and even more quotes

In Too lazy to assign a category on May 1, 2005 at 5:32 pm

Nothing has happened until it's described.
—Virginia Woolfe

Keeping an open mind is important, but not so open that your brain falls out.
—James Oberg, space engineer

I am for those tiny invisible loving human forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets . . . yet which, if given time, will rend the hardest monuments of human pride.
—Henry James

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get from it, but what they become by it.
—John Ruskin

To change one's life:
Start immediately.
Do it flamboyently.
No exceptions.
—Henry James

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.
—Martin Luther King

The artist is willing to give all his or her strength and life to probing with blunt instruments those same secrets no one can describe any way but with the instruments’ faint tracks.
—Annie Dillard

In ritual, the world as lived and the world as imagined turn out to be the same world.
—Clifford Geertz

A space is never about one thing. It is a place for many senses: sight, sound, touch and the unaccountable things that happen in between.
—Tadeo Ando

The impulse to create begins—often terribly and fearfully—in a tunnel of silence.
Adrienne Rich

Beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror we're still just able to bear
—Rainer Maria Rilke

American imagination demands the real thing and, to attain it, must fabricate the absolute fake.
—Umberto Eco

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
—André Gide

We must use what we have to invent what we desire.
—Adrienne Rich

It is no great accomplishment to hear a voice in the head. The accomplishment is to make sure that it is telling you the truth.
—Terrence McKenna

We are losing our ability to imagine and that is the quickest way of losing sight of the truth.
—Paul Bowles

The greatest distance between people is not space but culture.
—Jamake Highwater

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