cabell Follow @deborah_b

You said it, sista

From moviequotes: The American Film Institute lists its top 100 movie quotes. You’ll find the first 25 in the article over here. Before you click, tell me this: which movie line just popped into your head first? Follow @deborah_b

BoingBoing gets crabs

http://www.boingboing.net/2005/05/26/spider_crabs_10_deep.html At night they sway and wander in the waters far under, But morning rolls them in the foam. — Kenneth Slessor, Beach Burial Follow @deborah_b

Nietzsche weighs in

Nietzsche sez: “Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!” ‘Course, that crazy, dead bastard also comments: “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an …

Understandably, I couldn’t resist

OK, I promise to try not to post another overheardnyc entry. In the meantime: User: overheardnyc Date: 2005-02-28 21:56 Subject: When “Go Fuck Yourself” Is Just Not Enough Security: Public http://www.overheardinnewyork.com/archives/000940.html Bible Thwacker: Have you considered turning back to Jesus? Woman: Have you considered licking my clitoris? –Times Square Follow …


Having recently read The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque by Jeffrey Ford, where snowflakes have a role to play, I liked this exchange from overheardnyc: http://www.overheardinnewyork.com/archives/000922.html A mother and daughter catching snowflakes on their tongues. Mother: I caught one, did you catch one? Daughter: Yes! Mother: Mine was too small, it …