Friday, July 10, 2009

Six Little Quoties

The eskimos had fifty-two names for snow
because it was important to them.

There ought to be as many for love.
-- Margaret Atwood

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Call it a dream. It does not change anything.
--Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Nobody realizes that some people expend
tremendous energy merely to be normal.

-- Albert Camus

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The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.
-- Swedish proverb.

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My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
-- Dalai Lama

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To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love.
But then, one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is
to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer.
To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer,
but suffering makes one unhappy.
Therefore, to be happy, one must love or love to suffer
or suffer from too much happiness.

-- Woody Allen


From Sunbeams: A Book of Quotations, Edited by Sy Safransky (Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 1990). These quotations originally appeared in the back pages of The Sun Magazine, in the section called "Sunbeams".

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