“Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.”
-Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet (1792-1822).
“To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up. “
—Ogden Nash, poet (1902-1971).
“Poetry, beauty, romance, love… these are what we stay alive for.”
“The soul, like the square root of minus 1, is an impossibility that has its uses.”
“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. ”
Nothing can make injustice just but mercy.
“I tell writers to keep reading, reading, reading. Read widely and deeply. And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters. And only write what you love. ”
“Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry. ”
“To love is not a passive thing. To love is active voice. When I love I do something, I function, I give. I do not love in order that I may be loved back again, but for the creative joy of loving. And every time I do so love I am freed, at least a little, by the outgoing of love, from enslavement to that most intolerable of master, myself.”
—Bernard Iddings Bell
- The Active Voice (mattswritingcorner.wordpress.com)
“The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Quote(s) of the Day – Ralph Waldo Emerson on Friendship, Virtue and Success (schnik.it)
- Thursday Thanks – Wisdom of Experience (thekindnesskronicles.wordpress.com)
“What love we’ve given, we’ll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity. ”
“True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.”
Laugh, and the world laughs with you; / Weep, and you weep alone. / For this brave old earth must borrow its mirth, / But has trouble enough of its own.-Ella Wheeler Wilcox, poet (1850-1919)
- A Mirthful Defense (leftperspectives.com)
- “Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox (jessagill.wordpress.com)
- March is International Mirth Month (autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com)
“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
—Bible, Paul, 1 Corinthians, 13: 4-7.
- Pursue Love (waltbrite.wordpress.com)
- Perfection of Love (bibletweets.wordpress.com)
- Love Is… (thecovenantof1.wordpress.com)
- Love Never Fails (gbpan.wordpress.com)
- 3.30.2012: Moving Beyond Mere Commemoration of Lent (purposedprincess.wordpress.com)
- 1 Corinthians 13 – Negative Paraphrase (ajong14.wordpress.com)
- THE GREATEST IS LOVE-1Corinthians 13 (ioan17.wordpress.com)
“I think love has something to do with allowing a person you claim to love to enter a larger arena than the one you create for them. ”
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Hate is a dead thing. Who of you would be a tomb? –Kahlil Gibran, poet and artist (1883-1931)
- Kahlil Gibran, On Progress (kathrynrubidoux.wordpress.com)
- Children by Kahlil Gibran (sapphonian.wordpress.com)
- Marriage ~ A Poem by Kahlil Gibran (milenanik3.wordpress.com)
- Kahlil Gibran (crystalmoons.wordpress.com)
- Children by Kahlil Gibran (blessedlywoman.wordpress.com)
- Kahlil Gibran, on children (ns2gs.wordpress.com)
- Beauty and Ugliness (ideadevv.wordpress.com)0lm
“Love does not dominate; it cultivates. ”
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
- Young Goethe in Love: In fact, just another love story (alwaysquestionauthority.wordpress.com)
- Goethe (nataljakrassawina.wordpress.com)
- Young Goethe in Love: Germany’s Sturm und Drang Rock Star (seattleweekly.com)
- Love Quote of the Day (andreacalleblog.com)
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
– Antoine de Saint Exupéry
“Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry.”
-William Butler Yeats, writer, Nobel laureate (1865-1939).
When I feel inclined to read poetry, I take down my dictionary. The poetry of words is quite as beautiful as the poetry of sentences. The author may arrange the gems effectively, but their shape and lustre have been given by the attrition of ages. –Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., writer and physician (1809-1894)
THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A STUPID QUESTION
All the good questions have been asked.
Am I my brother’s keeper?
Are you my pork chop?
What’s a guy gotta do to get a drink around here?
I’ve been dreaming about my brother,
who lived on Crete. I dragged him out of the surf,
dead drunk, 150-pound carp, but hairier
& muttering every pariah’s secret,
“I’m a creep. I’m a creep.”
Do dreams begin responsibilities?
Frere Jacques, Frere Jacques, dormez vous?
A squalid rented room,
the furniture shrouded in wax paper.
Who’s to blame? A stupid question.
Brother Jon, Jon, my brother, are you sleeping?
Poetry is the art of saying what you mean but disguising it. –Diane Wakoski, poet (b. 1937).
Poetry, indeed, cannot be translated; and, therefore, it is the poets that preserve the languages; for we would not be at the trouble to learn a language if we could have all that is written in it just as well in a translation. But as the beauties of poetry cannot be preserved in any language except that in which it was originally written, we learn the language. –Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784).