John Clare: Second edition

“If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs.”
—John Clare.

Pablo Neruda: When I fall asleep, your eyes close

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
—Pablo Neruda.

Nikolas Tesla: Dizzier heights

“With ideas it is like with dizzy heights you climb: At first they cause you discomfort and you are anxious to get down, distrustful of your own powers, but soon the remoteness of the turmoil of life and the inspiring influence of the altitude calm your blood, your step gets firm and sure and you begin to look – for dizzier heights.”
—Nikolas Tesla.

Satchel Paige: Social ramble ain’t restful

“1) Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood. 2) If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts. 3) Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move. 4) Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society. The social ramble ain’t restful. 5) Avoid running at all times. 6) Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.”
—Satchel Paige.