Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so." Gore Vidal

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Don't let schooling interfere with your education." Mark Twain

Monday, August 29, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Quote of the Day

"You have wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream, and that dream lies within another, and so on, to infinity, which is the number of grains of sand. The path that you are to take is endless, and you will die before you have truly awakened." Jorge Luis Borges

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall." Ray Bradbury

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Quote of the Day

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Eating Poetry (By Rumi, translated by Robert Bly)

My poems resemble the bread of Egypt--one night
passes over it, and you can't eat it anymore.

So gobble them down now, while they're still fresh,
before the dust of the world settles on them.

Where a poem belongs is here, in the warmth of the chest;
out in the world it dies of cold.

You've seen a fish--put him on dry land,
he quivers for a few minutes, and then is still.

And even if you eat my poems while they're still fresh,
you still have to bring forward many images yourself.

Actually, friend, what you're eating is your own imagination.
These are not just a bunch of old proverbs.